Collectify, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment, 53254-53255 [E9-24951]

Download as PDF 53254 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 199 / Friday, October 16, 2009 / Notices effect for one year, and is designed to ensure that any Carilion-employed physician who previously referred patients to CAI will continue to be able to do so. Finally, incorporated into the Consent Agreement is an Order to Maintain Assets (‘‘OMA’’). The OMA preserves the viability, marketability, and competitiveness of the assets to be divested, and prohibits Carilion from using or disclosing competitively sensitive information. The OMA also allows the Commission to appoint a Monitor to ensure Carilion’s compliance with the Consent Agreement. In addition, the OMA requires Carilion to offer financial incentives to CAI and CSE personnel to remain with each business before the sale, during the transition period, and at the option of the buyer(s), after the transition. Under the Consent Agreement, Carilion also must remove any contractual impediments that may deter CAI or CSE staff from accepting a Commissionapproved buyer’s offer of employment. The proposed Consent Agreement will resolve fully the competitive issues raised by the acquisition by reestablishing price, quality, and service competition in the markets for advanced outpatient imaging and outpatient surgical services in the Roanoke area. Moreover, acceptance of the proposed Consent Agreement will bring immediate and certain relief to Roanoke-area consumers by avoiding the expense and uncertainty inherent in continuing litigation. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–24949 Filed 10–15–09; 9:29 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 092 3142] Collectify, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed consent agreement. AGENCY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order — embodied in the consent agreement — that would settle these allegations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:37 Oct 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ‘‘Collectify, File No. 092 3142’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. Please note that your comment — including your name and your state — will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC website, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm). Because comments will be made public, they should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, comments should not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential . . . .,’’ as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).1 Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted by using the following weblink: (https:// public.commentworks.com/ftc/ collectify) and following the instructions on the web-based form. To ensure that the Commission considers an electronic comment, you must file it on the webbased form at the weblink: (https:// public.commentworks.com/ftc/ collectify). If this Notice appears at (http://www.regulations.gov/search/ index.jsp), you may also file an electronic comment through that website. The Commission will consider all comments that regulations.gov 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 forwards to it. You may also visit the FTC website at (http://www.ftc.gov/) to read the Notice and the news release describing it. A comment filed in paper form should include the ‘‘Collectify, File No. 092 3142’’ reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. The FTC is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions. The Federal Trade Commission Act (‘‘FTC Act’’) and other laws the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives, whether filed in paper or electronic form. Comments received will be available to the public on the FTC website, to the extent practicable, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm). As a matter of discretion, the Commission makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC website. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at (http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/ privacy.shtm). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Crawford (202-326-3076) or Katie ´ Ratte (202-326-3514), Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and § 2.34 the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for October 6, 2009), on the World Wide Web, at (http:// E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 199 / Friday, October 16, 2009 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm). A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130-H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326-2222. Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or before the date specified in the DATES section. Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, a consent agreement from Collectify, Inc. (‘‘Collectify’’). The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate action or make final the agreement’s proposed order. This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations that Collectify made to consumers concerning its participation in the Safe Harbor privacy framework (‘‘Safe Harbor’’) agreed upon by the U.S. and the European Union (‘‘EU’’). It is among the Commission’s first cases to challenge deceptive claims about the Safe Harbor. The Safe Harbor provides a mechanism for U.S. companies to transfer data outside the EU consistent with European law. To join the Safe Harbor, a company must self-certify to the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) that it complies with seven principles and related requirements. Commerce maintains a public website, (www.export.gov/ safeharbor), where it posts the names of companies that have self-certified to the Safe Harbor. The listing of companies indicates whether their self-certification is ‘‘current’’ or ‘‘not current.’’ Companies are required to re-certify every year in order to retain their status as ‘‘current’’ members of the Safe Harbor framework. Collectify sells comprehensive cataloguing software to consumers over the internet, including through a website (www.collectify.com). According to the Commission’s complaint, since at least September 2001, Collectify has set forth on its website, (www.collectify.com), privacy VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:37 Oct 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 policies and statements about its practices, including statements related to its participation in the Safe Harbor privacy framework. The Commission’s complaint alleges that Collectify falsely represented that it was a current participant in the Safe Harbor when, in fact, from October 2004 until July 2009, Collectify was not a current participant in the Safe Harbor. The Commission’s complaint alleges that in October 2001, Collectify submitted a Safe Harbor selfcertification, which it renewed in October 2002 and October 2003. Collectify did not renew its selfcertification in October 2004 and was in ‘‘not current’’ status on the Commerce website until it renewed its selfcertification in July 2009. Part I of the proposed order prohibits Collectify from making misrepresentations about its membership in any privacy, security, or any other compliance program sponsored by the government or any other third party. Parts II through VI of the proposed order are reporting and compliance provisions. Part II requires Collectify to retain documents relating to its compliance with the order for a fiveyear period. Part III requires dissemination of the order now and in the future to persons with responsibilities relating to the subject matter of the order. Part IV ensures notification to the FTC of changes in corporate status. Part V mandates that Collectify submit an initial compliance report to the FTC, and make available to the FTC subsequent reports. Part VI is a provision ‘‘sunsetting’’ the order after twenty (20) years, with certain exceptions. The purpose of the analysis is to facilitate public comment on the proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any way their terms. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–24951 Filed 10–15–09; 9:32 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 53255 SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order — embodied in the consent agreement — that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ‘‘World Innovators, File No. 092 3137’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. Please note that your comment — including your name and your state — will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC website, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm). Because comments will be made public, they should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, comments should not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential . . . .,’’ as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).1 Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted by using the following weblink: (https:// public.commentworks.com/ftc/ [File No. 092 3137] World Innovators,Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

[File No. 092 3142]


Collectify, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid 
Public Comment

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Proposed consent agreement.

