This document was last updated
May 08, 2010.
PUPWebSite is very much aware in protecting your privacy. You can visit
most pages on our site without giving us any information about
yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services
that you request, and this privacy statement explains data
collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement only
applies to PUPWebSite and its online services; other sites that has
a link from this site may have a separate privacy statement.
Please read the PUPWebSite privacy statement carefully.
Collection of Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally
identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you.
Generally, this information is requested when you are registering
for PUPWebSite Connect - the online services component of this site;
or when you participate in University surveys, which are conducted
information collected by PUPWebSite is often limited to e-mail
address, language, country, location, or your full name, but may include other
information when needed to provide a service you requested.
For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires
some alumni information, such as making your name available in the
we will request personal information necessary, such as: your home
and office address, contact numbers, and school/batch information.
We keep this registration
information on file with any information you've already given us on
previous visits to our Web site.
PUPWebSite also collects certain information about your
computer hardware and software. This information may include: your
IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access
times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for
the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service,
and to provide general statistics regarding use of PUPWebSite.
PUPWebSite also collects information about which pages our
customers visit within site. This site visitation data is
identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with
personal information unless a user consents as described below.
PUPWebSite uses PUPWebSite Connect (Connect) as its registration and
authentication service. When you sign-in to this site using Connect, you will be asked to provide your
username and a
password to sign you in. This same Connect account allows you to
access many other Connect member services. To
learn more about the Connect, the information stored in the
MyProfile, and how Connect uses and protects your personal
information, please read the PUPWebSite Connect Privacy Statement.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
- To deliver services, such as notifications that you requested.
- To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
- To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as
We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic
information for research and statistical purposes, and we may use
this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In
some limited-entry sections of PUPWebSite, with your approval, we
will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in
order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline
permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and
won’t merge your personal information with site-visitation data.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) may 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 PUP or the site; (b) protect and
defend the rights or property of PUP, PUPWebSite and its family of Web
sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal
safety of members of the PUP Community.
Your information may be stored and processed in the Philippines
or any other country in which PUP 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. PUPWebSite
will abide by any existing and approved laws and protocols regarding
the collection, use, and retention of data.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information,
PUPWebSite will not share that information with third parties
without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions
already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want
PUPWebSite to communicate with you. After registering, go to the
MyProfile and establish your preferences in the Contact Options
sections. There, you can decide what information you want to receive
and how you want to receive it. Or you can tell us not to contact
you by removing check marks from the contact option boxes.
PUPWebSite may send out periodic e-mails informing you of
technical service or security issues related to a product or service
you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service. You
will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they
are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal
information is correct and current.
If you register on PUPWebSite Connect you can review and edit your personal information at the
MyProfile section. You will be asked to enter your Connect username and password
before viewing your personal information.
At the MyProfile section of Connect you can view and edit
personal information you have already given us at PUPWebSite.
Security of your Personal Information
PUPWebSite 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. For example, we store the
personal information you provide in computer servers with limited
access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit
sensitive and critical information over the
Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
PUPWebSite is a general audience site and does not knowingly
collect any personal information from children.
When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the
customer's machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if
to assist in the collection of the site visitation statistics
links are clicked by customers. This information is used to ensure
we are sending information customers want to read. It is collected
in aggregate form and never linked with your personal information.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags,
may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This
technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such
as links or graphics) on a PUPWebSite page. We do not use
this technology to access your personally identifiable information
on PUPWebSite; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated
statistics about PUPWebSite usage.
PUPWebSite Connect account, as explained in
the Connect privacy statement.
If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the
PUPWebSite, you will be able to view the text on the
screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor
will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
Because PUPWebSite wants to demonstrate its commitment to your
privacy, we have agreed to publish our information practices.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first
contact PUPWebSite by e-mail:
Changes to this Statement
PUPWebSite will occasionally update this privacy statement.
When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top
of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement,
PUPWebSite will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web
PUPWebSite welcomes your comments regarding this privacy
statement, please contact us by e-mail, or postal mail.
- PUPWebSite Privacy Statement
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines
- Information and Communications Technology Center
- 2/F Ninoy Aquino Learning Resources Center
A. Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines 01008
- Fax No. 632.3387415