TERMS AND POLICIES


  • Acceptance of Terms

    Thank you for visiting the Electronic Watch (e-Watch) Website.

    e-Watch adheres to the Philippines’ State Declaration of Policy enunciated in “Data Privacy Act of 2012”, which is “to protect the fundamental human right of privacy, of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth”.

    e-Watch may be viewed simply by visiting the website. Nonetheless, in order to access the Message Board, i.e., provide feedback, ask for inquiry, report a complaint, and give commendation(s), you have to sign in as an e-Watch member. Registration is free. By signing in and logging on to e-Watch, you agree that these Terms and Policies (TPs) shall govern your use of e-Watch including access to the Message Board.

    Please do not register if you do not agree to these TPs. We also enjoin you to visit this page regularly before using e-Watch to determine whether a change has been made or not. If you do not agree to those changes, please inform us immediately, arrange for the termination of your registration, and discontinue your use of e-Watch. It is understood, however, that your continued usage will indicate your acceptance of any changes in the terms and conditions herein set forth.

    All materials contained in this site (including, but not limited to, the design, layout, images, photographs, text, opinions, news articles, program code, among others) are protected by the Republic of the Philippines Copyright Law. Unauthorized reproduction, distribution, transmission, display, publication and broadcast is prohibited.

    In any case that you wish to reproduce, republish, distribute or publicly perform or display material from this site, you must first get written permission from the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government through the Undersecretary for Local Government, attention: the Director, Bureau of Local Government Supervision.


  • Privacy Policy

    Here at e-Watch, we are committed to protect your privacy.

    e-Watch gathers and uses information (personal and demographic information, i.e., name, age, birthday, gender, address and e-mail address) that you have willingly provided to us to make sure that we can respond to your inquiries, complaints and/or commendations. The gathered information shall be treated with care, and will not be used for marketing or commercial purposes. It will not be shared with other people or nonaffiliated entities except when we in good faith believe it is absolutely necessary to endorse your feedbacks to the duly concerned national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporation, government financial institutions, and/or local government unit in order for them to take appropriate action.

    As you navigate through our sites, we collected tracking information and log the following information such as: the type of browser you are using; your browser’s internet address; and the time and date of your visit to the site. e-Watch make use of this information for statistical purposes and to improve our system.

    By continued browsing and using this website, you agree to comply with the said privacy policy.

    This privacy policy, however, only applies to e-Watch. External sites that are linked to or from the e-Watch site are generally not under our control or responsibility, thus, you are advised to visit, review and take time to read their site policies.


  • Registration

    By using e-Watch, you represent yourself that you are either of legal age to form a binding contract or have obtained the prior consent of parents or legal guardian.

    You also agree that all the provided information in the Registration Form was true, accurate, updated and complete, and that you will maintain and promptly update the said Registration Form.

    e-Watch has the right to suspend or terminate your registration if you provide any false information, inaccurate, not updated or incomplete registration data.


  • Password and Security

    Upon completion and submission of Registration Form, you will be notified and provided via email with the “Link”. To activate your account, click the “Link” button.

    The responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password rests at your own hand. e-Watch will not be liable and you shall only be responsible for all activities that occur under your account, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify e-Watch of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.


  • Feedback Section

    By signing in, you agree:

    • Not to upload fabricated documents, and post or use e-Watch to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited, to illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio;

    • That using e-Watch for commercial or to obtain direct gain is prohibited;

    • That you are solely responsible for the content of your message and will be directly accountable for any consequences arising thereof;

    • That in its sole discretion, e-Watch has all the rights to delete, or edit messages, that are deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene, contrary to copyright or trademark laws.

    • That use of foul and offensive language is forbidden; and

    • That any violation of this section will merit the automatic rejection of the report.


  • Dissolution

    At its own discretion, e-Watch reserves the right to immediately, without notice, suspend or terminate these (1) Terms of Service; and (2) your registration, upon any breach by you of these user agreement.


  • Copyright Act Infringement

    If in any case you believe that a material or content posted on e-Watch may infringe on your copyright, or that of another, kindly notify and write us immediately through Local Government Relations Division, Bureau of Local Government Supervision, 25th Floor DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines.


  • Disclaimer of Warranties

    You expressly understand and agree that use of e-Watch is at your risk. e-Watch is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. e-Watch makes no warranty that it will meet your requirements, or that it will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free; nor e-Watch will be accessible at any time or at all times. e-Watch will not be liable for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or not, which may result from the unavailability or malfunction.


  • Applicable Law

    These Terms of Service shall be governed by laws of the Republic of the Philippines without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By registering in e-WATCH, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Republic of the Philippines.


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