Privacy Policy

Last updated June 4, 2020

This Privacy Policy applies to anyone accessing the Ministry of Works and Transport’s Website.

Privacy statement

For the Ministry of Works and Transport (“the Ministry”) the protection of your privacy is an integral part of its commitment towards complete accountability and integrity in all the Ministry’s activities and programs. This privacy statement governs data collection and usage for the Ministry’s website. This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through this website and not to information collected offline. By using the Ministry’s website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement and policy.

Collection of personal information

Personal information is defined under the privacy laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago as identifiable information about an individual. The Ministry of Works and Transport does not collect personal information about its visitors to or users on this website unless you choose to provide such information as necessary for the effective performance and delivery of the Ministry’s services and functions. Personal information is used only for the purpose of which it was given and is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. The Ministry may provide you with access to online Government Services through this website. The Ministry may record and store personal information which you have provided and, in such circumstances, the Ministry will take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information secure and prevent unauthorized disclosure. The internet is not a secure medium, therefore, the Ministry neither promises nor will guarantee that your personal information cannot be accessed by unauthorised persons such as hackers or that unauthorised disclosures will not occur.

By accessing the Ministry’s website, you agree to allow us to automatically collect the following information about you:

  • Your IP address;
  • Your top level domain name (.com, .net, .gov etc.);
  • Your Internet browser type;
  • The date and time of your visit to the Ministry’s website;
  • The pages you viewed and time spent on each;
  • Documents downloaded; and
  • How you accessed the Ministry’s website (such as through a link on a referring site or search engine).

The Ministry will use the data collected for statistical analysis to determine how users are interacting with the content and generally, the website. Such aggregate information and statistics will assist the Ministry in developing the website and its services. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.

Cookies

The Ministry uses a range of online tools provided by third parties, including Google and other Internet Service Providers to collect and view website traffic information. These websites have their own privacy policies. The Ministry’s website also uses cookies and session tools to improve your online experience when accessing the Ministry’s website. Generally, you have the ability to accept or decline the cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to selectively decline cookies to match your preference.

The information collected by these tools may include: the IP address of the device being used and information about websites the related IP address has come from, the pages accessed on this website and the next website visited. The Ministry may use the information to maintain, secure and improve this website and to enhance your experience while using it. In relation to Google Analytics however, you can opt out of the collection of this information using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Modifications

The Ministry reserves the right at any time and from time to time to change, modify, substitute, suspend temporarily or permanently, or remove without notice any features on the website (or any part thereof), or materials and information accessed through the Ministry’s website with or without notice. Access to the Ministry’s website and/or its services may also be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new information or services. Restoration of such access will be provided as soon as is reasonably possible.