This Comvita Philippines website is operated and managed by Grenelle Central Corporation (“Grenelle”), an authorized distributor of Comvita Limited (“Comvita”), a company domiciled in New Zealand. Comvita and its authorized distributor (“We”/ “us”), are committed to protecting your personal data in accordance with the Philippines Data Privacy Act of 2012.
This privacy statement ("Statement") provides for the personal data we obtain, or which you may provide through this website, www.comvita.com.ph ("Website"), and the standards we observe in using, processing, keeping, securing, and disclosing said personal data.
Please read this Statement carefully to understand how We treat personal data. We may update this Statement from time to time to reflect
(a) The Comvita website at www.comvita.com.ph (“Website”);
(b) Any other social media website or page, containing pages or content established by or associated with Comvita, including but not limited to:
By accessing the Site and/or providing personal data to us, you hereby acknowledge that you have read this Policy and that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by us in accordance with this Policy. If you do not consent to the terms of this Policy, please do not access the Site or provide your personal data to us. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal data from those below the age of 18, or knowingly allow such persons to register an account. If you are under 18, please do not use the Site, or attempt to register an Account or send any personal data about yourself to us.
2. What is Personal Data?
“Personal data” means data about a person who can be identified (i) from that data, or (ii) from that data and other information to which we have or are likely to have access.
3. What personal data does Comvita collect?
We gather various types of personal data of our users and customers, as explained more fully below.
We understand personal data that is voluntarily provided. We collect personal data that you voluntarily provide to us, whether through the Site or other platforms or channels (such as through email, telephone and other forms of communication). At various places on the Site, or in the course of obtaining the services provided by us, you may be required to provide certain personal data such as your full name, email address, address, country of residence, telephone number and other personal information, in order to access or use certain features or services of the Site, or to otherwise obtain our services. For example, personal data may be collected when you register an account, make a purchase, enter a contest, promotion or survey, fill up a form, provide comments, suggestions or feedback, or when you contact us via email, phone or other channels. You can always choose not to provide your personal data, but you may not be able to access or use certain features or services of the site, or to obtain certain services from us.
4. How do we use your data?
Generally, we collect personal data in order to provide our products and services to you, and to personalize and improve our services and your user and customer experience. Personal data collected by us may be used:
4.1 to process, record, monitor and fulfill your orders and deliveries;
4.2 to plan and schedule routes for deliveries;
4.3 to verify and process your personal particulars and payment;
4.4 to communicate with you, including to confirm and update you on the status of your orders and deliveries, and respond to your queries and requests;
4.5 to improve our products or services;
4.6 to inform you of promotions, offers, surveys, events, products and services, which may be of interest to you;
4.7 to conduct marketing research, user profile and statistical analysis;
4.8 to customize your online experience according to your chosen interests and preferences and enhance your current and future visits to the site, and customer experience with us
4.9 to update and back-up our records;
4.10 to reduce credit risk, detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity;
4.11 to comply with law, the requests of law enforcement and regulatory officials, or orders of court;
4.12 to enforce our legal rights and remedies;
4.13 transmitting to any unaffiliated third parties including our third party service providers and agents, and relevant governmental and/or regulatory authorities, whether in the Philippines or abroad, for the aforementioned purposes;
4.14 any other incidental business purposes related to or in connection with the above; or
4.15 for such other purposes notified to you on or before collection or use of the personal data.
5. Who do we disclose your data to?
We generally do not disclose or share your personal data with any third parties (except where permitted or required by law), but you hereby consent and authorize us to provide and/or disclose your personal data to the following categories of parties:
5.1.1 any affiliate, subsidiary, partner or appointed distributor of Comvita and Grenelle;
5.1.2 our technology, marketing and logistics service providers;
5.1.3 credit card and payment processing companies;
5.1.4 lawyers, auditors, professional advisors and investors of Comvita and Grenelle; or
5.1.5 any other agents, service providers or subcontractors acting for or on behalf of Comvita and Grenelle, to the extent required to carry out the purposes set out in Section 4, or to do anything at your request; or
5.2 where you expressly consent to such disclosure; or
5.3 where such disclosure is required or permitted by applicable law, statute, stock exchange regulation or by-law, regulatory or governmental order or court order. From time to time, we may collaborate with other third parties to organize joint marketing and promotional campaigns, offers or contests, and may require disclosure of your information to such third parties. For example, where a promotion or Voucher Code is specially offered to customers of our third party partner, we may share your information with that partner to the extent relevant to such promotional campaign. In some cases, you may not be able to enjoy the promotion, offer or participate in the contest, unless you consent to disclosure to our partner of your information. “Voucher Code” refers to any credits, vouchers, coupons or codes offered by Comvita for use in the purchase of goods from Comvita. Recipients of your personal data may be located outside of the Philippines. You agree that we may transfer your personal data to our affiliates, subsidiaries and/or other third parties located outside of the Philippines, as long as the personal data is handled in accordance with this Policy and all applicable laws. We will ensure recipients of your personal data are legally bound to provide a standard of protection for your personal data comparable to the protection afforded under the Philippines Data Privacy Act of 2012.
6. How long do we retain your personal data?
Personal data provided by you will be retained as long as the personal data was collected and retained for business and/or legal purpose. We will cease to retain your personal data or remove the means by which the personal data can be associated with you, unless its retention is required to satisfy legal, regulatory, accounting or other business requirements or to protect our interests.
7. Is your personal data secure?
7.1 We understand the importance of keeping your personal data private and secure. We take all reasonable precautions, including administrative, technical and physical measures, to safeguard your personal data against accidental loss, theft, misuse, unlawful processing and damage as well as against unauthorized or accidental access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please be informed that despite our best efforts, no security measures are impenetrable. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of your personal data. We do not warrant or guarantee in any way that your personal information or private communications will always remain private and/or safe. We hereby disclaim any responsibility or liability directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with, any loss, theft, or unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar actions with regard to any personal data held or maintained by us, except to the extent caused by our fault or negligence. While security cannot be guaranteed, We strive to protect the security of your information and are constantly reviewing and enhancing our information security measures.
8. Linked Sites
We may provide links to other sites ("Linked Sites") that may be of relevance and interest to you. We have no control over, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Linked Sites, and you hereby waive any claim against us with respect to the Linked Sites.
In order to improve our products and services, we collect data by way of “cookies”. Cookies help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views and other statistics relating to your access to the Site. This information allows us to better administer the site, and provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to our site visitors. Cookies also enable you to use or access certain features or services of our site, including the shopping cart and check-out features. For example, cookies help us store preferences or retrieve products in your shopping cart between visits, from our servers. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser from our site and are stored on your computer’s or device’s hard drive. Each time you visit our site from the same computer or device, the cookie will be retrieved from your computer or device, enabling our site to recognize your computer or device as having previously visited our site and thereby increase the functionality of our site on your computer or device. Our cookies cannot be used to get data from your hard drive, to get your email address or any other data that can be traced to you personally. Most web browsers and devices can be set to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent; if you use these features, you may limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit our Site.
10. What choices do you have?
10.1 Keep in mind that the information we gather is an effort to offer you a superior online shopping experience that is customized. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
10.2 You may request deletion of your account by sending an email or calling us at our operating hours (weekdays from 930am – 6pm). Please note that some information may remain in our private records after deletion of your account for legal records purpose. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your personal data after you delete your account, but not in a manner that would identify you personally unless permitted by law.
11. Right to amend Policy
12. Governing Law
This Policy is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the Philippines Data Privacy Act of 2012. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Philippine courts.
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