Privacy Notice for California Residents
Effective Date: March 30th, 2021
INFORMATION SUBJECT TO THIS POLICY
The rights of California Users set forth in this Section apply to all information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device collected by us through our Sites. For the avoidance of doubt, the rights set forth in this Section do not apply to any of the following:
publicly available information from government records;
deidentified or aggregated consumer information; or
information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:
health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data; and
personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
For additional clarity on the personal information subject to the CCPA collected by us through our Sites, below is a list of the categories of personal information covered by the CCPA. Whether or not we have collected a particular category of personal information in the last twelve (12) months is set forth in the “Collected” column.
A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.
Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
D. Commercial information.
Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
E. Biometric information.
Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.
F. Internet or other similar network activity.
Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
G. Geolocation data.
Physical location or movements.
H. Sensory data.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
I. Professional or employment-related information.
Current or past job history or performance evaluations.
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).
Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.
Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
to fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information (for example, if you share your name and contact information to ask a question about our products or services, we will use that personal information to respond to your inquiry; if you provide your personal information to purchase a product or service, we will use that information to process your payment and facilitate delivery, and we may also save your information to facilitate new product orders or process returns);
to provide, support, personalize, and develop our Sites, products, and services;
to create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us;
to process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments and prevent transactional fraud;
to provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses;
with your consent, to personalize your experience on our Sites and to deliver content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests, including targeted offers and ads through our Sites, third-party sites, and via email or text message;
to help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Sites, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business;
for testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve our Sites, products, and services;
to respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulation;
as described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA; or
to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our equity or assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Sites users is among the assets transferred.
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
SHARING PERSONAL INFORMATION
our subsidiaries and affiliates;
contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business;
a potential buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s equity or assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company about our Sites’ users is among the assets transferred; and
governmental authorities when required by applicable law, rule, regulation or court order.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Category D: Commercial information.
Category E: Biometric information.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
Category G: Geolocation data.
Category H: Sensory data.
Category I: Professional or employment-related information.
Category J: Non-public education information.
Category K: Inferences drawn from other personal information.
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This subsection describes California residents’ CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
California residents have the right to request that we disclose our collection and use of your personal information over the past twelve (12) months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights below), we will disclose to you (to the extent applicable):
the categories of personal information we collected about you;
The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you;
our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information;
The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information;
the specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request); and
if we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two (2) separate lists disclosing:
sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Note that unless required by applicable law, we do not provide these access and data portability rights for personal information collected in transactions with California businesses (“B2B personal information”).
Deletion Request Rights
California residents have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights below), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, or otherwise perform our contract with you;
detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities;
debug products or identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law;
comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.);
engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent;
enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us;
comply with a legal obligation; or
make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
We do not provide these deletion rights for B2B personal information unless required by applicable law.
Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either: emailing us at Rioteers@teaRIOT.com or completing the form accessible here [https://teariot.com].
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. To designate an authorized agent, contact us using one of the methods described above.
A California resident may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a twelve (12)-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative; and
describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide California residents with personal information in response to a consumer request if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you, or a person on behalf of whom you are authorized to make such request.
However, making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us, but note that we do consider requests made through your password protected account sufficiently verified when the request relates to personal information associated with that specific account.
We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requester’s identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (not to exceed ninety (90) days from receipt of the request), - we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12)-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance, specifically in a PDF file.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights
We do not currently sell personal information collected through our Sites. However, in the event we begin such a practice, if you are a California resident ages 16 years old or older, you will have the right to direct us to not sell your personal information at any time, and we will not have the right to sell the personal information of California residents we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization in accordance with the then-applicable requirements of the CCPA.
We will not discriminate against users for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
deny you goods or services;
charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties;
provide you a different level or quality of goods or services; or
suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time. We do not currently provide any financial incentives.
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
We reserve the right to amend this Notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this Notice, we will post the updated Notice on the Website and update the Notice’s effective date. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of an updated Notice constitutes your acceptance of such changes.