Privacy Policies

 


General Privacy Policy

Revised — April 28, 2018

Service with a Commitment to Privacy
Global Information Network LLC is concerned about the protection of personal information. It is Global's policy to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of personal data submitted to Global in writing or while visiting www.searchinfo.com. This can include personal information of clients, vendors, business prospects, employees, job applicants and consumers.
Client Information
Global gathers information about its visitors primarily to process your orders, but also to continue to provide superior and personalized customer service. By collecting the information, Global is able to make more accurate product recommendations and send email notices or reminders. Global is dedicated to providing the best possible browsing experience and gathering this information helps make that possible.
Contractual Relationship Information
Global may use the personal information of business prospects, clients and vendors in order to establish, execute and terminate a contract. Business prospects can be contacted during the contract preparation process using the information that they have provided. Personal data can be processed to prepare bids or to fulfill other requests of the prospect that relate to contract conclusion. This includes notices and advisory services for the client under the contract if this is related to the contractual purpose. Personal information may be provided to financial institutions to process payments. To ensure that subject information is safeguarded, personal information may be used to complete due diligence checks to ensure that subject data is only provided to third parties that have been appropriately verified and credentialed.
Advertising Information
Global does not sell mailing lists or exchange services in return for the use of personal information. Clients, vendors and business prospects may receive periodic mailings or emailings from Global with information on new services and changes in service. To opt-out, contact Global in writing or by email at the addresses listed below or you can opt-out on the email advertisements. 

Global does not sell or advertise the personal information of job applicants, employees or data report subjects.
Employee and Applicant Information
Global may collect information from employees and job applicants to perform its human resource functions. Individuals will be informed of the purposes for which Global collects and uses the personal information. Global will provide the Individual with the choice and means, if any, for limiting the use and disclosure of their personal information when required. Disclosures or notices will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide personal information to Global, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before Global uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected.
Consumer Information
Global may disclose personal information on consumers to third parties in connection with the business transaction and purpose for which it was collected.  Third party disclosure of the personal information may include the requesting client company, affiliate companies, third party agents, in-country sources, educational institutions, employers, courts, law enforcement agencies and other persons, businesses or government agencies as necessary for Global to complete a business transaction.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
Personal information submitted to Global may, at times, be transferred outside of the United States ("U.S.").
Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information & Legal Requirements
Cross-border transfers may be made under a variety of legal mechanisms including contracts, consent and regulatory authority frameworks. 

Personal information submitted to Global may be stored in the U.S., but also may be transferred to third parties in other countries. Third-party vendors may store personal information in other countries. Therefore, the personal information may be subject to U.S. or other laws for disclosure and may be accessible to foreign law enforcement, national security agencies or courts. Personal information may be disclosed in response to legal requirements.
Policy Changes
This policy may be amended from time to time. Any changes that are made to the existing privacy policy of Global will be posted on this website.
Contact Information
For additional information contact: 

Michael Rydell
Global Information Network LLC
PO Box 902
Oakland, FL 34760 USA
Phone: +1 407-656-5281 ext. 104
Email: privacy@searchinfo.com

In accordance with California Civil Code § 1786.20 the contact listed above will be able to assist you with additional information on Global's privacy practices and policies in the event of a compromise.

European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland Privacy Policy

Revised — April 28, 2018 

Global Information Network LLC ("Global") follows the legal framework of EU approved standard contractual clauses with respect to personal information collected from individuals who reside in the European Union. Global complies with and adheres to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of the data. Global also complies with and adheres to the EU Commission Decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries under the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

Global participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield programs administered by the United States Department of Commerce ("Privacy Shield") and has certified to the Department of Commerce that Global adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Global’s certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/list. To learn more about the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) with regard to the processing of personal data, please visit the EU Eurolex website at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679.
Notice
Global collects and uses the personal information of clients, vendors, business prospects, employees, job applicants and consumers. The information obtained by Global will be used for the purpose for which it was collected or for legal requirements. 

