TERMS OF USE AND DISCLAIMERS

NOTICE

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By accessing this site and any pages thereof, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions below, do not access this site or any pages thereof.

USE OF INFORMATION AND MATERIALS

The information and materials offered in these pages, as well as the terms, conditions, and descriptions contained there are subject to change periodically without notice. All materials and information on this site are provided with the understanding that the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (“DDEC”) is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal or other competent advisers. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this site has been obtained from reliable sources, the DDEC is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information and materials. Therefore, the use of the information and materials contained in this site is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the user.

SUBMISSIONS

All information and materials submitted to the DDEC through this site shall be deemed and remain the property of the DDEC and the DDEC shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in information provided to the DDEC through this site. The DDEC shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information except as agreed by the DDEC entity having the direct customer relationship or as otherwise specifically agreed to or required by law.

NO WARRANTY

The information and materials contained or accessed in or through this site, including but not limited to, text, graphics, links or other items are provided “as is,” “as available,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitations warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The DDEC does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information and materials and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the information and materials.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event will the DDEC be liable for any damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this site or use thereof or inability to use by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if the DDEC, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this information and materials. Hyperlinks to other internet resources are at your own risk; the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these resources are not investigated, verified, monitored, recommended, or endorsed by the DDEC.

JURISDICTION

The DDEC operates and controls this site from its offices in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, United States of America. The DDEC makes no representation that the information and materials included in this site are appropriate for use in any other jurisdiction.

GOVERNING LAW

Access to and use of the information and materials of this site and these terms are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws.

SEVERABILITY

In the event any provision of these terms is held unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions and will be replaced by an enforceable provision that comes the closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.

NON-ENDORSEMENT

Reference to any company, business or person in this website does not constitute and shall be construed to imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by the DDEC or any entity of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

PRIVACY POLICY

GENERAL

This website is operated by the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (the “Department”). By using and/or visiting the website, you and/or the Company you represent accept this privacy policy. This policy covers how the Website treats the personal information that it collects and receives, including information related to your past use of the Website. Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact any individual, such as a person’s name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that the Department does not own or control, or to people that the Department does not employ or manage.
The following represents practices and procedures of the Website. We reserve the right to change these practices and procedures at any time without prior notice.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you use this website we may collect a variety of information, including Name, Last name, Company, email, telephone number. The Website may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
The Website uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, improve our services, contact you, to conduct research or for statistical purposes.

COLLECTION AND USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

We also collect non-personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser used, the date and time of the visit and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our Website. This information is strictly for statistical purposes.

CHILDREN

The Federal Child Privacy Act regulates website’s collection of personal information on users under 18 years of age. We do not intentionally collect such information on anyone we know to be under 18 years of age. If such information is inadvertently obtained, we will take the necessary steps to delete the information as soon as we are made aware that said information pertains to a person under 18 years of age.
Cookies and Other Technologies

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

The Website does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with the Department. However, these Partners do not have any independent right to share this information.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Department’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Protection of Personal Information

The Department takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

The Department makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Access to Personal Information

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at this website and sending an email with the updated information. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if the Department is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Department may update this policy at any moment without prior notification.