Faststream USA Safe Harbor Privacy Policy

As a recruitment company Faststream Recruitment Inc. processes personal data in relation to its own staff, work-seekers and individual client contacts. This Safe Harbor Privacy Policy sets forth the privacy principles Faststream Recruitment Inc. follows with respect to transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the United States.

 

SAFE HARBOR

The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EEA to the United States (the "U.S.-EU Safe Harbor"). The EEA also has recognized the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection (OJ L 45, 15.2.2001, p.47). Faststream Recruitment Inc. adheres to the principles set forth in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor (the “Safe Harbor Principles”).

 

SCOPE

This Safe Harbor Privacy Policy applies to all personal information received by Faststream Recruitment Inc. in the United States from the EEA, in any format, including electronic, paper or verbal.

 

DEFINITIONS

For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:

 “Faststream Recruitment Inc.” means Faststream Recruitment Inc., its subsidiaries, divisions and groups in the United States.

“Personal information” means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of Faststream Recruitment Inc. 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, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, views or activities that concerns health or sex life, information about social security benefits, or information on criminal or administrative proceedings and sanctions other than in the context of pending proceedings. In addition, Faststream Recruitment Inc. will treat as sensitive personal information any information received from a third party where that third party treats and identifies the information as sensitive.

 

PRIVACY PRINCIPLES

The privacy principles in this Policy have been developed based on the Safe Harbor Principles.

 

NOTICE: Where Faststream Recruitment Inc. collects personal information directly from individuals in the EEA, we will inform them about the purposes for which we collect and use personal information about them, the types of third parties to which Faststream Recruitment Inc. discloses that information, the choices and means, if any, we offer individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of personal information about them, and how to contact us. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide personal information to us, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before we use or disclose the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.Where Faststream Recruitment Inc. receives personal information from its subsidiaries, affiliates or other entities in the EEA, it will use and disclose such information in accordance with the notices provided by such entities and the choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates.

 

CHOICE: Faststream Recruitment Inc. will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether their personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a 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 individual.

In the normal course of business there should be no need for Faststream Recruitment Inc. to collect sensitive personal information.  However, should the need arise, we will seek permission from individual thus giving them the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly (opt-in) to the disclosure of the information to a third party or the use of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

Faststream Recruitment Inc. will provide individuals with reasonable mechanisms to exercise their choices.

 

DATA INTEGRITY: Faststream Recruitment Inc. will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

 

ONWARD TRANSFERS: Faststream Recruitment Inc. will obtain assurances from its third parties that they will safeguard personal information consistently with this Policy. Third parties must either subscribe to the Safe Harbor principles, be subject to the Data Protection Directive or enter into a written agreement to provide the equivalent level of privacy protection. Where Faststream Recruitment Inc. has knowledge that a third party is using or disclosing personal information in a manner contrary to this Policy, we will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure.

 

ACCESS: Upon request, Faststream Recruitment Inc. will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.

 

SECURITY: Faststream Recruitment Inc. will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

 

DATA INTEGRITY: Faststream Recruitment Inc. will take reasonable steps to ensure that data is accurate, up-to-date and relevant and reliable for its intended use.

 

ENFORCEMENT: Faststream Recruitment Inc. will conduct regular reviews of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee that Faststream Recruitment Inc. determines is in violation of 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 Faststream Recruitment Inc. at the address given below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information by reference to the principles contained in this Policy. For complaints that cannot be resolved between Faststream Recruitment Inc. and the complainant, we have agreed to participate in the following dispute resolution procedures in the investigation and resolution of complaints to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Principles:

       1. for disputes involving personal information received by Faststream Recruitment Inc. from the EEA, we have agreed to cooperate with the data protection authorities in the EEA and to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the European data protection authorities;

 

LIMITATION ON APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES

Adherence by Faststream Recruitment Inc to these Safe Harbor Principles may be limited (a) to the extent required to respond to a legal or ethical obligation; (b) to the extent necessary to meet national security, public interest or law enforcement obligations; and (c) to the extent expressly permitted by an applicable law, rule or regulation.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to Faststream Recruitment Inc in writing to:

US Managing Director

Faststream Recruitment Inc.

100 NE Third Avenue, Suite 605

Fort Lauderdale,

FL 33301

Or by e-mail to info@faststream.com

 

CHANGES TO THIS SAFE HARBOR PRIVACY POLICY

This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the requirements of the Safe Harbor Principles.