Privacy policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Island of Ingenuity website and governs data collection and usage at all other Island of Ingenuity sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products or services.

Island of Ingenuity is a general audience web site, intended for users of all ages. This website is owned by the Sri Lankan Export Development Board and operated by it and its partners and agents. Information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy. SLEDB will be governed by the provisions of the Right to Information Act No. 12 of 2016 of Sri Lanka.

Collection of your Personal Information
As an e-commerce web site, Island of Ingenuity collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information collected by Island of Ingenuity will primarily be used for marketing and communication. Island of Ingenuity does not collect any information about your computer hardware and software.

Island of Ingenuity encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from Island of Ingenuity so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Island of Ingenuity Web site.

Use of your Personal Information
Island of Ingenuity and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to deliver personalized experiences, and for communications and marketing. It is possible that Island of Ingenuity may also use personal information to inform you of other products or services available from the Island of Ingenuity and its affiliates. Island of Ingenuity may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of information, current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Island of Ingenuity may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number), with your prior consent, will be shared with third parties who will be strictly required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

We may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of communications, handling advertising, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Island of Ingenuity does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Island of Ingenuity may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Island of Ingenuity or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Island of Ingenuity, including its Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Island of Ingenuity or the public.

Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in Sri Lanka or any other country in which Island of Ingenuity or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Control your Personal Information
Island of Ingenuity offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may notify us of your preferences by emailing [email protected]. Please be sure to provide complete account information so we can identify you in our records.

You may also stop the delivery of future e-mail from Island of Ingenuity by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We’ve enabled the following advertiser features on Google Analytics and Facebook:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • Facebook Pixel

We use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise Island of Ingenuity across the Internet. AdWords remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the IOI website ( you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine.


The cookie is used to say, “This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.”

You can opt out of Google Analytics advertiser features by visiting Google Analytics currently available opt-outs.

Changes to this Statement
Island of Ingenuity will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Island of Ingenuity will use your personal information, Island of Ingenuity will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Island of Ingenuity encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Island of Ingenuity is protecting your information.

Security of your Personal Information
Island of Ingenuity is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Island of Ingenuity is a collective of the knowledge services industry in Sri Lanka, whose ethos is to provide inventive solutions through proactive and flexible customer engagement. It is endorsed by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sri Lanka Board of Investment, Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies, Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka and Federation of Information Technology of Sri Lanka.