Philippines Around the World (PATW) is committed to respecting and prioritizing the integrity of an individual’s privacy – whether you are perusing the data presented on this website for fun or are pursuing serious research.
Personal information that PATW creates, holds or collects is protected by privacy laws. That means that we will ask permission to collect your information or advise you of our authority for such collection.
1.0 Website Users. This website does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or email address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an email or registering in a secure portion of the site. The information that is received and stored is safeguarded to prevent unauthorized disclosure.
2.0 Network Traffic. We do monitor aggregate page views and user visits by geographic location. We also use software programs to gather anonymous information such as statistics to improve the functionality of this website. However, we do not use that information to create individually identifiable profiles nor do we disclose an individual’s details to any third party unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
3.0 Digital Transmissions. Unless otherwise specified, neither electronic systems nor email are secure ways to send information. We do not recommend sending sensitive personal information electronically.
4.0 Data Encryption. The website is equipped with a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to ensure a secure connection between the server and an SSL-compatible browser. SSL protocol provides a safe passage for transmitting and authenticating data by encrypting the information. Data cannot be compromised when SSL is in use.
5.0 Cookies. A cookie is a file that a website may place on your hard drive without your knowledge to monitor your use of the site. We occasionally use session cookies to track how our visitors use this website, determine sites previously visited or facilitate the use of this website’s secure portions. Cookie information is compiled for statistical analysis on traffic patterns and is used to assess and improve website efficiency.
The cookies we use do not us to identify individuals. We primarily use session cookies that automatically expire at the end May user session.
You can set any browser to detect and reject cookies. Visiting our website with cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience. For instructions on disabling cookies, please consult your browser’s help menu.
This policy was last modified on February 11, 2016.