Terms of Service
ETHIC Intelligence® is an independent company owned by Compliance Ventures Limited® and has been providing anti-corruption certification services since 2006. The ETHIC Intelligence® brand is the exclusive property, worldwide, of Compliance Ventures Limited®.
Company with a capital of 80,000 €
Registration number: 434 553 491 at the Paris RCS
Registered on 8 February 2001
SIRET number: 434 553 491 00029
Headquarters: 10, rue Pergolèse, 75016 PARIS
Primary shareholder: Compliance Ventures Limited
CEO: Scott Lane
President of the Certification Committee: Philippe Montigny
Chairperson of the Impartiality Committee: Susan Murr
Protection of personal information:
A declaration has been submitted to the French national data protection agency (CNIL), reference No. 1372034, regarding any and all automatic processing of personal data via the ETHIC Intelligence® website, in accordance with the provisions of the 6 January 1978 French Law, “Loi Informatique et Libertés”, as amended. By registering to receive information via our website, the user acknowledges that he/she is voluntarily providing ETHIC Intelligence® with personally-identifiable data (e.g., name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) (‘Personal data’). ETHIC Intelligence® is generally authorized to use such personal data to respond to the user’s inquiry, process orders or grant the user access to his/her specific account information.
However, ETHIC Intelligence® will refrain from selling, renting or otherwise marketing the user’s personal data to third parties without the user’s prior consent. In any case, the user is at liberty to deregister himself/herself. The user is informed that he/she has a right to access, delete and correct his/her own personal data by contacting the ETHIC Intelligence® webmaster via the contact section of the site or via mail at ETHIC Intelligence, 10 Rue Pergolèse, 75116 Paris, France.
Regulations governing the use of the trademark ISO 37001 certification by ETHIC Intelligence®
These regulations apply to the trademark for the ISO 37001 certification by ETHIC Intelligence® for anti-bribery management systems below.
The certification trademark aforesaid is an example and must never be used by a client in its present form. ETHIC Intelligence® will supply the relevant logo at the appropriate time.
ETHIC Intelligence® reserves the right to replace the certification trademark a foresaid by another trademark at any time.
The use of this certification trademark for a period of three years renewable is strictly reserved for clients whose anti-bribery management systems have been certified by ETHIC Intelligence®.
Within the framework of these regulations:
a) « Accreditation body » refers to the organization responsible for accrediting the entity which will carry out certifications of third party anti-bribery management systems.
b) « Accreditation mark » refers to the mark that the accreditation body confers on the certifying organization and which can be used by the client whose anti-bribery management system has been certified unless the accreditation body objects to this use.
c) « Certificate » refers to the compliance certificate which includes the dates of the evaluation executed by ETHIC Intelligence® and details the scope of the client’s anti-bribery management system certification audit.
d) « Client » refers to the company to which the certificate is attributed.
e) « Best practices code » refers to a technical document which details the conditions under which the ETHIC Intelligence® certification trademark can be attributed, renewed, suspended or withdrawn.
« Communication materials » refers to the client’s promotional materials including flyers, posters, commercials, websites, brochures; promotional materials like pocket diaries, coffee cups, coasters, welcome mats; external publicity like billboards and posters, stationary like sales contracts, letterhead, business cards, invoices, notecards, delivery orders; the client’s vehicles, pennants and self-adhesive ads or any other media used by the client.
f) « Abusive use » of the certification trademark refers to any use that breaches these regulations. This includes any imitation or counterfeit of the certification trademark.
g) «Benchmark» refers to the specifications that the management system must demonstrate as well as the means for monitoring and controlling the compliance management system to ensure that these specifications are maintained.
h) « Use » refers to the legitimate, authorized, limited, non-exclusive and revocable right to use the certification trademark.
3. Use of the certification trademark
3.1 The client accepts:
a) To use the certification trademark exclusively as outlined in these regulations and in the certification document itself.
b) To use the certification trademark only in activities which pertain to the client’s anti-bribery management system.
c) To use the certification trademark on all communications materials in such a way as to avoid confusion between the certification and the client’s other activities.
d) Not to use the certification trademark on its products or packaging in order to avoid confusion over the certification of the product.
e) That he can use the certification trademark on his stationary including sales documents or contracts, letterhead, business cards, notecards, delivery forms, promotional material including posters, commercials, promotional videos internet sites, brochures or external ads including signs and billboards, pennants, on vehicles, external packaging, self-adhesive ads, pocket diaries, coffee cups, coasters, welcome mats.
f) He can use the accreditation mark on his stationary like sales contracts, letterhead, business cards, invoices, notecards, delivery forms, or on promotional material like posters and billboards, TV ads, videos, internet sites, brochures, on internal and external signage as long as the accreditation mark is accompanied by the certification trademark which indicates the type of management system certified and the accreditation agency which confers the ability to certify and the subsequent publicity.
g) Not to use the certification trademark or the accreditation mark on laboratory test, calibration or inspection reports.
h) Not to use the certification trademark or the accreditation mark in such a way as would result in the certification body or its processes losing the confidence of the public.
i) That he can use the certification trademark on his website as long as the certification mark or logo contains a link to the ETHIC Intelligence® URL: http://www.ethic-intelligence.com/ and that he signs a contract on the link’s use which will be furnished by ETHIC Intelligence®.
j) Not to, during the period of the certificate’s validity or beyond, deposit or try to deposit the certification trademark or any imitation of it, declare itself owner or having a viable claim to the certification trademark or contest the rights of the certifying body, its successors, to authorize the use of the certification trademark.
k) To cease using the certification trademark immediately following the suspension, reduction in scope, withdrawal or cancellation of the certificate or to make any reference to it or to the accreditation mark and to refrain from using any copy or imitation of either.
l) In the event of an acquisition or merger, the transfer of the right to use the certification trademark must receive prior written approval from the certifying body.
3.2 The use of the certification trademark does not absolve the client of his obligations vis-à-vis the law in the execution of his services, performance, manufacture, expedition, sale or distribution of his products.
4. Client controls
The certifying body can, throughout the period of the certificate’s validity, undertake or have a third party undertake, controls judged necessary using the methods and frequency outlined in the benchmark. The controls will ensure that the benchmark is applied appropriately in the management system and that this application will be maintained and in compliance with these regulations and the code of best practices.
5. Sanctions and appeal
In the event of abusive use of the certification trademark, the certifying body can immediately suspend or withdraw the certification as well as the rights to use the certification trademark in line with the procedures on sanctions available from the certifying body on demand. The client can appeal the certifying body’s decision in line with the procedures for appeal available from the certification body on demand.
The client can waive or suspend the use of the certification trademark for a defined period. The client will warn the certifying body in writing and will adjust its communications material accordingly. On this basis, the certifying body will inform the client of the general conditions of a temporary or definitive suspension of the certification trademark.
7. Financial conditions
The financial conditions authorizing the use of the certification trademark are detailed in the contract signed between the client and the certifying body.
Unless otherwise agreed upon with the certifying body the client must ensure that all documents received from the certifying body are kept confidential except for the certificate, these regulations, and the annex.
9. Modifications to the regulations
The certifying body abides by all laws, regulations, national and international standards in force on the use of the certification trademark or on the conditions necessary to acquire this right. Any changes will be made known to the client who will be obliged to carry out the changes.
10. Developments in the regulations governing the use of the trademark
The certifying body retains the right to modify these regulations at any time. Any modification will be communicated to the client immediately who will be obliged to implement the changes.
11. Practical details
a) The certification trademark in Annex 1 is an example of what the certifying body will supply to the client at the appropriate time.
b) On colored or black and white documents, the certification trademark can also be placed on a dark background as long as it remains visible.
c) For use on the internet the client will be given a logo by ETHIC Intelligence®.
d) The certification trademark can be enlarged or reduced as long as the text remains legible.
e) When it accompanies the certification trademark, the accreditation mark must be of a size equal to or smaller than the certification trademark.