VIA Privacy Shield Policy

VIA respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers, employees, consumers, business partners and others. Not only does VIA strive to collect, use and disclose personal information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business, but it also has a tradition of upholding the highest ethical standards in its business practices. This Privacy Shield Policy (the “Policy”) sets forth the privacy principles VIA follows with respect to transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (EEA) [which includes the twenty-seven member states of the European Union (EU) plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway] and from Switzerland to the United States.

Privacy Shield

Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, VIA adheres to the principles set forth in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and Swiss Administration to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework please visit:

VIA is committed to resolving complaints about our collection or use of your personal information in compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles in a timely manner. Individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Private Shield policy are invited to contact our Privacy Officer, Nic McMahon, at or 1-503-243-2007.

If you do not receive acknowledgment of your complaint within 45 days of receipt from us or if you are not satisfied with our response you may bring a complaint before, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). The USCIB is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and the International Organization of Employers. As such, USCIB has agreed to act as a trusted third party on behalf of the European Union (EU) Data Protection Authorities. Information about how to file a complaint before the USCIB can be found at As a last resort, EU individuals may seek redress through binding arbitration. The services of this process are provided at no cost to you.

This Privacy Policy is subject to change based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses and/or the Privacy Shield. Any necessary changes, will be reflected in this policy and disseminated.

Contact Information

Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to the VIA Privacy Office by mail to:
VIA Privacy Office
VIA, Inc.
700 SW Taylor St. Suite 300
Portland OR, 97205
Or by e-mail to

Changes to this Privacy Shield Policy

This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the requirements of the Privacy Shield Principles. A notice will be posted on the VIA web page ( for 60 days whenever this Privacy Shield Policy is changed in a material way.

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