At Vbrick, we respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the network of Vbrick websites, products, and services that are located in, but not limited to, the Vbrick.com domain.
VBrick Systems, Inc. along with its subsidiaries, including VBrick Systems UK LTD (collectively “VBrick,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), provides this privacy notice to describe how we collect, use, process, and share the information, including information about our business partners and visitors to our site www.vbrick.com (“Site”), or information we obtain from individuals interact with VBrick employees offline.
1. Information Collection
VBrick collects information, including personal data, defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable person, through its Site and through offline interactions. Through the Site, we collect (1) an Internet protocol address (IP address); (2) information collected by cookies and similar technologies; and (3) any other personal data provided by you when you visit our Site. See the Digital Advertising & Analytics section of this privacy notice to learn more about the use of this information and the choices available to you. If you register on our Site, we collect any personal data you submit through registration including your name, email address, phone number, and company affiliation. By registering on our Site, the IP address, date, and time of the registration are also collected.
If you contact VBrick through the Site or through other forms of communication such as email, we collect the personal data you submit. If you apply for employment with VBrick, we collect the personal data you submit during the application process.
During offline interactions with VBrick employees, we collect any personal data you provide, such as your name, contact information, business information, and any other personal information you provide, including through the provision of identification cards such as business cards.
The provision of personal data is sometimes required by law, for example in the case of tax regulations, and at other times is a result of a contractual requirement. You may be required to provide personal data, for example in a case where VBrick signs a contract with you, and the non-provision of personal data could, in certain circumstances, prevent a transaction from concluding.
2. Information Use
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
• To deliver the content of our Site, including to optimize the content of our Site as well as its advertisements, and recognize Site visitors;
• To deliver products and services you request;
• To respond to your inquiries, or contact you as you request;
• To advertise and market our products and services;
• To explore entering into business transactions or finalizing business transactions;
• To process employment applications;
• To ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology;
• To prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate potential offenses, including to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack;
• As required by VBrick to enable our business, including for analytics purposes;
• For VBrick’s internal business purposes;
• To protect the security of our interests, including our premises, assets, and systems;
• To comply with the law; and/or
• As otherwise disclosed at the time personal data is collected.
We do not use automatic decision-making or engage in profiling.
Where we intend to process your personal data for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was collected, we will provide you with information regarding the purpose for the processing, as well as other relevant information, prior to processing your personal data for the new purpose.
3. Information Sharing
We share your personal data with third parties, including the following:
• With other companies affiliated with VBrick for purposes related to VBrick’s business;
• With third parties performing services for the benefit of VBrick, such as email service providers and data storage providers working for VBrick; and
• As required by law.
We may share information that has been anonymized or aggregated without limitation.
4. Digital Advertising & Analytics
We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated platforms. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.
We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. VBrick uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
5. International Visitors
This section applies to residents of the European Union that visit our Site or interact with us offline.
Lawful Basis for Processing
On certain occasions, we process your personal data when it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, such as to supply goods or provide services to you. We may also process your personal data to respond to your inquiries concerning our products and services.
On other occasions, we process your personal data where required by law, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations. We may also process your personal data if necessary to protect your interests or the interests of a third party.
Additionally, we process your personal data when necessary to do so for direct marketing purposes, such as for company newsletters, monthly product releases, maintenance updates and press releases, but to the most minimal extent necessary to honor your data protection rights. Where we process your personal data for this purpose, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.
If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we will generally obtain consent from you. You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing of personal data at any time.
If you wish to exercise the right to withdraw consent, contact our Data Protection Officer or any VBrick employee.
Transfers of Personal Data
We transfer personal data to the United States and participate in the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield. You can review a copy of VBrick’s Privacy Shield self-certification at privacyshield.gov.
You have a right to the following:
• To request access to the personal data we hold about you;
• To request that we rectify or erase your personal data;
• To request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal data;
• Under certain circumstances, to receive personal data about you that we store and transmit to another without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal data directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability; and
• Where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent processing your personal data.
