California Consumer Privacy Act
Last Updated: January 18, 2023
This California Consumer Privacy Act Notice (“Notice”) is provided by Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. This Firm is referred to in this Notice as “we” or “us.”
This Notice explains how we collect, use, and disclose personal information about California residents. The Notice also explains certain rights that California residents have under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). This Notice explains how California residents can exercise their rights under the CCPA to request that we: (1) provide certain personal information that we have collected about them during the past 12 months, along with related information described below, or (2) delete certain personal information that we have collected from them.
The CCPA only applies to information about residents of California. If you are not a resident of California, you may submit a request and we will process it, as described in this Notice, even though the CCPA does not require us to do so. In accepting, processing, and responding to requests by individuals who are not California residents, we will apply all of the same limitations and exceptions under the CCPA to those requests as apply to requests made by California residents. We reserve the right to change or stop the practice of accepting requests from individuals who are not California residents at any time and without prior notice.
Under the CCPA, “personal information” is information that identifies, relates to, or could reasonably be linked with a particular California resident or household. This information is referred to in this Notice as “Personal Data.”
Categories of Personal Data that We Collect and Disclose
We collect and disclose Personal Data in a variety of contexts. For example, we collect and disclose Personal Data to provide products and services, and for our employment and human resource purposes. We do not disclose Personal Data for any other purpose.
The Personal Data that we collect, use, or disclose about a specific California resident will depend on, for example, our relationship or interaction with that individual.
During the past 12 months, we have collected the following categories of Personal Data:
- Personal unique identifiers, such as full name and federal or state issued identification numbers including Social Security number, driver’s license number, and passport number
- Personal information, including contact details such as telephone number and address, financial information such as account number and balance, payment card details including credit and debit card numbers, as well as medical and health insurance information
- Characteristics of protected classes or groups under state or federal law, such as sex or marital status
- Purchase information, such as products and services obtained and transaction histories
- Internet or online information such as browsing history, and information regarding interaction with our websites, applications, or advertisements
- Professional or employment-related information; and
- Inferences based on information about an individual to create a summary about, for example, an individual’s collecting preferences and characteristics
During the past 12 months, we have also disclosed the categories of Personal Data listed above internally for our business purposes and otherwise with the person’s consent (e.g., in set registry profiles or forum signatures) . We have not, however, sold Personal Data that is subject to the CCPA’s sale limitations. The CCPA defines a “sale” as the disclosure of Personal Data for monetary or other valuable consideration.
Why We Collect Personal Data and How We Use It
The purposes for which we collect and use Personal Data depend on, among other things, our relationship or interaction with a specific California resident. The table below lists the purposes for which we collect and use Personal Data in different contexts.
|Purposes for Collection and Use||Examples|
|Provide and manage products and services||
|Support our everyday operations, including to meet risk, legal, and compliance requirements||
|Manage, improve, and develop our business||
|Support employment, infrastructure, and human resource management||
Sources of Personal Data
The sources from which we collect Personal Data depend on, among other things, our relationship or interaction with a specific California resident. The information below lists the categories of sources from which we collect Personal Data in different contexts.
- From California residents directly, or other individuals acting on their behalf, through physical (e.g., paper application), audible (e.g., phone), or electronic (e.g., website, social media) sources.
- Public records or widely available sources, including information from the media, and other records and information that are made available by federal, state, or local government entities.
- Outside companies or organizations that provide data to support activities such as fraud prevention, underwriting, and marketing.
- Outside companies or organizations from whom we collect Personal Data to support human resource and workforce management activities.
Requests Under the CCPA
A California resident has the right to request that we:
- Disclose to you the following information covering the 12-month period prior to your request (“Access Request”):
- The categories of Personal Data we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected the Personal Data;
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting Personal Data about you;
- The categories of third parties to whom we disclosed Personal Data about you, and the categories of Personal Data disclosed;
- The specific pieces of Personal Data we collected about you; and
- Delete Personal Data we collected from you (“Deletion Request”).
If you are a California resident, a business may not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA.
Responding to Requests
CCPA requires us to verify the identity of anyone making an Access Request or a Deletion Request, and we must deny any such request if we cannot verify the requestor’s identity. In addition, privacy and data protection laws, other than the CCPA, apply to much of the Personal Data that we collect and use. When these laws apply, Personal Data may be exempt from, or outside the scope of, Access Requests and Deletion Requests. As a result, in some instances, we may decline all or part of an Access Request or Deletion Request related to this Personal Data. This means that we may not provide some or all of this Personal Data when you make an Access Request. Also, we may not delete some or all of this Personal Data when you make a Deletion Request.
As examples, our processing of or response to an Access Request or Deletion Request may not include some or all of the following Personal Data:
- Employment. Personal Data about an individual who is a current or former employee (team member) or job applicant, and we use that Personal Data within the context of that individual’s role as a current or former employee (team member) or job applicant.
- Business-to-Business Relationships. Certain Personal Data we collect in the course of providing a product or service to another business, or in the course of receiving a product or service from another business.
The types of Personal Data described above are examples. We have not listed all types of Personal Data that may not be included when we respond to or process Access Requests or Deletion Requests.
In addition to the above examples, we may not include Personal Data when we respond to or process Access Requests or Deletion Requests when the CCPA recognizes another exception. For example, we will not provide the Personal Data about another individual where doing so would adversely affect the data privacy rights of that individual. As another example, we will not delete Personal Data when it is necessary to maintain that Personal Data to comply with a legal obligation.
How to Make Requests
If you are a California resident, you can make an Access Request or a Deletion Request by:
- Contacting us at 1-877-344-4002; or
- Submitting your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this Notice
We may change or update this Notice periodically. When we do, we will post the revised Notice on this webpage indicating when the Notice was “Last Updated.”
Notice At Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. For California Applicants
Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. (the “Firm”) is providing you with this Notice for California Applicants to inform you about:
- the categories of Personal Information that the Firm collects about applicants who reside in California; and
- the purposes for which the Firm uses that Personal Information.
For purposes of this Notice,
- “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a natural person that the Firm collects about its applicants, who reside in California, in their capacity as applicants for positions with the Firm.
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1.Identifiers And Professional Or Employment-Related Information
Personal Information Collected: The Firm collects identifiers and professional or employment-related information, including the following:
Identifiers: real name, nickname or alias, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, signature, and online identifier.
Professional or Employment-Related Information: employment history.
Purposes of Use:
|Monitoring, Security, And Compliance:||
Purposes of Use: reimbursement of travel expenses.
Purposes of Use: to conduct criminal history background checks.
3.Sensory Or Surveillance Data
Personal Information Collected: The Firm collects sensory or surveillance data, including the following: audio/visual recordings of interviews and footage from video surveillance cameras. The CCPA defines “sensory or surveillance data” as audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information that can be linked, or associated with, a particular consumer or household.
Purposes of Use: to protect the safety and security of the Firm’s facilities and personnel through video surveillance, to evaluate the applicant’s suitability for employment, and to monitor compliance with Firm policies.
Personal Information Collected: The Firm collects education information including the educational institution attended and whether an applicant received a degree.
Purposes of Use: to evaluate applicants’ qualifications for employment with the Firm.
Purposes Potentially Applicable To Any Of The Categories Of Personal Information Listed Above
The Firm also may use applicants’ Personal Information to facilitate administrative functions and information technology operations and for legal reasons and corporate transactions. These functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- to manage litigation involving the Firm, and other legal disputes and inquiries and to meet legal and regulatory requirements.