This Terms of Service (the “Terms”) describes the rights and responsibilities that apply to your use of the Design Cebu Gateway (DCG) developed by Zai Design Hive and Bertech Integration and Embedded Systems and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry of the Phlippines.

Please read the Terms carefully before using the Service. If you don’t agree to the Terms, as well as the DCG’s (the “Privacy Policy”) and DCG’s Community Guidelines (the “Community Guidelines”), you may not use the Service. If you are entering into the Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to the Terms. If you do not have such authority, you must not accept the Terms or use the Service on behalf of such entity. The Service is only available to you if you have entered the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence and are fully able and competent to enter into, abide by and comply with the Terms.

1. Your DCG Account. If you create an account on the Service (your “Account”), you are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account and its Content (as defined below), and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account and any other actions taken on the Service. You must not describe or assign Content to your Account in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and DCG may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause DCG liability. You must immediately notify DCG of any unauthorized uses of your Account or any other breaches of security. DCG will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

2. Your Responsibilities. If you operate an Account, comment on a screenshot, post material to the Service, post links on the Service, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Service (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text or graphics. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

      • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
      • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
      • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
      • the Content does not contain or install any viruses or other harmful or destructive content;
      • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
      • the Content is not obscene, libelous or defamatory, hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
      • your Account is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
      • your Account is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your Account’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
      • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by DCG or otherwise.

By uploading Content or otherwise providing Content to DCG, you grant DCG the right to use (including the right to host, index, cache and format) and display your Content in connection with providing the Service as well as otherwise on the Site and our marketing communications with you and other users and prospective users of the Service, including without limitation on our emails, marketing channels and other promotional materials (subject to the requirements set out in the Privacy Policy). To the extent we use your Content in our marketing communications, unless you expressly permit us to do otherwise, we will always cite you as the owner of such Content. This paragraph will survive the termination or expiry of the Terms.

DCG reserves the right to refuse or remove any Content or terminate or deny access to your use of the Service for any reason whatsoever. Please read the Community Guidelines for rules and advice on what types of Content and uses of the Service are appropriate at DCG.

All Content uploaded are copyright © their respective owners.

If you delete Content, DCG will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Service, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

3. Rules. Use of any of the Services is subject to the following rules. You agree that, in addition to abiding by our Community Guidelines, you will not do any of the following:

      • Use, support or develop bots, scrapers, software, scripts, crawlers, browser plugins, robots or other automated methods including human-powered automation through like farming or any other crowd-sourced methods to access, scrape, or copy the Services, or to add or download data, or send or redirect information or messages;
      • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that we have not made open source;
      • Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell or otherwise monetize the Services or related data or access to the same, without our express written consent;
      • Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
      • Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
      • Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
      • Overlay or otherwise modify the Services or their appearance (such as by inserting elements into the Services or removing, covering, or obscuring an advertisement included on the Services);
      • Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms);
      • Override any security feature or bypass or circumvent any access controls or limits of the Services;
      • Create a false identity, misrepresent your identity, create a profile for anyone other than yourself, or use or attempt to use another’s account; or
      • Violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others.

4. Third Party Websites and Content. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which DCG links, and that link to DCG. DCG does not have any control over those non-DCG websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-DCG website or webpage, DCG does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses and other harmful or destructive content. DCG disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-DCG websites and webpages.

