FSD’s officers, management, and members of the staff shall at all times respect the confidentiality of and endeavor to keep safe all personal data collected or stored or transmitted, or used for on behalf of FSD International

To carry on FSD’s business, including registration and administration of FSD’s website and related products and services (including relevant online services), you may be requested to provide personal data such as, but not limited to, the following, without which it may not be possible to satisfy your request:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact details, including contact name and telephone number or email address
  3. In some instances, you may also be requested to provide certain data that may be used to improve our products and services further and better tailor the type of information presented to you. In most cases, this type of data is optional. However, where the requested services are personalized, or the provision of a product is dependent on your providing all requested data, a failure to provide the requested data may prevent us from providing the services to you.

This type of data includes, but not limited to:

  • Your age;
  • Gender;
  • Salary range and employment details;
  • Education and Profession;
  • Hobbies and leisure activities;
  • Other related products and services subscribed to; and
  • Family and household demographics.

FSD’s web servers may also collect data relating to your online sessions, the use of which is to provide aggregated anonymous statistical information on the server’s usage, enabling us to better meet the demands and expectations of visitors to our sites.

This type of data may include, but is not limited to:

  • The browser type and version;
  • Operating System; and
  • The IP address and/or domain name.

Retention of Personal Data

FSD will destroy any personal data it may hold per our internal retention policy. The policy states that:

  1. FSD will only retain personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the original or the directly related purpose for which it was collected unless the personal data is also retained to satisfy any applicable statutory or contractual obligations; and
  2. Personal data are purged from FSD’s electronic, manual, and other filing systems per specific schedules based on the above criteria and FSD’s internal procedures.

Disclosure of Personal Data

All personal data held by FSD will be kept confidential. Still, FSD may, where such disclosure is necessary to satisfy the purpose, or a directly related purpose, for which the data was collected to provide such information to the following parties:

  1. Any subsidiaries, holding companies, associated companies, or affiliates of, or companies controlled by, or under common control with FSD;
  2. Any person or company who is acting for or on behalf of FSD, or jointly with FSD and has undertaken to keep such information confidential, provided such person or company has a legitimate right to such information; and
  3. Personal data may also be disclosed to any person or persons who have the right to access such information, provided they can prove their authority to access such information. For example, if FSD were served with a court order demanding certain customer information, then FSD would disclose the information to the duly appointed officer of the court or such other persons as the court orders.

At times it may be necessary and/or prudent for FSD to transfer specific personal data to places outside of the USA to carry out the purposes, or directly related purposes, for which the personal data were collected.


Security of Personal Data


  1. Physical records containing personal data are securely stored in locked areas and/or containers when not in use.
  2. Computer data are stored on computer systems and storage media to which access is strictly controlled and/or are located within restricted areas.
  3. Access to records and data without appropriate management authorization is strictly prohibited. Permissions are granted only on a “need to know” basis commensurate with an individual’s FSD responsibilities and training.
  4. Records of FSD are under the control of assigned information officers responsible for ensuring the transfer of or access to information is legitimate.
  5. Audit records may be produced to validate data modifications to verify the data’s integrity.
  6. There may be violations logging processes to investigate any unauthorized attempt to access information.
  7. Encryption technology, such as SSL, may be employed to transmit data collected online.