Privacy and Security Policy

General Disclaimer

The terms of this disclaimer (hereinafter referred to as "Disclaimer") apply to this web site ( of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) with its Office located at the Office Centre Building, 2nd Floor, 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston. Please read this Disclaimer carefully.

By accessing this web site and/or using the information provided on or via this web site you agree to be bound by this Disclaimer. If you do not agree to the terms discussed here, you are not allowed to use this web site. In the event of any conflict between the terms and conditions of specific products and services and this Disclaimer, the conditions specific to such products and services shall prevail.

Use of this Web site

The information provided on or via this web site should not be used as a substitute for any form of advice. Decisions based on this information are of your own account and risk.

Although the MAJ attempts to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information, some information may be incorrect or outdated. Therefore, MAJ makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to whether information provided on or via this web site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. Thus, MAJ assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information on this website.

Material on this site is provided "as is" and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Tax Administration disclaims all warranties, express or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. It also includes any expressed or implied warranties arising from any course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.

Tax Administration may change the information on the website, or the products mentioned, at any time without notice.

Privacy Policy

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy. As certain types of information about you is gathered, the MAJ wants to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions under which you see the site, and information is captured and used. It is the policy of the MAJ to use any personal information acquired for business purposes only and this information will remain private. If you have any questions about our privacy policy or your personal information, please contact the director of Corporate Service at 1-876-967-1060-5 or e-mail your privacy concerns to

Non-personally identifiable information

Privacy issues, including security and confidentiality of personal information disclosed on or through this web site, are viewed very seriously by MAJ. Policies governing the protection of privacy are strictly observed and enforced to ensure the highest standards of protection of privacy and personal information. When you visit this website, move from page to page, read pages, or download its content onto your computer, the following information may be recorded:

The address you are connecting from
Which pages are visited
What content is downloaded
The address of the web sites that you visited immediately before coming to this web site.

MAJ uses this information to find out how many people visit this web site and which sections of the web site are visited most frequently. MAJ may use this information to determine what type of information is most useful, improve this website, address your specific needs, provide better customer service and for general marketing purposes. The information may also be used to provide records of communication between MAJ and you, and to comply with any legal and/or regulatory requirements.

Collecting, Holding, Using and Disclosing Personal Information

MAJ may collect, hold and use the personal information in your client record as well as collect personal information from and disclose personal information to the third parties identified below, for the following purposes:

Identifying you and ensuring the accuracy of information contained in your client record;
Facilitating your application for one of MAJ’s services: Vessel Registration, Annual Inspection, Local Trade, Seafarer Certification and Seafarer Endorsements;
Facilitating searches requested by you on the status of your application being processed;
Facilitating “verification of a seafarer” requests by other Maritime Administrations;
Facilitating search requests on vessel details by other maritime entities such as TPDCo and the Marine Police;
Completing the processing of Cruising Permits by allowing Jamaica Customs to query and retrieve the relevant client record.

Information submitted using any of the online services does not remain on our web servers. On submission, a process is activated to collect your data, pass this data record to in-house systems for processing, and delete the record from the web server. This is done almost immediately. Your information does not remain on the web server.

There is subset of data for which the MAJ must provide as a service to other third party entities, such as other Maritime Administrations needing to verify certification of our Jamaican seafarers on board their vessels, the Jamaica Customs Agency who are involved in the issuance of Cruise Permits on behalf of the Authority, Jamaica Coast Guard, who will require subsets of vessel information for security of our borders and Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), for verifying the validity of the safety certificate of a particular vessel before issuing a TPDCos licence. The information however, can only be viewed by authentication and therefore is not accessible by the general public.

Online Transaction Processing

The MAJ uses a contractual fulfilment vendor for credit card processing service to bill users for service they require. Neither the MAJ nor this financial institution does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. This financial institution is not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud and misuse is a growing problem. If anyone else has access to your credit cards and uses them to pay any fees, duties or taxes in your name and address, with or without your permission, you are responsible.

We work against credit card fraud, and we try to protect our clients in every way possible. The MAJ does not condone credit fraud, but we will however not be liable for any losses suffered by clients due to credit card misuse or fraud.

Privacy Support

The MAJ reserves the right to amend or modify this Privacy Policy Statement at any time and in response to changes in applicable data protection and privacy legislation.

Your Acceptance of our Policy

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement, and you adhere to any terms and conditions posted on the website. The Maritime Authority of Jamaica reserves the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time. You are responsible for revisiting this page from time to time to review our privacy policy updates.

If you have any concerns about the MAJ’s Privacy Policy, you may email us at or by letter sent to:-

Director, Corporate Service
Maritime Authority of Jamaica
12 Ocean Boulevard, 2nd Floor,
Kingston, Jamaica