The University of the Philippines is committed to comply with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) in order to protect the right to data privacy of all those who provide UP their personal data through the Give to UP online donation form.
This notice explains in general terms the purposes and legal bases for the processing of personal and sensitive personal information (personal data) that UP collects from you, and the measures in place to protect your right to data privacy and your rights under the DPA.
The term UP/University/we/us refers to the University of the Philippines System and Constituent University (CU) offices.
The term you/your refers to persons who pledge or make donations through the Give to UP online donation form at https://giveto.up.edu.ph/gate/donation.
When you make a donation to the University of the Philippines, we require you to provide the following information: a) first name, b) last name, c) email address, d) the amount of your pledge or gift to UP, and e) the UP campaign or fund for which you are making a donation.
The University will provide you with an Official Receipt (OR) after collection of your donation as confirmed or reported by the proper UP office/(s). You must contact the UP Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs via email at [email protected] or call (02) 89818500 local 4256 for the issuance of your Certificate of Donation (COD). Moreover, you will be informed about tax deduction under Section 25 (b) of Republic Act No. 9500 dated 29 April 2008, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Ruling No. DA (DT-045)499-2009 dated 9-08-2009, and the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 (NIRC) and in order to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations including the UP Charter, NIRC, COA, and BIR issuances.
If the donation is via deposit or bank transfer, we require you to email us a copy of the relevant bank deposit/transfer slip. For your protection, kindly redact all personal information found in the slips except for your name, amount, and date of transaction. For queries regarding the same, please contact the UP Padayon Public Service Office through email at [email protected] or landline at (02) 89818500 local 4256.
The University of the Philippines is authorized to process personal information under Sec. 12 of the DPA, when (b) the processing of personal information is necessary and is related to the fulfillment of a contract with the data subject or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Note that a donation is a contract); (c) for compliance with a legal obligation to which the personal information controller (UP) is subject; (e) … to fulfill functions of public authority which necessarily includes the processing of personal data for the fulfillment of its mandate; or (f) the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the personal information controller (UP is allowed to receive donations pursuant to its Charter).
You may opt to indicate whether you are a UP student or alumnus/alumna, the year you graduated from UP, your degree program and campus(es) attended, and membership in alumni associations. We process such information along with your name and contact information for the purpose of updating your information in the UP Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) database (if you are an alumnus/alumna) and/or sending you communications, in order to comply with UP’s mandate under Sec 3 (h) RA 9500 which requires UP to:
“Provide democratic governance in the University based on collegiality, representation, accountability, transparency and active participation of its constituents, and promote the holding of fora for students, faculty, research, extension and professional staff (REPS), staff, and alumni to discuss non-academic issues affecting the University”.
Note that under 4e, the DPA does not apply to “(i)nformation necessary in order to carry out the functions of public authority”. Also, sensitive personal information may be processed under Sec. 13 of the DPA “…when provided to government or public authority.”
The University of the Philippines may also process your personal data in order:
If the donation is made via VISA credit, we also require you to email us a copy of the credit card transaction slip. For your protection, kindly redact all personal information found in the slip except for your name, amount, and date of transaction. For queries regarding the same, please contact the UP Padayon Public Service Office through email at [email protected] or landline at (02) 89818500 local 4256.
Your credit card information is processed not by UP, but by a third party government depositary bank, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), for the benefit of UP through its payment gateway. Such is done pursuant to Section 12 (b) of the DPA which provides that “the processing of the personal information is necessary and is related to the fulfillment of a contract with the data subject or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract”, read in the context of the UP Charter which allows UP to receive donations.
The University of the Philippines, as its way of showing its gratitude to its benefactors, occasionally publishes the list of its donors. You may opt to tick the box that states you wish to make an anonymous donation; in which case, your name will not be included in the donor’s list that UP may publish in its website and social media networks. Nonetheless, as stated above, UP will require the processing of your personal information in order to comply with applicable laws and issuances such as the UP Charter, read in relation to the NIRC, the DPA, and applicable issuances of the COA and BIR.
Disclosures may also be made by UP in order to comply with lawful orders of public authorities, to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims; and to make disclosures that are otherwise permitted by applicable laws, rules and regulations. Rest assured that the information you provide us through UP’s online donation form (excluding the credit card information that you may provide to the DBP as stated above) is securely stored by UP’s third party cloud service provider.
UP shall retain and provide measures for the secure storage of your personal data for as long as the above purposes for processing such data subsist, in order to establish or defend legal claims, or as otherwise allowed or required by the DPA and other applicable laws and issuances.
UP has put in place reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your right to privacy and is committed to reviewing and improving the same. Rest assured that only duly authorized personnel are allowed to process your personal data.
UP takes reasonable and appropriate steps to require its third party service providers who process your personal data to uphold your right to data privacy.
You have the right to access and correct personal data being processed by UP about you. You may access and/or correct your personal data submitted through the online form through the UP Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs – UP Padayon Public Service Office via email at [email protected] or landline at (02) 89818500 local 4256.
In order for UP to ensue that your personal data are disclosed only to you, these offices will require the presentation of your UP ID or other valid government issued ID (GIID) or other IDs or documents that will enable UP to verify your identity. In case you process or request documents through a representative, in order to protect your privacy, UP requires you to provide a letter of authorization specifying the purpose for the request of documents or the processing of information, and your UP ID or other valid GIID, along with the valid GIID of your representative.
Aside from the right to access and correct your personal data, you have the following rights, subject to the conditions and limitations provided under the DPA and other applicable laws and regulations:
We encourage you to visit the site where this notice is posted from time to time to see revisions to this privacy notice. We will alert you regarding changes to this notice through this site.
For queries, comments, or suggestions regarding this privacy notice or data privacy concerns, please contact the University of the Philippines System Data Protection Officer through the following channels:
Office of the UP President,
2F North Wing Quezon Hall (Admin Building),
University Avenue, UP Diliman,
Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Phone | (632) 89280110; (632) 89818500 loc. 2521