Privacy Policy

 

Service with a Commitment to Privacy

Checkers International, Inc. (“Checkers”) is concerned about the protection of personal information. ?It is Checkers’ policy to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of personal data submitted to Checkers. ?This can include personal information of clients, vendors, business prospects, end-users, employees, applicants, search subjects, and consumers.

 

Checkers gathers information about its clients, vendors, business prospects, end-users, employees, applicants, search subjects, and consumers primarily to process services related orders, but also to continue to provide superior and personalized customer service. ?By collecting the information, Checkers is able to make more accurate recommendations, promptly answer questions from each of these parties about their own circumstances, and send email notices or reminders. Checkers is dedicated to providing the best possible experience to all parties and gathering this information helps make that possible.

 

This Privacy Statement applies to Checkers and services owned and operated by Checkers. Please carefully read our privacy policy to understand how we will treat the information you provide and our service. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information. This policy may change from time to time. Please check the policy each time you use our services for the most current information. The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged Checkers.

 

Collection and Use of Information

 

Information You Provide

We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and/or authorize this as part of Checkers’ services, such as your undergoing a background check.  It is your decision whether to continue with any activity that requests or collects your personal information.  Accordingly, there may be times when you provide us with personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, address or phone number by contacting Checkers. This information is used to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business.

 

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you by automated means, such as by using cookies or web beacons.  We will not sell, lease, license, trade or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties except in specific instances already authorized by you – primarily when you authorize undergoing a background check conducted by Checkers.  There are limited circumstances when we may share information that you submit online with third parties as described in this policy and documentation you are provided with. When you submit your personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, telephone number and email address) by contacting Checkers, you are giving your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of information as set forth in this policy.

 

When you provide information to Checkers, whether electronically, online, over the phone, via mail, in-person, or via any other means, we use it only for the business transaction for which it was collected. Based on the nature of your transaction with us, you may provide to us certain personal information such as first and last name; home address, or other physical address; an email address; a telephone number; a social security number; or certain other information, such as date of birth, employment information, schools attended, licenses held and other information as required to process your transaction (collectively, “Personal Information”). In general, we will use the information collected from you for the purpose for which you provided such information. We will not release your Personal Information to third parties except as necessary for us to process your transaction and/or as specifically authorized by you.

 

Information Sharing

We will share your Personal Information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this policy. We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties. We may provide your Personal Information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as criminal searches and employment verification, which is to facilitate the transaction that has already been specifically authorized by you. These third party companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. We may also disclose your personal information as and if required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. If Checkers is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information, to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

 

User Access and Choice

If your personal information changes, you may correct, update, amend or delete/remove it by contacting us by email at documents@checkersweb.com, telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. Checkers will retain your information for as long as needed to provide our services and/or required by law. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Protection of Your Information

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 secure, encrypted transmission. Further, we have security policies and procedures in place to protect the Personal Information we maintain about you from unauthorized access or alteration. These measures include internal and external firewalls, physical security and technological security measures, and encryption of certain information (including login credentials). No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security of your Personal Information, you can contact us by emailing, calling, or writing to us at the address below.

 

Regarding Children

We define children as individuals under the age of 18. Our electronic and online services are not intended for the use of children and we do not intend to collect information about children through electronic means.

 

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas

Personal Information submitted to Checkers for a background screening investigation may at times be transferred outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation specifically when Checkers is attempting to verify your credentials or history during times you were in another country outside of the United States. All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and any and all applicable laws.

 

Links to 3rd Party Sites

Our services may entail links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Checkers. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

 

Changes to This Policy

Checkers may revise or update this privacy policy on occasion to reflect changes to our practices. If we make any material changes we will provide notification through the Company’s Web Site prior to the change taking effect. You should refer back to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes.

 

Information Related to Data Collected through Checkers’ Services

Checkers collects information under the direction of its Clients, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes.

 

Choice

We collect information for our Clients, if you are affiliated with of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients that use our service, please contact the Client that you interact with directly.

 

Service Provider, Sub-Processors/Onward Transfer

Checkers may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the provisions in this Policy regarding notice and choice and the service agreements with our Clients.

 

Access to Data Controlled by our Clients

Checkers has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the Checkers’ Client (the data controller). If the Client requests Checkers to remove the data, we will respond to their request within 30 business days

 

Data Retention

Checkers will retain personal data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Client and/or required by applicable law. Checkers will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Contact Us

Checkers International, Inc.

2228 Black Rock Turnpike #301, Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) - 254-2018 or documents@checkersweb.com

 

Contractual Relationship Information

Checkers may use the personal information of business prospects, clients and vendors in order to establish, execute and terminate a contract. ?Business prospects can be contacted during the contract preparation process using the information that they have provided. ?Personal data can be processed to prepare bids or to fulfill other requests of the prospect that relate to contract conclusion. ?This includes notices and advisory services for the client under the contract if this is related to the contractual purpose. ?

 

To ensure that subject information is safeguarded, personal information may be used to complete due diligence checks to ensure that subject data is only provided to third parties that have been appropriately verified and credentialed.

 

Advertising Information

Checkers does not create, maintain, or sell mailing lists or exchange services in return for the use of personal information. ?Clients, vendors and business prospects may receive periodic mailings or emailings from Checkers with information on Checkers services. To opt-out, contact Checkers in writing or by email at the addresses listed below.

 

Checkers does not sell or advertise the personal information of job applicants, employees or data report subjects.

