DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates in the United States (collectively, "DaVita") recognize that the European Union ("EU") has implemented "omnibus" data protection regimes established pursuant to the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (the "Data Protection Law"). Among other things, Data Protection Law generally requires "adequate protection" for the transfer of certain individually identifiable data about employees in the EU ("EU Employee Data") to DaVita operations in the United States. DaVita accordingly adheres to the requirements of the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by the US Department of Commerce ("Safe Harbor") with respect to certain EU Employee Data received in the United States. Employees are informed of the Safe Harbor via separate policies and procedures. Anyone in the EU that cannot resolve his or her issue directly with DaVita is permitted to contact his or her local data protection authority for further assistance and information. For further information about the Safe Harbor Program, see the U.S. Department of Commerce website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
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