FITSI strives to ensure the security and privacy
of all information at hand. FITSI has a firm commitment to the
of FITSI as it pertains to information gathered from individual
requests for information, individual exam registrations, and
membership applications. FITSI reserves the right to change this
policy at any time. FITSI certification holders and FITSI members
will be notified electronically via email as to any modifications of
this privacy statement.
Privacy of Individual Information
FITSI safeguards all individual records and information obtained
on a FITSI certification candidate, FITSI Associate Member, FITSI
Certified Member, FITSI Founding Member, FITSI employee, FITSI
consultant or FITSI volunteer. Except as required in this privacy
policy, all information about an individual is considered
confidential information and shall not be disclosed to a third party
by FITSI without the prior written consent of the individual, except
as outlined below in Use of Data. Where the law requires the
disclosure of such information to a third party, FITSI will notify
the individual before providing the information, when reasonably
Collection of Data
FITSI collects and maintains personal data via voluntary actions
of an individual through a request for FITSI information, a
certification application, member application, employment or
contracting work with FITSI or involvement as a volunteer. Data
pertains to but is not limited to name, address, email address,
phone number, area of interest and employment.
Use of Data
FITSI uses any personal data collected by the means documented
above and third parties acting on behalf of FITSI for candidate
administration and marketing related purposes. These
activities include the following: to process
certification applications, to provide pertinent information and to
send marketing communications at the request of FITSI by a
third-party marketing firm. Such firms will not own any FITSI
provided data and will not keep permanent records of such data.
FITSI will utilize the data to notify
interested parties of upcoming seminars, exams, and such events.
User email address, phone number, and user entered home address
information may be used for such information dissemination to
potentially interested parties.
FITSI does not sell any individual
information to other third-party organizations, competitors or
FITSI will use personal geographic
information and certification area of interest information to
determine regional certification interest as well as to assess scope
specific certification interest.
Storage of Data
FITSI stores all data about FITSI certified members, associate
members, founding members and certification holders until
certification renewal and when applicable FITSI updates this
information for re-certification. If an individual does not
re-certify, FITSI keeps records for five (5) years from the end of
the certification period. FITSI shall perform a records purge on
relevant data and records annually in December.
FITSI maintains data collected from
individuals who do not obtain certification either by personal
choice or not passing the certification exam for five years. FITSI
shall perform a records purge on relevant data and records annually
Member and certification holder data
collected will be stored and maintained as long as the status of the
membership or certification is active. Once a membership or
certification goes inactive, FITSI shall retain member information
for five years and shall be purged annually in December.
FITSI shall permanently keep records of
those who have had their certification revoked for not abiding by
the FITSI Code of Ethics. This retention activity is to bar these
individuals from obtaining future FITSI certifications.
Update and Control of Data
FITSI provides certification holders and members the ability to
update and publish their contact information in an online directory
via the FITSI website. The type and scope of data to be released is
controlled via the certification holder and or member through their
online profile account. When a new account is created the default
policy is set to "Not published" and the FITSI user then decides the
type of information they may wish to publish in the directory.
Privacy of Certification Information
All Records of certification holders and certified members shall
be maintained electronically and via a paper file, according to the
record control policy.
Candidates shall allow verification of
their certification status by using an online tool at the FITSI
website. This tool is at the following location:
Candidates must provide their last name as
well as their FITSI Certification ID to be able to have the system
return a result.