Data Services, Inc. Privacy Policies
We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email and aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit.
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Data Services, Inc.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield
Data Services, Inc.(DSI) and its subsidiary, International Market Link (IML) makes the following commitments to individuals located in Europe whose personal data may be entrusted to it for data processing by those entities (DSI’s and IML’s clients) who present this data to DSI and IML. For purposes of this document, all reference to Data Services, Inc. (IML) going forward shall also include International Market Link (IML). In addition, we undertake to observe the EU Privacy Shield Principles as outlined below.
2) Data processed and DSI Function
DSI does not itself collect personal and/or sensitive data, but receives data from its clients who have themselves collected it and who are the data’s controllers. DSI then maintains and processes such data in accordance with the wishes of its customers, the data controllers, so the data is in a form suitable for their purposes, generally related to marketing activities or other lawful purposes described by the data controller.
Data processed consists primarily of consumer name, business company name, individual name and address data and limited demographic or lifestyle data. All data is provided by the data controller. DSI does not process EU human resource data.
DSI provides direct marketing data processing services designed to help companies and organizations improve their marketing strategies and programs. These services at times may involve third parties for data processing services which DSI does not itself conduct. When providing data processing services to our clients, we process information according to the terms and conditions of the contract set forth by our clients and disclose third party vendors that may be used. DSI relies upon the instructions of its clients with respect to the use of marketing information. In normal course, our clients advise us of any consumer preference or opt-in/opt-out choices.
DSI also hosts and maintains various third-party data on behalf of our clients. When DSI provides data products to clients, we strictly adhere to the terms and conditions set by third-party data suppliers.
3) Inquiries Regarding Data
Individuals having concerns or questions regarding our processing of their personal information are invited to contact:
Ms. Bridget Amabili, V.P. Operations
Phone: 410-546-2206, ext. 3112
If the individual’s concern relates to the activity of the data controller, DSI will inform the appropriate data controller of the expressed concern. If the concern relates to our responsibilities and the individual deems the results unsatisfactory, they may contact the dispute resolution body identified in item 4 Dispute Resolution, below.
4) Dispute Resolution
DSI has selected the DMA Privacy Shield Program as an independent recourse mechanism to investigate unresolved complaints of persons regarding our processing of their personal data. This independent resolution body will address complaints and provide appropriate recourse free of charge to individuals who are unsatisfied with our response to their expression of concerns regarding our processing of their data. For further information on this subject and to make a complaint, please go here:
DSI has in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and which provide a level of security appropriate to the risk represented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected.
DSI will have in place procedures so that any third party it authorizes to have access to the personal data, including processors, will respect and maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal data. Any person acting under the authority of the data controller, including a data processor shall be obligated to process the personal data only on instructions from the data controller. This provision does not apply to persons authorized or required by law or regulation to have access to the personal data.
DSI, acting as an “agent” to perform tasks on behalf of and under the instructions of the data controller, is not empowered to delete any data entrusted to it by any person other than the controller or appropriate government authorities vested with authority to require this.
As concerns data used for marketing purposes: where data is collected for the purposes of direct marketing, effective procedures by the data controller should exist allowing the data subject at any time to “opt-out” from having his data used for such purposes. An individual objecting to such use should contact the controller responsible.
7) Accountability for Onward Transfer.
DSI acts as a data processor on behalf of our clients and provides services based on the instructions of our clients and does not control or share such data without direction from the client. DSI does not normally pass to third parties personal data entrusted to it for processing and does so only at the direction of the data controller. In addition, DSI will not transfer such data unless it is first notified by the data controller of the third party’s adherence to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and/or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield and is provided with evidence of the adherence before transfer of data is to take place.
For such data processing, DSI enters into contracts with its clients in the European Union (EU) specifying that the EU client confirms and asserts that it is a data controller for the purpose of the European Union Data Protection Directive and is in compliance with the corresponding Member State national data protection laws. These contracts thus ensure that the processor (DSI) (1) acts only on instructions from the controller, (2) provides adequate measures of data protection, and (3) assists the controller in responding to individual requests exercising their rights under the European data protection Regulation and Principles.
In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU or Swiss individuals received pursuant to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and/or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, DSI is potentially liable. DSI is subject to the investigatory and enforcement power of the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Transportation, or any other U.S. authorized statutory body. DSI is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements.
DSI complies with the Privacy Shield Principles regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from Switzerland and European Union member countries. We invite any individual with concerns regarding our management of their personal information to contact:
Ms. Bridget Amabili
Phone: +1 410-546-2206, ext. 3112
9) Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
DSI will process personal data only as instructed on behalf of the data controller and in a way that is compatible with the purpose(s) as outlined by the data controller and as set forth in data processing contracts as mentioned in item 6. Accountability for Onward Transfer.
DSI will adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles for as long as it retains such information and will retain the data as long as it serves a purpose for processing consistent with purpose stated by the data controller at the time of delivery.
Upon reasonable request of the data controller, DSI will submit its data processing facilities, data files and documentation needed for processing to reviewing, auditing and/or certifying by the data controller (or any independent or impartial inspection agents or auditors, selected by the data controller and not reasonably objected to by DSI) to ascertain compliance with the warranties and undertakings in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, with reasonable notice and during regular business hours. The request will be subject to any necessary consent or approval from a regulatory or supervisory authority within the United States of America, which consent or approval DSI will attempt to obtain in a timely fashion.
10) Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
Consumers may contact:
Ms. Bridget Amabili
Data Services, Inc.
+1 410-546-2206, extension 3112
or email@example.com to address any concern regarding their data and its privacy.
Data Services, Inc. will utilize the DMA Privacy Shield Program. This independent resolution body will address complaints and provide appropriate recourse free of charge to the individual. A complaint may be filed here:
or by contacting the DMA at:
1333 Broadway, Suite #301
New York, NY 10018
Consumers may seek binding arbitration if the steps above do not resolve the complaint to the consumer’s satisfaction. Binding arbitration seeks to resolve an individual complaint. No monetary damages are allowed under binding arbitration.
Should the consumer have a national security concern, the consumer can be referred to the new Ombudsperson at the US Department of State.
Data Services, Inc. is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission.
Data Services, Inc. will use an internal self-assessment compliance review process to ensure compliance to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Policies and complaint handling.
Data Services, Inc. acts as an Email Service Provider (ESP) for our clients. As an ESP, Data Services, Inc. sends emails on our client’s behalf to their subscribers. Data Services, Inc. requires all of our clients to never send unsolicited email. Data Services, Inc. requires that all of our client’s subscribers be Single Opt-In at a minimum and recommend that clients go through Double Opt-In processing. Data Services, Inc. also requires that all of our email clients conform to and abide by the CAN-SPAM Act (S.877) of 2003 as well as all other domestic/international privacy standards and regulations governing their communications. All email clients must fill out an Email Compliance Form before each mailing stating that they agree to and have abided by all of the above requirements. These forms are stored for reference for a minimum of one year.
If you feel that you have received an unsolicited email from Data Services, Inc. or one of our clients please send an email to: emailServices@dataservicesinc.com. Please include in the email the date and time you received the email in question and if possible please attach the email in question.
Data Services, Inc.
Attention: Email Services
31516 Winterplace Parkway
Salisbury, MD 21804