Frequently Asked Questions
- How many privacy policies does the University have?
- Where can I find the University's privacy policies?
- What can I do if I think the University is violating its own Privacy Policies?
The Ateneo de Manila University currently has four (4) institution-wide privacy policies directed at its primary constituents, namely: (a) students, including applicants and alumni; (b) personnel; (c) campus guests and visitors; and (d) website visitors.
There is no prescribed number of privacy policies that an organization should have. Within the University, a specific unit or office may even develop its own, provided it is consistent with those of the University’s. A separate policy may also be drafted for particular data processing systems.
You can find all the policies at the University website, specifically at: https://www.ateneo.edu/privacy.
All units and offices are also encouraged to put copies of the policies in conspicuous places where they may easily be accessed and read. For example, the Privacy Notice for Campus Visitors are posted in practically every entry and exit point of the University.
All data protection laws provide for these legal bases (i.e., right and principles).
It is important to remember, though, that the law does not specifically say that it has to be written down, printed, or published. It may be relayed in any format deemed most appropriate given the prevailing circumstances.
NO. Other schools already complying with the DPA and other applicable data protection laws and policies also have one.
A few months ago, you will recall receiving e-mails informing you about changes in the privacy policies of various internet or online platforms you are using. You may have noticed that the companies did not ask for your permission or consent before they made changes to their privacy policies. By continuing to use their platforms, you are deemed to have agreed to their policies.
YES. You may send your inquiries and clarifications to UDPO. In some cases, you may be referred to another unit or office of the University which may be better positioned to answer your question.
YES. You may raise your concern to the UDPO through their contact information.
You may report your concern to the UDPO for appropriate action. If not acted upon, or you are not satisfied with the response of the University, you may bring the matter to the NPC.
University Data Protection Office
Room 200, Manila Observatory,
Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights campus,
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108
+63 2 426-6001 local 4801