This is the official web site of APSCREEN
Contact Information in the Event of Compromise of Information
or Security Breach:
APSCREEN Security Dept.
We reserve the right to change, update or modify this policy as
necessary. Please see Links Section of this website to connect to
applicable laws governing our existence and conduct.
What We Are/What We Do:
APSCREEN is a subscriber-based consumer reporting agency, providing end-user only consumer reports and/or investigative consumer reports to qualified subscribers for legitimate business purposes as defined by applicable federal, state and local privacy and reporting statutes. Most of the generally applicable statutes can be found by selecting any of the links, below:
INVESTIGATIVE CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES ACT (CALIFORNA): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=civ&group=01001-02000&file=1786.10-1786.40
CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE 430-435: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=lab&group=00001-01000&file=430-435
FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT: http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/031224fcra.pdf
FAIR AND ACCURATE CREDIT TRANSACTIONS ACT: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-108publ159/pdf/PLAW-108publ159.pdf
GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/glbact/glbsub1.htm
For additional information regarding specific limitations or
applications, please contact APSCREEN’s Compliance Department
Collection of Information:
Information collected by APSCREEN's end-users and transmitted electronically, by facsimile or by the U.S. Postal Service to us is used solely for the purpose of providing reporting services to our end-user subscribers. Information provided to us by you will not be shared with any third-party outside of the consent you have given in the APSCREEN Notice To Consumer Consent Form that you signed when you authorized your prospective employer, landlord, or credit grantor to procure a Consumer Report or Investigative Consumer Report for purposes of determining or qualifying your prospective candidacy or other eligibility.
Personally Identifiable Information:
The information requested and provided by you likely includes name, address, telephone number, date of birth, social security number, motor vehicle operator’s license number, professional license information, employment history, education and other credentials. All data is collected, stored and delivered in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Use of Your Information:
APSCREEN only conveys or transfers specifically applicable information to our partners as required to complete their development of information with regard to the preparation of the Consumer Report or Investigative Consumer Report requested by our end-user subscribers. APSCREEN otherwise discloses information only as pursuant to law or your consent and does not sell, rent or otherwise disclose user information to anyone not authorized by law or your consent.
Personal Information Disclosure United States or Overseas:
APSCREEN does not transfer your personal information outside of the United States, and maintains a strict policy that our partners SHALL NOT transfer, transmit or otherwise convey your information to anyone outside of the United States, unless that transfer is in accordance with your consent to develop information outside of the United States as required by our end-user subscriber with regard to your candidacy or eligibility. APSCREEN maintains active membership in the CONCERNED CRA’s trade association in order to stay abreast of off-shoring threats.
Additional National Security Safeguards – CCR/ORCA vs. USDOC Safe Harbor:
With regard to the acquisition of information outside of the United States, APSCREEN uses only reputable and well-known industry sources to procure and validate said information and monitors the conveyance of said information and any validating personal information under the guidelines and auspices of our current registration as a Government Contractor which exceeds the U.S Dept. of Commerce “Safe Harbor” provisions since our registration as a government and MILSPEC contractor requires elevated national security certifications.
Please verify our CCR status and our ORCA Certification here (use DUNS # 784151586)
Integrity of Information and Public Record Reporting Standard:
In keeping with FCRA Section 613, APSCREEN only provides information that is complete and up to date with regard to information reported for employment screening purposes to our end-user subscribers.
APSCREEN’s End-User and non-Public Information Vendor Responsibility:
APSCREEN requires (contractually) of its subscriber end-users and non-Public record vendors to maintain “Access Security Requirements” to a Credit Bureau Standard for all information not just personally identifiable information, a standard the we have determined as the oldest firm of our kind in the United States (Since 1980) to be above all other industry association standards with regard to security of personal information. As a Certified Reseller of the Three major Credit Bureaus, namely EXPERIAN, EQUIFAX and TRANSUNION, APSCREEN is required to maintain their “Access Security” requirements to an audit standard, as well; and thus imposes the same standard on our end-user subscribers and non-Public information vendors in order to ensure to a reasonable, pass-through compliance standard at all stages of the processing of Consumer Reports and/or Investigative Consumer Reports for our end-user subscribers.
Our postal address is
PO Box 80639
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
We can be reached via email at webmaster@APSCREEN.com
or you can reach us by telephone at 800 277-2733
For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes only the consumer's domain name, but not the email address (where possible).
We collect only the domain name, but not the email address of visitors to our Web page, the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, and used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes.
If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by sending us email at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address.
If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above, emailing us at the above address, writing to us at the above address. Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will be sure your name is removed from our list.
We do not provide or resell customer information for any reason.
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us email at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address. Please provide us with your name and phone number. We will be sure your name is removed from our list.
With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will contact you before we use your data for these new purposes to notify you of the policy change and to provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.
Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by emailing us at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address.
Upon request we provide site visitors with access to contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them.
Consumers can access this information by email at the above address, or writing to us at the above address. Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information.
Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us an email at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address. With respect to security: and we do not collect any sensitive or proprietary data requiring security.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number, The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.