A Notice from Aberdeen (Legitimate Email)

Some members of the Brown community reported receiving the following notice from the Waltham-based marketing company, Aberdeen, referencing the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). Both Aberdeen, which collects and analyzes data on buyer behavior, and the CCPA are legitimate. If you received this notification and do not wish to be included in Aberdeen's database, use the opt-out link found near the end of the email.

From: Aberdeen <donotreply@mail01-aberdeen.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 5:23 PM
Subject: A Notice from Aberdeen
To: <josiah_carberry@brown.edu>

This is to advise you, under the terms of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), that we have collected your name, business affiliation, job title, and contact details (which may include email) and have added you to the Aberdeen database. It has been collected because you are engaged with a business or organization that buys or uses technology. The data will be kept secure and accurate and only shared with or leased to business-to-business technology marketers.

The database enables technology marketers to accurately communicate with customers and prospects about products and services which are of interest to them.

Aberdeen is a leading research, market intelligence, and marketing services company. We have been providing these services to technology companies for over 40 years. You can find out more about us by visiting our website and you can review our full privacy policy.

You also have the following rights:

  • Right to request the specific personal information we hold about you.
  • Right to opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal information.
  • Right of deletion on request (subject to certain exceptions).
  • Availability of at least two methods of submitting requests. In order to opt-out of our database, you may submit requests:
    > via our website
    > by mail to: Data Privacy Aberdeen 60 Hickory Drive, 5th Floor Waltham MA 02451

Yours Sincerely, Aberdeen Data Governance

Legitimate Email

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