Fiji Times Online (FTO) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy
of personally identifiable information collected about our customers. For the
purposes of this Privacy Statement, the word customers includes visitors to
our web sites, future subscribers to and users of our services, purchasers
of our products and advertising customers.
Sometimes we collect personal information when we provide our services to you.
Generally we will tell you why we are collecting information when we collect
it and how we plan to use it or these things will be obvious when we collect
We usually collect personal information directly from you although at sometime
we may use agents or service providers to do this for us. We may also acquire
lists from other sources, both from other companies and from other public documents.
Use of Aggregate Data
We may collect certain non-personal information to optimise our goods and services
including our Web pages for your computer (e.g., the identity of your Internet
browser, the type of operating system you use, your IP address and the domain
name of your Internet service provider). We may use such non-personal information
for internal purposes, including but not limited to improving the content of
FTO may use personally identifiable information in aggregate form to improve
our goods and services including our Web sites and make them more responsive
to the needs of our customers. This statistical compilation and analysis of
information may also be used by FTO or provided to others as a summary report
for marketing, advertising or research purposes.
FTO strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable
information of our customers. We use a variety of physical and electronic security
measures including restricting physical access to our offices and firewalls
and secure databases to keep personal information secure from misuse, loss
or unauthorised use or disclosure.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to
be totally secure.
Any information posted on bulletin boards and/or communicated in chat areas
becomes public information. While FTO strives to protect and respect your privacy,
we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose in a chat
room or bulletin board.
Cookies are data that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for
record-keeping purposes. Cookies can facilitate a user's ongoing access to
and use of a site. They allow us to track usage patterns and to compile data
that can help us improve our content and target advertising. If you do not
in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the Cookie feature. But
you should note that Cookies may be necessary to provide you with features
such as web-site appearance and functionality.
Online Links to Third Party and Co-Branded Sites
FTO may establish relationships with business partners that allow visitors
to our Internet sites to link directly to sites operated by these partners.
Some of these sites may be "co-branded" with our logo; however, these
sites may not be operated or maintained by or on our behalf. These sites may
collect personal information from you that may be shared with us. This Privacy
Statement will apply to any personal information we obtain in this manner.
FTO is not responsible for the content or practices of Web sites operated by
third parties that are linked to our sites. These links are meant for the user's
convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship,
endorsement or approval by FTO of the content, policies or practices of those
third party sites. Once you have left our site via such a link, you should
What else you should know about privacy on the Internet
Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This
is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence
if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public
place like a library or Internet café. You as an individual are responsible
for the security of and access to your own computer.
Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet that
this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post
personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive
unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely
responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username and passwords and
any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are
using the Internet.
Please note the contents of this privacy statement may change as features are
added to the site.