The SATD website (“the Site”) does not collect personal information about its visitors unless you choose to provide that information to us.  Personal information is used only for the purpose for which it was given and is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.  We will not use your personal information without your permission unless it is required by law or is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested.  Registering with the Site is strictly voluntary and will not impact your ability to obtain information or to apply for or receive scholarships. 

Information is collected if you complete a form on our Web site 
On this Site, we offer downloadable and/or interactive forms that allow you to apply for scholarships. When you apply for scholarships using one of these forms, the Scholarships and Advanced Training Division (SATD) is authorized to maintain a record of the transactions related to your application. When an application is submitted, individuals are automatically giving SATD and the Ministry of Education and Information permission to verify information on this form.

Information from e-mail you send to us 
If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail, which includes information regarding a problem and/or feedback you provide on a survey), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in contacting our partners (such as international and local educational institutions, state agencies, High Commissions and Government Embassies) in connection with your scholarship application. In other limited circumstances, including requests from other parties, we may be required by law to disclose information that you submit.

Also, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes personal information such as data from your tax return or bank account, you may prefer to drop off in person or mail it via TTPost to:

Scholarships and Advanced Training Division
Ministry of Education
Education Towers,
No. 5 St. Vincent Street, 
Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago.

SATD Message Boards & Chat Rooms
In order to post a message or Chat, you must be a registered SATD user, but you do not need to register in order to browse or read others’ posts.  When you post a message or Chat, your SATD ID or alias that you are posting under is visible to other users. An alias consists of a name and some information that you show in a profile to others. When you post a message on SATD Message Boards and Chat Room, you have the ability to post a message which may include personally identifiable information about yourself on a message board. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. SATD is not responsible for the content of any party’s chat messages or postings. Please note that SATD Terms of Use (TOS) governs the use of SATD Message Boards and Chat Rooms.