According to the Data Privacy Act of 2012, it is the policy of the State “to protect the fundamental human right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth.”
Any information the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development Program Website (www.saad.da.gov.ph) will collect from its visitors shall be used primarily to give the site’s administrators an idea of how people use the Portal, and of what they are looking for.
Should you be required to provide more personal information such as your name and email address for, e.g., subscriptions or correspondence, that information will only be used for that purpose. Information collected from users will not be used for marketing or commercial purposes.
The information we collect
We collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site and subscribe to our newsletter, send feedback, or post comments.
We collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with the site for analytics purposes. Non-personal identification information may include the type of browser used to access the site, the type of computer or device, and other technical information used as the means of connection, such as operating system. This type of information cannot be used to identify individual visitors.
Web browser cookies
How we use your information
The information we collect shall be used primarily for the following purposes:
To improve the website: Information such as pages most frequently visited, and technology used to access the website, may help the site handlers determine which aspect of site development or content creation to prioritize. Feedback from user emails may also be used for such purposes.
To send periodic emails: We may use the email address provided by a user to respond to inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If a user decides to opt in to our mailing list, he or she will be sent emails that may include news, updates, or other information. When addressing inquiries or concerns sent to us through email, our citizens engagement officers may endorse a user’s message, along with his or her information to other government agencies. Should you wish to exempt your information from this practice, please indicate as much in your correspondence.
Links to other websites
Websites other than those listed above may have privacy and user policies that deviate from this one. We encourage you to likewise take the time to read their site policies. Also, for more on this subject, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Data Privacy Act of 2012.