Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy was last updated on June 25, 2023.

Onlooq is committed to protecting the privacy of our readers. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, store, use, and disclose the personal information gathered from your use of our site.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using our site. By doing so, you signify that you have read and understood, and agree to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your information, as applicable.

Who we are

Onlooq is your lifestyle guide to the best spas, restaurants, cafes, and to-dos, not just in Metro Manila, but also all over the Philippines. Our website address is


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data from the comment form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. You may visit the Gravatar service privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Onlooq and other site users can view, download, and extract data from images on the website. If you upload images to the website, avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.


Cookies are pieces of data stored in your computer or mobile device by your web or mobile browser when you visit ONLOOQ. We may use cookies and similar technologies to improve user experience and personalize the content that you see on our site. Most web/mobile browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can choose to set your browser to remove or reject cookies. However, doing so could affect the functionality of the site and its components which could prevent you from taking full advantage of our service.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Advertising cookies

Google is a third-party vendor on our site. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on our users’ prior visits to our website or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visits to our websites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. Alternatively, users can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content from other websites such as videos, images, articles, etc. These external websites may collect necessary data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

Who do we share your data with

For purposes such as improvement of user experience, website protection, data aggregation for marketing (from our partner advertisers or us), and access to our services, we may share your information with the following parties, as needed:

ONLOOQ Associates: We may share your data with our associates for purposes such as data analysis to improve our site and services.

Third-Party Vendors and Service Providers: We may process and/or share your data with third-party vendors and service providers to help us deliver certain aspects of our services such as fulfilling subscriptions, delivering emails and promotional materials, order fulfillment, payment processing, etc.

Partners: ONLOOQ may partner with retailers or other external companies to offer shopping, games, services, subscriptions, and other opportunities on a co-branded or cross-promotional basis. These transactions may take place either on ONLOOQ or on the partner’s website. In either case, personally identifiable information that you provide in connection with the transaction may be collected directly by or shared by ONLOOQ with the partners, as well as with the sponsors or advertisers of such opportunities.

Analytics Providers: We may share your non-identifiable information with analytics providers to help us analyze aggregate user activities and improve our service.

Advertisers: We may share your non-identifiable information with platforms or third-party digital advertising companies that buy our ad placements to analyze, identify, deliver, and display video advertisements that may be relevant to you.

You can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from members of the Network Advertisers Initiative by going to, and from members of the Digital Advertising Alliance by going to

Social Networks: Using your login credentials from social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, to access ONLOOQ services will allow us to receive information from them in accordance with their corresponding terms and conditions. In return, depending on your selected preferences, we may use these data to access their features. Please check the privacy policy of the relevant social network before using your login credentials on ONLOOQ.

Government agencies, auditors, and legal authorities: We may be legally required to disclose your personal information in any of the following situations:

  • Required by subpoena, law, or other legal processes
  • Required by law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies
  • Necessary to investigate violations or to enforce our contracts, policies, terms, and conditions
  • Necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties
  • Necessary to prevent someone who may be causing injury or interfering with our rights or the rights of our users, associates, and the general public, or using our services in violation of a legal or personal right

Business Transfer or Reorganization: We reserve the right to transfer the information we maintain in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. If we engage in such a sale or transfer, we will make reasonable efforts to direct the recipient to use your personal information in a manner consistent with and assume the rights and obligations in relation thereto in accordance with this Policy. After such a sale or transfer, you may contact the recipient with any inquiries concerning the recipient’s privacy practices.

Publicly available information: When you use certain aspects of our services (e.g., posting comments), the information you provide may be visible to other users. This may include media and personal information that may be seen, downloaded, or spread by other users. Please exercise discretion.

With Your Consent: We may share other information not explicitly stated in this Privacy Policy with third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. For ONLOOQ-registered users, we store their provided information in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete this info at any time (except for non-changeable data like usernames). Website administrators can also see and edit that information, as needed.

What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy policy updates

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as needed. The date of the last update is indicated in the first sentence of this document.