Privacy Policy

Statement of Intent

When providing feedback to us and when asking for certain other services, you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name, address, and telephone number).
In addition, the Malta Resources Authority also collects web page download information and site usage information.
To the extent that any of the details supplied by you to us, together with such information as may be subsequently supplied by you in any manner, whether orally or in writing, constitutes personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act, you consent to the processing of such data for the purposes of the Malta Resources Authority, and consent to the disclosure of all or any such details and information to employees, associates or agents of the Malta Resources Authority for the following purposes:

  • deal with licence applications,
  • monitor compliance with the licence/permit/registration conditions, 
  • process renewals,
  • prevent and investigate breaches of regulations,
  • maintain the relevant registers,
  • deal with complaints, consultations and to provide literature.

We may disclose personal data to our consultants, agents and representatives who may be carrying out the above services on our behalf, in addition to other public bodies and other organisations for consultation on environmental issues.
Your attention is drawn to the provisions of the Freedom of Access to Information on the Environment Regulations (LN 217/2001).
We do not sell personal information to any third parties unless that information is public register information. We generally do not share personal information with any third parties other than those mentioned above unless they agree to protect the privacy of personal information in the same manner we do or we are required by law to disclose such information.
We will only hold personal data on our systems for a strictly limited period of time. In most cases, the time period will be set as a matter of internal policy and will be the minimum necessary for our use.

Access to your Personal Information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in that personal information corrected. Please address requests to the Commissioner for Data Protection or use the on-line enquiry form.

Direct Marketing

From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to participate in the consultation process being carried out by the Authority. We may wish to provide you with details of other services or literature available from the Malta Resources Authority which may be of interest to you. 

Security of Personal Information

We share the general concern over the safety and security of personal information on the Internet and have implemented procedures to promote the safety and security of information we collect online. We have implemented industry standard controls to try to ensure confidentiality; however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot therefore guarantee that personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

Cookies are text files stored on your computer, which identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. The use of cookies enable us to obtain information about your use of our site, such as whether you have visited our site more than once and how you found us. This information allows us to make the site easier to use. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

Google Analytics are used to collect information about how people use this site. This is done to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how it could be improved.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information  (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not authorise Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Purpose Expires
_utma This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site 2 years
_utmb This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close the average length of time users spend on our site your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months
GDS_successEvents GDS_analyticsTokens These cookies help identify how people use mra.org.mt so we can make the site                 better 4 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.