Effective Date: January 1, 2020


This California Consumer Privacy Act Disclosure describes how The AMES Companies and its U.S. subsidiaries (“AMES”) comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act “CCPA” when it collects, uses, and discloses California Resident’s personal information. This disclosure applies solely to California residents and is supplemental to The AMES Companies Privacy Policy.

What Is Personal Information?

The CCPA defines personal information as information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could be reasonable linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.

This CCPA disclosure does not apply to all the information we collect about your interactions with AMES such as information necessary for legitimate business purposes and information retained in compliance with laws.

What Categories of Personal Information Does AMES Collect?

The AMES Companies collects the following categories of personal information for the purpose of verifying your identify, fulfilling customer orders, responding to customer inquiries and service requests, fulfilling warranty claims, advancing product development, maintaining internal business records, conduct advertising and market analysis, and complying with our obligations under the law.

   CCPA Categories                                 Example (for illustrative purpose only)

   Personal Identifiers                             Name, email address, mailing address, phone number

   Commercial Information                   Order history, product selections, customer requests

   Payment Information                         Credit Card information is never saved in our network

   Browser Information                           Activity on AMES Companies websites

   Geolocation                                         Locating the nearest product retailer

Disclosure To Third Parties

In the past 12 months, the AMES Companies has disclosed one or more of the above listed categories of personal information with our affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, third parties with whom you authorize disclosure (for example, credit card processing), and government requests in compliance with our obligations under the law.

The AMES Companies does not share your personal information in a manner that we consider a sale of personal information within the meaning of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Your California Consumer Privacy Rights

In addition to The AMES Companies Privacy Policy, California residents have the right to request that we disclose to you the following information collected about you in the past 12 months. You may request part or all of this information up to twice in a twelve month period.

   - The categories, categories of sources, and specific personal information we have collected about you;

   - The business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information;

   - The categories of third parties with whom we shared your personal information;

   - The categories of personal information about you that we sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose.

California residents may also request that we completely and permanently delete personal information that we have collected about you; however, your request is subject to the legal reasons we may deny part or all of your request.

The AMES Companies does not sell your personal information.

The California Consumer Privacy Act provides that AMES may retain certain personal information for legitimate business purposes, as evidence of our compliance with a CCPA request, in archived records, or in compliance with federal, state or local laws. AMES legitimate business purposes include, but are not limited to, compliance with public accounting regulations, internal market analysis, and warranty fulfillment.

The AMES Companies does not charge different prices, deny business, or provide different quality of goods or services based on the exercise of your CCPA rights.

How California Residents May Make a CCPA Rights Request

California residents may submit their CCPA rights requests through one of the following channels:

   - Submit a CCPA request through our customer service contact form here.

   - Send an email to our Customer Service team here.

To best protect your personal information you may receive an email or other contact requesting to verify your identify including a request for additional information sufficient to verify your identity. CCPA requests may also be made by your authorized agents with sufficient documentation proving authorization such as a power of attorney and your direct verification of their authority. By submitting a CCPA rights request you are certifying under the penalty of law that you are a California resident and the person whose personal information is the subject of the request.

This AMES Companies California Consumer Privacy Act Disclosure is subject to future changes or updates.