Privacy & Safe Harbor
Date: 8/24/2009 - Safe Harbor Privacy StatementFORENSICS CONSULTING SOLUTIONS, LLC (FCS) ) participates in the Safe Harbor program and adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union. The following privacy principles apply to our collection, use, and disclosure of personal data from the European Economic Area. Notice: FCS enters into e-discovery agreements with its clients in the EU, which may include the processing of information relating to their clients' customers and employees. In these agreements, the EU client agrees and recognizes that it is the 'data controller' for the purposes of data protection legislation. This means that our clients in possession of data originating from the EU are responsible for complying with the data protection legislation in the relevant Member State national law before it sends its customer data to, or requests data collection by, FCS for processing in the United States. Data collected by FCS in any EU member state will only be transferred to the United States upon requests by the client and written consent given by the data subject. Any data processed by FCS is only disclosed to third parties, other than those referenced in the “Onward Transfer” section, at the request and direction of its European client as the data controller, or when required by law. FCS has a Compliance Manager who is responsible for the internal supervision of FCS privacy policies. FCS also has technicians to handle data security. FCS educates its employees about compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles and has self-assessment procedures in place to ensure its compliance.FCS adheres to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce. FCS does not use customer data for any purpose incompatible with those purposes authorized in its client agreements. Sensitive information is not stored except as directed by FCS clients who own the data and does not transfer to third parties except as authorized by client. Choice: Where FCS collects personal information directly from individuals within the European Economic Area, FCS will offer the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their personal information is:
- a) To be disclosed to a non-agent third-party or
b) Can be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual or corporation.
c) For sensitive personal information, FCS will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly (opt in) consent if the information is to be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
d) FCS will provide individuals with reasonable mechanisms to exercise their choice should circumstances arise.