Introduction and General Terms
In order to provide you with the full range of services, we are sometimes required to collect information about you.
As set out above, depedmares.com is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all pertinent and applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information.
The website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies while visiting these other websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
What information will be collected about me?
When you sign up to participate in, or receive a service from, the depedmares.com website, such as newsletters, competitions, live chats, message boards, etc., we may ask for personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number or date of birth. Different web pages may ask for different personal information.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable depedmares.com and its service providers to provide you with the services you select.
Please note that sometimes on particular web pages we will require you to provide additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information (e.g., if you use our contact form). When we do this we will specify further on these web pages why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.
How will depedmares.com use the information collected about me?
depedmares.com will use your personal information for a number of purposes, including the following:
for service administration purposes, which
means that we may contact you for reasons related to the service you
have signed up for, as set out below (e.g., to provide you with
password reminders or to notify you that a particular service has been
suspended for maintenance);
to contact you about a submission you have made to the website, including any content you provide;
to personalize the way content is presented to you;
IP addresses are used to identify the
location of users, the number of visits from different countries and
also to block disruptive use; and
to analyze and improve the services offered
on www.depedmares.com, e.g., to provide you with the most
user-friendly navigation experience.
Where depedmares.com proposes using your personal information for any other use, we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for your use other than as listed above.
When will depedmares.com contact me?
depedmares.com may contact you:
in relation to the functioning of any
service you have signed up for in order to ensure that www.depedmares.com can deliver the services to you;
where you have opted to receive further correspondence;
in relation to any contribution you have made to the website, e.g., on post comments;
to invite you to participate in surveys about our services (participation is always voluntary); and
for marketing purposes where you have specifically agreed to this.
Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
depedmares.com won’t contact you for marketing purposes, or promote new services to you unless you specifically agree to be contacted for these purposes.
Will depedmares.com share my personal information with anyone else?
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (e.g., to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, upon receipt of a subpoena), or as described below. Generally, we will only use your information within the website. However, sometimes depedmares.com uses third parties to process your information (such as Google Analytics). www.depedmares.com will require these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and we will require that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes.
Offensive or inappropriate content on depedmares.com
If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to www.depedmares.com, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the website, www.depedmares.com may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.
Where depedmares.com reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any of the laws of the Republic of the Philippines (e.g., because content you have posted may be defamatory or libelous), depedmares.com may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, Internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
What if I am a user aged 16 or under?
If you are aged 17 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the depedmares.com website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
How long will depedmares.com keep my personal information?
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with depedmares.com. In the case that you wish to cancel your registration as an depedmares.com member, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted automatically.
Where you contribute to depedmares.com, we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.
depedmares.com also has an obligation to record snapshots of history which may include some User Generated Content, i.e., content provided by users. Therefore, some content submitted to or shared with depedmares.com may be retained for prolonged periods of time or potentially indefinitely in our archives, which is true of news contributions, which are published. There may also be rare instances where we will share your contribution with third parties in the interests of maintaining historical archives. Where possible, we will endeavor to inform you upfront or let you know at a later date where we are likely to keep content indefinitely or pass it on to an approved historical archive.
Cookies Policy — Information depedmares.com collects from you
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the www.depedmares.com features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyze the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user collaborative experience.