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At De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ), we are committed to safeguarding your privacy on a daily basis as we conduct our operations to become a leading learner-centered community and participate in the ministry of evangelization of the Church and social transformation. DLSZ respects your right to privacy and aims to comply with the requirements of all relevant privacy and data protection laws, particularly the Data Privacy Act of 2012 also known as RA#10173. This privacy policy explains how we handle personal data as defined by RA#10173 which we collect from or generate about you every time you visit our website and the third-party site we connect to that may collect personal data as well.

This privacy policy applies to our website in general. However, there may be cases where there is a need to have a slightly different privacy policy. If there will be a different privacy policy, it will be made clear that that this differs from the general policy. Also note that DLSZ reserves the right to change, amend and/or vary this “Policy” at any time.  As you go thru the website, please check the privacy policy in case of changes or variations for specific portions of the site and not to assume that this privacy policy applies to all.

Definition of Terms

[Source: RA 10173]

Personal information refers to any information whether recorded in a material form or not, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify an individual.

Sensitive personal information refers to personal information:

  1. About an individual’s race, ethnic origin, marital status, age, color, and religious, philosophical or political affiliations;
  2. About an individual’s health, education, genetic or sexual life of a person, or to any proceeding for any offense committed or alleged to have been committed by such person, the disposal of such proceedings, or the sentence of any court in such proceedings;
  3. Issued by government agencies peculiar to an individual which includes, but not limited to, social security numbers, previous or current health records, licenses or their denials, suspension or revocation, and tax returns; and
  4. Specifically established by an executive order or an act of Congress to be kept classified.

Information We Collect

When browsing the website in general, we use cookies and other tracking technology that may collect certain kinds of information. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the computer you use and may be placed on its hard disk for record-keeping purposes. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. “First party” cookies set by the DLSZ website can only be read by that site. DLSZ also places “Third-party” cookies from Google Analytics. These cookies enable us to collect technical information that may include:

  •       Browser type
  •       Date and time of connection
  •       Length of visits to certain pages
  •       Operating system
  •       Pages viewed/searched for
  •       Pages response time
  •       Time zone setting/general location
  •       Service provider

Personal information for third-party cookies is aggregated and anonymized. You may prevent the placement and storage of cookies by your browser settings by downloading and installing the free Opt-out Browser Add-on available at

Our website also makes use of technologies that collect additional information on top of what was previously mentioned. Information such as IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and System Log files are collected and maintained.

An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet. The IP address information does not identify you personally, but rather identifies the computer you are using and the length of time spent on each page and may even identify your general location.

The DLSZ computers that serve our site keep a minimum set of system logs that allow us to tune and protect the service and to determine general usage patterns. We do not keep the information any longer than necessary to meet these objectives.

Processing and Use of the Collected Personal Data

The collected data may be used in the following manner:

  1. Assist in visualizing visitor’s interaction with the site by providing information about the areas visited, time spent and any issues encountered, such as error messages.
  2. Assist in improving the design and content of the website.
  3. Assist in troubleshooting tasks and inquiries.
  4. Assist in maintaining the safety and security of the site and its visitors or users.
  5. Assist in determining demographic information on the usage of the site.
  6. Assist in enforcing regulatory requirements or claims that would govern both the visitor and the site concerning the information provided as well as its stated purpose.
  7. Assist in communicating to the visitor the services provided by DLSZ.
  8. Assist in limiting access to internal areas of the website.

Transfer and Sharing of Collected Information

DLSZ may share the collected information for the following cases or scenarios:

  • When DLSZ is required to do so by law or if such legal disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes or respond to any claims.
  • For maintaining the safety and security of the information collected as well as that of the data subject.
  • When interacting with third-party service providers that may host or support our services and maintain databases. In such cases, the service and its provider will be subject to written agreements between DLSZ and the provider, under the requirements of the Data Privacy Act of 2012. These written agreements or contracts will include the rights and obligations of each party and will include requirements for the third party to provide adequate security measures to safeguard the information as well as a detailed scope of work to limit the use of the information only upon proper approval and consent.

Security of Collected Information

To ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal data that is collected, organizational, administrative, and technical processes and procedures are put in place to safeguard the data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Retention of Collected Information

DLSZ takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data collected and processed is reliable, accurate, and complete for its intended use as described in the Privacy Policy. DLSZ retains Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Rights of the Data Subject

[Source: RA#10173]

As the Data Subject, you are afforded the following rights as written in RA#10173 otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

  1. The right to be informed whether personal information about you shall be, are being or have been processed.
  2. The right to be furnished with the information before the entry of your personal information into the processing system of the personal information controller.
  3. The right to reasonable access to your information upon demand.
  4. The right to dispute the inaccuracy or error in the personal information and have the personal information controller correct it immediately and accordingly, unless the request is vexatious or otherwise unreasonable.
  5. The right to suspend, withdraw or order the blocking, removal or destruction of your personal information from the personal information controller’s filing system upon discovery and substantial proof that the personal information are incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained, used for unauthorized purposes or are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.
  6. The right to be indemnified for any damages sustained due to such inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained or unauthorized use of personal information.
  7. The right to data portability thru the ability to obtain from the personal information controller a copy of data undergoing processing in an electronic or structured format, which is commonly used and allows for further use by you.
  8. The right to complain to the National Privacy Commission.

Personal Information of Other Individuals

Should you need to provide the site personal information regarding other individuals or data subjects, you are required to inform the data subject about the Privacy Policy of the site and obtain any legally-required consent for the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of the personal information about the data subject following the Privacy Policy and RA#10173.

Personal Information of Minors

The services on this site are generally intended for persons 18 years of age and older. If information to be collected by or contributed to DLSZ is that of a minor, prior consent from the parent or legal guardian should be obtained in compliance with RA#10173.

Complaints, Concerns, or Questions:

For any complaints, concerns, or questions regarding the collection and use of your personal information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at or Tel. No. (63 2) 8771-3779 local number 128.

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