Safe Harbor Statement
Blue Bite complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Blue Bite has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.
About the Safe Harbor
The “U.S.-EU Safe Harbor” program was established cooperatively by the United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission in 2000. This program sets forth the principles for the transfer of personal information from the European Union (“EU”) to companies operating in the United States. The “U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor” program was established cooperatively by the United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland in 2009. This program sets forth the principles for the transfer of personal information from Switzerland to companies operating in the United States.
Participation in the Safe Harbor programs is voluntary for companies operating in the United States. Companies participating in the Safe Harbor programs annually self-certify compliance with privacy standards adopted by the EU Commission and Switzerland and the United States Department of Commerce.
This Safe Harbor Statement governs personal information transferred from countries in the EU and Switzerland to the United States and in connection with Blue Bite business activities.
For the purpose of Safe Harbor, “personal information” shall mean any information which may, directly or indirectly, identify or lead to the identification of a person. Personal information shall include, but is not limited to, an individual’s name, address, email address, telephone number, government identification number, license numbers of any kind, or photographs. Personal information shall not include information that is anonymous, stripped of identifying details, encoded or encrypted, or aggregated. Personal information also shall not include any information that is publicly available, except where such public information is supplemented with non-public, personally identifying information.
Safe Harbor Privacy Principles
The following principles form the core of the Safe Harbor programs:
Notice. Any personal information received by Blue Bite in connection with its business is provided voluntarily by persons having “ownership” of such information. Blue Bite provides persons with an explanation about the types of information collected or maintained, how such information is maintained and protected, and how to contact Blue Bite to request review, correction or deletion of such information. Personal information is never disclosed to a third party without consent of the affected individual(s).
In certain limited cases and only where authorized by Safe Harbor principles, Blue Bite may be unable to provide notice of disclosure of personal information to affected person(s). For example, Safe Harbor principles do not require notice where disclosure of personal information is required to comply with a court or other valid government order or inquiry, where applicable laws or regulations waive notice requirements, or where protection of legitimate Blue Bite legal interests would be compromised by notice.
Choice. Blue Bite will not use any personal information collected from or about covered individuals for any purpose not authorized by the individual. For the purpose of this section, voluntary provision of personal information in connection with the performance of certain activities will constitute authorization as will a written statement granting permission to use or disclose information for certain stated purposes. Individuals may contact Blue Bite at any time to inquire about the types of personal information Blue Bite currently maintains and to request either changes in authorized uses or deletion of their personal information from Blue Bite records.
Data Integrity. Blue Bite strives to ensure that any personal information collected or maintained about covered individuals is complete, accurate and reliable for the purposes for which the information was obtained or authorized.
Transfers to Third Parties. Blue Bite does not share personal information collected with any third parties without consent.
Access and Correction. Covered individuals may contact Blue Bite in writing to request reasonable access to their personal information. Blue Bite will take reasonable steps to allow such individuals to review, correct or request deletion of their personal information.
Security. Blue Bite has implemented a variety commercially reasonable physical security and information technology measures to protect personal information. Such security measures are supplemented by operational procedures and staff training. Blue Bite safeguards information according to established security standards and periodically assesses new technology for methods of protecting information. However, the Company cannot guarantee the security of personal information.
Enforcement. Blue Bite has established internal management practices and policies to support the Safe harbor principles. Blue Bite encourages covered individuals with concerns about its information management practices to contact Blue Bite at the address below. Blue Bite also has agreed to participate in dispute resolution programs provided by the Better Business Bureau.
Limitation on Scope of Principles
Blue Bite will take all reasonable steps to comply with Safe Harbor principles and this policy. Strict compliance with Safe Harbor or these policies may be limited in certain cases and as required to meet legal, governmental or national security obligations. Information about limitations is set forth in the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor website.
Safe Harbor Complaint Resolution
Blue Bite, LLC
377 Park Ave S. 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10016
+1 (866) 523-3070
Attn: Safe Harbor
Blue Bite has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint.
Changes to This Safe Harbor Statement
This privacy statement may be amended consistent with the requirements of Safe Harbor. If you would like a copy of this Safe Harbor Statement in a permanent form please print a copy for your records. When we do update the Safe Harbor Statement, we will also revise the “Last Updated” date.
To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.