“Personal Information” or “Information” means information that (1) is transferred from the EU/EEA or Switzerland 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.
“Sensitive Personal Information” means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or that concerns an individual’s health.
Adherence to European Union and Swiss Privacy Principles
OwnYourInfo has installed policies and procedures to ensure that it adheres to the U.S. - EU and U.S. - Swiss Privacy Principles.
Disclosure to Law Enforcement
OwnYourInfo may disclose Personal Data, including the data you submit to us, with or without notice (a) if required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order, (b) where required by law, or (c) at our sole discretion, where we deem it necessary to protect the safety of any individual, the general public, or to prevent violation of the rights of OwnYourInfo or any third party.
OwnYourInfo and Its Affiliates
Change of Ownership
In the event of change in ownership, or a direct merger or acquisition with another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of OwnYourInfo User information, including Personal Data, to a separate entity. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you (by posting on our website or issuing an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided when you registered) of any change of ownership; merger or acquisition of OwnYourInfo by a third party, and you may choose to modify any of your registration information at that time.
OwnYourInfo shall inform an individual of the purpose for which it collects and uses the Personal Information and the types of non-agent third parties to which the Company discloses or may disclose that Information. Company shall provide the Individual with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information to the Company, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before the Company uses or discloses the Information for a purpose other than for which is was originally collected.
The Company will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a non-agent 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, OwnYourInfo will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly (opt in) consent to the disclosure of their information to a non-agent third party or the use of their information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
3. Onward Transfers to Agents
OwnYourInfo will obtain assurances from its agents that they will safeguard personal information consistent 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, being subject to EU Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive), Safe Harbor certification by the agent, or being subject to another European Commission adequacy finding. Where OwnYourInfo has knowledge that an agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner contrary to this Policy, OwnYourInfo will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure.
4. Data Security
OwnYourInfo shall take reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. OwnYourInfo 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. OwnYourInfo cannot guarantee the security of Information on or transmitted via the Internet.
5. Data Integrity
OwnYourInfo 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, OwnYourInfo shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.
Upon request, OwnYourInfo will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them. In addition, OwnYourInfo will take reasonable steps to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.
Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of personal information should be directed to OwnYourInfo at the address given below. OwnYourInfo will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure or personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy.
OwnYourInfo has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism when necessary. OwnYourInfo uses the Better Business Bureau EU Safe Harbor program (http://www.bbb.org/us/european-dispute-resolution/) to resolve such disputes.
Information Subject to Other Policies
Re: US/EU or US/Swiss Safe Harbor
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Houston, TX 77040