Privacy Policy

Protect People respects your privacy and holds it as a priority. Our privacy policy is intended to keep you informed about the information we collect about you, when and with whom we share your information, and to give you a choice in how we use and disclose your information.

This privacy policy addresses all information received by any website that is hosted by Protect People (“Protect People Web sites”) as well as information that you share with us over the telephone.

The Information We Collect

When you participate in activities on Protect People’s Web sites, you provide certain personally identifiable information (PII). Examples of this information may be any of the following: your name, email address, organization or organization affiliation, personal or organization address, personal or organization phone number, credit card information, personal and/or organization demographic information, personal shopping, contact preferences, and personal and/or professional opinions.

How We Use Your PII

We use your personal information to complete the transaction (including order confirmation and appropriate follow up) and/or other interaction that you initiated and to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Protect People Web sites. We may also use the information you have provided to send you mail or e-mail, or to call you, about new products, services, events, membership benefits or important information relating to Protect People or to contact you on behalf of selected organization partners we work with.

How We Share Your Information

Protect People does not share, sell, rent, loan, or give your personal information to any other companies or third parties.

When you submit content to a Protect People Web site or any other personal information you voluntarily disclose online (in discussion boards, messages, chat areas, etc.), it becomes available to the public and may be collected and used by others.

How to “Opt Out” of Protect People Communications

If you prefer that we not (a) contact you about new products, services, events, membership benefits or important information relating to Protect People or a selected organization partners we work with, or (b) share your postal contact information with select catalog publishers, other book and magazine publishers, charitable organizations, or other organization and/or general use resource providers, you can “opt out.” To do so, please e-mail your request to info@protectpeople.com.

When you subscribe to our online newsletters there are instructions at the bottom of your e-mail newsletter telling you how to unsubscribe if you ever wish to do so.

Cookies

As is true of most web sites, we automatically gather certain information about visits to the Protect People Web site and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and click stream data. This information is not connected to individual names or personal identities. We aggregate this information and use it to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Security

Protect People uses commercially reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to help protect against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration or destruction of any content or information you may have provided at our sites. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving user data exchanged with our sites.

When you shop online at www.protectpeople.com, we use SSL (secure socket layers) to encrypt all information that you share with us, including your credit card number. Only www.protectpeople.com has the key needed to decode your information. You can tell if the page you are on is using SSL technology by looking at the lower left-hand corner of your browser window. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock, SSL is engaged and your information is secure. You also can look at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure page, the characters of the site address will change from “http” to “https.” When you send us e-mail over the Internet, the transmission is not protected from interception.

Once we receive your transmission of information, Protect People uses commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the systems where your information is stored by, for example, storing information on our secure servers. In addition, only select employees are authorized to access your information and to maintain the database that stores your information.

Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to Protect People or that we store at Protect People. If, for any reason you are unable to connect to our server or would rather place your order by phone, please call us at 1-800-761-2095.

When Protect People Discloses Information

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, Protect People will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to comply with any applicable laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process received by Protect People; (2) to protect the safety of members of the public or users of Protect People’s Web sites; or (3) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect our rights or property.

Links to Other Sites

Independent organizations that are not related to Protect People may operate online areas that you may visit via links from our Web sites. Protect People does not have any control over these Web sites or their privacy practices. You need to read the respective privacy policies of these third-party organizations for information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Protect People’s privacy policy does not apply to the activities of third-party Web sites.

International Users

The Protect People Web sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for, and directed to, users in the United States. Please be advised that if you are a user from a country other than the United States with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, that your use of our Web sites is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use.

In the Event of a Merger or Sale

In the event that Protect People is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, the information Protect People collects may be one of the assets examined or transferred as part of the transaction. Protect People will not permit another business to examine the information Protect People has collected without a confidentiality agreement. In the event a transaction is completed, Protect People reserves the right, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. Protect People will not transfer the information it has collected unless the recipient agrees to provide privacy protections equal to or exceeding those established by this Privacy Policy. In the unlikely event that Protect People is involved in a bankruptcy proceeding, Protect People may sell your information to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy notice periodically. Please check this page for changes. We will notify you by placing a notice on our Web sites if we make any changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information. If we revise this Privacy Policy, we will not use or share your information in a manner that is incompatible with the policy in effect when your information was initially collected.

How to Contact Us

Our goal is to protect your privacy. If, at any time, you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions about our privacy policies, please send us your feedback so that we can improve our policies. You may e-mail us at info@protectpeople.com or write to us at Protect People 1515 Cascade Ave., Loveland CO, 80538. By working continuously to understand and meet your needs, we hope Protect People continues to be the first source for background checks

Effective Date

The Privacy Policy posted on this site was updated on or about September 22, 2014.