Philstocks Financial, Inc. (“Philstocks”) is devoted to making your privacy our priority. We have developed a Privacy Policy that will ensure that the information you provide us with will remain secure and protected.

At Philstocks, we understand that confidentiality and security of the personal information ("Personal Information") that you share with us is important. Philstocks is committed to protecting the privacy of Personal Information, including Personal Information related to individuals who may be customers, employees, agents, job applicants of Philstocks. That is why we have developed specific policies and practices designed to protect the privacy of your Personal Information. By opening an account at Philstocks or by utilizing the products, services and applications available through Philstocks,  you have consented to the processing of your Personal Information in accordance with this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy" or "Policy"). We encourage you to read this Policy carefully.

This Policy is based on the privacy and data protection principles common to the countries in which we operate. This Policy is intended to summarize Philstocks data protection practices generally and to advise our customers, prospective customers, job applicants, website visitors and other third parties about our Privacy Policy that may be applicable to them.

This Policy is specifically addressed to those who provide Personal Information to Philstocks or who visit or use Philstock’s websites, trading platforms, software application and social media sites.


Who is responsible for your Personal Information?

Philstocks is responsible for the Personal Information that we may collect from you, to provide services or communication with you.


Are you required to provide Personal Information?

In order for you to utilize our services, you will provide us with your Personal Information entirely voluntarily. In most circumstances Philstocks cannot take action without utilizing certain of your Personal Information, for example, because this Personal Information is required to process your instructions or orders or provide you with access to our services or marketing materials. In most cases, it will be impossible for us to provide the services to you without the relevant Personal Information.


What type of Personal Information do we collect?

Philstocks collects and processes Personal Information from you. As defined under the Data Privacy Act of 2012, personal information is any information, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify the individual such as:

  • Basic personal information like your name, age, date of birth, gender, residential and office address, contact number, email, country of residence, nationality a
  • Sensitive personal and employment information such as employer, email and address, phone number and position; year joined and retired/resigned); pertinent business information; investment objective;
  • Proof of identification (government issued identification cards or documents) such as SSS, GSIS, PRC, driver’s license, passport, TIN etc.
  • Specimen signature/s


When do we collect?

Philstocks collects information from you when you register, avail of its services or visit the website.  We also collect information that you use when you make transactions or when you use the different products and services offered.

Aside from this, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Philstocks Financial, Inc. cookie information, and the page that you request.


For what purposes will we use your Personal Information?

We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes ("Permitted Purposes"):

  • To provide you with brokerage and other services available on our platforms, and/or to deal with any requests or inquiries you may have;
  • To pursue legitimate interests, including to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or operations;
  • To contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding features and functionality that may be of interest to you;
  • To send you statements, notice and update with current Philstocks’ initiative such as compliance and industry updates, workshop and sponsored trainings
  • Perform such other processing or disclosure that may be required under law or regulations of accounts,
  • To conduct monitoring by us or any other person on our behalf using various methods, including: (i) the use of "intelligent" automated monitoring tools; or (ii) through random monitoring of systems, for example systematically via electronic communication recording tools; (iii) specific monitoring of systems for example in relation to investigations, regulatory requests, subject access requests, litigation, arbitration or mediation or; (iv) data tracking, aggregation and analysis tools that pull data from various disparate data sources to draw linkages and/or detect behavioral patterns, interactions or preferences for analysis (including predictive analysis); and/or (v) using other similar monitoring technology that may become available from time to time;
  • To comply with applicable laws or regulations in any country; and to perform such other processing or disclosure that may be required under law or regulations of accounts
  • To communicate with you through the channels you have approved to keep you up to date on the latest developments, announcements and other information about Philstocks’ services, products and technologies;
  • To conduct customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analysis, or promotional activities;
  • To collect information about your preferences to create a user profile to personalize and foster the quality of our communication and interaction with you (for example, by way of newsletter tracking or website analytics).

Where legally required, with regard to marketing-related communication, we will only provide you with such information after you have opted in and we will also provide you with the opportunity to opt out at any time if you do not wish to receive further marketing-related communication from us. We like to keep our customers, personnel and other interested parties informed of company developments, including news relating to PHILSTOCKS that we believe is of interest to them. If you do not wish to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you.


When does Philstocks  share your information?

Your information may be given to our trusted partners who work with us or work on our behalf. These partners are bound by confidentiality agreements. They do not have the independence to give out your information to other parties. These trusted partners may alert you of offers and marketing promotions that are relevant to you and your online trading needs.


Under what conditions does Philstocks share your Personal Information with its trusted partners?

We may share your Personal Information with Philstocks affiliated entities on a confidential basis as allowed by applicable law or where required for the purpose of providing products or services and for administrative, billing and other business purposes.

