All full-time and external employees of EAF, members of EAF committees as well as all other persons that obtain knowledge of accreditation cases or receive other information as a result of their roles, are required to treat this information in confidence.
These types of obligations are either directly set out in employment contracts, by-laws, procedure descriptions, or may be included in separate confidentiality agreements in special cases. The confidentiality obligation may be removed in special cases with the agreement of the conformity assessment bodies.
Such an agreement is not required if EAF is required to provide information by law, and the affected party has been informed in this regard. In this case, the affected contract partner will be notified of the provision of such information.
Members of EAF committees may be excluded from the transfer of certain information if this breaches the conditions of ISO/IEC 17011 (e.g. in the case of potential conflicts of interest).