As used in this section and section 36a-701a:

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 36a-701

  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Person: means an individual, company, including a company described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subdivision (11) of this section, or any other legal entity, including a federal, state or municipal government or agency or any political subdivision thereof. See Connecticut General Statutes 36a-2
  • State: means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, any territory of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the trust territory of the Pacific Islands, the Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. See Connecticut General Statutes 36a-2

(1) “Consumer” means any person who is utilizing or seeking credit for personal, family or household purposes;

(2) “Credit rating agency” means credit rating agency, as defined in section 36a-695;

(3) “Credit report” means credit report, as defined in section 36a-695;

(4) “Creditor” means creditor, as defined in section 36a-695;

(5) “Minor child” means an individual under sixteen years of age at the time a request for placement of a security freeze is submitted;

(6) “Security freeze” means a notice placed in a consumer’s credit report, at the request of the consumer, that prohibits the credit rating agency from releasing the consumer’s credit report or any information from it without the express authorization of the consumer. In the case of a minor child under subsections (j) and (k) of section 36a-701a, “security freeze” means (A) a restriction that is placed on the minor child’s credit report prohibiting the credit rating agency from releasing the minor child’s credit report or any information derived from the minor child’s credit report, provided a credit rating agency has information in its files pertaining to such minor child; or (B) a restriction that is placed on the minor child’s record prohibiting the credit rating agency from releasing the minor child’s record, provided a credit rating agency does not have any information in its files pertaining to such minor child; and

(7) “Sufficient proof of authority” means documentation showing that a parent or legal guardian has authority to act on behalf of a minor child, including, but not limited to, a court order, an original copy of the minor child’s birth certificate or a written notarized statement expressly describing the authority of the parent or legal guardian to act on behalf of the minor child that is signed by the parent or legal guardian and acknowledged, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 6, by (A) a judge of a court of record or a family support magistrate, (B) a clerk or deputy clerk of a court having a seal, (C) a town clerk, (D) a notary public, (E) a justice of the peace, or (F) an attorney admitted to the bar of this state.