Who we are
Some brief information on our business
Check4Lead and our affiliates provide a variety of services through our various platforms, including Check4lead.com. Our success largely depends on our interaction with customers just like you that come to our website and believe in the products and information that we provide, why it is very important that we gain your trust, which includes elaborating on which privacy measures we take to protect your information, as well as what we may choose to use the information for.
We do respect your privacy, and do value your business, but we still collect necessary information that might be useful in helping us run the business and provide the best experience possible to our users.
Our policy is subject to change, and you are solely responsible for making sure you stay up to date on it, as you accept our terms by using our platform. Bookmark this page to stay on top of any updates to our policy.
Information about the data that we gather
At Check4Lead we gather two types of information as are described in their individual sections below, including what we use each type for.
Non-personally identifiable information
With the help of cookies outlined on its own page, we gather a bunch of information on users as they are using Check4Lead, that we aggregate, which will include a variety of things such as how many people visit each individual page on the website, how many links do they click and what is the typical journey they go on when they visit. This is all information that is gathered at a high level, and we are not able to identify individual users on the basis of this information, although we do track certain stuff like which states our visitors come from too. If you are visiting from certain websites, like social media websites such as Facebook, there may be additional information that is also passed on to us.
Some of this non-identifiable information includes statistics on IP addresses, operating systems and browser software that is commonly used for our platforms, which helps us ensure that we are optimizing our platform for the devices that our users are in fact using. None of the information covered in this section constitutes personally identifiable information in itself, although IP addresses may be able to give us a high level understanding of where our users are located. Some of this high-level non-personally identifiable information may be used for advertiser purposes, where advertisers may be able to get a better understanding of our user statistics, and if they have advertised, how many people from each region have interacted with their ads.
Third party software
Check4Lead does use a variety of 3rd party software that may additionally use their own cookies and thereby aggregate a bunch of privacy information on our user base. We refer to each of those individual services in order to understand how they address privacy issues. Third party software may place cookies on your computer when you visit Check4Lead and we encourage you to visit this video that further describes what to expect from 3rd party cookies. We do not assume any responsibility for the way that such services may choose to use the information that they gather, as we are often very limited in influencing what they are recording.
Personally identifiable information
Contrary to the information mentioned in the previous section, we also collect personally identifiable information, although this information isn’t collected automatically as is a lot of the other information, and we do rely on you submitting this information to us for us to be able to get it, however we do collect it on different parts of the website.
If you either submit a form where you enter personally identifiable information such as your name, phone number or email, this information is stored in our databases and can be accessed when deemed necessary. We also have to ask for your billing and mailing address as well as other information in order to process credit card purchases when you are buying lead test kits.
Other features, including ones that are offered through third party software such as chat services, may also be likely to store such information, which will allow us to better assist you in answering various questions. If you choose to either engage with us offline or over the phone, such information may also be stored.
It is important to know that you may not use our website or services unless you are over the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information of people under the age of 18 and no one who is not legally entitled to purchase products online should be visiting Check4Lead. Our services are exclusively offered to adults.
What we do with the information that we collect
The non-personally identifiable information is used to improve the platform and gather statistics on users, whereas personally-identifiable information is used in order to improve our targeted offering to individuals knowing their preferences, through targeted marketing campaigns,, including but not limited to Facebook ad campaigns.
Changing or deleting personal information from Check4Lead
We obviously take your privacy very seriously and given that there are users t hat may wish to have their information removed from Check4Lead’s systems and databases, we give you the option to have that information deleted by going to our contact us page and sending us an email with your specific wishes. While we strive to remove all the information on you and your usage from our systems, we take reasonable efforts to comply with the request to remove such information. If you find that any of the information we have on file is incorrect or that corrections need to be made, such as the name or address, we invite you to send us a message with such information so we can go ahead and get it addressed as fast as possible. There may be information that is hard for us to remove from the systems, although this information is of non-personally identifiable nature, which may hide in certain databases, access logs and other records. While this information is typically non-personally identifiable, we cannot entirely rule out that some of it may be personally identifiable. The information that may remain in our systems will not be used for commercial purposes, as we ensure any such information that is used for commercial purposes gets adequately cleaned upon request. We do reserve the right to re-contact former users of Check4Lead on occasion.
Check4Lead takes a lot of precautions to make sure that all the information that goes through our platform stays properly protected, and one of the measures that we use for that includes SSL encryption. As a company that provides products where safety is the main goal, it is important for us to also set the bar high when it comes to the way we handle security measures on the site. While we cannot ensure that users are accessing our platform through a safe connection, that could potentially let others listen in on their computer, the SSL protection that we have on the site should properly protect your information and your engagement with the site, assuming you also access it in a responsible manner.
We also properly restrict access to data, to ensure that it is not simply anyone that is able to access both non-personally identifiable information as well as personally-identifiable information, which in part is done by only giving database access to key personnel that may need it for their operations. We also always keep this page easily accessible to ensure that anyone, whether user, partner or employee associated with Check4Lead, can easily get the information they need on our security practices and we require any user to check this information every time they access the platform to check for updates.
We use advanced software that helps encrypt everything that goes on on the site, which makes it safe for our users to access the features that require the to put in things like their credit card number and other vulnerable information. If you are curious to learn more about the steps we take to ensure safety and security on Check4Lead, we invite you to send us an email with the questions you may have.
Our site is only intended for and should strictly be used by users that are located in the United States. Anything that is provided on this platform is only intended for those users and anyone outside of the United States should leave the platform.
Other resources of interest
We have taken a lot of time and effort in making sure that we are providing you with various resources when it comes to lead testing, why we also want to take this great opportunity to draw your attention to some of the other resources that we have on this website. First of all, we always appreciate your business when you or someone else you know chooses to buy lead paint test kits from us. It is what helps us do what it is we do, and you are helping us not just create a safer America where consumers aren’t exposed to the same amount of lead that they used to be, but you’re also helping us be able to create these resources that we have hundreds of users visiting every single day. So you aren’t just having an immediate impact on the family whose home you’re working on, but you’re also helping us further the mission of creating a safer America.
We’d also like to draw your attention to some of the other resources we have, including this one on how to properly remove past from walls and replace it with drywall, which has helped educate thousands of users on safer practices, but also this very extensive resource that includes basically everything you need to know about testing for lead.