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Privacy Policy

Welcome to our privacy policy page.

CriminalAudit respects your privacy and will take steps to protect it.

This document will identify all of the ways we protect your privacy and how we use the information that you provide to us through our web site service, and registration process.

As a responsible data vendor we stand behind our product and our policies. Our principal concerns are the safety and welfare of our users and clients. A high level of trust and confidentiality is required to ensure confidence of the clients we service. We aim to make sure that your privacy will be protected when accessing our website or paid services.

By accessing and using the services offered through the CriminalAudit.com website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy disclosure.

Please note: We reserve the right to modify this document without advance notice. Please be sure to check back for latest updates.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information most commonly refers to information that lets us know who you are, specifically information such as name, email, address and phone number. In most cases, we will not collect any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to give us this information through the registration process or through any of web-based contact and help forms we may use that information to facilitate a purchase and correspond with you.

Providing us with your personally identifiable information is completely optional. However, if you choose not to provide the information necessary to facilitate a purchase or locate your account through our help desk, you may not be able to obtain the product, service, or help you have requested. Please be aware that if you enter any personally identifiable information through a help or search request form or during the purchase process, the information you have entered will be sent to us and securely saved on our servers.

You may choose to restrict the use of your information by simply emailing us and asking us to stop all future contact with you and we will comply with your request within 48 business hours.

We do not access nor collect any of our subscribers' personal financial information, including credit card numbers or any other billing information. All of our transactions are processed reliably and securely through a secure third party bill processor.

In addition to collecting your personally identifiable information we may also collect and use Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you, such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server. This information does not identify individual users; it is mainly used to improve the quality of our products and services. Out of respect for your privacy, we do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.

How we Use & Share the information we collect

We recognize that the personal information we collect is often of a highly sensitive nature. We have adopted the highest privacy compliance standards to ensure such information is protected. 

If you choose to purchase or request something from the CriminalAudit website, for example, a product or service, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. Unless you request otherwise, we will periodically send you emails notifying you about new or upcoming CriminalAudit products or services, information about changing or updating your registration or payment information, changes to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot possible technical problems, process manual search help requests, resolve disputes, and help with user/member account related matters. Your information may also be used to notify you of our latest promotional offers as well as offers from our subsidiaries, marketing partners, and other advertisers to provide the products or services you have requested. Out of respect for your privacy, if you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may opt-out of receiving them by clicking here.

To ensure a positive user experience we may store cookies on your computer. This simply allows us to provide you with a more personalized user experience with our service. If you are not familiar with cookies and what they are used for we can reassure you by informing you that the use of cookies is fairly common among most online vendors/websites. A cookie is a small data file, which a Web site stores on your computer (if your Web browser has cookies as “enabled”) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. The cookies make your use of the site faster and easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a higher level of security. You may choose to disallow the use of cookies by simply adjusting your browser settings by disabling cookies, but please bear in mind this could cause some areas of our service/website to slow down and work improperly.

As an active member, for your convenience, we will display your search history on the Search History section of your Member's Account page. We store information regarding searches you may make solely to provide you with this feature - we do not share your search history with any third parties. Your member account is password protected to stop any possible unauthorized access.

Use of Customer Information in Advertising

We may use third party companies to help enhance our service and advertising. These companies are privileged with statistical customer information only, so it is not identifiable to a specific individual. Your personal billing related information is always safe and secure and the information we share with these third party companies is in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and applicable state and federal law. The information and services provided by third party companies help us better understand the offers, promotions, and types of advertising that are most appealing to our customers.

Disclosure

We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information collected from and about you, and your search history, to the following entities for the following purposes: (1) to our related companies, service providers and suppliers, to enable them to fulfill a product or service request or to perform a business, professional or technical support function for us; (2) as necessary if we believe that there has been a violation of our Terms of Service or of our rights or the rights of any third party; and (3) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law.

We also reserve the right to sell, rent or lease your Personally Identifiable Information to our marketing partners, advertisers or other third parties. If you would prefer that we not share your personal information with such third parties, please click here.

Should you forget your account login information, you may request that we send it to the email address associated with your account. To prevent unauthorized disclosure of and access to your account and search history, you should take steps to keep your email address and account information secure.

Security & Storage of User Information

We will use all reasonable endeavors to ensure that your information is protected from misuse, loss, and unauthorized access, modification or disclosure, other than in accordance with this privacy policy.

Your personal information may be stored either in hard copy or electronic form in our files and/or IT systems. 

