Website Privacy Policy


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Office of the Undersecretary for Communications – Information and Creative Services Division (OUComms – ICSD), maintains, which aims to provide information about the Department, its mandates, programs, and services.

As an agency of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, the website adheres to the Government Website Template Design (GWTD) Guidelines prescribed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), which highlights, among others, compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (Section 2.3.5) and recognizing the importance of improving user experience (Section 3).

Data Collection and Use

The website itself does not collect personal data that would identify a specific individual.

However, as a means to gather feedback and improve services, the website may incorporate mechanisms for this purpose, such as an embedded feedback form or a built-in module. The type of media that shall be obtained include:

  • Sex
  • Age (within a given range)
  • Occupation/field of specialization/sector

Should the mechanism involve a third-party platform or app, the non-personal data being collected using the said mechanism is governed by the external platform’s own privacy policy.

Website Analytics

Google Analytics is being used to track website performance. It gathers non-personal information from the browser whenever the site is visited. This may include the computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, pages visited, date and time of visit, and time spent on these pages, among others. These are reported through aggregated data that in no way will identify an individual.

The website itself does not maintain cookies and neither does it access third-party cookies from Google Analytics, which has its own strict privacy guidelines.

Links to External Websites

This website contains links to other websites – visitors are advised to take note of these sites’ respective privacy policy.

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 2024, and will remain effective unless there is a revision, which will be effective immediately after being posted on this site. Users of this website may also provide feedback to this policy through the contact information provided below.


For feedback and other concerns about this policy, please contact the OUComms – ICSD through emails and