Privacy - brief summary

  • Caribbean Tourism Institute complies with General Data Protection Regulation and the Caribbean’s freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation.
  • Any personal information you provide through our website will be used only for the purposes for which it was collected, as described below.
  • Caribbean Tourism Institute does not use cookies in any manner which is not authorized by applicable privacy legislation, and ensures your privacy.

Privacy: details

Caribbean Tourism Institute’s website ( provides information about the Institute and its programs and services. Caribbean Tourism Institute respects the privacy of its online visitors and does not sell or rent any information obtained from its website to any other organization or third party.

When you visit Caribbean Tourism Institute’s website, the server automatically collects a limited amount of information essential for the site’s operation and security. This information includes your IP address, the name of your Internet Service Provider, and information concerning your browser and operating system. The Caribbean Tourism Institute does make use of cookies on its Website. “Cookies” are small text files placed in your browser that tracks information about your visit to our website. The Caribbean Tourism Institute uses cookies to ensure our website can function, to measure traffic and to support marketing and communication activities, along with improving your experience of our site. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies.

Third-party cookie privacy policies

We receive aggregate information about visits to the website from third-parties such as Google Analytics. 

When you use the Caribbean Tourism Institute’s website for program or services purposes, such as participating in online courses, requesting services, completing a questionnaire, or making payment, the personal information you provide for that program or service will be in compliance with the Caribbean’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for the purpose it was collected. The information will be disclosed only in accordance with the provisions of the Caribbean’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Regulation.

The Caribbean Tourism Institute’s  website has links to outside Web pages. Please be aware that the Institute is not responsible for site content outside our Website, or the privacy policies of outside Websites. We encourage you to read the individual privacy statements on each website you visit.

All Caribbean Tourism Institute web pages should be treated on an “as is” basis unless they contain the phrase “This is an official publication of the Caribbean Tourism Institute”. This privacy statement is intended to reflect this site maintained by The Caribbean Tourism Institute and it is subject to change.

For more information about our website, please contact:

Web Services, Office of University Relations

Conditions of use — brief summary

  • While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of pages on this website, pages should be treated on an “as is” basis, rather than as official documents, unless they explicitly state “This is an official publication of the Caribbean Tourism Institute.”
  • Hyperlinks from the Caribbean Tourism Institute website to other sites have been provided in good faith, but do not indicate an endorsement by the University of those sites, which are subject to change over which the Institute has no control.
  • Short extracts from the site may be reproduced for personal and non-commercial services. All other republication requires the explicit consent of the Institute.
  • Trademarks appearing on the Institute website may not be copied and used without explicit permission from the Institute.
  • Full details on conditions of use are given below.

Conditions: formal details

The Caribbean Tourism Institute website consists of information made accessible at the domain (“this Site”). This Site is subject to the terms of use below. If upon reviewing the terms of use below, you do not agree with these terms of use, you should exit this Site.

Terms of use

The terms of use that follow may change without prior notice and it is the user’s responsibility to review for such updates.


The information provided on this Site is meant for educational and reference purposes only and should not be used in replacement of official documents provided by The Caribbean Tourism Institute, unless clearly provided for. Also, the information provided on this Site is not intended to be a replacement for professional advice of any kind and the user should not act or rely on any information at this Site without first seeking the advice of a professional.

As a user of this Site, you are granted a limited licence to use (display or print) the information for your own personal, non-commercial use and you are responsible for any outcome resulting from such use. Except for short extracts, used for personal and non-commercial purposes, none of the information provided at this Site may be altered, republished or re-distributed in any way, shape or form without the explicit prior consent of The Caribbean Tourism Institute.

Intellectual property rights

The Caribbean Tourism Institute owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, in and to this Site, or has obtained the necessary licenses. Therefore, The Caribbean Tourism Institute will take any appropriate legal action to enforce its rights. A number of words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on this Site may be trademarks, service marks or trade names of The Caribbean Tourism Institute or of other bodies. The Caribbean Tourism Institute’s trademarked designs or logos may not be used by other parties without prior explicit consent.

No warranties

Although the information provided on this Site is thought to be correct when communicated, there is no obligation on the Caribbean Tourism Institute to update this information or advise on further changes. There may be misprints or other errors on this Site, and The Caribbean Tourism Institute does not guarantee the quality, correctness, completeness or timeliness of the information provided on this Site. The Caribbean Tourism Institute makes no warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of this Site or the information provided, including any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, whether express or implied, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice. The Caribbean Tourism Institute is not responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or any other damages, however caused, arising out of your use of this website or from the information provided, including the loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury, or any other personal or pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, tort (including negligence) or any other tort action.

Web pages and links

The Caribbean Tourism Institute Team Members and the students may create and maintain pages contained on, or linked to, from this Site. The creation, maintenance and responsibility for these pages is entirely the responsibility of the parties who create and maintain such pages. The Caribbean Tourism Institute shall have no responsibility for such pages and is not responsible for any content or information that you may find distasteful or offensive.

Also, this Site has links to other websites. This does not mean the Caribbean Tourism Institute is associated with, or is legally allowed, to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be shown in the link (or in its description). These other sites were independently created and the Caribbean Tourism Institute does not assume responsibility for the content of these other websites. By providing links to these other websites, The Caribbean Tourism Institute does not endorse, act as a publisher or distributor of the content on those other websites.

Computer viruses

Most material available from the Caribbean Tourism Institute website is in a “text-file” form which cannot contain or transmit computer viruses. Some pages, however, such as Word files, are in “binary” form, which can, like downloadable executable files, transmit viruses. Although The Caribbean Tourism Institute makes every effort to exclude computer viruses from its materials, you should take measures to check for computer viruses, execute due caution when downloading executable files, and make certain you have a comprehensive and recent backup of the information stored on your computer.


The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

Governing law

The applicable laws of the Caribbean shall govern any dispute or action regarding this Site or any content present on the Site. You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of Barbados, the headquarters of the CTO and/or the laws of any of its member countries where applicable.  Please address comments and questions regarding this site to Sharon Coward, the Caribbean Tourism Institute.