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Last updated : May 13, 2016 

This website is brought to you by Crown Events Inc., the producers of the 2016 Miss Universe Barbados Pageant (“us”, “we”, or “our”). We take the privacy of our website users very seriously. We ask that you read this Privacy Policy (‘the Policy’) carefully as it contains important information about how we will use your personal data.

Personal data we may collect about you

We will obtain personal data about you, including but not limited to your name, address, email address, contact number, date of birth, as well as information regarding personal characteristics such as your height, weight, hair colour, dress size and shoe size whenever you complete an online form.

For example, we will obtain your personal data when you complete the online registration form to enter the competition, send us feedback or contact us for any reason. We may also obtain sensitive personal data about you if you volunteer it during the completion of an online form. If you volunteer such information, you will be consenting to our processing it for the purpose of selecting a delegate to represent Barbados at the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant.

We may monitor your use of this website through the use of cookies and similar tracking devices. For example, we may monitoring how many times you visit, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user’s internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually. Please see further the section on ‘Use of cookies’ below.

How we use your personal data

We will use your Personal Data for the purposes for which it was provided. These purposes include, but are not limited to:

  • administration
  • research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis
  • marketing

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.

Marketing

You understand and agree that by completing the online registration form on this website for the 2016 Miss Universe Barbados Pageant, you consent to Crown Events Inc. contacting you by telephone, SMS, text/picture/video message, fax, email about the 2016 Miss Universe Barbados Pageant.

Disclosure of your personal data

We may disclose your personal data to our agents and service providers. We may also disclose Personal Data without providing you with a choice under the following circumstances to: (1) protect the legal rights, privacy or safety of Crown Events Inc. or its or their employees, agents and contractors; (2) protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites or other properties; (3) protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes; (4) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; or (5) comply with the law or legal process.

Keeping your data secure

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data that you choose to provide against the loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access of such information.

Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem by contacting us at info@missuniversebarbados.org

Information about other individuals

If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can:

  • give consent on his/her behalf to the processing of his or her personal data
  • receive on his/her behalf any data protection notices
  • give consent to the processing of his or her personal data including any sensitive personal data

Access and Correction:

If you would like to review, correct or change the Personal Data that you have previously provided us, please contact us at info@missuniversebarbados.org

We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession.

Third-Party Advertising and Links to Other Sites

This Site may include third-party advertising. These third parties’ websites and advertisers, or the Internet advertising companies that work on their behalf, may use technology to send (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our Site directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, Pixel Tags and other technologies to deliver advertisements, collect information about the effectiveness of their advertisements, and to collect anonymous information about your visits to the Site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other Personal Data).

Please note that these Sites contain links to other sites that will not follow the same Privacy Policy as our Site. For instance, clicking on an advertisement or on links or other elements on the Sites may take you to an entirely different site. Links to other sites may use our Site’s logo or style as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you and may collect data and make use of that data in ways that this Site would not. Once you have left this Site, this Privacy Policy will no longer apply to Personal Data or any other data collected from or provided by you. We do not endorse any other website simply by linking to such website. You should check the applicable privacy policy to determine how that site will handle such data.

Exclusions

This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Crown Events Inc. on or through this Sites or Other Services. All such Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and Crown Events Inc. shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies and other online tracking devices on this website for a number of purposes including to:

  • recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the site as you do not have to log on each time)
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.

In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you – but only where you voluntarily provide it.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

If you visit our website when your browser is set to accept cookies, we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this Privacy Policy. If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser to disable cookies completely.

Third-party cookies

We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Our contact details

We welcome your feedback and questions. If you wish to contact us, please send an email to info@missuniversebarbados.org

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access this website.