Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 24, 2020

Checkworks, Inc. (“Checkworks”) is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) carefully so that you understand how Checkworks collects, uses, and safeguards the information we collect from you through www.checkworks.com and its subpages (the “Website”).

Any changes to this Policy will be posted on this Website. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of changes to these terms means that you accept these changes. If you do not agree with this Policy, do not use our Website.

1.   Information Collection & Use

Information You Provide

When you are on our Website, we ask you for certain personal information when you:

  • Contact us. When you contact us via the fillable form on our website, we ask you for your name, email address, and telephone number. 
  • Our Blog. When you make a public posting on our blog, we ask you for your name and email address.
  • Make purchases. When you make a purchase through our website, we ask for your financial information, name, mailing address, email address, bank account number, and possibly credit card information.
  • Subscribe to our marketing emails. We ask for your first name and email address when you subscribe to our marketing emails.
  • Participate in online surveys.  When you participate in online surveys, we ask you to respond to questions concerning your experience using our website.

Checkworks uses the information collected about you to process, track, and fulfill your orders with us. We also use this information to communicate with you about products, services, future promotions, and respond to you in the event that you contact us through a fillable form or through comments posted on our blog.

For testimonials you may provide, we obtain your consent prior to posting your name along with your testimonial. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit through testimonials.

Information We Collect Automatically

In order to make your visit to our Website as productive as possible, we track activity on our website using certain internet technologies. When you visit or interact with our Website, we automatically collect and store:

  • Website Details. We collect information about your visits to our Website, including referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
  • Other Technical Data. We collect information about your computer and internet connection, including your internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), and operating system.
  • Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your Web browser on your computer's hard drive. A cookie may contain information (such as a unique user session ID) that is used to track the pages of the Websites you have visited. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to decline cookies. However, if you decline cookies you may not be able to use certain functionalities, such as placing an order or retrieving an order status. Our Website does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, in order to improve the functionality and design of the Website. We also use this information to keep track of your order when shopping on the Website.

2.   Information Sharing

Reasons for information sharing

Does Checkworks Share?

Can you limit this sharing?

For our everyday business purposes - including billing, processing transactions, & fulfilling orders; customer & marketing support services

Yes

No

For our marketing purposes - to offer products and services

Yes

Yes

For our affiliated companies to market to you

No

N/A

Checkworks does not share, rent or sell your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We share personal information we collect or you provide as described in this Policy:

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request or investigation.
  • In the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. In that case, you will be notified via email, and/or a prominent notice on the Website. 
  • To any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

3.   Data Security

Checkworks uses commercially reasonable technical, organizational, and administrative measures to secure your personal information. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat the security measures taken by us or our service providers.

4.   Data Retention

We retain your information for as long as needed to provide you products and services; as needed for the purposes outlined in this Policy at the time of collection; or as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

5.   Children

This Website is not intended for minors and we do not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on our Website, on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete the information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us using the information below.

6.   Third Party Websites

Checkworks  provides links to third party websites or applications that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with us on platforms that we do not control. Checkworks also provides links to third party websites in order to direct you towards information on topics that may be interesting or useful to you. These third party websites or applications may collect or share information about you, but this Policy does not apply to the practices of those websites and applications. We encourage you to review the privacy policies on the websites and applications with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared when you leave our Website.

7.   California Residents

The below chart reflects the categories of personal information we have collected from California residents both online and offline during the past twelve months, the categories of sources from which the information was collected, the business or commercial purpose for which the information was collected, and the categories of third parties with whom we shared that information.

Categories of Personal Information Collected

Categories of Sources of Collection

Business/Commercial Purpose for Collection

Categories of Third Parties Receiving Personal Information

A) Identifiers such as real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, internet protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.

You;
Third party sources;
Our website;
Publicly available information.

Provide products and services to you;
Respond to questions;
Provide you with information about our services;
Enhance customer experience;
Detect security incidents and protect against fraud or illegal activity;
Conduct hiring and/or other human resources activities;
For research, analysis, and product development;
To evaluate or process a commercial transaction;

As required by applicable law or government regulation.

Affiliates;
Service providers;
Business partners.

B) Personal information categories listed in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80 such as  name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.

You;
Third party sources;
Our website;
Publicly available information.

Provide products and services to you;
Respond to questions;
Provide you with information about our services;
Enhance customer experience;
Detect security incidents and protect against fraud or illegal activity;
Conduct hiring and/or other human resources activities;
To evaluate or process a commercial transaction;

As required by applicable law or government regulation.

Affiliates;
Service providers;
Business partners.

C) Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law such as age, race, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, medical conditions (including pregnancy or childbirth, physical or mental disability or related medical conditions), parental status, veteran or military status.

You;
Third party sources;
Our website;
Publicly available information.

Conduct hiring and/or other human resources activities.

 

Affiliates;
Service providers.

D) Commercial information such as records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

We do not collect.

N/A

N/A

E) Biometric information

We do not collect.

N/A

N/A

F) Internet or other similar network activity such as browsing history, search history, information on interactions with an internet website, application, or advertisement.

You;
Third party sources;
Our website.

Provide services to you;
Enhance customer experience;

Detect security incidents and protect against fraud or illegal activity.

Service providers.

G) Geolocation data such as physical location or movements

We do not collect.

N/A

N/A

H) Sensory data such as audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.

We do not collect.

N/A

N/A

I) Professional or employment-related information such as current and prior employment, performance evaluations, and results of background checks

You;
Third party sources;
Publicly available information.

Conduct hiring and/or other human resources activities.

Affiliates;
Service providers.

J) Non-public education information as defined in 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99 such as education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.

We do not collect.

N/A

N/A

K) Inferences drawn from other Personal Information to create a profile reflecting your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitude, intelligence, ability, aptitude, and any other inferences drawn from your personal information.

We do not collect.

N/A

N/A

In the past twelve months we have disclosed personal information to third parties for business or commercial purposes. The categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for business or commercial purposes include categories: A, B, C, F, and I.

We do not sell personal information.

Right to Know

California residents have the right to request that we disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collected, used, and disclosed during the past twelve months, the categories of sources from which their personal information was collected, our business or commercial purposes for collecting their personal information, and the categories of third parties with whom we shared their personal information.

Right to Delete

California residents have the right to request deletion of the personal information we have collected from them.

Request Submission

You or your authorized agent can submit a request here or by calling 1-866-870-5918. You will need to provide us with personal information for us to match with information we have on file in order to verify your identity and residency. The personal information that we use to verify your identity and residency will not be used for any other purpose. We do not discriminate against California residents who exercise their CCPA privacy rights.

8.   Your Choices

Checkworks is committed to ensuring that the information we obtain and use is accurate. Please use the contact information below to ask questions about, update, or correct your personal information. If you no longer wish to receive special offers or promotional communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication.

9.   Contacting Checkworks

For inquiries, please use the information below:

Checkworks, Inc.
P.O. Box 12245
Birmingham, AL 35202
Phone: 1-866-870-5918
E-mail: help@checkworks.com