The Lazi Municipal Government works toward protecting the privacy of the users of its Web Portal. We have carefully crafted this privacy policy to define how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, protect, and store your information. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and contact us if you have any questions.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. Where personal information is required to use or interact with our Web Portal, it is our policy that this information is private and confidential unless expressed otherwise.

The personal information you provide to us is stored in a secure location, accessible only by authorized personnel, and is used only for the purposes for which you provided it such as to post a message to the Tagboard or to join a Forum Discussion. We may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our online content and services.

What Personal Information We Collect

The only personal information that we collect is what you decide to give us by signing up, sending us an email, and subscribing to our email subscription services. If you choose to provide us with personal information — like filling out a Contact Us form and submitting it to us through the website — we use that information to respond to your message, and to help get you the information you requested. Similarly, when you sign up for an account with us; we will collect your name, email address, alternate email, birthdate, gender, address, occupation, and mobile number.

How We Use Your Personal Information

  • The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on latest blogs, news, and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services and content. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.
  • We also use your personal information to help us develop and deliver better services and content.
  • From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about the Municipality.
  • We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as data analysis and research to improve services and customer communications.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal information

We may collect information such as IP address, timestamp, and location where our Web Portal is accessed so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve the features we provide.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Like most websites, our Web Portal uses “cookies” to allow you to move more quickly through the site. By understanding how our Web Portal is accessed, we can continually improve it to respond to our user’s interests. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to enable you to use certain features on our Web Portal.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We do not disclose personal and non-personal information to third parties.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason without prior notice.

Who we are

Our website address is: lazi-siquijor.gov.ph

Comments

Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

Suggested text: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.