In accordance with laws of the government of Pakistan and of internationally accepted standards, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is committed to protecting the privacy of users visiting its website.
As a matter of policy, the SECP does not collect information on users visiting its website, unless the information is voluntarily provided by them. In case of a requirement by any agency within the government, the information may be shared with them although information will never be given out for commercial purposes without the consent of the user.
The information collected by the SECP can be used for official purposes, internal reviews, and improvement of website and to contact users, if needed. Please note that any website hosted within Pakistan, may have to disclose their records by the orders of courts or government agencies for the purpose of civil, criminal or administrative matters. Similarly, the SECP may be required to disclose personal information in response to valid legal orders such as search warrants, subpoena or court orders.
Information collected by the SECP
All information that can be used to identify an individual is considered “personally identifying information.” The SECP does not retain personally identifiable information about user based on browsing of our website, unless the user chooses to provide such information to the SECP through sending an email, registering as a user, participating in a survey, responding to feedback etc.
Like other departments, agencies and regulatory bodies, the SECP may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services. However, such information is handled as in the case of a personal visit to a department, agency or organization.
email and forms
If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that emails us information, we will use this personally identifying information only to respond to your request. We may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to respond to your query or comment.
All email messages received contain the email addresses of persons who voluntarily communicated with us or requested information from us. Users’ email addresses are not shared with any non-governmental or commercial entities without the users’ consent. When a user has given SECP their email address for purposes of communicating with or requesting information from the SECP, that communication becomes part of the public record and may be subject to public inspection and copying, if not protected by the law.
Information submitted via email or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified. You are advised not to pass on any personal and confidential information such as security passwords and credit card numbers while using this website, unless specifically required by an authorized person. The SECP shall not be liable for any misuse or loss of any such information.
Considering the importance of integrity of information and systems, the SECP has taken appropriate safeguards ensuring the security of information. We strive to rid our systems and data of destruction, corruption, unauthorized access and breach of confidentiality.
We have taken many steps to safeguard the integrity of our computer systems and networks. These steps include, but are not limited to individual authentication, the security of transmitted data, security monitoring, auditing and encryption of your information.
Sharing of user’s information
Except as provided by applicable laws, we do not collect, use or disclose user information without the user’s knowledge and approval. We do not share user information with third parties unless we have informed users about the disclosures or have prior consent. Links to other sites.
Policy revision and notification of changes
Providing any links to the SECP website from another website must be done keeping in view the general standards and the corporate image of the SECP’s website. Any site containing unlawful, infringing, defamatory or obscene material or information which provides a link to the SECP website may be asked to remove the link or face legal consequences.