Effective Date: October 29, 2013

This privacy policy applies when you are obtaining information about Equifax Workforce Solutions through the US EquifaxWorkforce.com, TALX.com, TheWorkNumber.com, I9eXpress.com, newI9.com, W2express.com, T4eXpress.com, UCM.talx.com and PaperlessPay.com Web sites and related sub domains, and when you use products provided by Equifax Workforce Solutions.

This policy covers the following topics:

Special note for parents: Equifax web sites are general audience sites and are not designed or intended to attract children younger than 13. We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is younger than 13.

If you have questions or comments about Equifax's privacy policy, please e-mail us at privacy@Equifax.com or write to Chief Privacy Officer, Equifax Inc., 1550 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.


We collect personal and non-personal information on our web site to customize the content you see, fulfill your requests for information, deliver our products and services, improve our products and services, and contact you.

There are aspects of our site that can be enjoyed as a visitor, but you need to register in order to take advantage of some functionality on the site, such as receiving RSS feeds or e-mail alerts or to access products and services provided through our sites.

Information We Collect From You

Registration: We receive information from you when you register in order to receive alerts, news feeds, or product information or if you register to receive a product or service that we deliver through our Web site. We also receive information from you when you register in order to participate in online events like webcasts or to receive special offers.

Purchasing a Product or Using a Web-based Service We Provide: We collect information about you when you use any Web-based service offered through our Web site. The information may include your name, address and credit card information, information about your company and credit card information when you are purchasing products for your business. We may collect your Social Security Number and other personally identifiable information in order to ensure that you establish a unique account with us, to help safeguard access to your unique account, and to allow you to securely reset your password when necessary.

Log information: When you visit our sites, our servers automatically collect log information. This information may include the Web page from which you came to our site, your Web page request, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, your registration data, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. When you purchase a Product or use a Web-based service on our Web site, we may also log the specific path, actions, and navigation choices you make.

Contacting Equifax Workforce Solutions: We receive information from you online when you send us e-mail, or complete applications or other forms.

Cookies: We use session cookies on the pages that may contain information about you and your activity on our site. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. We also use persistent cookies that help us tailor your experience on repeat visits, such as remembering your employer identifier or the number of times you may see an information banner. Our web site optimization and marketing partner, Adobe Omniture, may also place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser, sometimes called a "third-party cookie."

Web beacons: We and our site optimization and marketing partner use web beacons, sometimes called single-pixel GIFs, that momentarily direct your browser to a server other than Equifax in a way that may not be apparent to you. Web beacons are used to count users who visited specific pages and determine which emails were opened and/or acted upon when we send HTML-formatted email messages. We may link your identifying information to web beacons.

Information We Collect From Others

We may also collect information about you from third parties that operate portions of our web site on our behalf, from your employer, or from those who use our verification and other services. When we associate information that we obtain from third parties with personal information that we have collected under this policy, we will treat the acquired information like the information that we collected ourselves. We will not share information we obtain from third parties in personally identifiable form except as necessary to deliver our service. For example, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to a verifier as part of our verification service. We may also share aggregated, non-personal information as described in this policy, including information we obtained from third parties, in a form that will not allow you to be identified.

How We Use The Information We Collect

We use the information we collect about you to administer our web site, to improve the user experience on our web site, and to offer products or services that might be of interest to you. For example, session cookies are used in order to gather aggregated statistical data about the use of our web site and to help us improve navigation of our web site.

We link IP addresses to personally identifiable information in order to ensure the security of our service for all users. In these cases, the IP address and personally identifiable information become part of an audit trail that we may use to identify the source of a specific transaction.

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We take reasonable precautions to be sure that nonaffiliated third parties and affiliates, to whom we disclose your personally identifiable information are aware of our privacy policy and will treat the information in a similarly responsible manner. Our contracts and written agreements with nonaffiliated third parties that receive information from us about you prohibit those parties from transferring the information other than to provide the service that you obtain from us..

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties except to provide you with information or service you request, deliver our products or services that include your personal information, or under certain circumstances as described in this policy.

Disclosure for legal reasons: We may release personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, a threat to our system or network, or cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, or illegal conduct.

Agents and contractors: Our contractors sometimes have access to your personal information in the course of assisting in operating our business and providing products or services to you. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content for the operation and maintenance of our site. Some of these relationships may be with companies that co-brand portions of their site and services, or that provide services to you on our behalf. Co-branded sites may have their own privacy policies posted on their sites. If you visit a co-branded site, please read the privacy policy that is posted on that site. Access to your personal information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function. Contractors have an obligation under their contracts with us to keep your information confidential and to comply with our privacy and security policies.

Links to other sites: We may provide links to other sites that might be of interest to you. When you click on one of those links, we will not provide any personal information about you, but will let the site know that you came from Equifax. We do not control the privacy practices and policies of other sites. Please read their privacy policies in order to understand what information they collect about you and how they use it.

Aggregated, non-personal information: We may share aggregated non-personal information about you with third parties. This is information that is combined with the non-personal information of other users and does not allow you to be identified or contacted. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this aggregated information. We also may not limit the third parties' use of the aggregated information.

Changes in our corporate structure: If all or part of our company is sold, merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, the personal information you have provided to us may be transferred as part of that transaction. We will take steps to ensure that, without your consent, any personal information that is transferred will not be used or shared in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Policy under which it was collected.

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In some cases, you may decline to provide personal information to us and/or refuse cookies in your browser, although some features or services may not be available to you or may not function properly as a result.

Disabling Cookies: Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies or to accept cookies only from our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, you may not be able to log in or use certain functions and conveniences of our site.

Do Not Track signal: We treat the data of everyone who comes to our site in accordance with this privacy policy, whatever their Do Not Track setting. We do not collect information about your online activities across third-party Web sites or online services, and we do not permit others to do so through our web site. Your choices and how you can exercise them are described in this section of our privacy policy.

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We are committed to protecting the security of your information through procedures and technology designed for this purpose by taking these steps:

What you can do to help keep your information secure

You also have a role in protecting the security of information about you.

Choose your passwords carefully: Always create a password that's easy for you to remember but difficult for someone else to figure out.

Log out and close your browser: When you finish your online session, close your browser to erase any information it may have temporarily stored on your computer.

Install antivirus software and spyware protection: Viruses are dangerous. They can slip into your system without your knowledge. Some viruses such as Trojan Horses can capture the contents of your system, including your passwords. Installing up-to-date antivirus software and running it will help thwart these and other unwanted programs.

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We may change our privacy policy in the future, but we will not change our practices until they have been posted at this web site. If changes occur, we will also show the date of revision. By using our web sites to which this privacy policy applies you agree that we may notify you of changes in our privacy policy through this web site.

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