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Types of Information We Collect

A-Check America, Inc. is a corporation specializing primarily in employment screening. In its normal course of work, the company collects personal information such as names, addresses, social security numbers, date of birth, credit history, criminal records, employment history, educational history, credentials and more, as permitted by law. Information is obtained from a variety of sources, including but not limited to  primary records repositories(courts, police, corrections departments, etc.), Departments of Motor Vehicles, prior employers, and previous educational institutions. The information is compiled into a report, commonly referred to as a "Consumer Report" or a "Background Screening Report."

Purpose of Information We Collect

Information is collected primarily for the purposes of employment screening on behalf of employers who have a legitimate reason for requesting the information, and only with the written, unambiguous consent from the individual subject to our inquiries. The information we collect is not used for any other purpose. It is not sold or distributed to any other parties, or used compile direct mail lists. We do not conduct investigations for Private Investigators, Attorneys, private parties, bill collectors or for businesses operated solely out of homes (with certain exceptions).

Security of Data

Data is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and is stored in a secure environment accessible only to the client who requested the report and to authorized A-Check personnel who work directly on the report.

Access to Your Report

A copy of an individual's Consumer Report may be requested only by the client who originally ordered the report, or by the subject of the report. Individuals to whom the report pertains can obtain a copy by providing A-Check America with an executed BACKGROUND REPORT REQUEST FORM, along with a copy of documentation listed on the form. Report requests are processed the same day the request is received.

Compliance

A-Check America takes the security and privacy of consumer information very seriously. At A-Check, the confidentiality of the information entrusted to us is of utmost importance. Our staff is under strict confidentiality and compliance agreements, as are our clients. All data collection, storage and utilization procedures practiced by A-Check America are in compliance with all applicable laws, which include the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), individual state or province background screening and privacy laws, the European Union Data Protection Directive and any other national laws, as applicable.

A-Check America is committed to maintaining your trust and protecting your privacy and the privacy of your applicants and employees.