Personal data refers to all types of personal information, sensitive personal information and privileged information. Personal information refers to “any information, whether or not recorded in any form, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can reasonably and/or directly be ascertained by the entity holding the information, or, when put together with other information, would directly and certainly identify an individual”.
To enable us to comply with our corporate policies in relation to data subjects as well as with the requirements under the Data Privacy Act, it is important that we collect, use, store and retain your personal data only as is reasonable and necessary for a declared and specific purpose stated in the pertinent consent forms.
In general, we are using your data for any of the following purposes;
And in general:
We collect data when you:
We collect information to provide you with details and information regarding our product, services, and promotions. We process information also to respond to your enquiries or manage future interactive user function. The common type of data collected by NBS from you, generally includes the following:
For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Refer to Annex B on the list of Cookies registered on this website.
For you to fully enjoy your visit and browsing experience, only non-identifiable web traffic data are collected and analyzed, including:
Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive cookies or you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive cookies. Click on the "Help" section of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this website.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
The Website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties ("Third Party Websites"). National Book Store does not endorse, or approve of the operators of Third Party Websites, or the information, graphics and material on those Third Party Websites ("Third Party Material").
Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, National Book Store makes no warranties or representations:
All offers to sell and statements relating to goods and services available on Third Party Websites are the responsibility of and given by the Third Party Website operator. In so far as such offers and statements are made on the Website, such offers and statements are made by National Book Store on behalf of the operator. National Book Store expressly disclaims acting in any other respect on behalf of Third Party Website operators.
National Book Store may receive payments from operators of Third Party Websites in relation to goods or services supplied by the operator as a result of you linking to the Third Party Website from this Website.
We use third party service providers for the sole propose of the provision of services to us in connection with the website.
We have made all required notifications and obtained all required consents and authorizations from website visitors and end user customers relating to the disclosure of personally identifiable information to a third party service provider.
As a general rule, we are not allowed to share your data to third party except in limited circumstances as listed below.
By giving your consent, you authorize NBS to disclose your personal data to accredited/affiliated third parties or independent/non-affiliated third parties, whether local or foreign in any of the following circumstances:
This means we might provide your personal data to the following:
NBS is very sensitive to privacy issues and it is especially careful in its communications with children. NBS would never directly collect personal data from children without the parent's consent.
Personal data pertaining to children and collected from their parents is used by NBS or other entities that provide technical fulfillment or other services to NBS (for example, services intended to improve our services/web sites, and fulfilling requests or administering promotions). These personal data are not sold.
Meanwhile, we urge parents to regularly monitor and supervise their children's on-line activities.
All data are preserved in accordance with the following retention standards:
Personal data are stored in our facilities located in the Philippines and are retained in accordance with the above parameters, industry standards, laws and regulations, unless you request that your personal data be deleted from our systems, databases and hardcopies immediately. Once deleted, your personal data will no longer be searchable or included in anonymous searches and will be completely removed from all the storage location.
The Data Privacy Officer may, however, choose not to grant access or correct information based on the request following laws and regulations. He/she will give the individual a written notice that sets out the reason for the refusal.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Data Protection Officer
2/F Quad Alpha Centrum Building
125 Pioneer Street Mandaluyong City
02-6318061 to 66
You may also lodge a complaint before the National Privacy Commission (NPC). For further details, please refer to NPC’s website:https://privacy.gov.ph/mechanics-for-complaints/.
Any action to a request for correction, erasure and/or objection to process your personal data as it appears in our records is subject to applicable laws and/or the DPA, its IRR and other issuances of NPC.
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.RECENTLY COMPARED Items recently compared b the shopper.
|CART||The association with the customer's shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page to load pages faster.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency.|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of the shopper's customer ID.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||Indicates if the customer are currently logged in to the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the shopper's customer group.|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||Indicates if caching is disabled or enabled.|
|FRONTEND||The customer's session ID.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Determines if guests can edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category visited by the shopper.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product viewed by the shopper.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates if the cache can be used to store information.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about the shopper's cart and viewing history.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language chosen by the shopper.|
|USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE||Indicates if the shopper allows cookies to be saved.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products recently viewed by the shopper.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to the shopper's wish list.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in the shopper's wish list.|