PLEASE READ THE REFERENCES-ETC PRIVACY STATEMENT AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM. THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE PLACING A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. These Terms of Service apply to the access and use of the REFERENCES-ETC. Web Site. Products that are ordered through the Web site are subject to the agreements and terms of service as described herein.

This User Agreement ("Agreement") is a contract between you and References-Etc. and applies to your use of our service and purchase of any related products or services available through www.references-etc.com. Before you may purchase these products, you must read, agree with, and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, which include those terms and conditions expressly set out below and those incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, please do not use or access our Services.

Warranty

Confidentiality

Disclaimer

Intellectual Property Rights

Compliance With State and Federal Laws

Refund policy

Certification of Identity

Applicable Law

Link Policy

Arbitration

Electronic Communication Policy

Entire Agreement

Privacy Policy



Warranty

REFERENCES-ETC. does not warrant the completeness or accuracy of any of the data and/or products ("information") ordered through this web site. REFERENCES-ETC. will make every reasonable effort, as required by law and common business practices, to locate the requested information and will make reasonable efforts to check the accuracy of any information provided. Since REFERENCES-ETC does not prepare the underlying records it retrieves, it cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the results obtained. The information is provided, only as permitted by law, and is "as is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. The length of a driving history varies from state to state, click here for more info.

REFERENCES-ETC. understands the necessity for timeliness and strives to return all records within the stated turnaround times. However, turnaround times are subject to delays and/or communication/processing problems by third parties out of the control of REFERENCES-ETC. REFERENCES-ETC., therefore, makes no promises, warranties or guarantees of any kind other than those stated herein.

Disclaimer

REFERENCES-ETC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM REFERENCES-ETC.COM ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. REFERENCES-ETC.COM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

In no event will REFERENCES-ETC. or its affiliates be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of or reliance upon the information found at this web site, or on any other linked web site. You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any materials shall be at your own sole risk. By the use of the REFERENCES-ETC. website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless REFERENCES-ETC. and any agents, investors or employees from any actions, causes of actions, claims or damages whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from any investigations, use of any information or products from which you have requested from REFERENCES-ETC. or any third-party companies.

REFERENCES-ETC. does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, linked to, downloaded or accessed from any of the third-party services contained on this web site nor the quality of any products, information or other materials displayed, purchased through or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement, add or any other information or offer seen on this website and not related to the services provided by REFERENCES-ETC. REFERENCES-ETC. reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without any obligation to make improvements to or correct any error or omissions in any portion of this web site and or it's services or products.

REFERENCES-ETC. makes no representations, warranties or endorsements with respect to any web site, which may be accessed, from this Web Site. When you access a non-REFERENCES-ETC. web site, please understand that REFERENCES-ETC. has no control over the content or information at that site. It is your responsibility to protect your system from such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

You, also agree that you are at over thirteen years old.

Compliance With State and Federal Laws

In some cases, you are an "end user" of credit data and agree to use such data for permissible purposes. By accepting these terms of service you certify the purpose for which each credit report is requested at the time of the inquiry. Further, each request for employment purposes will be so designated at the time of the request. In each case, a separate service agreement must be completed for certifications of compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). You will neither resell nor distribute credit data obtained from REFERENCES-ETC. to any third party. You are aware that to do so would violate REFERENCES-ETC. company policy and certain provisions of state and federal law. You further agree to only use consumer credit data for a one-time use. Pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) a fine and/or imprisonment of not more than two years or both may result from requesting a consumer credit report under false pretenses. You may also be subject under individual state laws to a $2,500 fine for each violation.

