Privacy Policy

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 12, 2017.

This Privacy Policy applies to any visitor or user (hereinafter referred to as "You") of the website located at, and any other websites (singularly and collectively, "the Site") that Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation (SAMC) or its subsidiaries and affiliates (singularly and collectively, "SAMC") own and control.

SAMC is sensitive to the issue of confidentiality in all of its dealings and is committed to transparency regarding its protection of individual privacy. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform users about the general approach SAMC uses in collecting, using and disseminating user information via the Site.

What Personal Information May Be Collected?

1.1 At SAMC, it is our policy to create website content that demonstrates our respect for visitors' privacy and allows us to understand our visitors. We may request personal information from you, including your name, home address, email address or telephone number, when you interact with the Site, such as to respond to your requests or to enable you to register to use certain features of this Site.

1.2 When we do collect personal information, we will use it for the purposes indicated in this policy.

1.3 Our Site may provide links to other websites that may have their own personal information collection practices. To the extent that you provide personal information to websites that link to or from our Site, different rules may apply to the use and disclosure of that information. To the extent that the Site could include third-party advertisements, the privacy policy of the advertiser providing the advertisement will govern the use of your personal information collected during your access to the advertisement. SAMC does not control linking practices of advertisers or sponsors and does not monitor or claim responsibility for any content or privacy practices of such websites. Once you have left our Site, you must read the privacy policy of the advertiser or sponsor to see how your personal information will be handled.

1.4 SAMC may use an advertising server developed by a third party to display ads on our Site. Some of these ads may contain cookies that are set by third parties (advertisers, sponsors). We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they contain. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party ad server may have collected from you.

1.5 SAMC may use the Site as an entry into other networked web pages and websites operated by SAMC and its subsidiaries (together, the "Transaction Sites"). Please note that an individual Transaction Site may adopt privacy terms particular to the purpose of such Transaction Site or the transaction(s) taking place on such Transaction Site. As Transaction Sites are generally affiliated with commercial transactions that you or your business may have with SAMC, particularly those which are password-protected or are subject to subscriptions, the privacy terms governing such sites may be supplemented or superseded by separate agreements.

Other Types of Information That May Be Collected

2.1 IP Addresses

An internet protocol address, or IP address, is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the internet, and is used by web servers to identify your computer. When you access our Site, we may log your computer's IP address; however, your personal identity will remain unknown to us, except as described in Sections 2.5 and 3.2. We log the IP addresses for system administration, for auditing the use of our Site, and for collecting statistical information for marketing and other purposes.

2.2 Cookies or Tracers

We may place information on your computer to allow us to identify you. This information is known as a "cookie." We use cookies to view information about your activities on our Site, such as your preferences or which pages you have visited on the Site. A cookie does not allow our Site to collect any personal information that you have not otherwise disclosed (except as described below). By understanding how and when our visitors use the Site, we can continually improve our Site, as well as our products and services. Your browser may have controls that allow you to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent.

We use tracking scripts or "tracers" that recognize a unique identifier from a cookie placed on your computer by another non-SAMC website. These are used by SAMC to gauge the success of our own advertising. For instance, we may use a tracer to determine whether you visit our employment pages after visiting a career site where SAMC placed a banner advertisement. We do not use tracers to gather information on your use of the internet unrelated to SAMC, or to determine your personal information, and you remain anonymous to SAMC unless you choose to provide personal information, except as explained in Section 3.2.

2.3 Web Beacons

Web beacons are small files that we may place on our Site, which count the number of unique users that have visited a specific page on the Site and the number of times a given page has been displayed. This information is collected generally in the aggregate and is not linked to any personal information (except as described below).

2.4 Pixel Tags

We may use "pixel tags," or short pieces of code, to better measure the effectiveness of our content. These also allow social networks and other services to deliver content to you based on your visit to our website.

2.5 Custom URLs

We may track your visit by providing you with a unique universal resource locator, or URL, via an e-mail, a letter or other communication. When you use this unique URL, our website registers the visit. We use this information to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and other content.

