Policies & Legal Notices
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Paylogix purpose for this ethics policy is to establish a culture of openness, trust and integrity in business practices. Effective ethics is a team effort involving the participation and support of every Paylogix employee. All employees should familiarize themselves with the ethics guidelines that follow this introduction.
Paylogix is committed to protecting employees, partners, vendors and the company from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly or unknowingly. When Paylogix addresses issues proactively and uses correct judgment, it will help set us apart from competitors.
Paylogix will not tolerate any wrongdoing or impropriety at anytime. Paylogix will take the appropriate measures act quickly in correcting the issue if the ethical code is broken. Any infractions of this code of ethics will not be tolerated.
The purpose for authoring a publication on ethics is to emphasize the employee’s and consumer’s expectation to be treated fair business practices. This policy will serve to guide business behavior to ensure ethical conduct. These rules are in place to protect the employee, Paylogix, and our clients. Inappropriate use exposes Paylogix to risks including virus attacks, compromise of network systems and services, and legal issues.
This policy applies to employees, contractors, consultants, temporaries, and other workers at Paylogix, including all personnel affiliated with third parties. This policy applies to all equipment and property that is owned or leased by Paylogix.
EXECUTIVE COMMITMENT TO ETHICS:
Top brass within Paylogix must set a prime example. In any business practice, honesty and integrity must be top priority for executives. Executives must have an open door policy and welcome suggestions and concerns from employees. This will allow employees to feel comfortable discussing any issues and will alert executives to concerns within the workforce. Executives must disclose any conflict of interests regard their position within Paylogix.
EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT TO ETHICS:
Paylogix employees will treat everyone fairly, have mutual respect, promote a team environment and avoid the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising practices. Every employee needs to apply effort and intelligence in maintaining ethics value. Employees must disclose any conflict of interests regard their position within Paylogix. Employees will help Paylogix to increase customer and vendor satisfaction by providing quality product s and timely response to inquiries.
Promotion of ethical conduct within interpersonal communications of employees will be rewarded. Paylogix will promote a trustworthy and honest atmosphere to reinforce the vision of ethics within the company.
MAINTAINING ETHICAL PRACTICES:
Paylogix will reinforce the importance of the integrity message and the tone will start at the top. Every employee, manager, director needs consistently maintain an ethical stance and support ethical behavior. Employees at Paylogix should encourage open dialogue, get honest feedback and treat everyone fairly, with honesty and objectivity. Paylogix has established a best practice disclosure committee to make sure the ethical code is delivered to all employees and that concerns regarding the code can be addressed.
Paylogix will avoid the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising practice in relationships, actions and communications. Paylogix will not tolerate harassment or discrimination. Unauthorized use of company trade secrets & marketing, operational, personnel, financial, source code, & technical information integral to the success of our company will not be tolerated. Paylogix will not permit impropriety at any time and we will act ethically and responsibly in accordance with laws. Paylogix employees will not use corporate assets or business relationships for personal use or gain.
Paylogix presumes that you understand and are aware of the rules and guidelines in this Policy and will adhere to them. Any infractions of this code of ethics will not be tolerated and Paylogix will act quickly in correcting the issue if the ethical code is broken. Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and, or appropriate legal action.
Paylogix reserves the right to amend this policy. In case of amendments, Paylogix employees and affiliates will be informed appropriately.
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please contact your supervisor. If you do not have any questions Paylogix presumes that you understand and are aware of the rules and guidelines in this policy and will adhere to them.
Your information belongs to you.
- We do not sell your information. Period.
Your data is secure.
- State-of-the-art-encryption and data security policies keep passwords, banking information, credit card numbers and email addresses safe.
- Your peace of mind is our top priority, and we’ve kept our customers’ accounts and data secure and protected for over a decade.
- That means we take every precaution not only to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLB), but to surpass them, offering an unmatched, comprehensive data security service.
- Passwords, bank information, credit card and personal information data are encrypted and passed via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). All information is housed in physically secure locations.
- We take security seriously. We have a defense-in-depth approach to security, with layered firewalls, network-based intrusion detection, rigorous software quality assurance, and vulnerability assessments.
We are keeping a safe watch around the clock.
- Our dedicated operations team monitors all hosts and services for integrity and availability, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Vulnerability scans, security reviews, up-to-date security patches – it’s all part of the job we do.
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Paylogix places extreme value on its client relationships. We recognize that it is a vital obligation when clients entrust us with their data. In order to protect client data, we are committed to secure and reliable client application operations.
Paylogix Security Policy on File Transfers Using FTP
It is the policy of Paylogix to use industry standard best practices whenever possible to maintain data center operations securely and reliably. The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of these practices and the policies employed by Paylogix on file transfers using FTP. Serving as an easy and effective method by which to transfer files over a network, FTP has become a standard that is both accepted and widely accessible to users across almost every network and operating system in use today.