5. Intellectual Property. All material available on the Service and all material and services provided by or through DCG, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, licensors or other commercial partners including, but not limited to, software, all informational text, software documentation, design of and “look and feel”, layout, photographs, graphics, audio, video, messages, interactive and instant messaging, design and functions, files, documents, images, or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted as well as all derivative works thereof (collectively, the “Materials”), are owned by us or our licensors or service providers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property laws.
If DCG, in its sole discretion and without notice, considers that there is an immediate security or operational risk to the Service, any of its, your or a third party system, then DCG may immediately suspend access to or use of the Service. The suspension of use and access is not a breach of the Terms. You acknowledge that the preservation of security, confidentiality and data is paramount. DCG has no liability to you for suspending the Service under this provision.
This section does not apply to Content; however you agree that any ideas, suggestions, concepts, processes or techniques which you provide to DCG related to the Service or DCG or its business (“Feedback”) are and will be DCG’s exclusive property without any compensation or other consideration payable to you by DCG, and you do so of your own free will and volition. DCG may or may not, in its sole discretion, use or incorporate the Feedback in whatever form or derivative DCG may decide into the Service or its business or other products. You hereby assign all rights on a worldwide basis in perpetuity to DCG in any Feedback and, as applicable, waive any moral rights.
For the purposes of the Terms and the Privacy Policy, “personal information” is any information about an identifiable individual, as defined in our Privacy Policy.
DCG retains the right to use or share any Aggregated Data generated by anyone using the Service, including our users, for the purpose of enhancing and providing the Service. “Aggregated Data” means data does not contain personal information and which has been manipulated or combined to provide generalized, anonymous information. Where you choose to utilize or connect certain services from third parties with the Service, you agree that DCG may share your lead data with such designated third parties. You are still responsible for any and all personal information that is part of any Content.

6. Changes. DCG reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of the Terms. It is your responsibility to check the Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms constitutes acceptance of those changes. DCG may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Service (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the Terms.

7. Termination. DCG may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate the Terms or your Account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Service. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.\

8. Disclaimer of Warranties. Your use of the Service and all Content forming part of or related to the Service, including any Content you upload or submit and any third party software and Content, are at your sole responsibility and risk. The Service are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. DCG expressly disclaims all representations, warranties, or conditions of any kind with respect to the Service, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, completeness, performance, system integration, quiet enjoyment, title, and non-infringement.
The service is offered and controlled by DCG from its facilities in The Philippines . DCG makes no representations that the service is appropriate or available for use in locations other than The Philippines. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law. We handle complaints of copyright infringement in accordance with our Copyright Policy.

9. Limitation of Liability. You agree that, under no legal theory, including, but not limited to negligence, breach of warranty or condition, breach of contract or tort, will DCG or its owners, officers, directors, affiliates, contractors, employees or agents, be liable to you or any third party acting on your behalf for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages or damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses or the cost of any substitute equipment, facilities or services (even if DCG has been advised of the possibility of such damages), arising from or relating to the Terms or your use of or your inability to use the Service, or for any damages arising from or related to the Terms. DCG’s total aggregate liability from any and all claims under the Terms is limited to the total amounts you paid to DCG in the one (1) year immediately preceding the occurrence of loss or damage. To the extent any province, state or jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, DCG’s liability in such province, state or jurisdiction will be limited to the furthest extent permitted by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything else herein to the contrary, DCG will not be liable to you or any third party acting on your behalf in any way with respect to a trial program or your provision of an individual’s personal information to DCG or through the Service. You further agree that the foregoing limitations will apply with respect to third party liability of any kind.
The foregoing limitations will also apply with respect to any damages incurred by reason of any content or services provided on any third party sites or otherwise provided by any third parties other than DCG and received by you through or advertised on the Service or received by you on any third party sites. You also agree that DCG will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any interactions or dealings with advertisers or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
With respect to any dispute arising out of or related to the Service and/or the Terms: (i) you hereby expressly give up your right to have a trial by jury; and (ii) you hereby expressly give up your right to participate as a member of a class of claimants, in any lawsuit including but not limited to class action lawsuits involving any such dispute.

10. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Service will be in strict accordance with the Terms, the Privacy Policy, the Community Guidelines and all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the The Philippines or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Service will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

11. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless DCG, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, all third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives (together, the “Indemnified Parties”), from and against any third party claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability (including, reasonable attorneys’ fees) (collectively and individually, “Claims”) incurred by or made against the Indemnified Parties in connection with any Claims arising out of or relating to the Terms, the Service, including but without limitation in relation to: (a) your use, non-use or misuse of, or connection to the Service and any Content; (b) your violation or alleged violation of the Terms; and (c) your violation of any rights, including intellectual property rights, of a third party and otherwise as set out herein. DCG reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify DCG and you agree to cooperate with DCG’s defense of these Claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of DCG. DCG will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such Claims upon becoming aware of it.

12. Miscellaneous. If there is any dispute between you and DCG about or involving the Terms, the Service, you hereby agree that the dispute will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Cebu City, the Province of Cebu, and The Philippines , without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Except for any claim involving the ownership of intellectual property, all disputes arising out of or in connection with the Terms will be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the rules of the Department of Trade and Industry in the Philippines.
If any portion of the Terms is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable by any arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction, the Terms as a whole will not be deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, but only that portion of the Terms that is unlawful, void or unenforceable will be stricken from the Terms.
You agree that the Terms are specifically enforceable by DCG through injunctive relief and other equitable remedies without proof of monetary damages.
You agree that if DCG does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which DCG has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of DCG’s rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to DCG.
The Terms are the entire agreement between us related to the subject matter in the Terms. The Terms replace and supersede any other prior or contemporaneous agreement, representation or discussion, oral or written, and may not be changed except in writing signed by us, regardless of whether or not the parties act under an unsigned “electronic” agreement or rely on such an unsigned agreement.

13. Contacting DCG. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or your personal information, to make an access or correction request, to exercise any applicable rights, to make a complaint, or to obtain information about our policies and practices with respect to any service providers outside The Philippines , our Privacy Officer (or Data Protection Officer) can be reached by mail or email using the following contact information: by email at hello@designcebu.com.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Overview

The DCG  (“DCG”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information (i.e. any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person) who visit the https://DCG.com website and DCG mobile software application (collectively, the “Site”) and use the services available thereon (the “Services”). Amendments to this Privacy Policy will be posted to the Site and/or Services and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services following the posting of any amendment to this Privacy Policy shall constitute your acceptance of such amendment.

Your Consent

When you register as a user of our Site and Services, we ask for personal information that will be used to activate your account, provide the Services to you, communicate with you about the status of your account, and for other purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Your name, company name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and certain other information about you may be required by us to provide the Services or be disclosed by you during your use of the Services. You will also be asked to create a user name and private password, which will become part of your account information.

By providing personal information to us and by retaining us to provide you with the Services, you voluntarily consent to the collection, use and disclosure of such personal information as specified in this Privacy Policy. The legal bases for our processing of personal information are primarily that the processing is necessary for providing the Services and that the processing is carried out in our legitimate interests, which are further explained below. Without limiting the foregoing, we may on occasion ask you to consent when we collect, use, or disclose your personal information in specific circumstances.

Information We Collect

Our Site collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked to, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (“personal information”). The information may be provided through the following sources:

      • directly by you;
      • by your internet service provider;
      • ad networks;
      • analytics providers; and
      • operating systems and platforms

In particular, our Site has collected the following categories of personal information from its consumers within in the last 12 months:

Category

Examples

Collected

A. Identifiers

A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.

Yes

B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))

A name, signature, Social Security Number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information in this category may overlap with other categories.

Yes

C. Protected classification under California or federal law

Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).

No

D. Commercial information

Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

Yes

E. Biometric information

Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.

No

F. Internet or other similar network activity

Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.

Yes

G. Geolocation data

Physical location or movements.

Yes

H. Sensory data

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or other similar information.

No

I. Professional or employment-related information

Current or past job history or performance evaluations.

Yes

J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 24 C.F.R. Part 99)

Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.

No

K. Inferences drawn from other personal information

Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

No

The term “personal information” does not include:

      • Publicly available information from government records; or
      • Deidentified or aggregate consumer information.

Use of Personal Information

We take steps designed to ensure that only those employees who need access to your personal information to fulfill their employment duties will have access to it. We may use or disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

      • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information;
      • To provide the Site and Services to you and to other users of the Site and Services;
      • To improve the quality of the Site and Services through polls, surveys and other similar feedback gathering activities conducted by DCG and/or third parties;
      • To create, manage and control your account information, and to verify access rights to the Site and Services;
      • To bill your account;
      • To communicate with you (subject to your opt-out rights set forth in this Privacy Policy), including providing you with information about the Services, and informing you of changes or additions to the Services or of the availability of any other services or features we provide;
      • To assess service levels, monitor traffic patterns and gauge popularity of different features and service options of the Site and/or Services;
      • To enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service;
      • To protect against fraud or error, and to respond to claims of any violation of our rights or those of any third parties;
      • To respond to your requests for customer service;
      • To protect the rights, property or personal safety of you, us, our users and the public;
      • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of DCG’s assets, in which personal information held by DCG is among the assets transferred;
      • As described to you when collecting your personal information; and
      • As required to comply with applicable laws or as authorized by applicable laws.

DCG will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

Aggregated Data

We may also use your personal information to generate Aggregated Data for internal use and for sharing with others on a selective basis. “Aggregated Data” means records which have been stripped of information potentially identifying users, and which have been manipulated or combined to provide generalized, anonymous information. Your identity and personal information will be kept anonymous in Aggregated Data.

Sharing your Personal Information

DCG may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter into a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract. We also take reasonable measures to ensure that these third parties provide sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures.

We share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:

      • Service providers such as Stripe and Paypal who will utilize your credit card and other payment information in accordance with their respective privacy policies.
      • DCG’s registered API application providers, including Chrome tab extensions Panda and Muz.li which deliver relevant design stories and inspiration. We invite you to review their applicable data protection policies.
      • DCG’s related, subsidiary, and affiliate companies.

Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose

      • In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
      • Category A: Identifiers
      • Category B. Personal information categories
      • Category G: Geolocation data
      • Category I: Professional or employment-related information

Sale of Personal Information

      • In the preceding 12 months, we have sold the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
      • Category A: Identifiers
      • Category B. Personal information categories
      • Category G: Geolocation data
      • Category I: Professional or employment-related information

General Data Protection Act

Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage third party service providers. By using the Services, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside your country of residence, which may have different data protection rules than in your country. While such information is outside of The Philippines , it is subject to the laws of the country in which it is held, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of such other country, pursuant to the laws of such country. However, our practices regarding your personal information will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy and, if applicable, we will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information from the EU/EEA to third country.

We may occasionally communicate with you regarding our products, services, news and events. You have the option to not receive this information. We provide an opt-out function within all email communications of this nature, or will cease to communicate with you for this purpose if you contact us and tell us not to communicate this information to you. The only kind of these communications that you may not “opt-out” of are those required to communicate announcements related to the Services, including information specific to your Account, planned Services suspensions and outages. We will attempt to minimize this type of communication to you.

Age of Consent

We do not knowingly provide the Services to, and will not knowingly collect the personal information from anyone under the age of consent. If you live in a country in the EU/EEA, you must be at least 16 years old to use our Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Services. If you live in any other country except those in the EU/EEA, you must be at least 13 years old to use our Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Services. In addition to being of the minimum required age to use our Services under applicable law, if you are not old enough to have authority to agree to our Privacy Policy in your country, your parent or guardian must agree to our Privacy Policy on your behalf. If you have any concerns about your child’s personal information, please contact us at hello@designcebu.com.

Neither the Site nor the Services are intended for children under 13 years of age, and no one under age 13 may provide any personal information to, on or through the Site or Services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information to, on or through the Site or Services, make any purchases through the Site or Services, use any of the interactive or public comment features, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the email address provided in the paragraph above.

