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Institute Privacy Policy

The Institute for Tourism Studies undertakes, in its data management policies and practices, to observe the spirit of the data protection principles and to comply with the requirements of the Law of Protection of Personal Data (Privacy Law) of Macau. The Institute for Tourism Studies will make every effort to protect the personal information held by the Institute to ensure its confidentiality and integrity.

When the Institute collects from you, either electronically or in hard copy format, information that can personally identify you, the purposes for the required information will be given. The personal data collected from you may be transferred among different units within the Institute for processing and use yet will not be disclosed to any third party or organizations outside the Institute unless otherwise stated, or required by law, or with your prior consent. You can submit a signed request to access or make correction of your personal data held by the Institute.

Web Site Privacy Statement

The Institute for Tourism Studies respects the privacy of your personal information by adhering to privacy law. The Institute for Tourism Studies web site privacy statement outlines how the Institute will manage personal information collected through her web sites. This statement does not extend to external web sites that have been linked from the Institute web sites. It is suggested that you refer to the privacy statements of these sites.

The Institute for Tourism Studies reserves the right to update the Institute privacy policy and web site privacy statement at anytime to reflect our web sites and privacy compliance development. Please check these policies periodically for changes.

Collecting, Using and Disclosing Personal Information

Information Collected

The Institute web sites may collect personal information such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number(s), and/or educational interests. Such personal information may be requested by us in respect of research, teaching, public service, and/or for administrative purposes.

Web servers typically collect (at least temporarily, stored for six months generally), the following information: Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer being used; the web pages requested; the date and the time of your visit to the site; the type of browser that is being used. The Institute may collect statistics identifying particular IP addresses from which our web sites are accessed as well as the usage of our web sites.

Use and Disclosure of Collected Information

If you provide personal details during your visit to the Institute web sites, then we will only use and disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected. Any other type of use and disclosure will require your prior and definite consent, or be in accordance with privacy law.

Security

The Institute for Tourism Studies web sites use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the transmission of sensitive personal information over the Internet. Usernames and passwords may be required before personal information is published on the web site. This is to ensure that information is displayed only to the intended person. Although every effort is made to secure network communications, the Institute cannot ensure the privacy of online communications. Individuals using online services should also take steps to protect personal information, such as closing the web browser when finished using the site, ensuring your password is kept securely and not disclosed to anyone else. If you have concern about conveying your personal information over the Internet, then you may wish to contact the Institute by telephone or mail.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at webmaster@ift.edu.mo

Copyright

Some of the material on our web site is protected by copyright and you may infringe it if you reproduce, publish, distribute or exploit such information in whole or in part in any form without the prior written permission of Institute for Tourism Studies.

Disclaimer

The materials in this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. The Institute does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Institute does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not the Institute) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

All information provided by our website is subject to change and periodic review. If you find any problem with our information, if you believe your copyright has been infringed or if you would like a hyperlink to your site removed, please notify the Webmaster at webmaster@ift.edu.mo

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Institute be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if the Institute or a Institute authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the Institute 's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at webmaster@ift.edu.mo