Privacy Policy


This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (“PASP”) and its Internet Web site www.pasp.org.ph (hereinafter referred to individually as a "Web site"). PASP, an independent, non-profit organization, provides you with the following information: 

  • What personally identifiable information of yours or third-party personal identification is collected from you through the Web site; 
  • How the information is used; 
  • With whom the information may be shared; 
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information; 
  • What security procedures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information under PASP's control; and 
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information. 


Information Collection and Use 

PASP, or third parties designated by PASP, collects personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from users in a variety of ways. PASP is the sole owner of all the information collected on the Web site, and may use and share with third parties any and all of the information collected in any manner whatsoever that it deems appropriate for business purposes in its sole discretion.  


Registration 

To access areas designated as "member areas," users must be current members or affiliates of PASP. The information collected when members join PASP is also used to control access to these areas of the Web site. PASP members and affiliates who wish to use the "member areas" of the Web site will be required initially to enter certain personal identification information (e.g., current PASP account number, last name, e-mail address, username and password) to gain access. 


Cookies 

Currently there are two types of cookies. The standard cookie is information about the user stored on the user's hard drive. The second type of cookie, called a session cookie, also stores information about a user. However, these cookies are not stored on the user's hard drive. These cookies are used only while the user is actively connected to a Web site. Once the user closes the Internet browser (or is inactive for more than 20 minutes), these session cookies are destroyed. PASP uses both types of cookies on its Web site. In the future, PASP may add additional cookies for business purposes. 

PASP uses permanent cookies for several business purposes. Primarily, when visitors arrive at our site, a unique cookie is automatically stored on the visitor's computer by their Internet browser that allows analysis software to differentiate between new and returning users. 

Second, a permanent cookie is written when members opt to save their log-on information. This cookie saves time for members because they do not have to enter security information for each visit to the site. If members reject the cookie, they may still use the Web site but they will have to manually log in to access "member areas." 

Finally, session cookies are used while a user is active on the Web site for a multitude of business purposes. For example, these cookies allow members to navigate freely through the Web site once they have logged in to the Web site. Without these cookies, members would have to login each time they requested a "member area" page. These cookies are also used while a member is joining, renewing or altering account information. This allows the Web site to track a user's activity before any data is committed to a database. 


Log Files 

Each view of a page on the Web site is logged. Information such as the user's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, time of day and duration of activity on the Web site is recorded. This information may be used by PASP or third parties designated by PASP to analyze trends, administer the Web site, track users' movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes. 

If illegal activity is detected on the Web site, PASP or third parties designated by PASP may attempt to connect an IP address to personal information. 


Sharing 

PASP will share aggregated demographic information with third parties, including without limitation its partners and advertisers, as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion. 

From time to time, we share personally identifiable information, as PASP deems appropriate in its sole discretion, with third parties in a number of ways for a variety of business purposes, including name and other personally identifiable information. 


Links 

The Web site contains links to other Internet sites. Please be aware that PASP is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Internet sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Web site and to read the privacy statements of each Internet site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by PASP’s Web site. 


Surveys 

From time to time, PASP, or third parties designated by PASP, requests information from users via surveys. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code). Survey information may be used by PASP, or third parties designated by PASP, for a variety of business purposes. For example, surveys will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with the Web site and other services offered by PASP. Security When you submit information via the Web site, PASP, or third parties designated by PASP, takes certain precautions to protect your user information both online and offline. For example, currently, when registration/order forms on our Web site ask users to enter information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with encryption software: Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL"). While you are on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on your Internet browser becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open. These security features may be updated from time-to-time in PASP's sole discretion. 

Just as we currently use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also use certain efforts to protect user-information offline. Currently, our users' information is restricted primarily in our offices and our servers are all password protected. 


Special Offers 

PASP may send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and username. Members and other visitors to our Web site may also occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, newsletters and other information from PASP, or third parties designated by PASP. PASP, or third parties designated by PASP, may also send notifications of renewals and other communications to members via e-mail. 


Site and Service Updates 

PASP also sends user site and service announcement updates. Members cannot opt-out from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with users to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account via e-mail or phone. 


Correcting/Updating Personal Information 

If a user's personally identifiable information (such as zip code) changes or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct or update personal data which that user has provided to us. This can usually be done from our member center page. 


Choice/Opt-out 

Users who no longer wish to receive our e-mail newsletters or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving a specific communication from PASP by sending a reply e-mail containing the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line. Please note that there are certain communications, which will still be sent to users by PASP, or third parties designated by PASP, as referenced above, including without limitation site and Service Updates and membership renewals. 


Notification of Changes 

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on PASP's homepage so that our users are always informed of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

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