With the heightened publicity of information security failures, businesses are becoming less tolerant with the lack of rigor background
checking companies are putting towards their information security. As this tolerance drops, MeSH stands out as an exemplary vendor.
Social Security Number Only Used As Needed:
Our clients have told us their old background screening vendor asked for a "subject profile" up front when placing an order so that they could use the individual's social security number as the unique
identifier to track an individual. That approach introduces significant risk and privacy issues as
the SSN is then shared well beyond where it is needed. In contrast, MeSH uses its own unique identifier and so you will notice we
only ask for social security number when needed to fulfill a search. You might also notice that we don't ask for
Drivers License number as that also should only be asked for if needed to fulfill a search. For more information on the
importance of limiting the use of social security number, please see the
Social Security Administration
MeSH Employee Data Access Restrictions:
MeSH restricts the access our employees have to your information. This powerful technology design means that
when we provide access to our employee to fulfill a service, the data in front of them is restricted to just that needed for that particular service. So for example, if one of our employees is calling someone for a Professional Reference, this employee would not see the person's SSN, DoB or driver's license number even though this data might be in our system.
Account Access Controls:
MeSH provides our users with the ability to change their password online. In addition, this password is not accessible
by any MeSH employee as it is encrypted without even our technology staff having cabability to unencrypt it (although we can reset it for you).
In addition, through the "Manage Users" section of our website, if you are an authorized representative, you can see, add, and
control who has access to your account.
Data Encryption (Transit and In-storage):
When you login to MeSH, the information you type in, and send to MeSH is protected by 128-bit SSL (Secured Socket Layer)
encryption. Although SSL encryptions has become a standard, MeSH has taken this a substantial step further by also encrypting
the confidential data in the database itself. This provides a solid added security layer to protect your information. Read More...
Information Retention and Destruction:
MeSH shreds any hardcopies of confidential information and does not keep hardcopy files of such information. The electronic results
of the background checks are kept for seven years; except for data to which other laws or agreements apply.
Uses of Information:
MeSH will not resell or share with a third party other than necessary to fulfill your request.
MeSH has a licensed private detective with over 25 years in law
enforcement on staff. If we detect any breaches that could affect your account, we will notify you immediately of the breech
and the steps we are taking to address the issue. If you have any concerns, or become aware of any potential security breaches,
we request you contact us immediately at: 888-988-MeSH or Security@Go2MeSH.com.