Collection of Data
IBCT does not collect personal data about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. Users should also be aware that non-personal information and data might be automatically collected through the standard operation of IBCT Internet servers or through the use of ‘cookies.’ Examples of the information collected about your usage include: the top viewed and visited pages and links on our website, top entry and exit points, number of form completions, time spent on pages, top downloads, top keywords used offsite to lead customers to our website, your internet protocol (IP) address, information collected via cookies, device event information such as system activity, crashes, hardware settings, browser type, etc. In certain circumstances (for instance in our Online Application Form), we may ask you to provide information regarding your identity, education, work experience and/or customer satisfaction. We appreciate that you may consider this information to be particularly sensitive, and you can rest assured that we will keep such information in the strictest confidence and use it only for the limited purposes for which it was collected. With the application for the membership, you automatically approve that IBCT will publish your contact details and expertise areas in the directory of certified trainers on our websites or when third parties call our office to verify or ask for an endorsement/confirmation of your professional performance.
Purpose of Processing
The personal data collected is used by IBCT, and third parties acting on its behalf for customer administration and marketing related purposes including, to process applications received by IBCT, to provide resources to and manage IBCT’s relationship with existing members, to process and respond to queries received from the public and to send marketing communications on IBCT’s behalf and on behalf of other selected vendors. As IBCT is an organization based in the Netherlands your personal data will be collected and processed in the Netherlands by IBCT. Selected third parties (Acclaim, Remote Proctor) will collect and process your personal data in the United States when you sign up for an international certification title or do an online exam. If you do not wish your personal data to be handled in this way, please inform us using the contact details below.
IBCT is a certification organization and maintains information on those who possess its certifications or have expressed an interest in them. If you would like to see the information IBCT retains about you, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who do not maintain their certification, IBCT retains certification records for a maximum of five (5) years following decertification, after which all records regarding a particular member are destroyed. However, for those who are decertified by the organization for violation of the IBCT Code of Ethics, fraudulently misrepresenting their education, experience or background, caught cheating on any IBCT exam, or otherwise permanently barred from ever holding an IBCT certification, IBCT permanently retains the name, address, appropriate identifying information and reason for the permanent ban from certification. IBCT expressly reserves the right to review its retention policy on a case-by-case basis. In those cases when you want IBCT to provide a copy of the information held on you, IBCT may require the payment of an administration fee of €15. Additionally and upon your written request, IBCT will update/correct personal information previously submitted which you believe to be inaccurate. Requests may be sent to: IBCT PO BOX 12084 – 3004 GB – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
IBCT is a non-governmental organization and, as such, must maintain contact information about its professionals to communicate relational or transactional information. IBCT also sends promotional material promoting its conferences, training opportunities, or other offerings. From time to time, IBCT collaborates with other organizations and companies to promote other programs that may be of interest to professionals and IBCT constituents. In such cases, IBCT does not provide these organizations with any mailing information or otherwise disclose any contact information but distributes the organization’s information on their behalf to those who have elected to receive such information. We will always obtain your prior “opt-in” before sending you marketing communications. If, at any time, you do not wish to receive marketing material, every marketing e-mail will include an opt-out link at the bottom. Be aware that if you possess any IBCT certification, you may not opt-out of any IBCT relational or transactional notice.
Occasionally, IBCT outsources administration and other IBCT functions to contractors. In such cases, IBCT may provide these third parties with contact information for the sole purpose of performing IBCT sanctioned tasks under the supervision of IBCT employees. These contractual relationships specifically address the manner in which they may use the contact information and that they may not copy or disseminate that information or use it for any purpose other than that specified in the contract. Additionally, upon termination of the contract, they must return all information to IBCT and destroy any copies that they might possess. IBCT Certification Verification As an organization that certifies individuals in information security, IBCT is frequently requested to verify whether an individual’s assertion that they possess our certification is accurate. It is an implied duty that IBCT identifies and attest to the certified status of those individuals who do possess our certification. As such, IBCT will verify whether an individual is certified by IBCT or not upon receiving sufficient identifying information regarding the subject of the inquiry. IBCT can also provide a verification process on its public website which lists members based on the last name. This listing provides the name, city/state/country, and certification title held by the member. However, under no circumstances is any contact or other information disclosed. Lists for Employers Periodically, IBCT is asked by an employer to identify those employed by their organization that holds IBCT credentials. To that end, we provide names of those IBCT members who list the requester as their employer. No information, other than name, is revealed, and it is provided only to the employer upon written request. If you are an IBCT member and do not wish to be identified as such to your employer, do not list your employer in your contact information, as this is the information used to identify you for inclusion to such a list.
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