Your Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Your Personal Information
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), beginning January 1, 2020, California residents have the Right to Opt-Out of the sale of personal information about them or their household, such as (though not limited to) their name, postal or email address, IP address, and/or other personally identifying information.
This right is subject to certain exemptions. For example, it does not apply to information that I share with certain third-party service providers so that they can perform business functions for me or on my behalf, or to de-identified or aggregated data.
While I believe I do not technically meet any of the applicability thresholds specified by this California law, I am committed to providing visitors with as many privacy choices as I reasonably can.
How to Opt-Out or Exercise Your Other California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and would like to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, or to exercise the other rights provided by the CCPA, such as the Right to Know, the Right to Access, and/or the Right to Delete your personal information, you or your authorized agent can submit a request using this California Privacy Request Form or one of the other methods listed below. Once I have reviewed your submission, I will contact you to discuss the next steps involved in processing your request, which may require me to verify your identity (see the “Identity Verification Requirements” section below).
Alternatively, you or your authorized agent may email me at admin (at) aaronseverson (dot) com or contact me via postal mail at the following address:
Attn: Privacy Requests
11100 National Bl. #3
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Mail or email requests should indicate:
- Who you are, and:
- Whether your request is:
- For yourself, or
- If you are acting as an agent for someone else (in which case you’ll also need to provide proof that that person has authorized you to act on their behalf, or that you have the right to do so for some other reason, such as if you are a parent or legal guardian acting on behalf of your minor child), or
- If you are making a request on behalf of your household (in which case all members members of the household may need to make the request jointly), and:
- What right or rights you wish to exercise (e.g., the Right to Know, the Right to Access, the Right to Delete, and/or the Right to Opt-Out), and:
- The best way(s) to contact you so that I can respond to your request and take any steps that may be required to verify your identity (see the “Identity Verification Requirements” section below).
(Except as otherwise required by law, requests pertaining to children under 18 should be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult representative.)
Keep in mind that, as with the Right to Opt-Out, the other rights provided by the CCPA are subject to certain exemptions, exceptions, and restrictions provided by the applicable statutes and/or associated regulations issued by California’s Office of the Attorney General. Applicable law and/or regulations also stipulate the maximum time allowed for acknowledging and/or responding to requests.
There is no charge for for making a request.
Identity Verification Requirements
Please note that, in order to better safeguard your privacy and the privacy of others, I may be required to verify your identity before processing certain requests pertaining to your personal information. I may be unable to fulfill your request if I cannot verify your identity to the degree of certainty applicable law and/or regulations require.
For Right to Know, Right to Access, or Right to Delete requests, the current regulations issued by California’s Office of the Attorney General require me to verify your identity to either “a reasonable degree of certainty” (based on at least two data points) or “a reasonably high degree of certainty” (based on at least three data points, including your signed declaration, under penalty of perjury, that you are either the person whose information is the subject of the request or are duly authorized to act on their behalf), depending on the specific type of request, the nature of the information involved, and the likelihood of harm in the event of unauthorized access or deletion. If I ask you to provide me with additional personal information I did not already possess in order to verify your identity, I may not use that information for any other purpose and must delete it after processing your request (except as otherwise required for compliance with applicable record-keeping requirements). If the request pertains to a household rather than an individual consumer, I may be required to verify the identities of all household members to whom the request pertains.
Even if I verify your identity to “a reasonably high degree of certainty,” the regulations prohibit me from disclosing certain types of extremely sensitive information in connection with an access request. For example (but without limitation), if I possessed your Social Security Number, I could not provide you with the actual number I possessed.
Opt-out requests do not require these verification steps, although I may refuse an opt-out request if I have a reasonable, documented, good faith belief that it is fraudulent. (The current regulations require me to respond to opt-out requests I believe are fraudulent and explain why I believe them to be fraudulent.)