Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of The Happy Child Foundation, Inc. (HCFI or the Foundation) on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when visiting Our website. By using Our website, You give Your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with the Philippine Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, other relevant issuances of the National Privacy Commission, and the terms of our Privacy Policy.

To find out more about how HCFI uses your Personal Data, Your privacy rights and protection under the law, You may review the terms of Our Privacy Policy here.



The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purpose of this Privacy Policy:

    • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Site or parts of our Site.
    • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses
    • Country refers to the Philippines
    • Device means any device that can access the website such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet
    • Foundation (referred to as either “the Foundation”, “HCFI”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this policy statement) refers to the Happy Child Foundation, Inc.
    • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual
    • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Foundation. It refers to third-party companies or individuals contracted by the Foundation to facilitate the Site, to provide the Site on behalf of the Foundation, to perform services that can be accessed through the Site or to assist the Foundation in analyzing how the Site is used.
    • Site (or “Website”) refers to
    • Third-Party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which You can log in or create an account to use the Site.
    • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Site or from the Website Infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit)
    • You (or “User”) means the individual accessing or using the Site, or the company or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Site as applicable


Personal Data

While using Our Site, and when You register for an Account, You may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

    • Email address
    • First and last names
    • Phone number (mobile or landline)
    • Registered address – residence number, street, city, province
    • Gender
    • Company Name (where you are employed)
    • Position in the company
    • Usage data

Donor Information

When You make a donation or attempt to make a donation or payment through the Site, We collect certain information from You, including Your name, billing address, shipping/delivery address, payment information including credit card numbers or bank account numbers, email address and phone number. We refer to this information as “Donor Information”.

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Site.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device internet protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the Website pages visited, the time and date of visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Site by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile internet browser, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Site or when You access the Site by or through a mobile device.

Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Foundation allows You to create an Account and log in to use the Website through the following third-party social media services:

    • Google
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Linked In
    • Instagram

If You decide to register through or otherwise grant Us access to a third-party social media service, We may collect Personal Data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as Your name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the Foundation through Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If You choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, You are giving the Foundation permission to use, share and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Site. The technologies We use may include:

    • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some part of our Website. Unless You have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Website may use Cookies.
    • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Website. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies.
    • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Website and our emails may contain small electronic files know as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Foundation, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser.

We use both Persistent and Session Cookies for the purpose set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies

Type Session Cookies
Administered by HCFI
Purpose These cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

Type Persistent Cookies
Administered by HCFI
Purpose These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.
Functionality Cookies

Functionality Cookies

Type Persistent Cookies
Administered by HCFI
Purpose These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.


Our Website does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us immediately. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information form Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country required consent from a parent, We may require Your Parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.


Our Site may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the bottom/end of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effected when they are posted on this page.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us through our Data Privacy Officer:

Data Protection Officer
Happy Child Foundation, Inc.
3/F Strata 200 Bldg., Emerald Avenue, Pasig City
(632) 8726-8888
[email address]

If sending an email, please indicate in the subject line: Privacy Policy Inquiry