California Consumer Privacy Act

California Privacy Rights

This section contains disclosures required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies only to “personal information” that is subject to the CCPA. Consumers with disabilities may access this notice by contacting our customer service team at 1-866-628-5515.

Personal information we collect, disclose for a business purpose, and sell

We collect the categories of personal information about California consumers identified in the chart below. In the past 12 months we have disclosed and sold California consumers’ personal information to third parties for business or commercial purposes – details are set out in the chart below.

Categories of Personal InformationCollected in the last 12 months:Categories of sources from which information is collected:Business or commercial purposes for collection, use, and sharing:Disclosed for business purposes to the following categories of third parties:Sold to the following categories of third parties:
Personal and online identifiers (such as first and last name, email address, or unique online identifiers)YesAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.
Categories of information described in Section 1798.80(e) of the California Civil Code (such as bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information.YesAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (such as race or gender) NoAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.
Commercial or transactions information (such as records of personal property or products or services purchased, obtained or considered)YesAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.
Internet or other electronic network activity information (such as browsing history, search history, interactions with a website, email, application, or advertisement)YesAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.
Professional or employment-related informationYesAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.
Education informationYesAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.
Inferences drawn from the above information about your predicted characteristics and preferencesYesAll categories listed below.All purposes listed below.All categories listed below.All categories listed below.

Categories of sources

We collect this personal information from the following categories of sources:

  • Consumers
  • Service providers
  • Affiliates in our group companies
  • Consumer data resellers

Why we collect, use, and share California information

We use and disclose the personal information we collect for our commercial and business purposes as set out in this privacy policy. These commercial and business purposes include, without limitation:

  • Our commercial purposes, including marketing, advertising, and enabling commercial transactions.
  • Our business purposes as identified in the CCPA, which include:
    • Auditing related to our interactions with you
    • Legal compliance
    • Detecting and protecting against security incidents, fraud, and illegal activity
    • Debugging
    • Performing services (for us or our service provider) such as account servicing, processing orders and payments, and analytics
    • Internal research for technological improvement
    • Internal operations
    • Activities to maintain and improve our services
    • Other one-time uses

Recipients of California Personal Information

We sell the categories of personal information listed above to the categories of third parties listed below:

  • Service providers
  • Affiliates in our group companies
  • Consumer data resellers

We disclose the categories of personal information listed above to the categories of third parties listed below for business purposes:

  • Service providers
  • Affiliates in our group companies
  • Advertising networks and consumer data resellers
  • Internet service providers
  • Data analytics providers
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Social networks
  • Government entities, if required to do so

Your Rights Regarding Personal Information

California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses. If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding your personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:

  • The right to knowthe categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you; the categories of sources from which we collected your personal information; our purposes for collecting or selling your personal information; the categories of your personal information that we have either sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information.
  • The right to request that we deletethe personal information we have collected from you or maintain about you.
  • The right to opt out of our sale(s)of your personal information. Please note that if you opt out of certain types of sales, we will be unable to provide you with the services that rely on such sales.
  • The right not to receive discriminatory treatmentfor the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

To exercise any of the above rights, please contact us as follows:

Verification Process and Authorized Agents

We may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request, although you will not be required to create an account with us to submit a request or have it fulfilled. At a minimum you will need to provide your name and email address.

You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA request on your behalf by informing our customer service team at 1-866-628-5515. You will need to provide your name and address, your agent’s name and address, and a copy of the document by which you appointed the agent.

Minors’ Right to Opt In

We do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.

Contact for More Information

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us our Customer Service team at info@informedamerican.com

Address:
Charles Street Research, LLC
819 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Toll-Free Number
800-896-0811

Fax Number
410-223-2682

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