The authorization to use the Trademark EuroCompliance and the ISO37001 certificate Issued by EuroCompliance
EuroCompliance, as a control and certification body with its own registered trademark, monitors:
- The ownership, use and exposure of its certification and conformity documents;
- Any material referring to the EuroCompliance certification;
- Any misuse of the EuroCompliance trademark.
This regulation specifies which guidelines should any organisation wishing to refer to the EuroCompliance ISO 37001 certification follow. This regulation applies to:
- The use of the EuroCompliance trademark;
- The use of the EuroCompliance certificate;
- Any text reference to the EuroCompliance certification ;
- Any reference to the EuroCompliance accreditation (by COFRAC/IAF).
Any organisation ISO 37001 certified by EuroCompliance commits to comply with the regulation governing the use of EuroCompliance trademark and ISO37001 certificate.
EuroCompliance auditors will check that certified bodies use the EuroCompliance certification and conformity documents as specified herein every time they visit them. EuroCompliance auditors shall report on any rule infringement or incident they see.
ARTICLE 1. AUTHORIZED USERS
- The EuroCompliance trademark or certification shall only be used or referred to by clients who are in a contractual relationship with EuroCompliance, as defined by a valid certification document issued by EuroCompliance for an anti-corruption management system certification compliant with ISO 37001 standard and EuroCompliance internal procedures.
- The use of or reference to the EuroCompliance trademark or certification for communication purposes is subjected to the rules described below.
- In no circumstances shall the EuroCompliance trademark, reference or certification be related to activities or organisations which are not certified by EuroCompliance or are not compliant.
ARTICLE 2. RULES OF COMMUNICATION OF THE CERTIFICATION TRADEMARK
- In no circumstances shall the EuroCompliance trademark, reference or certification be used in a way likely to be misleading to anyone.
- Any copy of a certification document shall come with the direct link to EuroCompliance website (eurocompliance.com ), for easy access to details about the validity and scope of the certification.
- If the scope of the certification does not cover all locations or activities of the certified body, the certification body must not in any way suggest that all locations and activities of that organisation are covered by the certification.
- The EuroCompliance trademark is protected by EuroCompliance SAS as shown here:
- The logo is available in a digital form upon request to EuroCompliance. Copy of the logo must always be made from the source file. The logo is fixed, it cannot be modified. Its proportions (see above) must remain the same. Regardless of its size, the logo must always be clearly legible.
– On a light background, the logo shall be used in blue (0 58 90 and 0 79 120) and red (189 29 29 ) colours or 100% black on a black and white background.
– Exemption: on a dark or black background, the logo may be used with reservation (in white color).
– Any other form of exemption must be explicitly requested to and allowed by EuroCompliance.
- In order to avoid any confusion, the EuroCompliance logo must not show bigger than the certified entity’s logo itself.
- Certified organisations are allowed to use the trademark on different communication media such as brochures, headers, and business cards or on the Internet.
- The certification trademark is not to be displayed on any products.
- The EuroCompliance trademark or certification shall not be used or referred to in a way which might bring discredit to EuroCompliance.
ARTICLE 3. COMMUNICATION RULES OF THE CERTIFICATE
- The certificate must be publicized and/or copied entirely as is, without any change or alteration.
- A certified organisation is allowed to photocopy or scan their original registration certificate (paper). When doing so, some specific marking should clearly indicate that the document is a certified copy.
- When a certified organisation provides copies of certification documents to a third party, these must be copied entirely and certified.
- Certified organisations are allowed to publish their certificate on the Internet only in the digital format provided by EuroCompliance.
- When a client’s certification has expired (contract stopped, certification suspension or withdrawal), they shall immediately stop using any certification documents or their copies or reproductions.
ARTICLE 4. COMMUNICATION RULES REFERENCE IN THE FORM OF TEXT
- The content and format used when communicating or referring to the EuroCompliance trademark or certification must not be confusing and must always provide clear information regarding both the beneficiary and scope of that certification (including specific activities and locations, if applicable).
- When certification has expired or has been suspended, withdrawn or stopped, the client must immediately stop using the EuroCompliance trademark and any material (online as well) mentioning that trademark or certification, and take any other necessary action.
ARTICLE 5. RECOGNITION OF THE EUROCOMPLIANCE ACCREDITATION
- Any specific reference to the EuroCompliance accreditation should be accompanied by a direct link to the EuroCompliance website eurocompliance.com or COFRAC website cofrac.fr for easy access to details about the scope of that accreditation.
ARTICLE 6. RESTRICTION D’UTILISATION POUR LES TIERS
- Any third party other than the Client itself (for example a company with no contractual relationship with EuroCompliance but producing and marketing products for a company certified by EuroCompliance) is not allowed to use or refer to the EuroCompliance trademark or certification without prior agreement by EuroCompliance.
- The use of or reference to the EuroCompliance trademark or certification remains the client’s sole responsibility.
ARTICLE 7. MODIFICATION OF THE RULES
- EuroCompliance may change these rules any time.
- If we do, an update will be sent to all the certified organisations.
ARTICLE 8. NON-RESPECT OF THE RULES
- EuroCompliance will implement any appropriate action among those provided in its procedures, such as taking corrective actions, removing certificate and publishing infringements.
– In case of inadvertent improper use, the certified organisation is requested to provide corrective action without delay.
– In case of abusive practice, EuroCompliance will immediately start a procedure to suspend or revoke the certification, depending on circumstances. This will be shown in the list of organisations certified by EuroCompliance.
- Improper use of the trademark is punishable by French law as provided for in articles L.716-1 and following of the French Code of Intellectual Property.
- Copy, imitation, use, removal or change in the trademark, infringement of its registration rights and the resulting sanctions is punishable by law as provided for in articles L.716-9 and following of the French Code of Intellectual Property (up to two year imprisonment and € 150,000 fine).