Effective Date: March 3rd, 2022
Aptera is Committed to Respecting Your Privacy
This Policy may be amended from time to time, and a new version will be posted on the Site with an updated date displayed. We may modify this Policy, in whole or in part, at any time. You should check the Site from time to time to see if there have been any changes, as they may apply to you. Where appropriate, you may also be notified of updates to the Policy by email.
What Information About Me Does Aptera Collect?
Information You Share. Aptera may collect information you provide directly to us on the Site, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, payment information, and purchases you make. If you apply for a job with us, we may additionally collect information about you necessary to evaluate your employment application, such as your education level and job history. If you application is accepted, we may request additional information about you, such as your social security number, in order to verify your right to work and provide you an offer of employment.
Information Collected via the Site. When you visit the Site, Aptera may automatically collect certain technical information from your browser, such as the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other data about your visit to the Site. We also collect information via cookies and similar technologies, as discussed further below.
Information from Other Sources. Aptera may receive information about you if you use any other websites affiliated with Aptera or from information you post on or submit to the Site. For applicants, we may collect data from services such as LinkedIn.
How Does Aptera Use My Information?
We collect personal information about you that falls within the below categories of data. These categories also represent the categories of personal data that we have collected over the past 12 months. Note that the categories listed below are defined by California state law. Inclusion of a category in the list below indicates only that, depending on the services and products we provide you, we may collect some information within that category. It does not necessarily mean that we collect all information listed in a particular category for all of our customers. With the exception of recording of sales calls, we disclose the below categories of information with our partners and service providers.
|Category||Purpose of processing|
|Identifiers such as 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.||A subset of this data is processed in connection with a number of our operational functions, including to fulfill orders, reservations, or investment requests. It may also be used for marketing purposes, including offering you products that may interest you. A subset of this data is necessary to open and manage an application for employment as well.|
|Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, your 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.||A subset of this data is processed in connection with a number of our operational functions, including to fulfill orders, reservations, or investment requests. It may also be used for marketing purposes, including offering you products that may interest you. A subset of this data is necessary to open and manage an application for employment as well.|
|Characteristics of classes protected under federal or California law, including: familial status, disability, sex, national origin, religion, color, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, source of income, age, or genetic information.||This information is collected and processed where required by law. A subset of this data is necessary to open and manage an application for employment as well. It may also be necessary to accommodate any accessibility needs you may have if you come in to our facilities.|
|Commercial information, including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.||A subset of this data is processed in connection with a number of our operational functions, including to take and deliver orders. It may also be used for marketing purposes, including offering you products that may interest you.|
|Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement.||This data is processed in order to optimize performance of the Site and to offer your products and services. It is also processed to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, and for data analytics.|
|Geolocation data.||This data is processed for marketing purposes, including offering you products that may interest you through both direct and partner advertising. We do not, however, collect “precise geolocation” data as defined under California law.|
|Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.||This data is processed in connection with a number of our operational functions, including recording sales calls and other calls.|
|Professional or employment-related information.||A subset of this data is processed in connection with a number of our operational functions, including to fulfill orders, reservations, or investment requests. It may also be used for marketing purposes, including offering you products that may interest you. A subset of this data is necessary to open and manage an application for employment as well.|
|Inferences drawn from any of the above information to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.||This data is processed for marketing purposes, including offering you products that may interest you through both direct and partner advertising.|
With Whom Does Aptera Share My Information?
We do not sell consumer personal data or share it for cross-contextual advertising purposes, but we may disclose your personal data to the following parties:
With Our Partners. With Our Service Providers. We may share your information with third-party service providers in order to, for example, administer and maintain our IT systems and process payments.
Sharing Anonymized Information with Third Parties. We may share anonymized information (such as aggregate Site usage statistics) with third parties for advertising, promotional, or other marketing purposes.
