Privacy notice

NIFS provides the following information relating to your privacy when using websites in the nifs.ac.lk domain. This privacy policy covers all nifs.ac.lk websites unless otherwise indicated on a specific website.

Introduction

This Online Privacy Notice applies to the information that we collect when you visit the Institute’s main website (www.nifs.ac.lk) and other websites that we own, control, link or refer to in this Privacy Notice (together, the “Sites”). This Notice describes how this information is processed, as well as the choices that are available to you regarding the use of the information you provide.

Unless otherwise indicated on a specific site, NIFS (“NIFS”) is the data controller for all information collected under this Notice. Contact information for NIFS is listed at the end of this Notice.

This Notice does not apply to information collected from or about current or former employees, contractors, volunteers, post-doctorate fellows, and other workers at the NIFS (“Workers”) as part of their employment or working relationship with NIFS.

Personal Information we collect and process:

When you access or use the sites, we may collect and process the following types of information from you:

“Personal Information” is any information that we can reasonably use to identify you.

“Sensitive Personal Information” includes special categories of Personal Information (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health, and data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation) for which applicable law provides enhanced protections.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a file designed to contain a small amount of user and website information stored on a user’s computer. The file interacts with the user and the website to provide a webpage tailored to the user through its awareness of information held within the file. Cookies also have the ability to carry all or parts of the information stored within the file to other websites that the user may visit or to third parties.

Types of Cookies

A third-party cookie is placed by a domain other than that of the website the user is visiting.

A session cookie is temporary, linking the actions of a user during the any given browser session. When the browser is closed, the cookie is deleted.

A permanent cookie, also known as a persistent cookie, is stored for a specific period of time and activates each time the user visits the website that created the cookie.