Dixon Hughes Goodman ("DHG"), a North Carolina Limited Liability Partnership, complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information that is transferred from the European Economic Area ("EEA") to the United States within the scope of its certification.
DHG has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity and purpose limitation, access, recourse, enforcement and liability. If there is any conflict between the terms in this notice and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Principles shall govern.
To learn more about the Privacy Shield program visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.
DHG receives and processes personal information from or relating to Dixon Hughes Goodman and other legally separate entities in the context of the provision of products, services and support to these entities. Personal information received by DHG will be treated in accordance with their instructions or pursuant to DHG contractual arrangements with them consistent with the Privacy Shield requirements. DHG acts as a data processor with respect to this information.
Individuals have rights under the Privacy Shield to access their personal information and to limit use and disclosure of their personal information. Please contact us if you wish to exercise these rights and we will refer any requests to relevant data controllers and support them as needed in responding to your request.
DHG will disclose personal information only as authorized by the relevant data controller. We may use a limited number of third-party service providers to assist us in providing our services or in meeting internal business operation needs. These third parties will access information only to perform tasks on our behalf.
DHG is accountable for the onward transfer of data to third party service providers or agents who assist us in providing services. DHG maintains contracts with these third parties in compliance with our Privacy Shield obligations and other obligations and accepts liability if those parties fail to meet these obligations and we are responsible for the event giving rise to the damages.
Personal Information may also be disclosed as part of a corporate transaction such as a sale, divestiture, reorganization, merger or acquisition.
Disclosures of personal information may also be required to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies for purposes of national security, professional bodies or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests and professional standards. DHG will notify the applicable data controller of any such request unless prohibited by law.
Please contact us with any Privacy Shield related questions or complaints:
DHG Privacy Office
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
4350 Congress Street, Suite 900
Charlotte, NC 28209
DHG has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to the American Arbitration Association, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. 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 the American Arbitration Association at www.adr.org for more information or to file a complaint. The services of American Arbitration Association are provided at no cost to you.
A binding arbitration option is also available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means. Further information is available on the Privacy Shield site.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over DHG’s compliance with the Privacy Shield Framework.