At Gubat St. Anthony Cooperative (GSAC), we are dedicated to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Data Privacy and Protection Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, sharing, protection, and retention of your information.
This policy applies to all services offered by GSAC, including but not limited to savings and credit services, allied services (hotels, mart, pharmacy, diagnostic), as well as products and services offered by its subsidiary corporations.
Compliance with Data Privacy Laws
We adhere to all relevant data protection laws and regulations applicable in our operating regions. This includes compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (R.A. 10173) and other legislative requirements.
Data Collection and Processing
When you apply for or avail of any products or services from GSAC, its subsidiary corporations, or when you interact with our employees, we collect your personal information. This may include, among others:
Use of Your Information
We collect and use your information for the following purposes:
Data Sharing and Transfer
We may share data or information with the following entities to enhance the quality of services provided by GSAC. This may include, among others:
When engaging with third parties, strict confidentiality agreements are in place to ensure data protection standards are met. Rest assured that we employ security measures to protect your information when shared with these entities.
Data Security Measures
We take your data privacy seriously and have implemented security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your information is stored securely, and we regularly update our security systems to ensure its safety.
Data Access and Control
We maintain procedures for managing and controlling access to personal data, including processes for rectification, updating, and deletion upon individual requests or legal requirements.
We retain your personal information as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with legal, regulatory, or business requirements. This includes the duration of your membership with the cooperative.
Your information will be securely disposed of once the purposes for which it was collected have been fulfilled unless required for legal or regulatory purposes.
Employee Training and Awareness
We prioritize continuous education and training for our employees on best practices for data privacy and protection. Our comprehensive training programs cover various aspects such as:
These ongoing training and awareness initiatives ensure that our employees are well-equipped and committed to upholding the highest standards of data privacy and protection.
We respect your rights to privacy and offer you the following options:
Fees may apply for processing requests for access and updates, dependent on the nature and complexity of the request. Information about any processing fees will be provided to you before making the request.
For inquiries, concerns, or requests related to this policy, or for data privacy-related matters, please contact us through the following channels:
By using our website and submitting your data, you acknowledge that you have the consent of all parties pertinent to the transaction to disclose their information for the proper administration and provision of services requested from this transaction. By continuing to use our services, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Data Privacy and Protection Policy.
Policy Review and Updates
At GSAC, we are dedicated to the ongoing enhancement of our Data Privacy and Protection Policy. We conduct regular reviews at defined intervals to ensure alignment with the latest data privacy laws, integrating technological advancements and best practices to fortify information security. We encourage stakeholder feedback, utilizing it to refine the policy, and transparently communicate any amendments or updates through our official channels, ensuring the policy remains robust and compliant with the evolving data protection landscape.