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Eurofins Central Laboratory Policy on
Privacy and Data Protection

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Privacy Shield Framework 

Eurofins Central Laboratory complies with the EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the European Commission and the Swiss Administration regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.

Eurofins Central Laboratory, LLC has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of ‘Notice’, ’Choice’, ‘Accountability for onward transfer’, ‘Security’, ’Data integrity and Purpose Limitation’, ‘Access’, and ‘Recourse, Enforcement and Liability’. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Eurofins Central Laboratory, LLC certification, please visit 

https://www.privacyshield.gov/

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Eurofins Central Laboratory, LLC commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information.  EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact (Eurofins Central Laboratory, LLC) at:

Christine M Springer
Global Head of Quality Assurance
2430 New Holland Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-556-3879

Eurofins Central Laboratory operates as a Central Laboratory and as such all information provided to the company and any associated third party is anonymized before samples are received, systems do not contain any data traceable to a patient/subject.  For this reason there are limited conditions in which an individual could invoke binding arbitration. In the event patient personal data is encountered on the Laboratory Requisition form (i.e. inadvertently transferred on paperwork by site) it is redacted and therefore not entered into Eurofins Laboratory Information Management Systems.

  • Eurofins Central Laboratory does not disclose any personal information to third parties.
  • Individuals can access their personal data via study sponsor as Eurofins Central Laboratory does not retain any personal data.
  • Eurofins Central Laboratory does not retain any personal data; therefore personal data is at no time disclosed to any internal or external party.
  • To the extent in which work performed by Eurofins Central Laboratory, it is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
  • To the extent in which work performed by Eurofins Central Laboratory and where applicable Eurofins Central Laboratory is required to disclose personal information (i.e. subject number, age or gender) in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
  • Eurofins Central Laboratory is responsible for the security of all data transfers to third parties.
  • To the extent in which work is performed by Eurofins Central Laboratory, and where applicable, Eurofins Central Laboratory is potentially liable for onward transfers of personal information to third parties.

Arbitration Services

Eurofins Central Laboratory, LLC (Eurofins) has partnered with American Arbitration Associates (AAA) as an independent recourse mechanism available to investigate unresolved complaints related to Eurofins, adherence to the Privacy Shield commitments. American Arbitration Associates is an international Center for Dispute Resolution and can be reached using the following contact information:

American Arbitration Association
Customer Service
800.778.7879
9:00 AM EST - 8:00 PM EST
Monday through Friday

www.adr.org

If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact AAA as listed above. The services of AAA are provided at no cost to you.