IEM is the world’s largest woman-led disaster management firm.

Requesting That Your Personal Information Not Be Sold

Last Updated: 07 August 2020

“IEM,” “we,” “us,” or “our” means Innovative Emergency Management, Inc. or any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with it. “You” or “your” means the individual accessing or using this website, or the company or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using this website.

IEM provides this “Do Not Sell” link to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Civil Code Section 1798.100 et seq., effective January 1, 2020. The CCPA is a data protection law that provides California residents with certain choices about their data, including the ability to tell companies not to “sell” their “personal information.” Although the CCPA only pertains to California residents, IEM provides non-California residents with the same choice about their personal information. Please see our Privacy Policy for information about our privacy practices and our approach to the CCPA.

“Sale” of “Personal Information” Under the CCPA. The CCPA broadens the definition of “sale” and “personal information” beyond how you might commonly interpret those terms. Under the CCPA, “personal information” includes information that is not necessarily directly tied to an individual’s identity but may be associated with a device. In many cases, this type of information is not associated with you, but they are unique identifiers that could be. The term “sell” is defined to include not just selling in exchange for money, but also sharing or transferring personal information (including information that does not directly identify an individual as described above) in exchange for anything of value, which is not limited to the exchange of money. Certain things are not considered “sales,” including when personal information is shared with a service provider that is contractually prohibited from using the personal information for any purpose beyond the service specifically requested or when the consumer has directed a company to disclose the personal information.

IEM does not sell information that directly identifies you. In fact, we do not even share that type of information except with service providers who can use the information solely to provide a service on our behalf, when a consumer directs us to share the information, or in the limited additional circumstances outlined in our Privacy Policy (such as for fraud prevention purposes or where we are legally required to share the information). However, the CCPA’s broad definitions of “sale” and “personal information” may deem some common flows of information to be a sale.

Exercising Your “Do Not Sell” Right. If you would like to opt out of this kind of sharing, please send an e-mail (including your name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number) to IEM may only comply with your request if we can verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that your personal information is involved with the request. IEM only will use personal information provided in your request to verify your identity and authority to implement your request. Please note that you do not have the right to opt out of IEM sharing your personal information with service providers, who are parties IEM engages to perform a function on IEM’s behalf and are contractually obligated to use the information only for that function.

Third Party Requests. If you are submitting a “do not sell” request on behalf of someone other than yourself, please contact IEM at and include proof that you are authorized to make the request. This may be in the form of a written authorization signed by the person whom you are acting on behalf of or a valid power of attorney.

© 2020 IEM. All Rights Reserved.