CollegeScreen Privacy Policy

CollegeScreen is committed to protecting your privacy. The information gathered on this website is used strictly for verification and contact purposes and is not shared without the expressed consent of the individual.

Personal Information We Collect: How It Is Gathered and Used
We collect only the personal information you voluntarily provide to us by completing a registration form. We do not collect information through any non-obvious means, such as “cookies” (a piece of text that a Web server can store on a user’s hard disk to later retrieve). The information we collect is not used for any purposes beyond the permissible purposes outlined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C.A. § 1681), section 1681(b).

We use the “Contact Information” (name, address, phone number, and email address) from the registration form completed by the student to contact him or her during the course of a background check if needed. The “Personal Identification Information” (such as name, date of birth, race, gender, and Social Security number) collected during registration is used to conduct identity verification and to complete the background check. Neither the Contact Information nor the Personal Identification Information is released to any parties without express consent from you.

We collect relevant “Background Information” which may include (employment history, educational history, licenses, previous addresses and/or reference name(s)) on the “Order Form” (the form completed to initiate the background check process after you register). CollegeScreen only shares the Background Information with Spartanburg Community College, which uses the information for determining whether a student may enter a clinical rotation or other workplace facility purposes, as authorized by 15 U.S.C.A. § 1681(b).

Consent to Release Personal Identification Information
During the registration process, you will be asked to provide consent to release your Personal Identification Information for the purposes of completing the background check. By consenting, you acknowledge that CollegeScreen may communicate the Personal Identification Information to our affiliates and partners to complete checks regarding your criminal history, social security verification and/or a drug test. By providing your consent, you also acknowledge that CollegeScreen has provided you with an opportunity to “opt out” (i.e., to direct that the information not be communicated), and that you have not opted out.

Personal Information We Do Not Share
CollegeScreen does not rent or sell its email address lists. We do not share your “Billing Information” (telephone number and credit card information). Billing Information is used for billing purposes only.

Protecting Your Personal Information
CollegeScreen has implemented a variety of encryptions and security technologies and procedures to protect information stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access.

Questions About This Policy or Resolution of Any Disputes That Arise
Consumers with any questions about this Policy or our services, or who experience problems that arise out of CollegeScreen’s collection, use and/or disclosure of their Contact Information, Personal Identification Information and/or Background Information should contact CollegeScreen:
• by email at:; or
• by phone at: 888-324-3251; or
• by letter to us at: CollegeScreen, 1033 East 46th St., Suite 106, Chicago, IL 60653.

Updates to This Policy
We will update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our business.

Our current Policy was last updated August 29, 2008.