We recognizes the importance of protecting the information that we collect from visitors to our web site.  it is our policy to use any personal information we acquire for internal business purposes only and this information is private.



Visitors may browse our website without disclosing their identity.  Personal information, voluntarily submitted will be used to contact users, primarily by email, to respond to comments or requests for information. The Department uses standard wed server log files and gathers navigational information
about where users go on the web site to help us count visitors and evaluate the usefulness of the site.


Information We Collect

We collect two types of information about web visitors: personal in (such as name and email address) which you voluntarily submit to us when you pass on information to us electronically and aggregate information (such as browser version and number of visitors).


Use of you Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To receive feedback and to ensure that our web site is relevant to user needs

  • to deliver information services

  • to provide updates on developments at the Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies

Data Sharing and Transfer

The Department will not trade, rent, sell, share or otherwise pass on personal information for use by any other party without owner's consent.  in exceptional circumstances, we may have to pass on in good faith information/request that we believe more appropriately to be directed to another agency for response.


E-mail addresses will be used to reply to comments or questions, and the communication will be stored for a period of time for future reference.  E-mail addresses will not be shared with any third party except as noted above.

Link to other Sites

DCFS web sit has links to other web sites.  The Department is not responsible for the privacy practices, security policy or content of such web sites.  we recommend that users carefully read the policy statements of each site that is visited.



DCFS web site use forms to allow users to provide information.  Visitor contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address, position, telephone number and fax number) may be collected.  Contact information from the form is used for direct communication, should the need arise.  this Ministry does not maintain a repository of this information after the initial communication.  E-mails are archived as a matter of record.

Your Acceptance of our Policy

By using the web site, user signify acceptance of this Privacy Statement, and adherence to any terms and conditions posted on the web site.  The Department reserves the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time.  Users are responsible for revisiting the Privacy Statement page from time to time to review any policy updates.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The Department will occasionally update this Privacy Statement.  At such time, the "last updated" date at the bottom of this statement will also be revised.

This Privacy Statement only applies to, it does not apply to other offline activities of the Department.


Last Updated: January 2007




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