We collect no personal identifiable information (PII) about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide this information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary, but by doing so, you are giving your permission to use the information for the stated purpose. Not providing certain information may result in the inability to provide you with a service you desire.
If you choose to provide us with PII in our website, through such methods as completing a web form or sending us an email, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested, or to respond to your message. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site.
Third-Party Websites and Applications
We link to social networks and other third-party websites. We use social networking websites to interact with international audiences and to engage in public diplomacy worldwide. Social networking websites are used to publicize consulate events and engage with members of the public.
Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
A cookie is a small text file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies:
- Session: Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie is deleted. Websites may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.
- Persistent: Persistent cookies are saved on a user’s device in order to determine which users are new to the site or are returning.
If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn cookies off in your browser. You will still have access to all information and resources on our website. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of many popular websites. Be aware that disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other websites you visit as well.
Links to External Websites
Our website has links to the embassy. When you follow a link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policiy of the external site.
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. With respect to documents and information on this website, we make no warranty, expressed or implied, for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from this website. Additionally, we assumes no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.
For the site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our site uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Federal Act on Data Protection of 1992 .