Public Privacy Policy

Lasco Manufacturing Limited (LML) and Lasco Distributors Limited (LDL) (“LASCO”, “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data (“you” or "your"). We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information about what to expect when LASCO collects and processes your personal data through your use of this site, including any data and/or information you may provide through this site, and how we will hold, use, store, and whenever necessary, disclose your personal data. LASCO has adopted this notice to comply with its obligations under the Jamaica Data Protection Act (“JDPA”) and we will keep our privacy notice under regular review. If we change our privacy notice, we will post the changes on this page.

The personal data we collect and process about you

Personal data is information about a living individual or an individual who has been deceased for less than thirty years, who can be identified from that information alone or from that information and other information LASCO maybe in possession of, or likely to come into possession of.

We may collect, use, process, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, including:

  • Identity Data (e.g. name and date of birth);
  • Contact Data (e.g. postal/residential address, email address, telephone number);
  • Financial Data (e.g. bank account information);
  • Technical and Usage Data (e.g. internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this site; and information on how you use this site;
  • Sensitive Personal Data (e.g. Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), citizenship status, disability status, ethnicity, religion, race, membership in a trade union).

There are different ways in which we may collect personal data from and about you. These include:

  • Information you provide us e.g. by filling in forms or corresponding with us by email and when you fill out personal data on this site, enter a competition/ promotion/ survey or give us feedback, subscription to a service or contact us.
  • Information that your devices or web browser provide us or that is obtained using web technologies e.g. device details, browsing actions and patterns through the use of cookies.
  • Information from a variety of third-party sources such as business customers, government agencies, and other suppliers of public information.

Cookies and Internet Technology

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. We use Internet technology like cookies and Web Beacons for a variety of purposes, including to: assist us in providing services to you; track visitor use of this site; deliver information specific to your interests on additional Web sites; and compile statistical reports on site activity. You can set your browser not to accept cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may become inaccessible or not function properly.

How will we use your personal data?

We may gather this personal data and use it and disclose it to any person or organization, including any service providers, and other third parties for legitimate purposes including :

  • facilitating and processing applications including for employment or to become distributors;
  • processing and delivering your requests;
  • managing our relationship with you;
  • enabling you to participate in a competition, promotion or survey;
  • administering and protecting our business and this site;
  • delivering site content and advertisements to you and understanding the effectiveness of such advertising;
  • meeting our legal and regulatory requirements;
  • verifying information previously given by you with any other organization when necessary; and
  • finding out how many persons use our electronic channels and which aspects of our channels are used most frequently.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes outlined in the JDPA.

The JDPA require companies to tell you about the legal basis for using, sharing, or disclosing your information. To the extent those laws apply, we may rely on the following legal bases which the data may be necessary for:

  • The performance of a contract related to employment, distribution purposes, suppliers etc.
  • Compliance with any legal obligation;
  • To protect the vital interest of the data subject;
  • For the administration of justice, exercise of any function conferred by or under any enactment, or exercise of any other functions of a public nature exercised in the public interest;
  • Purposes of legitimate interest; and
  • With consent by the data subject.

The relevant information and/or data is used by us, our agents, representatives, and sub-contractors to process your application, act upon your request and to communicate with you in general. You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing information. We may also use your personal data to determine what type of information is most useful in order to, improve our electronic channels and to provide you with a better customer experience as well as for general operation of our business.

How we protect your personal data

We will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft, unauthorized access and disclosure, copying, use or modification. However, you should be aware that the use of the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.

In the event of a data breach, in alignment with JDPA standards, we commit to provide a thorough report to the Information Commissioner, encompassing all pertinent details including the breach's specifics, mitigation measures, and consequences within 72 hours. Simultaneously, should your data be compromised, you will be promptly notified with comprehensive information about the breach and provided with relevant contact details.

Your rights

Subject to certain exceptions, you have data privacy rights under the JDPA, including right of access, right to rectification, right to prevent processing, rights in relation to automated decision-making.  This includes:

  • Right of access: You may have the right to access the personal data we have on you by obtaining a copy of this personal data
  • Right to rectification: You may have the right to request the correction or amendment of any errors in the personal data we have about you.
  • Right to prevent processing: You may have the right to request that the data controller cease; or not begin, processing, of your personal data.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision-making: You may have the right to ensure that no decision to which this section applies is based solely on the processing, by automatic means, of personal data in respect of the data subject for the purpose of evaluating matters relating to the data subject

If you would like to exercise any of these rights or obtain further information about them, please contact us. Please note that if you contact us to do any of the things listed above, we may require you to provide sufficient personal data to allow us to identify you. However, this personal data will only be used for this purpose. If you contact us to exercise these rights, we will respond to your request within 30 days. You can submit your request via email to our Head of Privacy at privacy@lascoja.com.

Furthermore, with any requests, queries or complains regarding our privacy policies you can contact the Office of the Information Commissioner via Data Subject Complaint | Office of the Information Commissioner, Jamaica (oic.gov.jm) or Contact | Office of the Information Commissioner, Jamaica (oic.gov.jm).

Your consent

By submitting your personal data to LASCO in person or through any of our electronic channels you consent to LASCO’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal data as set out in this policy. If you have any questions about our privacy notice or your personal data, please contact our Head of Privacy at privacy@lascoja.com.

Sharing of Personal Data

Subject to your consent, we may disclose some or all of the information we collect about you to our affiliate companies and to other third parties such as the Government of Jamaica and Marketing agencies. Such information will only be shared with third party companies that perform services for us or on our behalf and companies that perform marketing services on our behalf.

The contractual arrangements between us and these third-parties require them to keep the information we provide them confidential and to use the information only for the purposes authorized by us.

LASCO may transfer your information to service providers, and other third parties located outside of Jamaica. This is necessary to provide our Services and for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice. LASCO is responsible for providing Jamaican residents the level of protection defined by JDPA. Third parties outside of Jamaica will need to confirm controls similar to those in place in Jamaica and as prescribed in the JDPA. Safeguards include data transfer agreements. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage, or use of your personal data to third parties located outside of Jamaica.

Links to other websites

Our site may contain links to other websites and to plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our site, you should read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

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