The purpose of this privacy notice is to describe:
- The types of information that GIN provides in its products
- The types of sources from which GIN obtains its information
- How the information is collected
- The types of entities to whom GIN makes its products available and the uses to which the information may be put
- How for a fee you can obtain a copy of the non-public information in GIN products that identify you
TYPES OF INFORMATION
Global Information Network provides customers with individual contact information including name, phone number, address and other contact information. We do not maintain or distribute any non-public financial information or tax information.
Global Information Network products that provide contact information include information obtained from public record sources such as courts, liens, bankruptcy records, and other public record information compiled from local, state, and federal governments. Public record information also includes those motor vehicle records that are available to the public without restrictions. All of this information is available to the public from various other sources including directly from its original source.
Additionally, some Global Information Network products contain directory-type or identifying information originally obtained from credit bureaus.
This information consists of:
- an individual's name or alias including previous names such as maiden name or name from a prior marriage
- an individual's address including his or her previous addresses
- telephone information
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Public Record Information is information about an individual that is obtained from the records of a governmental entity and is available to the public. Examples of public record sources of information contained in Global Information Network products include records maintained by state and federal agencies, state and federal courts, and the state's department of motor vehicles.
Publicly Available Information is information about an individual that is available to the general public from non-governmental sources such as telephone and business directories.
Non-Public Information is information about an individual that is not generally available to the public from public records or commercial sources. Global Information Network uses directory-type or identifying information that is originally obtained from the major credit bureaus. This identifying information does not contain any of the financial or credit information found in consumer reports.
HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Global Information Network obtains its information from various suppliers that maintain databases and obtain information from sources including the credit bureaus and local, state, and federal governments.
TYPES OF ENTITIES TO WHOM INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED AND USES TO WHICH THE INFORMATION MAY BE PUT
Global Information Network products are available only to established professional and commercial users and to government agencies who will use the information in accordance with written agreement with Global Information Network that limits the customer's use of our data. These customers primarily consist of companies and apartment or housing complexes. These customers use the information for employment background checks and tenant screening..
OBTAINING COPIES OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IN GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK PRODUCTS
Copies of Non-Public Information
Global Information Network uses but does not maintain databases of non-public information. Individuals wishing to correct any inaccuracies in non-public information about them should contact the credit reporting agencies directly. Contacting each agency directly will assist in ensuring that in the future correct data will be reflected not only in this Global Information Network product, but also in all products identifying the person that are released by the consumer credit reporting agency.
Each agency has its own procedure for correcting information in or obtained from its credit reports. The consumer credit reporting agencies that serve as sources of non-public information for our products can be contacted as follows:
P.O. Box 949
Allen, TX 75013
760 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064-0390
Copies of Public Information Contained in Global Information Network Products
If an individual wishes to obtain copies of information from public or publicly available information sources or choose to correct inaccuracies to information in such sources the individual should contact such sources directly. These sources include local, state, and federal government courts and agencies.
- In the case of a Judgment Search individuals should contact the appropriate state, local or federal court.
- In the case of bankruptcy or liens the individual should contact the appropriate federal bankruptcy court.
- For automobile and license information, the individual should contact the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles.
The process of directly contacting the original public record source will assist in ensuring that information obtained by our various suppliers will be consistent and accurate.
For more information on Privacy click on the link below:
Federal Trade Commission Home Page