Last Updated: September 27, 2023
Avetta recognizes that the EEA, the UK, and Switzerland have established strict protections regarding the handling of Personal Data, including requirements to provide adequate protection for Personal Data transferred outside of the EEA, the UK, and Switzerland. To provide adequate protection for certain Personal Data about individuals received in the US from the EEA, the UK, and Switzerland, Avetta has elected to self-certify to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (“EU-US DPF”), the UK Extension to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (“UK Extension to the EU-US DPF”), and the Swiss-US Data Privacy Framework (“Swiss-US DPF,” together with “EU-US DPF” and “UK Extension to the EU-US DPF,” “DPF”) administered by the US Department of Commerce. Avetta adheres to the Data Privacy Framework Principles (“DPF Principles”) of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability.
For purposes of enforcing compliance with the DPF program, Avetta is subject to the investigatory and enforcement authority of the US Federal Trade Commission. For more information about the DPF program, see the US Department of Commerce’s Data Privacy Framework website located at: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/. To review Avetta’s representation on the Data Privacy Framework List, see the US Department of Commerce’s Data Privacy Framework self-certification list located at: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/participant-search.
Personal Data Collection and Use
Avetta will only process Personal Data in ways that are compatible with the purpose that Avetta collected it for, or for purposes the individual later authorizes. Before we use your Personal Data for a purpose that is materially different than the purpose we collected it for or that you later authorized, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt out. Avetta maintains reasonable procedures to help ensure that Personal Data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
If we collect sensitive Personal Data, we will obtain your opt-in consent where the DPF requires, including if we disclose your sensitive Personal Data to third parties, or before we use your sensitive Personal Data for a different purpose than we collected it for or than you later authorized.
Data Transfers to Third Parties
Except for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations to our customers, Avetta does not transfer Personal Data to any third party for their own use. In the event that such transfers occur in the future, we will only disclose your Personal Data where you have not opted-out of such disclosures, or in the case of sensitive Personal Data, where you have opted-in if the DPF requires consent. We will also enter into written contracts with such third parties requiring them to provide the same level of protection for Personal Data the DPF requires. We also limit their use of your Personal Data so that it is consistent with any consent you have provided and with the notices you have received.
If we transfer your Personal Data to one of our affiliated entities within our corporate group, we will take steps to ensure that your Personal Data is protected with the same level of protection the DPF requires.
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Avetta maintains reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction in accordance with the DPF.
You may have the right to access the Personal Data that we hold about you and to request that we correct, amend, or delete it if it is inaccurate or processed in violation of the DPF. These access rights may not apply in some cases, including where providing access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances or where it would violate the rights of someone other than the individual requesting access. If you would like to request access to, correction, amendment, or deletion of your Personal Data, you can submit a written request to the contact information provided below. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity. In some circumstances we may charge a reasonable fee for access to your information.
Complaints and Dispute Resolution
You can direct any questions or complaints about the use or disclosure of your Personal Data to us at [email protected]. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints or disputes regarding the use or disclosure of your Personal Data within 45 days of receiving your complaint.
If you have any unresolved complaints, please contact, free of charge, the US-based independent dispute resolution provider, JAMS, at https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-data-privacy-framework.
You may have the option to select binding arbitration for the resolution of your complaint under certain circumstances, provided you have taken the following steps: (1) raised your compliant directly with Avetta and provided us the opportunity to resolve the issue; (2) made use of the independent recourse mechanism identified above; and (3) raised the issue through the relevant data protection authority and allowed the US Department of Commerce an opportunity to resolve the complaint at no cost to you. For more information on binding arbitration, see US Department of Commerce’s Data Privacy Framework Principles Annex I: Arbitral Model.
Changes To This Policy
We reserve the right to amend this Policy from time to time consistent with the DPF program’s requirements.