All requests will be dealt with at the earliest opportunity. There are exceptions to these rights, however. For example, access to personal data may be denied in some circumstances if making the information available would reveal personal information about another person or if VBrick is legally prevented from disclosing such information. In addition, VBrick may be able to retain data even if you withdraw your consent where VBrick can demonstrate that it has a legal requirement to process your data.
To exercise these rights, contact our Data Protection Officer. See the “Contact” section below.
Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against us. To do so, contact the supervisory authority in your country of residence.
7. Third-Party Links and Tools
The Site may provide links to third-party websites or apps, including news and other content aggregation services. We do not control the privacy practices of those websites or apps, and they are not covered by this privacy notice. You should review the privacy notices of other websites or apps that you use to learn about their data practices.
The Site may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties. If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on the Site, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy notices of the companies that provide those features. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy notices of any accounts you create and use.
VBrick has implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure commercially reasonable protection of personal data. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection is not guaranteed.
We will process and store your personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or as permitted by law. The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period or the data retention terms of your agreement with us. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract. If you would otherwise like your persona data purged from our systems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Your Choices
To change your contact information or communication preferences, please contact us through the methods provided in the “Contact” section below.
If we decide to change our privacy notice, we will post these changes on this page. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of updates.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy notice, please contact us, in our role as data controller, at email@example.com.
VBrick Systems, Inc.
607 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170
Last Updated May 25, 2018
On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in EU Member States and will govern the processing of EU personal data.
The GDPR replaces the existing patchwork of national data protection laws in EU Member States and brings a degree of consistency to the data protection landscape in Europe. GDPR includes the well-recognized privacy principles of transparency, fairness, and accountability. The GDPR also adopted a risk-based approach that balances individual rights with participation in the global digital economy.
VBrick Commitment to GDPR as a Data Processor
Security: VBrick data protection and security processes have been developed based on NIST 800-53 revision 4 and are regularly subjected to third-party audits and testing for security, confidentiality, availability, processing integrity, and privacy controls. VBrick allows customers to manage and control their users’ access to Workday application via role-based access.
Cross-border data flows: The GDPR continues to allow the flow of personal data across country borders, and includes provisions ensuring existing data transfer mechanisms remain valid going forward. VBrick customers may leverage VBrick’s EU Privacy Shield Certification or sign model contractual clauses with VBrick to legitimize their cross-border data flows.
Privacy impact assessments (PIAs): The GDPR requires PIAs for many types of data processing. VBrick’s privacy team regularly and methodically conducts PIAs on features, technology, third party on-boarding, and operations related to our service. While we do not anticipate any significant changes to our already-thorough existing methods, our privacy team continues to monitor the GDPR to help ensure our PIAs fulfill any new requirements.
Security breaches: The GDPR introduces new notification rules for security breaches that result in a variety of harms to individuals. VBrick has a formal internal incident response plan in place that aligns with these notification requirements.
If you have further questions or concerns about the new GDPR regulations and what personal information we collect, how we collect it, how we use it, and how we share it, please feel free to ask us at GDPR@vbrick.com or contact our customer support by telephone at +44(0)20.7993.5510.
Helping our Customers as Data Controllers
In addition to VBrick’s own compliance obligations under the GDPR as a processor of customers’ personal data, VBrick also assists our customers in meeting their obligations as data controllers under the GDPR in a variety of ways. Here are some highlights.
Data purging: To support customers’ compliance with the Right to be Forgotten, VBrick offers a wide range of functionality and services to delete and purge data.
Access rights: VBrick offers role based features to help customers comply with access rights under the GDPR.
Activity logging: To help customers protect personal data against security threats, VBrick can log activity for each account. That includes successful logins and failed attempts as well as changes or additions to data by our customers and their end users. This will also help customers demonstrate access monitoring and oversight, displaying a high level of compliance assurance.
Vbrick EU-US Privacy Shield Policy
VBrick Systems, Inc. (“VBrick”) has implemented this EU-US Privacy Shield Policy (“Privacy Shield Policy”) to provide the appropriate level of protection for Personal Data which VBrick may receive in the course of providing customers with services and products.
