Privacy Policy

Last update: 29th January 2021

Introduction and General Term: Thank you for visiting the Government of Montserrat’s Remote Worker Stamp website. 

We are committed to protecting your Personal Data (in future mentions, we will refer to this as your “Information”) when you are using our website. This Privacy Policy explains how the Government of Montserrat collects, records and uses information about you. It also explains the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. If you provide the Government of Montserrat with your Personal Data, you are giving your consent to accepting this Privacy Policy.

All information will be held and used in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”). If you would like to read more about the “Act”, you can do so HERE.

If you do not agree to anything set out in this Privacy Policy, you should not use this website.

1. Continuity of Service

The Government of Montserrat  makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, as to continuity of service. It reserves the right to suspend, terminate or otherwise alter access to some or all of the site’s services at any time and without notice. We update the Remote Worker Stamp website all the time and can change or remove content at any time without notice.

2. Ownership of Website Content

The Government of Montserrat owns the copyright for all of the content on this website. The trademarks, logos, images, and service marks of GOV.MS and its Subsidiaries that are used on this website are and shall remain the exclusive property of the Government of Montserrat and its Subsidiaries and may not be used without prior written permission.

All content on this website is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the Government of Montserrat, except where a different owner has been specifically indicated. The Government of Montserrat hereby grants permission to any user of this website to download content only for personal use for non-commercial purposes. However, users may not alter, modify, reproduce, display, publish, post, transmit, or distribute any of the content found on this website without the express written permission of the Government of Montserrat.

3. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Government of Monsterrat operates this site to inform users about its Remote Worker Stamp. The information contained herein is not intended as a substitute for qualified technical or engineering services and under no circumstances shall be deemed to constitute such services. Users should also note that Internet software including, but not limited to, browsers or even transmission problems can produce inaccurate or incomplete copies of documents when downloaded and displayed on a user’s computer.

The Government of Montserrat makes no warranties or representations of any kind, whether express or implied, as to the validity, accuracy, or reliability of any of the content found herein or on any other websites linked to or from this website. Any and all information contained herein or in such other websites is provided “AS IS” and 

4. What information will the Government of Montserrat collect about me? 

When you visit our website (on a mobile device, tablet or desktop), you may provide us with information personal to you, such as your name, your address, your email address, your mobile phone number, your date of birth, your passport details, your employment information and your criminal history (your “Information”). You may provide additional “Information” if you wish.

You may provide us with “Information” in a number of ways:

  • By subscribing to receive email, SMS or Push communications from us.
  • Via a third party’s website like Facebook or Ebay.
  • By completing the Remote Work Stamp application form.
  • By inputting your credit or debit card details or PayPal account – but only in order to complete a transaction.
  • By corresponding with our Customer Service team by email, live chat, in writing, on social media or telephone, in which case we may retain: the content of your emails, letters or conversations together with your title, name, email address, the social media username that you’re using, telephone number and our responses.

You may provide us with additional “Information” if you wish.

We also collect information about your device, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, the geographical location of your device, the pages on our website that you visit and in what sequence, and the date and length of your visit. This information is aggregated and it does not identify you as an individual. We do this to help improve your experience on our website.

5. What is the Government of Montserrat’s cookies policy?

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that is typically made up of letters and numbers. It is downloaded onto your device when you browse certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to that website on each visit following that. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device so that it can provide you with the best, most relevant experience. Many websites use cookies to help them to improve their website.

What information is collected and how do we use it?

Two different types of cookie are used on our website. Strictly Necessary Cookies and Performance Cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential for you to use our website. They will only be stored for the duration of your visit. Without them, you may not be able to move around certain parts of our “Site” or use some of its features. We use these cookies to:

Allow your device to be recognised so that any page changes, items or data selections are remembered on your visit; and detect software on your device which enables certain content on our website.

Performance Cookies are not essential, but they provide us with useful anonymous information about how visitors use our website. Without them, it would be difficult for us to understand how our website is performing and we may miss out on the opportunity to make improvements that could make your user experience better. We use these cookies to:

  • Obtain statistics about how our “Site” is used (including which pages are visited most often and how users came to visit our “Site”);
  • Evaluate our “Site” performance; and
  • Help us make sure that the content and features on our “Site” are relevant for your future visits.

The cookies on our “Site” only collect anonymised information and these cookies cannot be used to identify you as an individual.

How to reject, delete or accept cookies

If you use our “Site”, it means you agree with our collecting cookies. You can set your web browser to allow, switch off or delete cookies on ours and other websites. In a few cases, switching off or deleting cookies might reduce the functionality of or stop you accessing certain websites (including our website).

We use a number of social media tools and external applications to enhance your interaction with our website. For example, we sometimes embed videos from YouTube and other social networks on our website. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. We do not control these cookies and we suggest you check these third party websites for more information about the cookies they use.

6. How will the Government of Montserrat use my “Information”?

We will take good care of any “Information” that you give us and we will use it in the following ways:

  • To process your application for Montserrat’s Remote Worker Stamp..
  • To contact you with information about the Government of Montserrat’s products, services, news and special offers, if you’ve given your consent when you registered with us or signed up to our newsletter.
  • To make sure you get the best experience from our website – depending on what computer or device you are using.
  • To notify you about changes to the Remote Worker Stamp.
7. Do you share my “Information” with anyone else?

We treat your “Information” with the care and respect that we would our own. It is stored safely and securely. There are occasions when we might have to transfer “Information” to third parties. These include:

Third parties: 

We may disclose “Information” about you to other third parties to process your Remote Worker Stamp application and to comply with the applicable laws and regulations. We also have the right to disclose such “Information” to third parties where there has been a complaint concerning your use of our website or where we believe that you have not complied with our Privacy Policy.

We may also share such details with auditors or legal professionals to obtain professional advice. If we do this, your statutory data protection rights will be preserved.

You should be aware that if the police, a regulatory, or a government authority requests to be provided with “Information” in an investigation of suspected illegal activities, then we are entitled to do so.

Occasionally, we will ask to share your “Information” with third parties for marketing purposes. We will only do this when we have your explicit consent to do so (for example, when you enter a competition on our “Site” we’ll ask you to tick a box to consent). If you don’t give your consent, it would not prejudice your chances in any competitions.

8. What security measures are in place to protect my “Information”?

The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we take steps to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the website; any transmission is at your own risk. We have strict security procedures and features to prevent unauthorised access once we have received your “Information”. We will continue to maintain and improve these security measures in line with legal and technological developments.

9. How and where will the Government of Montserrat store my “Information”?

Access to your “Information” is limited to those who have a need to manage it. This could include our employees, but your data will be protected in the same ways as outlined in this Privacy Policy. By submitting your “Information”, you consent to this.

10. How can I find out what “Information” the Government of Montserrat holds about me? 

The “Act” gives you the right to access “Information” that is held about you. You can exercise your right to access this in accordance with the “Act”. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing copies of any relevant materials. We are entitled to charge a fee for this service. You can request access to your “Information” that we hold about you by:

  • Contacting us by telephone on 1 (664) 491 2521 (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm)
  • Emailing us at [email protected]
  • Messaging us on social platforms. If you’re sending us your number or anything else personal to you then please only do this via a direct message.
11. How long will the Government of Montserrat keep my information for? 

We will not keep your “Information” for longer than is necessary for our legitimate business purposes or than is required by law.

12. Governing Law

As consideration for any use of this website, including merely accessing the website, you agree to be bound by the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998. You further agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of any of the courts of Montserrat for any dispute relating in any way to your use of this website.

13. Changes to these Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect new government initiatives, services, changes in the law or technology. Any changes we make to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this site, so that you are always informed of the latest version. We will also include the date of the most recent revisions at the top of this page.

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