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GDPR & Privacy Shield

GDPR & Privacy Shield2018-06-22T16:34:24+00:00

The Devine Group, Inc. is committed to protecting your information.

Founded in 1970, The Devine Group is devoted to helping companies reduce costs, increase revenue and enhance productivity through our vast range of solutions. The tools offered are used and trusted by many prominent organizations such as Valvoline, Lexus, Marriott and many more. The Devine Group works together on all levels to create industry-leading assessments and surveys to help companies eliminate some of the guesswork that comes with hiring.  The assessments offered look to maximize a company’s return on human capital investments.  The Devine Group looks to bring clarity to a foggy process and help organizations make critical hiring decisions. For more information about The Devine Group, visit our website at www.devinegroup.com.

The Devine Group, Inc., also known as The Devine Group, complies with the European Union directive on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). This includes your right to access data, right to rectify inaccurate data, right to erase data (‘right to be forgotten’), right to restriction of processing, and right to data portability.

Additionally, The Devine Group, complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. The Devine Group, Inc. 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 our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

In compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles, The Devine Group, Inc. commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact The Devine Group, Inc. at:  DPO@devinegroup.com

The Devine Group, Inc. has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, 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/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers for more information and to file a complaint.

You, under certain conditions, have the possibility to invoke binding arbitration for complaints regarding Privacy Shield compliance not resolved by any of the other Privacy Shield mechanisms.  For more information, see: https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction

The Devine Group, Inc. creates surveys and questionnaires on behalf of our clients. Our clients are typically public companies looking to hire people.  Users/applicants for a job provide their name and email as contact information and then complete the survey/questionnaire.  Our clients can be any employer in the EU or Switzerland.  Name and email are the only personal information collected.  Only authorized users of that specific client can access the information provided by the participant.

Before you provide any personal data you will be asked to check an “opt-in” box so that we may collect this information. To “opt-out”, do not click the “opt-in” box.

We will also provide an EU or Swiss individuals with opt-out or opt-in choice before we share their data with third parties other than our agents, or before we use it for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized.

To limit the use and disclosure of your personal information, please submit a written request to DPO@devinegroup.com.

The Devine Group, Inc. acknowledges that EU and Swiss individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them.  An EU or Swiss individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct their query to DPO@devinegroup.com.  If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.

After you have provided your personal information, you have the right to access your personal data to correct or delete it by contacting the Data Protection Officer of The Devine Group, Inc. at DPO@devinegroup.com.

In the case of an onward transfer, The Devine Group, Inc. has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. At this time, The Devine Group, Inc. does not transfer any data or allow access to data by third party business partners or service providers.  In the future, should The Devine Group, Inc. allow access to data by third parties, The Devine Group, Inc. shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless The Devine Group, Inc. proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

The Devine Group, Inc. may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over The Devine Group, Inc.’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.