Protect your data with a comprehensive EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Compliant Hosting
Secure your critical data with a company that meets the rigorous privacy principles set forth by and self-certifies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Implement compliant solutions with a partner that works with you to ensure that they incorporate the context of your specific business needs and self-certifies with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
Meet stringent data security standards with OnRamp’s comprehensive, fully-compliant solutions that address the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive data.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Hosting Overview
OnRamp Self-Certifies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
As a data center provider that deploys hybrid hosting solutions for companies with high-security needs and sensitive data, OnRamp’s people, processes, and technology comprehensively ensure compliance. OnRamp self-certifies with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and agrees to adhere to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield requirements which the Federal Trade Commission enforces. Using the Privacy Shield Framework as a supplement to our existing policies, processes, and procedures which we have created to govern our relationship with our clients, we offer EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Compliant Hosting to customers in the EU and Switzerland.
On July 12, 2016, the European Commission created the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to enable data transfers under EU law. On January 12, 2017, the Swiss Government announced the approval of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with Swiss requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the U.S.
Bridging the gap between regulations issued in the U.S. and EU for data privacy, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was created by the Department of Commerce in coordination with the European Commission to allow U.S. businesses a means of self-certifying their compliance with European privacy standards.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Privacy Principles
Rigorous Privacy Principles for Processing Sensitive, Critical Customer Data.
OnRamp has developed our own self-regulatory privacy program that adheres to the seven privacy principles outlined below: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer (Transfers to Third Parties), Access, Security, Data Integrity, and Enforcement and the 15 FAQs that make up the framework.
Organizations must notify individuals of why they collect personal information about them, the types of third parties to which they disclose this information and the efforts the company employs to limit the unauthorized disclosure of such sensitive data. In addition, they must provide a means for open communication with the organization for inquiries and complaints.
Organizations must allow individuals the choice to opt out of sharing their information with a third party or if used for a different purpose than which it was originally collected.
Onward Transfer (Transfers to Third Parties)
In order to continue with the transfer of sensitive data to a third party, the first two principles (Notice & Choice) must be met. Secondly, the organization receiving this information, must also comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework’s seven privacy principles or provide a written statement to demonstrate they will uphold these principles in their dealings with this data.
Organizations must take reasonable and appropriate action in their dealings with personal information to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Organizations must take reasonable and appropriate action in their dealings with personal information to ensure data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
Individuals must have the ability to access, amend or delete information about themselves unless deemed inappropriate for the organization to provide this function.
Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability
There must be an effective means of enforcing these rules with proper methods of recourse and an obligation to solve any failures to meet the requirements of these principles.
An overview of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework can be found on the export.gov website at EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Overview.
OnRamp Embodies a Culture that Emphasizes Security.
OnRamp’s Compliant Hosting security and processes are maintained by audited physical, technical and administrative measures to meet the most stringent compliance requirements.
SSAE 16 / AICPA SOC 2 Type 2 Certified.
Designed and built with the most advanced engineering, security and technology systems OnRamp’s state-of-the-art Data Centers provide the highest levels of availability and uptime.