Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
However, if you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. Therefore, if you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. Then, If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
In addition to this, if you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics and Google Console to track the performance of our website including sources of traffic.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. So that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, certainly you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you; including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, this does not include any data. We are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
If our system gets hacked that includes user information being compromised; firstly, we will be informing the users of the incident so they can take proper precautions; secondly we will also report the matter to the National Privacy Commission for proper reporting and disclosure.
Furthermore, for strong security, we must report it to law enforcement authorities for proper investigation.
What third parties we receive data from
Our content management system has a feature where the user can log in through Facebook. Likewise, if no Facebook information gets stored locally on our end that will give us more information about the user who signed up to – other than their name and email by default.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Using Google Analytics we are aware of the numbers visit and returns to the website.
However, we don’t have this information at the user level. In addition to this use the Hubspot tools, where the provider assures to put their security program in place to protect it and use it only to provide the Hubspot services.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Data Privacy Act of 2012: RA 10173, or the Data Privacy Act,
protects individuals from unauthorized processing of personal information that
is (1) private, not publicly available; and (2) identifiable, where the
identity of the individual is apparent either through direct attribution or
when put together with other available information.
The National Privacy Commission requires all personal information controllers to disclose to report data breaches including actions taken.