We may instruct service providers within or outside of Philstocks, domestically or abroad, to process Personal Information for the Permitted Purposes on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. For example, if you choose to subscribe to any services provided by a third-party provider, we may disclose such information to the service providers as necessary for them to provide the services that you have requested. Philstocks  generally requires these service providers to enter into confidentiality agreements with Philstocks  that limit their use of the information that they receive. Such agreements prohibit the service provider from using Philstocks customer information that they receive other than to carry out the purposes for which the information was disclosed. If required by law, Philstocks will retain control over and will remain responsible for your Personal Information and will use appropriate safeguards to ensure the integrity and security of your Personal Information when engaging service providers.

We may share your Personal Information with companies providing services in the areas of fraud and crime prevention and with companies providing similar services, including financial institutions such as credit reference agencies and regulatory bodies.

Consistent with applicable law, we may share your Personal Information with courts, law enforcement authorities, regulators or attorneys or other parties for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal or equitable claim or for the purpose of a confidential alternative dispute resolution process. Philstocks responds to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Philstocks shares information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Philstocks Financial, Inc. terms of use, or as otherwise required by law

We may also use aggregated Personal Information and statistics for the purpose of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop our website and our services.

Otherwise, we will only disclose your Personal Information when you direct us or give us permission to do so, when we are allowed or required by applicable law or regulations or judicial or official request to do so, or as required to investigate actual or suspected fraudulent or criminal activities


Does Philstocks  share Personal Information with its advertisers?

Because we value your privacy, Philstocks does not rent, sell or share your Personal Information with non-affiliated companies or individuals and this includes advertisers. In the event that you interact with or view a targeted ad, please be assured that we will not give out your personal information. However, you must be aware that by doing so, you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used for ad display. Philstocks  advertisers include financial service providers such as banks.


Can Philstocks Financial, Inc. set and access my cookies?

No. Our system cannot and will not attempt to access your personal cookies on your computer. However, we can only determine a limited set of data about the computer that you were using to access the system, such as the IP address of the computer that you used to log in to Philstocks and the kind of browser that you were using when you logged in to the website.


Can advertisers on Philstocks Financial, Inc. set and access my cookies?

Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Philstocks Financial, Inc. cookies.


Am you free to edit your Account Information?

Yes, you are. You may edit/update your Account Information at any time, subject to administrative procedures required by our Company and the governing rules and regulations of the Exchange.


Can you opt out of being sent updates and newsletters?

Yes, you may anytime you desire. However, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the™ LIVE service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Philstocks LIVE Newsletter. These are considered part of your Philstocks account and are invaluable tools for your continuing knowledge in online trading and the stock market.


Who has access to your Personal Iinformation?

In order to give you the best products and services, some of our authorized employees have access to your personal information but if, and only if, this is necessary for them to do their jobs. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with existing laws and regulations to protect personal information about you.


How will you  know if there are any changes to this policy?

Philstocks will notify you about significant changes in this policy. We will do so by sending a notice to the email address specified in your Philstocks account or by placing a notice on our site so as to keep you updated.


What is your policy on Personal Information about other people that you provide to Philstocks?

If you provide Personal Information to us about someone else (such as one of your directors or employees or someone with whom you have business dealings), you must ensure that you are entitled to disclose that Personal Information to us and that, without our taking any further steps, we may collect, use and disclose that Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. In particular, you must ensure that the individual concerned is aware of the various matters detailed in this Privacy Policy, as those matters relate to that individual, including our identity, how to contact us, our purposes of collection, our Personal Information disclosure practices (including disclosure to overseas recipients), any right the individual may have to obtain access to the Personal Information and make complaints about the handling of the Personal Information and the consequences if the Personal Information is not provided (such as our inability to provide services).


How does Philstocks keep your Personal Information secure?

To the extent required by law, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure in accordance with our internal procedures covering the storage, disclosure of and access to Personal Information. Personal Information may be kept on our Information Technology systems, those of our contractors or in paper files.


How do you update your Personal Information?

If any of the Personal Information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your email address or if you wish to cancel any request that you have made of us, please let us know by contacting PHILSTOCKS Customer Service or a written request or email through the PHILSTOCKS website at We will not be responsible for any losses arising from any inaccurate, inauthentic, deficient or incomplete Personal Information that you provide to us.


How long does Philstocks retain your Personal Information?

We retain your Personal Information in an identifiable form in accordance with our internal policies which establish general standards and procedures regarding the retention, handling and disposition of your Personal Information. Personal Information is retained for as long as necessary to meet legal, regulatory and business requirements. Retention periods may be extended if we are required to preserve your Personal Information in connection with litigation, investigations and proceedings.


Are there any updates to this Privacy Policy?

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 31 May 2018. We reserve the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time, for example, in order to reflect any changes to the way in which we process your Personal Information or changing legal requirements. In case of any such changes, we will post the changed Privacy Policy on our website or publish it otherwise. The changes will take effect as soon as they are posted on our website.