The European Union Directive 95/46/EC defines “Personal Data” as data that personally identifies or may be used to personally identify a person, including an individual’s name in combination with country of birth, marital status, emergency contact information, salary information, terms of employment, job qualifications (such as educational degrees), address, phone number, e-mail address, user ID, password, and identification numbers (but excludes data that is de-identified, anonymous, or publicly available). As applied to Switzerland, “person” can mean either a natural person or a legal entity, regardless of the legal entity’s form.
This Privacy Shield Policy applies to the safeguarding of Personal Data that VBrick may collect from Customers (as defined below), in the European Union and Switzerland. VBrick has committed to handling all Personal Data in accordance with the US-EU Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce. VBrick has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Privacy Principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity and purpose limitation, access, recourse, enforcement and liability (the “Principles”).
Note that VBrick complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. VBrick has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Shield Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, VBrick commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Private Shield policy should first contact VBrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. VBrick has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to the ICDR/AAA, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit https://www.icdr.org/icdr/faces/icdrservices/safeharbor for more information or to file a complaint. The services of ICDR/AAA are provided at no cost to you. Under this program, VBrick is open to, under certain conditions, binding arbitration.
VBrick is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the matters covered herein, and is subject to liability in cases of unlawful onward transfers to third parties of your information. Notwithstanding anything herein, VBrick may be compelled to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
As a summary, please note the following answers to frequently asked questions:
What type of third parties does VBrick disclose personal information, and what is the purposes for which it does so?
We do not disclose personal information to any third party at this point. It is entirely kept in our system for the sole use of our customer and for our own use to maintain the system.
What rights do you have to access your personal data?
Personal information that is stored with VBrick is either put there by your employer or by you personally. In the first case, it would be your employer’s responsibility to grant access according to their process, and in the latter the information should be accessible by simply logging into your account.
What are the choices and means VBrick offers individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of their personal data?
VBrick makes very minimal use of your personal data (only last name and email are required with a security questions), and it is primarily used for user login only. Any other data stored in VBrick’s system is either put there by you or your employer. There is no need for the information provided to actually match any real information on a user.
The following capitalized terms in this Privacy Shield Policy shall be defined as follows:
“Customer” means an individual VBrick customer from EU or Switzerland, as well as any other individual, employee, end user, agent, or representative whose Personal Data VBrick has obtained from such Customer as part of its business relationship with VBrick.
“Data Subject” means a natural living person, who can be identified directly or indirectly by name or other factors unique to their person, including without limitation economic, physical, psychological, or social characteristics. For Customers residing in Switzerland, a Data Subject also may include a legal entity.
“Europe” or “European” refers to a country in the European Union.
“Sensitive Data” means Personal Data that discloses a Data Subject’s medical or health condition, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, political, religious or philosophical affiliations or opinions, or trade union membership.
“Third Party” means any individual or entity that is neither VBrick nor a VBrick Employee.
“VBrick Employee” means an employee (whether temporary, permanent, part-time, or contract), agent or independent contractor of VBrick or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.
This Privacy Shield Policy applies to the processing of Personal Data that VBrick receives in the United States concerning Customers who reside in the European Union and Switzerland. This Privacy Shield Policy does not apply to pseudonyms or other data by which individual persons cannot be identified. (Pseudonyms mean false names or other identifiers which prevent the identification of individual persons by that data alone.)
II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND MANAGEMENT
The VBrick Legal Department oversees VBrick’s compliance with the EU Privacy Shield and Swiss Safe Harbor programs, and shall review and approve material changes to this program. Please direct questions or comments regarding this Privacy Shield Policy to privacy@VBrick.com. VBrick will monitor, test, and update its data security policies and practices in its ongoing efforts to protect Personal Data. VBrick Employees will receive the applicable training to follow this Privacy Shield Policy.
III. RENEWAL / VERIFICATION
VBrick will renew its EU Privacy Shield and US Swiss Safe Harbor certifications annually, performing internal verification prior to any such recertification to ensure ongoing compliance with this Privacy Shield Policy and the Principles. Accordingly, VBrick will:
Confirm that this Privacy Shield Policy and the public posting of such Privacy Shield Policy accurately describe VBrick’s Customer Personal Data collection and safeguarding practices.
Confirm that the public posting of this Privacy Shield Policy notifies Customers of VBrick’s participation in the EU Privacy Shield and Swiss Safe Harbor programs, as well as where to obtain a copy of the Privacy Shield Policy and any additional information.
Confirm that this Privacy Shield Policy remains in compliance with the Principles.
Confirm that the complaint process and any independent dispute resolution process have been made available to Customers, by methods such as web site or contractual clauses.
Review its applicable VBrick Employee training processes and procedures for the handling of an individual’s Personal Data in compliance with this Privacy Shield Policy and the Principles.
Prepare a statement on the internal verification.
IV. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
VBrick collects Personal Data from Customers when they purchase its products, register with VBrick’s website, log-in to their account, complete surveys, request information or otherwise communicate with VBrick. For example, Customers’ Personal Data may be disclosed to VBrick when a Data Subject is registered or otherwise set up to receive VBrick subscription services, or when a Data Subject seeks live support or posts comments to a VBrick message board.
The Personal Data that VBrick collects depends on the Data Subject’s, or Customer’s, interaction with VBrick’s website and use of VBrick services. VBrick typically collects the following types of Personal Data: contact information, including, a contact person’s name, work email address, work mailing address, work telephone number, title, and company name.
The Personal Data that VBrick collects from Customers is primarily used for login verification, reporting, invoicing, renewals, and other operations related to providing services and products to the Customer. For certain products, VBrick serves as a software subscription provider, and as such, may enable Customer to use VBrick’s software to store, manage, record, encrypt, and stream Customer video data. In some cases, such video data may contain Personal Data, unbeknownst to VBrick. In such cases, VBrick may host and store such video data, while only the Customer dictates the disclosure of the video data to Third Parties. VBrick will only allow its software and hosting services to disclose such video data via Customers’ operation of the VBrick software or at the explicit direction of the Customer.
V. DISCLOSURES / ONWARD TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA
Except as otherwise provided herein, VBrick may disclose Personal Data only to Third Parties who act as agents, consultants, and contractors to perform tasks on behalf of and under VBrick’s instructions and who reasonably need to receive such data solely to assist VBrick to meet its obligations to the Customer. For example, VBrick may store such Personal Data in a data storage facility operated by Third Parties. Such Third Parties must (i) agree to abide by confidentiality obligations consistent with the Principles, (ii) agree to use such Personal Data only for the purposes for which they have been engaged by VBrick and (iii) either:
comply with the Privacy Shield principles or another mechanism permitted by the applicable EU & Swiss data protection law(s) for transfers and processing of Personal Data; or
agree to provide adequate protections for the Personal Data that are no less protective than those set out in this Privacy Shield Policy.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, note the following exceptions:
When a Data Subject has consented to or requested disclosure of Personal Data to any Third Party, VBrick also may effect such disclosure.
VBrick may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including requests to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
VBrick is liable for appropriate onward transfers of personal data to Third Parties.
VI. SENSITIVE DATA
VBrick does not collect Sensitive Data from its Customers.
VII. DATA INTEGRITY AND SECURITY
VBrick shall take reasonable actions to ensure the confidentiality of Personal Data, including physical and technical safeguards to protect Personal Data from misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure. All electronically stored Personal Data is stored on a secure network with firewall protection, and access to such Personal Data requires user authentication via password. VBrick also limits the scope of employees who have access to Customer Personal Data with physical and electronic access restrictions. As well, VBrick uses secure encryption technology to protect Customer Personal Data. Despite these precautions, data security safeguards cannot guarantee error-free security all of the time.
VBrick shall notify Customers regarding its compliance with the Principles through its publicly posted website, available at: https://vbrick.com/index.php/eushield/ and shall get approval and agreement to the Privacy Shield Policy from each Customer during the contractual process.
