Welcome to the Privacy Policy of the Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation (“Invest Barbados” or “we” or “us”).

Invest Barbados respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website.

By visiting our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Who we are

Our online platforms are as follows:
Website address is: www.investbarbados.org
Linked In: InvestBarbados

Invest Barbados website and LinkedIn pages are operated by select authorised employees of Invest Barbados, which is headquartered in Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal data means data which relates to an individual who can be identified from that data. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data, for example:

  • Identity Data including first name and last name;
  • Contact Data including email address and telephone numbers;
  • Technical Data including internet protocol (IP) address; and
  • Usage Data including information about how you use our website and your equipment.

We only collect personal data that is relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are collected.

We do not collect sensitive personal data i.e. personal data consisting of information on your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, membership of a political body, membership of a trade union, genetic data, biometric data, sexual orientation or life, financial record or position, criminal record or proceedings for any offence committed or alleged to have been committed by you, the disposal of such proceedings or the sentence of any court of competent jurisdiction in such proceedings.

Contact forms

When visitors to our website leave information on the contact forms on the website we collect the data, in addition to the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We however fully respect the user’s privacy and will ensure transparency and confidentiality in our interactions with the user as it relates to data collection and how we use that information.

This website is not intended for children (persons under 18) and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

Media

Visitors to our website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Analytics

Invest Barbados uses features of Google analytics, which will be used to collect information on users to Invest Barbados’ website, for a period of time. Users may opt out of the Google Analytics feature, by opting out of cookies.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
    You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the user has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about a user, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we use your data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your rights and freedoms are not prejudiced thereby (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). For example, we use your personal data:

  • To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data);
  • To deliver relevant website content to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the content we serve to you;
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods, services or events that may be of interest to you; and
  • To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.

We will notify you and update this Privacy Policy where we wish to use your personal data for any other reason.

Who we share your data with

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information provided, in a corporate database. Users can request that Invest Barbados edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Third party website administrators can also see and edit that information. All third party partners of Invest Barbados are bound by the terms and conditions set out in this Policy and will maintain our privacy standards.
Information collected on our website may have to be shared under circumstances. This may include, but is not limited to the following cases where:

(i) Invest Barbados is lawfully authorised to do so in the execution of our statutory functions;
(ii) It is required for the performance of a contract between Invest Barbados and users;
(iii) It is required for Invest Barbados’ legitimate interests;
(iv) Users have requested or consented to Invest Barbados using personal data for a specific and agreed purpose.

Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy applies to the personal data that is collected by our LinkedIn page and website. It does not pertain to any links to third parties’ websites that a user may encounter during the use of our online platforms. Clicking on those links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. Please be aware that Invest Barbados is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.
How long do we store your data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements.
As such, users are asked to keep up to date with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use for all Invest Barbados online platforms.

How your data is secured

We have put in place appropriate technical and organisational security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
We have also put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator without undue delay of a personal data breach where we are legally required to do so.
What rights you have over your data

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These rights are broadly:

  • the right to access your personal data and receive a copy of the same (subject to reasonable administrative costs);
  • the right to rectification or erasure of your personal data; and
  • the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.

If users sign up for Invest Barbados’ mailing list or seminar/conference, at any time they can request that any personal data held about a user is erased. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Users have the right to update, alter or change the information we hold by contacting Invest Barbados directly and as early as possible, with the updated details. Users should indicate which medium is preferred to be contacted.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights, including your right to withdraw your consent in respect of processing your personal data, please contact us using the contact information set out below. We may need to request information to confirm your identity before facilitating your request.

 

Changes to the privacy policy

Any changes we make to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Privacy Policy.

Contact

Invest Barbados is the data controller and is responsible for your personal data.
If users have questions regarding any part of this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, they may email us at info@investbarbados.org or mail us directly at:
Invest Barbados
Trident Insurance Financial Centre
Hastings
Christ Church

Invest Barbados Privacy Policy last updated October 2019.