- As a consumer reporting agency governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) among other applicable state and federal laws, Background101 (“BG101”) is committed to protecting your privacy.
- Information Collection
When you browse BG101’s publicly accessible web site, you do so anonymously. BG101 collects personally identifiable information from you only if you choose to provide this information to us. In some instances, BG101 may collect non-personal (e.g., aggregate or demographic) data through cookies. This information is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of the background101.com web site, as is further described below under “Cookies and Tracking Technology”.The types of personal information we may collect about you through our publicly accessible web site include the following (should you decide to provide such information to BG101): (a) contact and identifying information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, employer(s), job title) in connection with your expression of interest in receiving information about, or your registering for, BG101 products or services, newsletters and conferences; (b) your resume information and employment application information in response to BG101 job openings; and (c) any other personal information that you may voluntarily provide to us in an online form or through an e-mail.Access to certain BG101 web pages and online services is not available to the general public and requires a login code and password provided by BG101. Those web pages, and the information downloadable to and from those pages, are made available only to clients of BG101. On these web pages, BG101 collects only information that the user voluntarily shares with BG101.If you are using this web site to open an employment screening account with BG101, we collect the information requested on our account application form, including contact information and financial information (such as credit card number or billing information). This information is used for internal purposes, such as account establishment, billing, fulfillment of orders and customer service.
- How We Use Your Personal Information
When your personal information is collected on BG101’s publicly accessible web site, BG101 will inform you at the point of collection of the purpose for the collection. BG101 will use your personal information only in the way we specify when it is collected unless you consent to a different use.For example, BG101 may use personal information submitted in an account application to set up and maintain your account. BG101 also may use the personal information you provide to answer your questions and inquiries, to support BG101’s own recruitment activities in response to your inquiries into BG101’s job postings, and to provide newsletters and other information (if any) that you have requested.If you have provided your personal information over this web site in connection with a background screen ordered by BG101’s client – BG101 may use your personal information to perform your background screen for that client. BG101 will not use your information to conduct a background screening investigation and create a report unless BG101’s client has provided a certification required by the FCRA and any other applicable law. In this certification, BG101’s client certifies to BG101 that it has a legally permissible purpose for ordering the background screen, and that it has, to the extent required by applicable law, and obtained your informed consent to conduct the background screen.
- Information Sharing and Disclosure
- Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
- Cookies and Tracking Technology
BG101 is committed to protecting the personal information that BG101 receives about consumers. While we cannot guarantee the security of that information, we utilize a combination of online and offline security technologies, procedures and organizational measures to help safeguard consumer information against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.We employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption when data is transmitted over the Internet to our web site. We have installed layered firewalls and other security technologies to help prevent unauthorized access to our systems. Strong password protection protocols are used on our computers, and employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy policies. The servers used to store consumer information are maintained in a secure environment with appropriate security measures.
- Your Ability to Review or Modify Personal Information, or Unsubscribe.
BG101 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 BG101 while browsing BG101’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. Also, 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 BG101 client, with a registered account, you may review (and update) your account information by logging into your account. If you are an individual on whom a BG101 client has requested a background screening investigation, and have submitted personal information to BG101 at the request of such client for purposes of procuring a background report, then you can review your BG101 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 BG101’s Customer Service Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can review a summary of your consumer rights (including file disclosure rights) under the Fair Credit Reporting Act by accessing: http://www.ftc.gov/os/2004/11/041119factaappf.pdf.
- Children under Age 13
BG101 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. BG101 does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13.
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- In accordance with California Civil Code § 1786.20, the agency named above will be able to assist you with additional information regarding our privacy practices and policies in the event of a compromise of your information.