Thank you for visiting www.verificationsinc.com (the "Site"), which is owned and operated by Verifications, Inc. As a corporation specializing in employment screening, Verifications, Inc. is provided, and we provide, extremely sensitive and personally identifiable information about individuals. This information may include, but is not limited to, full name, previous names used, Social Security Number, date of birth, phone numbers, residential address, credit information, employment history, academic history, and criminal record history. We provide screening services only to businesses with a permissible purpose. We release information via telephone, fax, mail and secure electronic transmission only to the individual(s) or business(s) that originally requested the service. Under no circumstances will the personal information collected and maintained in our databases ever be sold to an outside entity for any purpose.
Our clients provide us with personally identifiable information of individuals, such as their applicants, so that we may prepare a report upon their request. (These reports are referred to by several different names including: Background Report, Consumer Report, Investigative Consumer Report, Background Screening Report; Background Check, and others.) In all cases, our clients have certified to Verifications, Inc. that they will provide disclosure to the subject of the report that a background investigation will be performed and that personal data may be gathered for the purpose of completing the Background Investigation Report. Our clients further certify to us that they will receive consent from the individual before a Background Investigation Report is requested.
Personal information gathered may include employment and academic history, driver's license information, reference information and other credentials related to an individual. Verifications, Inc. will use such information only for the purposes of performing background screening and credential verification services, including to verify the accuracy of the personal information and to check references. In addition to the data that is submitted to Verifications, Inc. by our clients, Verifications, Inc. may collect data from third parties as needed to process academic, residential, achievement, job performance, attendance, litigation, personal history, credit reports, driving records, criminal history records and other lawful background checks. A Background Investigation Report may be prepared summarizing this information. Prior employers and/or references may be contacted, and the report may include information obtained through personal interviews or other methods, regarding the individual's character, general reputation, personal characteristics and/or mode of living. We may provide all such information to our client (for example, your current or prospective employer) in one or more reports. We will retain your information within our database only as long as is needed to accomplish the business purpose for which it was collected. (Currently Verifications, Inc. retains information for seven years to meet the liability provisions of the FCRA and the terms and conditions of contracts with some of our information sources, such as State Departments of Motor Vehicles.) After that retention period, we will securely destroy all the information we have about you.Verifications, Inc. may also collect email correspondence from visitors to this Site who send email to Verifications, Inc.
Our dedicated Applicant Services Department is available from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. CT Monday through Friday to take your call and answer any questions you may have. (866) 280-4091.
If you are a U.S. resident and you do not wish to have your personal data made available to our client (for example, your current or prospective employer), please do not authorize our client to procure a Background Investigation Report. By consenting to the procurement of a Background Investigation Report and submitting information to our client, you are agreeing to allow Verifications, Inc. to disclose information about you to our client and to our sharing that information with our subcontractors.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
Verifications, Inc. has taken and will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure the security of personal data. Any personal data transmitted to or from this Site is protected by a secure socket layer (SSL) key which encrypts the data transmitted over the Internet. Personal data on our servers is stored in a secure manner. Access to those servers and data is strictly limited to authorized personnel of Verifications, Inc. who have been trained to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal data under the control of Verifications, Inc.
Verifications, Inc. will only process the personally identifiable information of individuals in the manner for which it was provided to us, e.g. for employment screening purposes. We take all reasonable steps to ensure the information we prepare is up to date, accurate, and appropriate for use by our clients.
If you are an EU resident or a resident of any other country where Verifications, Inc. is doing business, you may contact us at any time to determine whether we hold personal data about you and for purposes of reviewing your personal information. If you wish to have access to that information or to correct information that you have already received from us, please contact Verifications, Inc. as listed below.
This Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. That is why, consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. For more information about protecting the privacy and safety of minors online, we recommend that you visit the Federal Trade Commission and TRUSTe websites.
Verifications, Inc. complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss 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 and Switzerland. We have certified adherence to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. For more information about the Safe Harbor program and to view Verifications' certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/. If you would like to contact us directly about the Safe Harbor program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Site contains links to other websites. We do not own, control or operate the links or their respective websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices or contents of such websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of any such websites.
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11100 Wayzata Blvd, Ste. 405
Minneapolis, MN 55305
Phone: (800) 247-0717
Fax: (866) 230-6600