Safe Harbor Policy Statement

U.S.-EU Safe Harbor

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a judgment declaring as “invalid” the European Commission’s Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000 “on the adequacy of the protection provided by the safe harbour privacy principles and related frequently asked questions issued by the US Department of Commerce.” As a result of that decision, the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework is not a valid mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States.

On July 12, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined European Union Commissioner Věra Jourová to announce the approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with EU requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework replaces the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The Department began accepting certifications on August 1, 2016.

As of October 31, 2016, the Department stopped accepting all U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certifications. The Department will maintain the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor List of participants.

U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor

On January 12, 2017, Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann announced the approval of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with Swiss requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States. The Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework will immediately replace the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor.

Colpitts World Travel is concerned about the privacy of the information that the company uses to arrange travel for our clients. Colpitts World Travel certifies that is complies with the new EU-US/Swiss-US Privacy Shield.To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Colpitts World Travel’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

If you would like to read our complete EU/US Privacy Shield Policy Statement please use the following link.

Privacy Shield

 

To view our EU/US Privacy Shield Policy Statement page please click the following link http://www.colpittswt.com/eu-us-privacy-shield-policy/.