Holistic Education & Development Center

Privacy Policy


This Policy tells you what information is collected when you visit this Web Site, how we use, share and protect the collected information, what choices you have about how the information is used, and how you can access and update that information. This Policy applies only to the on-line activities of Reef Check Philippines and does not pertain to information that is collected off-line.

Reef Check Philippines does not collect your personal information when you visit this Web Site unless you choose to provide that information to us. Reef Check Philippines does not sell, exchange or release your personal information to outside parties without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.

By using this Web Site, you consent to the terms and conditions of this Policy and to our processing of personal information for the purposes stated below. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, please do not use this Web Site.

Information collected

We collect two types of information from visitors to The Site: (1) Personally Identifiable Information; and (2) Non-Personally Identifiable Information, such as your IP address or cookies.

Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. When other information, such as newsletter choices or trip bookings, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information.

Reef Check Philippines may use your personally identifiable information to deliver the services that you request, enhance your experience on this Web Site, provide you with informational and/or promotional materials that you might find interesting, and for internal business analysis and other business purposes consistent with this Policy.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information, on the other hand, can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your age, gender or interests. Non-personally identifiable information does NOT identify you personally.

Personally identifiable information

We will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing subscription forms, or responding to surveys. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about Reef Check Philippines activities, programs, and special events that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside Reef Check Philippines unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so.

When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact us at

Non-personally identifiable information

In addition to information you choose to provide to us, we also collect non-personally identifiable information through technology so that we can track the use of this Web Site in order to make improvements. Examples of non-personally identifiable information that we may collect are:

  • the Internet protocol ("IP") address from which you access this Web Site
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access this Web Site
  • the date and time you access this Web Site
  • the pages, files, documents and links that you visit
  • the Internet address of other web sites from which you linked to this Web Site


In addition to non-personally identifiable information, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a web site that you visit.

Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from this Web Site. When you register on this Web Site, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any web site that you visit. If you choose to do so, you may still gain access to most of this Web Site, but you may not be able to take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.


Reef Check Philippines takes reasonable precautions to ensure that all credit card transactions that occur on this Web Site are secure. When you transact personally-identifiable information through this Web Site, that transaction is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to prevent your information from being seen as it travels over the Internet to our servers.

Web links

Within this Web Site are links to non-Reef Check Philippines web sites. When you link to a third-party web site, you leave this Web Site and will no longer be subject to our Policy. Reef Check Philippines is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of non-Reef Check Philippines web sites. Any link to a non-Reef Check Philippines web site is not intended to be an endorsement of the said non-Reef Check Philippines web site nor of its content.