UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
Miguel de Benavides Library
ESPAÑA, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Data Privacy Information for Library Users
The UST Miguel de Benavides Library (UST Library) is committed to protecting the privacy of our clientele, staff, donors, and other contacts. It is the policy of the UST Library that information collected from its stakeholders be stored, maintained, and used by the UST Library only for appropriate, necessary, and clearly defined purposes, and that such information be controlled and safeguarded in order to ensure the protection of personal privacy to the extent permitted by law.
Information We Collect
It is the UST Library’s goal to identify its users by gathering only the necessary personal information, which includes the following: a) Name b) UST ID number c) Patron Type d) Faculty/College/Institute/Department affiliation e) Degree Program f) Year level g) Home address (optional) h) Email address i) Contact number.
Why We Process Your Data
To receive library privileges, it is necessary that the UST Library has access to your personal information. Information you provide will only be used for the following purposes: a) creating/updating library account; b) accessing the library resources and services; c) communicating library related matters; d) generating statistical reports.
How We Use Your Data
We may use your personal information to contact you on matters pertaining to your library privileges. We also conduct data analytics of library users’ data and compare aggregate data with those of previous terms or academic years to compare trends. These aggregate analyses do not identify you individually.
How We Share Information
The UST Library will use, disclose, or share your personal information only for library related purposes, like: a) notifying the Office of the Dean and Office of the Registrar regarding library accountability; b) promoting the library and improving its services; and c) generating reports to library benefactors. We may need to share your data when it is required by law.
We may likewise share your data if required by regulatory agencies or by local and international accrediting agencies.
Your Choices and Obligations
You have the option not to grant use of your personal information for library related purposes by unticking the option below. By doing so, you may not be able to maximize the use of the library services.
You have the obligation to ensure the completeness and accuracy of all information provided to the UST Library. Provision of fraudulent information, if proven to be deliberate, may prevent you from receiving library privileges.
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