The Central Bank of The Gambia
The Central Bank of The Gambia is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information. The information practices for our web site are set forth below. The Bank does not collect, store, or use information obtained through this web site, except as described below.
Information We Collect
and Store When You Visit the Web Site
The Bank automatically collects and stores information about your Internet connection when you visit our web site. This information includes the following:
The date and time that you access our site
the pages that you visit if you linked to the Bank web site from another web site, the address of that web site
the type of browser (for example, Netscape 4.0) used to access our site
the IP (Internet Protocol) address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our site
the action that you tried to perform (for example, download a document) and whether or not you were successful.
The Bank does not use "cookies." (A cookie is an entry placed in a file on your hard drive by a web site that allows it to monitor your use of the web site, usually without your knowledge.)
Information We Collect and Store When You Send an E-mail
If you choose to give us feedback on the web site via electronic mail (or if you request additional information from the Bank), you will be asked for your name and address and will have the option of providing other information, such as your profession. If you send e-mail to the Bank, we will consider that to be your consent for the Bank to use the information collected from the message consistent with this policy.
If you provide your name and other information, the Bank will maintain the information to process your request or inquiry. Bank employees will see the information in the course of their official duties. In limited circumstances, such as requests from the Parliament or pursuant to a court order, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
Please note that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception, and that e-mail features in this web site are not encrypted. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes personal information like your bank account or social security number, you might want to send it by postal mail instead of e-mail.
How We Use the Information
The Bank uses the information--both the information that is collected automatically and the additional information that you may provide--to measure the volume of requests for specific web-site pages, to improve the web site, and to be responsive to user needs and inquiries. The Bank may use the IP address information to monitor unusually heavy activity from a single address.
Although questions, comments, and other communications that we receive generally are not retained as permanent records, please note that it is possible that any mail--electronic or paper--that we receive could become part of the permanent record of the Bank, if the mail is part of materials that are scheduled for permanent retention.
Security of the Web Site
For the security of our site and to ensure that the site remains available to all users, the Bank employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. See the Bank's Disclaimer for additional information on this issue.
How to Contact Us about the Web Site