Privacy Policy

HIRE IMAGE LLC CONSUMER INFORMATION PRIVACY POLICY

As a consumer reporting agency governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) among other applicable state and federal laws, Hire Image LLC is committed to protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy covers Hire Image LLC’s web site, and Hire Image LLC’s practices for handling personal information provided to Hire Image LLC over the Internet by the general public using Hire Image LLC’s publicly available web site. This Policy also covers personal information provided by Hire Image LLC’s clients, and their job applicants and employees (as well as other individuals who have given their written authorization for Hire Image LLC’s clients to conduct a background investigation on them), using Hire Image LLC’s online background screening solution that is accessible only through an access-restricted portion of Hire Image LLC’s web site. Hire Image LLC will collect, store, and use personally identifiable information only in compliance with applicable law, including the FCRA.  Destruction of consumer information follows the Federal Trade Commission’s requirements that the information be unreadable upon disposal.

Information Collection

When you browse Hire Image LLC’s publicly accessible web site, you do so anonymously. Hire Image LLC collects personally identifiable information from you only if you choose to provide this information to us. In some instances, Hire Image LLC 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 Hire Image LLC.com 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 Hire Image LLC): (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, Hire Image LLC products or services and newsletters; 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 Hire Image LLC web pages and online services is not available to the general public and requires a login code and password provided by Hire Image LLC. Those web pages, and the information downloadable to and from those pages, are made available only to clients of Hire Image LLC. On these web pages, Hire Image LLC collects only information that the user voluntarily shares with Hire Image LLC.

If you are using this web site to open an employment screening account with Hire Image LLC, 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 Hire Image LLC’s publicly accessible web site, Hire Image LLC will inform you at the point of collection of the purpose for the collection. Hire Image LLC will use your personal information only in the way we specify when it is collected unless you consent to a different use.

For example, Hire Image LLC may use personal information submitted in an account application to set up and maintain your account. Hire Image LLC also may use the personal information you provide to answer your questions and inquiries, and to provide newsletters and other information (if any) that you have requested.

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

Hire Image LLC does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. Hire Image LLC will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your permission, except in connection with performing your background screen for Hire Image LLC’s client or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Hire Image LLC 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 Hire Image LLC conducts a background screening investigation about you, Hire Image LLC may disclose information that you submit through this web site to the Hire Image LLC client that ordered a background screening investigation on you. Hire Image LLC 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 Hire Image LLC 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. Hire Image LLC transfers to these representatives and subcontractors only the personal information they need to deliver to Hire Image LLC (for the benefit of Hire Image LLC’s client) the requested product or service. Hire Image LLC prohibits these third parties from using that information for any other purpose. Hire Image LLC requires that these parties maintain commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your information.

Hire Image LLC also may in good faith disclose personal information and any other additional information available to Hire Image LLC 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 Hire Image LLC’s terms of use; (ii) respond to or defend against subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (iii) establish or exercise Hire Image LLC’s legal rights; or (iv) otherwise comply with applicable law.

Hire Image LLC may acquire other businesses, and other businesses may acquire Hire Image LLC. If that occurs, the information Hire Image LLC collects may be one of the assets examined or transferred as part of the transaction. Hire Image LLC will not permit another business to examine the information Hire Image LLC has collected without a confidentiality agreement and only to the extent permitted by law. Hire Image LLC 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.

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas

Personal information submitted to Hire Image LLC for a background screening investigation will not be transferred outside of the United States without notification to you, and only if it is necessary to determine if you have been accused or convicted of committing criminal acts in a foreign jurisdiction or to retrieve other information maintained by a foreign agency or entity.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

Hire Image LLC’s 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 a Hire Image LLC account login and password.

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 Hire Image LLC’s web site.

Security

Hire Image LLC is committed to protecting the personal information that Hire Image LLC 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.

In accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Federal Trade Commission’s Rule concerning the Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records (the Disposal Rule), Hire Image takes reasonable steps to destroy or arrange for the destruction of personal information within its custody and control that is no longer to be retained by the business by shredding, erasing, or otherwise destroying and/or modifying the personal information in those records to make it unreadable or indecipherable through any means.

Links

Hire Image LLC’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

Hire Image LLC 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 Hire Image LLC while browsing Hire Image LLC’s publicly accessible web site, and wish to update such personal information (if any) that you have provided us, please e-mail us at contact@HireImage.com  Also, if you wish to unsubscribe from any of our newsletters or other communications for which you have registered, you may e-mail us at news@HireImage.com. If you are a Hire Image LLC 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 a Hire Image LLC client has requested a background screening investigation, and have submitted personal information to Hire Image LLC at the request of such client for purposes of procuring a background report, then you can review your Hire Image LLC 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 Hire Image LLC’s Customer Service Department at contact@HireImage.com. Learn more about your consumer rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act at: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore/

Children Under Age 18

Hire Image LLC does not offer services to children under the age of 18, and this web site is not directed to children under the age of 18. Hire Image LLC does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 18.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Hire Image LLC 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. Hire Image LLC 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 Hire Image LLC is protecting your information.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, or would like a written copy, you may contact us at:

Lisa Trahan
Hire Image LLC
6 Alcazar Avenue
Johnston RI 02919
(888) 433-0090
contact@HireImage.com

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.

Effective Date: March, 2010