At Allison & Taylor Reference Checking, Inc., we are committed to protecting
your personal information that you share with us through the Internet.
Our Commitment to Privacy
the highest-quality products and services with the highest level of integrity
in dealing with our clients and partners. The Policy is designed to assist you
in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information
you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using
our site and our products and services. This statement will be continuously
assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers' needs.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information:
personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an
individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis
as you and others browse our Web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Credit Card Information
If you choose to purchase products or services from our partners, or us you
may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information
from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following
- Mailing address
- Email address
- Credit card number
- Home and business phone number
- Other personal information (i.e. motherís maiden name)
If you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the
content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we
employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology
called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?")
and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information
gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of
visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited
just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an
aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering
our business activities, providing customer service and making available other
products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally,
we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important
changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find
valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed
and managed under our traditional corporate standards designed to safeguard
the security and privacy of our customersí personal information. As a customer,
you will be given the opportunity, at any time, to notify us of your desire
not to receive these offers.
What Are Cookies? Cookies are a feature of Web browser software
that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a userís Web browser on
the userís hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses
on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the
same user or to use the information to streamline the userís transactions on
related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to
Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies
should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs
to gather information about our Web site usersí browsing activities, in order
to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our customers. This information
assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner
and to continually improve our Web site to better meet the needs of our customers
and prospective customers.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information
in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our Web site as
they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many
people visit our Web site and evaluate our Web siteís visitor capacity. We do
not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally
identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused
online banner advertisements or other such responses to you.
Sharing Information with Affiliates
We do not share any information with any affiliates.
Sharing Information with Strategic Partners
We do not share any information with any affiliates.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you
about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we
think you will find valuable. As our client, you will be given the opportunity
to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response
box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an email request.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
When you send confidential personal credit card information to us on our Web
site, secure server software, which we have licensed, encrypts all information
you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and
decoded once it reaches our Web site.
Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you
that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information.
For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as
Social Security or account numbers to us through an unsecured email. Please
only use our correct forms.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Information Security. We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard
the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access
or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations
and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and
procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
Employee Access, Training and Expectations. Our corporate values, ethical
standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of customer
information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential
information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized
persons, processes and transactions.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that
we collect online and maintain in our database by calling for personal assistance.
Please ask for customer service. You may be asked to send an e-mail confirmation
from your registered address in order to obtain this information.
Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, Web site traffic
patterns and related Web site information to our affiliates or reputable third
parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data,
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words,
when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection
of our legal rights.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or
from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links
to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics
that may be useful to the users of our Web site.
Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Web site to another
on any other Web site, including Web sites, which have a link on our Web site,
is subject to that Web siteís own rules and policies. Please read over those
rules and policies before proceeding.
By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal
and procedures, we will post those changes on our Web site to keep you aware
of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we
may disclose it.