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Privacy Policy

We are committed to protect the privacy of individuals who visit the website and who make use of the online facilities. This Privacy Policy provides you with information in terms of Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation. It also takes consideration of Recommendation 2/2001 of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, adopted on 17 May 2001, on certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line. The policy can be easily accessible via a link at the bottom of each web page.

1. Data Controller 

The data controller of this website is the Malta Council for Science and Technology (referred to as the ‘Council’, whose head office is situated at Villa Bighi, Marina Street, Kalkara, Malta KKR 1320.

2. Collection of information and purpose

PLUMTRI may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • Information about your visits to and use of this portal;
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us and/or subscribing to our portal services and/or email notifications.

PLUMTRI may collect information about your computer and your visits to this portal such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this portal and to improve the portal's usability.

Cookies

PLUMTRI uses cookies on this portal. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may send a cookie which may be stored on by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this portal and to improve the portal's usability. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our portal, and to personalise our portal for you.

Kindly note that most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

You may find all the necessary information on how to make the necessary configuration settings by visiting the following site: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies​. Disabling the cookies of this website will not affect your browsing experience.

Personal data provided by the data subject

By registering yourself on this website, data subjects are required to provide their name, surname, and e-mail address amongst other information for contact purposes. All information will be solely used by the Council and its staff as may be necessary to provide you with the feedback to your message. The Council shall ensure that any disclosure of such data shall be carried out in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

3. Your rights as data subject

As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you by the Council by submitting your request in writing to our Data Protection Officer by email on the following address: doyle.abela@gov.mt (hereinafter referred to as ‘Contact e-mail address’).  Although all reasonable efforts will be made to keep your information updated, you are kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to the personal data held by the Council. In any case, if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request the blocking or erasure of data which has been processed unlawfully. For this purpose, you are requested to submit your request in writing to our Data Protection Officer using the Contact e-mail address.

All the data will be deleted once the user unsubscribes their account from the portal.

4. Third Party Websites

To give you a better service, our site can connect you with a number of links to other local and international organisations and agencies. When connecting to such other websites you will no longer be subject to this policy but to the privacy policy of the new site.

5. Transaction Security Policy

This site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure secure transmission of your personal data. You should be able to see the padlock symbol on the left-hand/right-hand side of the status bar situated at the top left hand corner of the browser window. The url address will also start with https:// depicting a secure webpage. SSL applies encryption between two points such as your PC and the connecting server. Any data transmitted during the session will be encrypted or scrambled and then decrypted or unscrambled at the receiving end. This will ascertain that data cannot be read during transmission.

6. 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. Feedback

Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcome and greatly appreciated.​​ You can contact us by using the Contact MCST Form available on our website.