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Please note that the following text is a translation of the German version to the best of our knowledge. In case of doubt, the German version always has legal precedence due to the domicile of LAN-Security GmbH.

What is the E.U. Whistleblower Directive and the German Whistleblower Protection Act?
The Whistleblower Directive (EU) 2019/1937 is a uniform European regulation designed to help prevent and uncover violations of applicable law or ethical standards. Through the whistleblower system, tips can be submitted easily - and anonymously if desired. The Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) transposes the European regulation into national German law and additionally introduces protection against retaliation and a reversal of the burden of proof for whistleblowers in the event of termination.

Which incidents can I report?
The law defines an incident as an act or omission during a professional, business, or official activity that is either unlawful or abusive. Included are reasonable suspicions or knowledge of possible violations that have already been committed or are very likely to occur, as well as the concealment thereof.

All information about violations,
Who is protected by the Directive / the law?
ddThis Directive shall apply to reporting persons who acquired information on breaches in a work-related context.

Reporting persons shall qualify for protection under this Directive if they had reasonable grounds to believe that the information on breaches reported was true at the time of reporting and that such information fell within the scope of this Directive.

What does the law protect me against?

The law protects against
What are reporting channels?
It’s up to each individual legal entity to define the kind of reporting channels to establish. More specifically, the reporting channels should enable persons to report in writing and submit reports:
Is it save to report?
We are legally obliged to respect the confidentiality of the identities of all persons involved. I.e., those of the reporting person, persons who are the subject of the report and other persons named in the report.

What are the procedures for reporting and follow up?
After receiving a report you’ll get an acknowledgment of receipt of the report within seven days of that receipt.

During the entire process, we will remain in contact with you and may request additional information.

We check whether the reported violation falls within the material scope of the legal regulation and take appropriate follow-up measures.

Follow-up measures could be:
All reports will be documented in a permanently retrievable manner in compliance with the confidentiality requirement.

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