XG Consultants Group, inc.

Privacy Policy

 

Updated as of March 1, 2016

 

XG Consultants Group, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of certain data that is collected from you and that you submit when you access this web site or web sites under our operation and control (collectively, the “Site”). We recognize the sensitive nature of much of the information with which we are entrusted on a daily basis, and we are committed to the highest standards of privacy. The nature of our business requires that we gather information that is of a personal nature, and that you wish to keep protected. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is intended to familiarize you with our policies for the gathering, use, maintenance and protection of personal information on the Site.

 

More specifically, this Policy summarizes how the Company handles the personal and other information users of the Site provide while accessing and using the Site. Users of the Site include members of the general public. Also, as a provider of background check and related services, users include, without limitation, the job applicants and employees of our customers, as well as our customers and others who have been authorized to conduct background checks or other inquiries using our services. Accordingly, as a consumer reporting agency, we are subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other applicable federal and state laws.

 

Please review this Policy carefully. The Company reserves the right to change its Policy at any time, in which event the Site will contain a notice of the change. Changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. By accessing the Site, you are indicating your agreement to the Company’s Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about the Policy, please contact us at 212-499-1480 or as provided below.

 

Information Collected. As you are probably aware, we may collect information from a variety of sources. We collect and use this information in order to carry out our business functions and provide the highest quality of service.  In general, the Company may compile statistical information concerning the usage of the Site. This information allows the Company to monitor its utilization and continuously improve its quality. Examples of this information would include, but not be limited to, the number of visitors to the Site, or to sections or pages within the Site, patterns of traffic flowing through the Site, length of time spent on the Site, or in sections or pages of the Site, the other sites that refer visitors to the Site, the pages of the Site that visitors frequently use as entry and exit points, utilization of the browser and operating systems and versions used by visitors to the Site.

 

In order to compile this information, the Company may collect and store your IP address, your operating system version, your browser version, the pages you visit within the Site, the length of time you spend on pages within the Site, the site from which you linked to ours, search terms you used in search engines which resulted in you linking to the Site, etc. While all of this information can be associated with the IP address your computer had while you visited the Site, it will not be associated with you as an individual, or associated with any other information you may submit through the Site, or that Company may store about you for any other purposes.

 

Additionally, if you decide to provide your personal information or in the course of using our services, the types of personal information that may be collected about you through the Site includes: (i) your contact information, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers; (ii) account set-up and payment information when you desire to use and purchase our services, such as credit or debit card account numbers; (iii) employment history information if you seek employment with us which might include your work history and salary information; or (iv) your background and other personal information when participating in a background check requested by one of our customers, which might include your Social Security number, drivers’ license number and other personal information.

 

The Company may use web site “cookies” in the process of compiling the statistical information mentioned above and to tailor certain pages of the Site for your browsing convenience. A cookie file can contain information such as the URL you came from, your computer’s IP address and domain type (e.g., .com or .org, etc.), your browser type, the country, state and telephone area code where your server is located, the pages of our site that were viewed during a visit, and any search terms that you entered on our site. This information generally is used for internal purposes, and we do not link your URL or IP address to any personal information unless you have logged into our Site with an established account login and password.  You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies, but our Site may not function correctly if you do. Refer to the Help feature of your browser for information on disabling cookies.

 

The Site is not directed to children. The Company does not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Site, you may use web-filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the Site.

 

Use of Information. In general, we will use the information we collect about you only for the purpose it was collected and as otherwise provided in this Policy.  In the case of our background check and related services, we will not use your personal information to perform the background check service, unless our customer has certified to us that it has satisfied the requirements under FCRA and applicable state law.

 

Disclosure of Information. In general, we will not disclose your information for any purposes other than those in conjunction with the business activities requested of us unless otherwise permitted or required by law or by this Policy. In the course of our normal business activities, we may disclose collected information to both affiliates and non-affiliated entities, as we deem necessary. For example, and without limitation, the Company may need to use or disclose this information with its third party vendors to assist in the provision of the Services, manage its website, respond to subpoenas, defend litigation, enhance its services, and protect the Company’s legal rights. We endeavor to choose affiliates and non-affiliates with similar standards to ours regarding the protection of personal information.

 

In no case will the Company sell or license personal information to third parties, except as permitted by law. For example, we may share personal information in connection with certain business transactions, such as the acquisition of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets. In such cases, we will take appropriate steps under the circumstances and to the extent possible to ensure that the recipient agrees to provide privacy protections substantially similar to those established by this Policy.

 

With respect to the personal information acquired from you in connection with providing background check and related services, we will not disclose such personal information to a third party without your permission, except in connection with performing those services or as otherwise described in this Policy. For example, as permitted under applicable law, we would disclose information to third parties necessary to perform the check, and disclose the results of the check to our customer that ordered it.

 

Do Not Track.  “Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that you can set in your Internet search browser that sends a signal to a website that you do not want the website operator to track certain browsing information about you.  However, because our Site is not configured to detect Do Not Track signals from a user’s computer, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track requests.

 

 

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas. Personal information submitted to the Company for a background check or related services may at times be transferred outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation. All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

 

Safeguarding of Information. No system for safeguarding personal or other information is 100% secure. However, we take a number of steps to safeguard the security of personal information obtained through the Site. For example, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption when data is transmitted over the Internet to our Site. We have installed layered firewalls and other security technologies to help prevent unauthorized access to our systems. Our data centers are maintained in a secure environment with appropriate security measures. Our employees are trained to understand the importance of confidentiality and are required to adhere to our privacy policies and procedures. Employees who violate these policies and procedures are subject to disciplinary action. We employ numerous practices to protect against the disclosure of information for purposes unrelated to the performance of our business functions or to individuals other than those who must use it in the course of their work activities. These practices include the use of password protection of computer files, e-mail and voice-mail, video surveillance, and other physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards.

 

Applicable law. This Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of this Privacy Policy shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts within New York. If any provision of this Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect.

 

Contact Us. If you have any questions regarding this Policy or our policies in the event of a compromise of your information, you may contact us at:

 

XG Consultants Group

20 East 46th Street

Suite 402

New York, NY 10017

info@xgconsultantsgroup.com

212-499-1480

 

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