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The Initiative for Advancing Community Transformation (I-ACT) ADVANCE Website

In the following policy, “We” and “Our/s” refers to the Initiatives for Advancing Community Transformation (I-ACT) through its ADVANCE Training Program. I-ACT is a projected funded by the United States Agency for International Development and implemented by The Asia Foundation Philippines.
This Privacy Policy explains (i) what information we collect through your access and use of our website; (ii) how we use such information; and (iii) the security level we provide for protecting such information.
By visiting and using the ADVANCE website, you agree to the terms outlined in this privacy policy.

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The Asia Foundation is domiciled in California, Unites States of America at 9th Floor, 465 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104-1804.
The Asia Foundation’s Philippines office is located at Unit 2001 Greenfield Tower, Mayflower corner Williams St. Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
Our management of your data abides by the Philippine Republic Act 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
I-ACT respects the privacy of all users and visitors of our website. We aim to collect as little personal information as possible for the purposes stated hereunder.
Data collected includes the following:
Personal data provided voluntarily by users of this website including:
  • First and last name
  • Organization
  • Type/nature of organization
  • Main address of organization
  • Areas of operation of organization
  • Position in organization
  • Age
  • Preferred pronoun
  • Sex and gender
  • Personal contact number
  • Email address
  • User location
The above information is submitted knowingly and voluntarily by users of this website, who by submitting their data actively, voluntarily, and freely consent to the processing of their data as outlined in this policy. Your data will only be used in a manner relevant to ADVANCE.
Web analytics and metadata

Our web server automatically recognizes the domain name of each visitor to the site, but not the email address. The ADVANCE website uses Google Analytics to track and analyze web traffic data through web cookies to better understand the online behavior of users while they are on the site. Google Analytics which measures how our users interact with our website. By default, Google Analytics collects information such as page information, user information, browser information, and other information to better understand the user interactions and use of our website. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics captures user actions and interactions on every page of the website. For more information on Google Analytics, click here.

All information submitted by users and visitors is kept confidential by I-ACT and The Asia Foundation and shall not be sold, traded, published, or otherwise disclosed to anyone in any manner, without the user’s prior written consent. Only designated personnel of I-ACT and The Asia Foundation are permitted to access your personal information. Web analytics and metadata generated through your use of the site are not shared with any other parties and only non-identifiable web traffic data are analyzed.

This website uses a Virtual Private Server provided by Access to this server is limited only to authorized employees of The Asia Foundation and partners of ADVANCE. Connection is secured using Secure Socket Layer while Dreamhost implements standard protection for security threats such as malware and DDOS.

You have the right to directly access, edit, delete, or export any personal data uploaded by you or processed by The Asia Foundation as part of your use of the services provided on this website.
If you have any questions or require support, please contact our support team at
In case of violation of your rights, you have the right to lodge a complaint with competent authorities in the Philippines.

Data collected through our website will be retained until the end of I-ACT on July 21, 2024, upon which date this website will also be terminated. Should the project and website termination date be extended, this policy will reflect the extension date. Upon termination, I-ACT will cause the destruction of all copies and reproductions (both written and electronic). You have the right to request for your data to be erased from our systems by contacting The Asia Foundation.

We will may disclose user data without prior written consent when such disclosure is required by law, or by virtue of valid court processes.
If a request is made for encrypted message content that we do not possess the ability to decrypt, the fully encrypted message content may be turned over. If permitted by law, we will always contact a user first before any data disclosure.

I-ACT shall, without delay, notify users of any security breach involving any of the user’s personal data. A ‘security breach’ is defined as any event involving an actual, potential, or threatened compromise of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of the data, including but not limited to, any unauthorized access or use.
This website might include links to other websites and systems, and users are reminded that these external sites have their own privacy policies. Once visitors leave, they are subject to privacy policies of the site(s) visited.
I-ACT or The Asia Foundation may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you check for updates to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis. 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 ADVANCE through email at