Do not sell my personal information
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
What is the CCPA?
Inspired by the Freedom of Information Act and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes more control over the sale of personal information while establishing data privacy as a fundamental right for California residents.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal data (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request by writing us firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I am not a California resident?
Only California residents have rights under the CCPA. A California resident is a natural person (as opposed to a corporation or other business entity) who resides in California, even if the person is temporarily outside of the state.
What is considered personal information under the CCPA?
Personal information is information that identifies, relates to, or could reasonably be linked with you or your household. For example, it could include your name, social security number, email address, records of products purchased, internet browsing history, geolocation data, fingerprints, and inferences from other personal information that could create a profile about your preferences and characteristics.
What is not considered personal information under the CCPA?
Personal information does not include publicly available information from federal, state, or local government records, such as professional licenses and public real estate/property records.
REQUESTS NOT TO SELL PERSONAL INFORMATION
(RIGHT TO OPT-OUT OF SALE)
What is the right to opt-out?
You may request to stop collecting or selling your personal information (“opt-out”). With some exceptions, we cannot sell or collect your personal information after receiving your opt-out request unless you later provide authorization allowing us to do so again.
While we are not required to verify that the person submitting an opt-out request is the consumer for whom we have personal information, we may need to ask you for additional information to ensure that we stop collecting or selling the right person’s personal information. If we ask for personal information to verify your identity, we can only use that information for this verification purpose.
Why my opt-out request has been denied?
There are some exceptions to the opt-out right. Common reasons why we may refuse to stop collecting or selling your personal information include:
- If a sale or collection is necessary for the business to comply with legal obligations, exercise legal claims or rights, or defend legal claims;
- If the personal information is certain medical information, consumer credit
reporting information, or other types of information exempt from the CCPA;
See Civil Code section 1798.145 for more exceptions.
How to opt-out?
Contact us at email@example.com, and we will no longer collect or sell your personal information. This applies to both third-parties and the data we collect to help personalize your experience on our website or through other communications.
To be eligible to opt-out, you must be browsing from California.