IX. ACCESSING PERSONAL DATA
VBrick Employees may access and use Personal Data if they are authorized to do so and solely for the purpose for which they are authorized.
X. RIGHT TO ACCESS, CHANGE OR DELETE PERSONAL DATA
Right to Access. Each Customer has the right to know the Personal Data in VBrick’s possession and to be able to confirm that such Personal Data is correct and pertinent to the purpose for which it was disclosed to VBrick. Customers may review their Personal Data as possessed by VBrick and amend, delete, or restrict any portion of such data that is inaccurate, per VBrick policies and applicable law. As reasonably requested by a Customer and required by the Principles, VBrick shall grant Customers access to their Personal Data, in order to enforce this provision.
Data Subjects may edit their Personal Data themselves by logging into their account profile, or by contacting VBrick by email at privacy@VBrick.com. In making modifications to their Personal Data, Data Subjects must provide only complete and accurate information. Data Subjects should submit a written request to VBrick at privacy@VBrick.com in order to have their Personal Data erased. In some cases, VBrick is fed the Personal Data from the applicable Customer and the Data Subject may need to coordinate desired modifications or deletions of the Personal Data with such Customer.
Requests for Personal Data. VBrick will monitor the following and provide notice to the appropriate Data Subjects and Customers when either (a) a representative of law enforcement makes a legally enforceable request for the Personal Data of the applicable Data Subject; or (b) the applicable Data Subject requests their own Personal Data. If VBrick receives a request for Personal Data from a Customer VBrick will refer the Customer to the applicable Data Subject, unless otherwise required by law or binding agreement with such Customer.
Satisfying Requests for Access and Changes. VBrick will strive to address all reasonable written requests to access, edit or delete Personal Data in a timely manner.
XI. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY SHIELD POLICY
This Privacy Shield Policy, which may be amended from time to time, is consistent with the Principles and applicable laws. VBrick will make all VBrick Employees aware of any changes to the Privacy Shield Policy via email, intranet postings, or other internal communications. VBrick will notify Customers of any material changes to this Privacy Shield Policy or to the manner VBrick handles collected Personal Data, allowing Customers to choose whether their Personal Data may be used in such materially different manner.
XII. QUESTIONS OR COMPLAINTS
Customers in the EU may contact VBrick with questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Shield Policy at privacy@VBrick.com.
XIII. ENFORCEMENT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
All VBrick Employees who deal with Personal Data from Europe and Switzerland shall comply with this Privacy Shield Policy and the Principles stated herein.
VBrick shall address and resolve all questions or concerns about privacy and its collection and use of Personal Data In compliance with the Principles. If VBrick fails to acknowledge a question or concern submitted per this Privacy Shield Policy, or such question or complaint is unsatisfactorily addressed by VBrick, Customer in the EU (including Switzerland) may bring a complaint before the independent dispute resolution mechanism operated by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). Information about how to file a EU Shield privacy complaint before the AAA can be found at: https://www.adr.org/aaa/faces/services/fileacase. Also, in some situations, and as a last resort, Customers in the EU may seek resolution and assistance from the binding arbitration mechanism of the EU Privacy Shield Panel.
In any conflict between this Privacy Shield Policy and the Principles, the Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view VBrick’s certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has jurisdiction over compliance with the Privacy Shield.
We use a variety of technologies on our sites. Among these are cookies, pieces of information that our websites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our website, to track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our affiliate signup programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular marketing campaign. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine the areas that users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our websites easier through recognizing you when you return and providing you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie in no way links to your personally identifiable information. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our websites. We may access and set cookies using web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs, which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons provide us useful information regarding our site, such as which pages users access. When we send you emails, we may include a single-pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you. We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our websites, and tailor our product and service offerings to you.
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards, such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Vbrick takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information; using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.
Vbrick provides users the opportunity to opt in, opt out, or change preferences via a link in the footer of most email messages. These options are made available when you sign up for our email lists and in any email messages from our company to you. Some communications (e.g., important account notifications and billing information) are necessary for all VBrickVbrick customers. To unsubscribe from these communications, you must cancel your VBrickVbrick account by emailing us at optout@Vbrick.com.
