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American DataBank is committed to the privacy of our users and we make every effort to safeguard the information collected for employment screening and background check purposes.

Please read the following information carefully before using this Site. By accessing or using this Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of the Terms of Use below, do not access or otherwise use this Site. American DataBank reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms of Use at any time and by continuing to use the Site after the posting of a modification, you accept the modification. The Terms of Use apply to all users of this Site.

Collection and Use of Information

American DataBank only collects information that is required for the background check and with written authorization and disclosure for the applicant under the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Information collected is never sold or shared with a party that has not been authorized by the applicant through the completed written and authorization form. All applicant information is processed within the United States and information is never off-shored or stored outside of the United States. Information is only disseminated to other parties outside of the United States when it is for the purposes of completing international verifications and additional precautions are taken to ensure that information is protected.


Some of the information we gather is maintained through the use of “Cookies”. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Cookies allow Web site operators to better customize visits to the site and to your individual preferences. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and many major Web sites use them. American DataBank may use cookies to help provide you with a better experience on our site; however, we do not store personal identifying information in cookies.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to enable our online service.

About Our Services

American DataBank distributes public-record and non-public information obtained directly from government entities or from reputable third parties who have compiled such information from governmental entities. Since all of the information that American DataBank provides comes from public records, we are not in a position to correct alleged inaccuracies in the data.

Every Local, State, and Federal government agency compiles records that are available under various open record laws. With a few common exceptions to protect personal privacy, any citizen can access any of these records if they know where to look. American DataBank simply compiles many of these records into searchable databases to provide information needed to verify a person's identity and credentials or a business's capabilities. All of the information we provide is in full accordance with State and Federal privacy laws and our own industry-setting privacy protection policies.

Changes to Our Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.


American DataBank believes in protecting your privacy. American DataBank complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. When we collect personal information from you on our website, we comply with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from the European Union. American DataBank has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification page, please visit


American DataBank collects information from our users at several different points on our website for employment related and background check purposes. Personal information may be gathered from third parties as needed and may include residential history, employment history, education history, criminal record history, reference interviews, credit report, driving history, your general reputation and government exclusions. When we collect your personal information we will inform you about the purposes for which it is collected, how the information is used and the types of third parties if any with whom it is shared.


The information collected is only utilized for the purposes of completing the background check. If you do not wish to have your information made available to your current employer, perspective employer, school administrator, our agents or anyone else then please do not authorize them to receive a report from American DataBank.

Users who wish to opt-out of any use of information collected by American DataBank can notify us through the contact information on our site that the permission for the use of the data is withdrawn. Please note that this does not mean that the data is erased or deleted, our service requires that we maintain the data for a period of time for your protection and for the applicable statute of limitations required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at or the user may contact us at 303-573-1130 or 110 Sixteenth St. 8th Fl. Denver, CO 80202 to opt-out.


American DataBank only collects as much information as we need for the specific purposes of the background check. The information we gather is not used for any other purpose without your consent.

Onward Transfer

Information obtained by American DataBank is forwarded only the end-user, or an agent of the end-user acting on their behalf. American DataBank will obtain assurances from the end-user or their agents that the information is foe the purpose described in your consent and that they will safeguard the information obtained.

Data Security and Integrity

American DataBank takes all reasonable measures and procedures to protect the information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. American DataBank has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial processes to assure the protection of data. All data submitted to American DataBank is protected by the latest in Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology encrypting the information transmitted over the internet. All access to information both by American DataBank personnel and end user is password protected. Our servers that are used to store information are housed in state of the art facilities with the highest level of security.


American DataBank will provide access to the information obtained for the background check report, providing the opportunity to review the information and to request corrections, amendments or to delete inaccurate information. Per the Fair Credit Reporting Act you are entitled to a copy of the background check report and disclosure is under the guidance of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


American DataBank uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with our privacy policy and it is periodically reviewed and updated for accuracy, accessibility and conformity with the principles. We encourage individuals to contact us with any concerns using the contact information provided. American DataBank will investigate and attempt to resolve any disputes or complaints regarding the use and disclosure of information provided by our users.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

American DataBank Group
110 Sixteenth St. 8th Fl.
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-573-1130; 1-800-200-0853
Fax: 303-573-1298
To e-mail us please visit the Contact Us section or our website.

American DataBank has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-EU Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by American DataBank, please visit the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR web site at for more information and to file a complaint.