TRACE Taguig (Taguig Registry for Access and Citizen Engagement) is the official digital platform of Taguig City wherein it is a combination of systems that have functionalities made for the specific needs of the City such as contact tracing, vaccination, appointment system. It is being used in various establishments in Taguig. Users can scan QR codes of establishments and vice versa instead of manually filling out contact tracing sheets. The system offers a digital health declaration form, health status notification, digital QR code identification, local and national COVID-19 updates, and announcements from Taguig City Government. The TRACE app also helps to monitor where the virus is spreading, and alert the City government and its people immediately if there is being infected or infecting others.
Contact tracing is vital to public health response towards the outbreak of COVID-19. It is through identifying people or citizens who may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, so proper health protocols will be applied in order to help stop the spread of infections. With this, the individuals will become aware of their responsibilities such as getting tested or self-isolating. The users will communicate with us through answering the daily self-assessment. Contact tracing is being made through the CMS reporting accessed only by the city government of Taguig and its developers.
On the other hand, Vaccination and Appointment System are being used to make the vaccination in Taguig easier in terms of collection of data, preparations and reporting.
Any reference to “WE” or “OUR” means the TRACE Taguig and/or—collectively—the city government of Taguig and DOH.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM THE USER
We do not collect any personal information without your consent. Our system can be used without giving us any of your personal data.
The personal information that is collected by the TRACE System will be handled, stored, and protected in accordance with the Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
The TRACE System will collect, use or disclose your personal information only in accordance with this policy and the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
These apps including other related web applications under the TRACE Platform are mainly intended for contact tracing, self-assessment and vaccination module.
We only collect personal data for specified and legitimate purposes determined and declared before, or as soon as reasonably practicable after collection, and later processed in a way compatible with such declared, specified and legitimate purposes only.
This happens when the user communicate with us by filling up the sections in the registration form wherein specific personal information is required. Such collection of information is used by The City Government of Taguig in implementing the "Taguig Registry for Access and Citizen Engagement" (T.R.A.C.E.) or “TRACE Taguig” in Google Playstore and Apple Store.
These are the following data needed upon registering, with the corresponding purpose:
While the TRACE System does not require some other personal information when creating their profile upon registration, citizens have an option to update or complete their profile after. When updating, some of the many fields are mainly used for other services that are offered from Taguig. Such as for vaccination service, users are required to update their vaccination profile in order to use the service. Upon updating their vaccination profile, they are required to upload a profile picture and a valid id. This is required so authorities may validate the citizen's legitimate identity based on the uploaded image with details. To upload profile picture or a valid id, the citizen has the option of choosing between using the camera to take photo or select an existing one from their gallery. Upon granting permission to use the device’s camera, the app may only use the camera to take a photo, with no video capabilities or recording. Granting access to the gallery will give the application access to the device’s gallery file but will limit and only allow users to select a photo for uploading. The app will not be able to use nor access videos or any other type of file on the device.
How will personal information be collected?
We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics. The Log Data are statistical and technical data that does not contain personal information and are merely collected to improve the application’s services.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory..
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
What We Do with Personal Data and Collected Data
This data would only be retained and used specifically for the purpose of contact tracing for the COVID 19 tracing activities of the Taguig City Government and the proposed vaccination program of Taguig City.
Again said data would only be used by the City Government of Taguig in implementing the "Taguig Response and Assessment for COVID Emergency" (T.R.A.C.E.) or “TRACE Taguig” in Google Playstore and Apple Store - a contact tracing system with brand identity to distinguish the unique functionalities that we included for the specific needs of Taguig City.
Contact tracing is vital to public health response towards the outbreak of COVID-19. It is through identifying people or citizens who may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, so proper health protocols will be applied in order to help stop the spread of infections. With this, the individuals will become aware of their responsibilities such as getting tested or self-isolating.
Retention of Personal Data and Collected Data
We and/or our duly authorized third party shall retain the Personal Data and Collected Data for a maximum period of five (5) years counted from the date you provide it to us or when they were collected, respectively. However, we may retain Personal Data and Collected Data for a longer period under a lawyer-client relationship.
Disclosure and Sharing of Personal Data and Collected Data
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify, or when combined with other information, does not directly and certainly identify any individual, without restriction. We may disclose and share the Personal Data and Collected Data, subject to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, on a need to know basis, and in all cases only for legitimate business purposes, as follows:
Last Updated: June 14, 2021