Last Updated: Feb 10, 2023
Effective: Feb 10, 2023
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, YOU SHOULD NOT USE SELECT VETTING SCREENING SERVICES.
Select Vetting is a “consumer reporting agency” (“CRA”) as that term is defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”) and applicable state law, and any report provided to you by Select Vetting for a permissible purpose under the FCRA is a “consumer report” and/or “investigative consumer report” as defined under that law (“Screening Report”). References to a consumer report or Screening Report refers to the entire Screening Report, as well as any and all specific information contained in such Screening Report. The FCRA imposes criminal penalties against anyone who knowingly and willfully obtains information on a consumer from a consumer reporting agency under false pretenses, including a fine, up to two years in prison, or both, pursuant to Section 1681q of the FCRA.
Unless you are an individual obtaining your own personal Screening Report, you must abide by the following information security requirements with regard to the Screening Reports you obtain from Select Vetting:
If you reside in, or are seeking work in any of the following states, please review these additional notices:
California: You have the right to view your file that a Consumer Reporting Agency holds. By providing proper identification and duplication cost, you may obtain a copy of this information in person at the Consumer Reporting Agency’s regular business hours and after providing reasonable notice for your request. Additionally, you can make the same request via mail or over request a summary of the file over the phone. The Consumer Reporting Agency can assist you in understanding your file, including coded information. You are allowed to have one additional person accompany you so long as they provide proper identification.
Maine: You have the right to ask and know whether a company ordered a background check on you. You can request the name, address, and telephone number of the nearest Consumer Reporting Agency office. Your request will be processed and sent to you in 5 business days.
Massachusetts: You have the right to obtain a copy of any of your consumer reports that your company has ordered on you by contacting the Consumer Reporting Agency for a free copy.
New York: By submitting a written request, you can learn whether a company has run a background check on you. You are allowed to inspect and order a copy of the report by directly contacting the Consumer Reporting Agency. If you have been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, you can request the company to provide a written statement declaring the reasons for the refusal of hire. This statement must be provided to you within 30 days of your request.
Washington State: After submitting a written request and waiting a reasonable amount of time after receiving the disclosure, you have the right to receive a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any “investigative” consumer reports requested by an agency. The Washington Fair Credit Reporting Act requires Consumer Reporting Agencies to provide you a summary of your rights and remedies upon request. Any information requested by a company that deals with credit worthiness, credit standing, or capacity is justified in order for employers to evaluate whether you present a risk for theft or dishonest behavior for the job you are being considered for.
Your use of the Services to request a consumer report on any individual other than yourself, where such individual resides outside the United States, will only occur after you have done the following:
You agree that your use of any personal data contained in a consumer report provided via the Services will be subject to applicable data protection laws and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us for any third party’s claim that your use of the Service, or the data obtained via the Service violates any applicable data protection law.
Section 2 of this Policy applies to any Screening Reports that you obtain for employment purposes, as that term is defined in the FCRA. You certify that:
You acknowledge that when you obtain Screening Reports from Select Vetting, you are a “user” of consumer reports under the FCRA and applicable state law (“End User”), and you agree that you are fully responsible for identifying and complying with all End User responsibilities under the law. You shall use the Screening Reports solely as an End User, and may not resell, modify, circulate, or otherwise distribute Screening Reports to third parties. You acknowledge receiving a copy of the document “Notice to Users of Consumer Reports: Obligations of Users Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” from Select Vetting, as well as a copy of the document A Summary of Your Rights Under The FCRA.
When obtaining a Screening Report for employment purposes, you agree to the following requirements:
Customer acknowledges that it subscribes to receive various information services from GoodHire in accordance with the Vermont Fair Credit Reporting Statute, 9 V.S.A. § 2480e (1999), as amended (the “VFCRA”) and the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15, U.S.C. 1681 et. Seq., as amended (the “FCRA”) and its other state law counterparts. In connection with Customer’s continued use of GoodHire’s services in relation to Vermont consumers, Customer hereby certifies that it will comply with applicable provisions under Vermont law. In particular, Customer certifies that it will order employment screening Information relating to Vermont residents only after it has received prior consumer consent in accordance with VFCRA § 2480e and applicable Vermont Rules. Customer further certifies that a copy of § 2480e of the Vermont Fair Credit Reporting Statute was received from Selct Vetting.
Section 3 of this Policy applies to any Screening Reports that you obtain for non-employment purposes. You certify that:
You acknowledge that when you obtain Screening Reports from Select Vetting, you are a “user” of consumer reports under the FCRA and applicable state law (“End User”), and you agree that you are fully responsible for identifying and complying with all End User responsibilities under the law. You shall use the Screening Reports solely as an End User, and may not resell, modify, circulate, or otherwise distribute Screening Reports to third parties. You acknowledge receiving a copy of the document “Notice to Users of Consumer Reports: Obligations of Users Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” from Select Vetting, as well as a a copy of the document A Summary of Your Rights Under The FCRA.
When obtaining a Screening Report for non-employment purposes, you agree to the following requirements:
Section 4 of this Policy only applies to individuals who (i) are obtaining their own Screening Report from Select Vetting and are not already entitled to a free copy of their Screening Report from Select Vetting.
You acknowledge that you are providing us with “written instructions” authorizing us to obtain your consumer report pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). You further acknowledge that if you utilize our report sharing feature to provide your consumer report with a third party, you are providing additional “written instructions” to us to furnish your report to that party.
You acknowledge receipt of the document titled A Summary of Your Rights Under The FCRA. You further acknowledge that you have the right to dispute the contents of the consumer report we compile for you, and can do so by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org