Last updated: January 9, 2020

This California Privacy Notice (“Notice”) applies to California residents whose personal information is processed by Acoustic, L.P. and/or its affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired companies (collectively, “Acoustic”, “we”, “us”) pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), including how we protect the personal information we process and control relating to you and rights you may have in relation to this personal information.  For purposes of this Notice, “personal information” has the meaning provided by the CCPA and does not include information that is publicly available, that is deidentified or aggregated such that it is not capable of being associated with you, or that is excluded from the CCPA’s scope, such as personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, such as the HIPAA, the FCRA, GLBA or the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.  This Notice also does not apply to personal information we collect when we are acting as a “service provider” to process information pursuant to a contract with one of our business customers.

If you have special accessibility needs, please refer to our Accessibility Statement for more information about how you or someone on your behalf can access the content of this Notice.

Collection and Use of Personal Information. We collect personal information from and about you for a variety of purposes.  For example, we use personal information to fulfill your requests, process your transactions and provide our Service to you; to communicate with you; for marketing and advertising purposes; to monitor, improve, and develop our Service; and to protect the security and integrity of our business, comply with legal requirements and obligations; for our business and operational purposes; and as otherwise permitted or required by law.

To learn more about the types of personal information we collect and the purposes for which we collect this information, please refer to the sections of our Privacy Notice titled “What Personal Information Do We Collect About You? and “How Do We Use Personal Information?.

For more information about the categories of personal information we have collected and/or disclosed in the last 12 months, please refer to our Processing Activities Chart.

Will we share your personal information with third parties?  We share personal information with third parties for business purposes or we may sell your personal information to third parties, subject to your right to opt out of those sales (see “Your California Rights and Choices” below). The categories of third parties to whom we sell or disclose your personal information for a business purpose include: (i) other brands and affiliates in our family of companies; (ii) our service providers and advisors; (iii) marketing and strategic partners; (iv) promotional partners; (v) ad networks and advertising partners; (vi) analytics providers; (vii) social networks. To learn more about how we disclose data to third parties, please refer to the section of our Privacy Notice titled “How We Share Your Information.”

We allow certain third-party advertising partners to collect information about the users of our Service for the purposes of serving ads that are more relevant, for ad campaign measurement and analytics, and for fraud detection and reporting.  To learn more about online advertising and how you may be able to control some of this activity, please refer to our Privacy Notice.

Your California Rights and Choices.  As a California resident, you may be able to request to exercise the following rights:

  • The Right to Know any or all of the following information relating to your personal information we have collected and disclosed in the last 12 months, upon verification of your identity:
    • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you;
    • The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
    • The categories of sources of the personal information;
    • The categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for a business purpose, and the categories of recipients to whom this information was disclosed;
    • The categories of personal information we have sold and the categories of third parties to whom the information was sold; and
    • The business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling the personal information.
  • The Right to Request Deletion of personal information we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.
  • The Right to Opt Out of Personal Information Sales to third parties now or in the future.

You also have the right to be free of discrimination for exercising these rights. However, please note that if the exercise of these rights limits our ability to process personal information (such as in the case of a deletion request), we may no longer be able to provide you our products and services or engage with you in the same manner.

To submit your California Consumer Rights Requests.  You may submit a request to exercise your California Consumer Rights through one of the mechanisms described below. We will need to verify your identity before processing your request, which may require us to request additional personal information from you or require you to log into your account, if you have one.  In certain circumstances, we may decline or limit your request, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity or locate your information in our systems, or as permitted by law.

To exercise your California Consumer Rights, please submit a request by:

  • Emailing privacy@acoustic.com with the subject line “California Rights Request,” or
  • Calling 877-ACO-0934

Do Not Sell My Personal Information. To submit a request to opt-out of personal information sales, please use one of the methods designated above.

Please see our Privacy Notice for more information about how third parties use cookies and related technologies to collect information automatically on our websites and other online services, and the choices you may have in relation to those activities.

California’s “Shine the Light” Law. California’s « Shine the Light » law (Civil Code Section §1798.83) provides certain rights to California residents that have an established business relationship with us with regard to the disclosure of certain types of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To opt-out of having your personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please submit a request using one of the California consumer rights request methods designated above.    

California Residents Under 18. If you are a resident of California, under the age of 18 and have registered for an account with us, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to our websites. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, because, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another visitor to our websites.