Can the company management have access to the information that I will communicate?
No, not unless you specify that the information you are about to leave should be immediately viewed by the company's management team. Otherwise, only the company's Audit Committee will have access to your message.
Can the company take action against me for coming forward with information about
accounting and/or finance issues?
Every employee is protected by Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act from retaliation and/or discharge by their company as the result of their role in disclosing violations of various federal laws.
When can I leave a message on the Hotline?
You can leave a message anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What methods can I use to leave a message for the Audit Committee?
The Hotline accepts messages in three ways: email, voicemail, and web interface. You only need to leave one message, as all three methods deliver your message directly and immediately to the Audit Committee.
Are all hotline messages I leave considered anonymous and confidential?
Yes, however, any reports or content which include terroristic threats or threat to commit bodily injury or harm that are submitted to the Hotline shall no longer be treated as anonymous and/or confidential, and may be reported to all necessary law enforcement agencies and subject to investigation.
If you have another question, please include it with the message you leave using the web form, email or telephone.