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PRIVACY SHIELD POLICY

Applied Information Group complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.  Applied Information Group has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.  If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

As a third-party processor, Applied Information Group will not collect personal information directly from consumers in the European Economic Area (EEA).  Applied Information Group will only process personal information in the manner agreed to with our customer, or at the direct instruction of our customer. We also may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

 

DEFINITIONS

“Personal Information” or “Information” means information that (1) is transferred from the EU to the United States; (2) is recorded in any form; (3) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (4) can be linked to that individual.

As a general matter, Applied Information Group collects the following types of Personal Information from its Customers: contact information (including, a contact person’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number).

PRINCIPALS

Notice

Applied Information Group notifies Customers about its adherence to the Privacy Shield principles through its publicly posted website privacy policy, available at:
http://www.appliedinfogroup.com/oa/html/privacy_policy_privacyshield.asp


Choice

Applied Information Group will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. For Sensitive Personal Information, Applied Information Group will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively or explicitly (opt out) consent to the disclosure of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Applied Information Group shall treat Sensitive Personal Information received from an individual the same as the individual would treat and identify it as Sensitive Personal Information.

Accountability for Onward Transfers

 

Prior to disclosing Personal Information to a third party, Applied Information Group shall ensure that any third party for which Personal Information may be disclosed subscribes to the Principles or are subject to law providing the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Principles and agree in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Applied Information Group is potentially liable.

Security

Applied Information Group shall take reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Applied Information Group has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. Company cannot guarantee the security of Information on or transmitted via the Internet.

Data Integrity

Applied Information Group shall only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Applied Information Group shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.

Access

Applied Information Group shall only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Applied Information Group shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.


Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability

Company uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the Principles. Applied Information Group is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, Applied Information Group commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.  European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Applied Information Group at:

Applied Information Group Software
Privacy Resolution Department
100 Market St
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

To file a complaint/inquiry:
The DMA Privacy Shield Program Consumer Complaint Form


Applied Information Group has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to the DMA Privacy Shield Program. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, email the DMA at privacyshield@the-dma.org or by mail at:

Privacy Shield Line
Direct Marketing Assocation
1615 L St, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-955-0085

Or Please visit this page for more information and to file a complaint. Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.

Amendments

This privacy policy may be amended from time to time consistent with the requirements of the Privacy Shield. We will post any revised policy on this website.