We take extra precautions to ensure the security of all personally identifiable information held in our servers. We employ the use of data encryption and other security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Whenever you provide us or our partners with sensitive or confidential information we (or our partners) will take commercially reasonable steps to protect such information by establishing a secure connection with your web browser, such as employing a security technology known as a secure-socket-layer ("SSL") to protect the transmission of such information.

However, please be advised that while we make every effort to make sure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches from ever occurring. You transmit information to us at your own risk.

Corporate Disclosure

In the unlikely event of the sale of CriminalAudit.com and assets customer information (both personally identifiable information and non-personal information) will be securely transferred to the new owner.

Marketing Opt Out Policy:

If you no longer wish to receive our promotional emails, you may simply request to "opt-out" of receiving these communications by contacting us with your request in detail. Simply contact our supports team with the details of your request. Please be sure to include the email address you wish to remove as well as any other pertinent details you may want to add to your request. We will comply with your marketing opt out request within 48 business hours. Please be aware that opting out of our marketing list does not exempt you from receiving administrative emails, which include but are not limited to, notices about membership status changes and alterations to our Terms of Use as well as search assistance requests and dispute related communications. 

Personal Identifying Data Opt-Out Policy

Kindly note that as information broker CriminalAudit.com does not originate, provide, maintain or sanitize any all-official public records. Public records can be obtained from official government records custodians or repositories and are made available upon request to the general public.

If your identifiable information such as your name, address, phone number is displayed through the use of any of our web-based searches you may request the removal of such information. To submit a data removal request to our data management team simply follow the steps listed below:

  1. Provide a state issued ID.

It is vital that we are able to confirm your identity in order to locate and remove your information from our databases. In order for us to do this, we require that all data removal request forms submitted to our Data Management Department are accompanied by official proof of identity, such as a state issued ID or a driver’s license. This allows us to fully match the information you would like to be removed with the information stored on our databases. Please be sure to obscure or redact your photo and ID/driver’s license number prior to sending us the copy of one of these documents.

  1. Be sure to include any of the following reasons for your request:

  2. You are a state, local or federal law enforcement officer or public official and your position exposes you to bodily harm.

  3. You are a victim of identity theft.

  4. You are at risk of physical harm.

  5. You have evidence the record is incorrect or expunged.

  6. It may further help us locate the information you wish to be removed/withheld, if you provide us such details as the location of the data in question in a form of website/URL link.

Submit your Data Removal Request by email at:

Dataoptout@criminalaudit.com

We understand that you may have some security concerns when sending us your information. We wish to reassure you that we abide by very stringent security protocols. All information you provide through the data removal request process is ONLY used for the purposes of removing data from our databases. The information you submit to us is not stored, shared, sold, or used for any marketing purposes. It is used strictly to assist in the facilitation of the data removal request.

Please allow upwards of 30 days for us to fully process your Data Removal Request.

Although most information is usually removed or blocked permanently, we do not guarantee the information will not be available again in the future, as we are not in direct control of the information distributed and obtained from official public records/government or third party sources. It is for this reason that we recommend you contact the custodian of the original record to request it be removed or corrected.

In addition, we have no control over any information displayed by other online public records vendors, and your Data Removal Request will not remove information from third party websites.

Please be aware that we are not a “consumer reporting agency” as defined by the FCRA, as we do not provide any data for use in credit, insurance, or employment screening. We explicitly prohibit the use of our service and the data it supplies for such purposes.

Miscellaneous Information

You must be at least 18 years old to use this site. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors who are under 18 years of age. We are not a consumer reporting agency as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), and the information in the databases has not been collected in whole or in part for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports, as defined in the FCRA. YOU SHALL NOT USE OUR SERVICES AS A FACTOR IN (1) ESTABLISHING AN INDIVIDUAL'S ELIGIBILITY FOR PERSONAL CREDIT OR INSURANCE OR ASSESSING RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXISTING CONSUMER CREDIT OBLIGATIONS, (2) EVALUATING AN INDIVIDUAL FOR EMPLOYMENT, PROMOTION, REASSIGNMENT OR RETENTION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMPLOYMENT OF HOUSEHOLD WORKERS SUCH AS BABYSITTERS, CLEANING PERSONNEL, NANNIES, CONTRACTORS, AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS), OR (3) ANY OTHER PERSONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION WITH ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LEASING AN APARTMENT). The Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Communication

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy document or any CriminalAudit product or service, please click here to contact us.