Last Updated August 4, 2023
Adam J Schwartz, Attorney at Law (“Owner”, “we”, “our”) is the owner and operator of the website http://www.ajschwartzlaw.com. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this “Policy”. Our Policy applies to everyone who uses our site, nevertheless we note it complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies to both users inside and outside of the State of California, United States of America.
This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you use the website (“Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
Our Policy: We do not use or sell personal information or data.
Contact Information. If you have any questions or comments about this notice, the ways in which Owner collects and uses your information described in the Policy, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com.
If you need to access this Policy in an alternative format due to having a disability, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Application of the Policy. This Policy applies to information we collect:
- On this Website.
- In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
- Through mobile and desktop applications you download or access from this Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.
It does not apply to information collected by:
- Use offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Owner or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries);
- Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or through the App and Website.
2. If you are age 16 or older, you have the right to direct us to not sell your personal information at any time (the “right to opt-out”), but we do not sell any personal information of any kind. We do not collect, use, or sell the personal information of any consumers, including those we actually know are less than 16 years old. There is an affirmative opt-in authorization for children ages 13-15 because we do collect certain personal information . If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
3. Information We Collect. We collect the following: your name, your e-mail address, and any other information you provide to us in the contact form. We do not collect any other personal information or other confidential information of any kind. Specifically, we have not collected any of the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
- Personal Identifiers: An, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, Internet Protocol address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
- Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)): A 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.
- 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).
- Commercial information: Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies
- 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
- Internet or other similar network activity: Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement; beacons, trackers, and cookies
- Geolocation data
- Sensory data
- Professional or employment-related information
- 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
- Inferences drawn from other personal information
4. Use of Personal Information. We do not use, share, or sell your personal information except for the purposes of replying to your contact form submission.
5. Your Rights and Choices. The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights. Right to Know and Data Portability. You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months (the “right to know”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity (see Exercising Your Rights to Know or Delete), we will disclose to you:
- 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 or selling that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two 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.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
We do not provide a right to know or data portability disclosure for B2B personal information.
6. Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions (the “right to delete”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity (see Exercising Your Rights to Know or Delete), we will review your request to see if an exception allowing us to retain the information applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) 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 to 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.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
7. Exercising Your Rights to Know or Delete. To exercise your rights to know or delete described above, please submit a request by either emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not collect any of the personal information described above.
- Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a request to know or delete related to your personal information.
- You may only submit a request to know twice within a 12-month period. Your request to know or delete 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 must 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 you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you.
- We will only use personal information provided in the request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make it.
- You do not need to create an account with us to submit a request to know or delete.
Response Timing and Format. We will confirm receipt of your request within ten business days. If you do not receive confirmation within the 10-day timeframe, please e-mail us again. We endeavor to substantively respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to another 45 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. 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 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request. 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. 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.
8. Non-Discrimination. We will not discriminate against you 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; suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
9. Data Security. We do not collect or store the personal information described above. Unfortunately, however, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our App and Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the App and Website.
10. Additional provisions applicable to persons from the State of California. The follow provision applies to persons from the State of California: California’s “Shine the Light” law (Cal. Civil Code § 1798.83) permits users of our App and Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com.
11. Additional provisions applicable to persons from the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah. Each of these states provide their state residents with rights to:
- Confirm whether we process their personal information
- Access and delete certain personal information
- Data portability
- Opt-out of personal data processing for targeted advertising and sales
- Correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information’s nature processing purpose
- Opt-out of profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects
- To exercise any of these rights please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Additional provisions applicable to persons from the State of Nevada. The State of Nevada provides its residents with a limited right to opt-out of certain personal information sales. Residents who wish to exercise this sale opt-out rights may submit a request to this designated address: email@example.com. However, please know we do not currently sell data triggering that statute’s opt-out requirements.
Contact us with questions, comments, or corrections:
Adam J Schwartz, Attorney at Law
9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212