Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 12, 2016

Thank you for visiting Philihappy, which is owned and operated by Manuel Schuster (“Manuel,” “we,” “our,” or “us”).

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information on (the “Site”) and the services, features, content or applications we offer (together with the Site, the “Service”). We receive information about you from various sources, including: (i) if you register for the Service, through your user account on the Service (your “Account”); (ii) your use of the Service generally; and (iii) from third-party websites and services. Your use of the Service will indicate your understanding and agreement to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosures and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect 

The information we gather enables us to personalize, improve, and continue to operate the Service. In connection with certain aspects of the Service, we may request, collect, use, share, and/or display some of your Personal Information.

We generally collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide. For instance, information may be collected when you: (i) sign up for our newsletters, (ii) create an account/register, (iii) complete a survey, (iv) post a comment to an article on the Service, (v) enter promos or contests, or (vi) participate in our social networking features. Furthermore, you may be asked to provide your email address, name, buying preferences, annual income, or other demographic or profile information, Twitter or Facebook usernames or other usernames and aliases used for purposes of linking to and/or posting on your social media accounts, and other information you choose to submit.

Account Information. When you create an Account, you will provide information, such as your username, password, and email address. You acknowledge that this information may be personal to you, and by creating an Account on the Service and providing Personal Information to us, you allow others, including us, to identify you. If you access the Service through Facebook credentials, we may automatically collect certain information, such as your name, picture, and email address. We will use all information available through Facebook in accordance with Facebook’s policies and your preferences selected through Facebook. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Service, when we feel such information is important. You may unsubscribe from these messages through your Account settings, although we reserve the right to contact you even if you unsubscribe when we believe it is necessary, such as for Account recovery purposes.

User Content. Some features of the Service allow you to provide content to the Service, such as articles for publication and written comments. All content submitted by you to the Service may be retained by us indefinitely, even after you terminate your account. We may continue to disclose such content to third parties, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected Automatically. We automatically receive and record information from your device or web browser when you interact with the Service. This information may include, your IP address, an ID that we may create and associate with our content, cookie information, and other details. This information is used for fighting spam/malware, to facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Service (e.g., what links you have clicked on and shared with others, including via email and social media), and to otherwise personalize, improve and continue to operate the Service.

Generally, the Service automatically collects usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site or mobile application. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Service so that we can analyze and improve them.

When you visit the Site, we may also collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Because there is not yet a consensus on how companies should respond to web browser-based or other do-not-track (“DNT”) mechanisms, we do not respond to web browser-based DNT signals at this time.

Location Data. We may collect geo-location data to provide location-related functionality. We may link location data to other information we have collected about you. You may stop sharing your location data by adjusting your mobile device’s location services settings. For instruction on changing the relevant settings, please contact your service provider or device manufacturer.

Email Communications. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our Service.

Information Collected Using Cookies. Cookies are pieces of text that may be provided to your computer through your web browser when you access a website. Your browser stores cookies in a manner associated with each website you visit. We use cookies to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and tell us how and when you visit the Site, share our content, and otherwise use the Service through the internet.

We may use cookies and other automated data collection means to identify that your web browser has accessed aspects of the Service and may associate that information with your Account if you have one, the device you use to connect to the Service, or email or social media accounts that you use to share our content.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave cookies active, because they enable you to take advantage of the most attractive features of the Service.

This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. We do not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer. For example, third party websites to which a link points may set cookies on your computer.

Information Related to Advertising and the Use of Web Beacons. To support and enhance the Service, we may serve advertisements, and also allow third parties’ advertisements, through the Service. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users and may come from third party companies called “ad networks.” Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. We may engage with ad networks that are members or organizations or programs that manage the advertising privacy choices these ad networks offer consumers. To learn more about and adjust your preferences, please refer to Opting Out section.

When you visit our Service, ad networks and other parties may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these ad networks and other parties.

Advertisements served through the Service may be targeted to users who fit a certain general profile category may be inferred from information provided to us by a user, may be based on the Service usage patterns of particular users, or may be based on your activity on third-party websites and services. We do not provide Personal Information to any ad networks for use other than in connection with the Service.

To increase the effectiveness of ad delivery, we may deliver a file (known as a “web beacon”) from an ad network to you through the Service. Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site

Aggregate Information. We collect statistical information about how both unregistered and registered users, collectively, use the Service (“Aggregate Information”). Some of this information is derived from Personal Information. We may also share Aggregate Information, in aggregate anonymous form, with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose.

Use of Information

The Service is designed to help you share information with others. As a result, some of the information generated through the Service is shared publicly or with third parties.