 

Employee and Applicant Information

Checkers may collect information from employees, independent contractors, and job applicants to perform its human resource functions. ?Individuals will be informed of the purposes for which Checkers collects and uses the personal information. ? Checkers will provide the Individual with the choice and means, if any, for limiting the use and disclosure of their personal information when required. ?Disclosures or notices will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide personal information to Checkers, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before Checkers uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected.

 

Consumer Information

Checkers may disclose personal information on consumers to third parties in connection with the business transaction and purpose for which it was collected. ?Third party disclosure of the personal information may include the requesting client company, affiliate companies, third party agents, in-country sources, educational institutions, employers, courts, law enforcement agencies and other persons, businesses or government agencies as necessary for Checkers to complete a business transaction.

 

Contact Information

Compliance Officer

Checkers International, Inc.

2228 Black Rock Turnpike #301, Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) – 254-2018 or documents@checkersweb.com

In accordance with California Civil Code § 1786.20 the contact listed above will be able to assist you with additional information on Checkers’ privacy practices and policies in the event of a compromise.

 

European Union, European Economic Area, United Kingdom and Switzerland Privacy Policy

Checkers International, Inc. ("Checkers") follows the legal framework of EU approved standard contractual clauses with respect to personal information collected from individuals who reside in the European Union. ?Checkers complies with and adheres to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of the data. ? Checkers also complies with and adheres to the EU Commission Decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries under the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). ?

 

Notice

Checkers collects and uses the personal information of clients, vendors, business prospects, employees, job applicants and consumers. The information obtained by Checkers will be used for the purpose for which it was collected or for legal requirements.

 

Consumer Information

Checkers receives information on consumers from its clients, vendors or other entities (courts, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, employers, etc.) within the EU, EEA, United Kingdom or Switzerland in the performance of services for and under the direction of its clients. ?Where Checkers is the recipient of personal information, it will use the information in accordance with the purpose indicated with the notices provided by such entities and the consent choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates. ? Checkers’ client types include employers, financial institutions, insurance companies, other background screening agencies, etc. ?Most services are requested for the purposes of employment related decisions, credit granting and license applications. ? Checkers plays no part in making any decision related to how our clients use the consumer information Checkers provides in the performance of the services ordered.

 

Client, Business Prospect & Vendor Information

Checkers collects and uses the personal information of clients to process orders. ? Checkers may use the personal information of business prospects, clients and vendors in order to establish, execute and terminate a contract. ?Business prospects can be contacted during the contract preparation process using the information that they have provided. ?Personal data can be processed to prepare bids or to fulfill other requests of the prospect that relate to contract conclusion. ?This includes notices and advisory services for the client under the contract if this is related to the contractual purpose. Personal information may be provided to financial institutions to process payments. ?To ensure that subject information is safeguarded, personal information may be used to complete due diligence checks to ensure that subject data is only provided to third parties that have been appropriately verified and credentialed.

 

Choice

Checkers affords individuals the opportunity to choose whether their personal information will be disclosed to a third party or will be used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. ?Therefore, consumer data may be disseminated under these circumstances unless the consumer explicitly opts-out by withdrawing consent.

 

Where a consumer chooses to withdraw consent, processing will be stopped without undue delay. ?When a consent is withdrawn, information is not necessarily erased or deleted. ?The consumer shall have the right to request erasure. ?Various laws may require that the data be maintained on file for a specified period of time for consumer protection purposes.

 

Accountability For Onward Transfer

Checkers discloses personal data that it collects to third parties in connection with the business transaction for which it was collected. ?Third party disclosure of the information may include the Checkers’ client whom the consumer has authorized to receive such information and the third-party representative of Checkers authorized to receive such information (e.g. affiliate companies, agents, in-country sources, educational institutions, employers, courts, law enforcement agencies and other persons or entities that may provide or verify information as necessary for Checkers to process the authorized transaction). ? Checkers also may in good faith disclose personal information and any other additional information available to Checkers, for any of the following purposes: (i) to investigate, prevent or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activities or fraud; situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person; or violations of Checkers’ terms of use; (ii) to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (iii) to establish or exercise Checkers’ legal rights; or (iv) otherwise to comply with applicable law. ?

 

Security

Checkers is committed to protecting personal information. ?While Checkers cannot guarantee the security of the information, Checkers utilizes 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.

 

Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation

In accordance with applicable law, Checkers takes reasonable steps to ensure that the information Checkers collects is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. ? Checkers only collects data that is necessary for the purposes listed under the section on "Notice."

 

Checkers takes reasonable and appropriate measures to retain personal data only for as long as Checkers has a legitimate legal or business need, such as compliance with legal or contractual retention obligations, retention for audit purposes, customer service, security and fraud prevention, preservation of legal rights or other reasonable purposes consistent with the purpose of the collection of the information. ?

 

Checkers makes every effort to ensure that the data it collects and stores is as accurate as possible. ? Checkers cannot guarantee, however, that third parties are accurate in their information. ?Therefore, Checkers denies any responsibility for the accuracy of the data supplied by any third-party sources of information or by Checkers clients.

 

Access

An individual may request, in writing, the personal information collected and maintained. ?In the case of consumers, this includes a copy of their consumer report.

 

Checkers affords the consumer a reasonable opportunity to correct, amend or delete information that is inaccurate or incomplete, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual's privacy or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. ?Individuals who wish to exercise these rights may contact Checkers using the contact details listed below. ?For security purposes, Checkers will require verification of the consumer's identity.

 

Recourse, Enforcement and Liability

Checkers is committed to answer questions and resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. ?EU, EEA and Swiss consumers with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy or the processing of their personal information should first contact Checkers at:

 

Compliance Officer

Checkers International, Inc.

2228 Black Rock Turnpike #301, Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) 254-2018 or documents@checkersweb.com