Statement of Confidentiality
GSCS International Ltd. (GSCS) introduces confidentiality procedure as implementation of commitment to protect the privacy and confidentiality of clients, auditors, other staffs, shareholders, stakeholders in the way information is collected, stored and used.
The employee of GSCS is not permitted to disclose any confidential information to any third party, without written consent from the concerned client.
1. Measure of Confidentiality
Confidential information includes, but is not limited to:
- Inspection / audit reports
- Non-conformities detected during the certification process
- Financial data, such as prices, turnovers, balances, suppliers, customers, etc.
GSCS provides inspection / audit and certification services by which client’s information is collected, stored, used and disclosed in a systemic manner with legislative, ethical and other obligations the company subscribes.
Employees and shareholders shall understand their confidentiality responsibilities regarding organisational and personal information about GSCS, its clients, employees and stakeholders. The employees and shareholders are obliged to conform all the understanding.
Disclosure of any information to competent authorities, standard owners and accreditation / approval bodies is subjected to client written approval.
GSCS shall inform the client in advance to disclose of any information intends to place in public domain.
GSCS shall treat the information as confidential about the client obtained from sources other than the client (e.g. complainant or from regulators).
If, in any case, GSCS is required by either law or authorized by contractual arrangements with any other third party to release confidential information, the client or person concerned shall be notified of the information provided, unless it is prohibited by law.
The auditors/inspectors shall understand the GSCS legal requirements regarding confidentiality on the collection, storage and use of personal information.
A code of conduct and confidentiality agreement shall be signed by all auditors as part of the basic auditor contract.
The auditors are required to comply with confidentiality procedures.