DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
We, Members Church of God International (MCGI), recognize your fundamental right to privacy. We treat your personal information in full confidentiality and with strict adherence to the fundamental principles of privacy as required by Data Protection Laws, such as, but not limited to, Republic Act No. 10173 (Philippine Data Privacy Act of 2012), its implementing rules and regulations, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.
Please take time to read this Privacy Notice on how we process your personal information. As used in this Privacy Notice, the term “personal information” includes “sensitive personal information” and “privileged information”.
We inform you about how we collect, use, access, store, retain, protect, and share your personal data or information within MCGI as you use our Digital Bible App.
- How we collect your personal data and what we collect
As you use our app, we collect the data you directly supplied to us through our contact information. We do not, however, collect or process any other data from third parties, institutions or agencies.
You are not required to provide us your personal information. If you choose to do so, you agree and freely consent that the information you provide will be collected, processed, and stored under our auspices.
As you use our app and/or upon submission of your inquiries, requests, and comments, MCGI collects the following personal information, including sensitive personal information, namely:
- EMAIL ADDRESS - When you enable the Sync feature, your email address is used to identify you as a unique user. However, we do not store your email address on our servers.
- DEVICE ID - When you enable the Sync feature, we use the Device ID to identify your devices such as phone, tablet or computer. This is necessary for the Sync feature to function.
The non-personally identifiable information that you generate from using the app such as, but not limited to, bookmarks, highlights, tags, notes and verse annotations (hereby referred to as "User Content") are stored locally on your device only. The User Content will stay locally on your device until you remove them or when you uninstall the app. However, the User Content will be stored on our servers indefinitely when you enable the Sync feature.
- Use of your personal information
We use your personal information for documentation and processing purposes, and for other specific, limited, and legitimate purposes in relation to your inquiry or request.
- Purpose of collecting your personal information
For using our app, we collect your personal information for us to analyze trends, administer the app, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, without linking the same to personally identifiable information, and to track the use of our app for statistical purposes, without collecting any personal information based therein.
For reaching us out, we collect your personal information for us to identify you, contact you, to provide appropriate reply to your inquiries, and such other specific, limited, and legitimate purposes.
- To whom we disclose or share your personal information
We use your personal information within MCGI, accessible by its departments.
We value your rights as data subjects under the data privacy laws. Rest assured that your personal information and sensitive personal information are handled with utmost care, and are protected using our appropriate organizational, physical and technical security measures.
We however do not share or transfer your personal information with any other organization, agency or institution without your consent. In the same manner, we do not sell, rent, lease, subcontract, or give away your personal information, unless upon a lawful order of the court or quasi-judicial body with jurisdiction over your person.
- How do we store your personal information
We securely store your personal information through Google Workspace (you can learn more about Google’s security & privacy by visiting the website https://safety.google/security-privacy/) and/or through Amazon Web Service (you can learn more about AWS Cloud Security at https://aws.amazon.com/security and AWS Data Privacy Center at https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/data-privacy/).
You may request access to your personal information, have it corrected or erased, or block its processing. We will consider your request in accordance with law.
- Retention and Disposal
In accordance with our MCGI Data Retention policy, we retain your personal information as long as necessary for the purpose of their collection and processing. After which, these shall be securely disposed of following the international best practices in disposing physical and electronic records.
- How do we work together to protect your personal information?
As we protect your personal information, we implement the internationally-approved best practices in handling personal information, where access to your personal information is highly restricted to authorized personnel only. Our qualified and trained personnel handle all data gathered with strict confidentiality using the appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to protect your personal data from any breach.
Our Data Protection Office, headed by our Data Protection Officer duly registered with the National Privacy Commission of the Philippines, handles all data privacy concerns.
- Methods Utilized for Automated Access
For this particular collection and processing, we do not employ any method for automated access.
- Your rights as data subject
We make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. You have the right to be informed, right to access, right to object, right to erasure or blocking, right to damages, right to file a complaint, right to rectify, and right to data portability.
To exercise these rights, you may get in touch with our Data Protection Officer through the contact details provided below.
- Risks Involved
We recognize the risks involved in the processing of personal information, such as, but not limited to, exposure to malware, ransomware, computer viruses, or unauthorized access. However, we are implementing appropriate organizational, physical, and technical security measures to ensure that any risk for personal data breach is mitigated, if not completely avoided.
- MCGI Data Protection Officer Contact Information
You may reach out our Data Protection Officer for your queries and
other data privacy concerns via:
Name: Sharene T. Labung, CDP, MIT
Landline: +63 (45) 652-1065
Address: ADD Convention Center, ADD Street, MacArthur Highway Sampaloc, Apalit, Pampanga