1. Privacy Statement
SM Prime Holdings, Inc., including its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies, (collectively, the “SM Prime Group”) collect, process and store personal data about you when you avail of their products and services, including its websites and mobile applications, participate in their events, apply for a job with them, or enter into any contract with them (“Services”), provided that you have given your express consent.
2. Collection of Personal Data
SM Prime Group collects information you provide directly to it, such as when you attend or participate in any of its events, respond to a survey, register, create or modify your accounts in any of its websites and/or mobile applications, contact customer support, apply for a job with them, enter into any contract with them or otherwise communicate or interact with SM Prime Group (the “Event”).
The following personal data may be collected: your name, age, nationality, civil status, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
3. Use and Processing of Personal Data
SM Prime Group may use and process the personal data collected about you to allow you to participate in the Event, other similar events to be held by the SM Prime Group, including the publication of your name should you win the same, and other discounts, promos, sales, advertisements, marketing activities and commercial communications of the SM Prime Group, including direct marketing. At all times, your personal data shall not be used or processed for any purpose that is contrary to law, morals, or public policy.
4. Sharing of Personal Data
SM Prime Group may share personal data between and among the entities comprising the same to enable them to provide you personalized Services. SM Prime Group may also share personal data with vendors, consultants, marketing partners, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on behalf of SM Prime Group. If and when it becomes necessary, a data sharing agreement shall cover any sharing of data between and among the SM Prime Group and/or its vendors, consultants, marketing partners, and other service providers. SM Prime Group may also share information in accordance with any order from any relevant government agency as provided by law.
5. Storage and Protection of Personal Data
SM Prime Group has instituted policies and procedures which intend to protect personal data which it has collected and continues to collect. These include securing any document containing personal data, requiring the execution of non-disclosure agreements by its employees, consultants, vendors, suppliers and contractors, among others.
SM Prime Group’s websites are scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to said website as safe as possible. SM Prime Group also uses regular Malware Scanning. Your personal data is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the personal data confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SM Prime Group implements a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
While there will always be a risk of unauthorized disclosure of personal data, SM Prime Group believes that the foregoing safeguards are sufficient to prevent the occurrence of such risk and is committed to updating and improving such safeguards in order to protect your personal data in compliance with the Data Privacy Act.
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7. Your Rights under the Data Privacy Act
As a data subject, you have the following rights under the Data Privacy Act:
b. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. You will be given an option or opportunity to withhold your consent to the processing of your personal data whenever the SM Prime Group communicates with you or by notifying our Data Protection Officer;
c. You have the right to have reasonable access to your personal data by notifying our Data Protection Officer;
d. You have the right to rectify or correct any inaccuracy or error in your personal data by submitting your request for rectification or correction to our Data Protection Officer;
e. You have the right to suspend, withdraw or order the blocking, removal or destruction of your personal data in accordance with the requirements of the Data Privacy Act. Please notify our Data Protection Officer if you wish to exercise this right;
f. You have the right to obtain a copy of your data in an electronic or structured format if the same is processed by electronic means and in a structured and commonly used format by submitting your request to our Data Protection Officer; and
g. You have the right to be indemnified if you incur damages due to inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained or unauthorized use of your personal data.
9. Contacting Us
1. Title/Designation: Data Protection Officer
2. Postal Address: 10/F Mall of Asia Arena Annex Building, Coral Way corner J.W. Diokno Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, 1300 Philippines
3. Telephone Number: (02) 8 831-1000
4. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By signing the accompanying sign-up sheet or ticking the “Agree” button if your personal data was collected manually or electronically, respectively, you are expressly giving your consent to the collection, processing and storage of your personal data as provided herein.
Welcome to Cyberzone (the "Site").
We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site ("Visitors") who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Cyberzone (collectively, "Services") ("Authorized Customers").
"Personally Identifiable Information"
refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.
What organizations are collecting the information?
In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.
With whom may the information may be shared?
Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.
How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
Personally Identifiable Information collected by Cyberzone is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Cyberzone except for use as indicated above.
What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at Customer Service.
Are Cookies Used on the Site?
How does Cyberzone use login information?
Cyberzone uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user's movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.
What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?
Cyberzone has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors.
Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility.
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.
How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.
How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at Customer Service
Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site's database by contacting Customer Service. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor's entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
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Should I Build Or Buy My Own Gaming PC?
BY SM Cyberzone | April 29, 2021
Which is better–putting together a gaming PC from scratch, or purchasing your gaming computer prebuilt from a retailer?
Quick answer: neither option is intrinsically better than the other. Both methods have their pros and cons. The option that works for you will depend on how much you want or can spend; your willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty; and how urgently you want or need your gaming PC to be up and running.
OK–let’s take a deeper dive into both options!
Pros and cons of building your gaming PC
The biggest reason a gamer would choose to build his or her own gaming PC is that by doing so, they get to have it exactly the way they want it, according to their own specifications. A gamer who puts together their own PC will be free to select each and every component that goes into it, including parts that may not easily be found in off-the-shelf gaming PCs.
Importantly, a DIY PC gamer isn’t stuck with purchasing new parts; they can choose to use parts they already have, and can also tap the market for second-hand or refurbished components (they can not only buy parts there but can also sell their older parts as well). Doing so can help bring the price of a DIY PC down below that of a prebuilt one.
Additionally, those PC gamers who set store on how their PCs look can also be free to style their DIY gaming PC according to their own taste. Since taste is a relative thing, it may not always be easy to find prebuilt gaming PCs that look exactly the way one might prefer.
Lastly, having managed to put together one’s own gaming PC can be a point of pride for many PC gamers to boot. It’s admittedly not always an easy thing to do, and so those who’ve successfully managed to do it can definitely have something to boast about to other PC gamers.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? There are downsides to assembling one’s own gaming PC, though. A major one is that it can take quite a lot of time to do; if you don’t have too much free time to allocate to it, you might struggle to get it done.
It can also be a pretty hectic and stressful activity as well, especially if you’ve made a mistake and find out about it only when your PC starts malfunctioning (or has gone BSOD). Isolating a group of components or an individual component that’s causing the issue isn’t always easy, and replacing them can be complicated and inconvenient.
Now let’s take a look at the other option…
Pros and cons of buying a prebuilt gaming PC
Going for an off-the-shelf gaming PC has several pros of its own, and they’re pretty compelling.
For one, you don’t just get the PC itself through your purchase–you also get a warranty from the manufacturer as well as access to said manufacturer’s support hotlines and other resources. The confidence and peace of mind that the gaming PC you bought has already had many of its kinks ironed out during the research and development phase, and has also been assembled and tested by experts prior to it being boxed and sold, is really invaluable. As is the fact that you do have someone to call or run to should you need help with your gaming PC.
Package and Features
Secondly, some features of prebuilt gaming PCs simply aren’t available to DIYers, like preinstalled software that may have been purchased by the PC manufacturer via special deals, and certain components that aren’t available for individual purchase (these can include high-tech components like unique side panels and stylish chassis designed in-house and which just aren’t sold by themselves). Some prebuilt PCs can also come as part of a package (with certain accessories like keyboards and mice for instance), which is definitely not something DIYers can avail of.
Thirdly, buying a pre-assembled gaming PC saves quite a bit of time and is less of a hassle vis-a-vis the DIY solution. All you’d need to do in order to start gaming is to set your PC up physically, attach your accessories, and turn it on and start fiddling with your software and other hardware.
How about any cons? Cost is probably the most significant one–many prebuilt gaming PCs can be pricier to purchase than putting a gaming PC together, as explained above. But the extra cash you shell out might end up staving off stress and hassle and adding to your peace of mind.
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