Public Information about Your Activity on the Service. Some of your activity on and through the Service is public by default. This may include, but is not limited to, content you have posted or shared publicly on the Site or otherwise through the Service, such as written posts, comments, or other submissions by you to the Site. In addition, Information concerning the use of the Service (such as what pages they have visited) by unregistered users may be tracked through the use of cookies and other automated data collection means, and stored by us.

Please also remember that by choosing to provide Personal Information using certain public features of the Service, you make your information publicly available. User reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through the Service.

IP Address Information. While we collect and store IP address information, that information is not made public. We do at times, however, share this information with our partners, service providers, and other entities with whom we conduct business, and as otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Websites. The Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We do not have control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services.

By linking to third-party websites, we do not represent or imply that we endorse such websites. You are responsible for taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your computer from viruses, worms, and other harmful or destructive content that may be accessible through such websites. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of third party websites.

We strongly advise you to read the Terms of Use and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.

Aggregate Information. We share Aggregate Information with our partners, service providers, and other persons with whom we conduct business. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners can understand how and how often people use our Service and their services or websites, which facilitates improving both their services and how our Service interfaces with them. In addition, these third parties may share with us information about you that they have independently developed or acquired.

Email Communications with Us. As part of the Service, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us, such as communications relating to your Account. Communications relating to your Account will be sent for purposes important to the Service, such as password recovery. We may use your email address to contact you for editorial purposes, to advise you of any changes to our Site, and to send you messages about our marketing partners’ products. You may choose not to receive our marketing emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails you receive from us. Please note that even if you opt out, we may continue sending you service-related information.

User Profile Information. User profile information, including your username and other information you enter, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Service. We will not reveal user email addresses to other users of the Site.

Information Shared with Our Service Providers. We employ and contract with service providers - individuals and entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf. We may need to share Personal Information with our service providers in order to provide products or services to you. We do not authorize our service providers to use Personal Information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.

Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers. In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information, including Personal Information, is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur. Following the transfer of user information in the circumstances described in this paragraph, all inquiries concerning the processing of user information should be directed to the entity to which the information is transferred.

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce our Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect our rights, property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.

Information We Share With Your Consent. In addition to the types of sharing Personal Information described above, we may share your information for any other purpose with your consent or in any other way we may describe when you provide the information. 

Submissions and Comments

The information you provide on the forms available in the Service is subject to our Privacy Policy and the privacy policies of our form providers or hosts (e.g., Hostpoint and MailChimp)

Because our Site receives significant traffic and is accessible to anyone on the internet, you should not submit User Content or post comments that are private or that you do not want to be used and viewed by others. You are solely responsible for any legal or other repercussions that occur as a result of User Content you submit or comments you post on the Service. We assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from such User Content and comments.

Access to Personal Information

You may access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information which is in our custody and control by emailing us at [email protected]. While we have no obligation to remove content once published on our Site, you may request that we remove or delete your Personal Information from our Service or request deletion of an unauthorized profile by emailing us at [email protected]. We may request certain personal information from you for the purposes of verifying your identity. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

Should you ever decide to permanently delete your Account, you may do so by emailing [email protected]. If you terminate your Account, any information you provided will no longer be accessible via your Account. However, given the nature of sharing on the Service, any public activity on your Account prior to deletion will remain stored on our servers and will remain accessible to the public. 


All of the information described above is recorded on restricted database servers. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your registration information and manage your settings. Please do not disclose your password to unauthorized people. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Our Service is not intended for persons under 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under 18. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under 18 and believe that he or she has provided personal information to us, please contact us at [email protected], and we will delete his or her information promptly.

Visitors Outside of the Philippines

Our business is located in the Republic of the Philippines. Any information that you provide to us may be transferred to and processed in the Philippines. By using our Service, you consent to your information being collected, used, and transferred as disclosed herein.

Opting Out

You can unsubscribe from receiving our newsletters or commercial emails at any time. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the emails you receive from us. But note that you may continue to receive certain communications from us, such as transactional or relationship messages, and/or messages about your account/profile. In order to cancel your account/ profile, please email [email protected].

Some of the ad networks, ad agencies and other vendors we work with to serve ads on third-party websites and across the internet, or analytics providers which provide us with information regarding use of the Service and effectiveness of our ads may be members of the Network Advertising Initiatives or the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To opt-out from receiving interest-based advertising from some or all of the participating companies, please visit To opt-out of participating in Google Analytics data, follow the instructions at Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will still receive other types of online advertising from participating companies and any type of advertising from non-participating companies, and the web sites you visit may still collect information for other purposes


We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time. If and when we do, we will inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Service without other notice to you. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Service and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes. Continued use of the Service, following our posting of the revised Privacy Policy, will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by them.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Service, please send us a detailed message to [email protected].
7F Finman Center131 Tordesillas Street
Salcedo Village
Makati City
1227 Philippines
[email protected]