Privacy Policy

The Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) is hereby committed to respect and protect the personal information of its constituents and general public by adhering to Republic Act 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and other related laws.

This Privacy Notice is applicable to all personal information that we collect and process on all PSMID forms, website, and online services.

Personal Information refers to any information, whether recorded in a material form or not, from which your identity can be reasonably and directly identified. 

Data Collection and Use

The collected personal information is utilized solely for documentation and processing purposes within PSMID and is not shared with any outside parties. They enable PSMID to properly address the inquiries and requests, forward them to appropriate internal units for action and response, and provide clients with appropriate updates and advisories in a legitimate format and in an orderly and timely manner.

Security of Information

PSMID respects your privacy and keep your information confidential unless we are lawfully required or allowed to disclose it under existing laws, or when you give written consent to such disclosure. Only authorized personnel of PSMID have access to these personal information, and we have created and maintained a secure environment for the protection of your personal information and records.

PSMID uses reasonable measures to safeguard sensitive identifiable information that are appropriate to the type of information maintained and adheres to existing laws and regulation regarding safeguard of such information under our control. However, due to the public nature of the internet, we advise that you take utmost caution in disclosing personal information online.

Website Analytics

The PSMID website may contain links to and from websites of other organizations (private or government) and that this privacy policy applies only to Websites of other agencies/organizations posted in this site may have their own privacy and user policies that are different from ours.

PSMID uses Google Analytics, a third-party service to analyze the web traffic data for us. This service uses cookies. Data generated is not shared with any other party. The following web traffic data are analyzed:

  • Your IP address
  • The search terms you used
  • The pages and internal links accessed on our site
  • The date and time you visited the site
  • Geolocation
  • The referring site or platform (if any) through which you clicked through to this site
  • Your operating system
  • Web browser type

By using this website, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. We may be also updating this policy from time to time.

Rights of Data Subjects

Pursuant to the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and other related laws, PSMID is obliged and duty bound to protect and respect your privacy rights, including the right to be informed, right to access, right to correct, right to erasure or blocking, right to damages, right to file a complaint, right to rectify and right to data portability.


If you have suggestions with regards to our privacy notice, you may reach us through this email