COARE Data Catalog Privacy Notice

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As part of our initiatives to improve our service delivery, the Computing and Archiving Research Environment (COARE) has set up its Data Catalog to store and publish research datasets for the utilization of the scientific community. The COARE Data Catalog is openly accessible to the public, and may serve as an integral resource for interested academics, data analysts, scientists, and other scholars from diverse domains.

Because the COARE Data Catalog collects personal data from its users, the COARE Data Catalog Privacy Notice assures every user of this website that their data shall be protected to the best ability of the COARE Team. This Privacy Notice communicates how the COARE (through the COARE Data Catalog) may collect information about its users and this website’s visitors and how these information may be used by the COARE Team to improve the COARE Data Catalog’s overall service delivery.

The COARE team is committed to comply with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and to coordinate with the DOST-ASTI's Data Protection Officer (DPO) to “protect the fundamental human right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth”.

All COARE Data Catalog users and visitors are encouraged to check this document regularly to be updated of the changes in this Privacy Notice.

The COARE Data Catalog’s Privacy Notice

Personal information

When you send your questions or concerns to us, the following personal information will be collected:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact information (e.g. e-mail address)


When registering for an account in the COARE Data Catalog, the following personal information will be collected:

  • your full name (including your nickname)
  • your email address
  • your field of interest
  • your country of residence
  • your affiliated organization/ group
  • your affiliation type (e.g. government, NGO, private

When submitting a data request to access a private or secured dataset, the following information is forwarded to the dataset owner:

  • your full name
  • your email
  • your affiliated organization/ group
  • the purpose of your request

Any information that the COARE or the COARE Team will collect from its users and from the COARE Data Catalog’s visitors shall be used primarily to give the website administrators some useful data on the website usage and activities of users. Such information will only be used for the said purpose. Rest assured that the information collected from users will not be used for marketing nor commercial purposes.

Website Analytics

The COARE Data Catalog uses Matomo Analytics, an open source web analytics application, to track and analyze its website traffic. Should a user visit the COARE Data Catalog, the analytics gather and process the following information:

  • Your IP address
  • Your network location
  • Your web browser type
  • Details of device you used
  • Referring website details (website that redirected to the Data Catalog)
  • Date and time you accessed each page
  • Pages on the website you visited
  • Duration of the time you spent on each page
  • Number of your clicks on links leading to external websites

Protection Measure

The COARE Team has put the necessary security measures in place to ensure that all personal data collected will be used only for the legitimate purposes of providing user support, and maintaining the COARE Datalog’s service availability. All gathered data will not be made accessible to the public, unless the COARE or the DOST-ASTI will have an intention to publicize some statistics regarding the website use (e.g., on annual government accomplishment reports). COARE assures that these information, should they be published, will not in any way identify a specific user and divulge his or her personal details.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice only applies to the COARE Data Catalog. This website may contain links to and from websites of other agencies and organizations. Such websites may have a different set of policies from ours. To maintain a secured browsing experience on these websites, we encourage you to take time to read their website policies. Also, for more information on this subject, we recommend that you read the Data Privacy Act of 2012.