Privacy Policy for Website Visitors


Dear Visitor,

The Ateneo de Manila University (“University”) respects your right to privacy and aims to comply with the requirements of all relevant privacy and data protection laws, particularly the Data Privacy Act of 2012. Please take the time to read this Policy explaining how we process the information we collect from or generate about you every time you access this website.

Other domains (e.g., websites, microsites, webpages, etc.) managed or maintained by the University, including those by affiliated units, may be covered by a separate and different policy.

What We Collect
Whenever you browse this site, we automatically record technical information about your visit. They may include the following:

• browser type and version
• browser plug-in types and versions
• date and time of connection
• length of visits to certain pages
• IP address
• operating system
• pages viewed/searched for
• page interaction information (e.g., scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs)
• page response time
• time zone setting
• download errors  
• platforms and referrers

In most instances, this information, by itself, is not sufficient to determine your identity.

Why We Collect Them
The recorded information is used primarily to help keep the site safe and secure. In addition, it may also be used for bug tracking, investigations relating to a security or data breach, and usage statistics.

If we need to use any collected information that constitutes personal data for purposes not compatible with those listed here, we will inform you prior to such use and, where required by law, obtain your consent.

How We Use, Store, and Retain Them
All information collected by domains maintained by the University is stored in its data centers that are accessible only to authorized personnel and agents, such as, in some cases, third party service providers. Third parties who maintain or manage websites for some units or offices of the University store their collected information in their own designated servers or data centers.

The collected information is kept for as long as necessary to achieve the declared purpose for its collection. In no case is it shared with or transferred to other persons or organizations, unless required or permitted by law.

Our Use of Cookies
This site makes use of cookies, which may be set by our webserver or provided by a third party. These are small text files that are automatically downloaded to your browser upon visiting this site. These then collect your browsing data in order to help the site better interact with you and other visitors. In other instances, cookies are also relevant for authentication, session management, and performance analytics.

Your Rights and How to Exercise Them
You have rights under the law regarding your personal data. Should you wish to exercise these, or if you have some questions relating to the University’s data protection efforts, you may contact the University Data Protection Office through the following:

Complaints / Security Incidents:
Landline: +63 2 426-6001 loc. 4801
Address: Rm 200, Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University

Changes to This Policy
We may, from time to time, make changes to this Policy. When permissible, we will let you know through other means of communication. However, any modification is effective immediately upon posting on this website.