STATEMENT OF POLICY
DOST-ASTI assures every user of the website that every personal data shall be protected with the agency’s best ability. As what is stated in the Data Privacy Act of 2012, the agency will do its duty “to protect the fundamental human right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth”.
ASTI’S PRIVACY NOTICE
When you send your concerns or questions to us, the following personal information are being collected:
- Your full name
- Your e-mail address
Any information that the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (www.asti.dost.gov.ph) will collect from its users 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.
ASTI uses Google Analytics to track and analyze website 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
- Search terms you used
- Error details when you filled out forms
- Number of your clicks on videos
- Your scroll depth
- Details of your interactions with site-specific widgets
- 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
The information that will be gathered will only be accessed by the ASTI website administrator, and shall be archived on a safe server environment. The gathered data would not be accessible to the public, unless the agency will have an intention to publicize some statistics on the website use. Rest assured that the information that will be posted would not identify a specific user.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
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.