BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY
Last updated July 1, 2020
PHARMACIST LIVE'S BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY
Pharm Live, LLC (the “Company”) may request a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report/background check, as defined by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies ACT(ICRAA)(for California applicants), on you from a consumer reporting agency in connection with your contractor application and for contracting purposes. A consumer report is a compilation of information that might affect your ability to contract for the Company. The company uses the results/findings of these reports solely as a means of aiding in the determination process of your candidacy to contract for the Company. Your results/findings will never be shared with anyone else, with the exception of subpoenaed by law.
These reports may contain information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living. They may involve personal interviews with sources such as your neighbors, friends or associates. The reports may also contain information about you relating to your criminal-record history, drug-screen history, credit history, identity history, driving and/or motor vehicle records, education or employment history, or other background checks.
You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after the receipt of this notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report prepared by contacting the Company and/or the screening agency used.
The Screenings will be conducted by an outside agency, Inflection Risk Solutions, LLC d/b/a GoodHire.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace this Background Check Policy at any time. If a revision is material we will try, within reason, to provide at least 3 days notice prior to any new changes taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
After any changes to this Background Check Policy takes effect, your continued use of the site, and its services, affirm your acceptance and agreement to the updated and current Background Check Policy.
If you have any questions about this Background Check Policy please contact us.
SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT (FCRA)
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. There are many types of consumer reporting agencies, including credit bureaus and specialty agencies (such agencies that sell information about check writing histories, medical records, and rental history records). For more information, including information about additional rights, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore or write to : Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street N. W., Washington, DC 20552.
You must be told if information in your file has been used against you. Anyone who uses a credit report or another type of consumer report to deny your application for credit, insurance, of employment — or to take another adverse action against you — must tell you, and must give you the name, address, and phone number of the agency that provided the information.
You have the right to know what is in your file. You may request and obtain all the information about you in the files of a consumer reporting agency (your “file disclosure”). You will be required to provide proper identification, which may include your Social Security number. In many cases, the disclosure will be free. You are entitled to a free file disclosure if:
● A person has taken adverse action against you because of information in your credit report
● You are a victim of identity theft and place a fraud alert in your file
● Your file contains inaccurate information as a result of fraud
● You are on public assistance
● You are unemployed but expect to apply for employment within 60 days
In addition, all consumers are entitled to one free disclosure every 12 months upon request from each nationwide credit bureau and from nationwide specialty consumer reporting agencies. See www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore for additional information.
You have the right to ask for a credit score. Credit scores are numerical summaries of your credit-worthiness based on information from credit bureaus. You may request a credit score from consumer reporting agencies that create scores or distribute scored used in residential real property loans, but you will have to pay for it. In some mortgage transactions, you will receive credit score information for free from the mortgage lender.
You have the right to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information. If you identify information in your file that is incomplete or inaccurate, and report it to the consumer reporting agency, the agency must investigate unless your dispute is frivolous. See www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore for an explanation of dispute procedures. Consumer reporting agencies must correct or delete inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information. Incomplete, inaccurate, or unverifiable information must be removed or corrected, usually within 30 days. However, a consumer reporting agency may continue to report information it has verified as accurate.
Consumer reporting agencies may not report outdated negative information. In most cases, a consumer reporting agency may not report negative information that is more than seven years old, or bankruptcies that are more than 10 years old.
Access to your file is limited. A consumer reporting agency may provide information about you only to people with a valid need — usually to consider an application with a creditor, insurer, employer, landlord, or other business. The FCRA specifies those with a need for access.
You must give your consent for reports to be provided to employers. A consumer reporting agency may not give out information about you to your employer, or a potential employer, without your written consent given to the employer. Written consent generally is not required in the trucking industry. For more You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report information, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report. Unsolicited “prescreened” offers for credit and insurance must include a toll-free phone number you can call if you choose to remove your name and address from the lists these offers are based on. You may opt out with the nationwide credit bureaus at 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688).
The following FCRA right applies with respect to nationwide consumer reporting agencies:
Consumers Have the Right To Obtain a Security Freeze You have a right to place a “security freeze” on your credit report, which will prohibit a consumer reporting agency from releasing information in your credit report without your express authorization. The security freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent. However, you should be aware that using a security freeze to take control over who gets access to the personal and financial information in your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent request or application you make regarding a new loan, credit, mortgage, or any other account involving the extension of credit. As an alternative to a security freeze, you have the right to place an initial or extended fraud alert on your credit file at no cost. An initial fraud alert is a 1-year alert that is placed on a consumer’s credit file. Upon seeing a fraud alert display on a consumer’s credit file, a business is required to take steps to verify the consumer’s identity before extending new credit. If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to an extended fraud alert, which is a fraud alert lasting 7 years. A security freeze does not apply to a person or entity, or its affiliates, or collection agencies acting on behalf of the person or entity, with which you have an existing account that requests information in your credit report for the purposes of reviewing or collecting the account. Reviewing the account includes activities related to account maintenance, monitoring, credit line increases, and account upgrades and enhancements.
● You may seek damages from violators. If a consumer reporting agency, or, in some cases, a user of consumer reports or a furnisher of information to a consumer reporting agency violates the FCRA, you may be able to sue in state or federal court.
● Identity theft victims and active duty military personnel have additional rights. For more information, visit www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
States may enforce the FCRA, and many states have their own consumer reporting laws. In some cases, you may have more rights under state law. For more information, contact your state or local consumer protection agency or your state Attorney General.
STATE LAW DISCLOSURES
If you reside in, or are seeking work in any of the following states, please review these additional notices:
California: This is the Summary of Your Rights under California Civil Code 1786.22 . You have the right to view your file that an Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency holds. By providing proper identification and duplication cost, you may obtain a copy of this information in person at the Consumer Reporting Agency’s regular business hours and after providing reasonable notice for your request. Additionally, you can make the same request via mail or over request a summary of the file over the phone. The Consumer Reporting Agency can assist you in understanding your file, including coded information. You are allowed to have one additional person accompany you so long as they provide proper identification. “Proper Identification” includes documents such as a valid driver’s license, social security account number, military identification card, and credit cards. If an ICRA is unable to reasonably identify you on the basis of these documents, they may require additional information concerning your employment and personal or family history in order to verify your identity.
Maine: You have the right to ask and know whether a company ordered a background check on you. You can request the name, address, and telephone number of the nearest Consumer Reporting Agency office. Your request will be processed and sent to you within 5 business days.
Minnesota: You have the right in most circumstances to submit a written request to the consumer reporting agency for a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any consumer report the Company ordered about you. The consumer reporting agency must provide you with this disclosure within 5 days after (i) its receipt of your request or (ii) the date the report was requested by the Company, whichever date is later.
Massachusetts: You have the right to obtain a copy of any of your consumer reports that your company has ordered on you by contacting the Consumer Reporting Agency for a free copy. You have a right to dispute inaccurate information by contacting the consumer reporting agency directly, either in writing or by telephone.
New Jersey: You have the right to submit a request to the consumer reporting agency for a copy of any investigative consumer report the Company requested about you.
New York: By submitting a written request, you can learn whether a company has run a background check on you. You are allowed to inspect and order a copy of the report by directly contacting the Consumer Reporting Agency. If you have been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, you can request the company to provide a written statement declaring the reasons for the refusal of hire. This statement must be provided to you within 30 days of your request. New York Corrections Law Article 23-A is also provided below.
Washington State: After submitting a written request and waiting a reasonable amount of time after receiving the disclosure, you have the right to receive a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any “investigative” consumer reports requested by an agency. The Washington Fair Credit Reporting Act requires Consumer Reporting Agencies to provide you a summary of your rights and remedies upon request. Any information requested by a company that deals with credit worthiness, credit standing or capacity is justified in order for employers to evaluate whether you present a risk for theft or dishonest behavior for the job you are being considered for.
For questions or concerns regarding the WFCRA, please contact:
Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
800 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
Seattle, Washington 98104-3188
Phone 1-800-551-4636 or (206) 464-6684
Statewide Toll-Free TDD: 800-833-6388
Any complaints by consumers under state law may be directed to:
The Attorney General’s Office via U.S. Mail or Online.
Information and forms related to filing a consumer complaint can be found at:
Additional information about consumer issues can be found at: