General Privacy Notice
Divine Grace Medical Center (DGMC) respects the privacy rights of all individuals and all is committed to handling personal data responsibly. This is not a consent form, this is a notification of how DGMC uses personal data in its routine activities, in accordance with Republic Act 10173, known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
DGMC processes Personal Data to:
DGMC collects Personal Data physically through printed forms, attachments, and other documents required by its medical, nursing and ancillary department/section/ unit and finance, support and administrative offices, or electronically through electronic systems, electronic platforms, e-forms, email, or electronic submission of information directly by the Data Subject. With regards to affliliates, DGMC maintains a data sharing agreement particularizing the obligations of the parties thereto foremost of which is its protection and privacy particulars the obligation.
DGMC collects Personal Data from patients at entry points or upon registration at the Centralized Registration and Admission Unit for Inpatient and Outpatient, Customer Experience Unit, Outpatient Concierge and ER Section.
DGMC generally collects Personal Data from Data Subjects upon entry to the hospital or at the onset of a service, or transaction with DGMC, such as medical care, medical consultation, laboratory service and health-related services.
DGMC collects and processes Personal Data for the following purposes:
Personal data are kept in physical and digital form that are controlled by DGMC departments, sections and units. Physical documents are typically kept in drawers or shelves in folders or envelopes. Electronic records are typically kept on servers owned or managed by DGMC, or in cloud storage that DGMC either controls or makes available.
Personal Data are transmitted and transferred in accordance with Chapter III of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and Rule V of its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
In compliance with DGMC Policies, DGMC utilizes personal data proportionately as required for its legal objectives. The Data Privacy Act of 2012, directives from the National Privacy Commission, and Department of Health regulations all apply to the use of personal data.
Data is retained by DGMC in accordance with its retention policy while adhering to legal requirements and administrative guidelines. In the absence of an applicable rule of retention, the DGMC shall retain Personal Data in accordance with nationally and globally recognized standards and practices.
For Inquiries and concerns on data privacy may be directed to
DGMC Quality Assurance Department:
Divine Grace Medical Center
Address: Antero Soriano Highway, General Trias, Cavite
Tel. No.: (046) 482-6888 local
“Personal Data” refers to all types of personal information, sensitive personal information and privileged information under the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
“Data Subject” refers to an individual whose personal information is processed.
“Personal Information” refers to any information, whether or not it is recorded in a material form, from which it is obvious or reasonably and directly possible for the entity holding the information to determine the identity of an individual, or which, when combined with other information, would unquestionably and directly identify an individual.