Genius SIS, Inc. Privacy Shield
Genius SIS, Inc. (also referred to here as Genius SIS) complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information received from the European Union. Genius SIS have certified that they adhere to the Privacy Shield principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity and purpose limitation, access, and recourse, enforcement and liability (“Principles”). If there is any conflict between the policies in this Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Principles shall govern. To learn more about Privacy Shield, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce Privacy Shield website: https://www.privacyshield.gov/. For more information regarding our Privacy Shield certification, please see: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.
This Policy applies to any personal information received by Genius SIS from the European Union in reliance on Privacy Shield.
2.Collection and Use of Personal Data
3.Right to Access Personal Data
EU individuals have the right to reasonable access to the personal information that we hold. On request, we will also take reasonable steps to correct, update, amend or delete any information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate, except where the burden or expense of doing so would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy in the case in question or where the rights of third parties would be violated. Where we process personal information on behalf of an Institution, we will direct any individual requests for access or to limit use or disclosure to the Institution, and we will work with such Institution in complying with such requests in accordance with applicable law and our obligations under Privacy Shield.
4.Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
Genius SIS will process personal information in a manner that is compatible with and relevant to the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by individuals. Where we receive personal information from an Institution, it shall be the Institution that determines those purposes. To the extent necessary for those purposes, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.
5.Jurisdiction and Enforcement
As part of participating in Privacy Shield, Genius SIS is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the US Federal Trade Commission.
Genius SIS may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
7.Transfers to Third Parties
Genius SIS may transfer personal information to certain third parties. Where Genius SIS transfers personal information to a third party, will take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure the third party processes personal information for limited and specified purposes and in a manner consistent with Genius SIS’s Privacy Shield obligations. Where the transfer is to a third-party agent acting on our behalf, Genius SIS may be liable if such third parties fail to meet those obligations, and we are responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
In Compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Genius SIS commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Genius SIS at [email protected] Genius SIS has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, of if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield for more information or to file a complaint. The services of JAMS are provided at no cost to you.
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 complaint directly with Genius SIS and provided us the opportunity to resolve the issue; (2) made use of the independent dispute resolution 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. Please see the Privacy Shield website for further information: https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=C-Pre-Arbitration-Requirements