Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is being given to all persons who visit the PHILIPPINE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, INC. (“PMHA” or “our” or “we” or “us”) offices or digital sites, meet with our personnel, or visit or participate in our events or activities. This notice is in compliance with the requirements of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.

When you visit our offices or digital sites, meet with our personnel, or visit or participate in our events or activities , we may collect and process your personal data, such as but not limited to your name and contact details. For example, we may ask you to sign in a visitor's log, register for an event, or provide us with your business card or an identification card. Also, our office premises are monitored by a CCTV system, and we will record your comings and goings.

We collect and process this data to perform our functions as a professional organization, to be able to comply with requests, to ensure the security of our premises and personnel, and for other legitimate purposes. Generally, we do not share this data with any person outside our organization, but may do so when permitted by law, or when it is needed to enable us to perform our services, or to legitimately protect our interests. In this case, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that those recipients only process your personal data for the specific purpose for which it was collected by us and will protect the privacy of your personal data.

We will retain the data only for so long as necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data was collected. We use standard manual and electronic methods of processing the data.

By providing us with or making available to us your personal data, visiting our offices or digital sites, utilizing our services, or visiting or participating in our events and activities, you agree and consent to our collecting, using, disclosing, sharing and otherwise processing that data for the purposes specified here. This consent supplements and does not supersede or replace any other consent you have also provided to us in respect of your personal data, or the existence of a lawful basis for that data's collection and processing.

If you provide us with personal data of other individuals, by doing so, you also represent and warrant to us that you have the right and authority to provide that data and that you have informed the relevant individuals of, and that they consent to, the terms of this Privacy Notice.

To the extent that our website and other digital presence contain links to sites operated by third parties, including other organizations, those linked websites are not controlled by us and we are not responsible for the data and privacy practices of the site operators. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites.

The DPA specifies the rights of a data subject, and these are: the right to be informed regarding certain matters; the right to object to the processing of data; the right to reasonable access to certain information; the right to rectification of inaccuracy or error in your data; the right to block or remove data under certain circumstances; the right to damages in case you suffer an injury due to inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained or unauthorized use of data; transmissibility of your rights as a data subject; the right to data portability; and the right to lodge a complaint with the Philippine National Privacy Commission, if circumstances permit this.

If you do not wish to provide your personal data pursuant to our requests or under the conditions specified herein, we may not be able to permit entry in our premises, use of our sites or participation in our events or activities.

From time to time, we may review the terms and conditions in this Privacy Notice. If we make changes that affect the way we use your personal data, we will notify you by posting a revised statement on our Website and in a prominent area within our offices.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints relating to the handling of your personal data, please feel free to contact us.