Safe Harbor Privacy Policy

CriminalRecordCheck.com complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.  CriminalRecordCheck.com has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.  To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view CriminalRecordCheck.com’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Our adherence to the seven Safe Harbor Principles is demonstrated below:

Notice

The scope of this notice covers consumer report data that CriminalRecordCheck.com has obtained on behalf of employers by manually contacting the appropriate sources of the data (court records, references, licensing bureaus, etc.).

CriminalRecordCheck.com offers certified business clients employment screening, tenant screening, and background investigation services.  Business customers have certified to CriminalRecordCheck.com that they are requesting background investigation services for employment screening, tenant screening, or other permissible purpose(s) under the FCRA and/or other applicable law and will use the results of CriminalRecordCheck.com’s services for those permissible purposes only.  Employment screening and tenant screening clients have also certified that they have obtained authorization from the consumer.

Results returned to the client may include, but are not limited to, criminal arrests and convictions, civil records, and driving records.  In addition, employment screening and tenant screening clients are returned results for prime source verifications (employment, education, reference, and certification), drug tests, residential history, and credit reports.

Within its compliance with the FCRA and other applicable laws, CriminalRecordCheck.com provides their physical mailing, electronic mailing, and telephone contact information in all reports to the client and consumer in the event of an inquiry, complaint, or any other concern about the information provided.

More information regarding the nature and scope of consumer data inquiries is available by contacting CriminalRecordCheck.com in writing or by e-mail at the addresses listed below.

Choice

In compliance with the the EU Safe Harbor Privacy principles, CriminalRecordCheck.com will not disclose a consumer’s personal information to any third party nor will it be used for any purpose other than for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the consumer without first giving the consumer an opportunity to “opt out”.  Therefore, consumer data may be disseminated under these circumstances unless the consumer explicitly opts-out. Where a consumer chooses to opt-out, the data is not necessarily erased or deleted. Various laws require that the data be maintained on file for a specified period of time for consumer protection purposes.

A consumer can opt-out by contacting CriminalRecordCheck.com in writing or by e-mail at the addresses listed below.

With respect to sensitive information, however, an individual must opt-in to the disclosure of the information to a third party or to the use of this information for a purpose other than its original purpose or that purpose authorized subsequently by the individual. In other words, unless a consumer chooses to provide explicit consent, a disclosure of sensitive information to a third party or for an unauthorized purpose will not be made.

Onward Transfer (Transfers to Third Parties)

CriminalRecordCheck.com will only disclose and transfer personal information to a third party that is acting as an agent for the employer or consumer reporting agency that subscribes to the Safe Harbor Principles. CriminalRecordCheck.com may enter into written agreement requiring the third party to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as required by the Safe Harbor Principles.

With respect to the transfer of consumer data to third parties, the principles of Notice and Choice apply. Accordingly, data is only provided to an employer or its agent for purposes described in the Notice section, and will not be disseminated to a third party where a consumer has opted-out or, in the case of sensitive information, failed to opt-in.

CriminalRecordCheck.com will disclose consumer data to employers or their agents who certify that they subscribe to the Safe Harbor Principles or are subject to the Data Protection Directive or another adequacy finding. In the alternative, CriminalRecordCheck.com will also disclose consumer data to employers or their agents who enter into a written agreement with CriminalRecordCheck.com, in which the third party agrees to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the seven Safe Harbor Principles.

Access

Per the FCRA and applicable law, CriminalRecordCheck.com allows consumers to access personal information about them that CriminalRecordCheck.com  holds to provide the consumer with the opportunity to correct, amend, or delete information that is inaccurate, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy, or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. CriminalRecordCheck.com will require proof of the consumer’s identity prior to taking any action.

Pursuant to the United States federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, any citizen of the United States may obtain a copy of their consumer report free of charge. We reserve the right, however, to charge an administrative fee not to exceed $15 to cover the cost of reviewing our records and obtaining and forwarding any information for consumers who are not citizens of the United States.

CriminalRecordCheck.com  reserves the right to engage in reasonable efforts to confirm the identity of the individual requesting the data to ensure the information is provided only to the subject of the data.

