Website Information

 

Thank you for visiting the SSC, Inc. website.

 

At SSC, Inc., our clients are valuable assets and we recognize that building a long-term business relationship with you depends upon a great deal of trust. This trust begins with our commitment to respecting as well as protecting your privacy. We've structured our web site so that in general, you can visit and browse without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide personally identifiable contact information to us (name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.), you can be assured that it will only be used to enhance your customer relationship with SSC. Your information is never shared with other parties without your consent.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REGARDING SSC, INC. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Usage of SSC, Inc. products and/or services is not a guarantee against losses of any kind. In no event shall SSC, Inc. be liable to any party for any direct or indirect damages resulting from usage of Company products and/or services, including, but not limited to lost business, profits, property, or data.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF WEB SITE TERMS OF USAGE

SSC, Inc. is a Connecticut, U.S.A. company. We welcome you and hopes that you find our site informative and useful. You acknowledge you have read, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use as well as our Privacy Policy. Information on this web site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. SSC, Inc. may make improvements or changes to this site at any time without notice. To the extent that any term is deemed invalid or unenforceable by a court of law with jurisdiction over the matter, that term shall be severable and not affect the validity of remaining terms. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, limitation of liability, jurisdiction, and U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. You further agree to comply with all local laws, regulations and rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. You represent you have the legal authority to accept these Terms of Use on behalf of yourself or any party you represent. This web site and all information and content provided within it, is provided to visitors "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may or may not apply to you. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR WEB SITE TERMS OF USAGE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

 

COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION

All content © 2014, SSC, Inc. ("SSC"). All content contained within SSC, Inc. Company web site(s) are strictly protected by U.S. copyright law. All information and content contained within our sites, including the entirety of the html code, as well as text, documents, graphics, diagrams, photos, and Flash animation (collectively "content") are copyrighted material of SSC, unless otherwise indicated. Do not copy, download, republish, distribute or reproduce in whole or in part, any of the information contained on this web site in any form without the prior written consent of SSC. No licenses are conveyed under any intellectual property rights, unless expressly stated by SSC, Inc.

 

APPROPRIATE CONTENT USAGE BY VISITORS

Any person is authorized to print out or store Content on a single computer for personal use, or to make copies of Content on this web page for personal use with SSC, Inc. products, provided that the Content contains SSC, Inc.'s copyright notice, and that they are not otherwise prohibited from using the Content found on this Site by any law or regulation of the United States or other territories where such use is prohibited. This license does not include permission to sell Content; collection or use of product listings or descriptions; derivative use of this Site or its Contents; or use of data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools. You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any Trademark or other proprietary information images, text, layout) of SSC, Inc. without our express written consent. You may not use or reproduce meta tags or hidden text including our company name or Trademarks without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the license granted hereunder. A limited, revocable, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to any page or our Site is given so long as you do not show SSC, Inc. or our products in a derogatory, offensive, misleading or false manner which shall be determined solely by SSC, Inc.. You may not use our trademarks as part of the link without our express written permission. The SSC, Inc. logo and other SSC, Inc. product names and affiliated product logos/graphics are trademarks of SSC, Inc.

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE AND USE

This site and all the information, communications, software, scripting, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other materials and services found on this Site (collectively "Content"), is intended for the lawful use of SSC, Inc.'s customers, employees and members of the general public who are over the age of 13. SSC, Inc. operates and controls this Site from its offices within the United States of America. SSC, Inc. makes no representation that the Content is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Site from territories where the Content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

 

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND USER TRANSMISSIONS

Visiting our site or sending us an e-mail is an electronic communication. You consent to receive electronic communications from us through e-mail and web site postings. You agree that such electronic communications satisfy any legal requirement that agreements, notices, disclosures, or other communications be in writing. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, proprietary, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material, any other material that would violate any law or constitute infringement of intellectual property rights, or contain software viruses. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate another or mislead us as to your identity or the origin of any transmission.

 

 

Consumer Information Privacy Policy

Security Services of Connecticut, Inc. (SSC, Inc.) is a consumer-reporting agency that assembles and evaluates consumer information and provides consumer reports to third parties for the purpose of pre-employment screening and/or other purposes as permitted under federal, state, and local laws. Under the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the EEOC, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, we may disclose information about your court and/or criminal history only to potential employer and other providers that you have authorized to access your information, or as otherwise permitted under the FCRA and/or other applicable laws.

 

This policy shall apply to all employees of SSC, Inc. engaged in the acquisition of personal information about any consumer whether for purposes of employment of such consumer, or for the benefit of a client seeking personal information about a consumer such as the performance of background checks, pre-employment screening, etc.

 

Personal Information Collected

 
  • First and last name; first initial and last name
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's license number
  • State issued ID card or number
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • Credit reports
  • Employment and academic history
  • Criminal records
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    Personal information shall not include information that is lawfully obtained from publicly available information, or from federal, state, or local government records lawfully made available to the general public.

