Privacy Policy — Effective November 1, 2018

DiGiovanni Investigations (“DI”) is a full-service private investigative agency licensed in the state of California under license number PI20630. DI values your privacy and strives to provide you with a robustly secure user experience. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for DI relating to any information collected from users/visitors of this website (www.digiovanni-investigations.com) and applies exclusively to information collected by this website, what type of information is collected, how and when DI may use that information, how the information is protected and how to contact DI in regard to this privacy policy.

By using this website, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy and terms of use as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
DI is the sole owner of any information collected from this website. Only DI has access to information that you voluntarily provide via the Contact Form.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because DI values your privacy, DI will not distribute personal information you submit via the Contact Form to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
All services are intended for persons who are a minimum of 18 years of age — a comfortable distance from the “13 years old or older” concerns of the COPPA legislation. DI operates in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) in that DI does not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Information Collected (for Investigative Services)
Once retained for investigative services, DI collects what is known as “personally identifiable information” (“PII”) — to identify a subject by name, address, social security number and/or other identifying information, that both individuals and entities provide to DI only as permitted by law and necessary to perform Investigative Services.

All such transactions are strictly between DI and its clients, whose legitimate need for the information and permissible purpose has been assured for lawful purposes.

DI also collects information from our clients and others in the course of the Investigative Services provided, by conducting research using the Internet and other resources.

Use and Disclosure of Information
DI only uses the information collected for the purposes for which it is provided and to enhance our Investigative Services, as follows.

Performance of Investigative Services — DI uses information that has been provided to or by the client and/or DI has collected concerning entities and individuals. The collection process includes obtaining information from public or contracted (licensed) databases, court records, and other sources, as permitted by law.

DI retains vetted independent contractors or other third parties to obtain certain information for client-requested Investigative Services, all of whom are have certified to DI, that they will protect all PII and use it only for the purpose for which the information was collected.

Client Data -— DI collects information regarding clients, such as business contact information, and retains and uses such information in providing Investigative Services, or to periodically send informational or promotional e-mails concerning Investigative Services. DI does not sell the information to third parties.

Other Uses of Information — DI does not actively solicit PII. The Site option allows visitors to send inquiries and contact information. DI may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use any information in your message to respond to your inquiry. DI keeps all PII that you voluntarily provide as confidential.

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
DI is a United States company and has no foreign offices or operations outside of the United States. DI typically prepares its reports based on information available in the United States. If an investigation requires foreign information to be comprehensive, DI will attempt to obtain the information through domestic means and resources. In cases that do require out-of-country verification or assistance, DI will obtain the information directly from the verification source or, if applicable, by a member of vetted subcontractors. DI takes reasonable precautions to ensure that its handling of personal data on an international basis is safe and secure, which includes requiring its subcontractors who conduct international searches to agree that they will perform DI’s assignments in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and maintain adequate safeguards.

For Employers and Employees -Preparation and Processing of Consumer Reports and Investigative Consumer Reports
DI also provides Consumer Reports and Investigative Consumer Reports in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the “FCRA”) and related state and local laws. DI is considered a consumer reporting agency (“CRA”) in connection with these reports under the FCRA and an Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency (“ICRA”) in the state of California and has obligations under the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (the “ICRAA”), which is broader in scope than the federal FCRA. DI maintains policies and procedures designed to limit the purposes for, and circumstances under which, it furnishes such reports. DI requires that prospective users of the information identify themselves and certify the purposes for which the report is sought, and that the information will be used for no other purpose. DI makes reasonable efforts to verify the identity of a new prospective user and the uses certified by such prospective user prior to furnishing a consumer report. DI will not furnish a consumer report to any person if it has reasonable grounds for believing that the consumer report will not be used in accord for a purpose listed in FCRA (section 604).

DI follows reasonable procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy of the information regarding the subject (consumer) of the report. DI will conduct reinvestigation of any disputed information at the consumer’s request. Upon proper identification, DI will provide consumers’ requests to access information that has been collected about them. Any consumer may exercise his/her right to inspect any data about him/her, and to dispute any information pursuant to the FCRA and applicable state law.

If you wish to dispute information that DI provided in an Investigative Consumer Report or to obtain a copy of the report, please contact DI via telephone at 4243272091; in writing at 32664 Nantasket Dr. #30, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 or email at contact@digiovanni-investigations.com. In order for DI to release any information, “proper identification” is required. Proper identification includes documents such as a valid driver’s license, Social Security number, military identification card and credit cards.

Use of Data by Clients and Others
We cannot and do not assume any responsibility for the actions or omissions of third parties, such as clients, service providers or strategic partners, including the manner in which they use information received either from DI or from other independent sources.

Tracking Data
The site monitors visitor traffic patterns by logging tracking data, which is collected automatically from each site visitor. Tracking data may include information such as the IP address of the visitor’s computer, its browser type and operating system, the referring site and time of visit.

DI does not use “cookies” or other technologies on the Site to determine personally identifiable information.

Security and Disposal of Information
Any personal data transmitted to or from the DI website is protected by a secure socket layer (SSL) key which encrypts the transmitted data. The information collected is stored on a secure server network, protected by firewalls and other security measures.

In the event that DI destroys any documents containing PII during the course of its relevant Investigative Services, such destruction is accomplished in accordance with the approved document disposal rules formulated by the FTC. Any documents containing PII are deposited in secure containers for shredding and disposal by a vetted and bonded commercial shredding company.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may choose to opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by contacting us via phone or email as provided below.

By using this Site, you consent to the collection of information and use as described. DI reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Policy will mean you accept those changes.

To contact DI about privacy issues, to report a violation of the Policy or to raise any other issue, contact DI by telephone at 4243272091 or by email at contact@digiovanni-investigations.com.