California Privacy Policy


Updated June 26, 2020

byte (“Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) takes your privacy seriously. We want you to know how we collect, use, share, and protect your or your legal guardian’s Personal Information and about the rights of California Consumers under California law. You may also view byte’s Health Record Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Notice of Privacy Practices here.

This Privacy Policy addresses the following topics:

  1. The Scope of this Privacy Policy
  2. The Company’s Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
  3. Your California Privacy Rights
  4. How to Exercise Your Rights
  5. Additional Rights Under California Law
  6. Changes to This California Privacy Policy
  7. For More Information

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1. The Scope Of This Privacy Policy

What Is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California Consumer or household.

Whose Personal Information Is Covered By This Policy?
This California Privacy Policy applies to the Personal Information of residents of the State of California in their capacity as consumers, which includes both our customers and their legal guardians where applicable (“California Consumers”).

What Personal Information Does This Privacy Policy Cover?
This Privacy Policy applies to all Personal Information of California Consumers that we collect both online and offline, including through California Consumers’ (a) visits to our byteme.com website (“Website”) or byteme mobile application (“Mobile App”), and (b) use of our services and products that references this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that we collect through third party websites or applications, which may include information obtained through application or content (including advertising or marketing) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website or in the Application.

Whose Personal Information Is Not Covered By This Privacy Policy?
For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Consumer” does not include:

  • California residents who are Company’s employees, job applicants, owners, directors, officers, medical staff members, or contract workers (collectively, “HR Individuals”), or the emergency contacts of HR Individuals or the dependents or spouses who receive Company benefits by virtue of their relationship to an HR Individual in their capacities as HR Individuals or emergency contacts, dependents, or spouses; or
  • California residents who are employees or other agents of a business engaged in a transaction with Company in their capacities as employees or agents of that business.
  • Personal Information that is excluded from the scope of the California Consumer Privacy Act, such as information subject to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

What Else Should I Know About The Company’s Handling Of California Consumers’ Personal Information?
Please read section 5.3 of byte’s Privacy Policy here, as it contains important information about your use of our Website. If you have any questions, please contact us using the information below.

2. The Company’s Collection, Use And Disclosure Of Personal Information

This section of the Privacy Policy describes, for the 12 months preceding the date last updated, above, (a) the categories of Personal Information we have collected about you, (b) the sources of that Personal Information, (c) the business and commercial purposes for use, and (d) the categories of third party recipients of your Personal Information.

Unless we inform you otherwise, this section also serves as our “Notice at Collection” by informing you of your Personal Information to be collected in the future and the purposes for its use.

a) Categories Of Personal Information Collected
In the last 12 months, Company collected the following categories of Personal Information about California Consumers:

  • Identifiers, including: real name, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifiers, Internet Protocol address, email address, phone number, ATM debit card and credit card information, credit information.
  • Categories described in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e) (except those already listed in “Identifiers” above), including: government issued ID including driver’s license number, passport number, social security number or ITIN, military ID, signature.
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, including: date of birth, your financial information, medical history and files provided to us and names of your medical and dental providers; and other information about your past, present or future physical or mental health condition or the provision of health or dental care. This includes protected personal information provided by you or your designated healthcare provider through any means, including phone or email.
  • Commercial information, including: products and services purchased.
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including: internet connection, equipment used to access our Services, WiFi usage and related IP address.
  • Sensory information, including: video recordings, photographs, impressions, x-rays, diagnostic imagery.
  • Professional or Employment-Related Information, occupation.
  • Responses To Questions, including information from you on forms within our Website and Mobile App. including registration, subscriptions to Services, posting material, technical reports or issues, study responses.

b) Sources Of Personal Information and Purposes For Using Personal Information
In the last 12 months, Company collected the categories of Personal Information listed above from the following sources and used those categories of Personal Information for the following purposes:

Categories of Personal Information Collected in the Last 12 Months

Sources of that Personal Information Business Purposes and Commercial Purposes for Collecting that Personal Information
Identifiers: real name, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifiers, Internet Protocol address, email address, phone number, ATM debit card and credit card information, credit information. The California consumer himself or herself; due diligence service providers and business partners Performing Services, including providing customer service, customer care, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing advertising or marketing services, and providing analytic services.

