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www.iompolice.im is a website managed by the IOM Constabulary (IOMC).  The IOMC will seek to ensure that the information published on the website is accurate and up-to-date.  However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and the IOMC cannot accept liability for actions arising from its use.  If in doubt about any legal obligations or current statutory position you should obtain your own independent advice.  The IOMC cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by external link.

In no event shall the IOMC nor any Associated Business, be liable (whether to your or to any third party whom you are representing) for any cost or damages, including any direct, indirect, special or incidental or consequential damages, arising out of in connection with

(a)  your access or use or, or your inability to access or use this site

or

(b) any transaction effected by you or us and arising out of your access (or arising our of access which has been purportedly made by you) to this site.

You accept full responsibility for the validity and accuracy and transmission of information you send us.  Without limitation, we do not accept responsibility for the loss, delay or corruption of any information that you send us.

You should not interpret any information on this site as providing any advice or recommendation that any particular transaction should or should not be effected or service obtained.

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2002.

Cookies and website traffic analysis

When users enter the IOMC website their computers will automatically be issued with “cookies”.  Cookies are text files which identify users’ computers to the Isle of Man Government server.  The website then creates “session” cookies that store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference.  Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify on the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website.

The IOMC website uses third party cookies to measure the website including the number of visitors and how frequently pages are viewed.  This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development.  For this purpose, the IOMC uses Google Analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website.  The information collected by the IOMC will include IP addresses, pages visited, browser types and operating systems.  The data will not be used to identify any user personally.

Log files

Log files stored on the Government’s web server allow the recording and analysis of users’ use of the website.  Log files do not contain any personal data.

Collection and use of personal data

The site is owned by the IOMC.

Before your provide information to the IOMC about a third party you must obtain the correct authority of the individual concerned and undertake to keep that individual advised about how that individuals information will be used.

Surveys

From time to time, our site requests information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to disclose their information.  Contact information will not be shared with any third parties unless we give prior notice or choice.  Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users’ personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Access to personal information

The IOMC tries to be as open as possible in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.

If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contacting us.

Information sharing

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information where, in good faith we believe such action is necessary and required by law to comply with legal proceedings, a court order or legal process. 

Where it is lawful to do so, we may share personal data that you provide to Isle of Man Government and to associated businesses.  All information provided may be monitored for quality assurance and security purposes.

Links

The Website contains links to other sites.  Please be aware that the IOMC are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  Visitors to our site should be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information as this Privacy Statement solely applies to information collected by this Website.

Third party intermediaries

We use an external contractor to manage our user database that do not retain, share, store or user personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose.

Service providers

We partner with other third parties to provide specific services.  For example database development, push mobile technology and hosting.  When the user signs up for these particular services, we share names, or other contact information including mobile number and full contact information with the third party service providers so that the third party can supply these services.  These third parties are not allowed to user personally identifiable information except for the purposes of providing these services.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is collected by any outside parties.  We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

Notification of changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via email or by posting a notice on our Website for 30 days.

The IOMC reserves the right to alter the content, presentation, performance, user facilities and availability of all or any part of the site at its sole discretion, at any time, and without giving notice.

Any goods or services indicated as being available on the site may with withdrawn or modified at any time.  Any information on this site regarding goods or services that are provided by the IOMC is not intended to change the manner in which those goods or services must be supplied or the entitlement to those goods or services as provided for in law.