What Information We Gather:
We may collect personal identification information (“Personal Information”) from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. If you visit our Site anonymously, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. You can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities, such as applying for employment.
How We Use the Information We Gather:
We may use your Personal Information for such purposes as responding to your requests, processing and filling customer orders, improving our services, communicating with you, and informing you of special offers and discounts. We may also share your Personal Information as described below. Except as provided herein, we will not release your Personal Information to a third party unless you have granted us permission to do so.
How We Use “Cookies”:
Sharing of Personal Information:
We work closely with third parties to bring you our services. In that regard, we may share information when another company is involved so that company can perform its functions. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Links to Other Sites:
You may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
While we make reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or information we transmit to, and you do so at your own risk.
How to Limit the Use of your Information:
If you prefer to “opt out” and not have us send you material we think may be of interest to you, such as promotional mailings/e-mails from us and sites and companies we own, then you can notify us in one of the following three ways:
1. Writing us at:
Summit Security Services, Inc.
390 RXR Plaza
West Tower, Lobby Level
Uniondale, New York 11556
2. E-mailing us at email@example.com (please include your mailing address).
3. Using the “Contact Us” form on this website.
Your instructions to limit the use of your information will be processed as soon as reasonably practicable. You may also “opt out” by accessing and updating your information, if applicable, on our Site.
If any of your Personal Information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, we will correct, update, or remove that personal data provided to us. This can be done by sending an e-mail with your new information to firstname.lastname@example.org or by notifying us using the “Contact Us” form on our Site.
Your Consent and Changes to This Policy:
Disclosure Required by Law:
Our website is a general-audience website and is not directed to anyone under the age of thirteen (“Children”). We do not seek to solicit information from Children. If Children submit information to us and we know that the individuals submitting the information are indeed Children, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. We urge parents and guardians to participate in their Children’s online activities and use parental control or Web filtering technology to supervise Children’s access to the Internet.
Consumer Reporting. Summit is a consumer reporting agency, as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (“FCRA”) and other applicable state and federal laws, and is required to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information it receives. Summit collects and uses all personal information in compliance with the FCRA. Summit does not, however, maintain a database of consumer personal information.
Summit obtains information on an individual consumer only upon the request of a user (e.g., Summit’s client) who has a permissible purpose under the FCRA to request such information. The FCRA requires the user certify to Summit that it has obtained the consumer’s written consent to request information before Summit can supply the requested information. The user must submit to reasonable audits by Summit to confirm that it is, in fact, obtaining such consents.
Purpose of Collection of Personal Information. Before or at the time it collects personal information, Summit will specify the purposes for which the personal information is being collected. Summit will collect personal information by lawful means and use personal information solely for the specified purpose(s).
Protection and Retention of Personal Information. While Summit does not guarantee the security of any personal information, Summit utilizes reasonable security safeguards to protect personal information from access by unauthorized users. Summit only retains personal information for the amount of time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the information was collected unless Summit is required by law to keep the information for a longer period. Summit will make readily available to clients information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
Privacy initiatives and procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Access to personal information is limited within Summit to those who have a business “need to know” the information. Access to Summit’s computer terminals, file cabinets, fax machines, trash bins, desktops, etc., are secure from unauthorized access.
- Summit maintains a secure network to safeguard personal information from internal and external threat.
- Any backup data is maintained in an encrypted form.
- Summit maintains records on each request for information and identifies each user who requested information on a consumer.
- Employees are prohibited from “browsing” files or databases without a business justification.
- Summit follows the Federal Trade Commission’s requirement that consumer information be unreadable upon disposal.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties. Summit does not share, sell or distribute consumer information to any third party without the consumer’s permission other than in the following situations:
- Summit may share consumer’s personal information with a third party as necessary in connection with any of the purposes for which the personal information was collected.
- Summit may retain a third party vendor to assist in background screenings. Summit will only transfer to these vendors the information necessary to perform the requested service, and prohibits the third party vendors from using the information for any other purpose. Summit only uses vendors who maintain a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy, mirroring Summit’s own practices. However, as Summit does not have direct control over the policies or practices of these third parties, Summit is not responsible for the practices of or the accuracy of the information received from third parties.
- Summit may be required, upon receipt of a court order, to disclose or release consumer information in civil litigation or as otherwise required by law.
- Summit may disclose personal information in connection with an investigation or other efforts to prevent illegal activity or preserve public safety.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas. Occasionally, during the course of normal business, Summit has to provide personal information to third parties overseas. Summit does not transfer information to third parties outside of the United States or its territories unless necessary to provide services. When deemed necessary, Summit only uses third party vendors who are U.S. based and Safe Harbor certified. All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
Access to Personal Information. Any consumer, upon proper identification, has the right under the FCRA to request that Summit furnish to the consumer any and all information it may have on that consumer. The consumer has the right to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the consumer’s file. Summit will make a good faith effort to provide the consumer with access to the information. Additional information regarding consumers’ rights under the FCRA may be obtained by contacting Summit or going to the FTC website at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre35.pdf.
Any consumer who wishes to access his or her information, correct or update his or her information, or opt out from Summit’s personal use of the information, consumers should contact email@example.com
Children under the Age of 13. Summit does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13, offer services to children under the age of 13, or direct its website to children under the age of 13.
Summit Security Services
Senior Manager – Background Screening
444 East Huntington Drive, Suite 305
Arcadia, CA 91006