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Effective January 1, 2020
Region Specific Privacy Statement
1. California Supplemental Privacy Notice
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Depending on how you interact with us, SurveyMonkey may collect the following categories of information as summarized in the table below. If you are a California resident interacting with our site as a Respondent, all of your response data is owned by the person that sent you the survey (the Creator) and we recommend you contact them about their practices under the California Consumer Privacy Act. This Supplemental Notice also does not apply to personal information we collect from employees or job applicants in their capacity as employees or job applicants. It also does not apply to personal information we collect from employees, owners, directors, officers, or contractors of businesses in the course of our provision or receipt of business-related services.
All of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed below) come from the following categories of sources:
- You, including through your use of our services
- Automatically collected from you
- Our affiliate companies
- Third parties
|Categories of Personal Information We Collect||Categories of Third Parties with Which We Share that Information|
|Identifiers (such as name, address, email address)||
|Commercial Information (such as transaction data)||
|Financial Data (such as billing information)||
|Internet or Other Network or Device Activity (such as browsing history or app usage)||
|Location Information (e.g. inferred from your IP address)||
|Professional or Employment-Related Data (such as the name of your employer)||
|Legally Protected Classifications (such as gender and marital status)||
|Other Information that Identifies or Can Be Reasonably Associated with You||
CATEGORIES OF BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL PURPOSES FOR OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
All of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed above) are used for the following purposes:
- Providing our services (for example, account servicing and maintenance, customer service, advertising and marketing, analytics, and communication about our services)
- For our operational purposes, and the operational purposes of our service providers and integration partners
- Improving our existing services and developing new services (e.g., by conducting research to develop new products or features)
- Detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents and fraudulent or illegal activity
- Bug detection, error reporting, and activities to maintain the quality or safety of our services
- Auditing consumer interactions on our site (for example, measuring ad impressions)
- Short-term, transient use, such as customizing content that we or our service providers display on the services
- Other uses that advance our commercial or economic interests, such as third party advertising and communicating with you about relevant offers from third party partners
- Other uses that we notify you about
CALIFORNIA RIGHTS AND CHOICES
Subject to certain restrictions, California residents have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect about you, to delete any personal information that we collected from or maintain about you, and to opt-out of the sale of personal information about you. As a California resident, you also have the right to designate an agent to exercise these rights on your behalf. This section describes how to exercise those rights and our process for handling those requests, including our means of verifying your identity. If you would like further information regarding your legal rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us here. While our contact form is the best way to reach us, you may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing and Deleting Your Personal Information
- Right to request access to your personal information
California residents have the right to request that we disclose what categories of personal information that we collect, use, or sell about you. You may also request the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you. However, we may withhold some information where the risk to you, your personal information, or our business is too great to disclose the information.
- Right to request deletion of your personal information
You may also request that we delete any personal information that we have collected from/about you. However, we may retain personal information as authorized under applicable law, such as personal information required as necessary to provide our services, protect our business and systems from fraudulent activity, to debug and identify errors that impair existing functionality, as necessary for us, or others, to exercise their free speech or other rights, comply with law enforcement requests pursuant to lawful process, for scientific or historical research, for our own internal purposes reasonably related to your relationship with us, or to comply with legal obligations. We need certain types of information so that we can provide our services. If you ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use our services.
- How to exercise your access and deletion rights
California residents may exercise their California privacy rights by submitting your request here. While our contact form is the best way to reach us, you may also email us at email@example.com
For security purposes, we may request additional information from you to verify your identity when you request to exercise your California privacy rights.
If you have an online account with us, logging into your account will serve to verify your identity and request, although we may request additional information if we believe your account has been compromised. If you do not have an account with us, or if we have reason to suspect that the security of your account is compromised, we will request additional information from you to match with our existing records to verify your identity, depending on the nature of the request and the sensitivity of the information sought.
Once you submit a request to (1) access the categories of personal information we have about you or (2) obtain a copy of specific pieces of personal information we have about you, we will ask that you verify you identity by logging into your account using your username and password. There, we will provide you with your information in a password-protected format.
To request that we delete personal information we have collected from you, you will need to authenticate with us by first logging into your account using your user name and password on file with us and deleting your account, once you let us know you’ve taken this action we will initiate the deletion process.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights and do not have an account with us, please contact us here and we will request additional information to perform identity verification where possible.
Sales of Personal Information
California residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal information. SurveyMonkey does not “sell” your personal information as we understand that term to be defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act and its implementing regulations.
California residents have the right to not be discriminated against for exercising their rights as described in this section. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your CCPA rights.