US-EU Safe Harbor Certification
Safe Harbor Declarations for Fpweb.net
- Fpweb.net LC adheres to the Safe Harbor privacy principles
- Independent recourse mechanism to investigate unresolved complaints is available via EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
- Safe Harbor questions, complaints, access requests or any other issues arising under Safe Harbor may be addressed to email@example.com
Fpweb.net LC (Fpweb.net) complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Fpweb.net has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.
To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Fpweb.net's Safe Harbor Certification, please visit www.export.gov.
Safe Harbor certifies that Fpweb.net meets these privacy protection standards. This means that all Fpweb.net customer data is pre-certified to move freely in and out of European Union (EU) countries, making the connection with these countries more time and cost efficient.
The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union nations that do not meet the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. While the United States and the European Union (EU) both share the goal of enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, the United States and the European Union take differing approaches.
In order to bridge these different privacy approaches and provide a streamlined means for US organizations to comply with the Directive, the US Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission developed a "Safe Harbor" framework. The Safe Harbor - approved by the EU in July of 2000 - is an important way for US companies to avoid experiencing interruptions in their business dealings with the EU or facing prosecution by European authorities under European privacy laws. Certifying to the Safe Harbor will assure that EU organizations know that your company provides "adequate" privacy protection, as defined by the Directive.
The Safe Harbor provides a number of important benefits to US and EU firms. Benefits for US organizations participating in the safe harbor will include:
- All 27 Member States of the European Union will be bound by the European Commission’s finding of adequacy
- Companies participating in the safe harbor will be deemed adequate and data flows to those companies will continue;
- Member State requirements for prior approval of data transfers either will be waived or approval will be automatically granted
- Claims brought by European citizens against US companies will be heard in the US subject to limited exceptions.