California Consumer Privacy Act

California Consumer Privacy Act (hereafter, “CCPA”) is a California privacy law that came into effect on January 1, 2020.

The following CCPA privacy statements and sections are supplemental to The Independent Observer Magazine’s (hereafter, “we,” “us,” “our”) Privacy Policy. This CCPA notice applies solely to website users, customers (purchasers), and website visitors residing in the State of California (hereafter, “consumers” “consumer,” “you”).

California consumers have several added rights and privileges under CCPA, aimed at protecting their personal information from being used in a way consumers disagree with. This CCPA notice is in place to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 (effective date 1, 2020).

Consumers have the right to request and know what categories of information and what personal information we collect, how we collect it, and purposes for which we collect it.

CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO DEMAND DISCLOSURE

Consumers have the right to demand we disclose categories of information we have or are collecting and what personal information we have collected or are collecting.

To maintain full compliance, we are disclosing categories of information that we generally collect from and about consumers.

Consumers are free to request disclosure of their information at no charge provided consumers make such requests no more than twice (2) during any given 12-month period.

General Information We Collect

As listed under CCPA, we generally collect personal information in the form of Name, email address, IP address.

We collect this information through opt-in forms via our ESP, website comments on articles, Google Analytics, Cookies, Facebook pixel, and Pinterest tags.

Consumers have the right to request disclosure of the personal information we collected about you by contacting us at theiomageditor@gmail.com.

RIGHT TO REQUEST DELETION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The CCPA gives consumers the right to contact businesses that collected personal information and request deletion of that information.

There are specific limited circumstances under which the business does not have to comply/ delete the information. These are:

  • To carry out/ be compliant with another legal requirement;
  • To be in compliance with a legal obligations;
  • To keep such information for internal use that is reasonable to the consumer.
  • To provide/ complete the transaction for which the information was initially collected (for example, selling and delivering goods and services)

CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO DEMAND DISCLOSURE IN CASE OF SALE

Consumers have the right to request full disclosure if a business sells or transfers your personal information for a business purpose. In addition, consumers have the right to know what specific information has been sold or transferred, to whom it was sold or transferred, and for what business purpose it was sold or transferred.

We do not sell personal information we collect from consumers.

If we do so within the next 12 months, you will be given the opportunity to opt-out if you do not wish for your personal information to be transferred or sold.

Consumers have the right to request disclosure of which category of information we sold or transferred, the specific pieces of information we sold or transferred, to whom we sold or transferred it, and for what business purpose we sold or transferred it. Consumers can make this request by contacting theiomageditor@gmail.com.

CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT: CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO REQUEST THAT A BUSINESS DOES NOT SELL THEIR INFORMATION

Under CCPA, a consumer has the right to request that a business that collected personal information about the consumer does not sell that information to anyone.

In our efforts to comply with the CCPA, you can find a “Do Not Sell My Information” link in the footer of our website. If there is a field asking for your email address, please be sure to include the same email you opted in with.

If and when you select “Do Not Sell My Information” and follow the instructions given at that link, you will be marked as an opt-out. Therefore, you can be confident we will never sell your personal information and other general data collected about you.

WE WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY CONSUMER WHO EXERCISES THEIR CCPA RIGHTS

If you choose to exercise your right and request that we do not sell or transfer your information, in accordance with CCPA, we cannot discriminate against you for choosing to exercise that right.

Consumers will continue to have access to the same services at the same prices as anyone else. The quality and conditions of products and services you receive will be the same as anyone else, regardless of your choice to exercise your CCPA rights

CCPA AND SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Under CCPA, businesses that collect or receive personal information about consumers must implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.

If businesses experience data breach, they can be held liable if the business did not implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.

We perform due diligence and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to ensure that the consumer data and private information we collect is safe and secure.

The security practices we have in place to protect consumer data include:

  • All systems containing consumer information (i.e. email service provider) are password protected.
  • We use passwords which considered strong/ are not easy to figure out.
  • Only one person knows the above-referenced password.
  • We change the password every six months to ensure our Email Service Provider database even more secure,
  • Our computers are protected from third-party access by additional security walls;
  • We take reasonable precautions daily to protect consumer information from unauthorized use, modification, disclosure, and destruction.

CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT|CONTACT US

If you wish make requests for disclosure or deletion of your personal information or disclosure about the sale of information, you can contact us directly and make such requests. You can also contact us if you are unhappy about the way we are handling your data.

We will respond as quickly as reasonably possible. However, please remember that we do not have to comply with requests if you make them more than twice during 12 months.

Make your requests by contacting us at theiomageditor@gmail.com.

EFFECTIVE AS OF June 1, 2021.