Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Association of Philippine Orthodontists –


Access data

When our internet pages are called up, we receive access data that is stored for protective purposes and aids in identification. This data includes:
– the name of your internet service provider;
– the country from which you are accessing our website;
– the website that has directed you to our internet presence;
– the search term you use if you come to our website via a search engine;
– the user tool (i.e. web browser, operating system) that you use to access our website;
– the files that you download from our website (e.g. PDF or Word document);
– the duration of your visit; and
– the date and time of your visit.
We may analyse this data to familiarise ourselves with and evaluate user behavior. We do not make use of personal data in the process.


Personal data

Your personal data is information about you that is used explicitly to determine your identity. It includes information such as your name and your postal or e-mail address. The only time we save personal data (if any), in addition to your access data, is if you give us this information voluntarily. For example, as part of a registration, a survey, a prize competition, a contact inquiry, registration for a newsletter or to process an online order.
We encrypt procedures in secure areas to ensure that communication between your browser and our order system, for example, cannot be read by others on the internet. All data is stored exclusively on our servers and accorded a level of protection that is adequate and at least equivalent to that under the DPA.
Your use of our order system shall constitute and be evidence of your consent to our processing, use and storage of your personal data.


Sensitive Personal data

It is unlikely that we will collect any sensitive personal data about you, e.g. your race, religion or political beliefs. If, however, any sensitive personal data is required, we will collect, use and store such data in accordance with the DPA.


Passing on Personal Data to Third Parties

We render some of our services together with external parties. These external parties are also subject to the DPA and are integrated into our data protection concept.
We only pass on personal data:
– when processing order-related data, such as for online orders; and
– in cases where you have given your prior consent.
In addition, we may be required by law to convey your personal data (if any) to governmental or state institutions or authorities.


Rights Relating to Personal Data

We will amend, cease from using or delete your personal data within reasonable time of our receipt of your written request to do so. In addition, if you are registered as a user, you have the opportunity to view, delete or change such data yourself as necessary.



Cookies are small text files that are used by many websites in the Philippines and throughout the world.
Cookies are created during your visit to our website and are placed on your hard disk by our server. Our cookies contain no information about specific individuals. Moreover, cookies placed by our servers can only be read again by us and not by any external website.
Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to enjoy the advantages of cookies, you can deactivate this function in your browser. You can also view our website without cookies. However, this may restrict the use of some features.


Other Active Content (e.g. Javascript, ActiveX)

Javascript, ActiveX and other website control elements and script languages that contain executing elements can be deactivated at any time for security reasons using your browser. Our internet sites can still be navigated without Javascript.



Our website may contain links to other websites. However, we are responsible neither for the content of these websites nor for the data protection practices of these other businesses. We encourage users to take note when they leave our website and to read the privacy statement(s) of such other website(s).



We reserve the right to alter this data protection statement at any time in compliance with applicable data protection laws in the Philippines, including the DPA.


Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or recommendations about data protection, please contact us at



April 2021