TOURISMPENANG.NET.MY PRIVACY POLICY


1. What Personal Information Does TourismPenang.net.my Collect ?
The types of personal information that we collect will depend on the nature of your dealings with us. For example, we may collect personal information directly from you when you:

* subscribe to a newsletter (eg through TourismPenang.net.my's website);
* apply to list or publish at a TourismPenang.net.my event, or enter a promotion at such an event;
* register to participate in the Advertising and Promotion Program;
* Have business dealings with us (whether as an employee of one of our external service providers, or in the context of a transaction, or if you volunteer personal information to us).

In each case, we only collect the personal information that we need to carry out our specific functions. For example:
* if you are a traveller or tourist who registers to receive electronic newsletters from us we will collect your name, address, email address, age group and information about what type of holiday you are looking for. This is so we can make sure we can provide you with material which is likely to be of the most interest to you; and
* if you deal with us in the course of business, we will generally only collect your business contact details (so we can communicate with you for standard business purposes).

2. How do we use Personal Information?
We need to collect personal information so that we can provide you with the publications or services you have requested, or so that we can carry out specific statutory functions (or both). The particular purpose for which we collect personal information will either be explained when we collect that information, or will be obvious from the context in which it is collected. We only use personal information for the particular purpose we collected it for, or for other purposes that are directly related to that purpose. If we want to use personal information for any other purpose we must obtain your consent. If we use your personal information to send you information by email (including e-newsletters), we will always give you an opportunity to "unsubscribe", and we will respect your wishes.

3. Will Your Personal Information be Given to Anyone Else?
TourismPenang.net.my makes NO disclosures of personal information. Examples of these disclosures are explained below. TourismPenang.net.my does NOT share personal information that it has collected with other State Government and Malaysian Government tourist authorities/agencies.

4. Security of Personal Information
TourismPenang.net.my takes security of personal information seriously. Most electronic records of personal information collected by TourismPenang.net.my are stored in databases hosted on servers with high level of security in Malaysia.

5. Access and Correction
You have the right to seek access to the records of personal information that TourismPenang.net.my holds about you. You also have the right to ask us to alter your personal information to ensure it is accurate and up to date. If you wish to access the personal information that we hold about you, please set out your request in writing, and forward this to our Web User Manager, using the contact details set out at the end of this Privacy Policy.

6. Online Privacy Issues
If you use TourismPenang.net.my’s websites, you are understood to consent to the terms and conditions set out on our websites. This includes consenting to the terms of this privacy policy. In general, you can visit TourismPenang.net.my’s websites without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However there are times when we may need to collect personal information from you. If at any time after submitting your personal information to us you would no longer like to receive information from us, simply follow the "unsubscribe" directions at the end of any email communications you receive, or contact us using the contact details at Section 7 of this Privacy Policy.

No attempt will be made by TourismPenang.net.my to identify website users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect server logs. The statistics and log files may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the information supplied by TourismPenang.net.my. In general on TourismPenang.net.my’s websites, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user's session while the user remains anonymous. We analyse this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link your IP addresses to anything that identifies you. When we receive information about your session or about you, we may also use it for research or to improve our site and the services we offer you.

a) Cookies
Some TourismPenang.net.my web pages use "cookies", which are small files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. A cookie helps us remember who you are. Cookies can make your subsequent visits to the web page simpler and more seamless. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (However, by not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.) A server cannot find out a name or email address, or anything about a user's computer, by using cookies. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting Google ad and content network privacy policy.

b) Online Security
TourismPenang.net.my strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our sites, and periodically updates its security measures in light of current technologies. You need to be aware of inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. TourismPenang.net.my cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any personal information you submit to our sites. If you have concerns in this regard, TourismPenang.net.my has other ways of obtaining and providing information. Normal mail, telephone and fax facilities are available. TourismPenang.net.my sites may also be linked to websites operated by third parties. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these sites. Visitors to those sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

7. Additional Information
TourismPenang.net.my periodically reviews its Privacy policy and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this policy at any time. For more information and / or clarification regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact our Web User Manager at "w u m a n a g e r @ tourismpenang.net.my"

Policy updated: August 2009

Buy cheap windows or linux hosting for your small business website. Please consider sitecloud hosting review and hostmonster review.