Tasseologic complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Tasseologic has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles (the “U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Principles”) and frequently asked questions (collectively the “U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework”) to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EU to the United States. The EEA also has recognized the U.S. Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection. The United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland have agreed on a similar set of data protection principles (the “U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles”) and frequently asked questions (collectively the “U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework) to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under Swiss law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from Switzerland to the United States. Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, Tasseologic adheres to the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles (hereinafter “Safe Harbor Principles”).
For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:
“Agent” means any third party that collects or uses Personal Information under the instructions of Tasseologic and solely for Tasseologic’s Clients, or to which Tasseologic discloses personal information for use on behalf of Tasseologic’s Clients.
“Tasseologic” means Tasseologic, Inc., its successors, subsidiaries, divisions and groups in the United States.
“Clients” are companies that are customers of Tasseologic that interact with or market to Consumers.
“Consumer” means an individual located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
“Personal Information” means any information or set of information that identifies or is used by or on behalf of Tasseologic to identify an individual. Personal information does not include information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public personal information.
“Sensitive Personal Information” means personal information that reveals race, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, or that concerns health or sex life. In addition, Tasseologic will treat as Sensitive Personal Information any information received from a third party where that third party treats and identifies the information as sensitive.
The privacy principles in this Policy are based on the Safe Harbor Principles.
- Tasseologic does not directly interact with Consumers. Instead, Tasseologic provides services for its Clients.
- Tasseologic does not collect, store, or accept Sensitive Personal Information pertaining to Consumers.
- Occasionally Tasseologic utilizes services provided by Agents who will have access to Personal Information in order to provide services to you on Tasseologic Client’s behalf. Agents are not permitted to use your Personal Information for their own purposes, and Tasseologic requires its Agents to subscribe to the Safe Harbor Principles.
- Where Tasseologic receives Personal Information from its Clients, Tasseologic will use and disclose such information only in accordance with the notices provided by such Clients and the choices made by the Consumers to whom such Personal Information relates.
CHOICE: Tasseologic will offer Consumers the opportunity to choose (opt-in) whether their Personal Information is (a) to be disclosed to a non-Agent third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the Consumer. Tasseologic will provide Consumers with reasonable mechanisms to exercise their choices.
DATA INTEGRITY: Tasseologic will use Personal Information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the Consumer. Tasseologic will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current. Tasseologic will only collect and store Personal Information that is relevant to fulfill the purpose of the request and will retain such information no longer than appropriate to fulfill the purpose of that request.
TRANSFERS TO AGENTS: Tasseologic will obtain assurances from its Agents that they will safeguard personal information consistently with this Policy. Examples of appropriate assurances that may be provided by Agents include: a contract obligating the Agent to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the relevant Safe Harbor Principles or Safe Harbor certification. Where Tasseologic has knowledge that an Agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner contrary to this Policy, Tasseologic will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION: Upon request, Tasseologic will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them. In addition, Tasseologic will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. These requests can be made by contacting Tasseologic’s Safe Harbor Officer via phone, email, or mail using the contact information provided below.
SECURITY: Tasseologic will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
ENFORCEMENT: Tasseologic will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee that Tasseologic determines intentionally violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of personal information should be directed to Tasseologic’s Safe Harbor Officer at the address given below. Tasseologic will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy. For complaints that cannot be resolved between Tasseologic and the complainant, Tasseologic agrees to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the DMA Safe Harbor Program for dispute resolution pursuant to the Safe Harbor Principles.
If you are not completely satisfied with our safe harbor compliance efforts, please contact the DMA Safe Harbor Program for dispute resolution:
Safe Harbor LineDirect Marketing Association
1615 L Street, NW – Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
LIMITATIONS ON APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES
Adherence by Tasseologic to these Safe Harbor Principles may be limited (a) to the extent required or permitted by law or legal process, such as to respond to or investigate a legal or ethical obligation or request or pursuant to court orders, subpoenas, interrogatories or similar directive carrying the force of law; and (b) to the extent expressly permitted by an applicable law, rule or regulation.
Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be directed to Tasseologic’s Safe Harbor Officer using one of the following methods:
2233 Lakeway Dr.
Keller, TX 76248-8391
This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the requirements of the Safe Harbor Principles. A notice will be posted on the Tasseologic web page https://tasseologic.com/ for 60 days whenever this Policy is changed in a material way.
October 6, 2015