PRIVACY POLICY

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.

This Privacy Policy covers the information practices of Verifications, Inc. and describes the principles Verifications, Inc. follows with regard to information submitted by our clients and their applicants and employees, and to other data that we collect from third parties and other sources in connection with the services we provide. These information privacy principles have been implemented by all Verifications, Inc. personnel regardless of their location. All data shall be collected, stored and used in compliance with applicable law, which includes, but may not be limited to, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), individual state background screening and privacy laws, the European Union Data Protection Directive and other national and international laws.

Notice

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.

Choice

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.

If you are a European Union resident or reside in other countries where Verifications, Inc. is doing business, you may choose not to submit personal information to Verifications, Inc. through this Site or through forms provided by our client for that purpose. You have been provided a consent form either by us or our client. By filling out and submitting the consent form you expressly agree to provide personally identifying information and you consent to our use of that information in accordance with this Verifications, Inc. Privacy Policy.

Onward Transfer

In connection with our providing services, we may in some instances employ other companies and individuals as our subcontractors to perform functions on our behalf. Subcontractors are contractually obligated to use and maintain the confidentiality of personal information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. These companies and individuals may not share any such information with any third party, other than Verifications, Inc.'s subcontractors or clients. Except as described in this Privacy Policy or required by law, we will not use or otherwise disclose any of the personally identifying information that you provide or that we collect from third parties or other sources.

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas

Personal Information submitted to and collected by Verifications, Inc. is stored in a secure data center located within the United States. Information submitted may at times be accessed outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation. All personal information will be accessed in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Security

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.

Data Integrity

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.

Enforcement

Verifications, Inc. utilizes periodic internal audit and assessment procedures to ensure adherence to this Privacy Policy as well as all other internal processes related to security, privacy, and confidentiality. Verifications is responsible for ensuring all policies are accurate and adhered to by all Verifications' personnel. Individuals and clients are encouraged to contact us directly at any time to address any concerns regarding this or any other policy generally as well as any specific concern or dispute regarding information we have prepared. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any disputes expeditiously. In the event that a dispute regarding the information we reported is not resolved to the satisfaction of the individual who is the subject of the report, such individual may include his/her own statement within the Background Investigation Report addressing any discrepancies. Finally, in the event that the above courses of action do not resolve the dispute to the satisfaction of all parties, Verifications agrees to cooperate with an independent third party resolution provider.

Access

All subjects of consumer reports have the right of access to any reports Verifications, Inc. produces and maintains on them. You may contact Verifications, Inc., as set out at the end of this Privacy Policy, at any time to determine whether we hold any personal information about you and to obtain access to that information. For your protection, we will require proof of identity, including proper verification and confirmation that you are the individual who is entitled to request access, before providing information to you. If for good reason, we are unable to provide you with access to your data or to correct data, we will let you know. Otherwise, we will mail to you if you are a U.S. resident a copy of the report about you within 7 days, as it has been provided to our client, at no charge (as mandated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act).

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.

Children

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.

Safe Harbor

We self-certify compliance with:

Safe Harbor

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 compliance@verificationsinc.com.

Links

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.

Changes to Privacy Statement

Verifications, Inc. may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to our Privacy Statement with respect to this Site will be posted on the Site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about Verifications' Privacy Policy or data security, or if you would like a copy of this Privacy Policy, please contact:

Verifications, Inc.
11100 Wayzata Blvd, Ste. 405
Minneapolis, MN 55305
Phone: (800) 247-0717
Fax: (866) 230-6600
compliance@verificationsinc.com




Privacy Policy Revised 5/26/2012