Among the most important assets of AIA Philam Life Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually and collectively referred to herein as “AIA Philam Life”) is the trust and confidence placed to properly handle information. Customers and potential customers expect us to maintain their information accurately, protected against manipulation and errors, secure from theft and free from unwarranted disclosure. We protect the data security of our customers and potential customers by complying with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (“DPA”), and all relevant local laws, and ensure compliance by our staff with strict standards of security and confidentiality.
This website is for general information purpose only. While we use reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, AIA Philam Life does not warrant its absolute accuracy or accept any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any inaccuracy or omission. Without prior permission from AIA Philam Life, no information contained on this website may be copied, except for personal use, or redistributed.
AIA Philam Life recognizes its responsibilities in relation to the collection, holding, processing or use of personal data. The provision of your personal data is voluntary. You may choose not to provide us with the requested data, but failure to do so may limit our ability to do business with or provide services to you. AIA Philam Life will not collect any information that identifies you personally through this website. Unless and until you buy our products or services, register as a member, or submit personal information for job application purposes, we will not collect your personal information.
This website, and our social media platforms are not intended for persons in jurisdictions that restrict the distribution of information by us or use of such social media platforms. If this is applicable to you, we would advise you to inform yourself about and observe the relevant restrictions, and AIA Philam Life does not accept liability in this respect.
How we collect data.
We will collect and store any information you enter on our website, or provide to us through any other channels. We may also obtain lawfully collected personal or non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third parties sources. We may also collect some information about your computer or other devices used when you visit this website.
If you make use of any social media features or platforms, either on our website, or on an application we provide, or otherwise through a social media provider, we may access and collect information about you via that social media provider in accordance with their policies. When using a social media feature, we may access and collect personal data you have chosen to make available and to include in your social media profile or account. Our access to this personal data may be limited or blocked based on your privacy settings with the relevant social media provider.
Why we collect your personal data and how it may be used?
Personal data is collected for the following purposes:
to process, administer, implement and effect the requests or transactions contemplated by the forms available on our website or any other documents you may submit to us from time to time;
to process applications that may involve automatic decision making/profiling, mainly designed for efficiency purposes
to design new or enhance existing products and services provided by us;
to communicate with you including to send you administrative communications about any account you may have with us or about future changes to this privacy statement;
for statistical or actuarial research undertaken by AIA Philam Life, the financial services industry or our respective regulators;
for data matching, internal business and administrative purposes;
to assist in law enforcement purposes, investigations by police or other government or regulatory authorities and to meet requirements imposed by applicable laws and regulations or other obligations committed to government or regulatory authorities or their duly-designated thirdparty service providers;
to personalize the appearance of our websites, provide recommendations of relevant products and provide targeted advertising on our website or through other channels;
other purposes as notified at the time of collection; and
other purposes directly relating to any of the above.
By providing your personal information to us, you accept that AIA Philam Life may retain your information for as long as necessary, to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it is collected in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. AIA Philam Life applies reasonable security measures to prevent unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure, loss or use including limiting physical access to data within AIA Philam Life’s systems and encryption of sensitive data when transferring such data. Reasonable steps will be taken to delete or destroy the information when it is no longer necessary for any of the purpose above.
For our policy on use of your personal data for promotional or marketing purposes, please see the section entitled “Use of Personal Data for Direct Marketing Purposes”.
Who may be provided with your personal data?
Personal data will be kept confidential but may, where permitted by law and where such disclosure is necessary to satisfy the purpose or a directly related purpose for which the personal data was collected, provide such personal data to the following parties (for our policy on sharing of your personal data for promotional and marketing purposes, please see the section entitled “Use of Personal Data for Direct Marketing Purposes”):
any person authorized to act as an agent of AIA Philam Life in relation to the distribution of products and services offered by AIA Philam Life;
any agent, contractor or third party service provider (within or outside AIA Philam Life) who provides administration, data processing, telecommunications, computer, payment, debt collection or securities clearing, technology outsourcing, call center services, mailing and printing services in connection with the operation of AIA Philam Life’s business and AIA Philam Life’s provision of services to you;
any member company of AIA Philam Life in relation to the provision or marketing of insurance services;
any agent, contractor or third party service provider (within or outside AIA Philam Life) including companies that help deliver our services, such as reinsurance companies, investment management companies, claims investigation companies, industry associations or federations, the Medical Information Bureau (MIB);
other companies that help gather your information or communicate with you, such as research companies and ratings agencies, in order to enhance the services we provide to you; and
government or regulatory bodies or any person to whom AIA Philam Life company must disclose data: (a) under a legal and/or regulatory obligation in that jurisdiction applicable to that particular AIA Philam Life company; or (b) pursuant to an agreement between the AIA Philam Life company and the relevant government, regulatory body or other person.
In relation to any personal data collected by us whilst providing any services in respect of our mandatory provident fund master trust schemes, such personal data would only be transferred to the above parties for the purpose of providing any mandatory provident fund related services. From time to time, we may purchase a business or sell one or more of our businesses (or portions thereof) and where permitted by law your personal data may be transferred or disclosed as a part of the purchase or sale or a proposed purchase or sale. In the event that we purchase a business, the personal data received with that business would be treated in accordance with this privacy statement, if it is practicable and permissible to do so.
Your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in Philippines or any other jurisdictions where any AIA Philam Life company is located, or jurisdictions where a third party contractor is located or from which the third party contractor provides us services. By providing us with your personal information or using our services or our website or applications, you consent to the transfer of such information outside your jurisdiction to our facilities or to those third parties with whom we share it as described above.
Access Rights to Personal Data
You have the right to:
verify whether AIA Philam Life holds any personal data about you and to access any such data;
require AIA Philam Life to correct any personal data relating to you which is inaccurate; and
enquire about AIA Philam Life’s policies and practices in relation to personal data.
access, correction or other queries relating to your personal data
suspend, withdraw or order the blocking, removal or destruction of his or her personal data from the Company's filing system as allowed by provisions of the Data Privacy Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
object to the processing of your personal data as allowed by the provisions of the Data Privacy Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
All other rights granted to you as data subject under prevailing Data Privacy laws and regulations
AIA Philam Life has the right to charge costs which are directly related to and necessary for the processing of any personal data access request.
Use of Personal Data for Direct Marketing purposes
In addition to the purposes set out above, where permitted by law, AIA Philam Life may use your name and contact details for promotional or marketing purposes including sending you promotional materials and conducting direct marketing in relation to the following products, services, advice and subjects: insurance; annuities; AIA Philam Life Vitality; investment; banking; financial services; credit cards; medical/health treatment; educational; recruitment; training; reward/loyalty/privilege programmes; charitable/non-profitable causes; ("Classes of Marketing Subjects"). However, in relation to any personal data collected by AIA Philam Life, such personal data would only be used for promoting or marketing any products or services.
For the purposes of direct marketing, we may, where permitted by law, provide your personal information (with the exception of any personal data collected by AIA Philam Life whilst providing any services to providers (whether within or outside of AIA Philam Life) of any of the Classes of Marketing Subjects described above and call center, marketing or research services so that they can send you promotional materials and conduct direct marketing in relation to the products and services they offer (these materials may be sent to you by postal mail, email, SMS (text messages) or other means).
Before using or providing your personal data for the purposes and to the transferees set out in this section, we may be required by law to obtain your written consent, and in such cases, only after having obtained such written consent, may we use and provide your personal data for any promotional or marketing purpose.
The types of personal data that AIA Philam Life would use and provide for direct marketing purposes as described above are your name and relevant contact details, although we may possess additional personal data.
If your consent is required, and you provide such consent, you may thereafter withdraw your consent to the use and provision to a third party by AIA Philam Life of your personal data for direct marketing purposes and thereafter Philam Life shall cease to use or provide such data for direct marketing purposes.
If you have provided consent and wish to withdraw it, please inform us by writing to the address in the section on “Access Rights to Personal Data” or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any such request should clearly state details of the personal data in respect of which the request is being made.
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If any part of this website contains links to other websites, those sites may not operate under this privacy statement. You are advised to check the privacy statements on those websites to understand their policies on the collection, usage, transferal and disclosure of personal data.
Amendments to this Privacy Statement
AIA Philam Life reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this privacy statement, simply by notifying you of such change, update or modification. If we decide to change our personal data policy, those changes will be notified on our website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use the information and under what circumstances the information is disclosed. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting.
Should you have any questions on any part of this privacy statement or would like additional information regarding AIA Philam Life’s Data Privacy practices please do not hesitate to contact us through:
The Data Protection Officer
Jose Roy Hipolito
The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company 18/F Philam Life Head Office, Six/NEO Building 5th Avenue cor. 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Taguig, 1634 (+63) 917 8751449 Philippines
This is to comply with the requirements of the Data Privacy Act of 2012; its Implementing Rules and Regulations, to protect personal data of our customers, agents, employees and the Company.
What is Personal Information (PII)?
PII refers to information, whether alone or in connection with other information from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained (e.g. Full Name, Address, Contact Number)
What is Sensitive Personal Information (SPI)?
Individual’s race, ethnic origin, marital status, age, color, religious, philosophical or political affiliation; Individual’s health, education, genetic or sexual life, proceedings for any offense committed or alleged to have been committed by such individual; Government issued information peculiar to an individual such as SSS, health records, licenses or its denials, tax, etc.; Information specifically established by executive order or by an act of congress to be kept classified.
What should be done prior to collection of any PII or SPI?
Consent shall be required prior to collection of any PII or SPI. Consent cannot be implied. Consent shall be evidenced by written, electronic or recorded means. Consent must be time-bound and specific. Consent given may be withdrawn.
How do clients give their Consent?
All new business application forms will be accompanied by Data Privacy consent form. For existing clients, a letter or notice from Philam Life will be sent to them via email or registered mailing address.
Why is it significant to provide customer consent?
The consent is required so that Philam may be able to process policy-related services, such as Underwriting, Benefits payout, Claims, etc.
Consent is given to allow Philam to disclose client information to employees and/or third parties who are / will be doing related policy-related services or functions of the company.
Consent is obtained to upload client health condition in the Medical Information Database (as required by Insurance Commission) accessible to all insurance companies for the sole purpose of fraud prevention.
Consent to allow Philam to retain client record for a period of 7 years after termination of contract.
How do clients withdraw their Consent?
Consent may be withdrawn through written revocation/cancellation and sending it to PHI.email@example.com. However, Philam may not fully provide the services required unless customer consent has been granted.
Who is the Data Protection Officer (DPO)?
The Data Protection Officer Jose Roy Hipolito The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company 18/F Philam Life Head Office, Six/NEO Building 5th Avenue cor. 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Taguig, 1634 (+63) 917 8751449 Philippines