Pinkerton is Committed to Privacy and Data Protection Around the World:
Pinkerton acknowledges both the duty of trust and care that we have to maintain the privacy of personal data we collect and store and our legal obligations as a consumer reporting agency and as certifying that Pinkerton complies with the “Safe Harbor” principles of the Department of Commerce, which apply to personal data collected in the European Union.
Whenever data is entered into or retrieved from the Pinkerton website and with regard to data we collect from third parties and other sources for purposes of performing pre-employment screening and credential verification services, we apply the following principles:
- Use and Transfer of Information:
Our clients provide us with your personal information through our web site in connection with our preparing a report for such clients. Such personal information may include your history of employment and other credentials related to your prospective employment. Pinkerton will use such information only for the purposes of performing pre-employment screening and credential verification services, including to verify the accuracy of the personal information and to check on references. In addition to the data that is submitted to Pinkerton by our clients, Pinkerton may collect data from third parties, such as contact information, public records, biographical information, credit and other lawful checks. Pinkerton may prepare interview notes, comments from references and a record of our contact with individuals. We may provide all such information to our client (your current or prospective employer) in one or more reports. Pinkerton may also collect email correspondence from visitors to this site who send email to Pinkerton.
Pursuant to the FCRA, we must maintain any reports which we generate for a minimum period of two years. Reports generated using data collected in or originating from a European Union Member State shall not be kept longer than necessary for the purpose of meeting our obligations to our client and the law.
If you are a U.S. resident and you do not wish to have your personal data made available to our client (your current or prospective employer), please do not submit any such information to us through our client. By submitting information through, you are agreeing to Pinkerton disclosure of information that is submitted about you to our client and to our subcontractors.
Although we make every effort to ensure that the data we collect and store about you is as accurate as possible, Pinkerton does not vouch for, and is not responsible for, the accuracy of data about you that may be supplied by our clients or any other third-party sources of information.
Pinkerton will take all appropriate measures to assure the security of personal data. Pinkerton web site and any data transmitted to or from it are protected. All data is stored on our servers in a secure, encrypted manner. Access to those servers is strictly limited to network administrators and other authorized personnel of Pinkerton, who have been trained to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal data under Pinkerton control. We take pride in our technology and our security policies.