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Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 8/24/2017
Next Certification Due Date: 1/15/2022
Data Collected: NON-HR

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 2/28/2017
Next Certification Due Date: 1/15/2022
Data Collected: NON-HR

Purpose of Data Collection

Backgrounds Online gathers personal information on individuals who have provided proper consent in writing. The information is used to produce and provide background checks/consumer reports for pre-employment screening and other permissible purposes under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Backgrounds Online only shares the information necessary to third parties, including but not limited to: Government sources (County Courts, Department of Motor Vehicles, etc.) and third party sources (Credit Bureaus, Court Record Researchers, etc.) for the purpose of completing the background checks/consumer reports.

Privacy Policy

Non-HR Data


Backgrounds Online is a consumer reporting agency governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") as well as other state and federal laws. It is required by the FCRA, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. to maintain the confidentiality of all consumer information. We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. Our privacy policy is intended to describe how we use and handle personal information as it pertains to your usage of our web site located at

Effective Date: 11/17/2019

Verification Method


Dispute Resolution

Questions or Complaints?

If you have a question or complaint regarding the covered data, please contact Backgrounds Online at:

Jeremy Ferro
Director of Operations
Backgrounds Online
1915 21st St
Sacramento, California 95811

Privacy Shield organizations must respond within 45 days of receiving a complaint.

If you have not received a timely or satisfactory response from Backgrounds Online to your question or complaint, please contact the independent recourse mechanism listed below


Appropriate statutory body with jurisdiction to investigate any claims against Backgrounds Online regarding possible unfair or deceptive practices and violations of laws or regulations covering privacy Federal Trade Commission