Subscriber shall come to terms with the following:
1. SERVICES PROVIDED: Corporate Intelligence agrees to furnish to Subscriber personal identifier record (SSN), employment references, civil and criminal records, motor vehicle records, credit records, education and credential verification, workers' compensation decree/lump sum settlement history and other background information ("consumer report") on job applicants/employees, as requested by the Subscriber. Corporate Intelligence will use its best efforts to deliver the consumer reports requested in an expeditious manner, however, Corporate Intelligence shall have no obligation or liability to Subscriber for any delay or failure to deliver consumer reports caused by the parties providing data or information to Corporate Intelligence or by any other third-party. Corporate Intelligence is a federally regulated Consumer Reporting Agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act for the purpose of providing pre-employment screening information in accordance with all applicable guidelines and confidentiality as stipulated within applicable statutes.
2. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The consumer report obtained by Corporate Intelligence is derived from databases and records that have been created and maintained by various government agencies, private companies, and other contributors that are not under the control of Corporate Intelligence Responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in the consumer report and these databases and records rests solely in the contributor. The Subscriber waives any and all claim or claims against Corporate Intelligence arising out of or related to the accuracy of the consumer report, databases and records.
3. PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS/COLLECTION: Subscriber agrees to pay Corporate Intelligence the applicable charges for the various services rendered to Subscriber as specified in Corporate Intelligence employment service list, which is subject to change from time to time. Subscriber agrees to pay all applicable charges within thirty (30) days of receipt of the information or consumer report requested. All monetary obligations to Corporate Intelligence for services rendered which are past due fifteen days or more may, at the election of Corporate Intelligence bear interest at the rate of twenty-one percent 21% per annum. In the event that legal action is necessary to obtain the payment of any monetary obligations to Corporate Intelligence the Subscriber shall be liable to Corporate Intelligence for all costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by Corporate Intelligence in collection of such obligations.
4. SUBSCRIBER'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT: The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs the activities of consumer reporting agencies, as well as the users of the information procured from these agencies. A consumer report contains information on a job applicant/employee's character, reputation, and other personal data; therefore, use of such information is strictly regulated by the FCRA. Among other things, the FCRA prohibits employers from obtaining consumer reports unless the employer discloses to the applicant, in writing, that such a report may be acquired, and obtains the written authorization of the applicant/employee to inquire into this background information. The FCRA also requires employers to take additional steps when they make an employment decision based in whole or part on the background information. These steps are intended to give the applicant the opportunity to dispute any information contained in the background or consumer report.
According to FCRA guidelines there is no limitation as to the length of time investigated in an applicant's past unless the applicant earns less than $75,000 a year. These reports can only contain adverse information for the past seven (7) years.
Corporate Intelligence urges all employers to review the restrictions and requirements of the FCRA. The Act's citation is Public Law 91-508, Title 15, U.S.C. Sections 1681, et seq, and the text of this Act is available by request. Please note, particularly, the Permissible Purposes of Reports, as well as requirements on Users of Consumer Reports and Obtaining Information Under False Pretenses.
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5: ARBITRATION. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in Lewiston, Maine, in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
6: ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS. In the event a dispute arises with respect to this Agreement, the party prevailing in such dispute shall be entitled to recover all expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses incurred in ascertaining such party's rights, and in preparing to enforce, or in enforcing such party's rights under this Agreement, whether or not it was necessary for such party to institute suit or submit the dispute to arbitration.
7: GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine.
8: WAIVER. The failure of either party to insist in any one or more cases upon the strict performance of any term, covenant or condition of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of a subsequent breach of the same or any other covenant, term or condition; nor shall any delay or omission by either party to seek a remedy for any breach of this Agreement be deemed a waiver by either party of its remedies or rights with respect to such a breach.
9: SUCCESSORS. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and bind the heirs, personal representatives, successors, and assigns of the parties.
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When and With Whom We Share Your Personal Information:
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