Privacy Policy

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Data Privacy Statement

Welcome to The Manila Journal, a News Organization which aims to provide an optimistic approach to journalism.We value your trust and we want you to know that we respect the privacy of your personal information that you have provided through the use of a website, mobile, tablet application or other online services.

While Manila Journal may use web analytics tools, including those of third parties’ that use cookies to collect anonymous information and data gathered in connection with your activities when you visit its web pages and its network of websites, it does not process the personal, sensitive and privileged information (collectively known as Personal Data) of users and viewers of its website.

When you access the Manila Journal website, it may provide information about the publication as well as information regarding other services. In the course of using the Manila Journal’s network of websites and electronic platforms, it may collect non-personal information such as those provided by your device which may include the IP address, operating system, browser type and version and other machine identifiers.

Manila Journal may also collect, use and keep your personal opinions or comments made known to it via feedback, responses to surveys or any other interaction you had with Manila Journal’s employees, authorized representatives, agents and service providers.

As provided under Republic Act No. 10173, which is also known as the “Data Privacy Act of 2012”, the following are your rights as a data subject in connection with the processing of personal data:

a. The right to be informed if your personal data will be, is being, or has been, collected and processed.

b. The right to object if the personal data processing involved is based on consent or on legitimate interest. When you object or withhold your consent, your personal data should no longer be processed, unless the processing is pursuant to a subpoena, a contractual obligation or a result of a legal obligation.

c. The right to suspend,  withdraw, order the blocking, removal or destruction of your personal data if: (1). The personal data is incomplete, outdated, false or unlawfully obtained; (2). It is being used for purposes you did not authorize; (3). The data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected; (4). You decided to withdraw consent or you object to its processing and there is no overriding legal ground for its processing; (5). The data concerns information prejudicial to the data subject — unless justified by freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press; or otherwise authorized (by court of law); (6). The processing is unlawful; (7). The personal information controller, or the personal information processor, violated your rights as data subject.

d. The right to find out whether an organization holds any personal data about you and if so, gain “reasonable access” to them. Through this right, you may also ask them to provide you with a written description of the kind of information they have about you as well as their purpose/s for holding them.

e. The right to dispute and have corrected any inaccuracy or error in the data a personal information controller (PIC) hold about you. The PIC should act on it immediately and accordingly, unless the request is vexatious or unreasonable. Once corrected, the PIC should ensure your access and receipt of both new and retracted information. PICs should also furnish third parties with said information should you request it.

f. The right to compensation if you suffer damages due to inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained or unauthorized use of personal data and considering any violation of your rights and freedoms as data subject.

g. The right to obtain and electronically move, copy or transfer your data in a secure manner for further use. It enables the free flow of your personal information across the internet and organizations, according to your preference. 

For any queries, clarifications or requests on any aspect of this statement, the exercise of your rights pertaining to your personal information or to provide any feedback that you may have about our processing of personal information, please visit any of our branches or send us an email at (e-mail address).