- Personal Information Collection and Disclosure
- Security for Personal Information
- Retention and International Transfer of Personal Information
- Links to Third-Party Sites
- Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information
- California Privacy Notices
- Children’s Privacy
- Contact Us
Personal Information Collection and Disclosure
We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. It is your decision whether to continue with any activity that requests personal information. Accordingly, there may be times when you provide us with personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, address or phone number, by sending us general e-mails. This information is used to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business.
We will not sell, lease, license, trade or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties. There are limited circumstances when we may share information that you submit online with third parties, most notably:
- Third-Party Service Providers: Trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Site, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential;
- Legal Obligations: When required by law, such as when we respond to a subpoena, court order, or legal process;
- Protect Property/Safety: If we believe that your actions violate applicable law, or threaten the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or others;
- Corporate Transactions: If we sell some or all of our business, we may disclose all of the information that we have collected about you to a purchaser or, in due diligence, to a potential purchaser, but subject to a confidentiality agreement.
We will make such disclosures only as permitted by applicable data protection laws.
Security for Personal Information
Your information may be securely maintained by us and encrypted in our database for the sole purpose of allowing us to view the same. We implement various security measures, including industry standard secure socket layer encryption (“SSL”) technology to protect the security of your personal information. While we use commercially reasonable steps to protect the personal information you provide to us, no data security can be guaranteed to be totally secure. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us, and you use the Site at your own risk.
Retention and International Transfer of Personal Information
Our Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for United States visitors. We endeavor to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your personal information. If you wish to be informed what personal information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at [email protected]
If you are visiting this site from outside the United States and choose to provide your personal information to us, please note that United States law may provide a different level of protection for personal information than the country where you reside. If you reside outside of the United States, please do not submit your personal information through this site.
Links to Third-Party Sites
We do not utilize any links to third-party websites.
Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information
We endeavor to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your personal information. If you wish to be informed what personal information we hold about you and you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at [email protected]. Under such circumstances, we reserve the right to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
California Privacy Notices
The Myers Group does not track users to the Site over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising, and therefore, does not respond to “do-not-track” (DNT) technology.
This Site is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 13 (or such legally required higher age), and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 13 (or such legally required higher age). If you are under the age of 13 (or such legally required higher age), please do not submit any information to this Site.
The Myers Group, 11271 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 415, Studio City, California 91604 Telephone: (888) 885-3023 E-mail: [email protected]
If you wish to be removed from our database, please let us know by sending an e-mail notification to [email protected] and advise us that you would like to unsubscribe. You may also write to the following address:
The Myers Group, 11271 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 415, Studio City, CA 91604.
Please note that you may continue to receive materials while we are updating our lists. To view educational material on consumer privacy, please see http://www.ftc.gov/.
Notice to Residents of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) and Switzerland: On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment declaring as “invalid” the European Commission’s Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. In response to this decision, the U.S. Department of Commerce stated, “This decision does not relieve participants in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield of their obligations under the EU-U.S. or EU-Swiss Privacy Shield Framework.” If your personal data was transferred from the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) or Switzerland to the United States before July 16, 2020, based on our Privacy Shield certification, we will continue to apply the Privacy Shield Principles to that personal data. For transfers of personal data from the EU, UK, or Switzerland after July 16, 2020, we will either (a) request your explicit consent, or (b) transfer your personal data subject to an alternative data transfer mechanism that the appropriate data protection regulator has determined provides an adequate level of protection for personal data.
The Company’s Collection and Use of Personal Data as a Service Provider to Its Customers
At its customer’s request, the Company may collect from third-party sources Personal Data about EU, UK and Swiss residents who are applicants for positions with the customer or who are otherwise seeking a business relationship with the customer, to compile a background report on the EU, UK or Swiss resident. The information collected may include, at the customer’s election and to the extent permitted by applicable law, an EU, UK or Swiss resident’s criminal history, educational background, civil litigation history, residence history, and/or driving history. The Company receives this Personal Data for investigative, credential verification, and employment screening purposes. The Company’s customers (employers or their agents) may use this Personal Data for their own employment-related decisions. When the Company collects and uses Personal Data, it does so only for the purpose of providing services in accordance with its customer’s instructions.
