AQC is committed to protecting personal information of customers, employees, suppliers and business associates. Personal information includes data related to the person who can be identified by that particular data. Our intent is to protect the information collected through its website and collect personal information which is provided voluntarily by you, so that we can offer information and services requested from your end. In order to create an ambience of trust and to comply with all requisite laws, AQC has established privacy policies and data protection procedures in processes and services that involve collection, processing, storage and transformation of any personal information.
Commitment, Choice and Consent
AQC provides perception the individual(s) regarding intent of the personal information collected and used. AQC shall not collect personal information from any provider or person unless consented to and/ or is required and permitted under a lawful contract. It propounds individual(s) with choices regarding the use of personal information in order to process or communicate key employment related services and events. Concerned permission for certain usages of personal information may be requested with an option or choice to agree or decline those usages.
Collection, Use and Retention of Personal Information
By registering and/ or submitting personal information on AQC system application or website, you agree to the use of this information in accordance with the Privacy Statement. Personal information shall not be used for other purposes, unless an explicit permission has been received, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you raise a query for individual standard information, AQC will use the personal information to respond and process the request
AQC is committed to provide an independent, impartial and competent certification of Quality Management System as required for all its clients in a manner that is most competitive and adds value to its client’s products and services to the ultimate customer’s satisfaction and the Accreditation Board requirements. AQC shall create an environment where each employee contributes to all aspects of our business process and shall strive for continuous improvement to meet with customer Satisfaction by having a strong client feedback system, auditors and certification staff.
Quality will be the focus of all activities and shall strive towards meeting and exceeding customer expectations and achieve continual improvement by setting quality objectives in all spheres of activities.
AQC ensures that its services are available to all its clients and these services are not based on undue financial or any other consideration. AQC ensures that all its procedures /guidelines operate in a non discriminatory manner.
Security for Pesonal Data
Disclosure to third parties and onward transfer
AQC does not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out requests, and/ or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. In some instances, AQC may also share personal information with various outside companies or service providers or vendors working on behalf of AQC Certification.
In addition, AQC may transfer certain personal information across geographical borders to other AQC entities/ subsidiaries or outside companies working on behalf of AQC Certification. It may also store personal information in a jurisdiction other than where the individual is based. By providing personal information on AQC website, visitors and individuals are consenting to this transfer and/ or storage of their data across borders. AQC may also disclose personal information in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data relates, in order to respond to requests of government or law enforcement agencies or where this is required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations. These disclosures may also be needed for data privacy or security audits and/ or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat. AQC does not sell personal information to any third parties. Also, AQC will not transfer the personal information you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.
- Where a third party processes personal information on behalf of AQC Certification, it ensures that the third party is under an obligation:
- Not to process or transfer the personal information except pursuant to instructions from AQC (which shall take the form of a written agreement)
- Personal information is shared with third parties only under a lawful contractual and/ or service agreement in line with the data provider's consent.
- Personal information transfer to a third party is performed only for the purposes identified in the notice and with the implicit or explicit consent of the individual.
- Personal information transfer to a third party shall be performed only after ensuring the third party has implemented all the required security and privacy controls which are equal to or greater than that at AQC Certification.
AQC may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy policies. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the "updated" policies over the same page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how AQC is protecting your information, and if you continued the website usage it acknowledged that your are complied to our updates.