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ESR Global Privacy Policy

ESR Global Privacy Policy: ESR Global Screening operates under the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Privacy Policy located on the ESR website at: http://www.esrcheck.com/Privacy-Policy.

ESR Privacy Policy Introduction: Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) that prepares Consumer Reports for authorized employers under the provisions of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The ESR Privacy policy is very simple: ESR only collects applicant data pursuant to written Authorization and Disclosure under the FCRA and only disseminates consumer reports to employers as directed in the written authorization. In other words, data is only collected and distributed at the direction and authorization of consumers. The data is maintained in a secured site.  ESR maintains strict policies and procedures in all aspects of its operation to protect the privacy of consumers.

Offshoring of Personally Identifiable Information (PII): ESR does NOT send the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of  U. S. job applicants outside of the U.S. for processing, a practice known as “offshoring.” Once data leaves the U.S., the data is beyond the reach of U.S. privacy laws and there is no meaningful privacy protections. ESR believes that firms that send data outside the U.S. put applicants and employers at great risk, for no other reason than to make a little more money. In some countries, it is a well known fact that U.S. identities are stolen and used for identity theft. As a practical matter, someone in the U.S. has no ability to hire a lawyer in a foreign country to pursue legal action or contact a foreign police authority to get any action taken. The only exception is where ESR is asked to perform an international verification and the information resides outside of the U.S. Even in that situation, ESR goes to great length to protect applicant data by going directly to the school or employer. If it is necessary to have a researcher do research in a foreign country, ESR only releases the minimum information absolutely necessary.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Provisions of ESR Privacy Policy: Employment Screening Resources (ESR) complies with the EU (European Union)-U.S. (United States) Privacy Shield Framework and the U.S.-Switzerland 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 and Switzerland. Find out more at http://www.esrcheck.com/Privacy-Policy.

 

 

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