Effective Date: December 24, 2020
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How We Share Information
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Digital Advertising and Analytics
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California Privacy Notice
This section contains disclosures required by the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and applies only to "personal information" that is subject to the CCPA.
Personal Information We Collect. In the preceding 12 months, we collected the following categories of personal information about California consumers:
Categories of Personal Information We Sell. Under the CCPA's definition of a "sale," we treat certain disclosures of online identifiers and/or Internet or other electronic network activity information to third-party advertising, marketing, and analytics providers as "sales." We do not sell names or email addresses we collect to third parties for their own purposes. Finally, we do not have actual knowledge that we sell information about minors under 16 years of age.
Categories of Personal Information We Disclose for a Business Purpose. We disclose each category of personal information we collect to our service providers and to government agencies (as described above).
Categories of Sources. We collect personal information from the following categories of sources:
Your Rights Regarding Personal Information. California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses. If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding your personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
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