HOW WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
Please note that certain personal information must be supplied to place an order. You may also be required to provide certain additional information when signing up for an account. This information may include your name, address, phone number, email address, credit card number and expiration date, card verification number, etc.; however, this information will never include your social security number. We use this information to process and complete your order and provide service to you. We encourage you to keep your user ID and password confidential and to ensure that your computer and software are up to date. If for any reason whatsoever you feel your user ID and password have become compromised, please contact us immediately.
In connection with your use of our website, certain other information may also be collected. For example, we may use “cookie” technology (as explained below) to help keep track of items that you have placed into your cart before checkout, to help validate your identity, and to help detect and prevent potentially fraudulent activity. We may also use “web beacons” (as described below) to help analyze and audit web traffic.
BROWSER COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
We use browser cookies — small files containing a combination of letters or numbers that are sent to your computer — to help enhance your online experience and make your use of our website more efficient. While various web browsers may allow you to block or disable browser cookies, please note that our website, particularly the shopping cart and checkout features, may not work properly if you disable browser cookies. We may also use web beacons — a small, clear graphical file that your web browser may download when loading a page on our website — to help analyze and audit our website and the related transactions.
REVIEW OF AND CHANGES TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may review personal information you have provided to us by logging in with valid user information and contacting support or calling our toll free number listed at beginning of this document. Please note that your user ID and password will be needed to review your account information and that some account information may not be changed.
If you are having difficulty correcting or updating your personal information provided to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-725-2535.
CHILDREN MAY NOT USE THE WEBSITE
Our website is intended to be used by adults only and is not directed to children under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you are not eligible to use our website or place orders for our products. We therefore do not knowingly collect information about children. If you believe that we have collected personal information from children under the age of 18, please notify us immediately so that we may take steps to eliminate the information.
A WARNING ABOUT EMAIL THAT WE SEND; A WARNING ABOUT “PHISHING”: We may send you emails from time to time to provide you with useful information regarding our products and services, including special, limited-time offers and discounts. However, we do not and will not at any time request any personal information via email or will we include a link to the account login page in the email. If you receive an email requesting your user ID, your password, your social security number, or your credit card and/or bank information, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND BY PROVIDING THE INFORMATION REQUESTED. If you receive an email requesting any of this information, it is likely that you have received an attempted theft of your identity commonly called “phishing.” Likewise, if you experienced an email urging you to log in to your account and providing you with a link to the login page, it is also likely that you have received a “phishing” email. In either case, you should bring the email to our attention by forwarding the email to email@example.com. If we send you an email requesting that you log in to your account, we strongly recommend that you open your web browser and manually input the address for our website. Doing so will ensure that you do not open some third-party website disguised to look like our website. For more information about “phishing,” you should visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at www.ftc.gov
COMPLIANCE WITH PRIVACY SHIELD PRINCIPLES
This service collects information on individuals for the purpose of providing the information to employers for employment related decisions. The information may also be provided to agents of employers such as recruiters or staffing firms. The data that is collected on individuals is used to provide employers with employment background checks and credentials verification on potential job applicants or current employees. The information is used by employers to make decisions on who to hire, retain, promote or re-assign. It may also be utilized to conduct employee investigations where an employer has a suspicion of work related misconduct or wrongdoing, or an issue arises as to employee compliance with Federal, State, or local laws and regulations, or any employer policies. Human resources and security professionals within employer organizations will utilize the information. This notice covers human resources data that is obtained manually by this service on behalf of employers. The data is obtained by manually contacting the appropriate sources of the data.
2.Choice (Opt-Out of Sensitive Information)
This service gives consumers a choice for the collection of information by virtue of the fact that the information is only collected with the consumer’s explicit consent. Choice is further afforded by the fact that this service only operates when a consumer explicitly identifies those past employers, educational institutions, or other credential granting organizations that are identified by the consumer. Furthermore the information collected is only utilized for the purpose described above in the section on “Notice”. In the event a consumer wishes to opt-out of any use of information collected by this service, a consumer can notify this service through the contact link on this web site that permission or any use of the data is withdrawn. That does not mean that if a consumer opts-out that the data is erased or deleted. Various laws require that this service maintain the data on file for a consumer for a period of time for the protection of the consumer, which in the case of data collected for employers in the United Sates is six years as a result of the statute of limitations required under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. However, in the event of an opt-out, the data will not be forwarded or utilized by this service for any purpose.
3. Accountability for Onward Transfer
The information obtained by this site is forwarded only to an entity that has been authorized by a consumer to receive the data or an agent of the end user operating on behalf of the end-user. The information is only provided to the employer for purpose described in the section under “Notice”. This site may also operate as an agent for a Consumer Reporting Agency as defined under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In either event, the employer or the CRA must certify that the information will be used only for the permissible purpose of employment and that the information will remain private and confidential. Sentinel Background Checks also may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
This site also takes reasonable steps to insure that any party that receives such information has certified that it will maintain privacy and confidentiality and will utilize the information for employment only. By definition, any third party that receives information from this site has given a consumer notice as to the purposes of the collection of the data and a charge of whether the data is to be collected by virtue of the fact that an employer must obtain a written consent to obtain and use any data obtained by this site. If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties other than our agents, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data.
In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Sentinel Background Checks is potentially liable.
Sentinel Background Checks provides access on all data collected about a consumer in order to allow a consumer the reasonable opportunity to determine what personal data this service possesses about a consumer, and to correct, amend or delete information that is inaccurate or incomplete. Disclosure is provided under the terms of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. Under certain circumstances, a consumer is entitled to a free copy of their report. Under all circumstances, a consumer is entitled to a copy of their report under the terms of the FCRA. Consumers who wish to exercise these rights can request a copy of their report on this website under ‘Applicant Resources’; by calling 888-725-2535 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentinel Background Checks acknowledges that EU individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his query to email@example.com. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
Sentinel Background Checks uses multiple levels of firewalls, a 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer for access to secure areas of our web system, and require valid user log in and password as well as automatic log out after a period of inactivity. These insure protection against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of any personal information you provide on this website.
We employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption when data is transmitted over the Internet to our Website. 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.
6. Data Integrity
This service only collects data that is strictly necessary for the purposes listed under the section on “Notice”. The data includes information that is necessary to identify the consumer for purposes of collecting employment related information.
7. Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
Sentinel Background Checks – 710 Oakfield Drive, Suite 254, Brandon, FL 33511 – Phone: 888-248-4739 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentinel Background Checks has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.
Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel. Additionally, for disputes involving human resources data, Sentinel Background Checks cooperates and complies with the relevant national EU Data Protection Authorities, as applicable, with respect to such data. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of a complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by Sentinel Background Checks, and your inquiry or complaint involves human resource data, you may have your complaint considered by an independent recourse mechanism: for EU/EEA Data Subjects, a panel established by the EU data protection authorities (“DPA Panel”). To do so, you should contact the state or national data protection or labor authority in the jurisdiction where you work. Sentinel Background Checks agrees to cooperate with the relevant national DPAs and to comply with the decisions of the DPA Panel.
Sentinel Background Checks is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Sentinel Background Checks
710 Oakfield Drive, Suite 254
Brandon, FL 33511