1. Your Personal Information
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with an individual consumer or device (“personal information”).
2. Your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
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.
2.1 For purposes of the CCPA, personal information does not include:
- Publicly available information from government records
- De-identified or aggregated consumer information
- Information excluded from the CCPA, 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;
- 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
2.2 Right to Know and Data Portability Rights:
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. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request for access, 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 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).
- If we disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, a list identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
We may deny your request for access if we are unable to verify your identity or have reason to believe that the request is fraudulent. We may also deny your request if the personal information is subject to an exemption under Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), or the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA).
2.3 Right to Delete:
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete, de-identify, or aggregate (and direct our service providers to do the same) your personal information from our records, unless an exception or exemption applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the personal information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business's ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
- 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 businesses' deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if the consumer has provided informed consent.
- To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer's relationship with the business.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Otherwise use the consumer's personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.
- The personal information is subject to an exemption under Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), or the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA).
Additionally, we may deny your request to delete if we are unable to verify your identity or have reason to believe that the request is fraudulent.
2.4 Right to Opt-Out:
You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. However, we do not and will not sell your personal information. We do not and will not sell the Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.
2.5 Right to 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.
2.6 Exercising Right to Know, Data Portability, and Right to Delete:
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:
Calling us at: (408)262-9190
Only 1) you, 2) a person authorized by you to act on your behalf, or 3) an entity registered with the California Secretary of State and authorized by you 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.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access (aka Right to Know) or data portability twice within a 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. Given the sensitivity of your personal information that we collect and retain, we will need to verify your identity with at least 3 separate pieces of information such as name, address, account number, date of birth, last 4 of your Social Security Number, phone number, etc. If you are submitting a data portability request, you will be required to submit a dedaration under the penalty of perjury stating that you are requesting information on behalf of yourself.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
2.7 Authorized Agents:
Before we can respond to a verifiable consumer request submitted by an authorized agent, we need to confirm not only that person or entity’s authority to act on behalf of a consumer and verify the identity of the authorized agent. If you are authorized to submit a request on behalf of a California resident, please email us at [insert email address] and provide the following information:
- To verify your authorization to request on behalf of a California resident, please attach a copy of one or more of the following to your request email:
- California Secretary of State authorization,
- written permission from the California resident, or
- power of attorney
- To verify your identity, please attach copies of the following to your request email:
- Valid Government Issued ID (not expired) AND
- a utility bill, bank statement, or similar documentation to verify your name and address (account numbers can be redacted)
- To verify the identity of the consumer for whom you are submitting the request, please attach two or more of the following with your request email (three or more are required when requesting a copy of the consumer’s personal information):
- Valid Government Issued ID (not expired), utility bill, bank statement, email address, last 4 of the SSN or last 4 of the account number
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 a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
2.8 Response Timing and Delivery Method:
We will acknowledge receipt of the request within 10 days of its receipt. We will respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 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 provide the responsive information in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, in a readily useable format that allows you to transmit the information to another entity without hindrance. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
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.
3. Cookies and website trackers
Network advertisers that we partner with may use data collected on this site to customize ads to you on other web sites as you browse the web. Some of these ads are targeted to your interests and preferences based on your browsing history, which is stored in a cookie on your computer. Your browsing history on our site may be tracked in these cookies even if ads are not being displayed. These cookies do not contain your name or other personal information about you. For more information, or to opt out of this type of information collection, please visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
3.1 What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your device when you visit our website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie, to develop a record of your online activity. Cookies on our website may be delivered in a first party (set by the website) or third party (set by another website) context and may also be set in association with emails you receive from us.
Cookies help us enhance your experience when using our website. They also help us understand how people use our site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can better serve you.
3.2 Cookies used on our website
Essential cookies: These cookies are essential for enabling your use of our website and providing access to features such as your profile, account information, and other secure areas of our website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the Internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
Third party website cookies: Third party cookies are cookies set by someone other than us for purposes such as collecting information on your behavior, demographics, or personalized marketing. When using our website, you may encounter embedded content or you may be directed to other websites. The other websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites, even if you are directed to them from our Site.
How to control and delete cookies
Many of the cookies on our website can be enabled or disabled through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.
4. Third party data processing
SARK is committed to fully complying with the laws and regulations, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Right to Financial Privacy Act, and the California Financial Information Privacy Act (Chapter 241, Statues of 2003) which became law on July 1, 2004 as “Division 1.2” of the Financial Code (sections 4050 et seq.) that have been established to protect the confidentiality of customer information. For individual principal shareholders, officers, and directors, if we obtain and use information from a third party, other than the government, such as a consumer report, we will notify you.
5. Do not call policy
6. Marketing communications opt-out
8. How to contact us
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us