Topaz International Privacy Policy


Topaz International Privacy Policy

Topaz International, Ltd. is the global leader of auditing services to the corporate travel industry. We are committed to protecting the privacy of both our corporate clients and their travelers by exercising complete data confidentiality. Topaz is dedicated to the protection of data for our clients, and will not sell, distribute, release or provide any client specific data, including but not limited to traveler name, addresses, credit card numbers or any personal information.

Topaz International complies with the EU Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. Topaz International has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Topaz International's certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

We have no intentions on ever transferring any personal information in entirety or partial form to any third party. As a company we never transfer any information to any third party.

As part of the comprehensive policy of these privacy standards, we provide the following promises to each of our clients:

a) Notice: If we were to collect any personal information, we will provide timely and appropriate notice describing what personal information we are collecting, how we will use it, and any third parties we will be sharing this information with.

b) Choice: We will always give you choices about the ways we use and share your personal information, and we will respect and follow the choices you make.

c) Relevance: While we have no intentions of collecting any information, if we do, it will only be what we fully disclose to you and what we obtain your approval to collect.

d) Retention: While we have no plans to retain any personal information, we will communicate and mutually agree upon the time we will retain any personal information.

e) Accuracy: We will take all appropriate steps to make sure that any information we retain is accurate, however we have no plans to retain any personal information.

f) Access: We will provide ways to access your personal information, as required by law, so you can correct inaccuracies.

g) Security: We will take extensive measures to protect any personal information, including but not limited to physical, technical and organizational measures, to protect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alternation and destruction.

h) Enforcement: We subject ourselves to FTC enforcement.

i) Arbitration: In the event of a dispute, we allow binding arbitration. Additionally, in some scenarios, individuals may have the right to invoke binding arbitration before the joint EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Panel.

j) Personal Information: We are required to disclose personal information to government authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Topaz International uses a self-assessment approach to ensure compliance, and will resolve any dispute internally. If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, Topaz has selected ICDR/AAA as our independent recourse mechanism (http://info.adr.org/safeharbor).

Cookies and other technologies we use

We use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyse customer behaviour, administer the website, track users’ movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to personalise and enhance your experience with us.

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
  • Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalised features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
  • Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
  • Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed to the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

For any information or questions regarding this policy, please contact us directly at:

Bradley J Seitz
President
Topaz International
PO Box 1350
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Policy Updated September 21, 2016

Save Your Company Money

We perform audits for companies of any size – let's talk today.

Start Saving Money

See What We Can Do

Read examples of how we've helped other companies.

View Case Studies

Hear It From The Experts

See what advice and news our experts have to offer.

View Our Blog