Privacy Policy Statement

Commitment to Individual Privacy

Personal data is any material, whether electronic or hard-copy, that relates to an identifiable living individual.  Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal dataSensitive Personal data refers to specific categories of data which are defined as data relating to a person’s racial origin; political opinions or religious or other beliefs; physical or mental health; sexual life; criminal convictions, or the alleged commission of an offence; trade union membership.

The University of the West Indies (Press) is committed to protecting all personal data in its possession and to being transparent about what data is held and how it is used.  The University of West Indies (Press) respects the privacy of all visitors to its website. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or manage your personal data on our website.

What information do we collect?

When ordering or registering on our website, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details so that we may better be able to provide a personalized customer experience.

When is information collected from you?

We collect information from you when you complete a form or enter personal data on our website.

The information collected from you may be used in the following ways:

To personalize your customer experienceTo share publishing news with you
To provide restricted access to author specific information
To administer promotions, contests or surveys or other site feature
To improve the website

Cookies/Tracking Technologies

This site use common Internet technologies, such as cookies to keep track of user interaction with the sites, to remember user preferences and to maximize the user experience and performance of the website.

Third party website links

Users may find advertising or other content from the University of the West Indies or links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, sponsors, advertisers and other third parties. These sites and services are outside of our control and may have their own privacy and customer service policies.

We agree to the following:

Users may visit our site anonymously

  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our data protection policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By logging in to their account

Code of Fair Information Practices

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via in site notification

  • Within 7 business days of the breach.

The following policies are instituted to protect your privacy:

  • We do not use technology of any sort to collect personal information about our customers without their knowledge.
  • We do sometimes request email, demographic data or postal addresses from website visitors, and we may use this information occasionally to notify you of new publications that we think may be of interest. You may ask to be omitted from such notification lists at any time.
  • We do not make information you’ve provided on this website available to other companies for any reason.

Your acceptance of these terms

Your decision to use the site signify your acceptance of this privacy policy.

Privacy Support and Inquiries

If you have questions or concerns regarding this website and the statement outlined above, please contact us at:

The University of West Indies Press
7a Gibraltar Hall Road
Mona Campus, Kingston 7
Jamaica West Indies
Telephone: 876-977-2659
Email: uwipress@uwimona.edu.jm