Corporate Transactions. We may share your information in the event of a proposed sale, restructuring, transfer or merging of any or all part(s) of our business, including to respond to queries from the prospective buyer or merging organization.
With Other Third Parties. We may share your information when legally required to do so, such as at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation or to verify or enforce compliance with policies governing the Site and applicable laws. In addition, we may disclose user information if we believe disclosure it is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Aptera, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, customers or others. We may also disclose user information to our auditors, attorneys, and other professional advisors.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Aptera) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons to operate the Site, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on the Site. Third parties serve cookies through the Site for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through the Site and the purposes they perform are described below.
How can I control cookies? You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising.
You may also opt out of having your data used by Google Analytics via Google’s Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means. Please visit policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites for more information on how to do this.
If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Cookies Served on the Site. The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through the Site and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
|_GRECAPTCHA||www.google.com||Necessary||This cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.||5 months 27 days|
|JSESSIONID||.infusionsoft.app||Necessary||The JSESSIONID cookie is used by New Relic to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.||session|
Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of the Site but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
|__cf_bm||.infusionsoft.com||Functional||This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.||30 minutes|
|__cf_bm||.infusionsoft.app||Functional||This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.||30 minutes|
|_gauges_unique_hour||aptera.us||Performance||This cookie is set by Gauges. This cookie is used for various purposes like proper functioning of the service, marketing and statistical analysis needed for the website.||1 hour|
|_gauges_unique_day||aptera.us||Performance||These cookie is set by Gauges for various purposes including ensuring proper functioning our Services, marketing and other statistical analyses needed by the website.||1 day|
|_gauges_unique_month||aptera.us||Performance||This cookie are set by Gauges, this is Performance type cookies. They collect information about how visitors use the website and improves the website with this information.This cookie is used for various purposes like proper functioning of the service, marketing and statistical analysis needed for the website.||1 month|
|_gauges_unique_year||aptera.us||Performance||This cookie is set by Gauges. This cookies used for various purposes like proper functioning of the service, marketing and statistical analysis needed for the website.||1 year|
|_gauges_unique||aptera.us||Performance||This cookie is set by Gauges. This cookies used for various purposes like proper functioning of the service, marketing and statistical analysis needed for the website. It helps to improve the website by collecting information of the visitors behaviour.||1 year|
|GCLB||.infusionsoft.app||Performance||This cookie is known as Google Cloud Load Balancer set by the provider Google. This cookie is used for external HTTPS load balancing of the cloud infrastructure with Google.||12 hours|
Analytics and customization cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how the Site is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize the Site for you.
|_gcl_au||.aptera.us||Analytics||Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.||3 months|
|_gid||.aptera.us||Analytics||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_gat_UA-135763283-1||.aptera.us||Analytics||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 minute|
|_ga_1GEP9VTRTR||.aptera.us||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.||2 years|
|_ga||.aptera.us||Analytics||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||2 years|
|CONSENT||.youtube.com||Analytics||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.||2 years|
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
|YSC||.youtube.com||Advertisement||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.||session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||.youtube.com||Advertisement||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.||5 months|
|_fbp||.aptera.us||Advertisement||This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.||3 months|
|fr||.facebook.com||Advertisement||Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.||3 months|
|yt-remote-device-id||youtube.com||Advertisement||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||never|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||youtube.com||Advertisement||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||never|
These are cookies that have not yet been categorized. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.
|InfusionsoftTrackingCookie||lz953.infusionsoft.app||Other||No description available.||1 year|
How Does Aptera Protect My Information?
Aptera has implemented various physical, electronic, contractual, and managerial security measures to protect against loss, misuse, and alteration of information that we store and collect. Unfortunately, no data collection or storage process can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Should you have further questions or concerns about our security measures, please contact us using the information below.
