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# PrivacyTools Whistleblower Protection Policy

PrivacyTools requires its team members to observe high standards of
organizational and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and
responsibilities. As representatives of PrivacyTools and its community, we must
practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities.

### Reporting Responsibility

This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable team members,
contributors, and others to raise serious concerns internally so that the
PrivacyTools team can address and correct inappropriate conduct and actions.
It is the responsibility of all team members and contributors to report concerns
about violations of PrivacyTools’s code of conduct.

### No Retaliation

It is contrary to the values of PrivacyTools for anyone to retaliate against any
team member, contributor, or other who in good faith reports a code of conduct
violation. A team member who retaliates against someone who has reported a
violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including
termination of their position within the PrivacyTools team.

### Reporting Procedure

PrivacyTools has an open door policy and suggests that team members,
contributors, and others share their questions, concerns, suggestions, or
complaints with the internal compliance officer. If you are not comfortable
speaking with the internal compliance officer or you are not satisfied with the
internal compliance officer’s response, you are encouraged to speak with the
external compliance officer. Team members and contributors are encouraged to
report complaints or concerns about suspected ethical and policy violations in
writing to either of the PrivacyTools compliance officers, who have the
responsibility to investigate all reported complaints.

### Compliance

The PrivacyTools compliance officers are responsible for ensuring that all
complaints about unethical conduct or policy violations are investigated and resolved.

### Acting in Good Faith

Anyone filing a written complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation
must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the
information disclosed indicates a violation. Any allegations that prove not to
be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to
be false will be viewed as a serious offense.

### Confidentiality

Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by
the complainant. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept
confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an
adequate investigation.

### Handling of Reported Violations

The PrivacyTools compliance officer will notify the person who submitted a
complaint and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation.
All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action
will be taken if warranted by the investigation.
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