Privacy Policy

BACKGROUND 
www.visitmaldives.com [this ‘Website’] is owned and operated by the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation [‘MMPRC’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’]. 
This Privacy Notice [‘Privacy Notice’] applies to users of the MMPRC’s website atwww.visitmaldives.com. The Privacy Policy should be read together with our Terms of Use.
Collection Of Personal Data / Information 
MMPRC requires your personal information only in limited circumstances when: 
- Personal information is provided to us. 
- Personal information is collected automatically. 
- Personal information is received from third parties. 
The following information is used for our purposes: 
- Demographic/Geolocation information of visitors 
- Pages visited on the website, including number of clicks, time spent on the website and individual pages etc. 
- From which website or social media platform you visited from 
You may decide not to provide your personal information to us. However, if you do not provide it, we may not be able to provide you with access to certain information or services. 
How We Use Collected Data 
We may use your personal information for any purpose which is stated to you at the time of collection or that you otherwise authorise and to: 
- verify your identity and to assist you if you forget your username or password for any of the services we provide to you via the Internet; 
- Communications; 
- analyse usage of this website; 
- provide you with further information, news, and promotional material;
- carry out marketing, promotional and publicity purposes including direct marketing, market research and surveys; 
- to show you advertising and information that is most relevant to you and your interests; and 
- improve the content of this website and to customise this website to your preferences. - Complaint handling 
- Employment purposes 
We will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties. Your personal information will be made available internally for the above purposes and we may also disclose your personal information to trusted third parties or subcontractors, who have agreed to treat your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy, for similar purposes. 
We will only use or disclose personal information that you have provided to us, or which we have obtained about you for the above-mentioned purposes, or: 
- if you have authorised us to do so; 
- Your consent is obtained; 
- if we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for national security in the performance of their functions; 
- if we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce any legal rights we may have, or is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of us, our customers, or others; or 
- if we are authorised, required, or permitted by law to disclose the information.
Storage and security 
Personal information collected on this website is collected and held by MMPRC. We will take reasonable efforts to protect personal information that is held by us from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no method is completely secure, and while we take reasonable measures we cannot completely ensure or promise the security of any information we collect from you. 
Third party advertising and links to websites 
This website contains hyperlinks to third party websites. Some of these links may request or record information from users or use cookies or other methods to collect information from
you. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of such websites, or for the manner in which those websites collect, hold, use, and distribute any personal information you provide. When visiting a third party website from hyperlinks displayed on this website, we encourage you to review the privacy statements of those websites so that you can understand how the personal information you provide will be collected, held, used and distributed. 
Competitions 
We will collect personal information provided by you if you participate in our promotions and competitions. We collect this information in order to conduct the promotion or competition. We may disclose such information to third parties, such as agents, contractors, service providers and prize suppliers to conduct the promotion or competition. We may also use and disclose this information as set out in this privacy policy. Entry is conditional on providing this information. If the information is not fully supplied the entry may be void. 
[If you provide us with the names and contact details of any other people that you would like to have participate in our contests or promotions, we will also collect this information. You promise that you have their permission to provide us with this information and for us to use if for this purpose.] 
Commercial electronic messages 
If you provide us with electronic contact details, you agree that we may send you commercial electronic messages (eg texts and emails) for any of the purposes set out in this privacy policy. 
Data Access and Correction 
To ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current, please notify us of any changes to your personal information as soon as possible.
Changes to our Privacy Policy 
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise this privacy policy at any time. Changes to this privacy policy will take effect immediately once published on this website. Please check this privacy policy regularly for modifications and updates.
Contact Details 
If you have any questions regarding your privacy, any general enquiries, complaints or suggestions, please contact us at [email protected]
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