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  • Acceptance of Terms

    The Center of International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) welcomes you to its official website. Referred to as the CITEM Portal, the official website is owned and operated by CITEM under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Republic of the Philippines. The services that this Portal provides you are subject to the following Terms of Use (TOU). CITEM reserves the right to update the TOU at any time without notice.

    By using the whole Portal or parts of it through accessing information, materials, and data contained within the Portal, the user hereby agrees to accept the following terms and conditions contained in this TOU. Moreover, the user agrees not to use it and/or any of its contents for any unlawful activity, or use it in any way that would violate any of the terms and conditions stated in this TOU. Unless otherwise specified, the services in the CITEM Portal are for your personal and non- commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer or sell any information or services obtained from the Portal.

  • Intellectual Property Policy

    All materials contained in the Portal, including but not limited to the site design, news articles, directories, photographic images, and the DTI logo are protected by copyright laws. Unless otherwise specified, all contents in the portal are copyrighted property of CITEM and/or the government of the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information and Usage of Data

    Visitors and users of the Portal are advised that information contained within the Portal is assumed to be accurate. However, errors can occur even with computer- generated information. CITEM makes no representation regarding the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of such information and data, or that such information and data will be error-free. Visitors are encouraged to review the official version of all documents on which they plan to rely.

    The contents of this Portal are provided for information and transparency purposes only. CITEM shall not be liable to any person for the direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use or misuse of any information provided in this Portal. The user shall have sole responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the Portal's contents.

    If the information on CITEM's official printed documents differs from the information contained on the Portal, the information on CITEM's official printed documents will take precedence.

    The information posted on the Portal may be quoted or reproduced in whole or in part provided that CITEM is duly informed and/or credited. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the expressed or written consent of CITEM.

    Although the CITEM Portal Team tries to ensure broken links do not exist, links to other Internet sites may have changed. If you encounter broken links, please report immediately to the website administrator for proper action.

  • Linkages with the Portal

    The Portal contains hyperlinks to external websites not controlled, maintained, or regulated by CITEM. These links are provided for the user's reference and convenience only. CITEM is not responsible for the contents of those websites and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access to those websites. Use of the hyperlinks and access to such linked websites are entirely the user's voluntary choice and responsibility.

    These external websites and their references to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise, do not constitute or imply endorsement, association, recommendation, or favoring by the Portal and CITEM. Conversely, external websites hyperlinking to the Portal do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by CITEM for these sites and their references to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise. It is understood that when the user hyperlinks to an external site, s/he has left the Portal and is now subject to the privacy policy of the new site and the information collected or used on the said site.

    All the hyperlinked sites shown in the Portal have passed through a predetermined screening process before being allowed to be posted in the Portal. This process is defined in the DTI Portal Implementing Rules and Regulations supporting DTI Department Order 47, Series of 2004.

    In general, other websites may link to this Portal with prior acknowledgment and approval from CITEM. CITEM must be explicitly identified and duly credited as the source of information displayed. Furthermore, the contents of the Portal must be presented in the host site without any alterations. For details in creating linkages, contact the website administrator.

  • Intrusion Detection and Security

    For security purposes and constant availability of the Portal in the Web, CITEM uses special software programs for monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or cause damage to the Portal. These programs collect no information that would directly identify individuals, but they do collect information that could help identify someone attempting to tamper with this website.

    If you use this system or Portal, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system or Site expressly consents to such monitoring. This serves as a WARNING that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence or information of criminal or suspicious activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials without any prior oral or written notice to the suspected user.

    Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, CITEM makes no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. CITEM only uses raw monitoring data for logs to determine usage trends and diagnose system or Portal problems.

  • Indemnity

    As a condition of the Portal use, the user and/or anyone linking to it agrees to indemnify the CITEM against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney's fees and court costs) and damages arising out of claims, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach of the terms and conditions stated in this TOU.

  • Jurisdiction

    This TOU is governed by the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. The user and/or anyone linking to the Portal consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. The user/s of the Portal and/or anyone linking to it in jurisdictions of the courts outside of the Republic of the Philippines consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippine Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 (Republic Act 8792) shall fully apply.

  • Privacy Policy

    CITEM strongly adheres to the Data Privacy Act of 2012 which states "to protect the fundamental human right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth."

    By using this website, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. We may be updating this policy from time to time. We encourage users to frequently check back on this page.

    Should you be required to provide personal information such as your name and email address for, e.g., subscriptions or correspondence, that information will only be used for that purpose. We collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site and subscribe to our newsletter, send feedback, or post comments. We do all that we can to protect these personal information and will never pass on individual information to third parties.

    Our newsletters and e-cards are automatically generated e-mail messages, sent from an unmonitored e-mail box. Privileged and confidential information may be contained in these messages. If you are not the intended recipient of these messages, you may not use, copy, disclose, forward or distribute the contents of this message to any entity. The views, opinions, and other information expressed in this message are those of the sender's and do not necessarily reflect the views of this Agency. The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. Before opening any attachment, please check them for viruses and defects.

    To continue receiving emails from us, please add us to your contact list. In this way, we also would avoid that our emails go directly to your spam mail. If you have additional inquiries, please send your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Questions, Suggestions, Comments

    In the interest of improving the delivery of public service through the Web, CITEM reserves the right to update or modify the Portal and/or its contents without prior notice.

    Users are advised to forward to the website administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any questions, suggestions, or comments about this TOU, as well as any complaints or notification of any copyrighted or patented materials relating to this Portal and/or anyone linking to it.