The Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) is bound by law and the Statistics Act 1958 (Cap. 192).
The data the BSS collects, analyses and disseminates is for statistical purposes only. All employees of the BSS, whether temporary or permanent, are required to sign an Oath of Office as part of the employment process. Any breaches of the Statistics Act are punishable by law. The information disseminated by the BSS is presented in a manner that promotes the protection of confidential information. This information is presented in an aggregated and anonymized format; data is never presented so as to allow the identification of any individual, household or establishment.
Information Collection & Use
When using this website, we ask for basic contact details in the Data Request, and Contact Us pages for the sole purpose to follow up on your requests, comments and queries.
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site. This data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition to web server logs, our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of our websites.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our web site.
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