Last Updated: May 20, 2019
Seated Inc. (“Seated”, “we”, “our” or “us”) has subscribed to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (collectively, “Privacy Shield”). Seated adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles including the Supplemental Principles, (collectively, the “Privacy Shield Principles”) for Personal Data received from entities in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) and Switzerland.
If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Shield Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles as concerns the Personal Data received under the Privacy Shield, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern to the extent of the conflict. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program visit www.privacyshield.gov, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.
Privacy Shield Principles
Notice and Choice
In its role as a controller and as required by applicable law, Seated generally offers individuals in the EU and Switzerland (together: “EEA/CH Consumers”) the opportunity to choose whether their Personal Data may be (i) disclosed to third-party controllers or (ii) used for a purpose that is materially different from the purposes for which the information was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the relevant EEA/CH Consumer. To the extent required by the Privacy Shield Principles, Seated obtains opt-in consent for certain uses and disclosures of sensitive data. EEA/CH Consumers may contact Seated as indicated below regarding the Seated’s use or disclosure of their Personal Data. Unless Seated offers EEA/CH Consumers an appropriate choice, Seated uses Personal Data only for purposes that are materially the same as those indicated in this Policy.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
We only collect Personal Data that is relevant to providing our Services. We process Personal Data compatible with us providing the Services or as otherwise notified to you. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data received under the Privacy Shield is needed for Seated’s Services, accurate, complete, and current.
Accountability for Onward Transfers
Except as permitted or required by applicable law and in accordance with Seated’s role as a controller or processor, Seated provides EEA/CH Consumers with an opportunity to opt out of sharing their Personal Data with third-party controllers. Seated requires third-party controllers to whom it discloses the Personal Data of EEA/CH Consumers to contractually agree to (a) only process the Personal Data for limited and specified purposes consistent with the consent provided by the relevant EEA/CH Consumer, (b) provide the same level of protection for Personal Data as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles, and (c) notify Seated and cease processing Personal Data (or take other reasonable and appropriate remedial steps) if the third-party controller determines that it cannot meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection for Personal Data as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles.
We may also need to disclose Personal Data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, for law enforcement or national security reasons, or when such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding or court order, or when otherwise required by law. We do not offer an opportunity to opt out from this category of disclosure.
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and the risks involved in processing that information.
Access to Personal Data
Recourse, Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles,Seated commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Seated at the address listed below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles.
Seated has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, which provides an independent third-party dispute resolution body based in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or 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.
A binding arbitration option may also be available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means. Seated is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).
Seated commits to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner and comply with the advice given with regard to human resources data transferred from the EU or Switzerland in the context of the employment relationship.
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Shield Policy, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or please write to the following address:
217 Bowery 5A
New York, NY 10002
Attention: Seated Privacy Team
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