This article describes how your personal informations may be used and disclose and how you can get access to this information. Please Review it carefully.
Under the DPA, your Personal Information includes any information, whether recorded in a material form or not, from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly identify you as an individual. These may include, but is not limited to, information which may be used for identification purposes (e.g. names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers), other personal circumstances, contact information, your educational and medical background.
Your Personal Information also includes sensitive Personal Information, which refers to the following:
As a health institution, the specific Personal Information that we will obtain from you will include (but not necessarily limited to) the following: your home/office address, contact details, e-mail address, race, ethnic origin, age (including birthdate), your health information (including medical information, biometrics [such as height and weight], biological information (such as blood type), medication, genetic [including family medical history] or sexual life), religion, Phil health number, Social Security System number, Government Service Insurance System number, insurance details.
Your Personal Information may be obtained in many ways including through interviews, from application forms, correspondences, by telephone and facsimile, e-mail or via our website [www.westmetro.com.ph], as well as from third parties. However, most of the Personal Information we have are those that you have given us yourself. You provide us your Personal Information when you:
We collect your Personal Information primarily to provide medical services. We also provide information to our clients, partners, and service providers for the same purpose.
We may also use your Personal Information secondarily, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure of your Personal Information.
You may withdraw your consent (subject to the applicable Privacy Laws) to the processing of your Personal Information at any time by contacting us in writing. We provide below the general categories of the purposes for which we collect and process your Personal Information.
The following categories generally describe the ways by which the Hospital processes your Personal Information. While this is not intended to be a very specific and detailed listing of each process per category, all the ways by which we process your Personal Information fall under one of these categories:
Other uses and disclosures of your Personal Information
Outside of the purposes stated above other uses and disclosures of your Personal Information will be made only with your express authorization, unless we are otherwise permitted or required by law as described below.
We may use and disclose your Personal Information in the following circumstances. However, except in case of an emergency or when otherwise permitted or required by law, we will inform you of our intended action prior to making such use or disclosure and will, at that time, offer you the opportunity to object. If you are not present or able to agree or object, we will use our judgment in determining whether the use or disclosure is in your best interest.
On the other hand, we may also use or disclose your Personal Information without your consent or authorization when such use or disclosure is required by law. This includes the disclosure of your Personal Information pursuant to an order of a court or tribunal, or when such disclosure is required under existing laws and regulations.
The following will have access to your Personal Information for the purposes stated above:
You are afforded certain rights under the Privacy Laws, particularly the DPA. We would like to ensure that we have your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your personal information for the purposes identified in this Notice. You have the right to be informed of these specific rights, to object to the processing of your Personal Information, to access, update and correct the same and to withdraw your consent and/or edit your consent preferences at any time.
Your rights to your personal information are provided in Section 34 of the DPA which you may access here (https://privacy.gov.ph/data-privacy-act/).
Pursuant to the DPA we undertake to protect your Personal Information. The Hospital creates and maintains a record of your Personal Information in its offices and this notice applies to your Personal Information that we collect. Under the DPA, the Hospital is required to protect your Personal Information, and to process the same only in accordance with the following data privacy principles:
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify or anonymize the same. However, most of the personal information is or will be stored in files which will be kept by us for the minimum period provided under existing laws and regulations.
You may access your Personal Information and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access the same, please contact us in writing and we will respond within a reasonable time. Please take note that our ability to respond to your request may also depend on the circumstances regarding our collection of your Personal Information.
We will not charge any fee for your access request but may charge a reasonable administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
We may be restricted by law or regulations from giving you access to your personal information.
You will be provided notice if these changes are significant and, if we are required by law, we will take steps to obtain your updated consent.
If you have any questions about this Notice, you may contact the Hospital’s Data Protection Officer as per below:
Data Protection Officer
West Metro Medical Center
Veterans Avenue Extension, Zamboanga City
62) 991 2506 or 07
You may also contact the National Privacy Commission with the following contact details:
National Privacy Commission
3rd Floor, Core G, GSIS Headquarters Bldg., Financial Center
Pasay City, Metro Manila 1308
(02) 920 – 0101 loc. 7021