When you use and submit the forms on the Maldives Embassy website, or contact the Maldives High Commission via telephone or email, we may receive personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, date of birth, passport number, id card number and so forth, depending upon the activity. By submitting your details, you enable the Embassy to provide you with the services and information you have selected.
The Maldives Embassy website also uses unobstrusive cookies which may record information about your online activity (see below).
The Maldives Embassy uses personal information submitted for a number of purposes including the following:
- to provide our services and online content;
- to deal with your requests and enquiries;
- to contact you about a submission or enquiry you have made;
- to provide you with information about our services or activities.
The Embassy may contact you:
- in relation to any request made by you through the online forms, or correspondence we receive from you regarding our services;
- in relation to important developments during emergencies and so forth;
- for marketing purposes, or to promote new services or activities where you have agreed to this.
The Maldives Embassy will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies). Under no circumstances will your personal information be provided to third-parties for marketing purposes.
If you are aged 16 or under, please obtain your parent/guardian's permission before you provide any personal information to the Maldives Embassy. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
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Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site wont work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. If you are not happy with this, we will not send these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.
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