Thank you for visiting the ECCI web site. We take your right to privacy very seriously. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this site. This privacy policy covers ECCI’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we collect when you are on our site, and when you use our services. This policy also applies to ECCI’s treatment of any personally identifiable information that our partners share with us. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to people that we do not employ or manage.

The Information We Collect

When you browse our site, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, PLDT MyDSL, SKY Internet). We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. 

We only collect personal identifying information that users voluntarily provide to us in registering for full access to services (access to our online databases, taking part in surveys, and participating in our online form). We may also receive personally identifiable information from our business partners. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and information about your interests in the use of our services. 

You can also submit information about other people. For example, you might refer a particular page to a person or suggest an event or activity. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient‘s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and activity details. 

We may use this information to improve and customize our content, to fulfill your requests for certain services and information, and to contact you. We may send users occasional promotional messages about ECCI and its services. With users‘ permission, we may also share our users‘ personal information with reputable organizations that may contact them about products and services that may be of interest. We will NEVER sell or exchange users‘ names or e-mail addresses to any other party or organization, without the explicit permission of the user. 

Users can revoke their consent at any time to stop their information from being used for marketing and promotional purposes by visiting our Contact page or they can simply opt not to register for special services.

About Cookies

‘Cookies’ are small text files that reside on your computer that enable us to track your use of our Site. We use cookies on the Site in order to allow you to set your individual preferences for present and future use of the Site. You can disable these cookies either by clicking on the within your specific browser options, however, this will impair the functionality of the Site and, ultimately, your browsing experience. 

Users have the ability to configure their browsers to refuse acceptance of cookies, which are pieces of information that sites transfer to a user‘s hard drive for record-keeping purposes during each visit. Cookies, which do not contain any personally identifying information, are a standard industry technology. Cookies help readers by saving such information as passwords and editorial preferences on user hard drives. A cookie cannot pass on a computer virus, or even capture e-mail address.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Any personally identifiable information submitted and posted on the site shall not be disclosed or sold by ECCI to the public unless: (1) we have your consent to share the information, (2) we need to share the information to provide you with assistance/support you requested, (3) we respond to subpoenas and similar legal procedures, (4) we find that your actions on our site violate the specified TERMS OF USE.

Providing Information to Us

When you use our Site, you may choose to contact us by sending us an email using our Contact page. We will use your email address to respond to your query. We may also keep a note of your query to help us improve the Site. We would also like to retain your e-mail address so that we can provide you with details about our specific activities which we think may be of interest to you from time to time. If you would like us to use your e-mail address to contact you in this way please visit our Contact page.

External Links

Our Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information from them. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy from time to time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect from them, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose this information to third parties. If at any point we decide that we wish to use personally identifiable information collected from our users in a manner that differs from that stated at the time this information was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice whether or not to consent to our using their personal information in accordance with our updated privacy policy.