March 19, 2023

    Welcome to Atenews, the official Ateneo de Davao University student publication. Our website,, aims to foster a community where conversations on pressing issues are encouraged. We hope to inspire actions that bring about social change within the university and beyond our campus borders. The Atenews community welcomes everyone, not just Ateneo de Davao University students.

    As part of our service, we may collect personal information from you when you use our website, such as your name and email address, which we use to contact you. We take your privacy seriously and respect it. Thus, we have implemented this privacy policy to explain how we collect, use, store, and protect your information.

    We would like to disclose that we use third-party services like Disqus to allow our readers to post comments on our articles. Please be aware that we have no control over the data they collect, and their practices are governed by their respective privacy policies.

    We only collect personal information that is necessary to provide our services to you, and we collect it by fair and lawful means with your knowledge and consent. We will inform you why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

    You are not required to provide any personal information to read news items on our website. However, to interact with our community and post comments, you may need to log in to our community system via your preferred social network account. We encourage our readers to identify themselves when posting comments to encourage meaningful discussions.

    We will retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested services. We will protect your data within commercially acceptable means to prevent the loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

    We will not publicly share any personally identifying information or sell your data to third parties unless required to by law. However, we may share your data with third-party service providers that we use to provide our services, such as cloud storage providers or email service providers.

    Our website may contain links to external sites that we do not operate. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

    You have the right to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services. If you feel your privacy has been compromised, contact us at [email protected].

    Using the Atenews website, you signify your acceptance of our privacy and personal information practices. If you have any questions or concerns about Atenews’ privacy statement, you may contact us at [email protected].

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