Background Check for Volunteers
DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
Grace Place Ministry, Inc. may obtain information about you from a consumer reporting agency to determine whether you will be permitted to take part in certain volunteer opportunities. Thus, you may be the subject of a “consumer report” and/or an “investigative consumer report” which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as your neighbors, friends or associates. These reports may contain information regarding your criminal history, credit history, motor vehicle records (“driving records”), verification of your education or employment history or other background checks. You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of this notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report. Please be advised that the nature and scope of the most common form of investigative consumer report obtained with regard to volunteers is an investigation into your education and/or employment history conducted by SecureSearch, 558 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock, Colorado 80108, (866) 891-1954, https://www.securesearchpro.com/, or another outside organization. You should carefully consider whether to exercise your right to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AUTHORIZATION
I acknowledge receipt of the DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION and A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT and certify that I have read and understand both of those documents. I hereby authorize the obtaining of “consumer reports” and/or “investigative consumer reports” by the Company at any time after receipt of this authorization and throughout the time in which I am volunteering, if applicable. To this end, I hereby authorize, without reservation, any law enforcement agency, administrator, state or federal agency, institution, school or university (public or private), information service bureau, employer, insurance company or other party to furnish any and all background information requested by SecureSearch, 558 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock, Colorado 80108, (866) 891-1954, https://www.securesearchpro.com/, another outside organization acting on behalf of Grace Place Ministry, Inc., and/or Grace Place Ministry, Inc. itself. I agree that a facsimile (“fax”) or electronic or photographic copy of this Authorization shall be as valid as the original.
NOTICE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA LAW
Grace Place Ministry, Inc. intends to obtain information about you from an investigative consumer reporting agency and/or a consumer credit reporting agency determine whether you will be permitted to take part in certain volunteer opportunities. Thus, you can expect to be the subject of "investigative consumer reports" and "consumer credit reports" obtained for employment purposes. Such reports may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. With respect to any investigative consumer report from an investigative consumer reporting agency ("ICRA"), the Company may investigate the information contained in your volunteer application and other background information about you, including but not limited to, obtaining a criminal record report, and verifying your references, work history, your educational achievements, licensure and certifications, obtaining your driving record, obtaining other information about you, and interviewing people who are knowledgeable about you. The results of this report may be used as a factor in making a decision as to whether you will be permitted to participate in certain volunteer opportunities. The source of any investigative consumer report (as that term is defined under California law) will be SecureSearch, 558 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock, Colorado 80108, (866) 891-1954, https://www.securesearchpro.com/. The source of any credit report will be SecureSearch, 558 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock, Colorado 80108, (866) 891-1954, https://www.securesearchpro.com/. Information regarding SecureSearch’s privacy practices (including information about whether any consumer personal information will be sent outside the U.S. or its territories) may be found at https://www.securesearchpro.com/home/privacy-information
The Company agrees to provide you with a copy of an investigative consumer report when required to do so under California law.
Under California Civil Code section 1786.22, you are entitled to find out from an ICRA what is in the ICRA’s file on you with proper identification, as follows:
- In person, by visual inspection of your file during normal business hours and upon reasonable notice. You also may request a copy of the information in person. The ICRA may not charge you more than the actual copying costs for providing you with a copy of your file.
- A summary of all information contained in the ICRA’s file on you which is required to be provided by the California Civil Code and will be provided to you via telephone, if you have made a written request with proper identification for telephone disclosure and the toll charge, if any, for the telephone call is prepaid by or charged directly to you.
- By requesting a copy be sent to a specified addressee by certified mail. ICRAs complying with requests for certified mailings shall not be liable for disclosures to third parties caused by mishandling of mail after such mailings leave the ICRAs.
"Proper Identification" includes documents such as a valid driver’s license, social security account number, military identification card, and credit cards. Only if you cannot identify yourself with such information may the ICRA require additional information concerning your employment and personal or family history in order to verify your identity.
The ICRA will provide trained personnel to explain any information furnished to you and will provide a written explanation of any coded information contained in files maintained on you. This written explanation will be provided whenever a file is provided to you for visual inspection.
You may be accompanied by one other person of your choosing, who must furnish reasonable identification. An ICRA may require you to furnish a written statement granting permission to the ICRA to discuss your file in such person’s presence.