Privacy & Security
Last Revised: Ocotber 4, 2019
Privacy & Security Statement
What is "Personal Information?"
As used herein, the term "personal information" generally means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as user's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card or other account number) or that is associated with an identifiable person (such as demographic information or information about a person's activities when such information is linked to personally identifying information). Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect and analyze about the User Content posted to the Site and use of the Site or categories of Site users, from which any personal information has been removed. For example, information that forty-seven percent of the Site's registered users identify themselves as male is aggregate information as is information that 50% of those registering on the site register for law enforcement testing. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including helping us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new functions, applications, products and services, and tailor existing products and services to user desires. This Policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
What personal information do we collect?
No personally identifying information is obtained from a casual user of the Public Safety Testing Web Site. No personally identifying information is obtained unless you explicitly provide the same. In order to register for Services offered by Public Safety Testing, Clients will be asked to enter first and last name, home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town, e-mail address, telephone numbers, last four of your social security number, date of birth, driver’s license number, education and employment history and other typical employment application information. You will also be asked for credit card information, though you will have the option of sending a check or money order.
What other information do we collect?
When you visit our Site, some information is also automatically collected through the use of log files, such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site and your activity on the Site. We use this information for purposes such as analyzing trends, administering the Site, improving customer service, diagnosing problems with our servers, tracking user movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if your browser is set not to accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, you will not be able to sign in to your Public Safety Testing account and will not be able to access certain Site features or Services. We may also use third parties to provide certain services, such as collecting, tracking and analyzing non-personally identifiable usage and statistical information from users, such as the user's browser type, operating system, browsing behavior and demographic information. These third parties may collect personal information from you in connection with the Services they provide and may place cookies, web beacons or other devices on your computer to collect non-personal information which may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site and the other sites tracked by these third parties. We are not responsible for, and do not control, any actions or policies of any third-party service providers.
Usage and disclosure
What steps do we take to protect your information online?
Public Safety Testing endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect through this Site. Additionally, your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe your password has been misused. You should also note that email is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured email. We use technology that is designed for use with secure web servers. Such information resides in a database behind a firewall where it cannot be accessed without proper authorization. Secure Socket Layer technology encrypts your personal information as it is transmitted over the Internet. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
What choices do you have regarding the use of your information?
We will not use your personal information to send you news and product and service updates, unless you "opt-in" to receiving such types of emails by so indicating at the time of account creation or by changing your account settings on the email and notifications page of your account pages of the website. In addition, you may "opt-out" of receiving marketing or promotional email from Public Safety Testing by following the unsubscribe instructions or using the unsubscribe links within the emails we send.
Please note, however, that as long as you maintain an account, you may not "opt-out" of receiving service, account-related, or agency-related emails, texts, or other communication from Public Safety Testing or agencies.
How can you correct and update your personal information or obtain additional information?
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us at contact@PublicSafetyTesting.com. You can correct certain information by logging into your account and changing the information, and you may also delete certain information by disabling your account. However, please note that in certain circumstances, we may not, or may not be able to, remove or change certain information, even in the event an account is disabled. If you have completed testing for an agency, your account becomes an employment record and must be retained in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, we may retain certain information, such as test results and credit card verification for legally permissible periods. In lieu of email, you may also contact us by mail at the following address:
Public Safety Testing, Inc.
20818 - 44th Avenue West, Suite 160
Lynnwood, WA 98036
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 4, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 4, 2020. The previous date was April 30th, but with recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the May 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.). If you are currently registered for an exam before May 5, we suggest that you reschedule your test to this May 15 event as well.
You may also click on the test event of interest below to sign up:
Please check back here frequently and ‘Like’ our Facebook page to stay updated.
PST staff are working remotely and are available by email at email@example.com. We anticipate a high email volume and will respond as quickly as possible.