Privacy Policy

The American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (“AmCham BEC”) is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and personal information, including personal data relating to individual members and individuals of our member companies. It has always been and remains the policy of AmCham BEC to comply with the rules of professional conduct which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential member information.

This Privacy Policy is based on the privacy and data protection principles common to the countries in which we operate. We apply it in light of our over-arching obligations to comply with law, to preserve member confidentiality and to represent our members as effectively as possible within the bounds of the law. This Policy is intended to summarize the Companies data protection practices generally, and to advise our members, prospective members, website visitors, and other third parties about the Companies privacy policies.
Collection and use of Personal Information:

AmCham BEC does not collect any personal data from visitors to its website that is not voluntarily provided (“Personal Information”). If you do provide Personal Information, we may use that Personal Information to:

  • Provide you with information, if you are or become a member of AmCham BEC, and/or deal with any requests or inquiries you may have.
  • Carry out, monitor and analyze our business or web site operations.
  • Contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding company developments that may be of interest to you.
  • Enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds.
  • Comply with any applicable laws or regulations in any country.

Confidentiality of Client Information:

Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of AmCham BEC to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our members entrust to us. AmCham BEC accepts and processes member information always subject to the member’s direction and control, and AmCham BEC maintains reasonable and appropriate, although not infallible, security precautions. We never trade, sell or share your information with any unrelated parties except as necessary or appropriate to conduct AmCham BEC’s legal and business activities, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or to further your interests or as permitted or required by law or as authorized or directed by you.

Cookies:

A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. AmCham BEC’s extranet sites use cookies to track logins and to filter data that a logged-in user has access to.

You may reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to allow your browser to alert you when a cookie is set. However, if you select these settings you may be unable to access certain parts of AmCham BEC’s website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you logon to AmCham BEC’s website.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information:

We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of AmCham BEC, except to our data processors or programmes approved by AmChamBEC or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you.

Children:

In order to respect the privacy of minors, AmCham BEC does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online by anyone under the age of 18.

Security:

We maintain reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information provided by a visitor to this website. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.

Changes:

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect, AmCham BEC will post it on this website.

Consultants, Suppliers and Vendors:

In order to support its provision of services to its members, from time to time, AmCham BEC may maintain business information about prospective or ongoing consultants, suppliers, and vendors. We use this information for internal purposes and do not share this data with unrelated third parties.

We expect consultants, suppliers, and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors including, where applicable, the European Union’s Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). Any prospective consultants, suppliers, or vendors with questions about our policies and expectations should contact AmCham BEC.