Rights to Your Information

You have the right to access and edit your information at any time through the web interface provided as part of the Services. On written request and subject to proof of identity, you may access the personal information that we hold, used or communicated and ask that any necessary corrections be made, where applicable, as authorized or required by law. However, to make sure that the personal information we maintain about you is accurate and up to date, please inform us immediately of any change in your personal information by mail or e-mail.

Under the GDPR, you may be entitled to additional rights, including: (i) the right to withdraw consent to processing where consent is the basis of processing; (ii) the right to access your personal information and certain other supplementary information, under certain conditions; (iii) the right to object to unlawful data processing, under certain conditions; (iv) the right to erasure of personal information about you, under certain conditions; (v) the right to demand that we restrict processing of your personal information, under certain conditions, if you believe we have exceeded the legitimate basis for processing, processing is no longer necessary, are processing, or believe your personal information is inaccurate; (vi) the right to data portability of personal information concerning you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, under certain conditions; (vii) the right object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you, under certain conditions; (viii) the right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities. If you want to learn more about your rights under the GDPR, you can visit the European Commission’s page on Data Protection.

Links

The Site and/or Services may contain links to other sites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of linked sites. Their privacy policies and practices differ from our policies and practices.

Cookies and Log Files

We use cookies and log files to track user information. Cookies are small amounts of data that are transferred to your web browser by a web server and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to track which page variant a visitor has seen, to track if a visitor has clicked on a page variant, to monitor traffic patterns and to gauge popularity of service options. We will use this information to deliver relevant content and services to you.

Third Parties’ & Interest-Based Ads

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.

Change of Ownership or Business Transition

In the event of a change of ownership or other business transition, such as a merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

Security and Retention

We will strive to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, however, no data transmission over the Internet, by wireless device or over the air is guaranteed to be 100% secure. We have implemented and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices (based on the nature of the information we collect) to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. We will continue to enhance security procedures as new technologies and procedures become available.

We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone.

Please remember that you control what personal information you provide while using the Site and Services. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your identification, passwords and/or any personal information in your possession for the use of the Site and/or Services. Always be careful and responsible regarding your personal information. We are not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by others of any information which you provide to them and you should use caution in selecting the personal information you provide to others through the Site or Services. Similarly, we cannot assume any responsibility for the content of any personal information or other information which you receive from other users through the Site or Services, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the contents of any personal information or other information which you may receive using the Site or Services. We cannot guarantee, or assume any responsibility for verifying, the accuracy of the personal information or other information provided by any third party. You release us from any and all liability in connection with the use of such personal information or other information of others.

We will maintain your personal information for as long as they are needed, or as required by applicable laws, regulations, or government orders.

Changes to this Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, we will send an email to users subscribed to the DCG Communication list. We will also add a site banner alerting users who may not be subscribed. If the change materially affects the treatment of your personal data, and we have your email but you are not subscribed to the Company News list, we will send you an email. (You are responsible for ensuring that we have an up-to-date email for this purpose.)

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or your personal information, to make an access or correction request, to exercise any applicable rights, to make a complaint, or to obtain information about our policies and practices with respect to any service providers outside The Philippines , our Privacy Officer (or Data Protection Officer) can be reached by mail or email using the following contact information: by email at hello@designcebu.com.

Default Notifications

By default we subscribe you to the following announcement and activity email notifications. You can change your notification settings at any time in your account settings.

      • Resources: Design workshops and education resources for your career
      • DCG Spotlight: The latest design news & community highlights
      • Inspiration For You: Can’t miss shots and inspiration from the community
      • DCG Communication: News, announcements, and product updates
      • Account Activity: Important notifications about you or activity you’ve missed
      • Marketplace : Weekly email of Prospects looking to be drafted
      • Events Near You: Meetups posted close to my location
      • Comments: Notifications about comments received on your shots
      • Mentions: Notifications when someone mentions me
      • Invitation Allotments: Notifications when you receive new invitations
      • Invitations Expiring: Notifications when your invitations are expiring
      • Accepted Invitations: Notifications when someone accepts your invitation
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