Processing Sensitive Personal Data when necessary to carry out our obligations to you.

Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity.

Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the safety and security of customers who use our products and services, and to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large.

For safety and security purposes including cooperating with legal, regulatory requirements, and law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest.

Communications about promotions, for example, by communicating about special events, sweepstakes, promotions and surveys.

Facilitating communications, for example, by collecting and organizing contact information, establishing means of communications, and communicating with current and prospective customers, including regarding questions and feedback.
Categories described in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e): government issued ID including driver’s license number, passport number, social security number or ITIN, military ID, signature. The California consumer himself or herself; due diligence service providers and business partners Communications about promotions, for example, by communicating about special events, offers for military or governmental services, sweepstakes, promotions and surveys.

As well as the purposes listed for “Identifiers,” except for:

Facilitating communications, for example, by collecting and organizing contact information, establishing means of communications, and communicating with current and prospective customers, including regarding questions and feedback.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: date of birth, financial information, medical history and files. The California consumer himself or herself; due diligence service providers and business partners, Network dentists, treating physicians or dentists. The purposes listed for “Identifiers,” except for:

Communications about promotions, for example, by communicating about special events, sweepstakes, promotions and surveys.

Facilitating communications, for example, by collecting and organizing contact information, establishing means of communications, and communicating with current and prospective customers, including regarding questions and feedback.
Commercial information: products or services purchased The California consumer himself or herself; due diligence service providers and business partners The purposes listed for “Identifiers,” except for:

Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: IP addresses, WiFi usage Automated technologies in the Website or Mobile App The purposes listed for “Identifiers,” except for:

Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the safety and security of our customers, and to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large.

For safety and security purposes including cooperating with legal, regulatory requirements, and law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest.

Communications about promotions, for example, by communicating about special events, sweepstakes, promotions and surveys.

Facilitating communications, for example, by collecting and organizing contact information, establishing means of communications, and communicating with current and prospective customers, including regarding questions and feedback.
Sensory information: video recordings, photographs, impressions, x-rays, diagnostic imagery. The California consumer himself or herself; due diligence service providers and business partners, Network dentists, treating physicians or dentists. Communications about marketing opportunities.

As well as the purposes listed for “Identifiers.”
Professional or employment-related information: occupation The California consumer himself or herself; due diligence service providers and business partners The purposes listed for “Identifiers,” except for:

Performing services, including providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing advertising or marketing services, and providing analytic services.

Communications about promotions, for example, by communicating about special events, sweepstakes, promotions and surveys.

Facilitating communications, for example, by collecting and organizing contact information, establishing means of communications, and communicating with current and prospective customers, including regarding questions and feedback.
Responses To Questions, including information from you on forms within our Website and Mobile App. including registration, subscriptions to Services, posting material, technical reports or issues, study responses. The California consumer himself or herself; due diligence service providers and business partners The purposes listed for “Identifiers”.

c) Disclosure Of Personal Information To Third Parties
In the last 12 months, Company collected the categories of Personal Information listed above from the following sources and used those categories of Personal Information for the following purposes:

Category of Personal Information Categories of Third Parties with Whom We Disclose Categories of Personal Information for a Business Purpose in the Last 12 Months
Identifiers: real name, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifiers, Internet Protocol address, email address, phone number, ATM debit card and credit card information, credit information. Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations
Categories described in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e): government issued ID including driver’s license number, passport number, social security number or ITIN, military ID, signature. Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: date of birth, financial information, medical history and files. Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations
Commercial information: products or services purchased Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations
Internet or other electronic network activity information: IP addresses, WiFi usage Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations
Sensory information: video recordings, photographs, impressions, x-rays, diagnostic imagery. Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations
Professional or employment-related information: occupation Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations
Responses To Questions, including information from you on forms within our Website and Mobile App. including registration, subscriptions to Services, posting material, technical reports or issues, study responses. Credit card processors, third-party security providers, IT service providers, and regulatory agencies and law enforcement as necessary to comply with legal obligations

d) No Sale Of Personal Information
byte does not share, sell, or otherwise disclose your Personal Data for purposes other than those outlined in this California Privacy Policy. We disclose your Personal Data to a few third parties, including: your licensed dental provider, byte’s network dental providers/professionals, byte’s subsidiaries and affiliates, third-party service providers, subcontractors, and business associates we use to support our business, to the extent of a merger or acquisition, to the new owner(s) of the company or any company purchased by, or merged with byte, those agencies to which we are required to disclose by law or to comply with legal obligations, companies hired or used to enforce our legal rights, to parties with whom you have provided your express consent. We may also share information to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, to enforce our Terms of Use or the Mobile App’s End User License Agreement, for billing and collection purposes, and if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of you, your licensed provider and/or her/his staff, byte, Straight Smile, LLC, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

