CDTA Privacy Policy

As a consumer-reporting agency governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) among other applicable state and federal laws, CDTA is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients plus their prospective employees.

This Privacy Policy covers CDTA’s website, and CDTA’s practices for handling personal information provided to CDTA over the Internet by our customers CDTA's website. This Policy also covers personal information provided by CDTA's clients, and their job applicants and employees (as well as other individuals who have given their written authorization for CDTA's clients to conduct a background investigation on them), using CDTA's online background screening solution that is accessible only through an access-restricted portion of CDTA's web site. CDTA will collect, store, and use personally identifiable information only in compliance with applicable law, including the FCRA.

Information Collection

The types of personal information we may collect including by phone, web or other methods of communication, include the following (should you decide to provide such information to CDTA): (a) contact and identifying information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, employment history, any other personal information that you may voluntarily provide to us in an online form or through an e-mail or phone contact.

Access to certain CDTA web pages and online services is not available to the general public and requires a login code and password provided by CDTA. Those web pages, and the information downloadable to and from those pages, are made available only to clients of CDTA.

How We Use Personal Information

If you have provided your personal information over this website in connection with a background screen ordered by CDTA's client - CDTA may use your personal information to perform your background screen for that client. CDTA will not use your information to conduct a background screening investigation and create a report unless CDTA's client has provided a certification required by the FCRA and any other applicable law. In this certification, CDTA's client certifies to CDTA that it has a legally permissible purpose for ordering the background screen, and that it has, to the extent required by applicable law, obtained your informed consent to conduct the background screen.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

CDTA does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. CDTA will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your permission, except in connection with performing your background screen for CDTA's client or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

CDTA may disclose personal information as necessary or appropriate in connection with any of the purposes for which we use personal information as described above in "How We Use Personal Information".

When CDTA conducts a background screening investigation about you, CDTA may disclose information that you submit through this website or obtained by phone or other methods of communication to the CDTA client that ordered a background screening investigation on you. CDTA also may disclose your information to certain third parties as necessary to conduct the background investigation (such as educational institutions, prior employers, courts, law enforcement agencies and other persons or entities that may provide or verify information about you), as well as to a third-party representative or subcontractor authorized by CDTA to assist in the background screening investigation. These third party representatives and subcontractors include service providers that help host or support the web site or otherwise provide technical assistance, court researchers and other data and service vendors. CDTA transfers to these representatives and subcontractors only the personal information they need to deliver to CDTA (for the benefit of CDTA's client) the requested product or service. CDTA prohibits these third parties from using that information for any other purpose. CDTA requires that these parties maintain commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your information.

CDTA also may in good faith disclose personal information and any other additional information available to CDTA for any of the following purposes: (i) investigate, prevent or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of CDTA's terms of use; (ii) respond to or defend against subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (iii) establish or exercise CDTA's legal rights; or (iv) otherwise comply with applicable law.

CDTA may acquire other businesses, and other businesses may acquire CDTA. If that occurs, the information CDTA collects may be one of the assets examined or transferred as part of the transaction. CDTA will not permit another business to examine the information CDTA has collected without a confidentiality agreement and only to the extent permitted by law. CDTA will not transfer the information it has collected unless the recipient agrees to provide privacy protections equal to or exceeding those established by this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas

Personal information submitted to CDTA for a background screening investigation may at times be transferred outside of the United States in order to perform the background investigation. All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

CDTA's website does not presently use cookies but its vendors who provide information to our site may use the standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the web site.

A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your hard drive and used for record-keeping purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as the URL you came from, your computer's IP address (i.e., the Internet address of your computer) and domain type (e.g., .com or .org, etc.), your browser type, the country, state and telephone area code where your server is located, the pages of our site that were viewed during a visit, and any search terms that you entered on our site. This information is used for internal purposes only, and we do not link your URL or IP address to any personal information unless you have logged into our web site with a CDTA account login and password. In addition, CDTA’s web site does not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different Web sites when a consumer uses the CDTA web site.

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies, although it is possible that some areas of our web site will not function properly if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on CDTA's web site. CDTA’s web site does not currently recognize “do not track” signals transmitted by web browsers.


CDTA is committed to protecting the personal information that CDTA receives about consumers. While we cannot guarantee the security of that information, we utilize a combination of online and offline security technologies, procedures and organizational measures to help safeguard consumer information against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

We employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption when data is transmitted over the Internet to our web site. We have installed layered firewalls and other security technologies to help prevent unauthorized access to our systems. Strong password protection protocols are used on our computers, and employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy policies. The servers used to store consumer information are maintained in a secure environment with appropriate security measures.


CDTA's website may provide links to third-party web sites. Please be aware that those third-party web sites are outside of our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about how another site uses your information, consult that site's privacy statement.

Your Ability to Review or Modify Personal Information, or Unsubscribe.

CDTA strives to protect the quality and integrity of personal information. If you are a CDTA client with a registered account, you may review (and update) your account information by logging into your account. If you are an individual on whom a CDTA client has requested a background screening investigation, and have submitted personal information to CDTA at the request of such client for purposes of procuring a background report, then you can review your CDTA file in accordance with your file disclosure rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, California Civil Code Section 1786.22 and any other applicable state laws by contacting CDTA's Customer Service Department at 888-908-2382 or

Children Under Age 13

CDTA does not offer services to children under the age of 13. Only provides services to Employer as part of providing a background report incident to employment.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

CDTA may revise this policy from time to time. If there is a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy at this location. CDTA will not provide less privacy protection, without your consent, to information collected under a prior privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how CDTA is protecting information.