(Last Updated: December 2018)
Personal Information Collected
We collect information in the following ways:
- When you register an account to become a user of our services, such as your name, e-mail, billing information and password
- When you view and interact with our features, and functionality
- When you voluntarily interact with third party services available through SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS
Uses of Personal Information
We use the information you provide to:
- Administer your account with us and customize the services we provide to you and other users
- Create and distribute advertising relevant to your experience on SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications
- Send you promotional communications through email
- For our internal business purposes, such as to analyze trends and statistics, for audits and to determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns
- To protect the security or integrity of our SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications and our business
- To contact you, if necessary, regarding your transactions, your account, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies, and/or for other administrative purposes
Your Information Choices
- Review and edit your personal information through your My Account page
- Control the messages you receive from SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS and other third parties
- Contact us to withdraw your consent subject to any limitations set forth below
- Tell us to close your account
(Last Updated: December, 2018)
Confi-Chek, Inc. (“SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS”, "us", "our" or "we"), who owns and controls the website found at
I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information Provided Directly by You to SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS
We will collect personal information from you if you register with us or subscribe to our Services ("Personal Information"). Any information you provide before registering with us is not associated with you individually and is not retained by SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS unless you register with us. When you register you are required to provide certain categories of information, such as name, e-mail address, billing information and a password.
Searching for people.
When you are searching for people, you may enter third party personal information such as their name, address, phone, email or social security number. We only use the data you input to provide you with a search request. We retain the results of your search requests for a period of time at our discretion but do not use that information for any other purpose and have no obligation to maintain such search results.
At various other points during your visit to SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS, you may be asked to provide information about yourself. The use of other services which require the input of additional information is completely voluntary on your part. You have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features of our SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications.
In addition, during your visit to our Site, you may be asked to provide feedback, ideas, suggestions, and/or proposals (“Feedback”) with regard to our products and services. Submission of Feedback is optional, although encouraged, as it allows SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS to better address our users’ needs and continuously work towards improving our products and services. By submitting your Feedback, you acknowledge and agree that (1) such Feedback does not contain confidential or proprietary information; (2) SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to disclose) any such Feedback for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (3) you irrevocably assign to SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS all rights to your Feedback; (4) SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback; and (5) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS under any circumstances for submission of your Feedback.
In the case that you disclose personal information within your feedback, you may request that the Company remove this feedback. You may also choose not to provide feedback that might contain any personal information.
Please Note: If you choose to provide feedback that includes personal information, and we post your feedback on this or any other site, we will not include any personal information in our post.
While many products and services on our Site are provided free, some require payment from you by credit/debit card (“Billing Information”). We collect, and if you are purchasing a recurring billing subscription, we store Billing Information but this information is only shared with third parties who perform tasks required to verify and complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit/debit cards.
User Generated Content.
The Services may contain review or chat areas and/or other message, communication or other mechanisms designed to enable you to communicate with others or to post content on the Site (the “Communication Services”). Please remember that any information you disclose while participating with the Communication Services becomes public information, becomes the property of, and is subject to redistribution by, SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS. You should exercise caution and discretion when deciding to disclose your personal information in a submission or posting. There is no expectation of privacy when playing, posting, or otherwise participating on the Communication Services. If you post content, please be aware that any personal information contained in such content is accessible to registered users or visitors to that SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Application or Communication Service and we have no control over how those users may use your personal information. You can request the removal of your personal information from these areas, by contacting us at
If your personal information is submitted through our Site when applying for a position with our company, the information will be used solely in connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your personal information for a period of time, but only for the purpose of considering your application for current or future available positions. This information may be shared with our partners and affiliates for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the particular position or other available positions, as well as with third-party service providers retained by us to collect, maintain and analyze candidate submissions for job postings.
Information Collected Through Technology and Advertising
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications (“Usage Information”), including the device used to access SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications (“Device”), and the IP address or other unique identifier identified by that Device (“Device Identifier”). Your Device Identifier may also identify your regional location. This Usage Information is used for many purposes including, for example, to:
Google Analytics Premium feature is enabled in SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS.com. Google Analytics will collect data about our traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.
Information You Provide About a Third Party
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS.com. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and for tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may e-mail us by using our contact form located at
to request that we remove this information from our database. If that person registers with us, his/her information will be treated in the same manner as all other customers or registered users. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on the SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
Information We Collect from Third Parties
We acquire information from other trusted sources to update or supplement the information you provided or we collected automatically, such as information to validate or update your address, your billing information, or other demographic and lifestyle information. We use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.
Advertisers and third parties also may collect information about your activity on SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications and on third-party sites and applications using tracking technologies. Tracking data collected by these advertisers and third parties is used to decide which ads you see both on our SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications and on third-party sites and applications, but does not identify you personally and is not associated with your registration account. We do not have access to or control over information that may be collected by advertisers and third parties, but many ad networks, data exchanges, marketing analytics and other service providers may allow you to choose not to receive their targeted advertising. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking Here. Additionally, you may also opt-out specifically to rubicon project Here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads. We adhere to the digital advertising alliance's self-regulatory principles for online behavioral advertising.
As a consumer, you have choices as how SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS.com handles personal information related to your activities on the website. You have a choice to opt-out from the Digital Advertising data that is gathered during your visit by clicking here. Please note your personal information content and advertising opt-out are handled differently and are separate activities initiated by the consumer.
If you wish to stop receiving promotional emails, you may opt out by accessing your account and updating your settings in "Email preferences", or clicking the Unsubscribe link found on the bottom of every promotional email we send.
