*Protecting Vulnerable Adults (PVA) relies on Abuse Prevention Systems for industry-leading Background Checks.

As a consumer reporting agency governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘FCRA’) and other applicable state and federal law, Abuse Prevention Systems (APS) is committed to protecting your right to privacy. 

This privacy policy covers our practices, policies, and security measures regarding the receipt, storage, and use of Personally Identifiable Information for background screening purposes, as well as the receipt of certain information through the Abuse Prevention Systems Website (‘Website’) for background screening purposes.

All information collected by Abuse Prevention Systems will be collected, stored, and used in compliance with applicable law, including the FCRA.


Personally Identifiable Information Collected

Abuse Prevention Systems will collect Personally Identifiable Information about you if you voluntarily choose to provide such information to APS and/or in connection with a Background Check authorized by you. Personally Identifiable Information that APS may collect through our Website or otherwise may include, but is not limited to: your name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, birthplace, driver’s license number, social security number, employer, employment details, and information regarding prior criminal proceedings, civil proceedings or credit-related activities.


Use of Personally Identifiable Information

Abuse Prevention Systems will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party, except in accordance with applicable state or federal law.

Typically, Abuse Prevention Systems will disclose Personally Identifiable Information regarding the subject of a Background Check to a third-party in the following circumstances only:

  • To an employer or prospective employer which has been authorized in writing by the consumer to receive information about the consumer for employment purposes;
  • To a volunteer organization authorized in writing by the consumer to receive information about the consumer for purposes of determining whether the consumer will be eligible for certain volunteer opportunities;
  • As otherwise required by law.

End-users (e.g., employers and prospective employers) may obtain information from Abuse Prevention Systems only after the end-user/employer has certified a legally permissible purpose for receiving such information.

When Abuse Prevention Systems transfers Personally Identifiable Information to a representative or third-party subcontractor assisting with a Background Check, APS provides only the information required to assist with the Background Check. APS prohibits third-party representatives and subcontractors from using consumer information for any purpose other than assisting APS with the Background Check. As well, APS contractually requires third-party representatives and subcontractors to maintain commercially-reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of any consumer information received.

If Abuse Prevention Systems or its assets are acquired by another company, that company will assume responsibility for the Personally Identifiable Information collected by APS, and will assume the rights and obligations regarding the collection and use of such information, as described in this Privacy Policy. Abuse Prevention Systems will not permit another entity in such a circumstance to review or examine the information APS has collected without a confidentiality agreement in place, and only to the extent allowed by law.

Abuse Prevention Systems does not resell any data provided to us for marketing purposes under any circumstances.


How To Access, Correct, And Change Personally Identifiable Information

Abuse Prevention Systems strives to maintain the accuracy and integrity of all information collected through the Website or otherwise. You may access and update certain personal information held by APS by calling toll free at 833-737-7233 or visiting our website at

If you are an individual about whom an end-user has requested background screening, and/or you have submitted Personally Identifiable Information to APS for purposes of a background screening investigation, you may review your file in accordance with file disclosure rights under the FCRA, California Civil Code Section 1786.22, or any other applicable law, by contacting us toll–free at 833-737-7233, or in another legally authorized manner.

To protect consumer privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify an individual’s identity before granting access to Personally Identifiable Information or allowing corrections to such data. 


Personal Information Disclosure: United States Or Overseas

Generally, APS does not transfer information to third parties outside of the United States or its territories. Such transfers may occur only if necessary to complete an international Background Check (e.g., conducting an international criminal check or verifying educational or employment records outside of the U.S.).


Security Of Your Information

Abuse Prevention Systems abides by all applicable state and federal law pertaining to the security of data supplied to us. APS uses industry standard physical, technical, and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. For example, APS has established mechanisms to help maintain a secure network, encrypted back-up data, and established limits on employee access to information.

When data is destroyed or disposed of, APS follows all applicable legal requirements and regulations, using reasonable measures to ensure that all such records and data are destroyed and unrecoverable. 


Disputes Regarding Information Reported About You

Abuse Prevention Systems has procedures in place designed to ensure that the information it reports about individuals is accurate and up-to-date. However, if you believe that APS has inaccurately reported information about you, please notify us immediately to initiate a dispute. We welcome the opportunity to reinvestigate any possible errors or discrepancies. To initiate the dispute process or learn more about it, you may contact us by phone (833-737-7233), mail (6001 River Oaks Blvd #400, Fort Worth, Texas 76114), or visit our website at


Links To Other Websites

The APS Website may contain various links to third-party websites. These sites may provide additional information, goods, services and/or promotions. These sites are owned and operated independently of APS and have separate privacy and data collection practices. Any information you provide to these websites or third parties will be governed under the terms of their privacy policy, if any. APS has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the independent actions or policies of these independent entities or sites and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites. 


No Information From Children Under Age 13 

If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to conduct business with us or provide any personal information. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please call us toll free at 833-737-7233.


Changes To Our Privacy Policy

The APS Privacy Policy may change from time to time. APS will post any privacy policy changes on this page along with the date of the most recent revision, and will archive prior versions of this Privacy Policy for your review.


Contact Information Regarding Privacy Policy

To obtain additional information regarding our Privacy Policy, or to obtain additional information regarding policies in the event of a compromise of your information, please contact:
Abuse Prevention Systems
Director of Compliance
6001 River Oaks Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76114
[email protected]


Additional Information

If you have questions or concerns or wish to opt-out of any email list, please contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 833-737-7233
Mailing Address: 6001 River Oaks Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76114



Privacy Policy Last Updated: 1.9.24