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Privacy Statement

National Fisheries Authority of Papua New Guinea ("NFA") is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who utilize our websites or services according to the NFA Terms of Use. This statement applies with respect to the information that we collect from this NFA website (the "Site"). Amendments to this Privacy Policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.


Information we collect

NFA may collect anonymous information about users who visit our Site and aggregate this anonymous information for statistical analysis. For instance, we may use it to determine usage patterns so we know which parts of our Site are most popular. Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect and how we collect it are:

User Environment: information about your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox), operating system (e.g., Windows, Apple OS), Internet service provider (e.g., Telikom, Digicel, Bmobile, Verizon), and similar information.

Cookies: Small pieces of information stored on your computer's hard drive that help you to navigate a website and to deliver content specific to your interests and prevent you from reentering all your account data at each connection. Like many websites, we use cookies to collect website usage data and to improve the Site. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies from the websites you visit.

IP Addresses: a number assigned to your computer. Please note your IP address could be used by legal authorities to identify you.

How We Collect Your Information

NFA collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our Site, such as during an online enquiry or subscriptions, sign up to receive emails, become a member or complete a registration or survey. You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain NFA programs and activities or receive certain services or information. Please note that when you access some information or portals on our Site, you must provide Your Information to a third-party service provider on its website. In these circumstances, you will know that you are on another website because the URL will change. You should read the privacy policy of the third-party site before providing Your Information.

How we use your information

NFA will use Your Information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online inquiry, membership, or program registration). We may use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about NFA and its programs that we think interest you. NFA may also use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about third parties whose information or services we think may be of interest to you. Should at anytime you wish to cease these communications, You may "opt out" of receiving information that NFA sends to you by unsubscribing to the mailing list, following instructions in the applicable information sent to you, or by contacting NFA at


How we share you information

NFA may share Your Information with third parties that perform services for NFA, such as conducting membership mailings or providing postal and electronic mailing platforms and services. NFA also reserves the right to disclose Your Information in circumstances that NFA deems necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or a request from a governmental agency, security reasons or similar situations.

Users may access the Site through third party accounts (e.g., Facebook or Google accounts). If you "like," for example, or post a comment on the Site while logged into Facebook or Google, this information will be shared with those social media sites in accordance with their respective privacy and terms and use policies. Please consult the applicable websites for details.

NFA engages certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including but not limited to web hosting and server configuration, performance monitoring and analysis, information portals, application design and development, and database storage and management. NFA may share Your Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services to enable NFA to maintain the Site, and only pursuant to contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.



NFA strives to keep Your Information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using industry-standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. NFA encrypts credit card numbers, provides firewalls to protect our servers, and implements virus/intrusion detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk.



Our Site may include links to other websites that may be of interest to you. Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site. NFA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, so be sure to read the privacy policies on other websites.



Although NFA will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of Your Information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. NFA will have no liability for disclosure of Your Information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.



NFA is committed to protecting personal data to the fullest extent of its Privacy Policy. Because NFA is based in Papua New Guinea., this policy is consistent with Papua New Guinea law and practice. This Privacy Policy is not adapted to European laws. By agreeing to NFA's Privacy Policy, you consent to NFA applying its Privacy Policy in place of data protections under your country's law. That is, you freely and unambiguously consent that:

  • Terms of this Privacy Policy, not your home country's laws, control how NFA will process personally identifiable information about you.

  • Data you enter on this Site, and other data connected with your account, will be transmitted to and processed in Papua New Guinea and relevant organizations that may be based in the wider Pacific region, who adhere to a jurisdiction whose laws do not offer data protections equivalent to those of your home country.



Contact Information
National Fisheries Authority, Papua New Guinea welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that National Fisheries Authority, Papua New Guinea has not adhered to this Statement, please contact National Fisheries Authority, Papua New Guinea at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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