Business Barbados

Business Barbados respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website or responds to our online communications. This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or leave a comment at Business Barbados (the “Site”).

Personal data we collect from you

We collect three basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Site: (1) personal information, which is any information that individually identifies you (e.g., your name, email address, telephone number and postal address), (2) non-personal information, which is information that does not personally identify you but may include information about your interests, demographics (e.g., age, gender, occupation) and use of the Site, and (3) device information, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device.

We collect personal information about you when you:

  • Register to comment on the Site;
  • Sign up to receive email newsletters from us;
  • Participate in surveys or special promotions; or
  • Knowingly volunteer information on any other part of the Site (e.g., request to contribute articles, request to download premium content or guides, register a business for our directory)

Information we collect about your device

We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Site. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, time zone, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our Site. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Site, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Site. We refer to this automatically collected information as “Device Information”.

How can you opt-out?

To opt-out of our use of cookies, you can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of our Site. We and our third-party partners also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”).

For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed other third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we use information we collect

Your Personal Information

We use your contact information and information about how you use the Site to send promotional communications that may be of specific interest to you, including by email.  These communications are aimed at driving engagement and maximizing what you get out of the Site, including information about new features, survey requests, newsletters, and events we think may be of interest to you. You can control whether you receive these communications as described below under “Opt-out of communications.”

We also use your information to resolve technical issues you encounter, to respond to your requests for assistance, to analyze crash information, and to repair and improve the Site.

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site—you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Your Device Information

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Who we share your data with

The Site will not intentionally disclose or transfer your personal data to third parties without your consent, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. The Site may provide access to your personal data to third-party service providers engaged by us to provide services related to the Site, provided that such third-party service providers will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of your information and provide the same level of data security as provided by us.

We also may share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you (including administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you). These third-party service providers are not permitted to use or disclose your personal data except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service;
  • If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
  • To law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  • To protect our property, services and legal rights;
  • To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
  • To comply with any and all applicable laws.

In addition, we may disclose or transfer your personal data in the event of a re-organization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business.

How long we retain your data

When you leave a comment on the Site, or sign up to receive our email newsletter, we will maintain your Personal Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you request that we delete your personal data, the Site will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion, please refer to the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Policy.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Consent and changes to Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your personal data by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the Business Barbados Privacy Policy or its implementation please contact us via email by clicking here or by writing to:

Caribbean Business Publications Inc.
#2 Williams Industrial Park Edgehill,
St. Thomas Barbados, WI
Tel: (246) 421-6700