All the bodies within the NAC structure, including the established advisory boards, service provider organizations, assessors who assess on behalf of NAC, and technical experts are all liable to secure the confidentiality of information during the accreditation process.
The confidentiality and security relating to accreditation activities have been guaranteed by concluding contracts with assessors and technical experts.
NAC has enforceable arrangements requiring all personnel to conform to the defined applicable policies and implement processes. The arrangements address aspects relating to confidentiality and impartiality and require all personnel to notify NAC of any existing, prior or foreseeable relationships, which may compromise impartiality.
The accreditation policy for NAC’s cross frontier accreditations is to achieve response to all accreditation requests within APAC area of interest. Main approach to the requests will be surveyed under impartiality and confidentiality principles for the sake of accreditation confidence and to be in harmony with APAC rules and standards.
Declaration is received from all of the personnel who are employed in any accreditation activity regarding any kind of confidentiality, security, commercial and financial independence and impartiality. In addition to this, statements are requested from the assessors regarding the current or previous relations with the organizations that they will assess (CAB’s).
All the constituent bodies of NAC, including established -experts committees, service provider organizations, assessors who perform assessments on behalf of NAC, and technical experts are under obligation to secure the confidentiality of information obtained during the accreditation process. NAC does not release confidential information without the written consent of CAB unless law requires the release of the information related to CAB without written consent.
NAC does not release confidential information without the written consent of CAB unless law requires the release of the information related to CAB without written consent. When NAC is required by law or authorized by contractual arrangements to release confidential information, the CAB is, unless prohibited by law, notified of the information provided.
Information on CABs and assessors/technical experts are protected by NAC under the Law on Protection of Personal Data, and not divulged to third parties unless consented by the relevant parties or required by law.
In addition, information about the CAB obtained from sources other than the CAB such as complainants, regulators, legal authorities etc. is also confidential. The identity of the source is not shared with the CAB unless consented by the source.
All people acting on behalf of NAC including NAC’s personnel, experts (assessors/technical experts), committee members or accreditation body officials are responsible for keeping confidential all information obtained or created during the performance of the accreditation body's activities, except as required by law.
All physical and administrative measures have been taken and arrangements have been established in order to store the records of the management system and accreditation safely and in order to maintain the confidentiality in every stage of the accreditation process, providing the guaranteed authorized accessibility in a specific period of time for the requested records.