You understand that information provided will be maintained in a secure file, be held strictly confidential and not sold or supplied to any third parties or affiliates outside of the scope of your request. You shall receive and maintain all credit data in strict confidence and will not reveal its contents to the consumer unless compelled to by law. If you take any adverse action with respect to any consumer that is based in whole or in part on any information contained in the report provided by REFERENCES-ETC., you shall provide oral, written, or electronic notice of the adverse action to the consumer as required by the FCRA §615

REFERENCES-ETC. shall, upon request by the consumer, and subject to §.610(a)(1), clearly and accurately disclose to the consumer all information on file, the sources of that information, all report recipients and other information as required by FCRA §609. REFERENCES-ETC. requires, as a condition of making the disclosures required under section 609, that the consumer furnish proper identification.

When providing consumer reports for resale, REFERENCES-ETC. shall (A) establish and comply with reasonable procedures designed to ensure that the report (or information) resold is used only for a purpose for which the report may be furnished under section 604, including by requiring that each person to which the report (or information) is resold and that resells or provides the report (or information) to any other person (i) identifies each end user of the resold report (or information); (ii) certifies each purpose for which the report (or information) will be used; and (iii) certifies that the report (or information) will be used for no other purpose; and (B) before reselling the report, make reasonable efforts to verify the identifications and certifications made under subparagraph (A). §607(e)(2)(a-b)

You may not procure a consumer report, or cause a consumer report to be procured, for employment purposes with respect to any consumer, unless (i) a clear and conspicuous disclosure has been made in writing to the consumer at any time before the report is procured or caused to be procured, in a document that consists solely of the disclosure, that a consumer report may be obtained for employment purposes; and (ii) the consumer has authorized in writing (which authorization may be made on the document referred to in clause (i)) the procurement of the report by that person. FCRA §604(a),(b). Further, you certifiy that you have complied with the disclosure requirements of the FRCA with respect to the consumer report, as well as to any adverse action taken as a result of the report; and that information from the consumer report will not be used in violation of any applicable Federal or State equal employment opportunity law or regulation and other applicable provisions of the FCRA.

Before you can get a consumer report for employment purposes, you must notify the individual in writing in a document consisting solely of this notice that a report may be used. You also must get the person's written authorization before you order a report from REFERENCES-ETC.. (Special procedures apply to the trucking industry.)

Certification of Identity

You agree (a) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our order or registration form, and (b) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If REFERENCES-ETC. has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account or to refuse to process your order. Our use of any personally identifying information you provide to us as part of the order process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy incorporated herein by reference.

Link Policy

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a hypertext link to this Web Site found at http://www.references-etc.com/; provided such link does not portray REFERENCES-ETC. and/or its affiliates or any of their respective products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time.

Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and REFERENCES-ETC., in order to link to one or more of REFERENCES-ETC.’s Web Site(s) you must adhere to REFERENCES-ETC.'s linking statement as follows: (i) any link to REFERENCES-ETC.'s Web Site must be a text only link clearly marked "REFERENCES-ETC. Web Site," (ii) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with REFERENCES-ETC.'s names or trademarks, (iii) the link must "point" to the URL http://www.references-etc.com/ and not to other pages within REFERENCES-ETC. Web Site, (iv) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with REFERENCES-ETC., Inc., (v) when selected by a user, the link must display REFERENCES-ETC. Web Site on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking web site, and (vi) REFERENCES-ETC. reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

The REFERENCES-ETC. website contains links to web sites operated by other parties. These linked web sites are not under the control of REFERENCES-ETC., and REFERENCES-ETC. is not responsible for the content available on any other Internet sites so linked. Unless otherwise stated, such links do not imply REFERENCES-ETC.'s endorsement of material on any other web site. Access to any other Internet sites linked as herein described is at the users own risk.

Electronic Communication Policy

REFERENCES-ETC, as an online business, transacts with its customers electronically. AS SUCH, YOU AGREE THAT WHEN YOU PROVIDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ONLINE PURCHASE THROUGH REFERENCES-ETC. YOUR NAME CONSTITUTES AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN YOU PURCHASE ANY REFERENCES-ETC PRODUCT ONLINE, YOU CONSENT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONICALLY FROM REFERENCES-ETC ANY PRIVACY OR OTHER NOTICES, AGREEMENTS, DISCLOSURES, REPORTS, DOCUMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, OR OTHER RECORDS. You understand that REFERENCES-ETC can send you electronic communications in either or both of the following ways: (1) to the e-mail address that you provided to REFERENCES-ETC during registration or (2) REFERENCES-ETC may post certain Notices on a welcoming screen.

Confidentiality

REFERENCES-ETC. is strongly committed to protecting your privacy. We do not disclose who hired us, or release information about you except what is necessary to conduct your investigation. Additionally, when obtaining or reporting financial information REFERENCES-ETC. will only retrieve records for those individuals who are deemed to have permissible purposes. All requests for information must meet the permissible purpose guidelines as governed by applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations. All of our correspondence with third-party providers includes our D.B.A. name, address, and fax and phone number.

Comments, suggestions or materials sent or transmitted to REFERENCES-ETC. (collectively "Feedback"), shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Subject to the conditions described on the privacy page of this Web Site, REFERENCES-ETC. shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Feedback and shall be free to use and distribute the Feedback to others without limitation, including, but not limited to developing and marketing products incorporating such Feedback.

Intellectual Property Rights

This Web Site may contain valuable trademarks, service marks, names, titles, logos, images, designs, copyrights and other proprietary materials owned, registered and used by REFERENCES-ETC.. Other products and company names mentioned in the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or any other proprietary right of REFERENCES-ETC. or any third party.

Refund policy

At REFERENCES-ETC. we want you, our client, to get exactly what you pay for. With this in mind, we strongly recommend that you choose the appropriate level of service and double check the accuracy of the information that you submit to us. Incorrect information will result in delays and additional charges. Since REFERENCES-ETC. must pay for each search initiated regardless of the results obtained, we will not issue refunds or credits resulting from inaccurate information submitted by you. In addition, References-Etc cannot guarantee the acceptance of our reports. While many companies/agencies/institutions accept our records for various reasons, some do not. This is due to a difference in regulations and requirements. Please check with the entity in which you plan to provide this report, to ensure its acceptance.

IMPORTANT: Submitted orders are immediately processed for payment and forwarded to our independent researchers in the appropriate jurisdiction. No cancellations, refunds or credits will be issued once the order has been placed. If you are required to provide a signed release, please forward your release immediately to avoid any delays. DMV abstracts are electronic records. If you need a certified copy please contact your local DMV.

TURNAROUND TIMES: State DMV Driving Record abstracts are returned within 5 - 45 minutes, during normal business hours (9-5 EST M-F), except HI, AK, and PA. HI and AK are returned in 4 -5 hours. The turnaround time for PA is 2 weeks after we receive a signed state release which is required for all Pennsylvania driving record orders. If your order requires a release form, your turnaround time starts after we receive the release, during normal business hours. Turnaround times are based on experience and subject to change without notice or warning.

Applicable Law

The laws of the State of Maine will govern this Agreement, without reference to conflicts of law principles. The parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive any venue objections against, the state and federal courts in the County of Oxford of the State of Maine.

Arbitration

Any claim or controversy arising out of or related to these Terms and Conditions or any REFERENCES-ETC. Product shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association and as specifically set forth in the BBBOnLine® Privacy Program Dispute Resolution Process. Any such claim or controversy shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated with a claim of any other party. The foregoing shall not preclude REFERENCES-ETC. from seeking any injunctive relief in State or Federal courts for protection of REFERENCES-ETC. intellectual property rights.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions, as modified from time to time as described above, and including the policies incorporated by reference, sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and REFERENCES-ETC. with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision or provisions hereof shall be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be in any way affected or impaired thereby. REFERENCES-ETC. shall not be liable for any delay or failure in performance under this Agreement or interruption of service resulting from acts of God, civil or military authority, war, labor disputes, materials provided by third parties, or any cause beyond the reasonable control of REFERENCES-ETC..

The REFERENCES-ETC. Online Privacy Policy is also posted.

 

last updated 8/16/13
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