Online Privacy Policy

(Last updated 2/19/2010)

To underscore our commitment to privacy and our vision that good privacy is good business, we have adopted this online privacy policy for https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/InvestigatorsNetwork, which is operated by LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. and/or its affiliates ("LexisNexis"). This policy reflects and implements---in an online setting---our corporate privacy principles. This site is not directed at children.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us at:

LexisNexis
Privacy, Security and Compliance Organization
PO Box 933
Dayton, Ohio 45401
Telephone: 1-800-831-2578
Email: Privacy.Information.Mgr@lexisnexis.com

INFORMATION COLLECTION

I. Personally-identifiable information

Personally-identifiable information collected may include, for example, name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, occupation, position, educational history, User ID and password, employer-related information, photos, professional awards, community service information, information about your interests, any responses you choose to provide to survey questions, information provided in connection with subscribing to a newsletter, any inquires you may make through our Web site, or any information you choose to provide through our site's chat rooms, message boards, instant messaging, e-mail, or networking functions. We do not share, sell, rent or trade PII with third parties for their promotional purposes.

II. Cookies

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. This site uses first party session cookies, however personally identifiable information is not collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are used to determine whether a visitor is unique or whether a visitor has viewed our site before, for security purposes, to improve the content of our website and to personalize your experience.

While most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you before accepting them. Your browser manufacturer has information on changing the default setting for your specific browser. Declining cookies from our website may limit your ability to use features of our website.

III. Nonpersonally-identifiable information

This site also collects nonpersonally-identifiable information. For example, as you browse this Web site we may collect information about your visit, but not about you personally. Via Web server logs, for example, we may monitor statistics such as: the number of people that visit our site, which page(s) are visited on our site, from which domain our visitors come (e.g., aol.com, hotmail.com, etc.), and which browsers people use to visit our site (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.). Our Web site uses outsourcing programs to assist us in analyzing this data to better tailor our Web site.

INFORMATION USE AND CONSUMER CHOICE

The information collected by this Web site is used only for responding to your inquiries and otherwise corresponding with you, for processing transactions you request, maintaining your account (if you have one), for other purposes permitted by your organization's subscriber agreement(s) (if any), and for the administration, review and/or the improvement the content of our Web sites, including suggesting site functions that may be of interest to you or suggesting to other users that they may want to contact you.

We may contact you in response to your comments or inquiries, as part of the maintenance of your account with us (if you have one), or in order to complete a transaction that you requested.

We may also contact you to inform you of other products or services we believe may be of interest to you, but we will offer you an opportunity not to receive such communications (information in e-mail that you send through the site or transmit through our site's chat functionality is not used for marketing purposes).

If you decide that you do not want to receive further e-mails regarding your inquiry from LexisNexis, you can use the preference mechanisms on the site, reply to the e-mail, or use the telephone number (800) 831-2578 with a request that we not continue to e-mail you.

You may use the site's Edit Profile page (located below the profile picture on the Home page) to add information to, or delete information from your profile. You also can control whether your profile is displayed to other members of the community. The privacy control setting is located under the Privacy heading of the My Profile tab in the Edit Profile page.

If you choose to make information available to other members of the LexisNexis Investigators Network community through instant messages, group chats, electronic mail messages, blog postings, your profile, registering for an event, or by joining groups or using other professional networking functions on our site, this information will be visible to these third parties. Please take care in deciding what information you choose to make available through these mechanisms, as we do not control the manner in which recipients or other members of the community may use or re-disclose the information that you choose to provide.

ONWARD TRANSFER

We may disclose information you provide to us to third parties in order to complete a transaction that you requested or as otherwise permitted by your organization's subscriber agreement(s) (if any).

We may also outsource some tasks, including the operation of certain Web site functions that require access to information you supply online and information about your visits to our Web site. In such cases, however, we require that the companies acting on our behalf abide by our privacy policy and institute safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your information.

If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will assume responsibility for the personal information collected by us through this Web site and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding the information collected through this Web site, as described in this privacy policy.

Finally, please note that we may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law or legal process.

ACCESS AND CORRECTION

As an information company, we know the importance of accurate data. Therefore, we strive to maintain the accuracy of the information collected through this Web site. We will provide you (whether you are a consumer or a customer) with access to personally-identifiable information you provide through this Web site for as long as we maintain that information in a readily accessible format. Similarly, we permit and encourage you to correct inaccuracies in the information you submit to us through this Web site.

If you wish to access information that you have submitted through this web site or to request the correction of any inaccurate information you have submitted through this site, please use the mechanisms provided by the site or send an e-mail to: Privacy.Information.Mgr@lexisnexis.com.

The access and correction provisions of this online privacy policy only apply to personally identifiable information collected from you through this web site. Individuals that are interested in information about how to access and/or request the correction of personal information LexisNexis maintains about them (such as public record information, insurance claims information, or information for employment background screening) for potential inclusion in information products and services can visit www.lexisnexis.com/privacy or www.choicetrust.com.

SECURITY

We take steps to protect against the loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration of personally-identifiable information collected through this Web site. We recognize the importance of security for all personally-identifiable information collected by our Web site. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers.

Once we receive personally-identifiable information, we take steps to protect its security on our systems. In the event we request or transmit sensitive information, such as credit card information or Social Security Numbers, we use industry standard, secure socket layer ("SSL") encryption.

We limit access by our employees and contractors to personally-identifiable information to those employees who need access in order to carry out their job responsibilities.

OTHER WEB SITES

This online privacy policy only applies to the Web site(s) identified in the first paragraph of this privacy policy. Our Web site, however, may include links to other Web sites which may be operated by other LexisNexis companies or by third parties. If you visit a Web site not listed above, we recommend that you review the online privacy policy of that Web site to determine how the operator of that Web site will handle personal information collected through that Web site.

POLICY CHANGES

We may revise this online privacy policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the Web site. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via e-mail. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.