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1.0 Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting our visitors' privacy and we will not collect any personal information about you as a visitor unless you provide it voluntarily. Any personal information you communicate to us is kept within psd.gov.mt itself in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2001

2.0 The Data Protection Act 2001

The Data Protection Act 2001 was enacted on the 14 December 2001 and came fully  into force on the 15 July 2003. We therefore have a legal duty to respect and protect any personal information we collect from you and we will abide by such duty. We take all safeguards necessary to prevent unauthorised access and we do not pass on your details collected from you as a visitor, to any third party or Government Department unless you give us your consent to do so.

3.0 Information Collected

As a visitor, we collect three types of information on you:

  • Contact or feedback information;

  • Web page download information;

  • Site usage information.

3.1 Contact or Feedback

When you fill the form on the Contact page, we use the personal information submitted in the form only to respond to your message. This personal information will not be kept longer than necessary and will be deleted once the feedback requirement is met.

3.2 Download Information

If you read or download information from our site, we automatically collect and store the following non-personal information:

  • The requested web page or download;

  • Whether the request was successful or not;

  • The date and time when you accessed the site;

  • The Internet address of the web site or the domain name of the computer from which you accessed the site;

  • The operating system of the machine running your web browser and the type and  version of your web browser.

Please note that this information is strictly for the sole use of psd.gov.mt and it is not shared, leased, or sold in any manner to any other organisation.

3.3 Site Usage Information

The PSD site creates “cookies” for each session when you visit our web site. These cookies store information that is sent to your browser - along with a web page - when you access a web page. Your browser will return the cookie information only to the domain from where the cookie originated, i.e., psd.gov.mt and no other web site can request this information. When you return to http://www.pahro.gov.mt/, the cookie is sent back to the web server, along with your new request.

4.0 Links to other Web Sites

Our site has a number of links to other local and international organisations and agencies. In some cases, for the benefit of the visitor, it may be required that we link to other web sites of other organisations after permission is obtained from them respectively. It is important for you to note that upon linking to another site, you are no longer on our site and you become subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

5.0 Access to your information

You may request us at any time what information is effectively held on you if any, at that particular time. You have the right to have any inaccuracies corrected and where applicable erased, if they are not already deleted.

6.0 Changes to this Privacy Policy

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will replace this page with an updated version. It is therefore in your own interest to check the Privacy Policy page any time you access our web site so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.

7.0 Data Protection Policy - People and Standards Division

The Data Protection Act, 2001 regulates the processing of personal data whether held electronically or in manual form. The People and Standards Division (PSD) is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in the Act.

Purpose for collecting data:

The PSD collects and processes information to carry out its functions according to the Public Service Management Code (PSMC).  All data is collected and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2001, and any other law/regulation to which PSD may be subject.

Recipients of data:
Employees of this Directorate, who are assigned to carry out the functions of this Directorate, access the information you give us.  Personal Data may also be disclosed to departments/third parties, who may also have access to your data as authorized by law.  All data is collected and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 2001.  PSD employs occasionally the services of MITA to process personal data on behalf of PSD in accordance with instructions from the controller. MITA has adequate security measures to prevent accidental damage or loss of data. 
 

Your rights:
You are entitled to know, free of charge, what information PSD holds and processes about you and why; who has access to it; how it is kept up to date; and what the Directorate is doing to comply with its obligations under the Data Protection Act, 2001.
The Data Protection Act, 2001 sets down a formal procedure for dealing with data subject access requests, which PSD follows.
All data subjects have the right to access any personal information kept about them by the Directorate, either on computer or in manual files.  Requests for access to personal information by data subjects are to be made in writing and addressed to PSD’s Data Controller.  Your identification details such as ID number, name and surname and address have to be submitted with this request.  In case we encounter identification difficulties, you may be required to submit a photocopy of an identification document such as the Identity Card, driving licence or passport, which document will be returned after identification is established.
PSD aims to comply, as quickly as possible, with requests for access to personal information and will ensure that it is provided within a reasonable time, unless there is good reason for delay. When a request for access cannot be met within a reasonable time, the reason will be explained in writing to the data subject making the request.
 

All data subjects have the right to request that their information be amended, erased or not used in the event the data is incorrect. 

Data Controller:
PSD's Data Controller may be contacted either at:
Research &N Personnel Systems Directorate,
People and Standards Division
Office of the Prime Minister
3, Castille PLace, Level 2
Valletta – VLT 2000
Tel. No.22001045/Fax No. 22001053
or at the following e-mail address:
rps-psd.opm@gov.mt

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