Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting this website provided by the National Minerals Agency of Sierra Leone. The National Minerals Agency (abbreviation: NMA) appreciates your visit to this website and your interest in our Geo-Data and Information. NMA is the owner and operator of the website gims.nma.gov.sl. This privacy policy was created to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and to establish certain guidelines for your use of this website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website. NMA takes the protection of personal data very seriously.


Personal information

Personal information is information by which an individual can be directly identified or which facilitates the identification of a person. Personal information may involve details such as the correct name, address, postal address or telephone number of a person for instance.

Collection and processing of personal data

Basically, this website can be used anonymously. In addition, the website enables visitors to get in contact with NMA via specific online forms. By using these forms, personal data may be collected by NMA to establish a contact with the website visitor only. Input of personal data will be made on a voluntary basis and with consent of the visitor.

Use and dissemination of personal data

Collected via online forms on this website, personal data may be used exclusively to establish a contact with the website visitor. In addition, personal data collected is used for promotional purposes if the visitor agrees to receive further news by email (opt-in). Hereby the promotional purpose is strictly limited to the services and products offered on this website. Material send to you by email contains a link providing the possibility to unsubscribe from receiving further emails and documents. In no case personal data will be transferred to third parties.

Warranty

Information, data and content on this website will be updated regularly. However, NMA cannot and does not provide any guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the provided information.

Security

NMA uses technical and organisational security measures to protect personal data against loss, misuse, or alteration. Protection of personal data against unauthorised persons is implemented on a high security level, and the security measures are continually enhanced and adapted to most recent technologies.

Nevertheless, all security is subject to possible circumvention, and NMA cannot and does not provide any guarantees regarding the effectiveness of the security we employ or our ability to prevent third parties, acting unlawfully, from obtaining information that you provide to us. In general all online forms of this website use the HTTPS protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure); the personal data provided is encrypted during transmission therewith.

NMA is neither responsible for protecting nor is NMA is liable for failing to protect, the privacy of electronic mail or other information transferred through the Internet or any other network that you may utilise.

Links to other websites

The website of NMA contains electronic links (hyperlinks) to external third party websites. All links have been checked for possible violations before activation. Nevertheless, NMA has no influence on the content and on updates of these linked websites. NMA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any linked website, and NMA assumes no liability for these linked websites. If any violations are detected on these linked websites, NMA distances itself from such contents. Upon notification of any violation, NMA will remove the link immediately from its website.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small files placed on the hard drives of visitors to the websites. Cookies reflect identifying information about each user and retain certain non-identifying information about the user's use of the Web sites. Visitors are always free to decline cookies if their browser permits. However, it is possible that some parts of the website will not function properly if the visitor's cookies are disabled. Cookies are used by NMA for website logins only and to identify a user's browser capabilities. NMA does not collect personal information from cookies about visitors.

IP address

While visiting the website of NMA, the IP address from visitors may be stored in combination with date and time of the visit. NMA uses this data after anonymisation for statistical analysis only regarding system stability and security. The data will be deleted afterwards routinely and under no circumstances the data will be transmitted or forwarded to third parties.

Version of this privacy statement

The current version of this privacy statement is version 1.0, released in January 2016. Updates or revisions of this privacy statement may be published by NMA on this website anytime.