Searchlink Privacy Statement
Last Updated XX/XX/XXXX
The lnformation We Collect from You
Searchlink allows consumers to authorize third party access to his or her credit report, public record information consumer reports, and related data ("Consumer Report Information") through our website and related applications. We collect your personal information only if you decide to authorize access to your Consumer Report Information, purchase one of our products or services, subscribe to our emails or newsletter, participate in one of our contests or surveys, sign up for an account with us, or transact other business with us. Such information includes:
What Security Measures We Take
Searchlink takes precautions to secure your Personal Information. If and when we ask you to provide your Personal Information, we will do so through a webpage that uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. This protocol provides security for your information by encrypting it as it travels from your computer to our computer. For security purposes we then move all of the Personal Information that we collect or obtain about you, including your Consumer Report Information, to an environment on our proprietary network that has controls in place to limit access to and secure the data maintained therein.
How We Use and Share Your Personal lnformation
Unless you indicate to us that you are not interested in receiving information regarding other products and services your name, e-mail address, and/or other contact information may be shared with a third party in order to present these offers to you. Personal Information that is shared with these entities will be monitored in accordance with our security and confidentiality policies. If you prefer not to receive such information, you may indicate your preference by contacting Searchlink when you register, place an order or update your account information, and Searchlink will not send you any promotional materials.
Updating Your Consumer Report Information
If you believe that some of the information in your consumer report is inaccurate, you may initiate a dispute of such information and contact Searchlink by calling us at 716-873-8315 or emailing us at Dispute@Searchlink.com.
The Collection of Anonymous Data
In order to enhance the usefulness of our website and our products and services, Searchlink will collect data about our customers' use of our website, in a manner that does not include any Personal Information. While you browse the Searchlink website, we note which pages of our site you visit and note the IP address of your computer (as all websites do automatically), but we do not link that address information to your Personal Information. The general information we gather enables us to serve our customers better by continually enhancing our site based on up-to-date use patterns.
We use Google Analytics, Optimizely, or other similar analytical tools to obtain information collected in order to display, optimize and personalize advertisements and customer experience on our web properties that are designed. We are also provided anonymous information collected from other websites on which we display advertisements that enables us to understand how visitors to our site, who were exposed to ads we have placed on those other websites, interact with our site. We may use this information to enhance or modify our campaigns that are designed to bring web visitors to our site. Google allows you to opt-out of this anonymous data collection and sharing activity by visiting the Google Analytics Privacy Overview web page and following the procedures noted under the Browser Opt-Out and Privacy Center information sections (search for these sites through www.google.com).
Updating Your Personal Information and Email Preferences
You can correct or update at any time the Personal Information that you provided and that we maintain on you by accessing the Searchlink website and selecting "Account Information" from the Main Menu.
Notification of Changes to this Privacy Statement
Searchlink may amend this Privacy Statement at any time and will notify users of any material change by posting the updated Privacy Statement on the home page of the Searchlink website.
In the event of an acquisition of all or part of Searchlink by another company, or in the event that Searchlink were to sell or dispose of all or a part of the business, the acquirer would have access to the information maintained by the Searchlink business, which could include your Personal Information, subject to applicable law. The acquirer's privacy statement might be different than Searchlink’s Privacy Statement, or the acquirer might choose to amend Searchlink’s Privacy Statement. You will be notified by email if, as a result of such acquisition, Searchlink’s Privacy Statement is materially changed or if the acquirer's Privacy Statement is materially different than Searchlink’s Privacy Statement. In connection with such notice, you will be given an opportunity to inform the acquirer that you do not consent to the use or disclosure by the acquirer of your Personal Information in accordance with such new or revised Privacy Statement.
Links to Other Websites
Some pages on the Searchlink website may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy statements may differ from ours.
Policy Regarding Children
We define children as individuals under the age of 18. Our website is not intended for the use of children and we do not intend to collect information about children through our website. You must be at least 18 to access any products through this website or become a member of any membership program entitled to membership benefits.
Effective Date: 11/9/2017