We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of information we collect online in compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012. This privacy statement explains what personal data DLSAU collects through our online interactions with our online systems/portals, and how we use that data.

Commitment to Privacy

We are committed to respecting your privacy. We make every effort to protect your personal information and not to intrude on your email and Web space without your continued permission. In addition, you need to know that protecting your privacy is also your responsibility. Our Online Systems/Portals open a world of personal information that when you log in with your User IDs, you automatically have access to it and must close or log out when you are finished. It is imperative that you completely close all web browser windows when you leave your computer. Also, it is your responsibility not to share your User ID, password and other types of authorization to anyone.

Personal Data We Collect

DLSAU collects data in our online systems/portals like our DLSAU - Registrar Online Requisition Portal for our operation as an institution and provide you the best services we can offer. We assure you that we are committed to respecting your privacy on the data you provided us directly. These include information you provide to us and the content of messages you send to us, such as feedback and service reviews you write, or questions and information you provide for our Online Helpdesk Support. You have choices to decline and not to provide your personal data that we collect. But if you choose not to provide data that is necessary to provide your requests, you may not be able to avail our services. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with DLSAU in our online systems/portals, the choices you make, and the service you request.

How We Use Personal Data

Every system/portal has its own purpose and some collects personal data. We will use the collected data for that system/portal purpose only. DLSAU uses the collected data to provide the services it offers, and to personalize your online experiences. We also may use the data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account, security updates and service information. However, we do not use what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail, or your documents, photos or other personal files to target ads to you. We retain the data collected from you for no more than 24 months, unless we obtain your consent to retain the data longer.

Reasons We Share Personal Data

We share your personal data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any service you have requested or authorized. We also share data within our institution only to cater your service requests or to respond to legal processes; to protect our students and partners; to protect lives; and to protect the rights or property of DLSAU.

How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

You can view, edit, or delete your personal data online when using our system or portal. By using these portals, you agree to share your Personal Data to complete the service you have requested. How you can access or control your personal data will depend on which portal you use which also includes third-party online service providers’ policies. You can always choose whether you wish to receive promotional email, SMS messages, telephone calls and postal mail from DLSAU.

Cookies & Similar Technologies

DLSAU doesn’t use cookies (small text files placed on your device) and similar technologies.

Links to other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. Please note that other websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Kindly be responsible to check their privacy policies before submitting any personal data to their websites.

Participation of Data Subjects

Data Subjects can exercise the following rights:


As a data subject, you have the right to be informed that your personal data shall be, are being or have been processed. The right to be informed is a basic right as it empowers you as a data subject to consider other actions to protect your data privacy and assert your other privacy rights.

This right also requires personal information controllers (PICs) to notify you if within a specific period of time if your data has been compromised, i.e. in the case of a personal data breach.


Concomitant to your right to be informed, you also have a right to gain reasonable access to your personal data. You may request access to where your Personal Data was collected or ask the Data Protection Officer (DPO) with the following:

  • Contents of your personal data that were processed;
  • Sources from which they were obtained;
  • Names and addresses of the recipients of your data;
  • Manner by which such data were processed;
  • Reasons for disclosure to recipients, if there were any;
  • Information on automated processes where the data will or likely to be made as the sole basis for any decision which would significantly affect you;
  • Date when your data was last accessed and modified;
  • Name and address of the personal information controller.


You have a right to object to the processing of your personal data, including processing for direct marketing, automated processing or profiling. You likewise have the right to be notified and given an opportunity to withhold consent to the processing in case of changes to the information given to you regarding the processing of your information.


Under the law, you have the right to suspend, withdraw or order the blocking, removal or destruction of your personal data. You can exercise this right upon discovery and substantial proof of the any of the following:

  • 1. Your personal data is incomplete, outdated, false, or unlawfully obtained
  • 2. It is being used for purposes you did not authorize;
  • 3. The data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected;
  • 4. You decided to withdraw consent, or you object to its processing, and there is no overriding legal ground for its processing;
  • 5. The data concerns personal information prejudicial to the data subject — unless justified by freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press; or otherwise authorized;
  • 6. The processing is unlawful;
  • 7. The personal information controller, or the personal information processor, violated your rights as a data subject.


You may claim compensation if you suffered damages due to inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained or unauthorized use of personal data, considering any violation of your rights and freedoms as data subject.


If you are the subject of a privacy violation or personal data breach, or who are otherwise personally affected by a violation of the DPA, may file complaints with the NPC.


You have the right to dispute any inaccuracy or error in your personal data and have the personal information controller correct it immediately, unless the request is vexatious or unreasonable. Once corrected, the PIC should ensure that your access to both new and retracted information, and simultaneous receipt of the new and the retracted information by the intended recipients thereof.


Where your personal information is processed by electronic means, you have a right to obtain from the personal information controller a copy of your personal data a copy of such data in an electronic or structured format that is commonly used and allows for further use.


For all inquiries concerning the processing of personal information, please contact the Data Protection Officer's Official Email: dlsau-dpo@dlsau.edu.ph

Changes to Statement

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page even without prior notice to all our stakeholders.