Fair Screen, Inc (FSI) is a consumer reporting agency governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. § 1681, and other applicable federal and state laws. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors, our customers, and those consumers who are the subject of consumer reports provided by FSI. 

This Privacy Policy applies to the fairscreen.com website and any services provided by FSI. Please carefully read our privacy policy to understand how we will treat the information you provide while visiting this website and using our services. 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 website for the most current information. 

To protect the privacy of personal information, FSI has established detailed policies and procedures designed ensure the safe usage, storage, and destruction of personal information we may receive while providing our clients with the information needed to make informed employment or rental decisions. This includes data submitted by clients and to other information secured from third parties and other sources in connection with delivering background screening information or results to our clients. This Privacy Policy also covers FSI’s websites and our practices in relation to handling personal information provided to us via through our web ordering platform.  

 

NOTICE

FSI collects information on individuals for the purpose of providing the information to employers or landlords to help them make informed employment or rental decisions. The information is used by our employer clients 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 workrelated misconduct or wrongdoing, or an issue arises as to employee compliance with Federal, State, or local laws and regulations, or any employer policies. 

 

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE US

When you provide information through our website or through our web ordering platform, 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 you attended, professional licenses obtained, and other information as required to process your transaction collectively, (“PI”). In general, we will use the information collected from you for the purpose for which you provided such information. We will not release your PI to third parties except as necessary for us to complete your background check. 

If you are subscribed to our marketing communication(s), we will use your name and email address to send information to you. If you do not want to receive marketing e-mails from us in the future, you can let us know by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our marketing email communications, or by contacting us compliance@fairscreen.com or writing to the address below.  

 

PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard the PI you provide to us. Our products and/or services online are transmitted through Transport Layer Security (TLS). Further, we have security protocols and measure in place to protect the PI 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). If you have any questions about security safeguards, you can contact us by emailing or writing to us at the address below. 

 

INFORMATION SHARING

We do not sell your personal information to third parties, and we will only share your information with third parties in the way described in this privacy policy.  

FSI may provide your personal information to companies which provide services to help us perform our business activities. This includes services such as criminal searches and employment verifications. These 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 required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, 
  • to respond to a government request, 
  • if Fair Screen is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, 
  • when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to protect your safety or the safety of others, or to investigate fraud, or 
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so. 

 

DATA RETENTION

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

 

CHILDREN UNDER AGE 16

We define children as individuals under the age of 16. The fairscreen.com website is not intended for the use of children and we do not intend to collect information about children through this website. 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE: United States or Overseas

FSI is a member of Concerned CRAs, a group of like-minded consumer reporting agencies who are opposed to the “offshoring” of sensitive personal information for processing purposes. However, personal information submitted to FSI for a background screening investigation may at times be transferred outside of the United States in order to perform background screening services specifically when FSI is attempting to verify your credentials or professional 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. 

 

SERVICE PROVIDER, SUB-PROCESSORS / ONWARD TRANSFER

FSI may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. All such contractors are contractually obligated to use and maintain the confidentiality of personal information. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the provisions in this Policy regarding notice and choice and the service agreements with our Clients. 

 

CHOICE

We collect information for our clients. If you are an applicant 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.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices are outside of our control and may differ from those of FSI. If you submit personal information to any of those other sites, your information will be governed by their privacy policies. We suggest you review the privacy policy of any website you visit. 

 

COOKIES & SIMILAR TRACKING SYSTEMS

We, and our partners, affiliates, agents, or analytics and service providers, may employ standard tracking technologies such as cookies, beacons, scripts, and tags to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to track users’ movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. 

When you visit this website, we may collect general Internet data, including your domain name, the web page from which you entered our website, which of our web pages you visited, and how long you spend on each page. To collect this information, when you visit our website, a “cookie” may be set on your computer. Cookies contain information that allows our web servers to recognize you whenever you visit. We utilize cookies to record session information, passwords, and the profile of subscribed clients at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our website. We use the information we collect to study how this website is used, so that we may improve and enhance your experience on our website. We also use persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer. 

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies, although it is possible that some areas of our web site will not function properly if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on the FSI website or web ordering platform. If you would like to learn how to optout of cookies using your browser settings, click here 

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information. 

This Privacy Policy may be modified or amended at any time without prior notice. If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: 

Compliance Department
Fair Screen, Inc.
54 Hazard Avenue, #293
Enfield, CT 06082
compliance@fairscreen.com