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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.

This Privacy Policy covers VettFirst Security’ web site, and VettFirst Security practices for handling personal information provided to VettFirst Security over the Internet by the general public using VettFirst Security publicly available web site. This Policy also covers personal information provided by VettFirst Security’ clients, and their job applicants and employees (as well as other individuals who have given their written authorization for VettFirst Security’ clients to conduct a background investigation on them), using VettFirst Security’ online background screening solution that is accessible only through an access-restricted portion of VettFirst Security’ web site. VettFirst Security will collect, store, and use personally identifiable information only in compliance with applicable law, including the FCRA.

Information Collection

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.

Personal Data

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 does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. VettFirst Security will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your permission, except in connection with performing your background screen for VettFirst Security client or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

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.

VettFirst Security also may in good faith disclose personal information and any other additional information available to VettFirst Security for any of the following purposes: (i) investigate, prevent or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of VettFirst Security terms of use; (ii) respond to or defend against subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (iii) establish or exercise VettFirst Security legal rights; or (iv) otherwise comply with applicable law.

VettFirst Security may acquire other businesses, and other businesses may acquire VettFirst Security. If that occurs, the information VettFirst Security collects may be one of the assets examined or transferred as part of the transaction. VettFirst Security will not permit another business to examine the information VettFirst Security has collected without a confidentiality agreement and only to the extent permitted by law. VettFirst Security will not transfer the information it has collected unless the recipient agrees to provide privacy protections equal to or exceeding those established by this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas

Personal information submitted to VettFirst Security for a background screening investigation may at times be transferred outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation. All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

VettFirst Security web site may use the standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the web site.

A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive and used for record-keeping purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as the URL you came from, your computer’s IP address (i.e., the Internet address of your computer) and domain type (e.g., .com or .org, etc.), your browser type, the country, state and telephone area code where your server is located, the pages of our site that were viewed during a visit, and any search terms that you entered on our site. This information is used for internal purposes only, and we do not link your URL or IP address to any personal information unless you have logged into our web site with a VettFirst Security account login and password. In addition, VettFirst Security web site does not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different Web sites when a consumer uses the VettFirst Security web site.

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies, although it is possible that some areas of our web site will not function properly if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on VettFirst Security web site. VettFirst Security web site does not currently recognize “do not track” signals transmitted by web browsers.


VettFirst Security is committed to protecting the personal information that VettFirst Security receives about consumers. While we cannot guarantee the security of that information, we utilize a combination of online and offline security technologies, procedures and organizational measures to help safeguard consumer information against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

We employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption when data is transmitted over the Internet to our web site. We have installed layered firewalls and other security technologies to help prevent unauthorized access to our systems. Strong password protection protocols are used on our computers, and employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy policies. The servers used to store consumer information are maintained in a secure environment with appropriate security measures.


VettFirst Security web site may provide links to third-party web sites. Please be aware that those third-party web sites are outside of our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about how another site uses your information, consult that site’s privacy statement.

Your Ability to Review or Modify Personal Information, or Unsubscribe.

VettFirst Security strives to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. If you have provided your personal information (such as zip code, phone, e-mail or postal address) to VettFirst Security while browsing VettFirst Security publicly accessible web site, and wish to update such personal information (if any) that you have provided us, please e-mail us at customerservice@selectdatasolutionsllc.com. Also, if you wish to unsubscribe from any of our newsletters or other communications for which you have registered, you may e-mail us at customerservice@selectdatasolutionsllc.com. If you are a VettFirst Security client with a registered account, you may review (and update) your account information by logging into your account. If you are an individual on whom a VettFirst Security client has requested a background screening investigation, and have submitted personal information to VettFirst Security at the request of such client for purposes of procuring a background report, then you can review your VettFirst Security file in accordance with your file disclosure rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, South Carolina Civil Code and any other applicable state laws by contacting VettFirst Security Customer Service customerservice@selectdatasolutionsllc.com.
Children Under Age 13

VettFirst Security does not offer services to children under the age of 13, and this web site is not directed to children under the age of 13. VettFirst Security does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

VettFirst Security may revise this policy from time to time. If there is a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy at this location. VettFirst Security will not provide less privacy protection, without your consent, to information collected under a prior privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how VettFirst Security is protecting your information.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, you may contact us at:

VettFirst Security, Inc.
2712 Middleburg Dr. Suite 224.
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 233-2170
VettFirst Security LLC named above will be able to assist you with additional information regarding our privacy practices and policies in the event of a compromise of your information.

Effective Date: January 1, 2015

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