Pinkerton Is Committed to Privacy and Data Protection Around the World
Pinkerton Employment Screening acknowledges both the duty of trust and care that we have to maintain the privacy of personal data we collect and store and our legal obligations as a consumer reporting agency and as certifying that Pinkerton Employment Screening complies with the “Safe Harbor” principles of the Department of Commerce, which apply to personal data collected in the European Union.
Whenever data is entered into or retrieved from the Pinkerton Employment Screening website and with regard to data we collect from third parties and other sources for purposes of performing pre-employment screening and credential verification services, we apply the following principles:
Use and Transfer of Information: Our clients provide us with your personal information through our web site in connection with our preparing a report for such clients. Such personal information may include your history of employment and other credentials related to your prospective employment. Pinkerton Employment Screening will use such information only for the purposes of performing pre-employment screening and credential verification services, including to verify the accuracy of the personal information and to check on references. In addition to the data that is submitted to Pinkerton Employment Screening by our clients, Pinkerton Employment Screening may collect data from third parties, such as contact information, public records, biographical information, credit and other lawful checks. Pinkerton Employment Screening may prepare interview notes, comments from references and a record of our contact with individuals. We may provide all such information to our client (your current or prospective employer) in one or more reports. Pinkerton Employment Screening may also collect email correspondence from visitors to this site who send email to Pinkerton Employment Screening.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas, Pinkerton Employment Screening does not transmit information to third parties outside the United States or its territories, unless it is necessary to do so in completing the background investigations (example – international verifications).
Retention: Pursuant to the FCRA, we must maintain any reports which we generate for a minimum period of two years. Reports generated using data collected in or originating from a European Union Member State shall not be kept longer than necessary for the purpose of meeting our obligations to our client and the law.
Choice: If you are a U.S. resident and you do not wish to have your personal data made available to our client (your current or prospective employer), please do not submit any such information to us through our client. By submitting information through, you are agreeing to Pinkerton Employment Screening’s disclosure of information that is submitted about you to our client and to our subcontractors.
Accuracy: Although we make every effort to ensure that the data we collect and store about you is as accurate as possible, Pinkerton Employment Screening does not vouch for, and is not responsible for, the accuracy of data about you that may be supplied by our clients or any other third-party sources of information.
Security: Pinkerton Employment Screening will take all appropriate measures to assure the security of personal data. Pinkerton Employment Screening’s web site and any data transmitted to or from it are protected. All data is stored on our servers in a secure, encrypted manner. Access to those servers is strictly limited to network administrators and other authorized personnel of Pinkerton Employment Screening, who have been trained to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal data under Pinkerton Employment Screening’s control. We take pride in our technology and our security policies.
MA Data Protection Privacy Protection Law: Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management will take reasonable precautions to protect the security of the Consumer/Client’s records and information, protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such records or information, and protect against unauthorized access to or use of such records and will maintain reasonable procedures to detect and respond to any internal or external security breaches. Pinkerton will monitor and review its procedures periodically and revise them, as necessary, to appropriately address any reasonably foreseeable risks. Pinkerton has implemented and shall maintain appropriate security measures to protect any personal information that we receive, collect, store, maintain, process or otherwise has access to from or through our Client’s including any personal information held with respect to any employee or independent contractor of our Client, in each case in a manner consistent with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00.
Pinkerton Employment Screening
11019 McCormick Road, Ste. 200
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Phone: (800) 635-1649
Fax: (410) 785-1801
(This policy last updated 01/03/2013)