Use of Site by Minors. The Site is not designed or intended to collect information from anyone under the age of 16. Aptera does not knowingly collect or maintain any information from anyone under the age of 16. The Site is not designed with the purpose of attracting any person under the age of 16. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if you are under the age of 18, you should only use the Site with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
Collection of Data and Transfer Outside the United States. Aptera is a company based in the United States. The Site is controlled and operated from the United States; however, information collected about you may be collected, stored and processed anywhere we engage service providers, including outside of the United States.
California Do Not Track Disclosure. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browsers, which allows you to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. We do not currently recognize or respond to DNT signals. For more information about DNT, please see www.eff.org/issues/do-not-track
Links or Content from Other Websites. Our Site may contain links to or content from websites maintained by third parties. Aptera is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third-party sites. Please refer to the privacy policies of these respective websites to view the relevant privacy practices.
How Long Does Aptera Keep My Data?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes that we process it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint, or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation with respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from the unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, or other requirements.
In some circumstances, we will anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without providing further notice to you.
You may have the following rights available to you, depending on your jurisdiction or depending on the jurisdiction in which the data was collected, including the right to:
Request confirmation of the existence of processing of your personal data, which enables you to know if the company carries out processing of your personal data.
Request access to your personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Depending on the applicable privacy laws (e.g., California law), you may be entitled to request the categories and specific pieces of personal data that we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which the personal data was collected, the purposes of collecting the personal data, the categories of third parties we have shared the personal data with, and the categories of personal data that have been shared with third parties for a business purpose.
Request the correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete, out-of-date, irrelevant, misleading, or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, although we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request the erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request (for example, we cannot erase information if we are required to keep it for regulatory purposes or to fulfill an order you have placed).
Limit use and disclosure of sensitive personal data to only those purposes necessary to provide our services and goods. This enables you to restrict the use and disclosure of your sensitive personal data, such as precise geolocation data.
Data portability. In some instances, you may have the right to receive the information about you in a portable and readily usable format.
Withdrawal of consent, at any time, by means of and express statement by you, through a free and facilitated procedure, ratified processing carried out under the protection of the previously expressed consent, as long as there is no request for erasure.
Opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal data. For purposes of U.S. (including California) law, we do not sell your personal information to or share your personal information with third parties for cross contextual advertising, nor do we intend to, as those terms are defined in applicable privacy laws, including the CCPA and CPRA. We also have not done so for the last 12 months. We do include on our website third-party cookies, which allow the third-party cookie provider (like Facebook) to collect data directly for their own purposes and subject to their own separate privacy notice. More information about what cookies are on our website and what they do is provided in the “Cookies” section above. It is your choice whether to accept all but strictly necessary cookies, including third-party cookies, when you navigate to our website. You are also free not to leave reviews or other user-generated content.
You will not be charged a fee to access your data or exercise any of your other rights except in certain limited circumstances permitted under law, such as where a request is unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. We will not discriminate against you in any way for exercising your rights.
How to Exercise Your Rights. If you would like to access your personal information or exercise any of your other rights, please submit the request to our webform, or contact us via the methods indicated below.
For your protection, we may need to request specific information from you to help us verify your identity before we can respond to a request from you to exercise your rights. Where applicable, this is a security measure to ensure that the personal data is not disclosed to any person who does not have the right to receive it. For example, we may verify the email address we have on file with the email address from which you are sending a request. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request, in order to speed up our response.
You may also authorize someone else to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you must provide the agent with written, signed permission to submit privacy rights requests on your behalf. The agent must provide this authorization at the time of the request.
Other Ways You May Control the Use of Your Data
Opting Out of Communications. Our promotional materials include instructions for opting out of receiving further communications. If you no longer wish to receive promotional emails, you may opt out by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving marketing communications, we may still communicate with you regarding an established business relationship, if one has been established. Please allow a reasonable time after reaching out for us to process your request.
Updating or Cancelling an Account with Aptera. If you signed up for an account with Aptera, you may update the information associated with your account or cancel your account at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
Changes to this Policy.
We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. The effective date may be found at the top.
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