Privacy Policy

Accredited Background Checks, Inc. is a consumer reporting agency governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) among other applicable state and federal laws. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy covers Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s web site, and Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s practices for handling personal information provided to Accredited Background Checks, Inc. over the Internet by the general public using Accredited Background Checks, Inc. publicly available web site. This Policy also covers personal information provided by Accredited Background Checks, Inc. clients, and their job applicants and employees (as well as other individuals who have given their written authorization for Accredited Background Checks, Inc. clients to conduct a background investigation on them), using Accredited Background Checks, Inc. online background screening solution that is accessible only through an access-restricted portion of Accredited Background Checks, Inc. web site. Accredited Background Checks will collect, store, and use personally identifiable information only in compliance with applicable law, including the FCRA.

Information Collected

When you browse Accredited Background Checks, Inc. publicly accessible web site, you do so anonymously. We collect personally identifiable information from you only if you choose to provide this information to us. In some instances, Accredited Background Checks 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 web site, as is further described below under "Cookies and Tracking Technology". 

The types of personal information we may collect about you through our publicly accessible web site include the following (should you decide to provide such information to Accredited Background Checks, Inc.): (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, Accredited Background Checks products or services; and (b) any other personal information that you may voluntarily provide to us in an online form or through an e-mail.

Access to certain Accredited Background Checks web pages and online services is not available to the general public and requires a login code and password provided by you. Those web pages, and the information downloadable to and from those pages, are made available only to clients of Accredited Background Checks, Inc. On these web pages, Accredited Background Checks collects only information that the user voluntarily shares with Accredited Background Checks, Inc.

If you are using this web site to open an employment screening account with Accredited Background Checks, we collect the information requested on our account application form, including contact information and financial information (such as credit card number or billing information). This information is used for internal purposes, such as account establishment, billing, fulfillment of orders and customer service.

How We Use Your Personal Information

When your personal information is collected on Accredited Background Checks publicly accessible web site, Accredited Background Checks, Inc. will inform you at the point of collection of the purpose for the collection. Accredited Background Checks will use your personal information only in the way we specify when it is collected unless you consent to a different use.

For example, Accredited Background Checks may use personal information submitted in an account application to set up and maintain your account.

If you have provided your personal information over this web site in connection with a background screen ordered by Accredited Background Checks client - Accredited Background Checks, Inc. may use your personal information to perform your background screen for that client. Accredited Background Checks will not use your information to conduct a background screening investigation and create a report unless Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s client has provided a certification required by the FCRA and any other applicable law. In this certification, Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s client certifies to Accredited Background Checks 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

Accredited Background Checks, Inc. does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your permission, except in connection with performing your background screen for Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s client or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Accredited Background Checks may disclose personal information as necessary or appropriate in connection with any of the purposes for which we use personal information as described above in "How We Use Your Personal Information".

When Accredited Background Checks, Inc. conducts a background screening investigation about you, Accredited Background Checks may disclose information that you submit through this web site to the Accredited Background Checks, Inc. client that ordered a background screening investigation on you. Accredited Background Checks also may disclose your information to certain third parties as necessary to conduct the background investigation (such as educational 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 Accredited Background Checks, Inc. to assist in the background screening investigation. These third party representatives and subcontractors include service providers that help host or support the web site or otherwise provide technical assistance, court researchers and other data and service vendors. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. transfers to these representatives and subcontractors only the personal information they need to deliver to Accredited Background Checks (for the benefit of Accredited Background Checks, Inc. client) the requested product or service. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. prohibits these third parties from using that information for any other purpose. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. requires that these parties maintain commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your information.

Accredited Background Checks also may in good faith disclose personal information and any other additional information available to Accredited Background Checks, Inc. for any of the following purposes: (i) 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 Accredited Background Checks, Inc. terms of use; (ii) respond to or defend against subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (iii) establish or exercise Accredited Background Checks, Inc. legal rights; or (iv) otherwise comply with applicable law.

Accredited Background Checks, Inc. may acquire other businesses, and other businesses may acquire Accredited Background Checks, Inc. If that occurs, the information Accredited Background Checks collects may be one of the assets examined or transferred as part of the transaction. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. will not permit another business to examine the information Accredited Background Checks, Inc. has collected without a confidentiality agreement and only to the extent permitted by law. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. will not transfer the information it has collected unless the recipient agrees to provide privacy protections equal to or exceeding those established by this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

Accredited Background Checks, Inc. web site may use the standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the web site.

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 (i.e., the Internet address of your computer) and domain type (e.g., .com or .org, etc.), 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 web site with an Accredited Background Checks, Inc. account login and password.  In addition, Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s web site does not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different Web sites when a consumer uses the Accredited Background Checks web site.

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 Accredited Background Checks web site.  Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s web site does not currently recognize “do not track” signals transmitted by web browsers. 


Accredited Background Checks, Inc. is committed to protecting the personal information that Accredited Background Checks 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 web site. 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.


Accredited Background Checks, Inc.'s web site may provide links to third-party web sites. Please be aware that those third-party web sites are outside of our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about how another site uses your information, consult that site's privacy statement.

Your Ability to Review or Modify Personal Information, or Unsubscribe.

Accredited Background Checks, Inc. strives to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. If you have provided your personal information (such as zip code, phone, e-mail or postal address) to Accredited Background Checks while browsing Accredited Background Checks publicly accessible web site, and wish to update such personal information (if any) that you have provided us, please e-mail us at If you are an Accredited Background Checks, Inc. client with a registered account, you may review (and update) your account information by emailing customer service with the updated information at If you are an individual on whom an Accredited Background Checks, Inc. client has requested a background screening investigation, and have submitted personal information to Accredited Background Checks, Inc. at the request of such client for purposes of procuring a background report, then you can review your Accredited Background Checks, Inc. file in accordance with your file disclosure rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and any other applicable state laws by contacting Accredited Background Checks, Inc. Customer Service Department at Click to review a summary of your consumer rights (including file disclosure rights) Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Accredited Background Checks, Inc. may revise this policy from time to time. If there is a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy at this location. Accredited Background Checks, Inc. will not provide less privacy protection, without your consent, to information collected under a prior privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how Accredited Background Checks, Inc. is protecting your information.