This California Privacy Notice (“California Notice”) supplements the information contained in the Amherst Holdings, LLC (“we” or “us”) Privacy Notice (https://www.amherst.com/privacy-policy/). This California Notice applies solely to individuals who are California residents (“Residents,” ”consumers,” “you,” or “your”). A California resident includes an individual who is in California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose, or who is domiciled in California but who is outside of California for a temporary or transitory purpose. This California Notice is intended to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Any defined terms used in this Notice have the same meanings assigned to them in the CCPA.
Information We Collect
Through our branch offices, on our Website, and from third parties, we collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (”personal information”). We have collected the following categories of personal information from Residents within the last twelve months:
|Identifiers||Names, addresses, physical characteristics or description, unique personal identifier, Internet Protocol address, email 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)).||Names, signatures, Social Security numbers, physical characteristics or description, addresses, telephone numbers, passport numbers, driver’s licenses or state identification card numbers, , educational information, employment, employment history, or any other financial information.|
|Commercial information||Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies|
|Internet or other similar network activity.||Browsing history, search history, and information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement|
|Professional or employment-related information.||Job applications, resumes, and CVs .|
|Inferences drawn from other personal information||Profiles about a consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes|
Information That is Not Personal Information
The CCPA provides that the term “personal information” does not include the following. The rights described in this Notice do not apply to information if the information is not personal information.
Sources From Which We Collect Personal Information
Amherst obtains the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
Use of Personal Information
We may retain, use, or disclose the personal information we collect for any of the following purposes.
Amherst will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collect for additional purposes without providing you notice.
Sharing Personal Information
Amherst may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information to a third party for a business purpose, we enter into a contract with that third party that describes the purpose and requires the third party recipient to both keep the personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose other than to perform as required under the contract. The CCPA prohibits third parties who purchase the personal information we hold from reselling it unless you have received explicit notice and an opportunity to exercise your right to opt-in or opt-out, as applicable.
We share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:
|Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose|
In the last twelve months, we may have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:
No Sale of Personal Information
Amherst has not sold personal information in the preceding twelve (12) months. To the extent that Amherst ever changed its policy and chose to sell personal information, you would have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information.
Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides you with specific rights regarding your personal information. This section describes those rights and explains how you may exercise those rights.
Right to Request Access Certain Information
You have the right, subject to certain exceptions defined in the CCPA and other applicable laws and regulations, to request that we disclose to you and provide you access to certain information about how we have collected and used your personal information during the past 12 months. Once we receive and verify you and your identity (as described below), we will disclose to you:
You have the right to request access to and receive the information no more than twice in a 12-month period.
Right to Request Deletion of Certain Information
Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (as described below), we will delete your personal information from our records, and direct our service providers to delete that information, unless an exception applies.
We may deny request to delete if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
Exercising your Access and Deletion Rights
To exercise the rights described above, please submit a request to us by either:
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
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.
For instructions on exercising sale opt-out rights, see the section below entitled Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights.
Response Timing and Format
We will try to respond to verifiable consumer requests within forty-five days of receipt. If we require more time, 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 cover only the 12-month period preceding our receipt of the verifiable consumer request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data access 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 manifestly unfounded or excessive.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless the CCPA permits, we will not:
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
Other California Privacy Rights
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
Amherst reserves the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on our website and update the notice’s effective date. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
If you have any questions or comments about this notice, the ways in which Amherst collects and uses your information, your rights regarding our use, or wish to exercise your rights described above, please do not hesitate to contact us at: