As a consumer reporting agency governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) among other applicable state and federal laws, VettFirst Security is committed to protecting your privacy.
When you browse VettFirst Security’ publicly accessible web site, you do so anonymously. VettFirst Security collects personally identifiable information from you only if you choose to provide this information to us. In some instances, VettFirst Security may collect non-personal (e.g., aggregate or demographic) data through cookies. This information is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of the VettFirst Security.com web site, as is further described below under “Cookies and Tracking Technology”.
The types of personal information we may collect about you through our publicly accessible web site include the following (should you decide to provide such information to VettFirst Security): (a) contact and identifying information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, employer(s), job title) in connection with your expression of interest in receiving information about, or your registering for, VettFirst Security products or services, newsletters and conferences; (b) your resume information and employment application information in response to VettFirst Security job openings; and (c) any other personal information that you may voluntarily provide to us in an online form or through an e-mail.
Access to certain VettFirst Security web pages and online services is not available to the general public and requires a login code and password provided by VettFirst Security. Those web pages, and the information downloadable to and from those pages, are made available only to clients of VettFirst Security. On these web pages, VettFirst Security collects only information that the user voluntarily shares with VettFirst Security.
If you are using this web site to open an employment screening account with VettFirst Security, we collect the information requested on our account application form, including contact information and financial information (such as credit card number or billing information). This information is used for internal purposes, such as account establishment, billing, fulfillment of orders and customer service.
How We Use Your Personal Information
When your personal information is collected on VettFirst Security’ publicly accessible web site, VettFirst Security will inform you at the point of collection of the purpose for the collection. VettFirst Security will use your personal information only in the way we specify when it is collected unless you consent to a different use.
For example, VettFirst Security may use personal information submitted in an account application to set up and maintain your account. VettFirst Security also may use the personal information you provide to answer your questions and inquiries, to support VettFirst Security’ own recruitment activities in response to your inquiries into VettFirst Security’ job postings, and to provide newsletters and other information (if any) that you have requested.
If you have provided your personal information over this web site in connection with a background screen ordered by VettFirst Security’ client – VettFirst Security may use your personal information to perform your background screen for that client. VettFirst Security will not use your information to conduct a background screening investigation and create a report unless VettFirst Security’ client has provided a certification required by the FCRA and any other applicable law. In this certification, VettFirst Security’ client certifies to VettFirst Security that it has a legally permissible purpose for ordering the background screen, and that it has, to the extent required by applicable law, and obtained your informed consent to conduct the background screen.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
VettFirst Security may disclose personal information as necessary or appropriate in connection with any of the purposes for which we use personal information as described above in “How We Use Your Personal Information”.
When VettFirst Security conducts a background screening investigation about you, VettFirst Security may disclose information that you submit through this web site to the VettFirst Security client that ordered a background screening investigation on you. VettFirst Security also may disclose your information to certain third parties as necessary to conduct the background investigation (such as educational institutions, prior employers, courts, law enforcement agencies and other persons or entities that may provide or verify information about you), as well as to a third-party representative or subcontractor authorized by VettFirst Security to assist in the background screening investigation. These third party representatives and subcontractors include service providers that help host or support the web site or otherwise provide technical assistance, court researchers and other data and service vendors. VettFirst Security transfers to these representatives and subcontractors only the personal information they need to deliver to VettFirst Security (for the benefit of VettFirst Security client) the requested product or service. VettFirst Security prohibits these third parties from using that information for any other purpose. VettFirst Security requires that these parties maintain commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your information.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas