Personal Information Collection"Personal Information" is information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, email address, mailing address, credit card information, or any information you submit on an application for employment.
Information voluntarily provided by youWhen using this Site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. The Personal Information that we collect will depend on how you choose to use this Site.
Where you request information about our servicesIf you request further information about our services, we require you to submit your name, e-mail address, the name of your organization and the country in which you are based so we may send you the material you have requested, and to enable us to identify if you have an existing relationship with Asurint.
Following an inquiry into receiving services from us, if you decide to proceed, we will collect Personal Information necessary to proceed with the transaction, such as your name, address, post code, contact telephone number, email address, billing address or payment details, and other Personal Information as relevant to the product. We will use your Personal Information to administer your account, process requests, etc. and generally manage your relationship with us.
Information collected from individual consumersAsurint is a Consumer Reporting Agency regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. ("FCRA"), and offers a wide range of employment background screening services, including criminal record searches, previous employment and education verification and references, motor vehicle records and more.
Asurint provides information to business customers only - not to the general public. Asurint customers must certify a permissible purpose under the FCRA to receive the information. Customers must also disclose to a consumer that a
Consumer Report (also known as a background report, background check, etc.) is being requested and obtain the consumer’s written authorization. All customers must undergo a prequalification process.
Individual consumers may provide “Applicant Data” via this Site. The Applicant Data that may be requested includes, but is not limited to: name, contact information (phone, email address, etc.), date of birth, employment and education history, and identification number (such as a Social Security Number). Asurint will treat any Applicant Data considered sensitive under applicable law in accordance with that applicable law. The collection and use of sensitive Applicant Data will be limited to that which is strictly necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. Your explicit consent will be obtained to the processing of your sensitive Applicant Data, unless otherwise permitted by applicable law.
Use of Personal informationAsurint collects, uses and discloses your Personal Information in its normal course of business for the following purposes:
- Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
- Where you have requested a service from Asurint, assisting you in the completion of your application, the assessment of your eligibility for any such requested service, the processing and maintenance of the service, as well as any applicable renewal of such service;
- Responding to your inquiries about applications, accounts and other services;
- Making proposals for future service needs;
- Allowing our affiliated companies to notify you of certain products or services offered by our affiliated companies;
- Processing transactions through service providers;
- Meeting legal, security, processing and regulatory requirements;
- Protecting against fraud, suspicious or other illegal activities; and
- Compiling statistics for analysis of our sites and our business.
Use of Personal Information from individual consumersAny Applicant Data collected via this Site will be used for such purposes as to prepare a Consumer Report in connection with your employment application, volunteer application, contractor relationship, etc. as requested by our customers. (Note: Asurint is not involved in the hiring or eligibility determination process for our customers). If applying to work for Asurint, the Applicant Data will be used for such purposes as to consider your candidacy for employment and will populate an employee record in the event you are hired by Asurint.
Disclosures to Third PartiesGenerally we do not share with third parties any Personal information, except as needed to carry out the services requested. However, in the normal course of performing services for our clients, Personal Information may be shared within Asurint and its affiliates for research and statistical purposes, system administration, etc.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, user information, including Personal Information, generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, if either Asurint itself or substantially all of Asurint’s assets were acquired, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information to a third party purchaser in these circumstances.
Asurint preserves the right to disclose without your prior permission any Personal Information about you or your use of this Site if Asurint has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Asurint, employees, other users of this Site, or the public; (b) enforce the terms and conditions that apply to use of this Site; (c) as required by a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority; or (d) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties. We may also disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
SafeguardsAsurint has put in place administrative, procedural and technical safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized disclosure or use of information you provide to us. For example, Personal Information is encrypted while being transmitted and at rest, and access to information is granted on a privileged permission basis and is only available where needed in conjunction with the services being rendered.
There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:
- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
- First-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between Asurint’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies. iv. Third-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.
The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. As this standard has not been finalized, Asurint’s Sites are not compatible with DNT and so do not recognize DNT settings.
Website Navigational InformationAs you navigate the Site, we may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (collectively “Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).
LinksThis Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
Data from ChildrenOur site is not directed at children, and we will not accept or request personal information from individuals we know to be under 13. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, if we learn that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete this information from our databases, in accordance with our deletion policy, set out above. For more information regarding a child under the age of 13 providing Personal Information to a Web site, see the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site explaining the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTSCalifornia Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires any operator of a website to permit its California-resident customers to request and obtain from the operator a list of what Personal Information the operator disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, for the preceding calendar year, and the addresses and names of such third parties. Asurint does not share any personal information collected from this site with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Asurint respects your privacy concernsAsurint’s privacy and security policies demonstrate our responsibilities to the individuals about whom we report information and to our customers who rely on us to safeguard the information they order. If you have any questions or concerns about Asurint’s privacy and security policies, please contact us.
Compliance Team [email protected]
PO Box 14730
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Last updated June 2017.
As a background screening provider, Asurint collects personal data as necessary to fulfill the services requested by our clients who are employers. Personal data may include information such as name, contact information (phone, email address, etc.), date of birth, employment and education history, motor vehicle records, credit history and government identification number. Asurint complies with all applicable law when collecting and processing this information, including adhering to the principles of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework program as it applies to personal data received from individuals in the EU.
Any personal data collected by Asurint will be used to prepare a consumer report (also referred to as a background report or background check) in connection with your employment application, volunteer application, contractor relationship, etc. as requested by our customers. (Note: Asurint is not involved in the hiring or eligibility determination process for our customers).
Accountability for Onward Transfer
During the course of fulfilling the requested services (i.e., preparation of the consumer report), Asurint may transfer information to third parties, such as government agencies and/or subcontractors. Subcontractors are contractually obligated to ensure the security and confidentiality of any personal data supplied to them, and to ensure they will provide the same level of protection as the Data Privacy Framework Principles including notifying Asurint if they believe they can no longer meet this obligation. If this notification from a subcontractor occurs, Asurint will take reasonable and appropriate steps to stop and remediate unauthorized processing. Asurint remains liable for onward transfers to third parties for the purpose of fulfilling the request services.
Asurint has put in place administrative, procedural and technical safeguards designed to protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. For example, personal data is encrypted while being transmitted and at rest, and access to information is granted on a privileged permission basis and is only available where needed in conjunction with the services being rendered.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
Asurint has robust mechanisms in place to ensure compliance with the Principles and encourages individuals to use the contact information below to contact us if it is believed we are non-compliant with these Principles. Additionally, Asurint has selected JAMS (Mediation, Arbitration and ADR services) as its independent dispute resolution provider which may be contacted to file a complaint if you feel your concerns have not been properly addressed: https://www.jamsadr.com/dpf-dispute-resolution. Asurint is also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Asurint is obligated to arbitrate claims and follow the terms as set forth in Annex I, provided that an individual has invoked binding arbitration by delivering notice to Asurint and following the procedures and subject to conditions set forth in Annex I.
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: Asurint, ATTN: Privacy Department, P.O. Box 14730, Cleveland, OH 44114
Last revised October 5, 2023.