Your privacy is important to us. It is Class Action Settlements’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://classaction-settlements.com, and other sites we own and operate.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. The data we store will be protected by commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. When your information is no longer needed, we will erase, delete, and destroy it.
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law, or as required by law such as to submit in order to receive payment from Class Action Settlements.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
This policy is effective as of 13 September 2020.
Information We Collect
“Personally identifiable information” (PII) means information and data that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.
Categories of PII collected by Class Action Settlements include:
Real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number.
Personal Information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code 1798.89(e))
Name, address, telephone number, education, employment, employment history, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or Federal law
Age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), veteran or military status.
Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
Internet or other electronic information
Browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with an Internet Website, application, or advertisement.
Physical location or movements.
Inferences drawn from any of the provided information
Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Information or data that is accessible publicly does not constitute PII under our policy. Any information or data that has been de-identified or aggregated with other consumer information similarly does not constitute PII under our policy.
How We Collect Personal Information (PII)
In addition to information and data you voluntarily provide us, we collect PII from the categories we listed above through the following sources:
Use of Personal Information (PII)
Class Action Settlements may use or disclose PII we collect for any of the following business purposes: (a) Consumer Services—including providing information for a legal consultation, providing advertising or marketing services, providing analytic services, or providing similar services on behalf of a business or services provider. It will also be used to send you information that you requested or agreed to receive; (b) Auditing purposes and compliance with laws and other standards; (c) Security purposes such as detecting security incidents, protecting against cybersecurity threats and other malicious, fraudulent, or illegal activity, prosecuting any persons responsible for that activity, risk management procedures, and to otherwise protect the safety and security of our users or members of the public; (d) Internal research and development; (e) Service Maintenance and Improvements including website maintenance and new service offerings; (f) Legal purposes such as protecting or defending the legal rights or property of Class Action Settlements, or the legal rights of third parties, employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements), and complying with the law, legal process, or legal and government requests.
We will not collect additional categories of Personal Information or use the collected Personal
Information for a purpose not specifically listed without first providing you notice.
Sharing of Personal Information
Class Action Settlements does not sell your Personal Information to any third parties. Class Action Settlements may disclose your Personal Information to a third party for a business purpose.
Your Rights Under the CCPA
Right to Access Your Information: California residents have additional privacy rights under the CCPA You have the right to the following:
1. Right to Disclosure: You have the right to request us provide the following disclosures covering the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request: the categories of PII we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which PII is collected, our business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling PII, the categories of third parties with whom we share PII, the categories of PII we have sold and the categories of third parties to whom the PII was sold, and the categories of PII we have disclosed for a business purpose.
2. Right to Access Specific Pieces of Information: You also have the right to request access to the specific pieces of PII we have collected about you in the preceding 12 months, which we will deliver to you electronically, in a portable format where feasible.
3. Right to Deletion: You have the right to request deletion of the personal information about you that we have collected from you. Please note that we are unable to delete information needed to (a) complete the transaction for which the PII was collected; (b) detect, prevent or prosecute security incidents, fraud, or other misuse, or prosecute those responsible for such activity; (c) comply with legal or reporting obligations, including to pursue or defend legal claims, exercise or enable others to exercise any rights provided by law, enforce or comply with contractual obligations, respond to valid requests for information, and comply with or enforce the applicable laws and regulations; (d) enable other internal uses consistent with your expectations based on your relationship with us or the context in which you provided the information; or (e) exercise or enforce any other exceptions provided by CCPA.
4. Right to Opt Out: You have the right to direct us to not sell your PII at any time (the “right to opt-out”).
5. Nondiscrimination: If you exercise any of your rights under CCPA, you have the additional right not to be discriminated against, including by our (a) denying you goods or services, (b) charging you different prices or rates, including through the use of discounts or imposing penalties, (c) providing you a different level or quality of goods or services, or (d) suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services if the differential treatment is reasonably related to value provided to us by your data.
Submitting PII Requests
Verification of your identity is required to process a request exercising any of your rights under data privacy laws. You may authorize someone to act as your agent and submit a CCPA request on your behalf, but your agent must provide written permission to act on your behalf, and your agent must provide proof of such authorization before we will act upon the request.
This policy is effective as of 13 September 2020.