Privacy Statement

We at OOMPI respect your privacy. We assure you that all the personal information we collect from you are kept secure and confidential.

Please read our complete Privacy Statement below to understand how we handle, process and protect your personal data.

This Privacy Statement ("Statement") will help you understand how OOMPI uses and protects the personal data you provide to us when you visit and/or use our website and mobile app.

We reserve the right to change this Statement at any given time, which changes will be communicated via posting onto this page. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. If you want to make sure that you are up-to-date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. Unless the effected changes are required by law, the same will not be applied and will not alter how OOMPI handles your previously collected personal data without first obtaining your consent.

Should you not accept the terms of this Statement, then please do not access, browse, register, enroll or otherwise use our website or mobile app.

What Personal Data We Collect

When you visit the website or use our mobile app, we collect the following personal data:

  • Your name
  • Your residential and work addresses
  • Your contact information and email address
  • Your sex, civil status, date of birth and place of birth
  • Your roll of attorney number and year of admission to the bar
  • Your Integrated Bar of the Philippines ("IBP") Chapter
  • The law school you graduated from
  • Your valid government issued identification card
  • Your photograph/s or video/s
  • Your financial information
  • Your IP address
  • Data profile regarding your online behaviour on our website and mobile app

You acknowledge that the personal data you provide us are true and correct. Should there be any change in the above information, it is your responsibility to immediately inform OOMPI thereof.

Why We Collect Your Personal Data

We are collecting your personal data for several reasons:

  • To verify your identity
  • To verify your attendance and completion of the courses
  • To record, process, maintain and update your record of attendance and compliance with the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education ("MCLE") requirements
  • To otherwise comply and/or implement the lawful, legitimate or authorized purposes of the MCLE Office upon OOMPI's compliance with the reasonable guidelines set by the MCLE Governing Board
  • To better understand your needs
  • To improve our services and products
  • To conduct direct marketing or send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting
  • To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research
  • To customize our website and mobile app according to your online behaviour and personal preferences

Safeguarding and Securing Your Personal Data

OOMPI is committed to securing your personal data and keeping it confidential. OOMPI has implemented reasonable and appropriate organizational, physical, and technical security measures and processes for safeguarding and securing your personal data against data theft, or accidental or unauthorized access, alteration, destruction and disclosure, including using the latest technologies and software. However, please understand that despite OOMPI's continued efforts to review and enhance its security policies and measures, OOMPI is unable to guaranty their efficacy.

Use of Cookies

Once you agree to allow our website and mobile app to use cookies, you also agree to the use of the data it collects regarding your online behavior (analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit).

The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website and mobile app to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don't allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser. However, please understand that by doing so you may not be able to fully enjoy the benefits of our website and mobile app and certain features may not work properly.

Links to Other Websites

Our website and mobile app may contain links that lead to other websites. If you click on these links, OOMPI is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Visiting those websites is not governed by this Statement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the website you go to from our website.

Retention and Disposal of Your Personal Data

OOMPI is required under the law to keep your personal data for at least four years. After this period, or upon completion of the above declared purposes, we will take reasonable steps to properly delete and dispose of your personal data to prevent its further processing.

To Whom We Share Your Personal Data

In accordance with law, OOMPI it is mandated to share your data with the MCLE Office. Likewise, OOMPI may contract with third-party service providers, within or outside of the Philippines, to: assist in better understanding our site visitors and users; help deliver and improve our services; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property or safety of OOMPI, our users or others.

OOMPI will not lease, sell, disclose or distribute your personal data to any other third-parties unless we have your permission, or when allowed by law, or mandated by a valid order from the court or government agency.

Your Privacy Rights

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:

  • When you are filling the forms on the website or mobile app, make sure to check if there is a box which you can leave unchecked, if you don't want to disclose your personal data.
  • If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us as indicated below and we will be more than happy to change this for you.

Kindly understand that your option not to provide us with some of your personal data may limit our ability to do business with or provide services to you.

In addition to the above, you may:

  • Verify the processing of your personal data and access the same
  • Dispute inaccuracies or request for correction of your personal data
  • Request for the erasure, suspension, withdrawal, or order the destruction of your personal data, unless we are prevented from doing so under the law
  • Object to the processing of your personal data
  • Lodge a complaint and be indemnified
  • Obtain a copy of your processed personal data

How to Exercise Your Rights

Should you have any questions about this Statement or wish to exercise any of your above rights, kindly submit your written request as follows:

  • Attention: Data Protection Officer
  • Address: PNL
  • Tel. No.: PNL
  • Email: PNL

OOMPI will exercise reasonable efforts to respond to your complaints, requests or inquiries within two weeks from receipt of the written request. When necessary, this period may be extended, taking into account the complexity and number of the complaints, inquiries or requests received.

OOMPI reserves the right to impose such reasonable measures as may be necessary to authenticate and assure itself of your identity to avoid the risk of inappropriate disclosures. Likewise, depending on the complaints, inquiries or requests submitted, OOMPI may impose minimal and reasonable fees to cover the cost of locating, retrieving, reviewing, and copying any material you have requested.

Privacy Consent

By continuing with the registration process, I confirm that I have completely read and understood your Privacy Statement and agree with the terms thereof.

I likewise specifically agree to the folIowing: (no need for check boxes)

To the use of cookies
To be contacted for direct marketing and be sent promotional emails
To participate in your marketing research