Bronze level seal identifies the organization’s effort to become aware of the General Data Protection Regulation, leading to actionable plan on the road to GDPR compliance. Bronze level seal will be rewarded based on our FREE online test or review of signed confirmation document that shows GDPR awareness class has been completed or online course material has been read and understood. Bronze level seal is FREE and should be updated annually and linked to our database for verification.
Silver level seal identifies the organization’s effort to become aware of its deficiencies leading to actionable plan on the road to GDPR compliance. The right to use our Silver level seal will be granted based on review of signed confirmation document that shows in-house or outsourced DPO has been appointed for the organization. Silver level seal can be used for the maximum period of 24 months. By then the organization has either moved up to Gold level or must return to Bronze level.
Higher level seals — Gold seal — indicating the organization’s efforts in sustaining and maintaining the GDPR compliance. The Gold seal is valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually and verified in our database. The annual price of Gold seal depends on the size of the organization: EUR 750 for 1-250 Employees, EUR 1295 for 251-10.000 Employees and EUR 1950 over 10.001 Employees. PLEASE NOTE: All NGO's, schools, universities and research institutions plus other non-profit organizations and political parties etc. qualify for 50% discount. As the YEAR stated on the Gold seal is important we issue a new seal every year on January 1st and therefore invoice fractions of the year. Jan 1st - Dec 31 = 100%, Apr 1st - Jun 30th = 75% , Jul 1st - Sep 30th = 50% and Oct 1st - Dec 31st = 25%. This means that even your Gold seal is granted for 12 months you will only be billed the fraction of the current year related to the period from which you applied, and next year when the new Gold seal is issued you will be invoiced for the full year.
Higher level seals — Platinum Seal — superior level of GDPR compliance where in-house DPO is required. The entire organization’s efforts in sustaining and maintaining privacy and data protection is audited annually by external recognized auditors. Very few will archive the possibility of being granted the rights to use our Platinum seal. There is no "fixed price" for the Platinum seal, it all depends on the cost of the required audit and that varies from country to country. The audits are performed by partners or representatives of the European Center for GDPR Certification and ONLY their audit can result in our Platinum seal being granted or revoked. In order to maximize trust, reduce potential fines by 99.9% and protect the "data subjects" we take the annual audit very seriously.
BIG DATA BREACHES OR LARGE ERRORS IN THE AUDITING CAN RESULT IN A COMPANY BEING DOWNGRADED TO GOLD SEAL UNTIL NEXT AUDIT.
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