California residents have certain privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (collectively, CCPA). This notice provides a general overview of the privacy rights under the CCPA. Further, it applies generally to all of NewsUSA, Inc.'s products and services.
The CCPA defines certain terms in a particular manner that may differ from how those terms are used in everyday language. When these terms are used in this notice, they are used based on the definitions set forth in the CCPA. These terms are: "personal information", "consumer", "business purpose", "commercial purpose", "service provider", "third party", "share", and "sale" or "sell".
For purposes of this notice, NewsUSA, Inc. may be referred to as "us", "our or "we" and NewsUSA, Inc.'s consumer customers may be referred to as "you" or "your".
Summary of CCPA Privacy Rights
The CCPA provides California consumers with the following privacy rights. These rights are explained in further detail in the sections below.
The right to know and the right to access the following for the preceding 12 month period: categories of personal information we collected, the categories of sources from which we collected personal information, the business or commercial purposes for which we collected personal information, and the categories of third parties with whom we sell or share personal information, and the pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
The right to delete personal information collected that is not needed for specified purposes.
The right to correct inaccurate personal information that NewsUSA, Inc. maintains about you.
The right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of your CCPA rights.
The right to opt out of the selling or sharing of your personal information.
The right to limit the use or disclosure of sensitive personal information for certain purposes.
Right to Know and Access
Under the CCPA, California consumers have the right to know and access the following information for the preceding 12 month period:
the categories of personal information collected or used, disclosed for a business purpose, or otherwise sold or shared;
the business purposes for collecting or sharing personal information;
the commercial purposes for collecting, selling or sharing personal information;
the categories of sources of personal information;
the categories of service providers to which personal information is disclosed for a business purpose;
the categories of third parties to which personal information is sold or shared; and
the specific pieces of personal information collected or used.
Categories of Personal Information: NewsUSA, Inc. may collect, use, disclose for a business purpose, or otherwise sell or share different categories of personal information depending on the product or service.
Below is the full list of categories of personal information that NewsUSA, Inc. may collect, use, disclose for a business purpose or otherwise sell or share: identifiers (e.g., technical, financial, government identifiers); contact information; physical characteristics or description information; internet or electronic network activity information; geolocation information; commercial information; audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information; biometric information; inferences, including advertising and content related inferences; medical information or health insurance information; professional or employment related information; education information; legally protected classifications; and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated or linked with you.
Business Purposes: NewsUSA, Inc. may disclose personal information to service providers for the following business purposes: auditing; security; debugging; short-term transient use; performing services on behalf of NewsUSA, Inc.; research; and quality assurance and service improvements.
Commercial Purposes: NewsUSA, Inc. may sell or share personal information with third parties for the following commercial purposes: delivering content and ads; associating user activity; provide NewsUSA, Inc. services; provide contextual advertising; provide targeted advertising; provide personalized content; fulfill user requests; user communication; provide location-based services; provide promotions; create analytics and reports for third parties; processing payments; and security and fraud prevention.
Categories of Sources: NewsUSA, Inc. collects personal information from the following categories of sources: NewsUSA, Inc. websites and apps; external party websites and apps where NewsUSA, Inc. technologies serves content or ads or measurement; third party data partners; NewsUSA, Inc. analytics services; and websites, apps or other public sources.
Categories of Service Providers: NewsUSA, Inc. may disclose personal information for a business purpose with the following categories of service providers: analytics providers; social button providers; application providers; advertising partners; content providers; game developers; payment providers; search partners; voice and digital assistant providers; and security partners.
Categories of Third Parties: NewsUSA, Inc. may sell or share personal information for a commercial purpose with the following categories of third parties: analytics providers; social button providers; application providers; advertising partners; content providers; game developers; payment providers; search partners; voice and digital assistant providers; and security partners.
Right to Delete
If you do not have a registered account with NewsUSA, Inc., please refer to this help article about clearing your cookies.
If you exercise your right to delete your data, NewsUSA, Inc. will retain certain personal information in accordance with our records retention program and may use your personal information in order to: process customer payment transaction data (for billing and tax reasons); detect security incidents; perform fraud monitoring; debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; exercise free speech or exercise another right provided by law; comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act; engage in public or peer reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest; enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with NewsUSA, Inc.; comply with a legal obligation; or otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Right to Correct Inaccurate Personal Information
You have the right to correct inaccurate information that we maintain about you.
Right to Not Be Discriminated Against
You have the right to receive information about the financial incentives that we offer to you (if any). NewsUSA, Inc. does not and will not discriminate against you because you exercise any of the CCPA rights described here. We will not deny goods or services, charge different prices or rates for goods or services, or provide you with a different level or quality of goods or services as a result of you exercising any CCPA rights described here.
Right to Opt Out of Selling or Sharing
You have the right to direct NewsUSA, Inc. not to sell or share your personal information.
If you choose to opt out of selling or sharing, such action may impact how you are able to view and/or receive some services that NewsUSA, Inc. offers. This is because some of the services that NewsUSA, Inc. offers require disclosure of your personal information to third parties, and such disclosure may be deemed selling or sharing under the CCPA.
NewsUSA, Inc. sells or shares different categories of personal information to third parties depending on the product or service.
Across all of our products or services, NewsUSA, Inc. sells or shares the following categories of personal information to third parties: identifiers (e.g., technical, financial, government identifiers); contact information; physical characteristics or description information; internet or electronic network activity information; geolocation information; commercial information; audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information; inferences, including advertising and content related inferences; professional or employment related information.
Right to Limit the Use or Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information
NewsUSA, Inc. uses or discloses SPI for purposes other than those specified in CPRA section 7027, subsection (l), as permitted under the CCPA.
Statement Regarding the Sale or Share of Personal Information of Consumers Under 16 Years of Age
In general, NewsUSA, Inc. does not sell or share personal information of users under 17 years of age. NewsUSA, Inc. may collect date of birth (DOB) at user registration. Accordingly, NewsUSA, Inc. may have registered users whose declared DOB indicates that the user is under 16 years old. Users who are at least 13 years old but not yet 16 years old will be automatically opted out of selling and sharing of their personal information. As a result, NewsUSA, Inc. may have actual knowledge regarding the sale or share of personal information of users under 16 years of age if such user has opted into selling and sharing.
You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to opt-out of sale, request to know, request to correct, or request to delete on your behalf. If you choose to use an authorized agent to exercise any such rights under the CCPA, you will need to provide the authorized agent written signed permission to act on your behalf. Please direct your authorized agent to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org where they will receive instructions on how to submit a request on your behalf.
Users with Registered Accounts
Authorized agents submitting a request on a user's behalf to request opt-out of sale of the user's personal information must provide NewsUSA, Inc. evidence of the authorized agent's power of attorney or an authorization signed by the consumer showing the agent is authorized by the consumer to act on the consumer's behalf.
Users without Registered Accounts
Requests to opt out of sale for non-registered users must come from the device on which the user wishes to opt out of sale. As a result, an authorized agent will need to submit the request to opt out of sale from the applicable device. Due to the nature of NewsUSA, Inc.'s services, we are only able to opt a non-registered user out of sale if such user takes such action on the device on which the user wishes to opt out.
Authorized Agent Request to Know or Request to Delete
If you choose to use an authorized agent to exercise your request to know or request to delete on your behalf, NewsUSA, Inc. will require you to verify your identity directly with NewsUSA, Inc. and confirm directly with NewsUSA, Inc. that you provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request on your behalf.
If you have provided the authorized agent with power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code sections 4121 to 4130, the above instructions do not apply. Prior to releasing any personal information to the authorized agent or honoring a deletion request, NewsUSA, Inc. will require verification from the authorized agent of power of attorney to act on your behalf.
We may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
NewsUSA, Inc. does not require you or your authorized agent to pay a fee for the verification of your request to know or request to delete.
Verification Process for Access and Deletion
Please refer to the Authorized Agent section (above) for the process to submit a request via an authorized agent.
You may contact us via email at email@example.com.