Paylogix maintains an FTP file server to facilitate client data transfer. The FTP server is behind a firewall, and the server housing the encryption key is on a network behind a firewall not directly accessible via the Internet.
FTP User ID And Password Protection
Access to the FTP server is maintained by assigning authorized users a user ID and password-protected directory. All access to the FTP server is authenticated (no anonymous access is allowed). FTP software is configured to not allow authorized users to view or access any directory structure other than their assigned directory.
FTP PGP Encryption
Paylogix’ preferred method of receiving data is PGP encrypted files. PGP® or Pretty Good Privacy® is a powerful cryptographic product family that enables people to securely exchange messages, and to secure files, disk volumes and network connections with both privacy and strong authentication. Client data that is deposited on the Paylogix FTP server is moved to internal Paylogix networks prior to decryption. FTP servers are monitored for deposited files on a regular basis. The Account Team conducts file deposit monitoring either automatically via a scheduler or on a regular schedule.
PGP Key Protection
The Paylogix public key for PGP encryption is shared with clients that PGP encrypt data for transmission to Paylogix FTP servers. The Paylogix® provided private key for PGP Encryption is stored on a network file server, separate from the FTP server, and protected by native operating system security features in addition to a Secure ID. The private key “pass phrase” is only provided to Paylogix FTP Administration personnel whose job responsibility includes the decryption of client data files. Any employee who shares the private key “pass phrase” with an unauthorized person is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
Copyright, Trademark, & Disclaimer Notices
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The Paylogix® brand, the Paylogix® name and the “x” logo are registered trademarks of Paylogix®, LLC. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Paylogix®, Consolidated Billing®, Common Remitter®, Single Point Billing®, Exchange Builder®, Pro-Enroll™, Cash-Q®, and DocuServ® are trademarks of Paylogix.
The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Links to Third Party Sites
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Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Paylogix® respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to complying with U.S. Copyright laws. Our policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (““DMCA”) provides recourse for owners of copyrighted material who believe their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet. If you believe your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, please provide notice to our Designated Agent. The notice must include the following information as provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512 (c) (3):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- The Designated Agent for notice of copyright infringement claims may be reached as follows:
- BY MAIL: R. Pfadenhauer 1025 Old Country Road Suite 310 Westbury, New York 11590
- BY PHONE: 516-408-7800
- BY EMAIL: email@example.com
Counter notification to Claimed Copyright Infringement
If a copyright infringement notice has been wrongly filed against you as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material, you may file a counter notification with our Designated Agent. The counter notification must provide the following information:
- Physical or electronic signature of the subscriber;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;
- The subscriber´s name, address, telephone number and email address, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber´s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person;
- Paylogix® will terminate all account holders and subscribers who are repeat infringers of intellectual property laws.
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Community Guidelines & Comment Policy
We want everyone to feel at home posting comments on The Paylogix Post. We don’t know what your home is like, but we know how we expect people to behave when they visit ours. That’s why we reserve the right to delete comments and ban users as needed to keep the comment threads here civil and substantive.
OUR NO. 1 HOUSE RULE IS SIMPLE: DON’T BE A JERK.
Want to be the kind of commenter we’d love to bring home to mom? Here’s what we like to see in comments:
- Weigh in with smart, informed ideas that contribute further to the article or story.
- Give us useful, constructive criticism. Spot a typo or an error? Let us know and we will correct it.
- Demonstrate and share your experience, intelligence, wisdom, and humor we know you possess.
- Don’t feed the trolls. You know how you sometimes have to just ignore the crazy stuff that your Father-in-law says for the sake of harmony and your own sanity? Same goes here. If comments are getting weird, please don’t make it worse. Down vote and flag comments instead.
Although we can’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the kinds of comments we’re going to do our best to curtail:
- Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. You may submit your press releases here.
- Impersonating authors or other commenters. We can’t believe we have to say this, but: Don’t do that. It’s weird.
- Comments that make it clear you didn’t read the article. Enraged that we didn’t mention X in a story about Y? Slow down, Speedy McFingerson. If you’d made it past paragraph two, you’d see a very well thought-out discussion of that X you hold so dear.
- Comments that are completely out of left field. Sometimes discussions veer off a bit, but are still related to the original subject. That is fine. Hijacking the conversation to promote off-topic commentary is not.
- Threats — no matter how vague — against the author or other commenters. Again, we can’t believe that we need to say this.
- Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the drift. Call us the PC Police, fine, but don’t say we didn’t warn you when you get banned or deleted. This also CLEARLY falls under the, “rule #1 don’t be a jerk,” policy stated above.
- Trolling. If you’re a climate denier just out for a good trolling and are not contributing meaningfully to the conversation, we’ll be pushing you back under the bridge, where you will likely drown from rising sea waters.