Confidentiality Policies and Statement of Compliance

Confidentiality Policies and Statement of Compliance

  • Maintain achievements appropriate to Department of Certification standards and to the member’s strategic mission.
  • Provide annual certification related data.
  • Provide appropriate reports for reviews.
  • Ensure that the certification quality is maintained with continuous improvement efforts.
  • Ensure that programs promote and operate with integrity.
  • Represent the Department of Certification.
  • Maintain accurate institutional publicity regarding certification.
  • Make accurate representations regarding certification.
  • Promote Department of Certification in catalogue, websites and promotional materials.
  • Participate in the Department of Certification review process.
  • Provide representatives to participate in peer review.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of the Department of Certification.

Confidentiality Policy

The party receiving Confidential Information will be referred to as the “Receiving Party” and the party disclosing its Confidential Information will be referred to as the “Disclosing Party”.

“Confidential Information” shall mean any and all information related to the Purpose set forth above and disclosed to the Receiving Party by the Disclosing Party or its Agents either orally or in writing:

  • of a technical or conceptual nature consisting of or relating to the databases, software, software documentation, systems, pricing, products, services or component parts owned, developed or being developed by the Disclosing Party, including without limitation, the information ascertained from plans, drawing, schematics, sketches, models or descriptions of processes or from an inspection of facilities or from computer programs, databases, software, computer hardware components, or other components;
  • relating to business plans, marketing plans or business opportunities of the Disclosing Party;
  • other information that should reasonably have been understood by the Receiving Party, because of legends or other markings, the circumstances of disclosure, or the nature of the information itself, to be confidential to“Disclosing Party”.
  • Confidential Information shall expressly include any and all information derived from a party’s proprietary information. Each party acknowledges that it acquires only the right to use the Confidential Information of the other party under the terms and conditions of this Agreement for as long as this Agreement is in effect and that neither party shall acquire any rights or ownership or title in the Confidential Information.

Confidential Information does not include information which:

  • is or becomes a part of the public domain without breach of this Agreement or another agreement;
  • (was in the Receiving Party’s possession and the Receiving Party was able to disclose this information without a breach of any other confidentiality arrangement before receiving such information from the Disclosing party; or
  • is obtained by the recipient in good faith from a third party having the right to disclose such information without an obligation of confidentiality.

All documents filed with the Department of Certification by applicants in the exam registration process (initial or continuous improvement reviews) are considered the property of the applicants filing the information. The Department of Certification will not release any of these documents without the written permission of the applicants or as may be required by the law. In addition, the Department of Certification staff or volunteers cannot modify any document submitted by the applicants that is involved in the certification review process. In some cases, the certification reports submitted by applicants are used in Department of Certification seminars or sessions.

In response to enquiries from the public, the Department of Certification will disclose only whether a member is accredited or not accredited. Information regarding a member’s progress in the initial process or issues of concern for an accredited member on review is not made public by the Department of Certification. Accredited (professionals or organizations) are encouraged to make their accreditation known to the public.

Complainant Confidentiality Policy

The Department of Certification is committed to sustaining quality and continuous improvement in all aspects. The Department of Certification will receive and review complaints filed by third parties who claim conduct by the member contrary to Department of Certification standards, policies or procedures.
The complainant should:

  • Identify the specific accreditation standard(s) relevant to the complaint
  • Provide documentations that support the complaint
  • Identify the complaint
  • Provide permission to share the complaint with the member institution
  • Identify the relationship of the complaint to the member institution

The Department of Certification will acknowledge receipts of complaints within 7 days, but will not respond to complaints that are not submitted in writing or anonymous complaints.

Whistle- Blower Confidentiality Policy

The Department of Certification is committed to maintaining an association that incorporates sound values and high standards of ethics throughout its practice. The Department of Certification encourages members to report concerns regarding violation of the law or improper conduct on the part of the organization. Subjects to pitch under this policy would include ethical violations, financial improprieties or operating practices contrary to Department of Certification policy.

Statement of Compliance

The objective of the Department of Certification is to introduce, educate and demonstrate hacking techniques and tools for legal security testing purposes only. Those who are certified by the Department of Certification, acknowledge that such certification is a mark of distinction that must be both earned and respected. In lieu of this, all certification candidates pledge to fully support the Code of Ethics. Certified professionals who deliberately or intentionally violate any provision of the Code will be subject to action by a review panel, which can result in the revocation of the certification. To this end, you will not exploit the thus acquired skills for illegal or malicious attacks and you will not use such tools in an attempt to illegally compromise any computer system. Additionally, you agree to indemnify the Department of Certification and its partners with respect to the use or misuse of these tools, regardless of intent. You agree to comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations in this regard.

I certify that I meet the experience and requirements to apply to become RCCE certified. The information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I engage in any inappropriate, unethical, or illegal behaviour or activity, my certification status can be terminated immediately.

By submitting this form to the Rocheston Department of Certification, you agree to indemnify and hold Rocheston Department of Certification, its corporate affiliates, and their respective officers, directors and shareholders harmless from and against any and all liabilities arising from your submission of Personally Identifiable Information (such as passport, government ID, social security number etc) to Rocheston Department of Certification. Should Rocheston Department of Certification receive any Personally Identifiable Information attached to this application, this application will be rejected.

By clicking Agree and typing your name in the signature slot, you agree to comply with the statement of compliance. If you choose to print and fax in your application, please sign with your original signature to secure your compliance.
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