Our Legal Privacy Policy

1. INTRODUCTION

The State House of the Republic of Uganda respects the privacy of our visitors and are committed to preserving your online safety by preserving your privacy at anytime you visit or communicate with our site.

This privacy policy describes what information is made available to The State house of The Republic of Uganda and third parties when you visit The State House of the Republic of Uganda or official website pages on other sites, and how the State House uses and stores that information.

Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy offers you a thorough explanation regarding your personal data provided to us or any data we may collect from you.

This Privacy Policy is updated from time to time.

If you have questions about this policy or suggestions for its improvement, please let us know. You can contact us at http://www.statehouse.go.ug/contacts.

2. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO www.statehouse.go.ug.

By submitting any information for example by completing a “Contact Us” form onThe State House of the republic of Uganda through feedback, email message,or in any other manner, you hereby explicitly agree that:

  1. your Submissions do not contain confidential or proprietary information;
  2. your Submissions automatically become the property of The State House of the republic of Uganda without any obligation of The State House of the republic of Uganda to you;
  3. The State House of the republic of Uganda is not under any obligation of confidentiality relating to the Submissions, either express or implied;
  4. The State House of the republic of Uganda shall be entitled to use or disclose the Submissions in any way, manner, purpose or otherwise, worldwide;
  5. The State House of the republic of Uganda may have under consideration or development similar ideas to the Submissions; and
  6. you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from The State House of the republic of Uganda in exchange for the Submissions.

Further, The State House of the republic of Uganda may access and use the Website and any information stored thereon, including the contents of any Submissions, for any lawful purpose. Further, we may disclose the contents of any Submissions to any third party, including any law enforcement agency, to protect our rights or property, or for any other reason.

We may, for example, publish compilations of comments collected through Statehouse.go.ug or provide them to national leaders, members of the press or other individuals outside of the government. We exercise discretion to protect voluntarily submitted information if its disclosure would raise privacy concerns. Submitting this personal information (name, address, telephone number, email address, etc.) is voluntary and is not required to access information on www.statehouse.go.ug.

3. INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED

When you browse our website or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information:

  • The type of browser and operating system used;
  • The date and time you visited our website;

We analyze this information to help make our website more useful and for the following reasons:

  • To determine the number of visitors to our website;
  • To count the number of times files are downloaded and web pages are accessed;
  • To identify system performance problems;
  • To find errors in problem pages and files;
  • To review the types of technology visitors are using and
  • To maintain a secure website.

This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to outside parties unless the release is legally required in connection with investigations by law enforcement or other legal proceedings.

4. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Website may contain links to other sites ("Third Party Websites"). These links are provided solely for the convenience of our users. The State House of the republic of Uganda does not necessarily endorse, sanction or verify the accuracy of the information contained on Third Party Websites. Once you access a Third Party Website through a link on the Website, you are no longer covered by the Privacy Policy or Terms of Use of the Website. Concerns regarding a Third Party Website should be directed to the Third Party Website itself. The State House of the republic of Uganda bears no responsibility for any action associated with any Third Party Website.

5. SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES

The State House of the republic of Uganda has links for social networking websites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) with The State House of the republic of Uganda. These websites are not controlled by The State House of the republic of Uganda. By using these links you accept the privacy policies of these websites.

6. CHILDREN’S POLICY

The Website is not directed to individuals under the age of 13, nor does it contain information which would be potentially harmful to minors in any way. However, we advise all visitors to the Website under the age of 13 not to disclose or provide any Personally Identifiable Information. In the event that The State House of the Republic of Uganda discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personally Identifiable Information to us, we will delete the child's Personally Identifiable Information.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your Internet Service Provider for more information.

7. SECURITY OF www.statehouse.go.ug

We will take reasonable precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the information we collect at this site.We take the following steps to secure the information we collect.

  1. Employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties.
  2. Train appropriate personnel on our privacy and security policies to know requirements for compliance.
  3. Secure the areas where we retain paper copies of the information we collect online.
  4. Perform regular backups of the information we collect online to ensure against loss.
  5. Use technical controls to secure the information we collect online including, but not limited to:
    1. Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
    2. Encryption
    3. Firewalls
    4. Password protections
  6. Periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
  7. Employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized tries of outsiders to “hack” into, or cause harm to, the information contained in our systems.

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