PIDS Privacy Notice for Website Visitors

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) maintains, which aims to provide information about the Institute -- its mandate, programs, and services.

The PIDS respects and protects the privacy of those who visit our website, and those who submit inquiries or requests, in accordance with Republic Act No. 10173, or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.

Personal Information

Your personal information may be supplied by you or collected from you as a result of your access to or use of the PIDS website for:

  1. Downloading copies of our publications. PIDS collects personal information from visitors who will be downloading copies of the publications through the website’s online publication download survey form.  

  2. Registration to PIDS public webinars. PIDS collects personal information through online registration of participants for its public webinars.

  3. Submission of bids and proposals. PIDS collects personal information when bidders submit proposals and related forms through the PIDS website or through email.

  4. Employment application: PIDS collects personal information when job applicants submit their job application forms and supporting documents through the PIDS website or through email.

We also collect the following personal information from you when you manually (via phone call or walk-in) or electronically (via e-mail or online form) submit to us your inquiries or requests.

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Contact numbers
  • Company / Affiliation

Use, Storage and Retention

The information we collect will be used solely for the purpose of generating statistical data specific to publication downloads, for processing your webinar registration, your bids and proposals, your employment application, and for documenting and processing your queries or requests.

Only authorized PIDS personnel has access to your personal information. The collected information will be stored in PIDS’ server and/or storage center and will be retained only for such period as necessary to achieve the declared purpose for its collection. Thereafter, it shall be disposed in a secure manner that would prevent further processing, unauthorized access, or disclosure to any other party.

PIDS also uses Webalizer Statistics and Google Analytics, which are third-party services, to analyze the web traffic data for us. It gathers non-personal information from the browser whenever the site is visited. These are reported as aggregated data that in no way will identify an individual. Only non-identifiable web traffic data are analyzed, including:

  • Your IP address
  • The search terms you used
  • The pages and internal links accessed on our site
  • The date and time you visited the site
  • Geolocation
  • The referring site or platform (if any) through which you clicked through to this site
  • Your operating system
  • Web browser type

Use of Cookies

The website does not maintain cookies and neither does it access third party cookies from website analytics, which has its own privacy guidelines. Data generated is not shared with any other party.

Links to External Websites

This website contains links to other websites. Visitors are advised to take note of those sites’ respective privacy policies.

Access and Correction

You have rights that belong to data subjects, namely: the right to be informed; the right to access; the right to object; the right to erasure and blocking; the right to rectify; the right to file a complaint; the right to damages; and the right to data portability.


For any concerns and/or feedback about this privacy notice, you may reach us through:

            The Data Protection Officer

            Philippine Institute for Development Studies

            18F Three Cyberpod Centris - North Tower,

            EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City


            Telephone No.: 8877-4000

You may also contact us through the PIDS Information and Communications Technology Services Division (ICTSD) at this email address:

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Notice may be subject to change. Said changes will be effective immediately after being posted on this site.


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