Thank you for visiting the official website of the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI).

The UP ISSI website is owned and operated by the University of the Philippines and the Institute for Small-Scale Industries. It is provided as a service to the Filipino entrepreneur and the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector in the Philippines as well as foreign entities that are interested in entrepreneurship promotion and MSME development in the Philippines.

By using the whole UP ISSI website or parts of it through accessing information, materials, and data contained within the website, the user hereby agrees to accept the following terms and conditions contained in this ULSA.

Terms of Use

In visiting the UP ISSI website, the user agrees not to use it 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 ULSA.

Intellectual Property (IP) Policy

All materials contained in the UP ISSI website, including but not limited to the site design, news articles, photographic images, and the UP ISSI logo are protected by copyright laws. Unless otherwise specified, all contents in the UP ISSI website are copyrighted property of the University of the Philippines and the Institute for Small-Scale Industries.

Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information and Usage of Data

Visitors and users of the UP ISSI website are advised that information contained within the website is assumed to be accurate. However, errors can occur even with computer-generated information. UP ISSI 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 on.

The contents of this website are provided for information purposes only. UP ISSI does not accept any liability 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 website. The user shall have sole responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the site’s contents.

If the information in the official printed documents of UP ISSI differs from the information contained in this website, the information in the official printed documents will take precedence.

The information posted in this website may be quoted or reproduced in whole or in part provided that UP ISSI is duly informed or credited. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the expressed or written consent of the Institute.

Although UP ISSI’s Information Technology and Enterprise Innovation Division 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 UP ISSI Website

The UP ISSI website contains hyperlinks to external websites not controlled, maintained, or regulated by UP ISSI. These links are provided for the user’s reference and convenience only. UP ISSI 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 UP ISSI.

Conversely, external websites hyperlinking to the UP ISSI website do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Institute 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, she/he has left the UP ISSI website 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 UP ISSI website have passed through a predetermined screening process before being allowed to be posted in the website.

In general, other websites may link to the UP ISSI website with prior acknowledgment and approval from the Institute. UP ISSI must be explicitly identified and duly credited as the source of information displayed. Further, the contents of the UP ISSI website 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 UP ISSI website in the Internet, UP ISSI uses special computer programs for monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or cause damage to the UP ISSI website. 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 the UP ISSI website, 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, UP ISSI makes no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. UP ISSI only uses raw monitoring data for logs to determine usage trends and diagnose system or site problems.

Online Payments and Transactions

In the advent of online payments and related transactions, UP ISSI shall safeguard the user’s personal information by using industry-standard data encryption technology designed to ensure the privacy of the user’s credit card information, name, address, e-mail, and other information provided to the UP ISSI website. This is to provide the user with a secure online experience within the UP ISSI website.


As a condition for the use of this website, the user or anyone linking to it agrees to indemnify the UP ISSI 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 ULSA.


This ULSA is governed by the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. The user or anyone linking to the UP ISSI website consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. The user/s of the UP ISSI website 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. Republic Act (RA) No. 8792, otherwise known as the Philippine Electronic Commerce Act of 2000, and RA 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 shall fully apply.

Questions, Suggestions, Comments

In the interest of improving the delivery of public service through this website, UP ISSI reserves the right to update or modify this site, its contents without prior notice.

Users are advised to forward to the website administrator any questions, suggestions, or comments about this ULSA, as well as any complaints or notification of any copyrighted or patented materials relating to this website or anyone linking to it.

Written 20 September 2011.  Last updated 21 June 2016.