Credential Check Corporation has established policies and procedures dedicated to maintaining the privacy
of personal information while providing its clients with the necessary information for making informed
decisions involving background screening. In most cases, our clients represent current and or potential
employers of individuals that have provided personal information in connection with their candidacy for
employment. This policy incorporates the practices of Credential Check as they pertain to data submitted by
clients via the Credential Check Website, and to other information secured from third parties and other
sources in connection with delivering background screening to our clients. All data is collected, stored and
delivered in compliance with applicable law, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the European
Union Data Protection Directive and other national laws.
Credential Check also extends its privacy policies and procedures to residents of the Member States of the
European Union and other countries where data protection policies are in place, with regard to data provided
by such residents as part of Credential Check' delivery of background screening services. These policies
and procedures apply to data submitted to Credential Check by its clients or the employees and or
prospective employees of its clients residing in Member States of the European Union or other countries
where data protection policies are in place and Credential Check has registered with the appropriate data
Credential Check sometimes collects and stores non-personal data submitted by individuals that are neither
clients nor employees or prospective employees of clients and are inquiring about services provided by
Credential Check. This data is collected for market analysis purposes.
Data submitted to or retrieved from the Credential Check Website is subject to the following policies,
procedures and principles:
Credential Check’ data is transferred utilizing secure socket layer (SSL) technology and is User ID and
Password protected. Our servers reside in a secure environment protected from unauthorized access,
natural disaster, fire or other compromising conditions. All processes take place at co-located facilities in
separate regions of the United States, so even in the event of a regional disaster; your personal data
Use of Information
Credential Check’ clients provide personal information regarding their employees or prospective employees
via our Website (www.Credential Check.com) when placing an order for background screening services.
Information provided may include but is not limited to your residential history, personal history including
name, date of birth, Social Security Number, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License Number, Professional
License information, employment history, education and other credentials. Credential Check will use
information provided by the client and subject of the order, along with any other information provided by
third-parties, only for the execution of producing a background screening report for the client placing the
While executing orders for our clients, Credential Check may transfer personal information between our
Website, our client and our client’s employee or prospective employee. Credential Check acts in compliance
with the European Union Data Protection Directive and is registered with Data Protection Authorities in countries in which it does business. We reserve the right to employ other organizations or individuals as our
subcontractors, to perform functions on behalf of Credential Check. These organizations and individuals will
not share information with any third party, other than Credential Check’ subcontractors or clients.
Credential Check will maintain the confidentiality of all personal information and will under no circumstances
of ownership of Credential Check, should such an event occur.
Pursuant to the FCRA, we must maintain any reports which we generate for a minimum period of two years.
Reports generated using data collected in or originating from a European Union Member State shall not be
kept longer than necessary for the purpose of meeting our obligations to our client and the law.
Credential Check maintains written or electronic copies of certain information received in conjunction with
services rendered for a period of twelve months. Information is subsequently destroyed either electronically
Employees or prospective employees of our clients will be advised by their employer or prospective
employer that a background check will be conducted. U.S. residents that do not want personal data made
available to our client (your current or prospective employer), should not submit the information in question
to Credential Check via our client.
EU residents or those residing in other countries with data protection authorities may choose not to submit
personal information to Credential Check. Consent forms either from Credential Check or your employer
indicate you agree to provide personally-identifying information, and consent to our use of that information in
As the subject of a consumer report, you have the right to any reports Credential Check produces and
maintains on you. Contact Credential Check via the information provided at the end of this document to
inquire if we hold personal information about you and to obtain a report including this information. In
accordance with this policy and our efforts to maintain the privacy of your personal data, Credential Check
requires proof of identity prior to delivering any personal information. Information will be mailed via U.S.
Postal Service within 7 days of your request, in the same format it was delivered to your current or future
employer. There will be no expense to you for this information.
EU residents or residents of other countries in which Credential Check is registered with data protection
authorities, may contact Credential Check to ascertain if personal data about you is in our possession. A fee
of not more than $12 USD may be charged to cover the expense of delivering this information. Any
information identified will be forwarded within 30 days via standard delivery methods.
If you believe any information in our possession is incorrect, contact Credential Check directly to discuss this
with the support representative identified below.
Credential Check will make every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of information delivered.
Credential Check relies on other entities, including but not limited to courts, educational institutions, individuals and other sources for its information, and therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness
of information reported.
prior to contacting Credential Check with requests or questions, in the event that a change to the policy is
material to your inquiry.