What information do we collect?
When you choose to email us, we will use the information you voluntarily provide in your email to provide the best possible response. Your email address and text will not be used for any other purposes.
Please do not send or disclose any personal information of sensitive nature such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background, trade union membership, passport number, or any other form of personal identification number.
All emails are read, answered if deemed necessary, and deleted from our server. We do not use or sell any information received for marketing or any other purposes.
Additional information collected cannot be connected with you personally or used to identify you. Examples of such information is technical like your type of web browser, operating system, and other non-personal identifiable information.
What do we do with the information we collect?
We collect statistical and technical information for two reasons:
To ensure that the website does not have any problems
To improve the functionality and quality of the visitor experience to our website
We collect and store non-personal information relating to the referring website, which is the website from which the visitor came. Such information includes the date and time someone visited our website, the time spent on our website, the links where clicked, the broad location of the user, and the configuration of the specific device the visitor used. This data is deleted once analyzed and is never used or sold for marketing purposes.
How do we get your consent?
How do I withdraw my consent, remove, or delete information?
Visitors who browse our website can remove cookies placed on their computer by deleting them from their browser. Please visit the following link to learn more about cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org
Visitors who email us with a query will have their email address and the content of the email removed when no longer deemed necessary to keep. If a visitor wishes to have their email and its content removed, the visitor should contact us by email at any time.
Our website is an information website. We do not process any applications. We may, however, link to a privately owned third-party website, not affiliated with any government or embassy, that may process applications for a fee. It is your choice if you would like to apply, update, or verify applications on the website that we link to or on the official U.S. Government website.
Sharing and transferring information
We share your information if, and only if, we are legally obliged to do so. We do not share or transfer your information for any other purposes.
When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our domain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements and terms and conditions.
To protect your personal information, we take precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. The information typed on this website is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
Age of consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your country, state or province of residence and that you have agreed to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
If the website is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to provide services to you.
Acceptance of terms
What Cookies Are
A cookie is a text file which a web site saves on a user's computer after the user visits the site. The cookie is stored by the user's browser in a location reserved for cookies.
A cookie saves information about the user's visit to the web site. This information can include the user's preferences regarding web site appearance and behavior, based on the user's actions at that site. Cookies can also keep track of the number of visitors visiting each page at a site.
There are two main types of cookie:
Session Cookies: A session cookie is only saved for as the duration of the user's visit to the web site. It tracks the user's behavior during the visit, and is then deleted.
Persistent Cookies: A persistent cookie has an expiration date or lifespan, which is stored as part of the cookie data. It expires when that date is reached or at the end of the lifespan. Persistent cookies can be used to store such things as user login information (to keep the user logged in at each visit), and to send information about the user's browsing activity to the web site or to advertisers.
Cookies: Their Basic Function
A cookie stores information on such things as the user's preferences regarding the way that the site is displayed, the language in which the user prefers the site to be displayed, the specific pages which the user has visited, and the country from which the user is visiting the site.
The purpose of this information is to allow the site to function and be displayed according to the user's preferences each time that the user visits the site. Storing such data in a cookie makes it possible for the site to operate according to these preferences without requiring the user to re-enter such data for each visit to the site.
Improving the Quality of the Site
This site also collects information of a statistical nature for the purpose of understanding how visitors use the site, and to improve the quality of the site. This information includes the number of people performing specific actions, which page elements are clicked on, and how often, and how long users spend on each page. Cookies also make it possible to determine when a page or page element is not working properly.
If a Visitor Does Not Agree to Allow Cookies
There may be times when a visitor is not willing to allow cookies. This can happen, for example, if the visitor is using a computer that is public (at a library, school, or Internet cafe, for example), or that otherwise cannot be trusted or does not allow control of security. It is possible to instruct most browsers to not save cookies. When a user does this, however, web sites may not operate as it was designed to, and the user will be required to enter basic information for each visit. If a machine is secure and can be trusted (a personal laptop or a desktop system at home, for example), it is advisable to allow cookies in order to allow the site to function properly and provide a high-quality user experience. All visitors have the option to reject the consent of cookies at any time by exiting our website and delete the cookies from their browser.
Right to Withdraw Cookies