Simpluris may collect personal information through various methods including but not limited to direct receipt of data from clients; directly from class members via website, email, fax, text message, physical mail, and phone; or any other method deemed necessary in relation to the execution of contracted duties as required by court order, legal proceeding, or client direction. Any information received is only used for the express purpose of administering the case or project such as verification of case involvement, claim validation, tax verification, and/or class settlement classification or calculations. Information collected or received may include name, address, phone number, email, tax identification number (i.e. SSN, TIN, EIN), and/or other case related class information (i.e. dates of employment, companies worked for, etc.). Additionally, Simpluris may be employed to or required to gather information from third party sources to fulfill its administration duties, comply with court orders or client direction, and/or comply with various legal or tax compliance requirements.
Simpluris only collects data necessary to administer and effectuate any contracted or agreed upon legal proceeding, court order, or client directed activity. Simpluris typically receives data directly from the court, client, or defendant; or, collects data directly from the class member/claimant through normal case activities such as claim or opt out submission, contact center interaction, or website access. Simpluris may also receive data from third party providers in direct relation to case activity as required by court order, settlement agreement, or client direction.
Simpluris only uses data in direct relation to the execution of case/project obligations as directed by court order, settlement agreement, or client direction including but not limited to processing claims or opt outs, fulfilling class member requests, fulfilling tax compliance obligations (i.e. TIN verification, tax agency reporting), and general verification of class member/claimant class inclusion or settlement calculations.
We may disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform business functions and services on our behalf. Such functions may include, for example, hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing legal, tax, accounting and marketing services. We may share information as needed to fulfill case proceedings, legal duties, compliance, class member requests, process your claim or otherwise provide our noticing and/or administration services. For example, we may be called upon to provide information to the court in which a case is pending, the litigants in the case and their counsel. We may also disclose information to the extent necessary or appropriate to government agencies, advisors, and other third parties in order to comply with applicable laws, the service of legal process, or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a)comply with the law requiring such disclosure; (b) protect the rights or property of Simpluris or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security or (d) protect the personal safety of the users or the public. We do not sell or rent any information provided to us.
As part of Simpluris’ claims administration process, Simpluris collects non-public personally-identifiable information such as social security numbers. Simpluris understands the importance, and is committed to, protecting the security of such information. Our personnel are required to follow specific security procedures for storing, using, and disposing of non-public personally-identifiable information provided to us. We may grant access to such information only to individuals who reasonably need it to accomplish the purposes for which the information was collected. Simpluris policy prohibits the unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers or other non-public personally-identifiable information.
Simpluris is committed to protecting any information and data provided to or collected by us and understands the importance of doing so. We engage reasonable and appropriate methods to protect personal information through use of best practices, procedures, policies, training, technology, and oversight to reduce the risk of data loss, release, or exposure. While we strive to protect your personal information through these various means, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the information. We recommend you take every precaution in protecting your personal information when you are on the Internet or otherwise. You should change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, and make sure you use a secure browser.
Simpluris will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
The Website may contain links to information on other third-party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these third-party websites as they may differ from this Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other third-party websites and cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that may be collected there.
Simpluris does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use any Simpluris systems, websites, or other technologies or provide information to us. If we become aware that we have received private information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information from our database.
If you do not wish to submit or disclose your personal information to Simpluris, you may do so at your discretion. Please note, if you choose to not submit your information to Simpluris, you may not be able to proceed or participate with the administration of the related legal proceeding and thus may be excluded from the settlement disbursement, compensation, or other benefits.
If you have questions about any personal information stored by Simpluris or wish to have any modifications made in relation to any data stored by Simpluris, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not wish to receive emails or text messages from us, you may unsubscribe by contacting us at email@example.com.
The State of California requires Simpluris to notify any visitors, users, and others who reside within the state of California about your rights in regards to any personal information collected or used:
• Personal Information Categories – In the past 12 months, the following categories of personal information have been collected in relation to the administration of cases or projects Simpluris handles through either receipt of information from data owners or directly from the class member/claimant through the lifecycle of the case: identifying information (i.e. name, SSN) contact information (i.e. address, phone, email), project related classification information, or internet/network data (i.e. IP address, website activity).
• Personal Information Sources – Simpluris has collected personal information through sources described above in the Personal Information Categories.
• Purposes of Collection – To execute and administer case/project as directed by court order, settlement agreement, or client direction, fulfill class member/claimant request, comply with all applicable laws and regulations, fraud detection/prevention, or performance monitoring.
• Simpluris does not sell, share, rent, or trade personal information with third parties. In the past 12 months, Simpluris has disclosed personal information to the following categories in relation to the execution of cases/projects as directed by court order or client requirement: tax agencies/authorities, courts, clients, service providers, and authorized third parties.
Simpluris reserves the right to update and repost this Privacy Statement without notification. If you have any questions about our website privacy policies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.