The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners  


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    ISFCE Policies


    1.0 ISFCE Board Committee Structure Responsibility

    1.1 ISFCE Board and Committee Members

    2.0 CCE Exam Process

    2.1 CCE Certification Attempts Policy

    2.2 CCE Recertification Attempts Policy

    2.3 CCE Complaint and Member Disciplinary Policy

    2.4 CCE Appeals Policy

    2.5 CCE Certification Time to Complete and Extension Policy

    3.0 ISFCE Display of Program Requirements

    4.0 CCE Exam Evaluation Standards

    5.0 ISFCE Criminal Record Policy

    6.0 Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

    Recertification CPE Credit Guidelines

    Use of the CCE Logo

    Use of the CCE List Serv

    Terms of Use

    Privacy Policy



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    Use of the CCE / MCCE / ISFCE Logo

    Current CCEs can officially use the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)® title. The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)® is a trademarked phrase and may only be used with the written permission of the ISFCE.


    The requirements to display the CCE logo are as follows:

    • Current CCE certified individuals may display the CCE logo

    • Others may display the logo, but must have written permission from the ISFCE to do so

    • The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)® mark may be listed on a website, but must be linked to www.isfce.com and be directly associated with the name of the certified individual.

    • The logo is only issued to certified individuals and may not be placed on a web site without indicating the certified individuals name

    The ISFCE reserves the right to withdraw the approval to use this trademarked logo at any time and for any reason the ISFCE deems appropriate.


    Use of CCE List Serv

    CCE List Serv members may post questions about technical issues and other issues pertinent to the field and science of computer forensics. Protracted technical discussions should be conducted off-list between individual members.

    As solutions are found to problems posted, members are encouraged to advise the general membership of the solution.

    Rules for posting to the CCE List Serv:

    • All messages to the List Serv must originate from an email address currently subscribed to this list. You may contact info@isfce.com in order to update this subscription at any time.

    • All posts must include the real name of the author. Using an alias/handle/screen name/nickname in a signature is not permitted.

    • “Cross posting” (i.e. addressing a message to more than one mailing list) is not allowed.

    • Abusive, harassing, extraneous, or off-topic comments will not be tolerated.

    • No advertising for products or services is permitted on the CCE List Serv. In order to help avoid this, it is recommended that any job postings or attempts to sell personally owned tools or software licenses first be approved through info@isfce.com prior to posting.

    • Failure to abide by any these rules may result in permanent removal from the CCE List Serv community.

    Note - While this list is only made available privately within the ISFCE/CCE community, any text posted to this list can be referenced publically. There should not be any expectation of privacy when sharing information to the CCE List Serv. In addition, no comments made within these discussions should be taken as fact and any questions referring to legal matters should be discussed with licensed legal counsel.



    Terms of Use

    Effective Date: July 7, 2014

    This Terms of Use Agreement is between you and the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (“ISFCE”), a part of Raytheon Cyber Solutions, Inc., and governs your access to the ISFCE website at www.isfce.comBy using or accessing this website (the “site”), you agree to be bound by these Terms and to use this site only in accordance with these Terms and our Privacy Policy (available via “Privacy” link on homepage of ISFCE site), and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the site or to products and services that may be made available to you through the use of the site.  If you do not agree with these Terms, do not access the site or otherwise use our services. 

    We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use or to impose new conditions on the use of this site from time to time.  We will post the revised Terms of Use on this site and update the “Last Updated” date to reflect the date of the changes.  By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use as modified.


    Changes to or Discontinuation of the Site

    We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the site, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the site or any portion thereof.


    Disclaimers

    ISFCE is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the site or any other person. This site may display content provided by third parties, or links to other sites maintained by third parties.  We do not operate or control any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the site or on websites linked to this site.  Further, such links do not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites, or on websites linked to on this site. 

    DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES:  ALL INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR ANY OF THE FEATURES OR FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR ANY COMPONENT OF THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE USE OF MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR THIRD PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

    PAYMENT DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF PAYMENTS MADE THROUGH OUR THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT PROCESSOR.  PLEASE READ THE PRIVACY POLICY ON OUR PAYMENT PROCESSOR’S WEBSITE, WWW.AUTHORIZE.NET, FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE USE, STORAGE AND PROTECTION OF YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION.


    Limitations of Liability

    ISFCE shall NOT be liable for any damage, loss or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, arising out of or caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by ISFCE’s negligent acts or omissions.  ISFCE is not responsible for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, that result from your use of (or inability to use) this Site, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction.  Your use of this website and use or reliance upon any of the materials on it is solely at your own risk.


    Indemnification

    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates, and each of our and their respective directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, representatives and licensors, from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that arise of your use of the site or your violation of these Terms of Use.


    License to Use

    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, ISFCE grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access and use this site and the materials thereon. The names, trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising, publicity, or otherwise, to indicate ISFCE's sponsorship or affiliation with any product or service, without ISFCE's prior written permission.


    Material Subject to Copyright Protection

    This site is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States of America. All individual articles, content and other elements (“Materials”) are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained herein. 

