The University of St. La Salle (USLS) is committed to fully protect your personal data privacy in compliance with Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA).
We shall detail the manner in which we process your personal data and provide a separate privacy notice in an appropriate format and manner whenever we collect personal data through other channels (e.g., publicly facing data processing systems implemented, notice attached to application or registration forms when personal data is collected by USLS).
In all instances, we assure you that processing your personal data will strictly follow the provisions of DPA, especially the general data privacy principles of Transparency, Legitimate Purpose, and Proportionality.
Our official website is www.usls.edu.ph
This Privacy Notice is for the USLS website. These functionalities enable the USLS to collect and process your personal information.
We collect the following personal data from you when you electronically submit to us your inquiries or requests:
This form is used by the data subject to request appointment with various USLS offices.
While your consent may be solicited to process your personal data, we may also process personal data without your consent, such as when processing is allowed under Section 12 or Section 13 of the DPA.
In these instances, your personal data is utilized for the following purposes:
The following web traffic data are processed for this purpose:
Personal data processed by the USLS is not shared with any other party unless such disclosure is allowed under Section 12 or 13 of the DPA.
Risk refers to the potential of an incident to result in harm or danger to a data subject or organization. Risks may lead to the unauthorized collection, use, disclosure, or access to personal data. It includes risks involving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal data or the risk that processing will violate the general data privacy principles and the rights of data subjects.
USLS ensures that adequate physical, technical, and organizational security measures are in place to protect personal information's confidentiality, integrity, and availability. However, this does not guarantee absolute protection against certain risks involving the processing of personal data, such as when systems are exposed to targeted cyberattacks, malware, ransomware, and computer viruses or when manual records are accessed without authority.
However, adequate policies are in place to ensure appropriate security incident management in line with existing NPC policies, circulars, and other issuances.
We safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal information by maintaining a combination of organizational, physical, and technical security measures based on generally accepted data privacy and information security standards. Among the measures we implement are the following:
We store files containing personal information in our computers and servers, which are kept in a secure environment. We may also store your personal information with cloud-based third-party data storage providers. We shall ensure that proper measures are adopted to protect your information.
Personal data shall be stored in a database for two (2) years after inquiries and requests are acted upon. After which, records shall be disposed of securely.
Other categories of data may be kept longer than two (2) years when its retention period is determined by other relevant laws and regulations.
Physical records shall be disposed of through shredding, while digital files shall be anonymized. In all instances, our manner of disposal shall ensure that the personal information shall no longer be retrieved, processed, or accessed by unauthorized persons.
Under the DPA, you have the right to be informed regarding processing the personal information we hold about you.
Further, you may be entitled to request:
You may claim compensation if you believe you suffered damages due to inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained, or unauthorized use of personal data or for violating your rights and freedoms as a data subject.
Suppose you think that your personal information has been misused, maliciously disclosed, or improperly disposed of or that your data privacy rights have been violated. In that case, you have a right to file a complaint with the NPC.
USLS reserves the right to update or revise this privacy notice at any time and will provide a new privacy notice whenever there are substantial changes.
If you have suggestions or comments regarding our privacy statement and notice or for any issues concerning our data privacy practices, you may reach us through our Data Privacy Officer, Ms. Anna Luz Maturan, via landline (034) 434 6100 local 101 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is our Certificate of Registration issued by the National Privacy Commission valid until 02 October 2024. (Link here)