1. INTRODUCTION

Public Data Analytics, LLC (“Company“) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of users of BackgroundCheckSource.com (the “Website“). Company has published this “Privacy Policy” to show its commitment to fair information practices and to the protection of privacy.

This Privacy Policy is only applicable to the Website, and not to any websites or services of third parties (“Third Party Websites“), which may have data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Privacy Policy. Third Party Websites include the background check websites reviewed and linked on the Website.

This Privacy Policy is only applicable to personal information provided by you to Company, or collected by Company as part of your use of the Website, and not to any information that may be gathered by a Third Party Website or that may be available in a public background record or report accessible by you or others through the Third Party Websites.

By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have also read and understood, and agree to be bound by, both this Privacy and Company’s separate Terms of Service document (the “Terms of Service“), which is incorporated by reference and made part of this Privacy Policy. The Terms of Service document is available at https://backgroundchecksource.com/terms-of-service/.

No Permission Without Agreement. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have read and understood, and agree to the terms of, this Privacy Policy. If you do not understand or do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, you must immediately cease using or accessing the Website.

  1. UPDATES AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

Each time you access the Website, the then-current version of this Privacy Policy will apply. Each time you use the Website, we recommend that you check the date of this Privacy Policy and review any changes since the last time you used the Website.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Company reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, update, change, or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting a new version on this page. Any such addition, update, or change will be effective immediately on posting. Unless Company obtains your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy, and not to information collected under any earlier Privacy Policy.

  1. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Company does not solicit or knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If Company obtains actual knowledge that it has collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, Company will immediately delete such information from its database. Because Company does not collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13, Company has no such information to use or disclose to third parties. Company has designed this Privacy Policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).

  1. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES

Personally Identifiable Information. To use certain features of the Website, including the “Contact Us” form, you will be asked to provide Company certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Information“). The types of Personal Information collected by Company includes basic contact information data, such as your name, phone number, fax number, mailing address, and email address. In each case, you will be asked to provide Personal Information; the Website will not gather it secretly. You are under no obligation to provide Personal Information, with the caveat that your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Website.

Traffic Data. Like most website and mobile application operators, Company automatically gathers information that web browsers automatically make available, including: (i) IP addresses; (ii) Internet domain names; (iii) types of devices accessing the Website; and (iv) types of Web browsers accessing the Website (collectively “Traffic Data“). Traffic Data is anonymous information that is not meant to personally identify you.

Cookie Policy.Cookies” are text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails that you open. Cookies store a string of information on a user’s computer or mobile device, which the user’s web browser provides to the Website automatically each time it interacts with the Website. The purpose of Cookies is to identify the user as a unique user of the Website.

If you do not wish to have Cookies placed on your computer or mobile device, you may set your web browser to refuse Cookies before accessing the Website. However, certain features of the Website may not function properly without the aid of Cookies. If you refuse Cookies, you assume all responsibility for any resulting loss of functionality.

You can also learn more about how to delete or control Cookies at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Cookies and Advertising.

Company may advertise on other Third Party Websites to you after you access the Website through the use of Cookies and web beacons. For example, if you visit the Website, you may later see an advertisement for Company on Google or Facebook—this practice is called “retargeting” and it allows businesses like Company to advertise to Internet users who have previously shown an interest in the same or similar products and services that they offer.

Information You Make Public. The Website may contain features (e.g., posting of reviews, etc.) that allow you to upload, post, transmit, display, perform, or distribute content, or other information, including your Personal Information. Any information that you choose to disclose through such features becomes public information over which Company is unable to exercise control. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information through such features, and you agree to assume all responsibility for doing so.

  1. INFORMATION USE AND DISCLOSURE PRACTICES

Traffic Data and Information Gathered Using Cookies. Company analyzes Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies to help Company better understand who is using the Website and how they are using it. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, Company is able to better design the Website to improve your experience, and to serve you more relevant and interesting content. From time to time, Company may release Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website. Company does not attempt to link information gathered using Cookies to Personal Information.

Personal Information. Company uses your contact data to send you information about Company and respond to your inquiries.

Disclosure in Connection with Website. Company discloses Personal Information to those who help it provide services, including without limitation those who perform technical, administrative, and data processing tasks such as hosting, billing, fulfillment, data storage, and security.

By Law or to Protect Rights. Company discloses Personal Information when required to do so by law, in response to a subpoena or court order, or when Company believes in its sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Company, third parties, or the public.

Business Transfers; Bankruptcy. Company reserves the right to transfer all Personal Information in its possession to a successor organization in the event of a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of Company’s assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personal Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy if you are given notice of that new privacy policy and an opportunity to affirmatively opt out of it. Personal Information submitted or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by Company’s successor organization.

  1. CONSENT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM COMPANY

Without limitation, by filling out the Contact Us form and/or otherwise providing your name, email, postal or residential address, and/or phone number through the Website, you expressly consent to receive electronic and other communications from Company, over the short term and periodically, including email communications, regarding the Website and other matters.

  1. SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Company takes security seriously. We use commercially reasonable safeguards to protect against the unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction, or disclosure of your Personal Information. However, due to the realities of data security, Company is unable to guarantee that any information provided to us will not be accessed, hacked, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized parties.

  1. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Company neither owns nor controls Third Party Websites. Accordingly, Third Party Websites are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy except with respect to Personal Information provided directly to them by Company. Before visiting or providing Personal Information to Third Party Websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of those Third Party Websites, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect your privacy.

  1. BUSINESS TRANSITIONS

In the event Company goes through a business transition, including without limitation any merger, acquisition, partnership, business reorganization, debt finance, or sale of company assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership (together a “Business Transition“), Company may use information collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy and subject to its restrictions, as part of any such Business Transition. In such instances, your information can be part of the assets transferred.

  1. DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE

Company does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent by browsers.