Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice for Websites Visitors

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) maintains, a databases that PIDS maintains as part of its policy research strategy and mandate as a repository of economic research information. 

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 SEIS website.  The website itself does not collect personal data that would identify a specific individual. However, we collect the following personal information from you when you manually (via phone call or walk-in) or electronically (via e-mail) submit to us your inquiries or requests.

  • Full name
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number
  • Company / Affiliation
Use, Storage and Retention

The collected personal information is utilized solely for documentation and processing purposes within the PIDS and is not shared with any outside parties.

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.
Website Analytics

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 itself 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 the 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
  • Email:
  • 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 maybe subject to change. Said changes will be effective immediately after being posted on this site. 


For concerns or suggestions about this policy, please contact the Information and Communications Technology Services Division (ICTSD) through email at