    Title to copyright in the Materials will at all times remain with the ISFCE and its third party licensors. You may only use, download, or copy the Materials contained in these sites in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Any permitted copies of the Materials must retain any copyright notice. Unless otherwise provided in the Terms of Use, you may not transmit, republish, distribute or modify the Materials without the express, prior written consent of ISFCE. Additionally, You may not use any content contained in the Materials in any manner that may give a false or misleading impression or statement as to ISFCE, or any third party referenced in the Materials. ISFCE MAY REVOKE ANY OF THE FOREGOING RIGHTS, AS WELL AS ANY ACCESS AND USE AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED TO USERS OF THESE SITES AT ANY TIME.

    ISFCE respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, and has implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide ISFCE with the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 US Code 512:

    a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

    b. Identification of the copyright 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;

    c. 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 us to locate the material;

    d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;

    e. 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; and

    f. 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.

    For notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this site, ISFCE's copyright agent can be reached as follows:

    ISFCE
    320 Seven Springs Way #250
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    United States of America
    info@isfce.com


    Governing Law

    You agree that your use of this site, this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and any disputes relating to any of them, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without regard to any conflict of laws principles.

    You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action that you may have arising out of or related to use of this site or these Terms must be filed by you within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


    Miscellaneous

    This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral.

     

    Privacy Policy

    Effective Date:  July 7, 2014

    Information We Collect

    Application Information:  The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (“ISFCE”), a part of Raytheon Cyber Solutions, Inc., collects information voluntarily submitted to us through the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) Application Form (“Application Form”) and the ASCLD / LAB Proficiency Testing Application (“Proficiency Testing Application”).  

    Payment information:We use a third party payment processor, authorize.net, to securely process online payments.  All payment information is transmitted to and processed by the third-party processor through their secure payment portal.  Once a payment is submitted and processed, the third-party processor sends us a receipt confirming the identity of the purchaser and the amount paid.  We do not collect, access, store, or process your payment information.   Authorize.net and not ISFCE is responsible for the privacy and security of the payment information you provide to them.

    Tracking, cookies, and the collection of technical information: ISFCE does not use cookies, log visitors’ Internet Protocol addresses, or collect any other identifiable information about visitors to the www.ISFCE.com website (“site”) through any means other than those described above.  Although an industry-standard do-not-track (DNT) protocol has not yet been established, ISFCE’s information collection and disclosure practices and the choices it offers to consumers will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy.  ISFCE does not track visitors’ website usage regardless of the “do not track” choice made by the consumer.  ISFCE may, however, collect technical, aggregate information about user’s interactions with our site to improve site functionality.


    How We Use Your Information

    We use the information you submit through the Application Form and Proficiency Testing Application to:

    • Process your application
    • Verify your identity
    • Verify the information you have provided
    • Determine your eligibility for certification or testing
    • Conduct a criminal background check through publically available sources
    • Approve your application

    Individuals with current CCE Certifications may also elect to have their names and the organizations with which they are affiliated published on our site by sending an email to info@isfce.com.


    How We Share Your Information

    The information you submit to us will not be shared or disclosed to individuals outside of ISFCE except in the following circumstances:

    • All information that you submit in your Application Form may be shared with our third party service providers for ISFCE purposes only, such as conducting background checks.
    • All information that you submit in your Application Form, except for your date of birth, previous home addresses, and information included in the “Criminal Record Policy/Background Check Consent” section of the application, will be provided to and reviewed by our Board Members.
    • We will provide your name, certification number, certification status, and anniversary date in response to a written request of certification status, or in response to a subpoena or other legal process requesting this information.
    • We will provide your name and certification status to an individual or entity upon your request and with your consent.


    Updating your Personal Information

    You can update your personal information and certification status by emailing us at info@isfce.com or via a written request mailed to:

    ISFCE
    320 Seven Springs Way #250
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    United States of America 

    Please do not send Social Security Numbers or other sensitive information to us via unencrypted email.


    How We Protect Your Information

    We use industry-standard technical, physical and administrative safeguards to protect the information you share with us. Except for your name and contact information, which we maintain in our records for membership purposes, we delete application information submitted to us after a limited time.  However, we cannot guarantee the security of our site, and all transmissions online entail risk.  Do not send any sensitive information to us through our website or through any other unsecured channel.


    Children’s Personal Information

    Our website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.  If we discover that we inadvertently collected information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will promptly delete it.


    Your California Privacy Rights

    The California “Shine The Light” law permits California residents to annually request and obtain information free of charge about what personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year.  ISFCE does not distribute your personal information to outside parties for their direct marketing, or any other purpose, except as provided for in this Privacy Policy, without your consent.


    Changes to our Privacy Policy

    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, or update the Privacy Policy modification date at the bottom of this page.  If we make material changes to our privacy policy that could affect the personal information you previously submitted to us, we will provide you notice and an appropriate opportunity to consent.


    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this privacy policy, please contact us at info@isfce.com.


    Statement of Non-Discrimination

    Membership in the organization and eligibility for the Certified Computer Examiner is open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. Every reasonable accommodation is made to insure that all individuals are able to participate in the programs offered by the organization. All policy will comply with federal, state and local laws.

    Because of the sensitive nature of some methods and skills, the ISFCE Certification Board may, at it’s discretion, bar persons from nations on the State Department’s list of nations sponsoring terrorism from participation. Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    The organization does not require that members belong to any other organization, before joining the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.

 

 

 

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