Consumer Information 
Global receives information on consumers from its clients, vendors or other entities (courts, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, employers, etc.) within the EU or Switzerland in the performance of services for and under the direction of its clients. Where Global is the recipient of personal information, it will use the information in accordance with the purpose indicated with the notices provided by such entities and the consent choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates. Global’s client types include employers, financial institutions, insurance companies, other background screening agencies, etc. Most services are requested for the purposes of employment related decisions. Global plays no part in making any decision related to how our clients use the consumer information Global provides in the performance of the services ordered. 

Client, Business Prospect & Vendor Information 
Global collects and uses the personal information of clients to process orders. Global may use the personal information of business prospects, clients and vendors in order to establish, execute and terminate a contract. Business prospects can be contacted during the contract preparation process using the information that they have provided. Personal data can be processed to prepare bids or to fulfill other requests of the prospect that relate to contract conclusion. This includes notices and advisory services for the client under the contract if this is related to the contractual purpose. Personal information may be provided to financial institutions to process payments. To ensure that subject information is safeguarded, personal information may be used to complete due diligence checks to ensure that subject data is only provided to third parties that have been appropriately verified and credentialed. 

Employee and Job Applicant Information 
Global may collect and use information from employees and job applicants to perform its human resource functions.
Choice
Global affords individuals the opportunity to choose whether their personal information will be disclosed to a third party or will be used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Therefore, consumer data may be disseminated under these circumstances unless the consumer explicitly opts-out by withdrawing consent. 

Where a consumer chooses to withdraw consent, processing will be stopped without undue delay. When a consent is withdrawn, information is not necessarily erased or deleted. The consumer shall have the right to request erasure. Various laws may require that the data be maintained on file for a specified period of time for consumer protection purposes.
Accountability For Onward Transfer
Global discloses personal data that it collects to third parties in connection with the business transaction for which it was collected. Third party disclosure of the information may include the Global's client whom the consumer has authorized to receive such information and the third-party representative of Global authorized to receive such information (e.g. affiliate companies, agents, in-country sources, educational institutions, employers, courts, law enforcement agencies and other persons or entities that may provide or verify information as necessary for Global to process the authorized transaction). Global also may in good faith disclose personal information and any other additional information available to Global, for any of the following purposes: (i) to investigate, prevent or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activities or fraud; situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person; or violations of Global’s terms of use; (ii) to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (iii) to establish or exercise Global’s legal rights; or (iv) otherwise to comply with applicable law. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU and Swiss individuals received pursuant to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, Global is potentially liable. 

Global takes reasonable steps to safeguard personal information by entering agreements with third parties to comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield programs and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) effective 25 May 2018.
Security
Global is committed to protecting personal information. While Global cannot guarantee the security of the information, Global utilizes a combination of online and offline security technologies, procedures and organizational measures to help safeguard consumer information against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
In accordance with applicable law, Global takes reasonable steps to ensure that the information Global collects is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. Global only collects data that is necessary for the purposes listed under the section on "Notice."Global takes reasonable and appropriate measures to retain personal data only for as long as Global has a legitimate legal or business need, such as compliance with legal or contractual retention obligations, retention for audit purposes, customer service, security and fraud prevention, preservation of legal rights or other reasonable purposes consistent with the purpose of the collection of the information. Global will adhere to the Principles for as long as Global retains personal data transferred in reliance upon the Privacy Shield.Global makes every effort to ensure that the data it collects and stores is as accurate as possible. Global cannot guarantee, however, that third parties are accurate in their information. Therefore, Global denies any responsibility for the accuracy of the data supplied by any third-party sources of information or by Global’s clients.
Access
An individual may request, in writing, the personal information collected and maintained. In the case of consumers, this includes a copy of their consumer report. 

Global affords the consumer a reasonable opportunity to correct, amend or delete information that is inaccurate or incomplete, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual's privacy or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. Individuals who wish to exercise these rights may contact Global using the contact details listed below. For security purposes, Global will require verification of the consumer's identity.
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
Global is committed to answer questions and resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. EU, EEA and Swiss consumers with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy or the processing of their personal information should first contact Global at:
Michael Rydell
Global Information Network LLC
PO Box 902
Oakland, FL 34760 USA
Phone: +1 407-656-5281 ext. 104
Email: privacy@searchinfo.com
 
EU. Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through this method, under limited circumstances, where permitted by the Privacy Shield program, a binding arbitration option is available if the individual believes there has been a violation of Privacy Shield requirements that has not been appropriately addressed by Global. Global’s compliance with its Privacy Shield obligations is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Global will verify adherence to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of the data via a set of EU approved standard contractual clauses. Global has agreed to cooperate and comply with the European Data Protection Authorities or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, as applicable.
Policy Changes
This policy may be amended from time to time. Any changes that are made to the existing policy of Global will be posted on this website.


