Confirm Choice, LLC Privacy Notice
Privacy Notice: California Investigative Consumer Reports
Confirm Choice, LLC’s website, www.confirmchoice.com (“website” or “Site”) is provided as a service to our website visitors. Confirm Choice, LLC is a consumer reporting agency which provides employment and tenant background screening services. As a consumer reporting agency, we are governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) along with other applicable federal and state laws.
This Privacy Notice applies to information collected when you visit our website. Carefully read our Privacy Notice to understand how we collect and use information provided to us when you visit this Site. This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected in any other way, including information collected offline. This website is not directed at children under the age of 13.
This Privacy Notice may change from time to time and we encourage you to check the notice each time you use our Site for the most current information.
Information Collection on our Website
Our Site collects the following types of information when you visit:
- Personally identifiable information (PII); and,
- Non-personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Based on the nature of your transaction with us, you may provide to us certain PII such as first and last name; an email or physical address; a telephone number; and in addition, if you are a customer or otherwise use our secure website through the login portal, we may collect credit card information as well as social security numbers, date of birth and driver’s license number as required in order for us to process your transaction.
Non-personally Identifiable Information
When you visit our website, we may collect general Internet data, including your IP address, domain name, browser type, date and time of access, which of our web pages you visited, and how long you spend on each page. We may collect this information to analyze trends or administer our Site.
The information collected through our Site may be used:
- To process transactions and fulfill customer orders you request;
- To respond to your inquiries or otherwise correspond with you;
- To maintain your account (if you have one);
- For purposes permitted by your organization’s agreement(s) with us (if any) for the provision of products and services;
- To maintain the security and integrity of our website, products and services; and
- For the administration, review and/or the improvement of the content of our websites, products or services.
We may use “cookie” technology to collect website usage date and to improve the Site and our services, and your experience with the Site. Cookies are pieces of information generated by a Web server and stored in your computer, ready for future access. The information can then be used to identify you when you return to the Site, to personalize Web content, and in some cases suggest items of potential interest based on previous use. Confirm Choice, LLC may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie enables certain features of the Site and our service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Site. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
Confirm Choice, LLC’s website and those of our partners and affiliates may contain links to other Internet sites. You may access other Third Party Services through the Site, for example by clicking on links to those Third Party Services from within the Site. We are not responsible for the privacy notices and/or practices of these Third Party Services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those Third Party Services’ privacy notices. This Privacy Notice only governs information collected on Confirm Choice, Inc.’s Site.
The links are provided for your convenience and to provide further information about a partner or affiliate. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). Confirm Choice, LLC exercises no control whatsoever over such other websites and web-based resources and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the content, advertising, products or other materials thereon. Confirm Choice, LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss incurred or suffered by any user in connection therewith. Your access and use of linked websites, including information, material, products and services therein, is solely at your own risk.
Choice and Opt-Out
As a user of our website you make the decision whether to proceed with activities that request PII, such as requesting follow-up contact regarding our services and products, receipt of email communications from us or receipt of our newsletter. Note however that if you do not provide the requested information you may not be able to complete certain transactions or benefit from certain services.
If you do not wish to receive, or continue receiving, direct marketing materials, newsletters or other products and services offered by email, Confirm Choice, LLC will provide instructions in its communications on how to be removed from any list(s). Generally, if you do not wish to receive e-mails from us in the future, you can notify us by email, phone or by contacting us in writing at the address listed in the Point of Contact section below or use the opt-out mechanism if one is provided in our e-mail communication.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may disclose information we collect through this Site to third parties in order to complete a transaction or customer order that you requested, or as otherwise permitted by your organization’s customer agreement(s) (if any) with us. Confirm Choice, LLC may also disclose your information when seeking the investigation of your screening to third parties such as court researchers, service vendors or other data providers. We will only transfer information that is deemed necessary to deliver the information we have requested. Confirm Choice, LLC does not share, rent or sell personal information with others or non-affiliated companies except in providing information that you have requested.
Confirm Choice may also disclose your information for the following reasons:
- When required by law or legal process, when pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings;
- When necessary to investigate, take action or prevent illegal activities, fraud, potential threats to safety or personal physical safety.
- If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will assume responsibility for the personal information collected by us through our website and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding the information collected through our website, as described in this Privacy Notice.
Access and Correction
We strive to maintain the accuracy of the PII collected through our website. We will provide you with access to PII you provide through our website for as long as we maintain that information in a readily accessible format. We will also work with you to correct any PII you submitted to us.
If you wish to access PII that you have submitted through our website or to request the correction of any inaccurate PII you have submitted through our website, please use the mechanisms provided by our website or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard the personal information you provide to us. Our products and/or services online are transmitted through a secured socket layer (SSL) transmission. Further, we have security protocols and measures in place to ensure confidentiality of PII and to protect the PII we maintain about you from unauthorized access or alteration as well as unlawful disclosure. These measures include internal and external firewalls, physical security and technological security measures, as well as encryption of certain information and password protection for account information. Our security program is designed to: (1) ensure the security and confidentiality of personal information, (2) protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of the information, and (3) protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any individual.
Point of Contact
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or our privacy practices, please contact us at the address below. You also may use this Point of Contact to exercise your opt-out, access and correction rights under this Privacy Notice.
This notice is provided for California residents. Under California law (Civil Code § 1786.10-1786.40), an “investigative consumer report” is a consumer report containing information on a consumer’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics or mode of living. Under California law, Confirm Choice, LLC compiles “investigative consumer reports” about individuals and provides them to businesses for background screening related to employment purposes, including whether to hire, promote or retain an individual.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
In connection with our preparation and processing of investigative consumer reports under California law, we are required to advise you that Confirm Choice, LLC does not transfer personal information about you to our authorized service providers and affiliates outside the United States and its territories.
Privacy Practices. Confirm Choice, LLC’s policies and procedures for preparing and processing investigative consumer reports are designed to comply with the requirements of the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (Cal. Civ. Code § 1786.10 et. seq.) and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. § 1681 et. seq.). Confirm Choice, Inc., for example, maintains policies and procedures designed to limit the purposes for, and circumstances under which, we furnish investigative consumer reports. Confirm Choice, LLC maintains reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy of the information concerning the individual about whom the report relates. Confirm Choice, LLC provides individuals with the ability to request, upon proper identification, access to information we hold about them in our investigative consumer reporting files. Confirm Choice, LLC conducts re-investigations of the accuracy and completeness of information at the individual’s request. Confirm Choice, LLC also has implemented administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the information that we maintain in our investigative consumer reporting files.
To obtain additional information about Confirm Choice, LLC’s privacy practices and policies in connection with its preparation and processing of investigative consumer reports, please contact: