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CCPA Supplemental Policy

Last update: October 10, 2020

If you are a California resident, you have rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). This CCPA policy statement (“Statement”) is supplemental to Zenger’s PRIVACY POLICY and contains information required by the CCPA pertaining to consumers (as defined in the CCPA), and provides instructions on how to exercise the rights granted by the CCPA.

Personal Information We Collect and Use

We may collect and disclose information for a business purpose to support your use of this website or your use or consideration of Zenger services (Great Content!) and products (Swag!), from the following categories and for the following purposes:

Personal information handled when you visit our website

When you visit our website we may collect the following website data that result from usage: browser type and version, operating system used, referral URL of the website from which you are visiting us, date and time of accessing our website, internet protocol (IP) address.

This information is used to enable the use of our website, safeguard and maintain the security and functionality of our website and related services. Also, we may collect information about your activities during your visit in order to personalize your website experience, such as recording your preferences and settings, and to collect and use your information on an aggregated and anonymized basis to help us improve and further develop our website, and to improve Zenger products and services.  When you register for Zenger services or events, we may collect information such as your name, email address, phone number and company.

Marketing and requests for personal information

We may request personal information from you to access or receive certain content (such as newsletters, special reports, how to work with us as a contributor, syndicate our content, how to advertise with us).

If you click to access special content, fill out a form to receive our newsletter, pay for a service or product, sign up to be a contributor, enquire about syndicating our content, or otherwise contact us, we may collect and process personal information about you, such as name, company,  email address and phone number, other details such as your journalist background or other information you must provide to complete a transaction or choose to provide to us in forms, email or other communication. We may use this information to set up a profile in our system, correspond with you, provide you with the requested information or to process a transaction. This information may be transferred as described in the section Transferring and Sharing Personal Information.

You may consent to receive marketing information. You may choose to opt-out of receiving future e-mail or mailings by unsubscribing or managing your consent in our [CCPA Consent Manager link].

We may analyze personal information or anonymized data we collect and process. You can opt out of that analysis here [CCPA Consent Manager link]

The information we collect includes personal information defined by the CCPA as:

  • Identifiers such as name, IP address, email address, and cookies
  • Commercial information related to products or services you purchased or considered purchasing, and your purchasing histories or tendencies
  • Internet activity information concerning your interactions with our website
  • Professional information such as your journalist background
  • Inferences reflecting your consumer preferences

Transferring and Sharing Personal Information

We may share personal information about you with our subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors, and contractors to help us provide you, or the company you work for, products or services, or to operate our website and fulfill your requests.

Depending on the categories of personal information and the purposes for which the personal information has been collected, Zenger’s subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors and contractors may receive your personal information to fulfill the business purposes outlined.  We use cookies and tracking technologies outlined in our Privacy Policy.

In certain circumstances, your personal information may be subject to disclosure to government agencies and other government instrumentalities pursuant to judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

We may also share your personal information to protect the rights or property of Zenger, our subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, clients, and others when we have reason to believe that such rights or property may have been compromised. In case of a corporate merger or acquisition, personal information may be transferred to the third parties involved in the merger or acquisition for purposes of evaluating and possibly completing a merger or acquisition.

Sale of Personal Information or Disclosure for a Business Purpose

When you use Zenger’s website, select vendors and contractors may be authorized to collect personal information by means of cookies and tracking technologies and use this data as defined by our agreements with them. This activity may qualify as a sale or a disclosure for a business purpose according to the CCPA. You can make choices to allow such uses or to prevent such uses by following the procedure outlined in Opt out of the sale of your personal information. Depending on your choices, during the past twelve months, we may have sold information or disclosed for a business purpose within the following categories defined by the CCPA:

  • Identifiers like IP address and data from cookies
  • Internet activity information relating to your interactions with Zenger websites
  • Inferences about your consumer preferences
  • Information to complete a transaction you requested

Rights Relating to Your Personal Information

As a California consumer, you have the right to:

Know about your personal information

You can request details about your personal information, or information about the categories of personal information that Zenger handles about you by contacting us at [email protected] or submitting a request here [CCPA Consent Manager link for submitting access request].

Request deletion of your personal information

You can request the deletion of the personal information that Zenger has about you by submitting a request here [CCPA Consent Manager link for submitting deletion request].

Opt out of the sale of personal information

You can opt out of Zenger making information available to third parties for their own purposes by submitting a request here [Do Not Sell My Personal Information]. 

If you choose to opt-out of Zenger making such information available to third parties for their own purposes your choice to opt out will not affect your ability to interact with necessary features of our website or restrict your access or use of Zenger information or content on this website.

Opt out of receiving marketing communications

You can opt-out of receiving updates on Zenger’s products and services, newsletters and other promotional materials by submitting a request here [Opt out of marketing communications]. 

Non-discrimination

If you choose to exercise your CCPA rights, we will not deny services to you or provide a different quality of services.

How to contact us

Contact us about this Statement or about Zenger’s use of your personal information by contacting us at [email protected] or submitting a request here [CCPA Consent Manager link for submitting a general request].