Privacy Policy

Effective date: November 19, 2018

Introduction

The Antigua & Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS)/ the Administration operates the website https://www.abregistry.ag/.

This Privacy Policy “this Policy” sets out how ADOMS collects, uses and protects any information that is provided when accessing ADOMS’ services and/or website.

By using our services, you agree to the collection and use of your data in accordance with this Policy. The data you provide will be handled in accordance with relevant national data protection legislation and other applicable data protection standards and regulations.

ADOMS may update this Policy occasionally; you are therefore encouraged to check this page periodically to ensure that you are familiar with any changes made.

Information Collection and Use

Data may be collected from individuals, ship-owners, management companies, agents, seafarers, port state authorities and other stakeholders for the performance of the services offered by the Administration.

ADOMS uses the collected data for various purposes, including, but not limited to:

- The provision of ship registration and associated administrative services
- The analysis and improvement of our service(s)
- The maintenance and updating of our website
- The dissemination of relevant technical requirements to stakeholders
- The maintenance of backups of our databases and communicating with you

While using our service(s), we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

- Full name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Address

Control and Retention of Data

You may restrict the collection or use of your personal data, and may also request details of any such information which we may hold about you.  If you believe that any of your personal information is incorrect, incomplete or would like to request that it be erased, you may contact the Administration to effect the required changes.

Data which we hold will be retained throughout the term of your use of our services, or in accordance with existing national standards and legislation.

Unless otherwise provided for in this Policy, ADOMS will not disclose your data, without your permission to any third party unless we are required to do so by law.

Tracking Data & Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies such as beacons, tags, and scripts may also be used to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our website.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

Third Party Access

ADOMS may contract third party companies and individuals “Service Providers” to facilitate the efficient and effective delivery of its services.

Service Providers will have access to your personal data only insofar as may be required, and for the sole purpose of executing the functions for which they have been contracted.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us.  ADOMS will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is handled securely and in accordance with this Policy.

ADOMS is committed to providing appropriate operational, physical and electronic measures to ensure the security of the data collected.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By phone: +1 268 462 1273
By fax:       +1 268 462 4358
By email:  privacy@abregistry.ag