1. Edwards & Associates is dedicated and committed to maintaining the privacy of personal data, client information and processes used to complete reports for our clients. Edwards & Associates works for our clients and provides information to clients in the manner requested and required by each and every client.
  2. Edwards & Associates follows the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, state and federal law and other requirements of the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, etc.
  3. Edwards & Associates receives information from our clients and completes the required orders requested by our clients. This information is stored in a secure manner.
  4. Edwards & Associates does not sell, give or provide personal data to anyone person, agency or company except as required to complete the requested order.
  5. Edwards & Associates provides accurate information based on the data provided to Edwards & Associates by the client.
  6. Edwards & Associates provides the right of access upon valid proof of identity and entitlement to access the requested data.

— Allen Edwards

Privacy Policy

Edwards & Associates respects your concerns of maintaining the privacy of your personal data submitted to Edwards & Associates to use in connection with employment background checks and public data that is provided to our clients. These clients are current or prospective employers or supervisors of individuals who have submitted personal data information directly to Edwards & Associates or via our client. Our Privacy Policy covers all the information practices of Edwards & Associates and describes the principles Edwards & Associates will follow with regard to information submitted by clients and/or individuals via our web site, applications, order forms, etc. These principles will be implemented by all Edwards & Associates employees regardless of location. All data shall be collected, stored and used in compliance with applicable law which includes the Fair Credit Reporting Act and European Union Data Protection Directive and other national laws.

Edwards & Associates acknowledges both the duty of trust and care that we shall maintain the privacy of personal data we collect and store and our obligations as a consumer reporting agency and as certifying that Edwards & Associates complies with the “Safe Harbor” principles of the Department of Commerce, which apply to personal data collected in the European Union.

Edwards & Associates collects and stores non-personal information in an aggregate form. The data is collected and stored for internal statistical purposes only.

Edwards & Associates collects information entered into or retrieved from our website with regard to data collected from third parties and other sources for purposes of performing pre-employment or volunteer screening services.

Our clients and individuals provide us with personal information via the web site or hard copy that is used in preparing a report for our client. Such information may include date of birth, social security number, driving license number, employment history, education history, credential information, reference information and additional information as requested or presented by our clients. Edwards & Associates will gather information from third parties, such as credit reports, criminal history, education verification, DMV information, employment verification, references, etc. and provide the information from third parties to our clients and to the individual as stipulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Edwards & Associates will never sell or provide personal data to a third party except as provided in this Privacy Policy, without the express consent of our client and/or individual serving. Although we may hold or process your personal data that our client submits or that we collect from third parties or other sources. We may, however, disclose personal data in response to a court order or other legal obligation.

Edwards & Associates will make every effort to ensure that the data we collect and store is as accurate as possible. Edwards & Associates does not vouch for, and is not responsible for, the accuracy of data about an individual that may be submitted by clients or any other third party information.

All subjects of consumer reports must have the right to access to any reports Edwards & Associates produces and/or maintains. Edwards & Associates will provide access to data upon proof of identity that an individual is entitled to the requested access.

Edwards & Associates will take all appropriate measures to assure security of personal data. Edwards & Associates web site and other data submitted to and from the site are protected by a secure socket layer (SSL) key which encrypts the data. Access to the networks is strictly limited to network administrators and other authorized personnel of Edwards & Associates. If a client or individual is concerned that Edwards & Associates is not following the privacy policy, you should contact us immediately.

Edwards & Associates reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.

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