Privacy Policy


PRIVACY POLICY

GENERAL

This website is operated by the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (the “Department”). By using and/or visiting the website www.businessinpuertorico.com (“Website”), you and/or the Company you represent accept this privacy policy. This policy covers how the Website treats the personal information that it collects and receives, including information related to your past use of the Website. Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact any individual, such as a person’s name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that the Department does not own or control, or to people that the Department does not employ or manage.

The following represents practices and procedures of the Website. We reserve the right to change these practices and procedures at any time without prior notice.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you register to receive the Website’s newsletter we may collect a variety of information, including Name, Last name, Company, email, telephone number. The Website may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.

The Website uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, improve our services, contact you, to conduct research or for statistical purposes.

If you enter into a sweepstakes, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.

If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by sending an email to info@businessinpuertorico.com.

COLLECTION AND USE OF NON PERSONAL INFORMATION

We also collect non-personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser used, the date and time of the visit and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our Website. This information is strictly for statistical purposes.

CHILDREN

The Federal Child Privacy Act regulates website's collection of personal information on users under 18 years of age. We do not intentionally collect such information on anyone we know to be under 18 years of age. If such information is inadvertently obtained, we will take the necessary steps to delete the information as soon as we are made aware that said information pertains to a person under 18 years of age.

Cookies and Other Technologies

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

The Website does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with the Department. However, these Partners do not have any independent right to share this information.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Department’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Protection of Personal Information

The Department takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

The Department makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Access to Personal Information

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at www.businessinpuertorico.com and sending an email with the updated information. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if the Department is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Department may update this policy at any moment without prior notification.

QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS

If you have questions, suggestions, or wish to make a complaint, please contact us at: info@businessinpuertorico.com or at 787-765-2900.