As a consumer reporting agency governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) among applicable state
and federal laws, Essential Screens is committed to protecting your privacy.
screening clients, and their job applicants and employees (as well as other individuals who have given their written
permission to conduct a background investigation on them), using Essential Screens online background screening
solution that is accessible only through an access-restricted portion of Essential Screens website. Essential Screens
will collect, store and use personally identifiable information only in compliance with applicable law, including the
When you browse Essential Screens publicly accessible website, you do so anonymously. Essential Screens
collects personally identifiable information from you only if you choose to provide this information to us. In some
instances, Essential Screens may collect non-personal (e.g., aggregate or demographic) data through cookies. This information is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of the website, as
is further described below under Cookies and Tracking Technology*.
The types of personal information we may collect about you through our publicly accessible website include the
following (should you decide to provide such information to Essential Screens): (a) contact and identifying information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, employer(s), job title) in connection with your expression of interest in receiving information about, or your registering for, Essential Screens products or services, newsletters and conferences; (b) your resume information and employment application information in response to Essential Screens job openings; (c) when you make a purchase through the website, we may collect your credit card number or other payment account number, billing address and other information related to such purchased from you; (d) Other information we collect, such as city of birth and mother’s maiden name, is used to verify your identity in the event you forget your login information required for our online products; and (e) any other personal information that you may voluntarily provide to us in an online form, through an e-mail or provide us through customer service correspondence and general feedback.
Access to certain Essential Screens web pages and online services is not available to the general public and requires a login code and password provided by Essential Screens. Those web pages, and the information downloadable to and from those web pages, are made available only to clients of Essential Screens. On these web
pages, Essential Screens collects only information that the user voluntarily shares with Essential Screens.
How We Use Your Personal Information
When your personal information is collected on Essential Screens publicly accessible website, Essential Screens will inform you at the point of collection of the purpose for the collection. Essential Screens will use your personal information only in the way we specify when it is collected unless you consent to a different use.
Essential Screens also may use the personal information you provide to answer your questions and inquiries, to support Essential Screens own recruitment activities in response to your inquiries into Essential Screens job postings, and to provide newsletters and other information (if any) that you have requested.
If you have provided your personal information over Essential Screens website in connection with a background
screen ordered by an Essential Screens client, Essential Screens may use your personal information to perform your background screen for said client. Essential Screens will not use your information to conduct a background screening investigation or create a report unless Essential Screens client has provided a certification required by the FCRA and any other applicant law. In this certification, Essential Screens client certifies to Essential Screens that it has a legally permissible purpose for ordering the background screen, and that it has, to the extent required by
applicable law, obtained your informed consent to conduct the background screen.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
When Essential Screens conducts a background screening investigation about you, Essential Screens may disclose information that you submit through the website to the Essential Screen client that ordered the background screening investigation on you. Essential Screens also may disclose your information to certain third parties as necessary to conduct the background investigation (such as education institutions, prior employers, courts, law
enforcement agencies and other persons or entities that may provide or verify information about you), as well as to a
third-party representative or subcontractor authorized by Essential Screens to assist in the background screening investigation. These third party representatives and subcontractors included service providers that help host or
support the website or otherwise provide technical assistance, court researchers and other data and service vendors. Essential Screens transfers to these representative and subcontractors only the personal information they need to deliver to Essential Screens (for the benefit of Essential Screens client) the requested product or service.Essential Screens prohibits these third parties from using that information for any other purpose. Essential Screens
requires that these parties maintain commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentially of your
Essential Screens also may in good faith disclose personal information and any other additional information
other legal process; (iii) establish or exercise Essential Screens legal rights; or (iv) otherwise comply with applicable
Essential Screens may acquire other businesses, and other businesses may acquire Essential Screens. If that occurs, the information Essential Screens collects may be one of the assets examined or transferred as part of the transaction. Essential Screens will not permit another business to examine the information Essential Screens has collected without a confidentiality agreement and only to the extent permitted by law. Essential Screens will not
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
Personal information submitted to Essential Screens for a background screening investigation may at times be
transferred outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation. All personal information
Cookies and Tracking Technology
Essential Screens website may use the standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you
use the website.
A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive and used for record-keeping purposes. A cookie file
can contain information such as the URL you came from, your computer’s IP address and domain type, your browser type, the country, state and telephone area code where your server is located, the pages of our site that
were viewed during a visit, and any search terms that you entered on our site. This information is used for internal purposes only, and we do not link your URL or IP address to any personal information unless you have logged into our website with Essential Screens account login and password.
Essential Screens is committed to protecting the personal information that Essential Screens receives about consumers. While we cannot guarantee the security of that information, we utilize 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.
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.
Essential Screens website may provide links to third-party websites. Please be aware that those third-party websites
uses your information, consult that site’s privacy statement.
Essential Screens controls and operates the website from the United States, and the website is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. We do not represent or warrant that the website or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the website do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit website availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
Your Ability to Unsubscribe or Review or Modify Personal Information
If you wish to unsubscribe from any of our newsletters or other communications for which you have registered, you may do so at any time via the unsubscribe method provided in the communication from which you wish to unsubscribe. I you are an Essential Screens client with a registered account, you may review (and update) your account information by logging into your account. If you are an individual on whom an Essential Screen client has requested a background screening investigation, and have submitted personal information to Essential Screens at the request of such client for purposes of procuring a background report, then you can review your Essential Screens file in accordance with your file disclosure rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, California Civil Code Section 1786.22 and any other applicable state laws by contacting Essential Screens at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can review a summary of your consumer rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act by accessing:http://www.ftc.gov/os/2004/11/041119factaappf.pdf
A Special Note Regarding Individuals Under 18 Years Old
The website is not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and Essential Screens requests that such individuals not provide personal information through the website. If you are under 18 years of age, you may browse our website; however, you may not provide personal information to us such as name, address, or email address, and you may not register for, enroll in, and/or make product purchases.
post the revised policy at this location. Essential Screens will not provide less privacy protection, without your
Policy to be informed of how Essential Screens is protecting your information.
3415 W. State St, Suite B
Grand Island, NE 68803
In accordance with California Civil Code 1786.20, the representative named above will be able to assist you with
additional information regarding our privacy practices and policies in the event of a compromise of your information.
Please note that email communication will not necessarily be secure; accordingly you should not include credit card
information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with Essential Screens.