Welcome to muniTALKS, your online tambayan. Here you can get your daily dose of local and international news, trending stories, enlightening documentaries, and inspiring features which connects you across all generations, worlds, and lifestyles. You also get to join a community where conversations on issues that matter are encouraged. We hope these conversations would bring about actions for social change.
muniTALKS follows all legal requirements to protect your privacy. This policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information.
Non-Personal Information is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access the muniTALKS website with a web or mobile browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.
Personal Identifiable Information is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within the muniTALKS website. It may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide us or that we obtain about you.
How we collect information
1. Information you provide
muniTALKS generally collects Personally Identifiable Information that you voluntarily provide. For instance, when you create an account or register on the muniTALKS website, participate in a promo or a contest, complete a survey, participate in any of our community forums, make a purchase within any of the muniTALKS website, participate in any of our social networking features, promotional correspondence, or other electronic services, or send us an email or feedback, you may be asked to provide information such as your email address, name, phone or mobile number, address, and/or billing information, and we will collect such information as well as any other content you provide us in engaging in any of the above activities. Information such as birthday, gender, level of education, relationship status, location, and household income, type of home, and hobbies or interest may also be requested. If you elect to post your own material to the muniTALKS website, community forums, participate in any of our social networking features or any feature that may be offered in the muniTALKS, then such materials will be collected and may be publicly available for others to view.
2. Information we collect automatically
When you use any of the muniTALKS website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with any of the muniTALKS website. Such information is typically considered Non-Personal Information.
We also collect the following:
Some of our third party partners (including advertisers and marketing services companies) may set and access Cookies and similar technologies on your computer as well, or we may do so on their behalf. We do not have control over how these third parties use such Cookies and similar technologies or the information derived there from.
B. Third party tracking tools
We also use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of the muniTALKS website. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of the muniTALKS website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information we receive from you as follows:
A. Provide you with the services you requested.
If you enter a promo or a contest, we will also use this information to notify you if you are a winner. We might also send out e-mails to users and promo/contest entrants to announce special offers, services and announcements from any of the muniTALKS website, our partners and/or our advertisers.
B. Customizing and improving our website
We also use your information that may include Personally Identifiable Information to identify you as a user, improve the muniTALKS website and services, send you administrative notifications, and respond to your inquiries.
C. Marketing purposes
We may combine and use any and all information we collect on you either online or otherwise, including from third parties, for the purpose of marketing the muniTALKS website. We may create Anonymous Information from Personally Identifiable Information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our sole discretion.
D. Editorial purposes
In addition, we may use information you provide us through emails, Q&A, community forums, in response to polls, or through any other user generated submission for editorial purposes, and may use your name and any stories you provide us in articles published online and in our Magazines. If you provide us with personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. muniTALKS can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, with or without attribution, including publication in the Magazines, and in trade media, and advertising.
Disclosure of Your Information
A. In addition to the other disclosures described in this policy, muniTALKS may (and you authorize us to) share or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about you to other companies or individuals in the following situations:
1. We utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information and not to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them.
2. You have entered a promo or a contest sponsored by a third party, in which case the information you provide via the promo/contest may be shared by us with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing. Some of our promos and contests will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like to have your personal information shared with the sponsor, in which case we will honor your selection. Other contests will not give you that option and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the contest. The privacy policies of such third party companies apply to their use and disclosure of your information that we collect and disclose to such third party companies.
3. The entity to whom the information is disclosed is an affiliate of muniTALKS.
4. In accordance with your indicated preferences (e.g., you indicated you wanted to receive promotional materials directly from a third party partner).
5. The entity is a third party who wants to promote goods and services we think would be of interest to you.
6. You have furnished us Personally Identifiable Information with the intent that it be forwarded to a third party for use in connection with a specified service you are electing to participate in (examples include, without limitation, e-commerce partners, services to help old friends locate you online, etc.)
B. Social networks
C. Third party partners
D. Delivery of advertising and other content
In addition to ads and content that we serve you directly, we use third party advertising companies and marketing services companies to serve ads and other content when you visit the muniTALKS website. Both we and these companies may use information about your visits to this site and elsewhere to serve ads and other content to you. In the course of doing so, a unique third-party Cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser by such companies.
We and our affiliates and partners fully comply with national laws regarding SPAM. If you wish to opt out our email services, you may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email you received. We agree that we will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party partners without your permission.
Security of your Personally Identifiable Information
We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your registration information. Please do not disclose your registration password to other people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while muniTALKS uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, muniTALKS cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Child and Parents
The muniTALKS website is not designed for use by anyone under age 13 considered a child. If you’re a child, please seek the permission of your parent or guardian before using our website. If you are a Parent or Guardian and believe that your child is using our website, please contact us at email@example.com
We reserve the right to ask you for verification of your relationship to the child before we honor such a request. We will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. However, as a parent or guardian of such a child, you understand that you are legally liable for any transactions created by the child. There are commercially available tools to help you limit your child’s exposure to materials online. If your child posted comments on a the muniTALKS website, you may also request for us to delete this comments, by providing us with the website live URL address where the content resides, a copy of the content (cut and pasted into your email), and the date of publication and, if applicable, the user name associated with it. We will act as promptly as possible to remove any information (except in certain circumstances mandated by law). Note that our deletion does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of your content from the internet and comments that may have been posted by others about you and your child or your posting will remain accessible online.
If you are located outside the Philippines, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to and processed in the Philippines, where laws regarding processing of Personally Identifiable Information may be less or more stringent than the laws in your country. By using the muniTALKS website, you consent to this transfer and processing. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with this website in the accordance with the laws of the Philippines.
If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org