If you are a California resident, you have rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The IBM Privacy Statement addresses the required disclosures about your Personal Information. This supplement to the IBM Privacy Statement is an overview of the information required by the CCPA and provides instructions on how to exercise the rights granted by the CCPA. There may be cases where we present you with an additional privacy notice that includes information specific to an activity or offering.
Collection, Business Purposes and Disclosure of Personal Information
As described in the IBM Privacy Statement, to support your relationship with IBM or your use of our products and services, we may have collected and disclosed, for a business purpose, information from the following categories in the last twelve months:
this includes Personal Information defined by the CCPA as:
Sources and Sharing of Personal Information
The IBM Privacy Statement describes the types of sources from which we collect Personal Information and how we share your information with third parties. As explained, we may collect Personal Information directly from you, automatically from your device, from selected partners and/or from your employer. We may share information about you with our subsidiaries, suppliers and, where appropriate, with selected partners to help us provide you, or the company you work for, products or services, or to fulfill your requests, or with your consent.
Sale of Personal Information
When you use IBM websites, IBM’s authorized advertising partners may collect cookies and similar technologies and use this data for their own purposes. This activity may qualify as a “sale” under the CCPA. You can make choices to allow or prevent such uses. Depending on your choices, during the past twelve months, we may have “sold” to authorized advertising partners information within the following categories defined by the CCPA:
In addition to the rights granted under the IBM Privacy Statement, as a California resident, you have the right to:
Know your Personal Information
You can request specific pieces of Personal Information, or information about the categories of Personal Information that IBM holds about you by submitting a request through our webform here or by calling (toll free) 1-800-IBM-4YOU (1-800-426-4968).
Request Deletion of your Personal Information
You can request the deletion of the Personal Information that IBM holds about you by submitting a request through our webform here or by calling (toll free) 1-800-IBM-4YOU (1-800-426-4968).
Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information
When you use IBM websites, IBM’s authorized advertising partners may collect cookies and similar technologies and use this data for their own purposes. This activity may qualify as a “sale” under the CCPA. You can make choices to allow or prevent such uses. To opt-out of IBM making information relating to cookies, and similar technologies, available to third parties for their own purposes, click here.
If you are accessing our websites while located outside of California, you can opt-out by going to "Cookie preferences" in the footer and setting your cookie preferences to "Required".
If you choose to exercise any of these rights, we will not deny goods or services to you or provide different quality of services.
You may use an authorized agent to submit a request about your personal information via our webform here or by calling (toll free) 1-800-IBM-4YOU (1-800-426-4968). To use an authorized agent, you must provide the agent with written authorization. In addition, you may be required to verify your own identity with IBM.
Data Rights Metrics
For the period between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020:
Number of CCPA requests to know:
Number of CCPA requests to delete:
Number of US requests to opt out of sale:
(for IBM's purposes, opt-out of sale is functionally consenting to only required cookies)
As permitted under HIPAA, IBM may "Sell" or disclose Deidentified Patient Information (as those terms are defined under CCPA) that has been deidentified pursuant to the deidentification methods described in HIPAA.
Questions about this Policy or about IBM's handling of your Personal Information may be submitted through our webform here or by calling (toll free) 1-800-IBM-4YOU (1-800-426-4968).
To read more about IBM's general privacy practices that apply to the Personal Information we collect, use and share, please visit the IBM Privacy Statement.