Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Caribbean Plant Health Directors website and reviewing our privacy statement. Our privacy policy is clear: We do not collect any personal identifiable information, (PII), without your explicit consent.

Here is how we handle your information when you visit our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you browse through the CPHD Forum website, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We may use technologies to gauge your browsing habits or web surfing history to improve the information presented to you.

The information we store does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website. For example, if you access our website from school, we see “” and the school’s IP address;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to the CPHD Forum website from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the types of technology our visitors are using to visit our website, and to present relevant information to you based on your website browsing requests.

We do not track your web activities beyond your browsing the CPHD Forum website. We do not cross reference your browsing habits with other entities, and we do not sell or give away your information to other entities.


When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Cookies collect personal information to recognize your computer in the future.

Cookies are small files that web servers place on a user’s hard drive that helps a website or service. There are two types of cookies:

(1) Session cookies, also known as transient or per session cookies, serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through They are stored in temporary memory and are only available during an active browser session. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.

(2) Persistent cookies, also known as permanent or stored cookies, are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as user name, web surfing behavior or user preference for a specific website. These cookies operate until they expire or a user deletes them. may use both types of cookies to improve our on-line services to you.

You can disable cookies by adjusting the setting on your web browser.

You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail to any member of the CPHD Forum, or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our website, we use that information to respond to your message. This also helps us to locate the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way that we handle paper-based correspondence sent to the CPHD Forum. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide, nor will the information you provide be shared with any private organizations. CPHD Forum does not collect information for commercial marketing.

When You Visit Websites

Please read the Privacy Statement of each website you visit. Our website has links to several other regional and international agencies. In a few cases, we link to private organizations with their permission. Once you access another site through a link that we provide, you are subject to the Privacy Statement of the other organization’s site.

Website Security

Information presented on the CPHD Forum website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is mandatory.

  1. For site security purposes and to ensure that this web site service remains available to all users, CPHD Forum employs monitoring technology to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, change, or otherwise cause damage to CPHD Forum information or systems.
  2. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited.

Social Media

The CPHD Forum uses third-party services such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to communicate and interact with the public. You may encounter these services as separate websites. This is an external link or third-party site outside of the CPHD Forum website, or as applications embedded within the CPHD Forum’s website. These services are controlled and operated by third parties, and are not CPHD Forum websites or applications. By interacting with CPHD Forum through these third-party services, you may be providing third parties access to your personal information which can be used to distinguish or trace your identity. Any information collected by a third-party service is subject to the privacy policies of the third-party service provider. These third-party services may, for example, use persistent (multi-session) cookies.

Generally, CPHD Forum does not collect, disseminate, or maintain any personally identifiable information about you maintained by third party sites. However, you should be aware that CPHD Forum may read, review, or rely upon information that you make publicly available or the CPHD Forum on these services, as authorized or required by law.

Please note that these third-party services supplement CPHD Forum’s traditional communication and outreach efforts. Should you have concerns about communicating with CPHD Forum via these channels, please use traditional channels to contact us.

Comment Policies

If you have any comments or questions about the information presented here, please forward your concerns to the CPHD Forum, please use our contact page.