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Last updated: 12th March 2015



At The Board of Investment (BOI) we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and website visitors. Please read the following in order to learn more about our privacy policy and our information gathering and dissemination practices.

1. Your information

You do not need to provide us with personal data simply to browse our website. BOI may collect personally identifiable information when you register with us and when you use our services, such as information about BOI products and services and business information. BOI may use this information in order to customise the content you see on our pages, to fulfil your request for certain products and services, to communicate with you generally and to contact you about special offers, promotions or new events and services.

2. What information do we collect?

We will collect information from you in the following circumstances:

Registration Some areas of our website require you to be registered with us prior to access being made available to a particular area of the website or to obtain certain services. The registration process may involve providing with information such as your name, address, telephone and fax number and e-mail address. We may also request some optional information to provide you with the service you have requested or to answer your queries.

Subscriptions and Newsletters Users of our website can register for one or more e-mail newsletters and news updates. This service is entirely optional and you may unsubscribe at any time by: editing your own profile details, emailing us, or telephoning our enquiry point on + 880 2 716 95 80.

Surveys From time to time we may offer users the option of participating in surveys. Participation is entirely optional. Any information you provide during the course of a survey is used by us in order to conduct research, improve our facilities and services, or award prizes.

Optional Information We may request optional information from you on our registration forms. If we request this additional information from you we will identify it as optional.Invitations to tenderWe advertise details of Invitations to submit tenders to BOI. If you apply for one of the available tenders you are required to provide us with contact details in order that we can get in touch with you. These details will be treated as confidential and will only be used for the purposes of considering you for a particular tender.

Cookies "Cookies" may be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies him or herself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.  You can refuse cookies by turning them off on your web browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use our website. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies.

Website Usage Data  BOI website keeps track of usage data, such as the source address that the page request is coming from (i.e. your computer IP address, domain name), date and time of the page request, the referring website (if any) and other parameters in the URL (e.g. search criteria). This data is used to better understand what areas of our website users prefer. Cookie information is used for aggregated and statistical reporting, but is not attributed to you as an individual.

Security  We recognise industry standards and employ security safeguards to protect information from unauthorised access and misuse. We use the most accurate and current information you provide in order to process your request. Furthermore, whenever you transmit sensitive information such as billing or credit card information to us through our website we provide you access to our secure server that allows encryption across the internet.

User Submissions Any material, information or any other communication you transmit or post to our website (other than your personal information) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary unless we are advised to the contrary and we will have no liability for it. BOI will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the communications in all data, images, sound, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. Users of our website are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this website any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate any law.

3. What information do we share?

There are times when we are required to share the information we learn from you with other parties. We do not sell or rent this information to others but will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people in the following situations:-

Agents  BOI may share your information with other government organisations, professional advisors, strategic partners, survey and research organisations, and other individuals and organisations that we employ to perform functions in certain situations on our behalf. These agents have access to the personal information required in order to perform their functions but may not use it for any other purpose. This may also in certain circumstances involve the transfer of your information abroad.

Compliance with law  We will release personal information where we are required to by law or by the regulations and other rules (including auditing requirements) to which we are subject. We may also exchange information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Consent  Other than in the above situations you will receive notice from us when your personal information might go to third parties and you will have the opportunity to decide not to share that information.

4. Changes to Privacy Policy

We may edit this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our web pages.

5. Questions or suggestions

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this policy, have any concerns about the practices of our websites or believe we are not properly adhering to our privacy policy please contact us at Should you at any time wish us to remove your personal details from our database please contact Board of Investment, Jiban Bima Tower, Dilkusha C/A, Dhaka. Bangladesh in writing or e-mail us at

6. Your Rights

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records in return for which we may charge a small fee. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information.

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