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Bates White Privacy Policy for California Residents

Last Updated: July 6, 2023

This Privacy Policy for California Residents supplements the information contained in Bates White’s Privacy Policy and applies solely to all visitors, users, job applicants, and others who reside in the State of California (“consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, and its implementing regulations (collectively, the “CCPA”). Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Policy.

Information We Collect

We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device ("Personal Information"). Personal Information does not include:

In particular, the below chart identifies which categories of Personal Information we have collected within the last twelve (12) months. We retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.




A real name, alias, postal address, Internet Protocol address, email address, education, employment, employment history, and telephone number.

Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.

Sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression), national origin

Commercial information.

Records of services performed

Professional or employment-related information.

Current or past job history

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

Inferences drawn from other Personal Information.

Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

Sensitive Personal Information

Information that reveals a person’s racial or ethnic origin.

We obtain the categories of Personal Information we collect from the following categories of sources:

Use of Personal Information

We may use or disclose the Personal Information we collect for one or more of the following purposes:

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.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose your Personal Information to a third party for a business purpose. We only make these business purpose disclosures under written contracts that describe the purposes, require the recipient to keep the Personal Information confidential, and prohibit using the disclosed information for any purpose except performing the contract. In the preceding twelve (12) months, Bates White has disclosed Personal Information for a business purpose to the categories of third parties indicated in the chart below. We will not sell the Sensitive Personal Information we collect. We also will not share it with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising. Because we do not sell or share Personal Information or Sensitive Personal Information, we do not offer users the ability to opt out of such Personal Information sales or sharing.

Personal Information Category

Category of Third-Party Recipients

for Business Purpose Disclosures


  • Performing services on behalf of the business
  • Marketing

California Customer Records Personal Information categories.

  • Performing services on behalf of the business
  • Marketing

 Your Rights and Choices

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.

Right to Know and Data Portability

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 (the “right to know”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity (see Exercising Your Rights to Know, Delete, or Correct), we will disclose to you:

Right to Delete

You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions (the “right to delete”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity (see Exercising Your Rights to Know, Delete, or Correct), we will review your request to see if an exception allowing us to retain the information applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:

Right to Correct

You have the right to request that Bates White correct inaccurate Personal Information that we maintain about you. Once we receive your request and confirm your identity (see Exercising Your Rights to Know, Delete, or Correct), we will review your request and use commercially reasonable efforts to correct the inaccurate Personal Information.

Exercising Your Rights to Know, Delete, or Correct

To exercise your rights described above, please submit a request by either:

Please note that household data is exempted from our right to know, deletion, and correction response obligations. Please also note that you may only submit a request to know twice within a 12-month period.

Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may exercise your rights. If you would like to submit a request on behalf of another person as that person’s authorized agent, unless you are the person’s power of attorney, you will be required to: (1) provide proof that the person gave you signed permission to submit the request; and (2) verify your identity with us. You may also make a request on behalf of your child by signing and returning a consent form to us.

Your request must:

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. You do not need to create an account with us to submit a request to know or delete.

We will only use Personal Information provided in the request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make it.

Note: For information about your opt-out or opt-in rights, see Personal Information Sharing Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights. For information about your right to limit our use of your Sensitive Personal Information, see Right to Limit Our Use of Your Sensitive Personal Information

Response Timing and Format

We will confirm receipt of your request within ten (10) business days. If you do not receive confirmation within the 10-day timeframe, please contact

We endeavor to substantively respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to another 45 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 our receipt of your request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personal Information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

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.

Right to Limit Our Use of Your Sensitive Personal Information

To the extent that we collect Sensitive Personal Information about you, we only use your Sensitive Personal Information as necessary in order to:

The above-listed uses of Sensitive Personal Information are authorized under California law, and therefore we do not offer consumers the right to limit our use of Sensitive Personal Information. We will ensure you are informed of any additional uses of your Sensitive Personal Information which we may undertake in the future, as well as the process through which you may exercise your right to limit our uses of your Sensitive Personal Information to only those uses listed above.

Personal Information Sales and Sharing Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights

If you are age 16 or older, you have the right to direct us to not share your Personal Information at any time (the “right to opt-out”). We do not sell or share the Personal Information of consumers, and therefore do not offer a process for opting out of Personal Information sales and sharing.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

Other California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to or call us at 1-866-683-7201.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this Policy, we will post the updated notice on the Website and update the notice's effective date. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, the ways in which Bates White collects and uses your information described here and in the Privacy Policy, your choices and rights regarding such use, or if you need to access this Policy in an alternative format due to having a disability, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Phone: 1-866-683-7201
Postal Address:
Bates White, LLC
Attn: Legal Department
2001 K Street NW
North Building, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006

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