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Our Privacy Policy

The purpose of this Website Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Website Privacy Policy. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites. Certainly, if you are not happy with this Website Privacy Policy you should not use this website.

General Statement

CINDE respects your right to privacy and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal data that you volunteer, if retained, will be held on secure servers. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organizational measures) to protect your personal data.

Collection and use of personal data

CINDE may gather two types of information about you from our sites:

  • Personal information is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include, your name, company, or e-mail address. CINDE does not collect any personal data about you from this website, apart from information that you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us or by completing any of our on-line forms or voluntary registration for the services CINDE offers. If you choose not to provide the necessary personal information when requested, certain services or parts of the sites might not be available to you.
  • Aggregate information generated by CINDE systems, which, like most websites, tracks traffic to and on the Sites but does not identify you personally.

Disclosure of information

We will not disclose your personal data unless you have consented to this disclosure. We may disclose with your consent: (a) any information that CINDE gathers about you to third parties for the purposes of providing you with services that CINDE considers may be of interest to you; (b) aggregate tracking information and other information that does not personally identify you, to third parties; (c) your personal information to third parties, when CINDE believes in good faith that CINDE is required to do so by law.

Use of information

CINDE may use the personal information it collects: (a) to verify your identity and assist you if you forget your password or login details for any of CINDE registration services; (b) to assist in providing the services requested by you; (c) to provide further information to you about other websites and services or which CINDE considers may be of interest to you; (d) for sharing with third parties that have similar objectives (in whole or in part) to CINDE where the sharing is for a not-for-profit purpose; (e) for future marketing, promotional and publicity purposes that relate to CINDE and Costa Rica or its purpose, including to carry out direct marketing, event invitations & activities, market research and surveys; (f) to help ensure that you are shown information that NZTE considers may be relevant to you and your interests; and (g) for any other use that you authorize.

Changes to the Website Privacy Policy

Any changes to this Website Privacy Policy will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Cookies & tracking

Website cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work as intended and enhance the users’ experience. CINDE does not collect personally identifiable information through website cookies.

CINDE may use a "cookie" file containing information that can identify details of your IP address, PC platform (e.g. Windows, NT or Mac), browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or other, plus the version of browser), domain (whether you are accessing a Site from CR or elsewhere) and other user information (e.g. your username). CINDE may use the information generated by cookies to: (a) track traffic patterns to, from and on the Sites; (b) help display advertising to the appropriate users; and (c) enable you to enter the Sites and use certain services and to visit registered user only areas of the Site. You can choose to manage your cookies. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit:

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CINDE does not control the practices of content providers or partners present on our sites. The Sites contain links to other sites, which may not follow the same privacy policies as CINDE. CINDE suggests that you check any relevant privacy policies before providing your personal information to any third party.

Holding, correcting and updating

Any personal information that you provide to CINDE will be collected and held by CINDE and/or its authorized agents and associates. If you are an individual, you have certain rights under "LEY DE PROTECCIÓN DE LA PERSONA FRENTE AL TRATAMIENTO DE SUS DATOS PERSONALES. Ley N° 8968" that Costa Rica holds. We will correct any personal information we may hold about you if you notify us in writing of the correction. If you have any questions about how CINDE services work or regarding this Privacy Policy, contact CINDE by sending an email to


We welcome comments and suggestions regarding CINDE´s privacy policy. Please send any questions about it or the information we have collected from you to If you believe your personal information has been misused or handled in such a manner contrary to the policy stated above, please contact us at


This Policy and any issue or dispute regarding privacy concerns will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Costa Rica, without regard to any choice of law provisions. This Policy and the Terms of Use are the entire agreement between the parties relating to use of the Website and the personal information collected by CINDE.