TheGuarantors Agency (“Company” or “we”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of the Company’s website, located at www.theguarantors.com (the “Site”). We collect information about you when you sign-up for newsletters, special promotions, purchase products or services, or initiate requests for information regarding the Company’s services (“Service(s)”).
The Information We Collect and Use
Methods & Categories of Collection. We may collect personally identifiable information from you when you access the Site or use or access the Services as follows:
Directly from our clients or their agents. For example, from documents that our clients provide to us related to the services for which they engage us.
Indirectly from our clients or their agents. For example, through information we collect from our clients in the course of providing services to them.
Directly and indirectly from activity on our website. For example, from submissions through our website portal or website usage details collected automatically.
From third-parties that interact with us in connection with the services we perform. For example, from state agencies when we respond to requests for information
The personally identifiable information we may collect from you may include, by way of example:
A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
D. Commercial information.
Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
E. Biometric information.
Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.
F. Internet or other similar network activity.
Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
G. Geolocation data.
Physical location or movements.
H. Sensory data.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
I. Professional or employment-related information.
Current or past job history or performance evaluations.
J. Inferences drawn from other personal information.
Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Other information you volunteer to the Site, through the Services or through other means of communication, such as responses, registrations, surveys, reviews, comments, confirmations, emails, postings, messages, telephone calls, written correspondence or other electronic submissions and communications sent by you to the Site or through the Services. In addition, we may collect User-specific and aggregate information on areas of the Site accessed and the Services used.
Personal information does not include:
Publicly available information from government records.
De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
Information excluded from the CCPA's scope, like:
health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
General, Non-Personal Information. From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Site and the Service, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as “cookies” and “IP addresses”, which are discussed in greater detail below. We may also group this information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the Site and Service to our existing or potential business partners or other third parties, or in response to a government request. However, this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Site.
IP Addresses. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the web. Web servers, the computers and software that store, process and deliver web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for the purpose of system administration, to report aggregate information to third parties, and to track the use of the Site. When visitors request pages from the Site or click on a link in a mailing sent through the Service, our servers log the visitors’ IP addresses. We reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor or list member when it will enhance the users experience or if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Site’s policies or to protect Company, the Site, its visitors, the Service, our Internet Service Provider partners, the list members or others.
Cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that websites transfer to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes, and to save website preferences. Cookies are commonly used by businesses with an internet presence.
Cookies and similar technologies used on our site(including the information obtained through their use) fall into four categories:
Our Website utilizes first- and third-party cookies and similar technologies that are necessary in order to operate our business and maintain our Site, including verifying and authenticating Site users; preventing fraud and securing our Site; payment processing; enabling users to move around our Website and use its features; and complying with applicable laws and industry standards. These essential cookies and similar technologies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or tracking your browsing activity. This category of cookies generally cannot be disabled.
Our Website utilizes first- and third-party cookies and similar technologies to provide enhanced features and remember user preferences, including identifying return users when visiting our Site (for example, to remember your login credentials); keeping track of user preferences, interests, and past items viewed or utilized (for example, preferred language or past purchases); and providing social features that allow users to interact with social media services through our Site (for example, Facebook or Twitter).
If our Website allows users to interact with social media services (for example, the Facebook "Like" button or "Share to Twitter" button), the operators of those services can place a cookie on your device enabling them to recognize users who have previously visited our Site. If you are logged into these social media services while visiting our Site, these cookies allow the social media services to receive information that you have visited our Website or other information. These cookies also allow the social media services to share information about your activities on our Site with other users of the social media services.
Our Website may utilize first- and third-party cookies and similar technologies for analytics, product development and market research purposes, including analyzing how users arrive at and engage with our site or ads; tracking and measuring the performance and effectiveness of our Site and ads; optimizing the location of ads, features, and other content on our Site; statistical reporting in connection with website activity; analyzing user preferences and behaviors and market characteristics and trends in order to develop and improve our products, Site, and ads; segmenting audiences to test features of Site and ads; and conducting research about our consumers, products, and online services.
Our Website may utilize, and reserves the right to utilize, first- and third-party cookies and similar technologies to deliver, track, and measure ads both on and off our Site, including ads relevant to your interests (for example, ads based on your past interaction with our Site or based on predictions about your interests derived from your activities on different websites over time); and ads based on your location, demographics, or device characteristics. Cookies are also used for tracking and measuring the reach and frequency of ads and regulating the delivery of such ads (for example, capping the number of times you see a particular ad).
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons / Web Bugs). A Clear GIF is a tiny line of code, only 1 by 1 pixel in size, that is programmed to collect certain information about a visit to a particular website. We may use clear GIFs to gather non- personal, aggregate information on visits to our Sites, track usage of website links and email delivery. We do not disclose personal information that may be linked to our clear GIF collection practices to third parties. The Sites are not responsible for the use of clear GIFs by other website operators.
Profile. We store information that we collect through cookies and clear gifs to create a “profile” of your preferences. We tie your personal information to information in the profile to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers or to improve the content of the Site for you. We do not share your profile with third parties.
Agents and Third Party Service Providers. To provide the Company’s Services to you, we may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain specialized services such as data processing or other technology services. In such instances, we may provide your personal information to those businesses but they are not permitted to retain or use your information for any other purpose.
Disclosure of Information
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personal Information unless we provide you with advance notice, you consent to the disclosure, or as otherwise described in this policy. This does not include our financial partners, affiliates, website hosting partners, and other parties who assist us in operating our Website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
How we respond to Do Not Track Signals. We do not track our customers over time and across third party websites for the purpose of providing targeted advertising. We do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, some browsers allow you to set the DNT signal so that third parties know you do not want to be tracked. If you would like any more information regarding our DNT policy, please contact email@example.com.
Communication From the Company
Customer Service. Based upon the information you provide to us, we will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the Services you request, and to manage your account relating to Company Services. We may communicate with you by email or telephone.
Newsletters and Promotions. We may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to additional newsletters or promotional communications sent by email. If you have opted in or otherwise qualify to receive these forms of communication, we will use your name and email address to communicate with you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe, as established in the “Choice and Opt-out” section.
Choice/Opt-out. We may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to additional newsletters or promotional communications sent by email. If you have opted in or otherwise qualify to receive these forms of communication, and no longer wish to receive our newsletter or other promotional communications by email, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication.
You may always limit the amount and type of information that we collect from you by choosing not to enter or provide any information requested from you on our Site. However, some of our products and services can only be provided to you if you provide us with the requested information. Some of the products and services offered through our Site may ask whether you wish to opt out or opt into our contact lists for offers, promotions, and additional products and services that may be of interest to you.
You can opt out of marketing emails we may send to you by following the "unsubscribe" instructions provided in such emails. If you opt out of our marketing emails, we may still send you transactional and relationship emails, such as emails about your policy and account.
You can modify or delete retained, inaccurate or incomplete information previously provided to us upon request by contacting us at privacy@TheGuarantors.com . You may exercise your right to opt-out of the collection and retention of personal information by contacting us at privacy@TheGuarantors.com and specifying the nature of your request in detail. If you have an account with us online, you may also be able to update your account information by accessing your account through the Site. For record keeping and compliance purposes, we will retain certain information collected from you in conjunction with commercial transactions, even if amended or updated.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the 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.).
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.
Company reserves the right to disclose member information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Company’s rights or property, other visitors, list members, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Company also reserves the right to disclose visitor or list member information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.