|Submitted||Sept. 9, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:
Ring Protect Inc. is licensed to operate in this state and is regulated by this agency, according to Ring.com (https://shop.ring.com/pages/licenses). The license numbers are 127.001708 and 124.001917.
Therefore, I hereby request all records relating to Ring's ability to operate in the state. These documents could include:
1) All calendar invitations, instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other documents that mention Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app. This includes A) any minutes/notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app work, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use, marketing, or promotion of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.
2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Promotional Discount Agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the city and Ring.
3) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Ring or the Neighbors app.
4) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Ring representatives.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Ms. Haskins:
This email is to acknowledge the receipt of and to respond to your FOIA request directed to Mr. Jeffrey Swaney, Support Services Supervisor, Illinois Secretary of State Police. Please be advised of the following:
1. I am the FOIA officer for the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State. In order to ensure efficient handling of your request, please forward all future FOIA requests to me; and
2. The Secretary of State has reviewed its files and states there are no documents in its files that comply with your request. The Secretary of State does not license and/or regulate Ring or Ring.com. Accordingly, your request is denied.
Donna M. Leonard
Illinois Secretary of State