BACKGROUND SCREENING PRIVACY POLICY: MINISTRYSAFE

 

As a consumer reporting agency governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘FCRA’) and other applicable state and federal law, MinistrySafe is committed to protecting your right to privacy. 

This privacy policy covers our practices, policies, and security measures regarding the receipt, storage, and use of Personally Identifiable Information for background screening purposes, as well as the receipt of certain information through the MinistrySafe Website (‘Website’) for background screening purposes.

All information collected by MinistrySafe will be collected, stored, and used in compliance with applicable law, including the FCRA.

 

Personally Identifiable Information Collected

MinistrySafe will collect Personally Identifiable Information about you if you voluntarily choose to provide such information to MinistrySafe and/or in connection with a Background Check authorized by you. Personally Identifiable Information that MinistrySafe may collect through our Website or otherwise may include, but is not limited to: your name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, birthplace, driver’s license number, social security number, employer, employment details, and information regarding prior criminal proceedings, civil proceedings or credit-related activities.

 

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

MinistrySafe will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party, except in accordance with applicable state or federal law.

Typically, MinistrySafe will disclose Personally Identifiable Information regarding the subject of a Background Check to a third-party in the following circumstances only:

  • To an employer or prospective employer which has been authorized in writing by the consumer to receive information about the consumer for employment purposes;
  • To a volunteer organization authorized in writing by the consumer to receive information about the consumer for purposes of determining whether the consumer will be eligible for certain volunteer opportunities;
  • As otherwise required by law.

End-users (e.g., employers and prospective employers) may obtain information from MinistrySafe only after the end-user/employer has certified a legally permissible purpose for receiving such information.

When MinistrySafe transfers Personally Identifiable Information to a representative or third-party subcontractor assisting with a Background Check, MinistrySafe provides only the information required to assist with the Background Check. MinistrySafe prohibits third-party representatives and subcontractors from using consumer information for any purpose other than assisting MinistrySafe with the Background Check. As well, MinistrySafe contractually requires third-party representatives and subcontractors to maintain commercially-reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of any consumer information received.

If MinistrySafe or its assets are acquired by another company, that company will assume responsibility for the Personally Identifiable Information collected by MinistrySafe and will assume the rights and obligations regarding the collection and use of such information, as described in this Privacy Policy. MinistrySafe will not permit another entity in such a circumstance to review or examine the information MinistrySafe has collected without a confidentiality agreement in place, and only to the extent allowed by law.

MinistrySafe does not resell any data provided to us for marketing purposes under any circumstances.

 

How To Access, Correct, And Change Personally Identifiable Information

MinistrySafe strives to maintain the accuracy and integrity of all information collected through the Website or otherwise. You may access and update certain personal information held by MinistrySafe by calling toll free at 833-737-7233 or visiting our website at https://ministrysafe.com/.

If you are an individual about whom an end-user has requested background screening, and/or you have submitted Personally Identifiable Information to MinistrySafe for purposes of a background screening investigation, you may review your file in accordance with file disclosure rights under the FCRA, California Civil Code Section 1786.22, or any other applicable law, by contacting us toll–free at 833-737-7233, or in another legally authorized manner.

To protect consumer privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify an individual’s identity before granting access to Personally Identifiable Information or allowing corrections to such data.

 

Personal Information Disclosure: United States Or Overseas

Generally, MinistrySafe does not transfer information to third parties outside of the United States or its territories. Such transfers may occur only if necessary to complete an international Background Check (e.g., conducting an international criminal check or verifying educational or employment records outside of the U.S.).

 

Security Of Your Information

MinistrySafe abides by all applicable state and federal law pertaining to the security of data supplied to us. MinistrySafe uses industry standard physical, technical, and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. For example, MinistrySafe has established mechanisms to help maintain a secure network, encrypted back-up data, and established limits on employee access to information.

When data is destroyed or disposed of, MinistrySafe follows all applicable legal requirements and regulations, using reasonable measures to ensure that all such records and data are destroyed and unrecoverable. 

 

Disputes Regarding Information Reported About You

MinistrySafe has procedures in place designed to ensure that the information it reports about individuals is accurate and up-to-date. However, if you believe that MinistrySafe has inaccurately reported information about you, please notify us immediately to initiate a dispute. We welcome the opportunity to reinvestigate any possible errors or discrepancies. To initiate the dispute process or learn more about it, you may contact us by phone (833-737-7233), mail (6001 River Oaks Blvd #400, Fort Worth, Texas 76114), or visit our website at https://ministrysafe.com/

 

Links To Other Websites

The MinistrySafe Website may contain various links to third-party websites. These sites may provide additional information, goods, services and/or promotions. These sites are owned and operated independently of MinistrySafe and have separate privacy and data collection practices. Any information you provide to these websites or third parties will be governed under the terms of their privacy policy, if any. MinistrySafe has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the independent actions or policies of these independent entities or sites and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites. 

 

No Information From Children Under Age 13 

If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to conduct business with us or provide any personal information. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please call us toll-free at 833-737-7233.

 

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

MinistrySafe’s Privacy Policy may change from time to time. MinistrySafe will post any privacy policy changes on this page along with the date of the most recent revision, and will archive prior versions of this Privacy Policy for your review.

 

Contact Information Regarding Privacy Policy

To obtain additional information regarding our Privacy Policy, or to obtain additional information regarding policies in the event of a compromise of your information, please contact: 

MinistrySafe Director of Compliance

6001 River Oaks Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76114

682-214-4796

[email protected]

 

Additional Information

If you have any other questions or concerns or wish to opt-out of any email list, please contact us at: 

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 833-737-7233 

Mailing Address: 6001 River Oaks Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76114

Privacy Policy Last Updated: 1.4.24