Electronic-FOI (e-FOI) Terms & Conditions
The Effective Date of these Terms and Conditions is 25th November 2016. The Office of the President (OP) through the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. You should therefore check the Effective Date each time you visit the Site.
FOI Terms & Conditions
In using this e-FOI website, it is presumed that you have read and also agreed to the following terms and conditions.
The following terminology applies to these terms and conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", “User”, "You", or "Your" refer to the person using this website by accepting the terms and conditions. "e-FOI", "We", "Ourselves" refer to the Government of the Philippines. "Party", "Parties" or "Us" refer to both the parties, Client/s and ourselves i.e. those Users accessing this website and availing services, and or any authorized person of the Government of the Philippines to do so.
Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he, she or they are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to the same. All the terms and conditions referred hereto and hereafter are strictly and only for availing the services of e-FOI online, and not any other service.
e-FOI Privacy Statement
The information you provide on this form will be used by the agency you have applied to, to deal with your application as set out in the Government of the Philippines, Freedom of Information Executive Order No. 2.
If you have applied to a Department or Agency under the FOI EO only: Once the Department or Agency receives a valid FOI access application, the date you applied and what you are applying for will be published online in their disclosure log. If the Department or Agency gives you access to a document, and if the document contains no personal information about you, the document will be published online in the Department’s or Agency’s disclosure log, along with your name and, if another person, company or body will use or benefit from the documents sought, the name of that person, entity or body. The Department or Agency may remove some information from the document before it is published — for example, information that may be defamatory.
You may be required to provide certified copies of identity or other documents in order for your application to be processed and it is therefore recommended that you contact the relevant FOI officer to arrange this.
Data Privacy Act 2012 (Republic Act No. 10173)
In requesting information through an e-FOI request, the User is hereby consenting to the collection and storage of your personal information by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in accordance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10173). National Privacy Commission (NPC) will administer and implement the provisions of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, and to monitor and ensure compliance with international standards set for data protection to effectively implement the provisions of the Act.
The information supplied to the User continues to be protected by the "Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines" (RA No. 10372). You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder. Most documents supplied by the Government of the Philippines will have been produced by government officials and will be Copyright. You can find details on the arrangements for re-using Copyright material on the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines website at: http://ipophil.gov.ph/
Information you receive which is not subject to Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organization, from which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their permission before reproducing any third party (non Copyright) information.
e-FOI Request for Philippine Citizens Only
Request for information under Freedom of Information (FOI) Executive Order No. 2 is available only to citizens of the Philippines. By submitting an e-FOI request you are confirming that you are a citizen of the Philippines, and accept all responsibility and/or possible liability that would entail from making the request and future use of the information provided. In certain instances, you may be required to provide certified physical copies of identity or other documents in order for your application to be processed and it is therefore recommended that you contact the relevant FOI officer to arrange this.
Third Party Content
Through e-FOI the User will find URLs to other Internet websites including advertisements, products, competitions, promotions, downloads, or other materials on or available from such external internet sites or resources. The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has no control over and is therefore not responsible for the availability of any such external Internet sites or resources. The Presidential Communications Office will not accept responsibility directly or indirectly, for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by, or in connection with, use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such external sites or resources.
The contents on the e-FOI provided by the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) and various content providers are provided in good faith by way of general information only and you should not rely on the accuracy of any part of the contents for any purpose. The User accepts and acknowledges that the Government of the Philippines, its officers, employees, sub-contractors, agents, and advisers shall not in any way be liable for any damage, loss, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from your downloading any of the contents from the e-FOI platform, or your reliance on or use of any of the contents for any purpose.
Without prejudice to the foregoing generality, the Presidential Communications Office hereby excludes, insofar as permitted by law, all warranties and representations, express or implied, in respect of any of the contents of e-FOI, including but not limited to any information, names, images, pictures, and logos contained therein, including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of third party copyright or other intellectual property rights.
You are also referred to the disclaimers contained in the Third Party Content Section of these Terms & Conditions.
General Terms & Conditions of Use
In the event that any of these Terms and Conditions shall be determined invalid, unlawful or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, any such Terms and Conditions shall be severed from the remaining Terms and Conditions which shall continue to be applicable to the fullest extent permitted by law. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Philippines.