Wyty LLC Privacy Policy


Last Updated: July 1, 2020

Wyty LLC respects your right to privacy and we are committed to protecting it. This statement discloses the information practices for the web pages associated with the domain wyty.com (the "Website"), including what type of Personal Information we gather and track, how we use this Personal Information, with whom we share the Personal Information, and your rights with respect to this Personal Information.

By accessing, viewing, downloading, or otherwise using the Website, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, now and as amended or modified by us.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you should first contact us at privacy@wyty.com

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY DO NOT USE WYTY.COM

Information, including Personal Information, Collected by Wyty

Wyty is a database, accessible via Website, of publicly available sources of information aggregated for Visitors’ convenience.

Through Wyty, Visitors can access certain information posted to or made available through the Website as compiled, distributed, and displayed by Wyty and other third-party content providers ("Third-Party Providers") including, but not limited to, third-party websites or services that provide information about individuals (each, a "Search Subject") that can be searched for and accessed through the Website ("Wyty Checks").

Such information may identify, relate to, describe, is reasonably associated with, or could be reasonably linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device (“Personal Information”). Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • Deidentified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Any information excluded by law from the definition of Personal Information

 

Wyty obtains Personal Information from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from our customers or their agents. For example, from information that our customers provide to us related to the services for which they engage us.
  • Indirectly from our customers or their agents. For example, through information we collect from our customers in the course of providing services to them.
  • Directly and indirectly from activity on our website (www.wyty.com) along with all subdomains. For example, from submissions through our Site portal or Site usage details collected automatically.
  • From third parties that interact with us in connection with the services we perform.

 

When you interact with Wyty through its Website, we collect information that you provide, and as necessary to help identify and contact you, including, but not limited to, when you submit an online application to become a Wyty member ("Member"), which enables you to utilize services made available to Members by and through the Website ("Member Services"); when you submit a request to opt out of Wyty’s People Search results; when you conduct a Wyty Check; or when you contact us with a question, comment, or request. This information may include, among other information, your e-mail address; full name; company name; date of birth; password; mailing address; credit card information; and information associated with a Search Subject (such as a name, age, or address) that you use to conduct a Wyty Check.

We also collect information about the computing device you use to access our online services, which information includes device ID, advertising ID, your browser, your browsing activity while using our online services (for example, the pages you view, how long you stay on each page, and how often you return, the ads or online content you accessed) and your IP address and information related to that IP address (such as domain information, and the internet service provider used). This information is collected for site optimization, to correctly render text and graphics, and for marketing development.

If you do not want the Website to collect information made available through Cookies, you may set your web browser to reject Cookies from the Website, or to inform you when a Cookie has been sent to your computer to provide you with the opportunity to refuse that Cookie. Each web browser is different, so please check your browser’s "Help" menu to learn how to change your Cookie preferences. When you disable or reject Cookies, you may not be able to use the Member Services or experience the full functionality of the Website.

Wyty also collects and aggregates publicly available information for the purpose of selling or otherwise making such information available to individuals, businesses, and government agencies that use Wyty’s products and services, including the wyty.com people search. Consumers may out of the sale of this information, as detailed in the Your Rights and Choices subsection below.

In particular, the following categories of Personal Information may be collected by Wyty, and have been collected by Wyty, in the preceding 12 months:

Category Examples Collected
A. Identifiers 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. YES
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. YES
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). YES
D. Commercial information. Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. YES
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. NO
F. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. YES
G. Geolocation data. Physical location or movements. NO
H. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. NO
I. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations. NO
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. NO
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. NO

 

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.

 

How We Use and Share Personal Information

We use the information that we collect from you for several purposes, including:

  • to provide you with products, services, or information you request, such as Wyty Checks and other Member Services;
  • to process, or in connection with, any payments or transactions that you authorize;
  • to verify that any credit card you submit is valid and active by charging;
  • to send you service-related communications to verify and manage your Member account, about the Website, about the services you request, or containing required notices;
  • to process your requests to opt out of Wyty’s People Search results;
  • to respond to your inquiries;
  • to deliver marketing communications or promotional materials that may be of interest to you, subject to other terms of this Privacy Policy;
  • to generate and analyze statistics about your use of the Website (e.g., to determine the demographics of our Visitors);
  • for internal business purposes (e.g., to analyze and manage our business, to allow us to better tailor the Site to our Visitors’ needs);
  • to customize your experience on the Website; and
  • to detect and protect against fraud, infringement, or other violations of our Terms of Service.

 

We also may aggregate, anonymize, or merge any of the information we collect through the Website or elsewhere for these purposes, except as expressly stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy. This may include linking your Member account information with information collect through Cookies for purposes such as identifying what areas of the Website are most relevant to you and allowing us to better tailor the Website and our communications to your interests.

When you submit a request to opt out of Wyty’s People Search results, we require that you provide an email address. Wyty only uses this email address to (i) send you an email to verify your request to opt out and (ii) communicate with you about questions you may ask concerning your opt-out status. We will not sell the email address that you provide as part of the opt-out process, or use it for any other purpose, without your prior consent.