II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Use of Information by Us
When you provide us with information in connection with a particular activity or otherwise sign up for our Services or provide your contact information, including an email address or telephone number in connection with that activity, product or service, you agree that this action constitutes a purchase or inquiry establishing a business relationship with us. You expressly consent to our communicating with you about SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS using the information you provided to us. You also attest that you have the legal authority over any telephone number you provide to us and can provide us with the authorization to contact you. This means you may be contacted in person or by recorded message, by e-mail, telephone and/or mobile telephone number (including use of automated dialing equipment), text (SMS) message, or any other means of communication that your wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving.
We may send you notices from time to time relating to your account or your orders. These may include order confirmations, invoices or customer service notifications. We may also send you service-related announcements when it is necessary to do so; for instance, if our Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or the delivery of a product is delayed or there is some service issue with something you may have ordered. You may not opt-out of receiving these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications or administer activities on our behalf, such as processing payments. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.
Electronic Promotional Offers
. We may send you promotional emails regarding special offers about our Services. You may choose not to receive our promotional communications or opt out of our sharing information with third parties for marketing purposes by accessing "My Account" and updating your settings in “Email preferences”, or you may e-mail us by using our contact form located at
. You may also click the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email. You may also close your account. After unsubscribing or closing your account, we cannot guarantee that you will never receive another marketing mailing from us, because we may obtain your e-mail address in the future through a different e-mail marketing program that you have opted into. Unsubscribing from one marketing list will not automatically unsubscribe a user from all marketing lists. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional e-mails, we may continue to send you electronic service or transactional notifications that are related to your account(s), orders or other services you have requested, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Legal Matters; Safety.
Sale or Transfer of Business or Assets.
Advertising and Analytics data collection:
SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS.com and some third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to recognize you, customize your experience, and serve advertisements both on and off SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications.
III. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
If for any reason you are concerned that the Personal Information or Billing Information you provided to us is not correct and you wish to change or delete it, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account here. You can also email us regarding your personal information by using our contact form located at
If we are processing your personal data based upon the lawful ground of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent for such processing at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before it is withdrawn. To withdraw consent, please contact us as set forth below.
IV. CHOICE AND OPT OUT
You may use your account to access, correct, or change any personal information that you have provided to us or that is associated with your account. Upon request we can block the records we have control over in our database from being shown on SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS.com. You can request for your personal information to be blocked from being searched using the link below. Unless otherwise required by law, we will only accept opt-out requests directly from the individual whose information is being opted-out and we reserve the right to require verification of identity and reject opt-out requests in our sole discretion. Of course, we are unable to remove any information about you from databases operated by third parties. We do not accept opt-out requests via fax or mail. To manage or remove your public records from our database, please click here. If we are processing your personal data based upon the lawful ground of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent for such processing at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before it is withdrawn. You may also contact us to request access to, transfer of, and rectification or erasure of your personal information, or restriction of processing; and to object to processing. Specify the nature of your request and the information that is subject to your request. We may require you to submit additional information necessary to verify your identity and status as an EU data subject. Please note that changes you request may not be effective immediately. Note that despite any request for removal of or change to personal information, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed or changed.
Advertising and Analytics Opt Out:
You can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI's consumer opt-out). You can also use Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web.
V. LEGAL GROUNDS
We rely on the following legal grounds to use your personal data:
Where it is needed to provide you with our Services, such as: assessing a Service, managing Service, or an application for one, updating your records, sharing your personal information with business partners, and/or all stages and activities relevant to managing Services.
Where it is in our legitimate interests to do so, such as: managing Services, to perform and/or test the performance of, our Services, to follow guidance and recommended best practice of government and regulatory bodies, for management and audit of our business operations including accounting, to carry out monitoring and to keep records of our communications with, you and our staff, for market research and analysis and developing statistics, for direct marketing communications and related profiling to help us to offer you relevant Services, subject to the appropriate controls to provide insight and analysis of our customers to business partners, for some of our profiling and other automated decision making, and/or where we need to share your personal information in order to run our business or comply with any legal and/or regulatory obligations.
To comply with our legal obligations
With your consent or explicit consent: for some direct marketing communications; for some of our profiling and other automated decision making; and/or for some of our processing of special categories of personal data.
For a public interest, such as processing of your special categories of personal data such as about your health, criminal records information (including alleged offences), or if you are a vulnerable customer.
VI. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Your rights under data protection laws.
Here is a list of the rights that individuals have under data protection laws. They don’t apply in all circumstances. If you wish to use any of them, we’ll explain at that time if they are engaged or not.
How long your personal information is retained by us.
- The right to be informed about the processing of your personal information
- The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete personal information completed
- The right to object to processing of your personal information
- The right to restrict processing of your personal information
- The right to have your personal information erased (the "right to be forgotten")
- The right to request access to your personal information and to obtain information about how we process it
- The right to move, copy or transfer your personal information ("data portability")
- Rights in relation to automated decision making which has a legal effect or otherwise significantly affects you If you have any questions or concerns regarding these rights please contact us via the contact information below.
Unless we explain otherwise to you, we’ll hold your personal information based on the following criteria: for as long as we have reasonable business needs, such as managing our relationship with you and managing our operations; for as long as we provide goods and/or services to you and then for as long as someone could bring a claim against us; and/or retention periods in line with legal and regulatory requirements or guidance.
Links to other Site and Communities.
We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at
We will list you in our publicly accessible member directory. If you wish to request removal of your information from our directory, please click here.
Social Media Features.
No data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and your use of the Site indicates that you are willing to assume this. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
A Note to Users.
The SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications are intended for a general audience and are not directed or intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you should not register or provide Personal Information on the SMARTBACKGROUNDCHECKS Applications. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our systems.
No Rights of Third Parties
SmartBackgroundChecksApplications and Community Services, please e-mail us by using our contact form located at
https://www.smartbackgroundchecks.com/contact or write to us at:
PO Box 105603
Atlanta, Georgia 30348-5603