CriminalRecordCheck.com  makes every effort to ensure that the data we collect and store is as accurate as possible. We cannot guarantee, however, that third parties are committed to making the same efforts, and therefore, we deny any responsibility for the accuracy of the data they provide.

How to Apply for Access to Personal Data. To request information relating to your personal data you may contact CriminalRecordCheck.com  in writing or by e-mail at the addresses listed below. In addition, you will be asked to provide sufficient evidence of your identity so we may ensure that information is being released to the correct individual.

Security

This service takes all reasonable procedures to protect personal and identifiable information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

CriminalRecordCheck.com utilizes 128 bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption when data is transmitted over the Internet to its web site.  Layered firewalls and other security technologies help prevent unauthorized access to our system.  We also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is kept strictly confidential in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Strong password protection protocols are used on our computers, and employees are kept up-to-date on its security and privacy policies.

The servers used to store consumer information are maintained off-site and in a secure environment with appropriate security measures.  The physical location of the servers that run our website and database are maintained in a secure data center. This data center is managed 24/7 and only allows physical access to authorized personnel. This security is enforced through photo identification, biometric hand-scanners, video surveillance and cipher locks

Data Integrity

CriminalRecordCheck.com has implemented policies to ensure that information it returns to clients and consumers is the most accurate, complete, and up-to-date information available.  We only collect data that is strictly necessary for the purposes listed under the section entitled Notice, including (but not limited to) information that is necessary to identify the consumer.  However, when obtaining information from public record sources or third parties, such as national credit bureaus, CriminalRecordCheck.com  cannot guarantee accuracy since it is not the holder of the information.  In the event a consumer identifies inaccurate data, per the FCRA and EU Safe Harbor Principles, the consumer has the right to access, review, and petition to amend or correct the information.

Enforcement

CriminalRecordCheck.com adheres to the EU Safe Harbor Privacy Policy via in-house verification by the management of this company.   Disputes and complaints in reference to compliance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles can also be submitted directly to the company via phone, mail, or email.

CriminalRecordCheck.com has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-EU Safe Harbor Principles to EU Data Protection Authorities (EU DPAs) to serve as an independent recourse mechanism (IRM) for dispute resolution arising from collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from EU member countries to companies in the United States or companies in the United States.  If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by CriminalRecordCheck.com, please visit the EU SAFE HARBOR web site at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/ for more information and to file a complaint.

To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view CriminalRecordCheck.com’s certification, please visit Export.gov - Main Safe Harbor Homepage

CriminalRecordCheck.com is committed to cooperating with the EU Data Protection Authorities, a third party dispute resolution provider established to investigate and resolve consumer disputes and complaints in reference to this policy.

Links
CriminalRecordCheck.com’s web site provides links to third-party web sites. These web sites are outside of our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy.  If you have questions about how another site uses your information, consult that site's privacy statement.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
CriminalRecordCheck.com may revise this policy from time to time.  If there is a change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy at this location.  CriminalRecordCheck.com will continue to comply with all privacy laws and regulations, including FCRA.  We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how CriminalRecordCheck.com is protecting your information.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us via phone at 877-272-0266 or email at questions@CriminalRecordCheck.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

You may send any question regarding our Privacy Policy to the following address and contact person:

Mr. Sebastian Dehnel

CriminalRecordCheck.com

PO Box 90998

Raleigh, North Carolina 27675-0998

United States of America

Sebastian@mycrc.com

1-877-272-0266 ext 1022

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas

CriminalRecordCheck.com does not transfer personal information to third parties outside the United States or its territories. The sole exception is when conducting an international background check and the information required is located outside of the US or its territories.  Such information would be the minimum amount of information needed  when the completion of a background report about the person requires gathering information about that individual from outside the United States (ie: international criminal check, verification of education records outside the United States, verification of employment outside of the United States). Personal data is transmitted to these third parties in accordance with U.S. -EU & U.S. -Swiss Harbor Framework standards and only in these limited circumstances.

*Any changes that are made to the existing privacy policy of CriminalRecordCheck.com will be posted on this website.

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