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Commitment To Privacy

Our Privacy Commitment to You

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personally identifiable information (PII) in accordance with USCIS standards. That is why we require you to authenticate your identity at a high level of assurance before establishing a myE-Verify account that will allow you to control the use of your information in E-Verify and Self Check.

Privacy Act Statement

AUTHORITIES: Section 404 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 authorizes us to collect your information.

PURPOSE: USCIS uses the information you supply to quickly authenticate your identity and to provide you with a secure myE-Verify account and access to the full range of myE-Verify services. USCIS uses a private sector Credential Service Provider (CSP) to establish and maintain your myE-Verify account. USCIS receives a response from the CSP containing the result of the authentication and does not receive or store your Social Security number (SSN) or date of birth (DOB) as part of the myE-Verify account. This is why you may need to supply your SSN or DOB again to use some myE-Verify account features such as Self Lock and Case History.

ROUTINE USES: The information you provide for a myE-Verify account will be shared with a private sector CSP under contract with USCIS for the purpose of identity authentication. A complete list of routine uses for this information is available in the DHS E-Authentication System of Records (DHS/ALL-0XX), which can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/privacy

DISCLOSURE: Providing this information (including your SSN) is voluntary; however, failure to provide the requested information will prevent you from authenticating your identity and obtaining a myE-Verify account.

Collection, Retention and Use of Information About You

If you successfully perform an E-Verify Self Check employment eligibility query and receive an employment authorization confirmed response, you may create a myE-Verify account. If you decide to create an account, you will be prompted to:

  • Enter contact information including your email address and phone number
  • Create a username and password
  • Select security questions and responses
  • Verify your passcode delivery methods (text or email address)

By registering, you consent to the myE-Verify system sending you periodic service announcements and administrative messages via email. You may unsubscribe from these messages at any time.

USCIS uses a third-party private sector Credential Service Provider (CSP) to establish and maintain your myE-Verify account. As part of the account registration process, you will be presented with a quiz containing questions that only you should be able to answer. The CSP generates these questions based on commercial identity verification information collected by third-party companies from financial institutions and other services providers. USCIS does not have access to this commercial information. USCIS and the CSP may also collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to technical information about your device, system and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate software updates and product support to you related to this credential. This information will not be used for any other purpose.

In order to generate the quiz, some of the data you supplied during Self Check (your name, DOB and SSN) will be passed to the CSP. You consent to providing such information, including PII, to the CSP and agree to the CSP’s use, storage and sharing of such information to its affiliates and third parties as needed to confirm your identity, issue credentials or perform authentication services. PII will be used solely for issuing credentials and providing identity authentications and will be held no longer than is necessary in order to provide you with such services. To ensure you are the same person who originally passed Self Check, these data elements cannot be altered. USCIS does not have access to your quiz questions or the answers you provide. The CSP maintains a record of your myE-Verify account on behalf of USCIS. USCIS maintains a record of Self Lock transactions in E-Verify including your name, SSN, DOB, email address, security questions and answers and transaction date.

If you would like to learn more about how myE-Verify protects your privacy, please review the myE-Verify Privacy Impact Assessment available at www.dhs.gov/privacy.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/06/2014