Effective: May 17, 2018
Last Updated: January 4, 2021
Protecting consumer information is important to Good Egg. Good Egg (hereinafter collectively referred to as “we,” “us” or “our”) adheres to the FCRA and Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). When and where applicable, we also adhere to state laws related to consumer reports, consumer reporting agencies, credit reports, driver information and other personal information.
Purpose of Collection and Intended Use of Consumer Information
Good Egg collects consumer information in furtherance of generating a Consumer Report and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Information is collected for the purpose of conducting a background check for employment-related purposes, or for another purpose as authorized by the consumer. A consumer is informed of the particular purpose for which Good Egg and/or our Client (the “end user” of a Consumer Report) collects and intends to use the information at the time the consumer receives a Background Check Disclosure and completes an Acknowledgement and Authorization Form.
Individuals who wish to limit the use of their Personal Information, or who do not wish to be the subject of a Consumer Report and/or an Investigative Consumer Report, should not provide their Personal Information to Good Egg and/or our Client, and should not complete the Background Check Acknowledgement and Authorization Form.
Sharing of Consumer Information
Good Egg does not sell or disclose consumer information to third parties for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected, except as stated within this policy. We limit the dissemination of consumer information to those with a legitimate business need and permissible purpose, or as otherwise authorized by the consumer. Consumers are hereby notified that their personal information may be disclosed to a third party in conjunction with an authorized background check. Consumers who wish to opt out from the sharing of their information should not provide their information to Good Egg and/or our Client, and should not complete the Background Check Acknowledgement and Authorization Form.
We may disclose consumer information: i) to our corporate affiliates or service providers as necessary or appropriate to provide the product or service requested by our Client; ii) to the extent necessary or appropriate to government agencies, advisors, and other third parties in order to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or if such action is necessary to protect the rights, property or legal claims of Good Egg, its affiliated companies, clients, individuals or the public; iii) in the event of an actual or contemplated transaction by which Good Egg or our assets are acquired by another company.
Information Storage and Disposal
Good Egg does not maintain a database of consumer information. Good Egg retains consumer information in a confidential manner. We take reasonable steps, including physical, electronic and operational measures, to protect the information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and/or destruction.
Part of our commitment to protecting consumer information is the proper disposal of the information to render it inaccessible, unreadable and/or unrecoverable. In compliance with current Federal Trade Commission guidelines, this may include (1) burning, pulverizing or shredding paper documents, (2) destroying or erasing electronic files and (3) utilizing the services of a reputable document destruction company.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
Good Egg does not transfer personal information to third parties outside the United States or its territories, except in cases where such transfer is necessary to fulfill services including but not limited to criminal record or credit checks, social media, sanction, or illicit activity searches and/or employment, education, reference or professional license verifications of information located outside of the United States or its territories. In such cases, only the minimal amount of information that is needed by the third party to complete that component of the background check is transmitted. When applicable, personal data is transmitted to third parties in compliance with the data protection laws in the originating country. Where the Personal Data originates in the EU, transfers can only occur either to a country with adequate data protection laws or pursuant to an established legal basis for such transfer. All transfers of personal data by Good Egg will be done with the prior written consent of the consumer and will be made in strict accordance with applicable law.
Accessing Your Personal Data
You are entitled to find out what personal information we have on file with proper identification, as follows:
- In person, by visual inspection of your file during normal business hours and on reasonable notice. You also may request a copy of the information in person. We will not charge you more than the actual copying costs for providing you with a copy of your file.
- A summary of all information contained in our file on you that is required to be provided by applicable law will be provided to you via telephone, if you have made a written request, with proper identification, for telephone disclosure, and the toll charge, if any, for the telephone call is prepaid by or charged directly to you.
- By requesting a copy be sent to a specified addressee by certified mail. In complying with requests for certified mailings, we shall not be liable for disclosures to third parties caused by mishandling of mail after such mailings leave our premises.
“Proper Identification” includes documents such as a valid driver’s license, social security account number, military identification card, and credit cards. Only if you cannot identify yourself with such information may we require additional information concerning your employment and personal or family history in order to verify your identity.
This information will be provided to you for the limited purpose of viewing, and in certain cases, updating the information if you inform us that personal information we have on file is incorrect. If you are disputing the accuracy of information that was provided to us by a third-party information provider, we will promptly investigate and update the information, if necessary. Unverifiable information will be removed from your file.
The Choices You Have
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to initiate a background check in order for you to be considered for employment by your prospective employer.
Your information will only be used for permissible purposes in furtherance of completing an authorized background check. If you who wish to opt out from the sharing of your information with third parties in conjunction with an authorized background check, you should not complete the Background Check Acknowledgement and Authorization Form.
You can add or update certain information referenced in the “Accessing Your Personal Data” Section directly above. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
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.
When preparing investigative consumer reports, Good Egg 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.). Good Egg 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 Overseas - In connection with its preparation and processing of investigative consumer reports, Good Egg may transfer personal information about you to our employees, data sources, authorized service providers or affiliates outside the United States and its territories.
Attn: Compliance Counsel
2 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 2S04
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 557-0112