|Submitted||Sept. 9, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
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.
First of all, I believe you are referring to a license issued by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services for the provision of private home security services.
The website for that function of that state agency is: https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/licensure-and-regulatory-affairs/private-security-services
Ring Protect Inc.
Private Security Service Services
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
As for the corporate entity holding a certificate of authority to transact business in Virginia, corporate filings are a matter of public record pursuant to Virginia corporate law.
The following Delaware corporation with a principal office address in California has held a Virginia certificate since July 7, 2017.
Ring Protect Inc.
SCC ID: F2063750
Entity Type: Foreign Corporation
Jurisdiction of Formation: DE
Date of Formation/Registration: 7/7/2017
1523 26TH STREET
SANTA MONICA CA 90404
The application for such a certificate can be viewed via the SCC website using the VIEW DOCUMENT IMAGES feature on the following SCC webpage:
And, the corporation files a corporate annual report each year which lists principal officers and directors. That document can be viewed at:
The 2019 report was accepted on August 5, 2019.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Kenneth (Ken) J. Schrad
Division of Information Resources
State Corporation Commission
PO Box 1197
Richmond VA 23218
Great! Thanks so much for your help with this request, I really appreciate it.