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SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged 
violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or 
practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to 
Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft 
complaint and the terms of the consent order -- embodied in the consent 
agreement -- that would settle these allegations.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments 
electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ``Collectify, 
File No. 092 3142'' to facilitate the organization of comments. Please 
note that your comment -- including your name and your state -- will be 
placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the 
publicly accessible FTC website, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm).
    Because comments will be made public, they should not include any 
sensitive personal information, such as an individual's Social Security 
Number; date of birth; driver's license number or other state 
identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; 
financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also 
should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical 
records or other individually identifiable health information. In 
addition, comments should not include any ``[t]rade secret or any 
commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person 
and which is privileged or confidential . . . .,'' as provided in 
Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 
4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which 
confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must 
be clearly labeled ``Confidential,'' and must comply with FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).\1\
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    \1\ The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for 
confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for 
the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment 
to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted 
or denied by the Commission's General Counsel, consistent with 
applicable law and the public interest. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 
4.9(c).
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    Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments 
in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be 
submitted by using the following weblink: (https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/collectify) and following the instructions 
on the web-based form. To ensure that the Commission considers an 
electronic comment, you must file it on the web-based form at the 
weblink: (https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/collectify). If this 
Notice appears at (http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp), you 
may also file an electronic comment through that website. The 
Commission will consider all comments that regulations.gov forwards to 
it. You may also visit the FTC website at (http://www.ftc.gov/) to read 
the Notice and the news release describing it.
    A comment filed in paper form should include the ``Collectify, File 
No. 092 3142'' reference both in the text and on the envelope, and 
should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade 
Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex D), 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. The FTC is requesting 
that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight 
service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area 
and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security 
precautions.
    The Federal Trade Commission Act (``FTC Act'') and other laws the 
Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to 
consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will 
consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives, 
whether filed in paper or electronic form. Comments received will be 
available to the public on the FTC website, to the extent practicable, 
at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm). As a matter of 
discretion, the Commission makes every effort to remove home contact 
information for individuals from the public comments it receives before 
placing those comments on the FTC website. More information, including 
routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC's 
privacy policy, at (http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.shtm).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Crawford (202-326-3076) or Katie 
Ratt[eacute] (202-326-3514), Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal 
Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Sec.  2.34 the 
Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that 
the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to 
cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final 
approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a 
period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public 
Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the 
allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of 
the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page 
(for October 6, 2009), on the World Wide Web, at (http://

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www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm). A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC 
Public Reference Room, Room 130-H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 
Washington, D.C. 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326-2222.
    Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission 
in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as 
prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or 
before the date specified in the DATES section.

Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment

    The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has 
accepted, subject to final approval, a consent agreement from 
Collectify, Inc. (``Collectify'').
    The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for 
thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. 
Comments received during this period will become part of the public 
record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the 
agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should 
withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate action or make final 
the agreement's proposed order.
    This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations 
that Collectify made to consumers concerning its participation in the 
Safe Harbor privacy framework (``Safe Harbor'') agreed upon by the U.S. 
and the European Union (``EU''). It is among the Commission's first 
cases to challenge deceptive claims about the Safe Harbor. The Safe 
Harbor provides a mechanism for U.S. companies to transfer data outside 
the EU consistent with European law. To join the Safe Harbor, a company 
must self-certify to the U.S. Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') 
that it complies with seven principles and related requirements. 
Commerce maintains a public website, (www.export.gov/safeharbor), where 
it posts the names of companies that have self-certified to the Safe 
Harbor. The listing of companies indicates whether their self-
certification is ``current'' or ``not current.'' Companies are required 
to re-certify every year in order to retain their status as ``current'' 
members of the Safe Harbor framework.
    Collectify sells comprehensive cataloguing software to consumers 
over the internet, including through a website (www.collectify.com). 
According to the Commission's complaint, since at least September 2001, 
Collectify has set forth on its website, (www.collectify.com), privacy 
policies and statements about its practices, including statements 
related to its participation in the Safe Harbor privacy framework.
    The Commission's complaint alleges that Collectify falsely 
represented that it was a current participant in the Safe Harbor when, 
in fact, from October 2004 until July 2009, Collectify was not a 
current participant in the Safe Harbor. The Commission's complaint 
alleges that in October 2001, Collectify submitted a Safe Harbor self-
certification, which it renewed in October 2002 and October 2003. 
Collectify did not renew its self-certification in October 2004 and was 
in ``not current'' status on the Commerce website until it renewed its 
self-certification in July 2009.
    Part I of the proposed order prohibits Collectify from making 
misrepresentations about its membership in any privacy, security, or 
any other compliance program sponsored by the government or any other 
third party.
    Parts II through VI of the proposed order are reporting and 
compliance provisions. Part II requires Collectify to retain documents 
relating to its compliance with the order for a five-year period. Part 
III requires dissemination of the order now and in the future to 
persons with responsibilities relating to the subject matter of the 
order. Part IV ensures notification to the FTC of changes in corporate 
status. Part V mandates that Collectify submit an initial compliance 
report to the FTC, and make available to the FTC subsequent reports. 
Part VI is a provision ``sunsetting'' the order after twenty (20) 
years, with certain exceptions.
    The purpose of the analysis is to facilitate public comment on the 
proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official 
interpretation of the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any 
way their terms.
    By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-24951 Filed 10-15-09; 9:32 am]
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