The Foreign Ministry’s official website is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. We recognise our obligation to keep sensitive information secure and have created this privacy statement to share and explain the current information management practices on our websites. We may decide to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our website.
Collection and use of online information
When you visit our websites, we will not collect your personal information unless you choose to use and receive online services that require it. Personal information shall not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any 3rd party unless such disclosure is required by law or court order.
Collection of IP address
Our web server automatically collects your IP address when you visit our site (your IP address is your computer’s unique address that lets other computers attached to the Internet know where to send data, but does not identify you individually). We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to compile statistics on site usage.
Protection of personal information
Your personal information, if any, is only available to Ministry employees who may need it to provide you with certain customised information. Such information will not be disclosed by the Ministry for public inspection without your consent. Also, no site user’s information will be shared, sold, or transferred to any third party without your prior consent. Access is given only to those qualified professionals who provide the Ministry website services consistent with your interactions with our site.
Our websites link to other sites created and maintained by other public and/or private sector organisations. We provide these links solely for your information and convenience. When you link to an outside website, you are leaving the Ministry’s website and our information management policies no longer apply.