Blazing Star International Manpower Services Privacy Notice

Effective Date: 12/13/2023


The Blazing Star International Manpower Services Privacy Notice provides a framework of understanding about the personal data that is collected by Blazing Star International Manpower Services and its subsidiaries and affiliates, hereinafter each separately and/or jointly called the “Data Controller”. Personal data collected by the Data Controller will be controlled and processed in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Notice.


This Privacy Notice applies to (1) our job candidates and recipients of our career services, who are people we source or place with one of our employers/clients, (2) users of the websites and apps, and (3) representatives of our business partners, clients, employers, and vendors. This Privacy Notice does not apply to our Makati office and staff employees, who are individuals employed by Blazing Star International Manpower Services and who work directly for Blazing Star International Manpower Services.


 This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal date or personal information we collect, how we use the information, how we process and protect the information we collect, for how long we store it, with whom we share it, to whom we transfer it and the rights that individuals can exercise regarding our use of their personal data. We also describe how you can contact us about our privacy practices and to exercise your rights. In general, our privacy practices conform with local law and regulation, including where applicable the provisions of the Data Protection Act. 1998.


Information We Collect

We collect personal information about you in various ways, such as through our Site and social media channels; at events (organized by local municipalities) and through phone and email through job applications and in connection with in-person recruitment; and special recruitment activities. We may collect the following types of personal information (as permitted under local law):

  • Contact information (such as name, postal address, email address and telephone number);
  • Username and password when you register on our Site;
  • Information you provide about friends or other people you would like us to contact. (The Controller assumes that the other person previously gave an authorization for such communication); and
  • Other information you may provide us, such as in surveys or through the “Contact Us” feature on our Site.

In addition, if you are a job candidate, you apply for a position or create an account to apply for a position, we may collect the following types of personal date 9as permitted under local law):

  • Employment and education history;
  • Language proficiencies and other work-related skills;
  • Government-issued identification number or national identifier;
  • Date of birth;
  • Gender;
  • Information provided by references; and
  • Information contained in your resume or C.V., information you provide regarding your career interests, and other information about your qualifications for employment.

We may also collect the following types of personal date upon receiving your explicit consent (where required by applicable law):

  • Disabilities and health-related information; and
  • Results of drug tests, criminal, and other background checks.

In addition, we may collect information you provide to us about other individuals, such as information related to emergency contacts.


How We Use the Information We Collect

The Data Controller collects and uses the data gathered for the following purposes (as permitted under the local law):

  1. Providing workforce solutions and connecting people to work;
  2. Creating and managing online accounts;
  3. Managing our business partners, clients and employers;
  4. Where permitted under law and consistent with this Privacy Notice, to send promotional materials, alerts regarding available positions and other communications;
  5. Where permitted under law, for communication about, and administering participation in, special events, promotions, programs, surveys;
  6. Responding to individuals’ inquiries and claims;
  7. Operating, evaluating and improving our business (including developing, enhancing, analyzing and improving our services; managing our communications; performing data analytics; and other internal functions);
  8. Protecting against, identifying, and seeking to prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  9. Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations, and our policies.

In addition to the activities listed above, if you are a job candidate and you apply for a position or create an account to apply for a position, as permitted under local law, we use the information described in this Privacy Notice for the following purposes:

  1. Providing you with job opportunities and work;
  2. Providing additional services to you, such as training, career counselling and career transition services;
  3. Assessing your suitability as a job candidate for positions; and
  4. Performing data analytics, such as (i) analyzing our job candidate base; (ii) assessing individual performance and capabilities, including scoring on work-related skills; (iii) identifying skill shortages; (iv) using information to match individuals and potential opportunities, and (v) analyzing pipeline data (trends regarding hiring practices).

We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at or prior to the time of collection.


Use of Automated Data Collection Methods

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web beacons and web server logs. The information we may collect in this matter includes IP address, unique device identifier, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preference, referring URLs, information on actions taken on our Site, dates and times of visits to our Site and other usage statistics.

A “cookie” is a file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser.

A “web beacon” also known as an internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and is used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.

Through these automated collection methods, we may obtain “clickstream data” which is a log of the links and other content on which a visitor clicks while browsing a website.


Legitimate Interest

The Data Controller may process personal data for certain legitimate purposes, which includes some of the following:

  • Where the process enables us to enhance, modify, personalize, or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of our clients, employers and candidates;
  • To identify and prevent fraud;
  • To enhance security of our network and information systems;
  • To better understand how people interact with our website;
  • To provide postal communications to you which we think will be of interest to you; and
  • To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising.

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we keep your rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right to object to such processing and may do so by contacting us as described below. Please bear in mind that if you exercise your right to object, this may affect our ability to carry out and deliver services to you for your benefit.


How Long We Store Data We Collect

We store in our systems the personal data we collect in a way that allows the identification of the data subjects for no longer than it is necessary in light of the purposes for which the data was collected, or for which that data is further processed.

  • The necessity to retain the personal data collected, in order to offer services established with the user;
  • The legitimate interest of the Data Controller, as described in the purposes above; and
  • The existence of specific legal obligations that make the processing and related storage necessary for specific period of times.


Information We Share

We do not disclose personal data that we collect about you, except as described in this Privacy Notice or in separate notices provided in connection with particular activities. We may share personal data with our subsidiaries and affiliates; if you are a job candidate, with clients who may have job opportunities available or interest in placing our job candidates.

In addition, we may disclose personal data about you if we are required to do so by law or legal process; to law enforcement authorities or other government officials based on a lawful disclosure request; and when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity.


Updates to Our Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices and legal updates. For significant changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Site indicating at the top of each notice when it was most recently updated.


How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, or if you would like to exercise your rights, please write to:

Blazing Star International Manpower Services

Unit 107 MCS Tower

Brgy. Pio Del Pilar

1299 Don Chino Roces Avenue

Makati City, 1230


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