Critical Research Respects Your Privacy Concerns

Critical Research’s privacy and security policies demonstrate our responsibilities to the individuals about whom we report information and to our clients who rely on us to safeguard the information they order. If you have any questions or concerns about Critical Research’s privacy and security policies, please contact us at

Information Safeguards

Critical Research maintains strict standards on our collection, use, and distribution of all information. We do not provide services to consumers or individuals. Critical Research does not collect or compile information on particular persons or subjects, except to fulfill legitimate requests from businesses that have met our pre-qualification requirements. Critical Research provides reports only to the clients who ordered the report, and the clients can use the report only for the particular purpose for which they ordered the report. We obtain the information available through our online services from public sources or publicly available sources and third parties as necessary. We do not sell or provide access to information about our clients, the inquiries they may make, or the individuals that they request information about, except as required by law. Critical Research keeps all transactions through our web site and systems confidential.

Information Collection

Critical Research does not collect personally identifiable information from any individuals using our website. Critical Research obtains its information from public sources, such as police departments, sheriffs’ offices, courts, motor vehicle departments, including other state and local agencies, and third parties when necessary. We attempt to report accurate information, though we do rely on the previously mentioned sources – as creators of the records we provide – to maintain accurate records for this purpose.


We provide information to business clients only – not to the general public. Critical Research clients and markets may include human resources, loss-prevention and risk-management departments, employment agencies, investigators, finance companies, attorneys and government bodies as necessary. All Critical Research clients must undergo a stringent pre-qualification process and demonstrate a legitimate business need for the information.

Information We Distribute

Output from Critical Research’s public-records database consists of criminal records for individuals matching client search criteria. Search results may include court records from county, state, federal and international courts. Search results can also include information from state sex-offender registries. Critical Research Clients are restricted to ordering reports for authorized business purposes only. Critical Research also provides a service to verify prior employment and education as provided by job applicants to employers.

Legal Compliance

Critical Research’s privacy and data security standards follow legislative and regulatory requirements for consumer reporting agencies. Critical Research complies with state and federal guidelines and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Critical Research maintains a process whereby individual consumers may request, access and correct their information in accordance with legal requirements. For additional information on your rights under the FCRA, please refer to the FTC’s web site at


“Cookies” are small pieces of information that your browser stores on your computer’s hard drive. We do not presently use cookies. We do not collect and store cookies received through Critical Research’s web site.


This website is not intended for children; therefore, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13.

This policy may be amended as necessary.

Contact Information:
Critical Research
ATTN: Compliance Department
5755 North Point Pkwy, Suite 279
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Phone: (770) 350-6777

Effective date: April 7, 2017