Last Updated: 12/8/2016
PreCheck operates this website: www.precheck.com ("the website"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of this website.
By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. PreCheck may revise this online privacy notice from time to time. If any material changes are made, a notice will be posted on the website.
PreCheck values the trust you place in us as a leading provider of background screening and credentialing services. We prove our commitment to protecting your sensitive information by enforcing privacy protection practices outlined in this policy. Additionally, we abide by rigorous internal privacy guidelines and require our employees to complete mandatory training annually.
We understand that our heightened awareness about privacy protection and our diligence in safeguarding the confidentiality of the consumer data that we collect, maintain, and transmit are fundamental to the integrity and success of our operations. We take seriously the responsibility of securely handling sensitive data that is collected from you in order for us to carry out business transactions and to process verifications. Please view the information outlined below to learn how we use and protect your information.
Information Collected From This Website
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information.
When you visit our Web Site, a "cookie" set on your computer, allows our web servers to recognize you whenever you visit. PreCheck uses “cookies” for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as preferences within the website, identifying the web page from which you entered our site, determining which web pages within the site were visited, and the length of time spent on each page.
The session information collected from “cookies” is used to analyze user activity on our site. Ultimately, we study the information that we obtain in order to enhance the website and provide better service when visitors return to our site.
PreCheck does not provide the information obtained from “cookies” to outside parties. No personal information is stored in “cookies.”
You can instruct your browser to refuse all “cookies” or to indicate when a “cookie” is being sent. However, if you do not accept “cookies,” you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
How We Use The Information That You Provide
This website only collects personally identifiable information from you if you choose to provide this information to PreCheck. PreCheck is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. We only have access to information that you voluntarily give us via e-mail or other direct contact from you through this website. Only authorized employees have the ability to access or view this data.
We use information provided by you solely for the purpose of conducting the specific business transactions for which it was collected. Depending on the type of transaction or service requested, you may provide us with certain personally identifiable information (PII) such as first and last name; previously used names; social security number; date of birth, home address, or other physical address; email address (for contact purposes); telephone number; employment information, schools attended, licenses held and other information as required to process your verification. Other information might include usernames and passwords, information relating to any orders you place, or inquiries you make through our website.
This information is required for us to properly process criminal background checks, motor vehicle reports, employment verifications, education verifications, sanction checks, etc. We will only use the information collected from you for the purpose of completing your background screening. We will not release your PII to third parties except as necessary for us to process your transaction.
PreCheck does not engage in the practice of selling, renting or leasing your personally identifiable information to others. PreCheck may disclose personal information when audit requirements are necessary or when required by law or in the good faith belief to obey the law or comply with a legal obligation.
You may request at any time a free copy of your background report(s) (if any) prepared by PreCheck and/or your active database files (if any) maintained on you by PreCheck; and you may dispute for free the accuracy of the information in your background report. Go to www.precheck.com for links to both of these options.
Your Ability to Review or Modify Personal Information, or Unsubscribe
PreCheck strives to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. If you have provided your personal information (such as zip code, phone, e-mail or postal address) to PreCheck while browsing PreCheck’s publicly accessible web site, and wish to update such personal information (if any) that you have provided us, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to unsubscribe from any of our newsletters or other communications for which you have registered, you may e-mail us at email@example.com.
If you are a client with a registered account, you may review (and update) your account information by logging into your account.
If you are an individual and a PreCheck client has requested a background screening investigation, and you have submitted personal information to PreCheck at the request of such client for purposes of procuring a background report, then you can review your PreCheck file in accordance with your file disclosure rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, California Civil Code Section 1786.22 and any other applicable state laws by contacting PreCheck's Customer Service Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most services offered by PreCheck are considered Consumer Reports as the term is defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This makes PreCheck a consumer reporting agency (CRA) as defined under the FCRA. Pursuant to the requirements of the FCRA:
(1) Information about you may only be supplied to third parties that have a permissible purpose to request the information. Typically these are employment, credit, insurance, rental or banking type transactions that you initiate. We must ensure our clients have a permissible purpose to receive the requested information.
(2) CRA’s must have reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of the information they furnish or maintain. If you request a copy of your information, you have a right to dispute any discrepancies and request a reinvestigation and correction.
(3) Consumers may request a copy of their information from the CRA. Contact us at email@example.com to request a copy of your information.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
Securing Your Information
PreCheck is committed to the protection and security of your Personally Identifiable Information. We use a combination of security technologies, procedures and organizational measures to help secure sensitive information against unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption secures data that is transmitted over the Internet to our web site. Layered firewalls and other security technologies prevent unauthorized access to our systems. Strong password protection protocols are used on our computers. The servers storing sensitive data are maintained in a secure environment with appropriate security measures. Additionally, we back up our data daily and have a redundant system in place to prevent against data loss and disruption of operations.
In, the event of a breach of our security systems that results in any compromise or unauthorized release of sensitive information, we will contact the authorities immediately and notify you.
Proper Data Collection, Retention, and Destruction
PreCheck maintains a rigorous and on-going training program for our employees to keep them abreast of critical practices regarding the proper collection, retention and destruction of sensitive information. Furthermore, our internal program emphasizes breach prevention, continuous monitoring of standards adherence and enforcement efforts.
Personally Identifiable Information is only collected when required to process a business-related permissible purpose. The information that you provide to us is retained pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for a period of six (6) years.
PreCheck properly, completely and effectively disposes of all sensitive data such as shredding documents and erasing election media so that information cannot be practicably read or reconstructed.
Per its data retention policy, data will not be stored by PreCheck longer than 8 years. All data (8) years or older will be purged from the PreCheck database on April 1, 2016. Thereafter, data purging will occur the first weekend of each month.
Children Under Age 13
PreCheck does not offer services to children under the age of 13, and this web site is not directed to children under the age of 13. PreCheck does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13.