3. Your California Privacy Rights

a) Right to Know

  • California Consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request to know:
  • The categories and specific pieces of Personal Information that Company has collected about them;
  • The categories of sources from which Company collected the Personal Information;
  • The categories of Personal Information that Company sold or disclosed to a third party (other than a service provider) for a business purpose and the categories of recipients of that information; and
  • The business or commercial purposes for Company’s collection, disclosure, or sale of the Personal Information.

b) Right To Delete

  • California Consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request for deletion of their Personal Information that Company has collected from the Consumer.

c) Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information

  • California Consumers have a right to opt-out of the sale of the Personal Information. However, as stated above, Company does not and will not sell Personal Information.

4. How To Exercise Your Rights

Company will respond to requests in accordance with applicable law if it can verify the identity of the individual submitting the request. California Consumers can exercise their rights in the following ways:

  • Complete the prefilled e-mail here.

a) Requests By Authorized Agents
You can have an authorized agent submit a CCPA request to us on your behalf by (a) providing us with a written authorization signed by you that designates the agent as your authorized agent for purposes of a CCPA request; (b) verifying your identity directly with us; and (c) directly confirming with us that the agent is authorized to submit the request.

How We Will Verify Your Requests

To prevent anyone other than you, or your authorized agent, from exercising the right to know or the right to delete with respect to your personal information, we follow procedures to verify your, or your agent’s, identity.  This process seeks to confirm that the person making a request is the person about whom we have collected personal information or that person’s authorized agent.  The verification process involves matching data points that you provide with your request against information about you we already have in our records and that we have determined to be reliable for purposes of verifying your identity.  We will use information you provide in your completed request form to verify your identity, and we may request additional information if necessary to complete the verification process.

5. Additional Rights Under California Law

a) The Company’s Non-Discrimination Policy

California Consumers have the right not to be subject to discriminatory treatment by Company for exercising their privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, and Company will not discriminate on that basis. However, Company may charge a California Consumer a different price or rate or provide a different level or quality of goods or services if the difference is reasonably related to the value provided to the California Consumer by the Consumer’s Personal Information. If Company does so, it will provide Consumers with any legally required notice. Your Right to Information About Disclosures of Personal Information for Direct Marketing Purposes

Under California law, California Consumers can request information from us whether we have disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. We will not sell your Personal Information to, or share it with, third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. California Consumers desiring to request further information about our compliance with these laws or who have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies are welcome to contact us using the contact information below.

b) Your ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Setting

The Site does not collects personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. We support the Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting. DNT is a preference you can set in your browser’s settings to let the websites you visit, including the Site, know that you do not want the sites collecting your personally identifiable information.

Third-Party Links And Services
We provide links to third party websites operated by organizations not affiliated with Company. We do not disclose your Personal Information to organizations operating such linked third-party websites. We do not review or endorse, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices of these organizations. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of each and every website that you visit. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Company through the Services.

Minors Under 16 Years of Age
We respect the privacy of children. Our Services are not designed to attract an audience younger than sixteen (16), and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under sixteen (16). If you are under the age of sixteen (16), you are not permitted to use our Services and should not send any information about yourself to us through the Services. Please contact us using the contact details below if you believe we may have collected information from your child under the age of sixteen (16), and we will work to delete it.

6. Changes To This Privacy Policy


If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date above. If we materially change this Privacy Policy in a way that affects how we use or disclose your personal data, we will provide a prominent notice of such changes and the effective date of the changes before making them.

7. For More Information


For questions or concerns about Company’s privacy policies and practices, please contact us at support@byteme.com.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Online Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

How to Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this Online Privacy Policy at:

byte d/b/a byte
3435 Ocean Park Blvd #107-252
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 866-765-2327
Email: support@byteme.com

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