SafeGuard is committed to respecting the privacy of the information we collect and distribute to our customers. Our strict privacy and security policies are exemplified in the way we manage and conduct business.
Information we collect
SafeGuard does not collect personally identifiable information from individuals using this web site. SafeGuard obtains its information from public sources, such as courts, police departments, sheriffs' offices, motor vehicle departments, and other state and local agencies. We attempt to report accurate information, though we rely on these public sources - as creators of the records we provide - to maintain accurate records for this purpose.
SafeGuard customers and markets include human resources, loss-prevention, and risk-management departments; employment agencies; investigators; finance companies; attorneys; and government. All customers must undergo a prequalification process and demonstrate a legitimate business need for the information.
Information we distribute
Output from SafeGuard's public-records consists of criminal records for individuals matching customer search criteria. Search results can include court records from county, state, and federal courts. Results can also include information from state sex-offender registries. Customers are restricted to ordering reports for authorized business purposes only. SafeGuard also provides a service to verify prior employment and education as provided by job applicants to employers.
We maintain strict standards on our collection, use, and distribution of information. SafeGuard does not provide its services to consumers or individuals. SafeGuard does not collect or compile information on particular persons or subjects, except to fulfill legitimate requests from businesses that have met our prequalification standards. We provide reports only to the customers who ordered the report, and the customers can use a report for only the particular purpose for which they ordered the report. We obtain the information available through our online services from public sources or publicly available sources. We do not sell or provide access to information about our customers, the inquiries they may make, or the individuals that they request information about, except as required by law. We keep all transactions through our web site and systems confidential.
SafeGuard's privacy and data security standards follow legislative and regulatory requirements for consumer reporting agencies. SafeGuard complies with state and federal guidelines and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). SafeGuard maintains a process whereby individual consumers may access and correct their information in accordance with legal requirements. For additional information on your rights under the FCRA, please refer to the FTC's web site at http://www.ftc.gov.
The security of customer and consumer information is very important to us, and we take a number of steps to safeguard it. After receiving personally identifying information, we maintain reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, loss, or destruction. We limit access to those employees who assist us in providing the services you order. We also require that third parties to which we disclose personally identifying information adhere to this policy and establish their own information security procedures.
How We Protect Social Security Numbers
SafeGuard may collect Social Security numbers (“SSNs”) in the course of business. We strive to protect the confidentiality and security of SSNs in our possession, custody or control by limiting access to SSNs, and maintaining reasonable safeguards to protect against their loss, misuse or unlawful disclosure.
Safe Harbor Compliance
SafeGuard Background Screening, LLC complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, 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. SafeGuard Background Screening, LLC 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 please visit: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/ .
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Only adults may use this site. We do not knowingly use this website to solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13.
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SafeGuard respects your privacy concerns
SafeGuard'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 SafeGuard's privacy and security policies, please contact us.
Personal Information Disclosure: Overseas Data Access
SafeGuard does not, as a general practice, share information with third parties outside of the United States. The limited exception to this policy is made only when processing international search requests that are accompanied by proper release and disclosure forms signed by the data subject. These requests are processed only for existing clients of SafeGuard that have a legitimate purpose for accessing this information. It is only under these restrictive circumstances that consumer data is transferred outside the U.S. All international data transfers are completed in compliance with the requirements of the country from which the records are sought.
In the event you have questions regarding overseas data transfers, you may contact:
SafeGuard Background Screening, LLC
Attn: Compliance Department
3711 Chester Avenue #200
Cleveland, OH 44114