PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy
DTI Website Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the official Website of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The “DTI Website", herein referred to as the  “DTI Web”, is owned and operated by the DTI, Republic of the Philippines. It is provided as a service to the Filipino people and foreign entities that have existing business in the Philippines or are interested in trading and investing in the country, consumers, and the public in general. By using the whole DTI Web or parts of it through accessing information, materials, and data contained within the DTI Web, the user hereby agrees to accept the following terms and conditions contained in this User Level Service Agreement (ULSA).

Privacy Statement

The user does not have to give personal information in viewing the contents of the DTI Web and downloading forms and publications. No personal information about the user is collected unless she/he chooses to provide it, or required by a specific bureau or agency to facilitate business transaction. If the user voluntarily provides personal information, the information may be used to either transact business with the user or conduct statistical analyses of user activities to measure user interest on the information provided in the DTI Web and how DTI provides it. In both cases, the user’s personal information is never divulged to any third party and will solely be used for official DTI activity as stated above.

However, the Website automatically collects and stores standard, non-personal information as the user browses through the DTI Web’s contents, reads pages, or downloads forms and other data.

The type of non-personal information may include one or more of the following:
  • Name of the domain from which you access the Internet;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the DTI Web;
  • The date and time of access;
  • The page where the user entered, the pages accessed, and the page exited; and
  • The user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.
The above information would be used to count the number and types of visitors to the different pages in the DTI Web for statistical analyses to assist the DTI Web Team in improving the site’s usefulness.

Intrusion Detection and Security

For security purposes and constant availability of the DTI Web in the Internet, DTI uses special software programs for monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or cause damage to the DTI Web. These programs collect no information that would directly identify individuals, but they do collect information that could help identify someone attempting to tamper with this Website.

If you use this system or DTI Web, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system or Site expressly consents to such monitoring. This serves as a WARNING that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence or information of criminal or suspicious activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials without any prior oral or written notice to the suspected user.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, DTI makes no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. DTI only uses raw monitoring data for logs to determine usage trends and diagnose system or DTI Web problems.

Online Payments and Transactions

In the advent of online payments and related transactions, DTI shall safeguard the user’s personal information by using industry-standard data encryption technology designed to ensure the privacy of the user’s credit card information, name, address, e-mail, and other information provided to the DTI Web. This is to provide the user with a secure online experience within the DTI Web.

Indemnity
As a condition of the DTI Web use, the user/anyone linking to it agrees to indemnify the DTI against any and all liability, expenses -- including attorney's fees and court costs -- and damages arising out of claims, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach of the terms and conditions stated in this ULSA.

Jurisdiction
This ULSA is governed by the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. The user/anyone linking to the DTI Web consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. The user/s of the DTI Web/anyone linking to it in jurisdictions of the courts outside of the Republic of the Philippines consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in the Republic of the Philippines. Republic Act (RA) No. 8792, otherwise known as The Philippine Electronic Commerce Act of 2000, shall fully apply.
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