California Privacy Rights
California Privacy Rights
When you visit this site representing a business partner, we collect very little information about you. For the most part, this information is limited to your name and contact information. When you interact with us online, this site may automatically collect certain information about your interactions, including information about your device and the pages you visit, and if you register as a potential partner, we will collect the information associated with the registration, which may be personal information.
Information we collect:
We collect and store information you provide to us through your use of this site or through fulfilling your orders and purchases. We may receive information about you from other sources, including the business or organization you represent. This may also include third parties that help us identify potential new suppliers or carriers. Together, this includes, but is not limited to, the following information:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Online Identifiers:
- Device identifiers (e.g. cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, and similar technologies)
- IP address
- Other Financial Information
- Business account information
- Internet and Other Electronic Network Activity Information
- Your browsing history, search history, and interaction regarding your interaction with the site
Purposes for collecting personal information:
We collect personal information about you for the following business or commercial purposes:
- Recruiting and sourcing merchandising, GNFR, and carrier partners
- Responding to inquiries or sending information about partner programs
- Performing internal operations and research, e.g. enhancing the effectiveness of websites, analyzing how websites are used, improving our site experience, and managing our partner programs
- Detecting and responding to security incidents, protecting against and responding to malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity
- Processing liability claims
- Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies
Disclosure and sharing
We disclose your information to the following categories of third parties for business purposes:
- Our affiliates
- Our business partners
- The business or organization you represent
- Government entities, including law enforcement
We may also disclose your information when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law; apply applicable terms and conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our customers, or others.
We do not sell personal information (including information of persons under 16 years of age) gathered from use of this site or other sources as the word “sell” is traditionally defined and understood or as defined under California law. We do not share information about your use of this site for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising.
We disclose the following categories of information for a business purpose:
- Online identifiers
- Other financial information
- Internet and other electronic network activity information
Categories of Third Parties
|Personal Information Categories||Our Affiliates||Our Business Partners||The Business or Organization You Represent||Government Entities, Including Law Enforcement*|
|Other Financial Information||x||x|
|Internet and Other Electronic Network Activity Information||x||x|
*Please note: Best Buy shares Personal Information with government entities, including law enforcement, only in the following circumstances: (1) when required to do so as a matter of law; (2) to assist in the investigation of a potential crime impacting Best Buy, its employees, its customers, or the communities we serve; or (3) when required in response to legal process (e.g., subpoena, search warrant).
3. Retention – California Residents
Best Buy has in place a records-retention schedule reflecting our intended retention periods for certain types of information. The following reflects the longest applicable intended retention period by personal-information category, for information related to California consumers to whom this notice applies, acquired on or after January 1, 2023. Once the intended retention period has passed, subject information is to be deleted or modified such that it is no longer personal information.
|Personal Information Categories||Intended Retention Period|
|Identifiers||Up to 10 years after commercial relationship termination|
|Identifiers (Online)||Up to 3 years|
|Internet and Other Electronic Network Activity Information||Up to 3 years|
|Other Financial, Medical and Health Information||Up to 10 years after last activity, subject to contractual obligations|
There are a number of reasons personal information may be retained longer than the intended retention period. For example, deletion or modification does not happen immediately after a retention period has passed and instead executes periodically, no less frequently than annually. Additionally, some information systems or information may be placed on legal records hold due to potential litigation or regulatory review and information, therefore, is not deleted or modified.
We do not collect, use, or share sensitive information in connection with your use of the site as you represent a business or other organization.
We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 16 without parental consent. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16 without parental consent, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe that a child may have provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us.
Your rights of access, correction, and deletion
You have the right to request access to the personal information we have collected about you as a representative of a business or other organization. However, we do not maintain personal information that can be reasonably linked to you, directly or indirectly, other than your name and contact information. You also have the right to ask us to delete information we have collected about you as a representative of a business or other organization, subject to exceptions. Any personal information that we retain about you in this context is within these exceptions. And while California residents have the right to request correction of certain information, that right does not have effect here taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes of the processing of the information.
If you wish to exercise these rights as a consumer, for example arising from visiting bestbuy.com or our retail stores for personal, family or household use, please go to our Privacy Hub at bestbuy.com for more information.
Opt-out rights & Global Privacy Control
We do not sell or share information from the site or related to you as a representative in a way that is subject to opt-out rights described in law. As a result, if you use a universal opt-out signal within your browser or device, it will have no effect on your experience on the site or our practices regarding such information.
You have the right to be free from discriminatory treatment from us if you exercise any of the rights described in this policy. You may obtain this policy in alternative formats upon request.
Changes to the policy
Best Buy Corporate Campus
Attn: Customer Care/Privacy
7601 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423-3645
Last updated: January 1, 2023