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Terms of Use


Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) and its affiliates provide the content of the Web site subject to the following Terms, and these Terms may be revised at any time. By accessing and/or using the Site, the User acknowledges this disclaimer and agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

All content and functionality on this Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the exclusive property of EBI and/or its licensors and is protected by US and international copyright laws. Rights not expressly granted are reserved.

EBI posts content on this Web site and in its newsletters which discuss legal and legislative developments. This content is purely informational and may not be construed as legal advice. Users must direct questions about legal issues and legislative developments to their legal counsel.

EBI makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or timeliness of information on this Site. Information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. EBI assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. EBI may change or update information without notice. EBI may make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this Site at any time without notice. Your use of this Site is at your own risk. Further, EBI makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or timeliness of any information on any third-party Sites that are linked to this Site.

This Web site may provide links to websites operated by its affiliates and third parties. EBI makes no representations whatsoever about any affiliate or third party websites that you may access through this Web site, and the fact that we have linked to another site should not be construed as an endorsement of that Site or its proprietor, except that an affiliate site is, in fact an affiliate of EBI. EBI is not responsible for the privacy practices, terms and conditions or the content of such Web sites. EBI prohibits (i) the framing of any materials available through this Web site, and (ii) “deep linking” to pages of the Web site other than the home page. EBI reserves the right to disable any unauthorized frames and specifically disclaims any responsibility for the contents of any other websites linked to this site.

YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY PASSWORDS. You are responsible for all use of EBI Services and for the security of your login identification, your password and any security lock code that you use to protect access to your data, EBI personal profile, your file name(s) and files, network and user access.

Under no circumstances shall EBI be liable for any damages suffered by any User, including any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages (including, without limitation, any lost profits or damages for business interpretation, loss of information, programs or other data) that result from access to, use of, or inability to use this site or due to any breach of security associated with the transmission of information through the internet, even if EBI was advised of the possibility of such damages. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold EBI, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your professional information, EBI can not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our site, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, and any dispute arising from these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the State and Federal Courts of the State of Maryland.

These terms of use were last updated: September 18, 2008

Our Privacy Policy 

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) is a consumer reporting agency regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other federal and state laws. We are committed to your privacy and have adopted the following privacy principles pertaining to how we collect, utilize and share information.

Collection of Information:
The information that you provide to EBI will only be used for the purpose of providing our service, responding to your inquiry, improving this service and tailoring it to the needs of its users. Information provided to us will not be shared with any other organization, agency, corporation, entity, or third-party except as stated in this policy without the express written consent of those users.

Personally Identifiable Information:
EBI collects personal data for the purposes of communicating with our members and others who request that we communicate with them (e.g. through signing up for our services or newsletters, request information from us or seeking employment at EBI) providing our clients with essential information required to make employment screening decisions. “Personally Identifiable Information” means all information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context, whether oral, written, computerized, digitized or otherwise. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) provided by an individual includes Social Security Number, Social Insurance Number, National Identification Number, Other country or state identification number, Passport, Driver’s License Number.  Confidential information such as name, address, telephone number, date of birth, Professional License information, employment history, education and other credentials may also be obtained. All data is collected, stored and delivered in compliance with applicable laws- including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other local, state and federal laws. EBI may also transfer your information to third parties for processing in order to provide our clients with the services requested. We require such third parties to keep the information confidential and not to use it for other purposes or process the information in a manner incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected. 

Use of Your Information:
EBI may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating local, state, or federal laws, or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Employment Background Investigations, Inc.'s rights or property, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Employment Background Investigations, Inc. may disclose or access registration information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services. Information about our customers, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition. Employment Background Investigations, Inc. does not sell or rent user information to anyone.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
We may also collect information about your visit to our Web site which may include the number of visitors, which pages are frequently visited, user domain names, and browser types. This information is utilized only for the purposes of designing our Web site.

Security:
EBI has put into place reasonable security measure, including technical, contractual, administrative and physical measures in an effort to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration while it is under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your professional information, EBI cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from our site.

International Transfer of Data:
EBI is also aware of its global responsibility to maintain the privacy of personal information. EBI has certified its compliance with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. EBI has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.

This site is hosted from the United States. Users located outside of the United States consent to the transfer of their data to the United States for processing and use in accordance with this privacy policy. To view EBI’s Safe Harbor policy, click here.   To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view EBI’s certification, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce website.

Information Relating to Children:
This site is not intended for children. EBI does not knowingly collect information from individuals under the age of 18.

Accessing or Correcting Your Information:
You may edit your professional information at any time by contacting customercare@ebiinc.com and providing updated information. 

This Privacy Policy may be modified or amended at any time without prior notice. Upon request, we will provide you with a written copy of this Privacy Policy. If you have any concerns regarding the collection and use of your personally identifiable information or any other privacy matters, please contact us.

Regulatory & Compliance
Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI)
P.O. Box 629
Owings Mills MD 21117
Toll Free: 800.324.7700
Facsimile: 410.486.0731
Compliance@ebiinc.com

 

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