Approved & Forbidden Uses (Do’s & Don’ts )

Records Page promotes transparency by streamlining the process of finding public information through local agencies and offering third party-run search services.

However, using this information in ways seen in the ‘Forbidden Uses’ section or in violation of the conditions set forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is against the law. Records Page reserves the right to report violators and notify law enforcement if public information is used illegally or inappropriately.

The examples below are a few ways you can and can’t use information from Records Page and the third party-run search services seen on our website.

This resource has been reviewed by Robert Bailey Jr..

Approved Uses (Do’s)

Information obtained through Records Page’s resources or third party-run search services can be utilized for personal purposes – as long as it doesn’t violate the stipulations outlined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), is not listed in the ‘Forbidden Uses’ section or breaks any laws.

From determining who’s calling, where someone lives, someone’s marital status, if someone was arrested or is in a state or federal prison, to figuring out if someone is a violent or sex offender, looking up their judicial records and more is permissible to satisfy curiosity about:

  • Neighbors
  • Colleagues
  • Loved ones
  • Roommates
  • Public figures
  • Potential dates
  • What’s on your record
  • Current or long-lost friends
  • Current and prior family members
  • Vetting online buyers and sellers for personal matters

Forbidden Uses (Don’ts)

Information found through Records Page’s resources, services and our third party-run search services cannot be used to establish an individual’s worthiness for:

  • Employment
  • Household services and workers
  • Extending and evaluating credit
  • Consumer insurability
  • Child adoption
  • Pet ownership
  • Education verification
  • Tenants and housing screenings
  • Evaluating risks surrounding business, investments, investors and investor services
  • Non-profit beneficiaries, recipients of financial gain or potential participants
  • Occupational licensing

Records Page and our partners are not Consumer Reporting Agencies per the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

If an organization or individual needs to establish a person’s worthiness for any matters in the bullets above or as otherwise stated in the FCRA, the information must be obtained through a Consumer Reporting Agency as defined by the FCRA.

Furthermore, information sought through agencies outlined in Records Pages’s resources, our services, or our third party-run search services cannot be used to:

  • Stalk
  • Harass
  • Intimidate
  • Steal identities
  • Commit crimes or facilitate illegal activity
  • Discriminate against others

If there are uncertainties about whether the information found through Records Page can or can’t be used for a given purpose, contact us before utilizing our site in any capacity.