Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company and products. The websites at http://www.linde-gas.com.ph, http://www.linde-healthcare.com.ph and http://www.linde.com.ph are jointly operated by LINDE PHILIPPINES, INC. (Reg No. 89492) and LINDE PHILIPPINES (SOUTH), INC.
LINDE PHILIPPINES, INC. and LINDE PHILIPPINES (SOUTH), INC. are part of The Linde Group. However, other websites of The Linde Group may contain data protection statements or notices which differ from this in order to reflect the specific requirements of the jurisdictions in which they operate. When accessing and/or using any other Linde website, please check its data protection statement or notice.
We take the protection of your personal data seriously and rely on mutual cooperation. The protection of your personal data is of utmost importance to us. We comply with all applicable data protection laws and, particularly, the Data Privacy Act of 2012 ("DPA") in the Philippines. Our employees are obliged to treat all information confidentially and we provide training in the areas of data protection and data security to employees who handle or process personal data.
In the sections below, we briefly explain how we protect your personal data, if any, and what it means for you when you make use of our online offering.
When our internet pages are called up, we receive access data that is stored for protective purposes and aids in identification. This data includes:
- the name of your internet service provider;
- the country from which you are accessing our website;
- the website that has directed you to our internet presence;
- the search term you use if you come to our website via a search engine;
- our website or the website of any entity of The Linde Group that you visit;
- the user tool (i.e. web browser, operating system) that you use to access our website;
- the files that you download from our website (e.g. PDF or Word document);
- the duration of your visit; and
- the date and time of your visit.
We may analyse this data to familiarise ourselves with and evaluate user behaviour. We do not make use of personal data in the process.
Your personal data is information about you that is used explicitly to determine your identity. It includes information such as your name and your postal or e-mail address.
The only time we save personal data (if any), in addition to your access data, is if you give us this information voluntarily, for example, as part of a registration, a survey, a prize competition, a contact inquiry, registration for a newsletter or to process an online order.
The Linde Group, of which we are a part, employs encryption procedures in secure areas to ensure that communication between your browser and our order system, for example, cannot be read by others on the internet. All data is stored exclusively on our servers and accorded a level of protection that is adequate and at least equivalent to that under the DPA.
Your use of our order system shall constitute and be evidence of your consent to our processing, use and storage of your personal data.
Sensitive Personal data
It is unlikely that we will collect any sensitive personal data about you, e.g. your race, religion or political beliefs. If, however, any sensitive personal data is required, we will collect, use and store such data in accordance with the DPA.
Passing on Personal Data to Third Parties
We render some of our services together with external parties. These external parties are also subject to the DPA and are integrated into our data protection concept.
We only pass on personal data:
- when processing order-related data, such as for online orders; and
- in cases where you have given your prior consent.
In addition, we may be required by law to convey your personal data (if any) to governmental or state institutions or authorities.
Rights Relating to Personal Data
We will amend, cease from using or delete your personal data within reasonable time of our receipt of your written request to do so. In addition, if you are registered as a user, you have the opportunity to view, delete or change such data yourself as necessary.
Cookies are small text files that are used by many websites in the Philippines and throughout the world.
Cookies are created during your visit to our website and are placed on your hard disk by our server. Our cookies contain no information about specific individuals. Moreover, cookies placed by our servers can only be read again by us and not by any external website.
Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to enjoy the advantages of cookies, you can deactivate this function in your browser. You can also view our website without cookies. However, this may restrict the use of some features.
Our website may contain links to other websites. However, we are responsible neither for the content of these websites nor for the data protection practices of these other businesses. We encourage users to take note when they leave our website and to read the privacy statement(s) of such other website(s).
We reserve the right to alter this data protection statement at any time in compliance with applicable data protection laws in the Philippines, including the DPA.
Questions and Comments
If you have any questions or recommendations about data protection, please contact us (dpo.lg.ph@).