All personal information created, held or collected by Electoral Commission of Jamaica on this website is protected under the Access to Information. You also have a right to access and correct your personal information. This means that you will be informed of the purposes for which personal information is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information. You will be asked for your consent where appropriate.
Your Privacy and the Internet
The nature of the Internet is such that Web servers automatically collect certain information about a visit to a website, including the visitor’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are unique numbers assigned by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to all devices used to access the Internet. Web servers automatically log the IP addresses of visitors to their sites. The IP address, on its own, does not identify an individual. However, in certain circumstances, such as with the co-operation of an ISP for example, it could be used to identify an individual using the site. For this reason, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica consider the IP address to be personal information, particularly when combined with other data automatically collected when a visitor requests a Web page such as the page or pages visited, date and time of the visit.
Unless otherwise noted, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica does not automatically gather any specific information from you, such as your name, telephone number or e-mail address. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica would obtain this type of information only if you supply it to us, for example, by e-mail or by filling in a contact form.
Communicating with the Electoral Commission of Jamaica
If you choose to send the Electoral Commission of Jamaica an e-mail or complete a form online, your personal information is used by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica in order to respond to your inquiry. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica does not use such information to create individual profiles nor does it disclose such information to anyone other than to those within the Electoral Commission of Jamaica who need to provide you with a response. Any disclosure of your personal information is in accordance with the Privacy Act.
E-mails and other electronic methods used to communicate with The Electoral Commission of Jamaica are not secure. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not send sensitive personal information, such as your Elector ID, TRN or your Date of Birth, through non-secure electronic means.
Improving your Experience on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica Website
Digital Markers (Cookies)
A digital marker is a resource created by the visitor’s browser in order to remember certain pieces of information for the Web server to reference during the same or subsequent visit to the website. Examples of digital markers are “cookies” or HTML5 web storage. Some examples of what digital markers do are as follows:
- they allow a website to recognize a previous visit each time the visitor accesses the site;
- they track what information is viewed on a site which helps website administrators ensure visitors find what they are looking for.
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica uses sessional digital markers on its website. During your on-line visit, your browser exchanges data with The Electoral Commission of Jamaica’s Web server. The digital markers used do not allow The Electoral Commission of Jamaica to identify individuals.
You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. However, it may affect your ability to interact with this website.
You can find out more information about cookies at www.AboutCookies.org
Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about Web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage. Information in digital markers may be used for the purpose of web analytics to remember your online interactions with The Electoral Commission of Jamaica’s website.
When your computer requests an Electoral Commission of Jamaica Web page, our institution collects the following types of information for Web analytics:
- the originating IP address;
- the date and time of the request;
- the type of browser used; and
- the page(s) visited.
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica uses software called ElectorLookup and the information collected is not disclosed. Your IP address is collected and linked to searches made on our website.
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica also uses Google Analytics and the information collected is disclosed to Google, an external third party service provider. Your IP address is anonymized prior to being stored on the service provider’s servers in order to help safeguard your privacy. The information collected is de-personalized by activating the anonymization feature in Google Analytics. Data collected for Web analytics purposes goes outside of Jamaica to Google servers and may be processed in any country where Google operates servers. Data may be subject to the governing legislation of such country (for example the USA Patriot Act).
Information used for the purpose of Web analytics is collected by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica pursuant to its mandate as outlined within the Representation of the People’s Act. Such information may be used for communications and information technology statistical purposes, audit, evaluation, research, planning and reporting. For more information on how your privacy is safeguarded in relation to web analytics, see the Treasury Board Standard on Privacy and Web Analytics.
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to this website. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted this website, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica makes no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting this website, unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected. In such case, personal information may be sought.
This personal information may be shared with appropriate law enforcement authorities if suspected criminal activities are detected.
Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints you may have regarding the administration of these policies for this website may be directed to the Information Systems Manager and/or Assistant Director, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 1-888-991-VOTE (8683) or by writing to 43 Duke Street, Kingston, Jamaica.
Links to websites not under the control of The Electoral Commission of Jamaica are provided solely for the convenience of our website visitors. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information contained on external websites. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites or their content.
With respect to privacy, visitors should research the privacy policies of these non-government websites before providing personal information.
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce Notices
Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica for the purpose of providing Jamaicans with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica. You may use and reproduce the materials as follows:
Unless otherwise specified, you may reproduce the materials in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes, and in any format, without charge or further permission from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, provided you do the following:
- Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
- Indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced, as well as the author (where available);
- Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of the version available at [URL where original document is available]; and
- Not use a method of downloading information that would place the Electoral Commission of Jamaica’s network at risk. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica will take all necessary steps to protect its information technology assets from those who extract content from this website in a manner that affects its performance or places it at risk.
Unless otherwise specified, you may not reproduce materials on this website, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution without prior written permission from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica.
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on this website are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.
To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this website for commercial purposes, or to obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction from this website, please contact the Electoral Commission of Jamaica at:
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica
43 Duke Street
1-888-991-VOTE (8683) – Toll-free
The official marks of The Electoral Commission of Jamaica, including the Electoral Commission of Jamaica wordmark and logos may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without prior written authorization.
External Service Providers
In order to effectively operate its website, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica uses external service providers. Such service providers are bound by a contract with the Electoral Commission of Jamaica to treat any personal information they receive in a manner consistent with the provisions of the respective acts
Our Commitment to Accessibility
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility. In the event of difficulty using our Web pages, applications or device-based mobile applications, please contact us for assistance or to obtain alternative formats such as regular print or another appropriate format.
Information Archived on the Web
Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Jamaica Web Standards. You can request alternate formats on the “Contact us” page.
If The Electoral Commission of Jamaica has information about a possible offence under the Representation of the People’s Act (ROPA), we may share it with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the independent officer responsible for ensuring that the ROPA is complied with and enforced. If we have information relating to website security breaches, we may share it with the Cyber Crimes Unit.