Cookie Policy

Revised — April 28, 2018

Global Information Network LLC ("Global") uses a standard technology called a cookie. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer by Global's website. Global uses cookies to allow you to move quickly through the site. This is accomplished in many ways using several different cookies.

How This Site Uses Cookies
This website uses the following cookies: 
Cookie Type Details
Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies enable services you have specifically requested. The cookies are stored in temporary memory only while a user is visiting the website and they are deleted from memory when the user closes the browser. These essential cookies usually contain information that identifies a session. Without the cookie, a session could not exist. The net result would be that a user would have to re-enter their username and password on every page.
Performance Cookies These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. Global collects certain aggregate details when you visit the website. The cookies used do not collect personal information. The cookies tell Global things such as how many users visited the site and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, Global learns how to best tailor the website to visitors.
Functional Cookies These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. Global uses these cookies after the user has logged in.  They allow the website to remember choices you make such as frequently selected countries.
Third Party Cookies These cookies are used for payment processing and analytics.

Global uses the following third party analytic cookies:
Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics uses the cookies "_ga" and "_gat" Global uses Google Analytics to give insights into how users interact with the website. To obtain these insights, Google Analytics uses a number of cookies. The information collected is anonymous and statistical. 

Google Analytics Privacy Policy. Google provides an opt-out plug-in for most common website browsers.
Policy Changes
This policy may be amended from time to time. Any changes that are made to the existing policy of Global will be posted on this website.

Data Security Policy

Revised — April 28, 2018

Global Information Network LLC ("Global") realizes the importance of secure online transactions to protect information from any loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration or destruction. To help safeguard the information we obtain and process in our website, Global utilizes a combination of online and offline security technologies, procedures and processes.
Data Encryption
Global's system utilizes industry standard encryption technology.
Data Retention
Global's system will retain the data as long as the purpose for which it was collected remains or until it is no longer necessary for any other legal or business purposes. After its retention period expires, Global will destroy the data using industry standard Globals or devices.
Physical and Logical Security
Global's systems are located in a secure facility where physical access to the systems including its backup media is monitored and granted only to persons with a valid business need. The network is protected with multiple layers of security including firewalls. In addition to using SSL encryption, access to the services in the website requires strong password authentication. 

Before the introduction of new methods of data processing, particularly new IT systems, technical and organizational measures to protect personal data shall be defined and implemented. This applies regardless of whether data is processed electronically or in paper form.
Security Vulnerability Management
Global's systems and its underlying subsystems are hardened using industry best practices and standards. Critical security patches are implemented promptly.
Policy Changes
This policy may be amended from time to time. Any changes that are made to the existing policy of Global will be posted on this website.

Legal Policy

Revised — April 28, 2018 

By accessing and/or using the website, the user acknowledges this disclaimer and agrees to be bound by the further terms and conditions set out below. 

Any information Global Information Network LLC ("Global") may post in the pages of this website are purely informational and may not be construed as legal advice. This includes, but is not limited to, forms and posts discussing legal and legislative developments. Global advises that user consult experienced counsel to ensure compliant use of Global's content and reports in connection with its particular credit, due diligence or screening program.
No Warranties
Global makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or timeliness of information on this website. 

Global assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the website. Information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Global may change or update information without notice. Further, Global makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or timeliness of any information on any third-party websites that are linked to this website.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GLOBAL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED BY ANY USER, INCLUDING ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION, PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA) THAT RESULT FROM ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR DUE TO ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE INTERNET, EVEN IF Global WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Policy Changes
This policy may be amended from time to time. Any changes that are made to the existing legal policy of Global will be posted on this website.

 

E-mail: Privacy@searchinfo.com