USA Background Checks
USA Background Checks knows how important it is to safeguard our clients’ information, and the privacy rights of each of their applicants and employees. USA Background Checks makes protecting personal information our top priority. As a consumer reporting agency governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) It is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (“FCRA”) to maintain the confidentiality of all consumer information and other applicable state and federal laws, USA Background Checks is committed to protecting your right s to privacy.
Any information gathered on any consumer may only be provided to the user authorized by the consumer or permitted by the FCRA or similar state law to receive the information. We cannot and do not share, sell, or distribute consumer information with or to any third party other than the requesting party thereof. Any consumer, upon proper identification, has the right under the FCRA to request us to furnish to the consumer any and all information we may have on that consumer. The consumer has the right to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the consumer’s file.
USA Background Checks will never ask you for your password. If we require authenticated access to your account information for any purpose, we will refer you to a system specialist who will have access to your account information. Please guard your password carefully and do not share or disclose your password to anyone, for any reason. Every user is responsible for his or her username and password and any misuse thereof.
USA Background Checks uses your IP address to help diagnose problems, and to administer our websites. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to compile broad demographic information.
All information collected by USA Background Checks will be collected, stored, and used in compliance with applicable laws, including the FCRA.
Personally Identifiable Information Collected
USA Background Checks will only collect “Personally Identifiable Information” about you if you voluntarily choose to provide such information to USA Background Checks and/or in connection with a background check authorized by you. “Personally Identifiable Information” that USA Background Checks may collect about you through our website or otherwise may include, but is not limited to name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, birthplace, driver’s license number, social security number, employer, employment details, domain name, and information regarding prior criminal proceedings, civil proceedings, or credit activities.
With Whom USA Background Checks Shares Personally Identifiable Information
USA Background Checks will not disclose your “Personally Identifiable Information” to a third party, except in accordance with applicable laws.
Typically, USA Background Checks will only disclose “Personally Identifiable Information” regarding the subject of a background check to a third-party in the following situations:
- To an employer or prospective employer which has been authorized in writing by the consumer to receive information about him or her for employment purposes.
- To a landlord or property management company which has been authorized in writing by the consumer to receive information about him or her for tenant screening purposes.
- To an end-user for another purpose authorized in writing by the consumer to receive information about him or her.
- As otherwise required by law.
End-users, such as employers or property management companies, may only obtain information from USA Background Checks after they have certified a legal permissible purpose for receiving such information.
- To a Consumer (Self Background Check) authorized in writing by consumer to receive information about him or her.
Where USA Background Checks transfers “Personally Identifiable Information” to a representative or third-party subcontractor assisting with a background check, USA Background Checks provides only the information required to assist with the background check. USA Background Checks prohibits such third-party representatives and subcontractors from using consumer information for any purpose other than assisting USA Background Checks with the background check. USA Background Checks also contractually requires such third-party representatives and subcontractors to maintain commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of consumer information they receive.
USA Background Checks does not resell to third parties any data provided to us for marketing purposes under any circumstances.
How To Access, Correct, And Change Personally Identifiable Information
USA Background Checks strives to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the information collected through the Website and otherwise. You can access and update certain personal information we have about you by calling us toll free at 877-872-0036 or by visiting our website at www.usabackgroundchecks.com
If you are a USA Background Checks client with a registered account, you may review and update your information by logging into your account. If you are an individual on whom one of our clients has requested a background screening investigation, and/or you have submitted “Personally Identifiable Information” to us at the request of such client for purposes of the background screening investigation, you may review your USA Background Checks file in accordance with your file disclosure rights under the FCRA, California Civil Code Section 1786.22 or any other applicable law by contacting us toll–free at 877-872-0036, or in another legally authorized way.
To protect consumers’ privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify an individual’s identity before granting access to “Personally Identifiable Information” or allowing corrections to such data.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
Generally, USA Background Checks does not transfer information to third parties outside of the United States or its territories. Such transfers would only be done if necessary to complete an international background check (e.g., conducting an We do not send consumer information outside of the United States or its territories for any purpose other than to deliver a report to an end user. Of course, if information is sought from outside of the United States, personal information is provided to the source outside of the United States so that the requested information is gathered in that country and then transmitted to us here in the United States where it is treated as any other consumer information.
USA Background Checks processes the information from a Controller on the instructions of the Controller and for the purpose determined by the Controller. The Controller is permitted to delegate to the Processor choice over the manner in which the processing will be performed. USA Background Checks does not in any way determine the purpose or reason for processing the personal information and does not otherwise process the data beyond the Controller’s instructions. USA Background Checks is not directly subject to the jurisdiction of the GDPR, after reviewing applicable law and consultation with counsel. USA Background Checks, as a Data Processor, may be obligated to execute a Data Processing Agreement if the client is subject to the jurisdiction of the GDPR and has engaged USA Background Checks to process EU personal data. The DPA may contractually obligate USA Background Checks to comply with certain limited provisions of the GDPR pursuant to Article 28.
Security Of Your Information
USA Background Checks abides by all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to the security of data supplied to us. USA Background Checks uses industry standard physical, technical, and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. For example, USA Background Checks has established mechanisms to help maintain a secure network, encrypted back-up data, and established limits on employee access to information.
When data is ready to be destroyed or disposed of, USA Background Checks will follow all applicable laws and regulations and take measures to ensure that all such records and data are destroyed and unrecoverable.
Disputes Regarding Information Reported About You
USA Background Checks has in place procedures designed to ensure that the information it reports about individuals is accurate and up to date. However, if you believe that USA Background Checks has inaccurately reported information about you, please notify us immediately to initiate a dispute. We welcome the opportunity to reinvestigate any possible errors or discrepancies. To initiate the dispute process or learn more about it, you may contact us by phone 877-872-0036, mail (120 West Allegheny Road, Imperial, PA 15126), or visit our website at www.usabackgroundchecks.com
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No Information from Children Under Age 13
If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to conduct business with us or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please call us toll free at 877-872-0036
Email Telephone Mailing Address
Imperial, PA 15126
Other privacy initiatives and procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Access to confidential consumer information is limited within USA Background Checks to those who have a need to know the information: obtaining and transmitting information on the consumer or those dealing with a consumer request for information or consumer disputes.
- Access to USA Background Checks computer terminals, file cabinets, fax machines, trash bins, desktops, etc. are secure from unauthorized access.
- USA Background Checks maintains a secure network to safeguard consumer information from internal and external threats.
- Any backup data is maintained in an encrypted form.
- USA Background Checks maintains records on each request for information and identifies each user who requested information on a consumer.
- Employees are prohibited from “browsing” files or databases without a business justification.
- Destruction of consumer information follows the Federal Trade Commission’s requirements that the information be unreadable upon disposal.
USA Background Checks may employ third party companies and individuals. These third-party parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. Data gathered and used by these providers does NOT include any consumer information protected by the FCRA.
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