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Government of Jamaica

Privacy Policy


The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy. As certain types of information about users is gathered, the PIOJ wants to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions under which you use the site, and information is captured and used. It is the policy of the PIOJ to use any personal information acquired for business purposes only and this information will remain private.

Personal information

If you send us feedback or register to buy a book and statistical data or join a discussion group, you will be asked for personal information, such as your name, address, email address, and organization. The information provided is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and isn’t shared with third parties.

The PIOJ uses a contractual fulfillment vendor for credit card processing service to bill users for goods they purchase. This financial institution does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. This party is not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Non-personally identifiable information

In some instances, non-personally identifiable information is collected to enable the PIOJ to better understand user preferences and improve its site and services to its clients. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual. Examples of this type of information include statistics on the pages which are most and least frequently visited.

If you do not wish to share your information, you may have access to some areas of the site. However, you will not be able to purchase publications and other goods on-line.

Links To Other Sites

Although the PIOJ’s web site has links to other web sites, it is not responsible for the privacy practices, security policy or content of such web sites. It is recommended you carefully read the policy statements of each site you visit.


Care and diligence is exercised in managing and securing personal information once it is received. As such, the PIOJ employs a range of technologies to protect the information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. The PIOJ uses Secure Socket Layering (SSL) technology to encrypt your personal credit card information, including the account number, while it is transmitted over the Internet between your computer and our website servers. SSL is the industry standard technology for secure online transactions.

Privacy Support

The Planning Institute of Jamaica reserves the right to amend or modify this Privacy Policy Statement at any time and in response to changes in applicable data protection and privacy legislation.

Your Acceptance of our Policy

By using this web site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement, and you adhere to any terms and conditions posted on the web site. The Planning Institute of Jamaica reserves the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time. You are responsible for revisiting this page from time to time to review our privacy policy updates.

If you have any concerns about the PIOJ’s Privacy Policy, you may email us at or by letter sent to:-

Director, Corporate Affairs
Planning Institute of Jamaica
16 Oxford Road
Kingston 5, Jamaica