CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT DISCLOSURE
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
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
- 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.