IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR USERS IN CALIFORNIALast Updated: November 5, 2020
Last updated: November 5, 2020
This section applies only to California residents. It describes how we collect, use and share Personal Information of California residents in operating our business, and their rights with respect to that Personal Information. For purposes of this section, “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) but does not include information exempted from the scope of the CCPA.
How We Collect, Use, and Share your Personal Information. We collect the following statutory categories (as defined by CCPA) of Personal Information:
- Identifiers (e.g., name, site log-in, email address, mailing address, phone number).
- Commercial information (e.g., subscription records, site engagement).
- Online identifiers (e.g., device identifier, IP address, unique browser ID, cookies, beacons, pixel tags, account login, other unique identifiers).
- Internet or network information (e.g., browsing and search history, site and advertisement interactions).
- Geolocation data (e.g., precise location derived from GPS-enabled services).
- Professional or employment information (e.g., information you provide when you apply for a job with us).
- Financial information (e.g., your financial account numbers or payment card information; please note that a third party payment processor is responsible for all collection, processing, and storage of your Financial Information and we do not have direct access to or possession of any payment card information.)
- Education information (e.g., information you provide when you apply for a job with us).
- Protected classification characteristics (e.g., age or gender; please note that we do not intentionally collect this information, but it may be revealed in identity data or other information we collect)
- Inferences (e.g., information about your interests, preferences, and favorites).
The sources from which we collect information are described in Section 1 of the Privacy Statement; the business and commercial purposes for which we collect this information are described in Section 2 of the Privacy Statement; and the categories of third parties to whom we “disclose” the information for a business purpose are described in Section 3 and Section 5 of the Privacy Statement.
Your California Privacy Rights. As a California resident, you have the rights listed below. However, these rights are not absolute, and in certain cases we may decline your request as permitted by law.
- Information. You can request the following information about how we have collected and used your Personal Information during the past 12 months:
- The categories of Personal Information that we have collected.
- The categories of sources from which we collected Personal Information.
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling Personal Information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information.
- Whether we have disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third-party recipient.
- Whether we have sold your Personal Information, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third-party recipient.
- Access. You can request a copy of the Personal Information that we have collected about you during the past 12 months.
- Deletion. You can ask us to delete the Personal Information that we have collected from you.
- Opt-out of sales. You can ask that we do not sell your Personal Information.
- Opt-in. If we know that you are younger than 16 years old, we will ask for your permission (or if you are younger than 13 years old, your parent’s or guardian’s permission) to sell your Personal Information before we do so.
- Nondiscrimination. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination. This means that we will not penalize you for exercising your rights by taking actions such as denying you services; increasing the price/rate of services; decreasing service quality; or suggesting that we may penalize you as described above for exercising your rights.
How to Exercise your California Rights. As California residents you may exercise the California privacy rights described above as follows:
- Rights to information, access, and deletion. To request to exercise your information, access or deletion rights:
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- Right to opt-out of the “sale” of your Personal Information: ST does not sell your Personal Information in the conventional sense (i.e., for money). Like many companies, however, we use services that help deliver interest-based ads to you and may transfer Personal Information to our distributors as explained in Section 3 of our Privacy Statement. Making Personal Information available to these companies may be considered a “sale” under the CCPA. You can request to opt out of such “sale” of your Personal Information via this hyperlink: Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Please note that you will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection.
Identity Verification and Additional Information Needed to Process a Request. We reserve the right to confirm your California residence to process your requests and will need to confirm your identity to process your requests to exercise your California privacy rights. As part of this process, government identification may be required. California residents can empower an “authorized agent” to submit requests on their behalf. We will require the authorized agent to have a written authorization confirming that authority. We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it.