2.6 What Happens If I Register?

Registration may be allowed or required on the Site. Together, the provisions of this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions of Use for the Site, and any additional conditions presented to you upon registration govern our use of information you provide during registration. In addition to the uses described above, SAMC may collect registration data in order to monitor compliance with this Privacy Policy and to set up access permissions to certain other pages on the Site.

2.7 Do-Not-Track

Our information collection practices operate as described in this Privacy Policy independent of any "do-not-track" choice you make.

Use of Information

3.1 Use and Sharing of Information

SAMC and its subsidiaries and affiliates may use and disclose your personal information only as set forth herein, except where the terms of a separate privacy policy apply.

Generally, your personal information will not be shared with third parties not affiliated with SAMC. Anonymous data collected using cookies, tracers, and web beacons may be analyzed in the aggregate to determine collective user characteristics, to understand user traffic patterns, sales information and user behavior on the Site. Such information also may be shared in the aggregate with third parties for advertising purposes, to enhance our Site, to enhance our products and services, and to analyze how and where best to use our resources.

3.2 Monitoring and Compliance

Although SAMC is under no obligation to monitor the Site, we may monitor, store, review and share with third parties any information, including your personal information, obtained on or through the Site, including if it is needed or requested to satisfy any applicable governmental law, regulation, investigation or proceeding. SAMC may also disclose your personal information (1) where such disclosure is required by law; (2) to protect SAMC's legal rights to the extent authorized or permitted by law; or (3) in an emergency where the health or safety of you or another individual may be endangered. Additionally, we may use IP addresses to identify a particular user if we believe it is needed to enforce compliance with the terms of this policy or to protect our company, employees, Site, or customers.

SAMC may transfer personal information in connection with the sale or acquisition of one or more of our businesses or subsidiaries to a different company that agrees to offer equivalent safeguards for the use and disclosure of such information.

Security of Personal Information

4.1 While SAMC makes extensive effort to prevent unauthorized access to personal information, the security of information transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed. Any information disclosed online can potentially be collected and used by others aside from the intended recipient. Thus, SAMC cannot warrant that your personal information will not be disclosed to or accessed by unauthorized parties.

Your Privacy Choices/Updates to Your Information

5.1 At your request, SAMC will make reasonable efforts to update, change or delete any personal information you have provided via the Site. We may need to retain your personal information, to enforce the terms of this Privacy Policy, resolve disputes, or provide information to satisfy applicable investigations or proceedings. Additionally, your personal information may be retained in back-up files created by our network's back-up systems.

5.2 If you do not want SAMC to use your personal information to contact you for marketing or solicitation purposes, please contact us via email at Please indicate if you would prefer that we use a different email address or communication method. Restricting our contact methods may make it more difficult for us to keep you informed about new products, services and websites that can benefit you. SAMC does not distribute your personal information to outside parties for their direct marketing, or any other purpose, except as provided for in this Privacy Policy, without your consent. See also Section 3, Use of Information.

These choices do not apply to transactional or relationship emails or the display of online advertising. You can revoke your choice at any time by contacting us using the method provided.

External Links

6.1 Occasionally, you will find links from our Site to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed websites whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors.

6.2 In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. We don't control the content of the sites accessed by you via these links. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. While we identify sponsor and advertiser areas of our Site, we do not control these cookies or the content of these third parties.

6.3 Once you leave our servers (you can generally tell on which site you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from that site's home page, you should contact that website operator directly for more information.

6.4 We specifically recommend that children check with their parents before connecting to any new websites.

Contact Us

Please contact us using the contact information below if you have any questions related to the Privacy Policy, the use of personal information, or wish to seek other assistance regarding to what was described above.

Data Privacy Officer
2nd Floor, Building 2,
Bonifacio High Street,
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig, Metro Manila

Changes to This Privacy Policy

7.1 Changes to this Privacy Policy, will be posted on this page, with a new effective date at the top. If we make material changes to our privacy policy that could affect the personal information you previously submitted to us, we will provide you notice and an appropriate opportunity to consent.

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