This Privacy Statement applies to accuratebackground.com (“Web Site”) and services owned and operated by Accurate Background.  Please carefully read our privacy policy to understand how we will treat the information you provide while visiting this Web Site and our service. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information. This policy may change from time to time. Please check the policy each time you use our Web Site for the most current information.

The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged Accurate Background.

Accurate Background participates in the E.U./U.S. Privacy Shield Program for the transfer of personal data from the European Union and participating European Economic Area countries to the United States and has certified its compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles to the Department of Commerce.  For additional information about Privacy Shield and to view our Privacy Shield Privacy Statement which governs personal data we transfer pursuant to that program, please visit Accurate Background’s Privacy Shield Statement.  Accurate Background also complies with the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from Switzerland. Accurate Background has certified that it adheres to the Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Swiss Safe Harbor program, and to view Accurate Backgrounds certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

 

Collection and Use of Information

 

Tracking Technologies

 

We, and our partners, affiliates, or analytics and service providers, may employ tracking technologies such as cookies, beacons, scripts, and tags to analyze trends, to administer the Web Site, to track users’ movements around the Web Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

When you visit this Web Site, we may collect general Internet data, including your domain name, the web page from which you entered our Web Site, which of our web pages you visited, and how long you spend on each page. To collect this information, when you visit our Web Site, a “cookie” may be set on your computer. Cookies contain information that allows our web servers to recognize you whenever you visit. We utilize cookies to record session information, passwords, and the profile of subscribed clients at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our Web Site. We use the information we collect to study how this Web Site is used, so that we may improve and enhance your experience on our Web Site. We also use persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer.

If you reject cookies, you may still use our Web Site, although it is possible that some areas of our Web Site will not function properly if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on Accurate Background’s Web Site. We do not provide this information to outside parties other than for such reasons. No personal information is stored in cookies. If you would like to learn how to opt out of cookies using your browser settings, click here. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for cookies, click here.

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.

Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Web Site or to display advertising based on your web browsing activity, use Local Storage (HTML5) to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.

We partner with a third party to display advertising on our Web Site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this Web Site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may (i) click here if you are located in the European Union or (ii) control your cookies through your browser settings.  If you do not want us to deploy browser cookies to your device when you visit our websites, you may set the browser to reject cookies or to notify the user when a web site tries to place cookies in the browser program. Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use some of features offered by the website. If you use our website without setting your browser to block cookies, you consent to the placement of cookies on your device.

 

Information You Provide

 

When you provide information through this Web Site, we use it only for the business transaction for which it was collected. Based on the nature of your transaction with us, you may provide to us certain personal information such as first and last name; home address, or other physical address; an email address (so we may contact you); a telephone number; a social security number; or certain other information, such as date of birth, employment information, schools attended, licenses held and other information as required to process your transaction collectively, (“PI”). In general, we will use the information collected from you for the purpose for which you provided such information. We will not release your PI to third parties except as necessary for us to process your transaction.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us at customer_service@accuratebackground.com . If you do not want to receive e-mails from us in the future, please let us know by emailing, calling, or writing to us at the address below.

If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by emailing, calling, or writing to us at the address below.

 

Information Sharing

 

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as criminal searches and employment verification. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
  • if Accurate Background is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information,
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so

 

User Access and Choice

 

If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our newsletters or similar marketing services, you may correct, update, amend or delete/remove it by making the change on our member information page or by contacting us by email, telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. Accurate Background will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you our marketing services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Protection of Your Information

 

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard the PI you provide to us. Our products and/or services online are transmitted through a secured socket layer (SSL) transmission. Further, we have security protocols and measures in place to protect the PI we maintain about you from unauthorized access or alteration. These measures include internal and external firewalls, physical security and technological security measures, and encryption of certain information (including login credentials). No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web Site, you can contact us by emailing, calling, or writing to us at the address below.

 

Regarding Children

 

We define children as individuals under the age of 16. Our Web Site is not intended for the use of children and we do not intend to collect information about children through our Web Site.

 

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas

 

Personal information submitted to Accurate Background for a background screening investigation may at times be transferred outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation specifically when Accurate Background is attempting to verify your credentials or professional history during times you were in another country outside of the United States. All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

Links to 3rd Party Sites

 

Our Web Site includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Accurate Background. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

 

Social Media Widgets

 

Our Web Site includes Social Media Features such as the Share this button, Facebook Like button, or interactive mini-programs that run on our Web Site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Web Site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Web Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Blog with Comments

 

Our Web Site offers publicly accessible blogs. You should be aware that any information you provide in this area may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us by using the contact information provided below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

 

Testimonials

 

We display personal testimonials and other endorsements of satisfied customers on our Web Site. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us by using the contact information provided below.

 

Changes to This Policy

 

Accurate Background, Inc. may revise or update this privacy policy on occasion to reflect changes to our practices. If we make any material changes we will provide notification through the Company’s Web Site prior to the change taking effect. You should refer back to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes.

 

Information Related to Data Collected through Accurate Background’s Services

 

Accurate Background collects information under the direction of its Clients, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes.

 

Choice

 

We collect information for our Clients, if you are a customer of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients that use our service, please contact the Client that you interact with directly.

 

Service Provider, Sub-Processors/Onward Transfer

 

Accurate Background may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the provisions in this Policy regarding notice and choice and the service agreements with our Clients.

 

Access to Data Controlled by our Clients

 

Accurate Background has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the Accurate Backgrounds Client (the data controller). If the Client requests Accurate Background to remove the data related to our marketing services and/or newsletters, we will respond to their request within 30 business days.

 

Data Retention

 

Accurate Background will retain personal data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Client. Accurate Background will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Contact Us:

Compliance Director

Accurate Background

7515 Irvine Center Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

800.784.3911

customer_service@accuratebackground.com

 

 

Effective Date:  November 16, 2016