Last Updated: July 29, 2021
This Privacy Notice explains how RuralWorks Partners, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (“RuralWorks,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and discloses information about you through its websites that link to this Privacy Notice, including https://www.ruralworkspartners.com (collectively, the “Site“) or when you otherwise interact with us.
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. If we make changes, we will post the amended Privacy Notice to our Site and update the date at the top of the Privacy Notice. In some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by sending an email, adding a statement to our homepage or otherwise communicating through our Site). We encourage you to review the Privacy Notice whenever you access the Site or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, you share information directly with us when you fill out a form, send us an email through our Site, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of personal information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number and any other information you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Interact with Us
When you access or use our Site, exchange information with us or otherwise transact business with us, we automatically collect certain information, including:
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Site.
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain and improve our services, discuss possible business opportunities with you, and enter into and facilitate any such business opportunities. We may also use the information we collect to:
Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.
We will not share information about you with third parties except in the following circumstances:
We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
Transfer of Information to the U.S. and Other Countries
RuralWorks is based in and operates in the United States, and we have service providers in the United States and other countries. As such, we and our service providers may transfer your information to, or store or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to ensure that your personal data receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.
You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from RuralWorks by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about our ongoing business relations.
California Consumer Privacy Act
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100 et seq.) affords consumers residing in California certain rights with respect to their personal information. If you are a California resident, this section applies to you.
In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information: full name, email address, company name, phone number, and other personal information a user chooses to provide in communicating with us. For details about the precise data points we collect and the categories of sources of such collection, please see the Collection of Information section above. We collect personal information for the business and commercial purposes described in the Use of Information section above. RuralWorks does not sell your personal information.
Subject to certain limitations, you have the right to (1) request to know more about the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use and disclose; (2) request deletion of your personal information; (3) opt out of any “sales” of your personal information that may be occurring; and (4) not be discriminated against for exercising these rights. You may make these requests by contacting us at our website https://www.ruralworkspartners.com/contact and clearly indicating in your message that you are making a request under the CCPA. We will verify your request by asking you to provide information related to your recent interactions with us, such as the date you sent us a message through our Site. We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your rights under the CCPA.
If we receive your request from an authorized agent, we may ask for evidence that you have provided such agent with a power of attorney or that the agent otherwise has valid written authority to submit requests to exercise rights on your behalf.
Legal Basis for Processing
When we process your personal data, we will do so in reliance on the following lawful bases:
We store personal data for as long as necessary to carry out the purposes for which we originally collected it and for other legitimate business purposes, including to meet our legal, regulatory or other compliance obligations.
Data Subject Requests
Subject to certain limitations, you have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you and to receive your data in a portable format, the right to ask that your personal data be corrected or erased, and the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may make these requests by contacting us at our website https://www.ruralworkspartners.com/contact/ and clearly indicating in your message that you are making a request under the GDPR. We will verify your request by asking you to provide information related to your recent interactions with us.
Questions or Complaints
If you have a concern about our processing of personal data that we are not able to resolve, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority where you reside. Contact details for your Data Protection Authority can be found using the links below:
For individuals in the EEA: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en
For individuals in the UK: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
For individuals in Switzerland: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home/the-fdpic/contact.html
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at https://www.ruralworkspartners.com/contact.