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: email@example.com.
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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Technology develops at such a rapid pace that it sometimes seems like true innovation can happen in the blink of an eye. With the news, prototypes and first-gen products that we saw in 2018, these are the technologies we hope to see in their final form in 2019.
New battery technology
Smartphone makers in particular always have to tread the fine line between making their models slim and trim, and giving them batteries that allow them to easily run for at least an entire day without needing a top-up.
We hope that companies come up with new battery technology that makes it possible to go for days without needing a socket. Hydrogen cells are looking promising, and there are other efforts that may pay off by next year.
Widespread in-screen fingerprint readers
Smartphone screens look better without any distractions, and relegating the fingerprint reader to the back or replacing it with facial recognition security are the typical ways to clean up the front.
Some companies have already come up with in-screen fingerprint readers, although these are typically relegated to midrange or flagship models. Performance can often be slow or inaccurate, which is why we hope to see this feature become faster and better, and be applied across the different price ranges.
Cheaper and better true wireless earphones
Wireless earphones have a tough job. They need to stay connected to each other and to the audio source, all the while providing good sound quality and decent battery life.
This far, there are very few models that can do all these things, and all of them cost an arm and a leg. We hope to see more affordable models that can do the same in 2019.
Innovative ways to avoid the notch
In 2018, we saw various takes on motorized cameras and sliding mechanisms of different types. Towards the end of the year, the “punch hole” look (which involves putting the camera to the left or right of the display’s top) was starting to spread.
Hopefully by next year, we will see less-obtrusive ways of fitting in front cameras and IR sensors. Prototypes of under-screen cameras have already been seen, and perhaps these will be included in upcoming smartphone models.
With smartphones already hovering at the too-big-for-a-pocket size, we know for certain that there is a limit to how big they can feasibly be. The strong demand for larger screens hasn’t changed, however.
To deal with this, Samsung and Huawei are among the big manufacturers that have promised to start selling foldable smartphones in 2019. We hope this actually does happen, and that there are no deal-breaking compromises to this tech.
Lytro’s Light Field Camera was perhaps the first commercially available product to offer image refocusing (changing the focus of an image after it is taken). While this was a cool feature, getting an extra camera just for it wasn’t very appealing for most people.
In 2019, we hope to see image refocusing built into the feature set of native camera apps of smartphones. This will probably come hand-in-hand with new lens or image sensor technology.
Real modular devices
After we said goodbye to the promise of Google’s Project Ara, we never stopped pining for an actual modular smartphone, in which you could choose which components to add, and upgrade existing ones instead of buying a completely new device.
We hope that by next year, we see the launch of these real modular devices that let you swap the processor, camera, display and other major components on demand.
While efforts to raise the “I” of AI continue at a brisk pace, we have yet to see artificial intelligence that is at the level in which it can carry on a natural conversation at a human-like level. Perhaps a breakthrough in quantum computing would provide the brainpower necessary to make this happen.
Hopefully by 2019, we see the rise of AI so good that we won’t have to remember the trigger phrases and cue words, and we can just tell them naturally what we need them to do.
With LTE still not completely rolled out across the country and with the majority of manufacturers not including 5G modems in their devices, the chances are low that we will actually get this technology in the next 12 months.
But for the sake of the faster data speeds, wider bandwidth, lower latency and increased connectivity that 5G promises, we really hope to see it begin to roll out in 2019.
Faster speeds, more bandwidth, more service reliability and no data caps or throttling? We can only hope to see these improvements in home internet in 2019. We’re crossing our fingers (but not holding our collective breaths).
No matter what actually makes it out in 2019, one thing is for sure: you’ll find it and a whole lot more great tech when you #CheckCyberzone. See you there!
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