Wyty uses data about Search Subjects to provide responses to Wyty Checks performed through the Website.

The following paragraphs describe in more detail how we may use, sell (subject to your right to opt-out of those sales), or disclose the Personal Information you provide to us and with whom we may share it.

Fulfilling your Transaction Request. If you request something from this website, for example, a product or service, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we will share information with service providers to help us bring you the products and services we offer, either directly as the provider of such product or service, or indirectly such as financial institutions for credit card processing, email service providers, outsourced Customer Care providers or postal service providers. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. In addition, like many websites, we gather certain information automatically (including cookies and log files). This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and click stream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer this website, to track users' movements around this website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The cookies we use for these purposes and to fulfill your transaction request may contain your email address.

Communications from Us. When you request something from this website, we will send you transactional emails related to your service request. You cannot opt out of receiving these communications. However, you can opt in to receive promotional emails from us. If you later choose to opt out of receiving these emails, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the link included in the email or logging in to your account and changing your preferences.

Marketing Use. The information you provide to us on this website, as well as information that we capture during your use of the website, may also be used by us and shared with selected third party entities for marketing purposes related to our products and services or to provide you with targeted advertising based upon your interests. These third-party entities may employ tracking technologies, such as cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. This shared and/or collected information is controlled by the relevant affiliated company or third party and is not controlled by us; specifically, (i) such information is governed by the privacy policy and terms of use of the relevant other party and (ii) we will in no way be responsible or liable to you for any data breach by such other party that compromises or otherwise affects your information. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org). Third party services providers may include, but are not limited to Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect, store, and share information as further dictated by the privacy policies and disclosures of those third parties. Google, Inc. may utilize the data collected to track and examine the use of this Site, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google, Inc. services. Google, Inc. may also use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You may view Google’s privacy policy here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, with more information located here: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ (including information regarding how to control how information is shared through your Ads Settings) and here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. You may opt out of Google Analytics data as instructed here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. You can opt out of or modify the settings related to what Google collects through its DoubleClick cookie by visiting the following websites: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=en and https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous?hl=en. General information regarding opt-out from interest-based advertising from companies belonging to the Network Advertising Initiative can be found here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

"Do Not Track" Policy. We do not respond to a user's Do Not Track browser settings.

Service Providers. We may share information we have collected with one or more third parties or affiliates to provide specific services on our behalf, including, but not limited to:

  • Credit card processing companies to process your payments for goods and services and to verify that your credit card account is valid and active; e-mail service providers to send out e-mails on our behalf; sales partners to sell you our services; data partners to process data on our behalf (e.g., by removing duplicate information from user lists, by analyzing data); and marketing partners who may market our products to you on our behalf and provide analysis of such marketing efforts. These affiliates and service providers will have access to your information as needed to perform their functions on our behalf, but we do not authorize them to use your information for other purposes. In addition, apart from the circumstances described above, we will not share your credit card information with any third parties without your prior informed consent, although notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to share with third parties the fact that we have credit card information about you on file.
  • Certain third-party entities (such as data partners) in connection with providing the Wyty Checks for the sole and exclusive purpose of verifying information applicable to the particular Search Subject. We will not share the information of the Search Subjects for any other purpose.
  • Certain service providers who provide regulatory or information security audits, conduct member surveys, provide all or a portion of an underlying product or Service on our behalf, or perform statistical analysis of the Services or data relating thereto. In these cases, we may provide your Personal Information to these service providers, but we do not authorize them to use your information for other purposes.

 

Legal or Regulatory Compliance. We may disclose information we have processed, stored, or collected, as necessary to comply with law enforcement requests, subpoena, court order, legal process served upon us, governmental regulation, or otherwise to comply with the law.

Disclosures for a Business Purpose. In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for a business purpose:

  • Category A: Identifiers.
  • Category B: California Customer Records Personal Information categories.
  • Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
  • Category D: Commercial information.
  • Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.

 

Sales of Personal Information. In the preceding twelve (12) months, Wyty has sold the following categories of Personal Information:

  • Category A: Identifiers.
  • Category B: California Customer Records Personal Information categories.
  • Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.

 

Information About Search Subjects

In connection with providing the Wyty Checks, we collect information about Search Subjects from our third-party data providers.

Other Purposes

We may use or share information we have collected for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Sharing, as necessary for disclosure to any acquiring entity in connection with a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation of Wyty;
  • when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect the rights of Wyty, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures, or third-party service providers, and each of their respective members, officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, co-branders, content licensors, suppliers, contractors, attorneys, and other partners, such as to enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions, and other applicable Wyty agreements and policies; and
  • to protect the rights, property, or safety of you or others (e.g., by exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes, by providing information to law enforcement where we believe the Website is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts).

 

In addition, we may share aggregate reports comprised of the demographic, usage, and/or other characteristics of our Visitors as a group, which will never identify you personally, with third parties.

