About Jamaica Public Service
Personal data is any information that allows you to be identified. The types of personal data the JPS will collect may include details of your name, address, telephone number, email address, customer and/or premises number, fax number and date of birth.
The JPS will collect personal data from you through telephone contact by personnel in its Customer Care Centre; its representatives, servants and/or agents in its branch offices; and every time you email your details to the JPS.
The JPS will use your personal data where it is necessary to do so because it is relevant to JPS’ dealings with you such as billing and customer service, or where it is has your consent.
You may use your username and password to correct or amend your personal data at any time.
JPS does not collect personally identifiable data about you unless you provide same to the JPS voluntarily and knowingly. This may be done through:
- Voluntary provision of personal data by you directly to JPS or through our Customer Care Centre;
- Express consent or acknowledgement contained within a written, verbal or electronic application process;
- Consent solicited by JPS (or our agent) for a specified purpose; or
Use of the Website
When you visit the JPS website, move from page to page, read pages, or download its content onto your computer, the following information may be recorded:
- The pages visited; and/or
- The content viewed and/or downloaded.
JPS uses this information to find out how many people visit their web site and which sections of the website are visited most frequently. JPS may use this information to determine what type of information is most useful, improve their website, address your specific needs, provide better customer service and for general marketing purposes.
JPS records the statistical information on the numbers of visitors to this web site, but no information about individuals in particular is kept or used.
Certain JPS employees will be provided with information about a web site visitor in order to serve that visitor's needs and provide the visitor with information regarding specific products, for example provision of bills electronically.
JPS’ employees are mandated to adhere to strict standards of care in handling confidential information, including the personal data of its customers.
The JPS does not use your personal data for direct marketing.
Use of "cookies"
Security of your personal data
JPS has in place appropriate technical and organizational security measures, according to technological industry standards, in order to prevent unauthorized or unlawful disclosure or access to or, accidental or unlawful loss of or destruction, or alteration or unauthorised disclosure of or access to, or other damage to your personal data. These measures ensure an appropriate level of security in relation to the risks inherent in the processing and the nature of the personal data to be protected. Your securely held personal data will only be accessible by select authorized employees of JPS.
Please be aware that communication sent over the internet, such as email/ webmail, are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communication may route through a number of countries before being delivered as this is the nature of the World Wide Web. The JPS cannot accept liability that communication may be obtained by an unauthorized person. The yellow padlock at the bottom right-hand corner of a web page indicates that a user is on a secured site. Additionally, the web page address displayed will begin with “https”; not “http”. In some areas of our website, we require a user ID and password for you to access certain information. JPS will not disclose such password to third parties; however, you are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of your password.
Complaints about JPS' use of your personal data
Should you make a complaint to our Customer Care Centre and your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, your complaint will be passed to the Legal Division to be resolved. If your complaint is still unable to be amicably resolved, it will be escalated. Any finding of misuse of your personal data by the JPS shall be remedied as soon as reasonably possible.
Should you require further information on our privacy policies or your personal information, feel free to contact the JPS Customer Care Centre at 1-888-225-5577/ 1-888-CALL-JPS, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.