European Union and Swiss Safe Harbor Policy

As of late 2015, the safe harbor certification was deemed to be invalid and is no longer recognized by the European Union.  Prior to this determination, Accurate Background was safe harbor certified.  We continue to take privacy very seriously and are dedicated to providing the appropriate privacy requirements for international and non-US searches, and comply with applicable data protection laws, including the European Union Data Protection Directives.

Principles Protecting Individuals’ Privacy

Notice and Choice

Where the company receives personal information from its subsidiaries, affiliates, or other entities, the company will use and disclose such information in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected, or in accordance with the notices provided by such entities.

The company will provide notice and provide individuals with an opportunity to “opt out” if such personal information is to be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected. For sensitive personal information, affirmative or explicit, the company will provide notice and individual choice will be given to “opt-in” if such sensitive personal information is to be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected.

We collect personal information from individuals only as permitted or with the consent of the individual affected. Consent for personal information to be collected, used, and/or disclosed in certain ways may be required in order for an individual to obtain or use our services.

Disclosures and Transfers

We do not disclose an individual’s personal information to third parties, except when one or more of the following conditions is true:

  • We have the individual’s express informed permission to make the disclosure;
  • The disclosure is required by law or mandatory professional standards;
  • The disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business;
  • The information in question is publicly available;
  • The disclosure is reasonably necessary for the establishment of legal claims; or
  • Permitted transfers of information to third parties that we work with in order to provide service(s) or between subsidiaries of Accurate Background, include the transfer of data from one jurisdiction to another,”

Data Security, Integrity and Access

We employ various physical, electronic, and managerial measures designed to provide personal information with reasonable protection from accidental loss or destruction, improper use, alteration, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee the security of information on or transmitted via the Internet.

We process personal information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.

If an individual becomes aware that information we maintain about that individual is inaccurate, or if an individual would like to update or review his or her information, the individual may contact us using the contact information below. The individual will need to provide sufficient identifying information. We may request additional identifying information as a security precaution. In addition, we may limit or deny access to personal information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted. In some circumstances, we may charge a reasonable fee, where warranted, for access to personal information.

How to Contact Us

Should you have any questions or suggestions about our privacy practices, or wish to update or correct any personal information that you have chosen to provide to us, please feel free to contact us at:

Accurate Background, Inc.
7515 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
800.784.3911
customer_service@accuratebackground.com

Effective Date: March 1, 2007

Last Updated: February 1, 2016