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Last Updated: September 01, 2021

TERMS OF SERVICE

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of the websites and services provided by the Department of Science and Technology - Regional Office (or referred to as “us”). Please read these Terms carefully. By accessing and using this website, you agree that you have read, understood and accepted the Terms including any additional terms and conditions and any policies referenced herein, If you do not agree or fall within the Terms, please do not use the website.

The website may be used by (i) people who works in the Department of Science and Technology Region 1 (ii) people who works under a government or non government entity.

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I reserves the right to change or modify these Terms any time. You are strongly recommended to read these Terms regularly. You will be deemed to have agreed to the amended Terms by your continued use of the Website following the date on which the amended Terms are posted.

1. Department of Science and Technology

1.1. History

Originally established as the National Science and Development Board (NSDB) on 13 June 1958, it was reconstituted as the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) on 17 March 1981 with the vision of “A competent and competitive science and technology community with a social conscience.”

With the agency’s elevation to full cabinet stature by virtue of Executive Order 128 signed on 30 January 1987, the functions and responsibilities of DOST expanded correspondingly to include the following:

  • Pursue the declared state policy of supporting local scientific and technological effort
  • Develop local capability to achieve technological self-reliance
  • Encourage greater private sector participation in research and development

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the premiere science and technology body in the country charged with the twin mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological activities, and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development.

1.2 Mandate, Vision Mission

MANDATE

Executive Order No. 128 mandates the Department to “provide central direction, leadership and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results therefrom are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social benefits for the people”.

MISSION

To direct, lead, and coordinate the country’s scientific and technological efforts geared towards maximum economic and social benefits for the people.

LONG-TERM VISION

The DOST is the “provider of world-class scientific, technological and innovative solutions that will lead to higher productivity and better quality of life.”

INTERMEDIATE VISION

The DOST as a leading ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Hub by 2022.

1.3. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, get in touch with us through the provided details:

Name: Department of Science and Technology - Regional Office I

Address: DMMMSU - MLU Campus, P.O. Box 117, City of San Fernando, La Union 2500 Philippines

Contact Details: mail@region1.dost.gov.ph

2. Use of the website and account

2.1 You will need to register for a account for you to use the features of our website. When you register for an account we need you choose from our authentication providers (Google, Facebook and Microsoft). We will ask you to provide your complete name, address, organization, job title and industry.

2.2 We shall not be liable for any issues you encounter with your account, such as incorrect password. You are obliged to provide information that is truthful, complete and accurate for proper management of your account and availed services.

2.3 If you wish to modify or delete your account, please send us an email requesting the same. We may also restrict or terminate your account.

3. Restrictions

3.1 Activities Prohibited on the Platforms

The following is a list of conduct that are prohibited on the website. The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I reservers the right to investigate and take appropriate legal actions against anyone who enchages in any of the prohibites activities as follows:

3.1.1 using the website for any purpose in violation of local laws or regulations;

3.1.2 impersonating another person and/or providing fake information upon registration;

3.1.3 engaging in any other conduct that restricts us the creator of this website and others who wish to use the website;

3.1.4 encouraging other people to engage in any prohibited activities as described herein.

3.2 The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I reserves the right but is not obligated to do any or all of the following:

3.2.1 investate an allegation that a user does not conform to these Terms;

3.2.2 suspend or terminate user accounts that otherwise fails to conform with these Terms;

3.2.3 monitor, update, or disclose any content on the Website; and

3.2.4 update or delete any content posted on the website, regardless of whether such content violates these terms.

4. Intellectual Property

All logos, images and services marks, including these Terms whether registered or not are the intellectual property of the Department of Science and Technology especially its Regional Office I and/or third parties who have allowed us with the use. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, distribute or modify these in any way without our prior express written consent.

5. Personal Data Protection

You agree and consent the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I on collecting, using, processing and disclosing your Personal Data in accordance with these Terms and as further described in our Privacy Policy.

6. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend, hold harmless the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I, its directors, officers, and employees, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs arising from your use of the website or your breach of these Terms.

7. Third Party Links and Websites

The website may contain links to other third party websites and by clicking on these links, you agree to do so at your own risk. The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I does not control or endorse these third party websites or links and shall not be responsible for the content of these linked pages.

8. Termination

The Department of Sciecne and Technology Regional Office I has the right to terminate, suspend or delete your account and access to the website.

9. Amendments

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I may amend these Terms at any time in its sole discretion. The amended Terms shall be effective immediately upon posting and you agree to the new Terms by continued use of the website.

10. Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision.

11. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of the Philippines.

12. Contact Us

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, get in touch with us through the provided details:

Name: Department of Science and Technology - Regional Office I

Address: DMMMSU - MLU Campus, P.O. Box 117, City of San Fernando, La Union 2500 Philippines

Contact Details: mail@region1.dost.gov.ph

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