Vbrick WEEE Policy (WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC)
Vbrick manufactures Video Encoding and Decoding appliances which are affected by the WEEE directive. These include:
VB6000 Range of Video Encoder and Decoders
Vbrick IP Receiver
Vbrick also integrates software onto other manufacturer’s platforms which are also covered by the WEEE Directive. These include software installed onto Servers for Video on Demand, Web Server, and Video Archive applications.
According to the WEEE Directive, these products purchased prior to August 13, 2005 can be returned for recycling. For the B2B products Vbrick does not need to join the local authorities’ collection systems throughout the EU but can make different arrangements with the customers (Directive 2002/96/EC Article 9 and Amendment WEEE 2003/108/EC).
Server Programs: DELL WEEE Program and DELL Environment Program.
Vbrick’s RoHS Policy (RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC)
Per the RoHS Directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) from the European Union (EU), Vbrick has placed only RoHS compliant electrical/electronic equipment (EEE) on the market in the EU after June 30, 2006. Details about specific Vbrick products are available upon request.
Vbrick’s RoHS compliance planning is based on conformance to the RoHS Directive issued by the EU, and not on any specific Member State legislation or legislation from any other countries. As other environmental regulations are passed by the U.S. or other countries in which Vbrick does business, Vbrick’s compliance planning will respond accordingly.
Vbrick is relying on the lead-in-solder exemption for servers, storage, storage arrays, and telecommunications equipment, when applicable. The electronics industry is examining the data on lead-free solder and Vbrick is collaborating with the industry research on this topic.
Labeling is not required by the RoHS Directive and no industry or regulatory standard for RoHS labeling exists. Currently, Vbrick does not intend to label products as RoHS-compliant.
Vbrick provides the following certificates of conformity for all products that comply with the RoHS Directives listed above. We also supply links on that same site to all manufacturers’ products that we resell or integrate.
Certificate of Conformity – VB9000 Product Line
Certificate of Conformity – VB7000 Product Line
Certificate of Conformity – MF-STB Product Line
Certificate of Conformity – RMS Product Line
Certificate of Conformity – DME Product Line
Vbrick Quality Management System
Vbrick’s quality management system is built on the most fundamental principle – customer satisfaction.
Vbrick Systems is committed to:
Delivering products that meet our customer’s expectations
Having our name identified as the standard for excellence in the video networking industry
Continually improving the effectiveness of our quality management system
Certificate of Networthiness (CoN)
Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The CoN accreditation confirms that Vbrick meets the strict U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD) standards for security, compatibility, and sustainability and authorizes Vbrick’s solutions for use and purchase. This authorization is a requirement for all enterprise software products in the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network and applies to the entire U.S. Army, including the Army Reserve, National Guard and some DoD organizations. Supporting information on Vbrick’s CoN can be found on the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) website – Case ID: 201312320.At Vbrick, compliance with industry driven quality directives is a priority.
Vbrick at times uses Open Source code in some of its products. In order to be a good Open Source citizen, and to abide by the rules of most of the Open Source license agreements, Vbrick posts the unmodified Source Code that it uses in its products as well as any modifications or improvements to the code.
Open source code used for VBrickVbrick’s Solaris and Linux StreamPlayer
Windows version of the StreamPlayer using Mozilla code
RTSP library used for VBrickVbrick’s MPEG-4 playback
HTTP library used in VBrickVbrick’s MPEG-4 playback
Link to unmodified source code
Open source code used for transmuxing mp4v2 content
mp4v2 zipped file
Open source code used for VEMS Mystro Flash Player
Link to unmodified source code
Open source code used for DME transrating
Link to unmodified source code
Supply Chain Policy
Vbrick Systems is committed to ensuring that its network of suppliers obtain materials from socially responsible sources and comply with all relevant US Government mandates, including the statutory and regulatory requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”), (15 USC §78m) regarding the chain of custody usage of Conflict Minerals, as defined in the Act.