Social Media Widgets

Our Web site includes Social Media Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our Website. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

External Links

Please be aware that we may provide links to third party websites from this website as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. We have no ability to control the privacy and data collection practices of such sites and the privacy policies of such sites may differ from that of wyty.com. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of such sites before providing them with any information. Wyty.com assumes no liability for any damages you may suffer from visiting such linked websites, including without limitation, damages caused by computer viruses, Trojan Horses or other destructive/disruptive code which may be downloaded from such linked websites. Any links contained on this website shall not be construed as an endorsement by wyty.com of any such linked website. Wyty.com has not reviewed or researched the full content on these linked websites and shall not be held responsible should you encounter any materials that may appear inaccurate, indecent or illegal. If you visit such a website that is linked to this website, please contact us and we will determine if the link should be removed from the Website.

Other Voluntary Information

If you use our blog to submit a comment on our website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of that blog, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in that blog. To request removal of your Personal Information from our blog, contact us through one of the methods listed below.

Your Rights and Choices

Various applicable laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, provides consumers with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. This section describes your rights and explains how to exerercise those rights.

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

You have the right to request that Wyty disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months, including information regarding our disclosure or sale of your Personal Information.

Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights, hereinbelow), 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 or selling 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, which is request is only available for California residents).
  • If we sold your Personal Information or disclosed it for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
    • sales, identifying the Personal Information categories that were sold; and
    • disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the Personal Information categories that were disclosed.

 

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that Wyty delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions set forth hereinbelow. We will endeavor to delete all records and associated records based on the completeness of information provided by the authorized requestor.

Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights, hereinbelow), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies. Any report purchased prior to our receipt of your request and the response time allowed by law may still be accessible to the purchaser thereof in accordance with the terms of our service. Note, in addition to this website, there are many other companies offering public records search services, and your request that we delete your Personal Information from this website will not prevent your information from appearing on these other services.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) 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 applicable laws, such as the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
  • 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 information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  • 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.

 

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

  • Calling us at (888) 211-2291.
  • Emailing us at privacy@wyty.com.
  • wyty.com/remove/
  • Only you, or someone legally authorized 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. To designate an authorized agent, the authorized agent must possess signed permission from you (the subject of the request), must furnish evidence of your identity, must furnish evidence of the agent’s identity, and must directly confirm to us that he or she is an authorized agent.

 

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access 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 and verify an authorized representative, if applicable, which may include a copy of a government-issued identification, a legal document or court order (such as a power-of-attorney) appointing a requestor with agency to make decisions about the consumer’s property, finances, and other affairs, among other things.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

 

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.

Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us.

We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

For instructions on exercising sale opt-out rights, see Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights, hereinbelow.

Response Timing and Format

Wyty endeavors to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (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.

If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.

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, which are available on for California residents, we will select a format, such as a comma-separated value (“CSV”) file, to provide your Personal Information, which format is readily useable.

Wyty will not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is frivolous (i.e., 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.

Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights

If you are 16 years of age or older, you have the right to direct us to not sell your Personal Information at any time (the “right to opt-out”). We do not sell the Personal Information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is at least 13 but not yet 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age. Consumers who opt-in to Personal Information sales may opt-out of future sales at any time.

To exercise the right to opt-out, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us by visiting the following Internet Web page link: https://www.wyty.com/remove/ or by calling us at: (888) 211-2291 or sending us an email at: privacy@wyty.com.

Opt Out

Your information will be removed from our database in approximately 7-14 days from our receipt of your request. Once you make an opt-out request, we will wait at least twelve (12) months before asking you to reauthorize Personal Information sales.

You do not need to create an account with us to exercise your opt-out rights. We will only use Personal Information provided in an opt-out request to review and comply with the request.

Non-Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted or required by law, we will not: deny you services; charge you different prices or rates for services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties; provide you a different level or quality of services; or suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for services or a different level or quality of services.

Links to Non-Wyty Websites

This website contains links to other third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.

Minors

Minors (persons who have not yet attained the age of 18 years) are not eligible to use the Services, and we prohibit minors from submitting any Personal Information to us. We will not knowingly collect information from minors or knowingly allow minors to become members of our Services. If we later discover or receive verifiable information that a minor is a member, then that minor's account will be terminated. We do not knowingly publish information concerning anyone under the age of 13. If you know of information appearing in these Services concerning anyone under the age of 13, please send an email to us at privacy@wyty.com.

Access to your Account

If you want to update your Personal Information in your account such as your name or address you may do so by logging in to your account.

Changes to This Policy

We regularly review our compliance with this Policy. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy, and any of our policies or procedures concerning the treatment of information collected through the site, in compliance with state and federal law. You can determine when this privacy policy was last revised by referring to date at the top of this page. Any changes to our privacy policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Internet, accessible through the site. Use of the site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised policy then in effect. We encourage you to periodically review our privacy policy to ensure familiarity with our most current version. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy to privacy@wyty.com.