Collection of Information
Edufacts/USBS, Inc. does not allow the information it receives and collects to be accessed by any second party other than the approved end user. It will never be sold or made available to marketers, investigators, criminal agencies, bill collectors, creditors, attorney, professional people or any home-based businesses. All data accumulation, storage and utilization is strictly in line with all applicable laws including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We adhere to all state laws, provincial regulations, the European Union Data Protection Directive as well as any additional international rules. Edufacts/USBS, Inc. abides by the U.S./EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S./Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and storage of personal identifying data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Edufacts/USBS, Inc. has acknowledged it will adhere to the Safe Harbor privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement.
Ordering of Information
The user provides information on our order form. It is expected the user will provide pertinent information including name, email, mailing and/or shipping address and financial/billing data. This content is used solely for billing purposes and filling search orders. Additionally, if there is a problem processing an order, this information provides user contact info.
Use of Information
Edufacts/USBS, Inc. collects information unique to the user when visiting our website, submitting information or purchasing a search. We employ this data—cookies may be implemented—strictly in enhancing the user experience. Edufacts/USBS, Inc. may ask you to provide your name, email, mailing address, phone number and credit card particulars. We may employ a third-party fraud detection agency in verifying credit card information. By law, these businesses must maintain the strictest of confidentiality requirements. If you decide to opt out of Edufacts/USBS, Inc., we may require you to once again provide your identifying particulars including full name, email, current and past addresses and any aliases. This content is utilized in preventing your private information—not to be confused with your public record information—from being disclosed through Edufacts/USBS, Inc.
We create your profile utilizing information gathered in a variety of ways including cookies, clear gifs, cookies, and third party entities. A profile is simply the warehoused information Edufacts/USBS, Inc. maintains in order to know exactly—or as accurately as possible—what your viewing preferences are. In this way, we can provide you with targeted offers and hopefully make your online experience with us more fulfilling.
We use log files including Internet protocol (IP) addresses; Internet service provider (ISP); addresses; browser type; date & time stamps; referring/exit pages; and platform type. We gather the number of clicks to analyze trends; tracks user’s movement in the aggregate, administer the site; and gather wide-ranging demographic input for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information but they are tied to personally identifiable information to enable our web-based service.
Communiques From the Site
As part of our special offers and updates, all new members receive a welcoming email verifying password and username. Established Edufacts/USBS, Inc. members may from time to time receive announces abut products, services, special deals and even a newsletter. If you do not want to receive any of these products, you need only select the opt-out function.
Our greatest desire is helping you with whatever needs you may have. To that end, we communicate with our client base regularly to assist them in reaching their end goal.
Sharing of Information
As a legal disclaimer, Edufacts/USBS, Inc. makes every conceivable effort to maintain user privacy and integrity. However, there may be the necessity on occasion to reveal personal information when it has been requested and/or required by law. We follow our own good faith compass in determining when it is necessary to comply with an ongoing judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.
We collaborate with third party entities—government and private database agencies—in providing specific services. When an end user enrolls with Edufacts/USBS, Inc. and requests these particular services, we will share names as well as SSN and Date of Birth in order that this third party will be able to provide these services. Additionally, these third party agencies cannot use this personal and identifying information except for the strict purposes of executing these services.
You can deny Edufacts/USBS, Inc. the opportunity of using your personal information for purposes not strictly governed by the latitude of site by choosing to opt-out when this information is initially requested. Our order form contains an opt-out mechanism.
Edufacts/USBS, Inc. contains links to outside websites. While we do actively police our own site, we are not responsible for the privacy practices enacted by other parties. You must be aware and wary whenever you leave Edufacts/USBS, Inc. to visit another site. Read the privacy declarations of any site that collects your personal information.
We maintain rigid standards and practices in protecting our users’ information. Whenever you provide sensitive and personal content, that information is guarded by online and offline. Even though our registration/order form ask you for identifying information like a credit card or social security number, that data is immediately encrypted and placed under the protection of highly sophisticated encryption software. For example, if you are browsing on our order form—a secure page—the lock icon located on the bottom of browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked rather than unlocking or open when users are simply surfing.
Besides utilizing SSL encryption, we are avidly doing everything we can to protect the end-user. Every server storing this critical and classified data is protected behind a firewall.
Outside Supplemental Information
To provide you with the most thorough searches possible, Edufacts/USBS, Inc. must access third party sources.
Your Purchasing History
We are constantly updating the look and content of our site in order to present you with the most focused and responsive website possible. In order to customize the site to fit your particular needs, we combine data about the purchasing tendencies of our users with the similar information provided by our partners. When a client makes a purchase from either Edufacts/USBS, Inc. or this secondary company, the acquired information is collected and shared by both entities.
Changing/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
People move, obtain new phone numbers and change email addresses. If this information changes, Edufacts/USBS, Inc. amends the account. If a user has no further need—or desire—for our services, we make the changing, updating, deleting or deactivating of personal information a simple process. Contact us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
Notification of Changes