This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Sterling Infosystems
and Sterling Corporation on
www.sterlingicheck.com and is designed to ensure that visitors to this website
understand how and why the Sterling I-Check website collects and uses information provided
by users of the site.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
This website allows you to request a Sterling background check and manage access
by others to the background report. You will be required to provide identifying
information such as your name, street address, and social security number. You will
also be asked to answer a series of questions to authenticate your identity before
a Sterling background report can be produced.
The information you provide will be used to obtain the background report and support
your ongoing relationship with Sterling I-Check. It will be used to inform you via
email about I-Check updates and new features and other products and services from
Sterling I-Check may use contractors and other service providers to help us deliver
content and fulfill requests made at this site. However, in these instances, the
information which you have provided remains the property of Sterling Infosystems.
In addition, Sterling reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable
information as required by law or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to
protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal
In the event Sterling Infosystems is purchased, data collected
on this site will be one of the transferred assets.
Sterling I-Check may provide anonymous aggregated information, such as the number of
visitors to the site or the results of a survey, with our partners and third parties
to develop suggestions to improve the accessibility of the website and improve the
services provided on the site.
Sterling I-Check uses various technologies to help us understand which parts of our
websites are most visited and understand traffic patterns between pages on
tailoring web content to match your browser capability. These cookies do not store
or are linked to any personally identifiable information until you sign up and provide
personally identifiable data. From that point forward, all information collected
by the site may be personally identifiable. Sterling I-Check may also use third party
cookies to count the number of visitors to particular pages as well as navigation
between web pages.
You can set your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving
you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. If you reject the cookie,
you may still use this site. The only drawback is that you may be limited in the
functionality of some areas.
Sensors: In order to determine your ability to receive
HTML-based email messages, such as acknowledging your request for a background report
and other promotional messages, Sterling I-Check may include a coded sensor in its
HTML-based email messages. The sensor activates when the email message is opened
and flags the email address of the recipient as one that is capable of receiving
HTML-based email messages. This capability helps us to send the email in a format
you can read, to allow us to track the aggregate number of emails read and to measure
in aggregate if any of the links in the email were accessed. No other information
is collected or used by the sensor. If the recipient cannot receive HTML, the recipient
will not receive a functioning sensor.
Log Files: We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer
the site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate
use in improving the site. IP addresses may be linked to personally identifiable
information when website visitors register and personally identifiable information
to obtain a background report.
YOUR CHOICES AND HOW TO CONTACT US
Opt-out from Promotional eMail
Sterling I-Check offers you the opportunity to opt-out from receiving promotional email
from us about I-Check features and other Sterling products and services. You may optout
at any time by using the unsubscribe mechanism within any email. This mechanism
does not allow a user to opt-out of receiving transactional email, such as registration
confirmation, product updates and responses to direct requests.
Access and Correction
Sterling I-Check does not provide access or correction of the information you have
provided to obtain a background report. You may access your report at any time.
You may change the permissions you have established relative to who can access your
report at any time. You may also challenge the accuracy of any information in the
report at any time by contacting our compliance department at
FCRA Regulations Governing Your Background Report
Background reports are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. For more information about this law and your rights login to the My Report section of the Sterling I-Check website and go to Consumer Information.
If you have any questions about Sterling I-Check, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, write to the I-Check Privacy
Manager, Sterling Infosystems, 6111 Oak Tree Blvd, Suite 400, Independence,
OH 44131 or call
For more information about Sterling Infosystems, please click
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Sterling I-Check takes security seriously. We take appropriate precautions to keep
our sites and systems secure and to prevent personal data from being available to any unauthorized
person or business.
Notification of Changes
If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner
different from the policy stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users
by way of email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not to allow us to use
their information in this new manner. If we do not receive your permission, we will
which the information was collected.
Effective Date: July 1, 2009