Terms and Conditions 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.
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.
EBI® is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the EBI® Web site and governs data collection and usage.
By using the EBI® website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
EBI® collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. EBI® also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by EBI®. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by EBI® for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the EBI® Web site. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through EBI® public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Note: EBI® does not read any of your private online communications. EBI® encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from EBI® so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. EBI® is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the EBI® and EBI® family of web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
EBI® collects and uses your personal information to operate the EBI® Web site and deliver the services you have requested. EBI® also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from EBI® and its affiliates. EBI® may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. EBI® does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. EBI® may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, EBI® may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to EBI®, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. EBI® does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. EBI® keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within EBI®, in order to determine what EBI® services are the most popular.
This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within EBI® to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Third party vendors, including Google, show EBI® advertisements across the Internet. EBI® Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on EBI® or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of EBI®; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of EBI®, or the public.
The EBI® Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize EBI® pages, or register with EBI® site or services, a cookie helps EBI® to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same EBI® web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the EBI® features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the EBI® services or web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
EBI® secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. EBI® secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
EBI® will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. EBI® encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how EBI® is protecting your information.
EBI® welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that EBI® has not adhered to this Statement, please contact EBI® at the information below. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Employment Background Investigations (EBI), Inc.
700 Red Brook Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Telephone: (800) 324-7700
Fax: (410) 486-0731