Applicant Information (d/b/a ARS) is a consumer reporting agency which is governed by federal and state laws. Security is a high priority and we are committed to the privacy of the information and how we collect, share and utilize any information. This data is delivered in compliance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act as a Consumer Reporting Agency.
Collection of information:
The information that you provide to ARS is only used for the sole purpose of providing the service of background screening, and information provided to us will not be shared with any outside agency, corporation, third party, government agency except as outlined in the this policy.
As a background screening agency presenting candidates to potential employers, Advanced Research Systems (ARS) collects personally identifiable information, such as names, credentials, addresses, social security numbers, education, date of birth and previous employment information. This data is collected when a client registers with ARS. ARS may transfer your information to third parties for processing in order to fulfill our clients service requests. We require third parties to maintain strict confidentiality and the information may not be used or utilized for any other purposes that is incompatible with the service agreement and purpose.
AS A CLIENT OF ARS YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY PASSWORDS. You are responsible for all use of ARS Services and for the security of your login credentials, including your password and the authentication code you use to protect access to the data.
Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas.
Client authentication – Password-controlled access requires clients to authenticate through a private login ID and password before entering the system. After authenticating to the system, sessions that remain inactive for a period of time are expired, requiring the client to re-authenticate before continuing. Passwords are protected in the system using sophisticated hashing schemes, never shared, and combine with a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol transport layer to protect against eavesdropping, server impersonation, and stream tampering. Passwords must be reset at least every 90 days and must be at least 12 characters in length. Passwords must contain at least one capital letter, one lower case letter, one digit and one special character. Our multi-factor authentication process requires every user and client to prove their identity beyond that of just a password and username, providing an extra layer of protection
IP Restrictions – System access can be further restricted at the group or user level by IP address or IP range. Any attempt to authenticate to the system from a client machine outside of the configured IP address or IP range will be rejected.
Encryption – All activity is secured. Information between client and server is encrypted and can only be decrypted with a private and public key simultaneously. The client’s web browser automatically secures the session with ARS’s server by connection of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol with 128-bit encryption.
Firewalls, Filtering, Intrusion Detection – Our application server is secured by, intrusion, firewalls, and filtering routers which verify the destination and source of the request by means of information packets. The firewalls and routers are configured to decline unauthorized traffic. The system permits network devices that only grant traffic through the devices.
Should you have any further questions pertaining to this policy, you may contact:
Advanced Research Systems
1799 N University DR, STE 205
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024