Online Privacy Policy

(Last updated 10/07/2011)

To underscore our commitment to privacy and our vision that good privacy is good business, we have adopted this online privacy for ("our website") which is operated by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc., a LexisNexis® Company ("LexisNexis"). This Online Privacy Policy only applies to information collected through our website. It does not apply to information collected in any other way, including information collected offline. Other LexisNexis websites may operate under their own online privacy policies. Our website is not directed at children under the age of 13.


I. Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information ("PII") collected from you through our website may include, for example, name, mailing address, e-mail address, credit card number tax identification number, information relating to a subscriber's type of business, user name and password (if you have one), any response you provide to survey questions, information relating to any orders you place, or any inquiries you may make through our website.

If you order information about yourself or third parties using our service, you may be asked to provide information about the third party, which may include, for example their name, address, telephone number, or date of birth. The types of information you may be asked to supply about a third party will vary depending on the information that you are requesting.

We collect information, including PII, in connection with attempts to log-in to our products and services through our website and the actions users take while they are logged into our online products and services. This may include, for example, collecting information pertaining to searches conducted, the pages visited during the online session, and any or all other interactions that the user may have with our systems while the user is logged into one of our products or services.

II. Cookies

Our website may use browser "cookies", local shared objects, or other technologies.

Browser cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer. Our website may use both first and third party browser cookies. Browser cookies, for example, may be used by our website to help us manage your visit, determine whether a visitor is unique, or whether a visitor has visited our website before. While most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, you can adjust your browser settings to refuse cookies or to alert you before accepting them. Your browser manufacturer has information on changing the default setting for your specific browser. Deleting or refusing to accept cookies from our website, however, may limit your ability to use some portions of our website which require the use of cookies to operate effectively.

Our website may also use flash cookies to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view to personalize your visit. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for flash cookies, click here:

Third Parties, with whom we may partner to provide certain features on our website or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, may use browser cookies or flash cookies to collect and store information.

III. Non-personally Identifiable Information

Our website also collects non-personally identifiable information. For example, as you browse our website 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 website, which page(s) are visited on our website, from which domain our visitors come (e.g.,,, etc.), and which browsers people use to visit our website (e.g., Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.). Our website may use outsourcing programs to assist us in analyzing this data to better tailor our website.


The information collected by our website is used solely for setting up and maintaining your account (if you have one); for other purposes permitted by your organization's subscriber agreement(s) for products and services (if any); responding to your inquiries and otherwise corresponding with you; for processing transactions you request; to maintain the security and integrity of our website, products and services; for the purpose of conducting market research or surveys on behalf of LexisNexis; and for the administration, review and/or the improvement the content of our website's products and services. For example, information that you provide about yourself or your organization may be used to verify your identity or any permissible purpose that may be required to obtain personal information. When you request information about yourself or from a third party, we may obtain information from LexisNexis databases or from outside sources, such as public record repositories or other information companies.

We also may retain the information you provide during the registration and/or ordering processes for billing, administrative, and compliance purposes.

We may use information about searches or submissions that users provide to us as part of our customer care functions to 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. In addition, we may also use this type of information to enhance our products and services or to communicate to you about products and services that may be of interest to you.

If you decide that you do not want to receive marketing e-mails about products or services, you can reply to the e-mail or use the opt-out mechanism provided in the e-mail with a request that we not continue to e-mail you. Similarly, if you sign up to receive newsletters or to be added to one of our mailing lists, you will be able to "unsubscribe" from these communications at any time.

We may enhance or merge your information collected at our website with data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you.

We may offer you a "refer-a-friend" option to refer our websites or information about our products and services to others. If you choose to use our referral service, we will ask you for your friend's name and e-mail address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail message with information about the product or service and/or inviting him or her to visit our websites. This message may include your name and/or e-mail address and any optional message that you elect to send along with our e-mail. We will not retain the information that you provide as part of this referral service (although we may retain your friend's e-mail address if he or she requests to receive additional information or e-mail messages from us).


PeopleWise™ allows any consumer the opportunity to remove his or her personal information from the Internet that is made available through PeopleWise™. No supporting documentation is required for this opt-out process. We reserve the right to reinstate the information if we find that this opt out process was misused. However, you will be asked to verify information necessary to accurately suppress or remove your personal information from our database – e.g., name, city and state and email address. The information you provide will only be used to verify your identity or to increase the ability to make a precise match, and will not be shared with third parties or affiliate companies without your consent. To initiate the opt-out process from PeopleWise™, please CLICK HERE.

Please note that removal of your information through the PeopleWise™ opt-out process will not prevent other companies, products, or databases from making your information available over the Internet.

Additionally, please note that your opt-out request will be processed processed within 14 days of receipt of all information required to process your request.


We may disclose information you provide to us to third parties in order to verify information that you supply about yourself or your business for purposes of account set-up or review or to complete a transaction that you requested or as otherwise permitted by your organization's subscriber agreement(s) (if any). If, for example, you pay for a transaction using a credit card, disclosing that information for processing purposes is necessary to complete the transaction. In other cases, it may be necessary to disclose information you provide about yourself or third parties in order to obtain the information you requested. For example, as noted above if you request an information product about yourself or third parties, we may contact a third party, such as a public record repository or an information company, to obtain the information that you requested.

We may also outsource some tasks, including the operation of some website functions that require access to information you supply online. In such cases, however, we require that the companies acting on our behalf 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 our website and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding the information collected through our website, as described in this privacy policy.

We do not share, sell, rent or trade PII collected through our website with third parties for their promotional purposes.

If you choose to make information available to other people through instant messages, group chats, electronic mail messages, blog postings, your networking profile (if any), registering for an event, or by joining groups or using other networking functions that we may offer on our website, this information will be visible to 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 persons who may see the information may use or re-disclose the information that you choose to provide.

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 conform with the law, to comply with a legal process, or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.


We strive to maintain the accuracy of the information collected through our website. We will provide you (whether you are a consumer or a customer) with access to personally-identifiable information you provide through our website 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 our website.

If you wish to access information that you have submitted through our website or to request the correction of any inaccurate information you have submitted through our website, please use the mechanisms provided by our website. The access and correction provisions of this online privacy policy only apply to personally identifiable information collected from you through our website. Individuals that are interested in information about how to access and/or request the correction of personal information LexisNexis companies maintain 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 or


We have put in place administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the information that we collect from you through our website. In the event we request or transmit sensitive information, such as credit card information, our processes are designed to use industry standard, secure socket layer ("SSL") encryption. We also limit access to personally identifiable information to those employees who need access in order to carry out their job responsibilities.


This Online Privacy Policy only applies to the PeopleWise™ website as identified in the first paragraph of this privacy policy. Our website, however, may include links to other websites which may be operated by other LexisNexis companies or by third parties. If you visit a website not listed above, we recommend that you review the online privacy policy of that website to determine how the operator of that website will handle personal information collected through that website.

For your convenience, for example, we may offer links to online tools which allow you to share content from our website with third parties, or other websites of your choosing, such as Share This, Facebook, or Twitter. Your use of such tools, sometimes called "widgets," is subject to the privacy policy applicable to the tool or widget that you use.


We may revise this Online Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes to this Online Privacy Policy, the date of the most recent revision will be indicated above so that you can determine whether there have been any material revisions since your last visit.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Online Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Privacy, Security and Compliance Organization
PO Box 933
Dayton, Ohio 45401
Telephone: 1-800-831-2578