As part of our initiatives to improve our service delivery, the Computing and Archiving Research Environment (COARE) has set up its Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS) to manage all COARE-related knowledge and information. The COARE Wiki, as an integral part of the COARE SKMS, is utilized to store, manage, and present all information relevant to the COARE and its users. The COARE SKMS and the COARE Wiki are part of the COARE's IT Service Management (ITSM) implementation, in compliance with the industry’s standards on IT service delivery.

The COARE Wiki Privacy Notice assures every user of this website that every personal data shall be protected with the COARE Team’s best ability. This Notice communicates how the COARE (through the COARE Wiki) 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’s overall service delivery. We are 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 Wiki users and visitors are encouraged to check this page regularly to be updated of the changes in this Notice.

Personal information

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

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


Any information that the COARE or the COARE Team will collect from its users and from this site’s visitors shall be used primarily to give the site’s editors and administrators some useful data on the website usage and activities of users.

Should users be required to provide personal information such as name and email address (for subscriptions or correspondence), such information will only be used for the said purpose only. Rest assured that the information collected from users will not be used for marketing nor commercial purposes.

Website Analytics

The COARE Wiki uses Matomo Analytics to track and analyze traffic.

Should a user visit the website, the following information will be gathered and analyzed:

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

Protection Measures

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 provisioning of COARE Services, providing user support, and maintaining the COARE’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 on the website use. Rest assured that these information, should they be published, will not in any way identify a specific user.

Links to other websites

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