Q. Does the fee cover our application process with the Department of Commerce as well, or is that handled separately?
A. Separately. You must register with the Department of Commerce in addition to enrolling in the Insights Association Privacy Shield Program. This is done by creating an online account at www.privacyshield.gov. You must pay the DOC fee directly to Commerce and it is separate from the fee paid to the Insights Association for the dispute resolution services provided through the Insights Association Privacy Shield Program.
Q. Once we begin the process through the Insights Association, how long does the review and certification typically take?
Q. What are the steps involved to be accepted into the Insights Association Privacy Shield Program?
A. You will have to:
Q. Are there any other fees involved?
A. Yes. It is the member company’s responsibility to pay into the Arbitral Fund. This fee is outside of the Insights Association annual program fee. More information, and the payment portal, can be found here: http://go.adr.org/privacyshieldfund.html
Beyond those annual fees, the only additional fees would arise if you receive a complaint that persists to the arbitration stage, which is very unlikely.