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Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy governs the privacy of this website “http://www.jamaicahappenings.com” and it's users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and it's owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website comply's to all Jamaica national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website.

Cookies are small files saved to the users computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the users interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through it's server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and it's external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor it's visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [http://www.google.com/privacy.html ].

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or it's owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and it's owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process.
Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and it's owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will tracks the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and it's owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and it's owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor it's owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Your information is the information that's required when you sign up for the site, as well as the information you choose to share.

  • Registration information

When you sign up for “Jamaica Happenings”, you are required to provide your name, email address, birthday, and gender.

Your information also includes the information you choose to share on “Jamaica Happenings”, such as when you post a status update, upload a photo, upload a video or comment on a friend's page.

  • It also includes the information you choose to share when you take an action, such as when you add a friend, like a Page or a website, add a place to your page, find friends using our contact importers, or indicate you are in a relationship.

Your name, profile pictures, cover photos, gender, networks, username and User ID are treated just like information you choose to make public.

Your birthday allows us to do things like show you age-appropriate content and advertisements.

We receive information about you from your friends and others, such as when they upload your contact information, post a photo of you, status update or add you to a group.

When people use “Jamaica Happenings”, they may store and share information about you and others that they have, such as when they upload and manage their invites and contacts.

We also receive other types of information about you:

When you post things like photos or videos on “Jamaica Happenings”, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video.

  • We receive data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access “Jamaica Happenings”, including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include your IP address and other information about things like your internet service, location, the type (including identifiers) of browser you use, or the pages you visit.
  • Sometimes we get data from our advertising partners, customers and other third parties that helps us (or them) deliver ads, understand online activity, and generally make “Jamaica happenings” better.
  • We also put together data from the information we already have about you and your friends. We may put together your current city with GPS and other location information we have about you to, for example, offer deals to you that you might be interested in. We may also put together data about you to serve you ads that might be more relevant to you.

Public information

When we use the phrase "public information" (which we sometimes refer to as "Everyone information"), we mean the information you choose to make public, as well as information that is always publicly available.

Information you choose to make public

Choosing to make your information public is exactly what it sounds like: anyone, including people off of “Jamaica Happenings”, will be able to see it.

 

Choosing to make your information public also means that this information:

  • can be associated with you (i.e., your name, profile pictures, cover photos, timeline, User ID, username, etc.) even off “Jamaica Happenings”;
  • can show up when someone does a search on “Jamaicahappenings.com” or on a public search engine;

Sometimes you will not be able to select an audience when you post something (like when you write on a Page or comment on a news article that uses our comments plugin). This is because some types of stories are always public stories. As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a “share”, the information will be publicly available.

When others share information about you, they can also choose to make it public.

Information that is always publicly available

The types of information listed below are always publicly available, and are treated just like information you decided to make public.

  • Name

This helps your friends and family find you. If you are uncomfortable sharing your real name, you can always “delete” your account.

  • Profile Pictures and Cover Photos

These help your friends to recognize you. If you are uncomfortable making any of these photos public, you can always delete it. Unless you delete them, when you add a new profile picture or cover photo, the previous photo will remain public in your profile picture or cover photo album.

  • Network

This helps you see whom you will be sharing information with before you choose "Friends and Networks" as a custom audience. If you are uncomfortable making your network public, you can leave the network.

  • Gender

This allows us to refer to you properly.

  • Username and User ID

Usernames and User IDs

A Username (or Jamaica Happenings URL) is a custom link to your page that you can give out to people or post on external websites. Usernames appear in the URL on your page.

If someone has your Username or User ID, they can use it to access information about you through the “jamaicahappenings.com” website.

Deleting and deactivating your account

If you want to stop using your account, you can either deactivate or delete it.

Deactivate

Deactivating your account puts your account on hold. Other users will no longer see your page, but we do not delete any of your information. Deactivating an account is the same as you telling us not to delete any information because you might want to reactivate your account at some point in the future. Your friends will still see you listed in their list of friends while your account is deactivated.

Deletion

When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from “Jamaica Happenings”. It typically takes about one month to delete an account, but some information may remain in backup copies and logs for up to 90 days. You should only delete your account if you are sure you never want to reactivate it.

Some of the things you do on “Jamaica Happenings”  aren't stored in your account, like posting to a group or sending someone a message (where your friend may still have a message you sent, even after you delete your account). That information remains after you delete your account.

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