The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.
Statement of intent
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address etc) in order to receive or use services on our web site. Such services include newsletters,sending postcards,downloading pictures and information.
Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. We treat any information you submit to us as confidential.
We never share, sell, rent, or lease any of your personal or business information to any third parties under any circumstances. We treat any information you submit to us as confidential.
Information on visitors
What is a cookie?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are harmless text files that web servers sometimes store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a site. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.
NB: Even if you haven't set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously until such time as you register for visitsierraleone.org services.
Use and storage of your personal information
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of visitsierraleone.org membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a visitsierraleone.org member. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Users 16 and under
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Visit Sierra Leone web site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.