Last updated: January 1, 2020
BillFloat, Inc. dba SmartBiz Loans and www.smartbizloans.com (collectively, “SmartBiz,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes, respects, and strives to protect the personal privacy rights of all our users, visitors, and customers (“you”). We are committed to providing security and privacy regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information.
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1. Personal Information we collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with an individual consumer or device (“personal information”).
1.1. How We Obtain Your Personal Information:
Directly from you
Directly & indirectly from you
From vendors or third-parties
We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business and commercial purposes:
- Performing services on behalf of us or by our service provider, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, providing advertising or marketing services, providing analytic services, or providing similar services on behalf of us or by our service providers. This includes:
1.1 To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided.
1.2 To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
1.3 To provide you with email alerts and other notices concerning our products or services, or events or news, that may be of interest to you.
1.4 To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collections.
- Undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration.
- Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity.
- Short-term, transient use, provided the personal information that is not disclosed to another third party and is not used to build a profile about a consumer or otherwise alter an individual consumer’s experience outside the current interaction, including, but not limited to, the contextual customization of ads shown as part of the same interaction.
- Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us.
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
1.4. Within the last 12 months we collected the categories of personal information listed below and shared it as follows:
Purposes for sharing
We do not and will not sell your personal information. We do not and will not sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.
2. Your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
- Publicly available information from government records
- De-identified or aggregated consumer information
- Information excluded from the CCPA, 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 (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994
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 for access, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
- If we disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, a list identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete, de-identify, or aggregate (and direct our service providers to do the same) your personal information from our records, unless an exception or exemption applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the personal information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business's ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
- 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 businesses' deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if the consumer has provided informed consent.
- To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer's relationship with the business.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Otherwise use the consumer's personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.
- The personal information is subject to an exemption under Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), or the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA).
Additionally, we may deny your request to delete if we are unable to verify your identity or have reason to believe that the request is fraudulent.
You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. However, we do not and will not sell your personal information. We do not and will not sell the Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.2.5. Right to Non-Discrimination:
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
- Deny you goods or services.
- Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:
Only 1) you, 2) a person authorized by you to act on your behalf, or 3) an entity registered with the California Secretary of State and authorized by you to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access (aka Right to Know) or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative. Given the sensitivity of your personal information that we collect and retain, we will need to verify your identity with at least 3 separate pieces of information such as name, address, account number, date of birth, last 4 of your Social Security Number, phone number, etc. If you are submitting a data portability request, you will be required to submit a dedaration under the penalty of perjury stating that you are requesting information on behalf of yourself.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
Before we can respond to a verifiable consumer request submitted by an authorized agent, we need to confirm not only that person or entity’s authority to act on behalf of a consumer and verify the identity of the authorized agent. If you are authorized to submit a request on behalf of a California resident, please email us at [insert email address] and provide the following information:
- To verify your authorization to request on behalf of a California resident, please attach a copy of one or more of the following to your request email:
- California Secretary of State authorization,
- written permission from the California resident, or
- power of attorney
- Valid Government Issued ID (not expired) AND
- a utility bill, bank statement, or similar documentation to verify your name and address (account numbers can be redacted)
- Valid Government Issued ID (not expired),
- utility bill,
- bank statement,
- email address,
- last 4 of the SSN or
- last 4 of the account number
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
We will acknowledge receipt of the request within 10 days of its receipt. We will 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. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will provide the responsive information in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, in a readily useable format that allows you to transmit the information to another entity without hindrance. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
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.
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Cookies help us enhance your experience when using our website. They also help us understand how people use our site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can better serve you.
3.2.1. Essential cookies
These cookies are essential for enabling your use of our website and providing access to features such as your profile, account information, and other secure areas of our website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the Internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
3.2.2. Analytics cookies
To view an overview of the privacy of your Google Analytics cookies please go here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
You may install a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On by going here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
To view an overview of the privacy of your Heap Analytics cookies please go here: https://heap.io/privacy
3.2.3. Third party website cookies
Third party cookies are cookies set by someone other than us for purposes such as collecting information on your behavior, demographics, or personalized marketing. When using our website, you may encounter embedded content or you may be directed to other websites. The other websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites, even if you are directed to them from our Site.3.3. How to control and delete cookies
Many of the cookies on our website can be enabled or disabled through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.
4. Third party data processing
5. Do not call policy
6. Marketing communications opt-out
7. Nevada residents disclosure
We are providing you this notice pursuant to state law. You may be placed on our internal Do Not Call List by following the directions in the “Marketing Communications Opt-Out” Section 6. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or SmartBiz Loans at email@example.com. Or contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; 702-486-3132 BCPINFO@ag.state.nv.us .
8. Vermont residents disclosure
Except as permitted by law, we will not share information we collect about you with non-affiliates or affiliates unless we have first requested your permission and you authorize us to do so.
10. How to contact us
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at: