GE Healthcare’s US medical diagnostics business unit,specifically the part contained in GE Healthcare Inc.and Medi-Physics, Inc., (collectively referred to as “MDx”), abides by the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding MDx’s receipt of personal information from the European Economic Area and Switzerland. As such, MDx has certified to compliance with the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor principles. For more information about Safe Harbor or to access MDx’s certification statement, please go to http://export.gov/safeharbor/.
The US Department of Commerce, the European Commission, and the Swiss Government have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions ("Safe Harbor Principles") to enable US companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union("EU") law and under Swiss data protection law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EU to the US and from Switzerland to the US, respectively. Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, MDx has certified to its compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles.
MDx’s Safe Harbor certification applies to all personal information, except human resources data (which is covered by other mechanisms), received by MDx in the US from the European Economic Area (which includes the 27 EU Member States, plus Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein) and Switzerland.
MDx 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 by MDx, please visit the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR web site at www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints
for more information and to file a complaint.
LIMITATION ON APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES
Adherence by MDx to these Safe Harbor Principles may be limited to the extent that MDx is (a) required to respond to a legal or ethical obligation and (b) expressly permitted by an applicable law, rule or regulation.
Questions or comments regarding this Policy may be submitted by mail as follows:
GE Healthcare, Medical Diagnostics
101 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540
Attention: Miranda Alfonso-Williams, Medical Diagnostics Global Privacy Leader
Telephone: +1 609-514-6593
Facsimile: +1 609-514-6574
EFFECTIVE DATE: 25 October 2012