Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can the company management have access to the information that I will communicate?

  2. Can the company take action against me for coming forward with information about accounting and/or finance issues?

  3. When can I leave a message on the Hotline?

  4. What methods can I use to leave a message for the General Counsel or the Audit Committee?


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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.

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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.

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When can I leave a message on the Hotline?
You can leave a message anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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.

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