     

    Collection of Personal Information

    We collect personal information about consumers in various ways. We may collect personal information about you from:

     
  • Information you provide directly to us or to our clients
  • Information from consumer reporting agencies
  • Information from anyone that you have authorized to provide such information to us, which could include prior employers
  • Appropriate court jurisdictions as authorized
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    Disclosure of Information as Permitted or Required By Law

    There are situations where we may disclose to third parties the personal information we collected as permitted or required by law. Information reported to our clients in the form of pre-employment or background screening reports, and those with whom you have requested us to share information. These include the following:

     
  • As expressly permitted by you
  • To our corporate affiliates as necessary or appropriate to provide the product or service you requested, to contact you in connection with product or service offerings, or for other legitimate business purposes.
  • To companies and individuals with whom we contract to perform business functions and services on our behalf. Such business functions may include analyzing data, providing legal, accounting and marketing services, and providing other support services. We carefully select and monitor our outside service providers who have access to personal information, and we require them to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this privacy policy.
  • To the extent necessary or appropriate to government agencies, advisors, and other third parties in order to comply with applicable laws, or if such action is necessary to protect the rights, property or legal claims of SSC, Inc. its affiliated companies or its clients.
  • If our company or our assets are acquired by another company. In that case, that company will assume responsibility for the personal information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding the information as described in this privacy policy.
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    Protecting Personal Information

    We begin by safeguarding the security and integrity of personal information through procedures and technology designed for that purpose.

     
  • We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. We regularly assess security standards and procedures to protect against unauthorized access to personal information.
  • We limit access to personal information only to those employees of SSC, Inc. who have the need to access such information in order to conduct consumer information research or perform their jobs for SSC, Inc.
  • We maintain information only as long as is reasonably necessary to perform our services for our clients, comply with applicable laws and protect SSC, Inc.'s legal rights
  • Personal information is disposed of by methods specified in the federal FCRA.
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    Collection of Non-Personal Information

    Our web site automatically gathers certain statistical information such as the number and frequency of visitors. This information is only used in the aggregate and individuals cannot be identified from it. This aggregated information helps us to measure how individuals use the Web site and our services so that we can continually improve them.

     

    Some of the information we collect via the Web site is gathered and maintained through the use of "session cookies." A "session cookie" is a small file that is saved on your computer's hard drive for the duration of your current session on our website, and most browsers will delete these files when closed. Company does not use "persistent cookies" - cookies that are intended to be stored beyond the current website session.

     

    We may also collect certain non-personal data in connection with the Web site. For example, we may collect information on the browser that you use to access the Web site, the operating system that you are running, and certain information about the Web site you accessed immediately before you accessed our Web site. This information is used for internal purposes only.

     

    All attempts to log in to our client, applicant, source, and reference websites are logged in detail. Both successful and failed log-in's are recorded in our database. This information does identify specific users and is used for security and auditing purposes.

     

    Access, Questions and Concerns

     

    If you wish to make a request to access your personal information, or dispute information found, SSC, Inc. will provide guidance in properly contesting information with the appropriate authority. If you have any questions or concerns about our policies or practices, please contact SSC, Inc. at the contact information below:

     

     

    SSC, Inc.
    Corporate Headquarters
    25 Controls Drive
    Shelton, CT 06484
    (800) 360-3688

     

     

    For your protection, we will require proof of identity, including proper verification and confirmation that you are the individual who is entitled to request access, before providing information to you. If, for good reason, we are unable to provide you with access to your Personal Information or to correct information, we will let you know. Otherwise, if you are a U.S. resident we will mail to you a copy of the report about you within 7 days, as it has been provided to your current or prospective employer, at no charge (as required by FCRA).

     

    PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:

    Preparation and Processing of Investigative Consumer Reports

     

    Under California law, an "investigative consumer report" means a consumer report in which information on a consumer's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living is obtained through any means. The term does not include a consumer report or other compilation of information that is limited to specific factual information relating to a consumer's credit record or manner of obtaining credit obtained directly from a creditor of the consumer or from a consumer reporting agency when that information was obtained directly from a potential or existing creditor of the consumer or from the consumer. Company prepares and processes investigative consumer reports about individuals at the request of businesses that are clients of Company vices for background screening, tenant screening and other similar purposes.

     

    When preparing investigative consumer reports, Company utilizes procedures and policies designed to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., as amended) and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (Cal. Civ. Code § 1786 et seq.). Company maintains a comprehensive written information security program which includes administrative, physical and technical safeguards that are designed to reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of confidential information.

     

    Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Oversees - In connection with its preparation and processing of investigative consumer reports, Company may transfer personal information about you to our clients, employees, data sources, authorized service providers or affiliates outside the United States and its territories.

     

    Additional Information Regarding Privacy Policy - To obtain additional information about Company's privacy policy or practices related to preparing and processing investigative consumer reports, or in the event of a compromise of your information, please contact us at the address listed above.

     

    Policy Changes

    We may change our privacy policy in the future, but we will not change our practices until they have been posted at this Web site. If changes occur, we will also show the date of revision. By using our Web site to which this privacy policy applies you agree that we may notify you of changes in our privacy policy through this Web site.

     

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    Please contact us if you have any questions so we may assist you further.

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