California Privacy Rights
Last Updated: December 19, 2022
These CA Disclosures apply to you if you are a resident of the state of California. California law requires us to disclose certain information regarding the categories of personal information we collect and the rights you may have in connection with such information. For purposes of this section, “personal information” has the meaning provided by the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”), and does not include information that is (i) publicly available, (ii) deidentified or aggregated such that it is not capable of being associated with you, or (iii) that is excluded from the CCPA’s scope, such as personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, such as the HIPAA, the FCRA, GLBA or the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994. These CA Disclosures also do not apply to information relating to our employees, contractors, and other personnel.
HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
We may collect personal information from and about you for a variety of purposes. For example, we use personal information to fulfill your requests, process your transactions and provide our Services to you; to communicate with you; for marketing and advertising purposes; to monitor, improve, and develop our products and Services; and to protect the security and integrity of our business, comply with legal requirements and obligations; for our business and operational purposes; and as otherwise permitted or required by law.
In the last 12 months, we may have collected the following categories of personal information:
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share personal information with third parties for business purposes or we may sell your personal information to third parties, subject to your Right to Opt-Out of those sales (see Your Rights and Choicesbelow). The categories of third parties to whom we sell or disclose your personal information for a business purpose include: (i) other brands and affiliates in our family of companies; (ii) our service providers and advisors; (iii) marketing and strategic partners; (iv) promotional partners; (v) ad networks and advertising partners; (vi) analytics providers; (vii) social networks.
In the previous 12 months, we may have disclosed the following categories of personal information to third parties for a business purpose:
Unless you have exercised your Right to Opt-Out of personal information sales, we may sell or share personal information to third parties for monetary or other valuable consideration. The third parties to whom we sell or share personal information may use such information for their own purposes in accordance with their own privacy statements, which may include reselling this information to additional third parties.
In the previous 12 months, we may have sold or shared the following categories of personal information to third parties:
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
As a California resident, you may be able to request to exercise the following rights:
You also have the right to be free of discrimination for exercising these rights. However, please note that if the exercise of these rights limits our ability to process personal information (such as in the case of a deletion request), we may no longer be able to provide you our products and services or engage with you in the same manner.
HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
You may submit a request to exercise your California Consumer Rights through one of the mechanisms described below. We will need to verify your identity before processing your request, which may require us to request additional personal information from you or require you to log into your account, if you have one. In certain circumstances, we may decline or limit your request, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity or locate your information in our systems, or as permitted by law.
To exercise your Right to Know, Right to Correct, and/or Right to Deletion, please submit a request by:
To exercise the Right to Opt-Out of Personal Information Sales, or Opt-Out of the Personal Information Sharing with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes, you may submit a request by clicking the following link: Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
To Submit a Request as an Authorized Agent
In certain circumstances, you are permitted to use an authorized agent (as that term is defined by the CCPA) to submit requests on your behalf through the designated methods set forth above where we can verify the authorized agent’s authority to act on your behalf by:
We may deny a request in the event we are not able to verify the authorized agent’s authority to act on your behalf.
We do not sell or share the personal information of consumers we know to be less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “Right to Opt-In”) from either the minor who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a minor less than 13 years of age. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us if you, or your minor child, are under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 18 and you want to remove your name or comments from our website or publicly displayed content, please contact us directly at email@example.com. We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances.
CALIFORNIA’S “SHINE THE LIGHT” LAW
California residents that have an established business relationship with us have rights to know how their information is disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes under California’s “Shine the Light” law, or the right to opt out of such practices (See Cal. Civ. Code §1798.83). To opt out of this type of sharing, please submit a request by filling out our California Resident Rights Request Form.
NOTICE OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
In addition, we may offer you financial incentives for the collection, sale, retention, and use of your personal information as permitted by the CCPA that can, without limitation, result in reasonably different prices, rates, or quality levels. The material aspects of any financial incentive will be explained and described in its program terms. Please note that participating in incentive programs is entirely optional, you will have to affirmatively opt-in to the program and you can opt-out of each program (i.e., terminate participation and forgo the ongoing incentives) prospectively by following the instructions in the applicable program description and terms. We may add or change incentive programs, and/or their terms by posting notice on the program descriptions and terms linked to above, so check them regularly.
Each financial incentive or price or service difference related to the collection and use of personal information is based upon our reasonable, good-faith determination of the estimated value of such information to our business, taking into consideration the value of the offer itself and the anticipated revenue generation that may be realized by rewarding brand loyalty. We calculate the value of the offer and financial incentive by using the expense related to the offer.