Last Updated: 08/05/2022
4. POLICY APPLICABLE TO ONLINE ACTIVITIES ONLY
5. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. We do not collect personally identifiably information (e.g., your name, address, email address, credit/debit card number, checking account number or other information which can be associated with you without additional information) when you merely visit this site. However, we may ask you for certain information referred to on this site as “personal information,” which includes information that pertains to your identity and your assets. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items such as your name, address, date of birth, age, gender, e-mail address, telephone number, or credit card or debit card number. If you use this site to make on online payment of taxes or to prepare and/or file a California Agricultural Property Statement, a California Business Property Statement, or for purposes related to Transit Occupancy Tax or taxes related to tangible personal property or real property, then we will request and collect additional information (also “personal information) as are designated on such statements, such as personal and business property ownership, business information, farm animal information, and vehicle and vessel information, and other information necessary to complete the applicable statement, You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts of our website or features of the site. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the site where such information is requested.
INFORMATION RELATED TO ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS. You must provide certain contact information, including an account holder’s name, email address, and billing address, along with certain financial information, such as a checking account number or a credit/debit card number, card expiration date, and card security code, if you are to make a payment of taxes online through this site.
6. GENERAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. Most of the information we collect about you comes from our direct interactions with you as you voluntarily provide us personal information in response to filing out data request fields. There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature (“general information”). Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to communicate with others via the Internet. Such general information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access the site, whether or not you provide us with any other personal information.
A set of website features may be accessible from web-enabled mobile devices. The intent is to provide screens that are optimized for the size of the screen and operating systems. On some devices, functionality may be limited. If you access this website through a mobile device, then we may collect information about your mobile device whether or not you provide us with any other personal information.
6.1. Your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA):
You have the right to know what categories and/or specific pieces of personal information are collected about you. In addition, you have the right to know what personal information is sold or disclosed to third parties. As such, you may submit a verifiable consumer request via email or via mail from the contact information provided below.
Subject to statutory exemptions and exceptions, you have the right to request that we delete the personal information that we have collected about you. You may submit a request for deletion via the following methods. Please see contact information below to submit any requests
If you exercise your rights under the CCPA, you have the right to not be discriminated against.
6.2. Click Stream Data
When you visit our website, we may also collect “click stream data” (server address, domain name). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us by registering, for example, which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits. We may use click stream data for traffic analysis or e-commerce analysis of our website, to determine which features of our site are most or least effective or useful to you.
6.4. How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Disclosures
7. USE OF INFORMATION & DISCLOSURE TO APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
USE OF PERSONAL & GENERAL INFORMATION. We will primarily use the personal information you provide and any general information we receive from you to provide the following:
A. To analyze visits to the website and learn about the interests of our visitors in aggregate and also on a personal level to better understand your interests and needs, so we can improve site functionality.
B. As discussed below, to be transmitted to applicable local county government agencies.
C. To be used for demonstration purposes to California county governments.
8. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION
8.1. Security Measures
In order to protect both the personal information and the general information that we receive from you through our website, we have implemented various security measures, including usage of Secured Socket Layer transport of data and BIN Allocation for sign on.
8.2. Risk of Interception
Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online, there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While Megabytes Systems, Inc. strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using this site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through this site and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you through the site is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.
9. NO USE OF THIS SITE BY PERSONS UNDER 18 PERMITTED
9.1 Registration Declined
9.2. Notice Concerning Children
PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.
10. THIRD PARTIES
10.1. Sharing Information With Persons or Entities Who Manage This Website
Megabytes Systems, Inc.’s global and local websites and the personal information and general information collected are managed and controlled by Megabyte Systems, Inc.’s web development team. The servers that make Megabytes Systems, Inc.’s global and local websites available are located outside of California. If you are located outside California, please note that the information you provide will be transferred to AIS Network and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer. Megabyte Systems, Inc. has entered into an agreement with a hosting company to provide safeguards for the protection of your data that are consistent with this policy.
10.2. Disclosing Information to Third Parties
10.2.1. Categories of Personal Information Collected. The following is a list of categories of personal information which we may collect or may have been collected from California residents within the last twelve (12) months. Please note that the categories and examples provided in the list below are those defined in under California law. This does not mean that all examples of that category of personal information were in fact collected by us, but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of that information from the applicable category may be and may have been collected. For example, certain categories of personal information would only be collected if you provided such personal information directly to us as result of filling out requests for specific information:
RELEASE OF INFORMATION. Megabytes Systems, Inc. will release personal or general information without your consent for security purposes, when required by law, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity. We will disclose personal or general information on receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion. Release of your personal data for security purposes, as described in this agreement, to any person or entity under any circumstances shall be based on a determination made solely by us, exercising our own discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by you to us in accordance with this Policy.
10.4. Links to Third Parties
11. AUTOMATIC COLLECTION
COOKIES – A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used for such activities as remembering your username and password, if you use such a feature on this site. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options, you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or other browser). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the website you visit and you may lose access to some of its features. The cookies we use do not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but Cookies are used to support essential application functionality and improve user experience.
12. DELETING OR MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION
12.1. Right to Opt Out of the Sale of Personal Information.
We do not sale your personal information.
12.2. Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information.
Subject to numerous statutory exclusions and exemptions, if you are a California resident you have the right to request that we delete the personal information that we have collected about you. You may submit a request for deletion via email or via mail at the addresses listed below. Any such request for deletion must clearly explain your specific deletion request and include a declaration of your California residency. We may deny your deletion request if the information requested is not personal information, if retaining the personal information is necessary for any business or commercial purpose under California law or for any other justifiable reason which complies with California law.
13. RIGHTS OF EEA RESIDENTS.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you may also have the following rights: (i) The right to object to processing of your personal information, restrict processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information; and (ii) The right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. To exercise these rights email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. If you are a resident of the EEA, our legal basis for collecting and using personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we normally rely on our or your legitimate interests to collect personal information from you, except where such interests are overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
14. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS