PRIVACY REQUEST FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS


The following applies to you only if you are a California resident.

Your Rights and Choices

The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") provides consumers who are California residents with specific rights regarding their Personal Information.
 
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Your Right to Access Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, or Sold
As a California consumer, you have a right to request what Personal Information we collect, use, disclose, and sell.

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request as described below, we will disclose to you:  
  • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you
  • The categories of the sources for the Personal Information we collected about you
  • Our business or commercial purpose(s) for collecting or selling that Personal Information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we shared that Personal Information.
  • The specific pieces of Personal information we collected about you
In addition, if we sold or disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, we will provide you with two separate lists disclosing:   
  • Disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the Personal Information categories disclosed that each category of recipient obtained
  • Sales and/or disclosures for a commercial purpose, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of each category of recipient obtained; and
 
Your Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information

As a California consumer, you have the right to request that we delete any or all of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request to delete your Personal Information if retaining the Personal Information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
 
  • Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities
  • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code 1546 seq.)
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us
  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it
 
How to Exercise Your Rights to Delete
To exercise your rights to delete described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by:
 
  • Emailing us at: ethics@ngf.org
  • Use a subject line of: California Privacy Delete Request
  • Include "Your California Privacy Rights" in the body of the email and provide your name, street address, city, state, and zip code so we may properly verify your identity.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with your Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account or become a member of us. We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the delete request.
 
 
How to Exercise Your Rights to Access Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, or Sold

To exercise your rights to delete described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by:
 
  • Emailing us at: ethics@ngf.org
  • Use a subject line of: California Privacy Access Request
  • Include "Your California Privacy Rights" in the body of the email and provide your name, street address, city, state, and zip code so we may properly verify your identity.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with your Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account or become a member of us. We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the access request.
 

Response Timing and Format

We will confirm receipt of your verifiable consumer request within ten (10) days and provide you with information about how we will process the request, describing our verification process and when you should expect a response. We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period immediately preceding our receipt of your verifiable request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personal Information that is usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
 
 
 
Contact for More Information
If you have any questions or concerns about these instructions regarding your privacy or Personal Information, please contact us at ethics@ngf.org