THIS NOTICE HAS NO EFFECT ON YOUR RIGHTS TO DISPUTE OR REQUEST VALIDATION OF ANY DEBT REFERENCED IN LETTERS RECEIVED WITH THIS NOTICE
ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC
A DEBT COLLECTION COMPANY
INFORMATION SECURITY. We restrict access to Customer Information about you to those employees or service providers who need to know that information to service your account(s). We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your Customer Information. Whenever we hire other organizations to provide support services, we will require them to conform to our privacy standards and to allow us to audit them for compliance.
COLLECTING INFORMATION. We obtain Customer Information about you as permitted by law from: applications or other forms you have filled out; your transactions with us, prior owners of your account, our affiliates, or others; and consumer reports (including credit reports). This information includes your name, your address, your social security number, your current and former employers, your payment history and your account balances.
USING INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION OF DEBT. If we want to use any of the Customer Information we have obtained about you in connection with the collection of debt, we can only communicate that information with your express permission, or with the express permission of a court, or to you, your attorney, the creditor to whom you owe the debt, that creditor's attorney, our own attorney, or as otherwise permitted by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692 et seq. and Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING IN ORDER TO LIMIT OUR USE AND SHARING OF YOUR CUSTOMER INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION OF DEBT.
USING INFORMATION FOR OTHER PURPOSES AS PERMITTED BY LAW. If we want to use or share any of the Customer Information we have obtained about you for some purpose other than the collection of debt, we can share that information as permitted by the following laws.
- The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act allows us to share Customer Information with non-affiliated third parties in certain circumstances such as with companies that provide services to us or that help us administer your account, in connection with the sale of our business assets, and if the sharing is necessary for us to be in compliance with law.
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows us to share certain information other than credit report information with debt purchasers affiliated with us.
- The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act allows financial institutions and other businesses to share basic information concerning individuals' locations with each other for limited purposes ("skip-tracing"), and Asset Acceptance both initiates and responds to skip-tracing requests as permitted by law.