Virtue Maritime Services Corp. (VMSC) recognizes and values your privacy rights, and we are committed to ensure that all personal information collected and processed are protected in accordance with Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2022 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED
VMSC collects, stores, and processes personal data from its current, past and prospective employees – office staff and seafarers depending on the business they have with us. This may include the following:
Personal information: full name, date and place of birth, age, height, weight, nationality, religion, civil status.
Contact information: addresses, telephone number, mobile number, email address and other contact details.
Family background: information of parents, siblings, spouse, children, beneficiaries.
Photographic and biometric data, such as, photos, CCTV videos, fingerprints, handwriting and signature specimens.
Health records, vaccination, psychological evaluation results, disciplinary records, and physical fitness information.
Generally, VMSC utilizes personal information for the following purposes:
Processing of employment.
Processing of salaries and allotments.
Documentation of employee’s data.
Pre-Employment Medical Examination.
Visa and Flag State Application.
Monitoring and ensuring safety.
Notification in emergency cases.
Prevent, detect, investigate crime and manage the safety and security of our personnel and premises (including but not limited to carrying out CCTV surveillance).
The types and personal data under the custody of VMSC shall be disclosed only to authorized recipients of such data. Otherwise, your personal data will be shared to third parties provided with your consent, or when required or permitted by our policies and applicable law, such as with:
VMSC implements administrative, organizational, technological and physical security measures to safeguard your personal data from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorized access, modifications, unauthorized disclosure and destruction. We enforce confidentiality requirements and data privacy training of our employees, document storage security policies and limiting access.
Personal information may be stored in paper and/or electronic format and be retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose of which it was collected and comply with regulatory requirements. For seafarer, personal information is protected by assigned Crewing Personnel. While, office staff’s records are kept by Admin Department through 201 files.
When your personal data is no longer needed, we will destroy such information or permanently de-identify it. Paper files are securely shredded; and electronic information is deleted so that this is no longer recoverable nor reproducible.
Under the Data Privacy Act, you have the right to be informed, object to processing, access and rectify, erase or withdraw your personal data, secure data portability, indemnified for damages, and file a complaint pursuant to the provisions of the DPA and the DPA IRR.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION
VMSC’s decision to provide access, consider requests for correction or erasure, and address objection to process data as it appears in the company’s official records are always subject to applicable internal policies, relevant laws and regulation.
DATA PRIVACY QUERIES, REQUESTS AND CONCERNS
For your data privacy concerns and requests, please visit our office at 2/F Suite 202 Gedisco Terrace 1148 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila; contact our Data Protection Officer at (02) 7004-3290, (02) 5310-3655 , email@example.com; or answer this form.