The Company’s Disclosure of Personal Data
The Company may disclose the Personal Data of EU, UK and Swiss residents to the customer who requested the collection of that Personal Data for employment screening and/or business-related purposes. The Company may disclose Personal Data of EU, UK and Swiss residents, subject to written agreement, to authorized third-party service providers who assist the Company in providing services to its customers. These third-party service providers may, for example, perform reference and credential verifications or collect information from public or private records sources in connection with the preparation of a background report. Upon notice, the Company will act promptly to stop and remediate unauthorized processing of Personal Data by a recipient.
The Company is accountable for Personal Data that it receives in the United States under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party as described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, the Company remains liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party service providers that it engages to process Personal Data on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless the Company is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damages.
The Company may be required to disclose, and may disclose, Personal Data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purpose of meeting national security or law enforcement requirements.
Choices for Limiting the Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
The Company relies on its customers to provide EU, UK and Swiss residents with respect to whom the Customer requests a background report with clear, conspicuous, and readily available mechanisms to opt out from: (a) the disclosure of their Personal Data to a non-agent third party; and (b) the use of their Personal Data for purpose(s) that are materially different from the purpose(s) for which the Personal Data was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. The Company will follow its customers’ instructions regarding the choices made by individuals. The Company’s customers are responsible for providing EU, UK and Swiss residents with any legally required notices, and obtaining from those individuals any legally required authorizations, in compliance with their policies and applicable laws.
If, and to the extent, the Company collects sensitive Personal Data (e.g., Personal Data which specifies (i) medical or health conditions, (ii) race or ethnic origin(s), (iii) political opinions, (iv) religious or philosophical beliefs, (v) trade union membership, (vi) sex life or sexual orientation, and/or (vii) other expressly delineated types of information by Privacy Shield Principles), the Company obtains (directly or through the Company’s customer) affirmative express consent, i.e., opt-in, from the relevant EU, UK or Swiss resident, with certain exceptions permitted by the Privacy Shield Principles, before such information is to be (i) disclosed to a third party, or (ii) used for a purpose other than those for which the sensitive Personal Data was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the EU, UK or Swiss resident.
EU, UK and Swiss residents who wish to exercise their Personal Data choices, including their choice to limit the use or disclosure of their Personal Data, as described in this Policy should submit their requests to [email protected].
Individuals’ Right to Access and Correct Their Personal Data
When the Company receives Personal Data, it does so on its customer’s behalf. Because the Company acts as a data processor for the Company’s customers, it may be necessary for the Company to direct an individual to the Company’s customer to provide the requested access.
Upon request and subject to the limitations and restrictions established by the Privacy Shield Principles, the Company will, in cooperation with the relevant customer, grant EU, UK and Swiss residents access to their Personal Data and will permit them to correct, amend or delete Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete or that is being processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles. The Company is not responsible for errors that exist within third-party record sources. EU, UK and Swiss residents who wish to exercise these rights can do so by contacting [email protected]. For security purposes, the Company may require verification of the requester’s identity before providing access to Personal Data.
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, the Company commits to resolve complaints about its processing of the Personal Data of EU, UK and Swiss residents in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles. Any EU, UK or Swiss resident who has a complaint regarding this Privacy Shield Policy and/or the Company’s processing of his/her Personal Data should first submit the complaint to [email protected]. The Company will promptly investigate, and attempt to resolve, such complaints in accordance with this Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles.
The Company has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent recourse mechanism. Any individual who is not satisfied with the Company’s internal resolution of a complaint may seek redress with the JAMS EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider based in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield for more information and to file a complaint at no cost to you. In certain circumstances, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework provide the right to invoke binding arbitration to resolve complaints not resolved by other means, as described in Annex I to the Privacy Shield Principles.
The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over the Company’s compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Company is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission.
For More Information
EU, UK and Swiss residents with questions about how the Company processes Personal Data should first contact the Company’s customer on whose behalf Company collected that collected the Personal Data. When necessary, the Company can be contacted at: [email protected].
Last Revision Date: August 12, 2020