BPI-PHILAM PRIVACY STATEMENT

Among the most important assets of Philam Life Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually and collectively referred to herein as “Philam Life”) is the trust and confidence placed to properly handle information. Customers and potential customers expect us to maintain their information accurately, protected against manipulation and errors, secure from theft and free from unwarranted disclosure. We protect the data security of our customers and potential customers by complying with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, and all relevant local laws, and ensure compliance by our staff with strict standards of security and confidentiality. 

 

This statement provides you with notice as to why your personal data is collected, how it is intended to be used, to whom your personal data may be transferred to, how to access, review and amend your personal data, and our policies on direct marketing and the use of cookies. By using this website, you are accepting the practices and policies in this privacy statement. If you object to any practices and policies in this statement, please do not use this website to submit your personal information to Philam Life. This website is for use of BPI Philam ALPHA Awards only. Without prior permission from Philam Life, no information contained on this website may be copied, except for personal use, or redistributed. Philam Life recognizes its responsibilities in relation to the collection, holding, processing or use of personal data. The provision of your personal data is voluntary. You may choose not to provide us with the requested data, but failure to do so may limit our ability to share the contents of this website to you. Philam Life will not collect any information that identifies you personally through this website unless and until you register log-in to the site. 

 

This website, and our social media platforms are not intended for persons in jurisdictions that restrict the distribution of information by us or use of such social media platforms. If this is applicable to you, we would advise you to inform yourself about and observe the relevant restrictions, and Philam Life does not accept liability in this respect. 

 

HOW WE COLLECT DATA

We will collect and store any information you enter on our website, or provide to us through any other channel. We may also obtain lawfully collected personal or non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third parties sources. We may also collect some information about your computer or other devices used when you visit this website.  

 

WHY WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND HOW IT MAY BE USED? 

Personal data is collected for the following purposes: 

  • as a requirement for entering the alphawards website. The personal data we gathered from you through the alphaawards.ph website will be retained for a period of three (3) weeks. 
  • to process, administer, implement and effect the requests or transactions contemplated by the forms available on our website or any other documents you may submit to us from time to time; • to design new or enhance existing products and services provided by us; 
  • to communicate with you including to send you administrative communications about any account you may have with us or about future changes to this privacy statement; 
  • for statistical or actuarial research undertaken by Philam Life, the financial services industry or our respective regulators; • for data matching, internal business and administrative purposes; 
  • to assist in law enforcement purposes, investigations by police or other government or regulatory authorities and to meet requirements imposed by applicable laws and regulations or other obligations committed to government or regulatory authorities; 
  • to personalise the appearance of our websites, provide recommendations of relevant products and provide targeted advertising on our website or through other channels; 
  • other purposes as notified at the time of collection; and 
  • other purposes directly relating to any of the above. By providing your personal information to us, you accept that Philam Life may retain your information for as long as necessary, to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it is collected in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 

 

Philam Life applies reasonable security measures to prevent unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure, loss or use including limiting physical access to data within Philam Life’s systems and encryption of sensitive data when transferring such data. Reasonable steps will be taken to delete or destroy the information when it is no longer necessary for any of the purposes above. For our policy on use of your personal data for promotional or marketing purposes, please see the section entitled “Use of Personal Data for Direct Marketing Purposes” 

 

WHO MAY BE PROVIDED WITH YOUR PERSONAL DATA? 

Personal data will be kept confidential but may, where permitted by law and where such disclosure is necessary to satisfy the purpose or a directly related purpose for which the personal data was collected, provide such personal data to the following parties (for our policy on sharing of your personal data for promotional and marketing purposes, please see the section entitled “Use of Personal Data for Direct Marketing Purposes”): 

  • any member company of Philam Life in relation to the event committee 
  • government or regulatory bodies or any person to whom an Philam Life company must disclose data: (a) under a legal and/or regulatory obligation in that jurisdiction applicable to that particular Philam Life company; or (b) pursuant to an agreement between the Philam Life company and the relevant government, regulatory body or other person. 

 

From time to time, we may purchase a business or sell one or more of our businesses (or portions thereof) and where permitted by law your personal data may be transferred or disclosed as a part of the purchase or sale or a proposed purchase or sale. In the event that we purchase a business, the personal data received with that business would be treated in accordance with this privacy statement, if it is practicable and permissible to do so. Where permitted by law, your personal data may be provided to any of the above parties who may be located in the Philippines or outside of the Philippines. Your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the Philippines or any other jurisdictions where any Philam Life company is located, or jurisdictions where a third party contractor is located or from which the third party contractor provides us services. By providing us with your personal information or using our services or our website or applications, you consent to the transfer of such information outside your jurisdiction to our facilities or to those third parties with whom we share it as described above. 

ACCESS RIGHTS TO PERSONAL DATA 

You have the right to:

  • verify whether Philam Life holds any personal data about you and to access any such data; 
  • require Philam Life to correct any personal data relating to you which is inaccurate; and 
  • enquire about Philam Life’s policies and practices in relation to personal data. 
  • access, correction or other queries relating to your personal data 
  • suspend, withdraw or order the blocking, removal or destruction of his or her personal data from the Company’s filing system as allowed by provisions of the data privacy act and its implementing rules and regulations. 
  • object to the processing of his or her personal data as allowed by the provisions of the data privacy act and its implementing rules and regulations Philam Life has the right to charge costs which are directly related to and necessary for the processing of any personal data access request. 

 

USE OF PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES

In addition to the purposes set out above, where permitted by law, Philam Life may use your name and contact details for promotional or marketing purposes including sending you souvenirs after the event. Before using or providing your personal data for the purposes and to the transferees set out in this section, we may be required by law to obtain your written consent, and in such cases, only after having obtained such written consent, may we use and provide your personal data for any promotional or marketing purpose. If you have provided consent and wish to withdraw it, please inform us by writing to the address in the section on “Access Rights to Personal Data” or sending us an email to philamlife@aia.com. Any such request should clearly state details of the personal data in respect of which the request is being made. 

 

USE OF COOKIES 

Cookies are unique identifiers placed on your computer or other device by a web server, which contains information that can later be read by the server that issued the cookie to you. Philam Life may use cookies on various websites we maintain. The information collected (including but not limited to: your IP addresses (and domain names), browser software, types and configurations of your browser, language settings, geo-locations, operating systems, referring website, pages and content viewed, and durations of visit) will be used for compiling aggregate statistics on how our visitors reach and browse our websites to help us understand how we can improve your experience on it. Such information is collected anonymously and you cannot be identified unless you have logged on as a member. We use such data only for website enhancement and optimization purposes. The cookies also enable our website to remember you and your preferences, and tailor the website for your needs. Advertising cookies will allow us to provide advertisements on our websites that are as relevant to you as possible, e.g. by selecting interest-based advertisements for you, or preventing the same advice from constantly reappearing to you. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can disable this function in your browser settings. However, by doing so you may not be able to fully enjoy the benefits of our websites and certain features may not work properly.

 

EXTERNAL LINKS 

If any part of this website contains links to other websites, those sites may not operate under this privacy statement. You are advised to check the privacy statements on those websites to understand their policies on the collection, usage, transferal and disclosure of personal data. 

 

AMENDMENTS TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT 

Philam Life reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this privacy statement, simply by notifying you of such change, update or modification. If we decide to change our personal data policy, those changes will be notified on our website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use the information and under what circumstances the information is disclosed. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting.