The Data Controller of this website is the Authority whose principal place of business is situated at Mizzi House, National Road, Blata l-Bajda ĦMR9010, Malta.
Personal Data: Personal Data means data about a person who can be identified from this data.
Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of information stored on the user's hard disk.
Data Subject: Data Subject refers to any person who is the subject of Personal Data.
What information does the Authority collect about you?
The Authority collects your personal information when you make use of the following services available on our website, that require the voluntary submission of your personal information namely:
How will the Authority use your personal information?
The Authority may collect and process your personal information for the following purposes:
To carry out its legal and enforcement functions;
To process the submission of personal information with regard to our online forms;
To provide its services.
Your personal information may also be shared with:
Third parties engaged by the Authority in the carrying out of its duties, regard being had to the utmost protection of your personal information;
When it is under a legal or regulatory duty to do so;
As otherwise permitted under relevant applicable laws.
How long is your personal information retained for?
to provide you with the services you have requested;
to carry out the functions of the Authority in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority Act (Chapter 510 of the Laws of Malta), and other subsidiary legislation and/or other relevant legislation that falls within the ambit of the Authority;
to put forward, support a claim or defense in court or tribunal established by law.
Access/Modify/Delete your personal information
As the data subject, you have a right to request what personal information we hold about you as well as to rectify existing personal data that we hold about you and/or deletion thereof.
If you wish to submit a request that your data be deleted or rectified, and/or to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, you may submit such request at any time by sending us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request you make.
Verification of your personal information
When the Authority receives any request to access, rectify or delete personal identifiable information, it shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information
Legal protection and rights
The Authority is required to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), national legislation pertaining to data protection in force at the time and subsidiary legislation made thereunder (collectively referred to as the “Data Protection Laws”).
To this end, the Authority will ensure that your personal information is:
processed fairly and lawfully;
processed in accordance with your rights;
updated and accurate;
obtained merely for a specific and lawful purpose;
not kept longer than is necessary for its purpose;
recorded in a secure manner.
Security of information
Our website uses Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") to ensure secure transmission of your personal data. For a website to be secure, a padlock symbol needs to be shown in the URL address bar and the URL address needs to start with "https://". SSL applies encryption between two end points such as your personal computer and the connecting server. Any data transmitted during the session is encrypted before being sent, and then decrypted at the receiving end. This ascertains that data cannot be read during transmission.
As you might have been aware when you first visited our website, we use 'cookies' on our website. Cookies are small pieces of information that your browser stores on your computer's hard drive upon visiting any website. They are used to record how you navigate this website on each visit.
Personal identifiers from your browsing activity
Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded. We record information such as your Internet Service Provider and your IP address. We also record information about which browser you are using to navigate through our website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution.
We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you.
If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally.
Third party links
We may update this policy from time to time as it deems necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you make use of it. We advise you to print a copy for your records.
Data Protection Officer,
Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority,
Blata l-Bajda ĦMR9010,
Where to make a complaint
When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us. We use that information to resolve your complaint.
If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is.
If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner. This can be done at https://idpc.org.mt/en/Pages/contact/complaints.aspx