Date: September 19 - 2017

Privacy Statement

Telecommunications Unit is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Telecommunications Unit Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Telecommunications Unit website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Telecommunications Unit collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Telecommunications Unit also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Telecommunications Unit. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Telecommunications Unit for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Telecommunications Unit Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Telecommunications Unit public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Telecommunications Unit does not read any of your private online communications.

Telecommunications Unit encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Telecommunications Unit so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Telecommunications Unit is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Telecommunications Unit and Telecommunications Unit family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Telecommunications Unit collects and uses your personal information to operate the Telecommunications Unit Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Telecommunications Unit also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Telecommunications Unit and its affiliates. Telecommunications Unit may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Telecommunications Unit does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Telecommunications Unit may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Telecommunications Unit may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Telecommunications Unit, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Telecommunications Unit does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Telecommunications Unit keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Telecommunications Unit, in order to determine what Telecommunications Unit services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Telecommunications Unit to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Telecommunications Unit Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Telecommunications Unit or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Telecommunications Unit; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Telecommunications Unit, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Telecommunications Unit Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Telecommunications Unit pages, or register with Telecommunications Unit site or services, a cookie helps Telecommunications Unit to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Telecommunications Unit Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Telecommunications Unit features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Telecommunications Unit services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Telecommunications Unit secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Telecommunications Unit secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Telecommunications Unit will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Telecommunications Unit encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Telecommunications Unit is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Telecommunications Unit welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Telecommunications Unit has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Telecommunications Unit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Barbados signs Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Agreement with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at a meeting held at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Chief Telecommunications Officer of Barbados, Mr Reginald Bourne (left) and the Director of ITU's Telecommunications Development Bureau, Mr Brahima Sanou (right), are congratulated by the Secretary General of the CTU, Ms Bernadette Lewis after the signing of the CIRT Agrreement.

Government Notices

Government Notice - 2017

The following types of licences are renewable in January 2017 as they will expire on December 31, 2016.

Licensees have until January 30, 2017 to renew their licences.

From January 31, 2017 to March 31, 2017 these licences may be renewed but a 25% late payment fee will be payable.

 From April 01, 2017, unpaid licences may be revoked by the Minister responsible for Telecommunications:

 

1. Sellers and Dealers;
2. Citizen Band Operators;
3. Amateur Radio Operators;
4. Model Equipment Owners;
5. General Radio Communications;
6. Fishing Vessels and all other Ship Stations;
7. Coast Stations;
 

 Date: 30 November 2016

Legislation

Link - Legislation Tab  at left - Computer Misuse Act, Fair Trading Act, Electronic Transaction Act, General Orders, Financial Management and Audit Rules 2011, etc.

 

HIPCAR Tab added at left - Model Text  for Cybercrime, e-Commerce, Freedom of Information, Licensing Regulations etc.

Update: 30 November 2012