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California Privacy Policy

**ONLY APPLIES TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS AND DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY REPORTING OR NEWS INFORMATION**

Denver Westword, LLC
Last Updated: January 1, 2020

Policy

Voice Media Group ("us", "we", or "our") operates the Westword website. We use this California Privacy Policy (“California Privacy Policy”) to supplement our Privacy Policy. We have adopted this California Privacy Policy in accordance with the notice requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (“CCPA”), and any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this California Privacy Policy.

Definitions Specific to this Policy

The CCPA includes definitions for terms specific to this California Privacy Policy that do not apply to our Privacy Policy including the following terms:

“Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal Information does not include publicly available information obtained from government records; deidentified or aggregated consumer information that cannot be reconstructed to identify you; any information covered under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act or the California Financial Information Privacy Act, activities covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or protected health information as defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

“Sale” or “sell” means selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.

“Service Provider” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or other legal entity that is organized or operated for the profit or financial benefit of its shareholders or other owners, that processes information on behalf of a business and to which the business discloses a consumer’s Personal Information for a business purpose pursuant to a written contract.

“Third Party” means a person or entity who is not a business that collects Personal Information from consumers, as defined in the CCPA, and to whom the business discloses a consumer’s Personal Information for a business purpose pursuant to a written contract.

Overview

We use reasonable security measures to protect your information including industry standard processes for sharing information with third parties. You should note that our webpages may contain links to or content from websites or other online services provided by third parties. The privacy policies of third parties governed their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of all websites and online services that you use.

When you visit our webpages, we may use cookies and other technologies to collect information. These technologies help us personalize experiences, understand news preferences, and learn about the devices used to access our sites. To ensure you receive ads relevant to your preferences we and advertisers may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps, and devices. We and advertisers may use that information to help understand audience segments. Advertisers may use the segments to determine the audience groups to which they wish to deliver particular ads.

The summary provided below describes all information collected on our sites. Keep in mind that collection includes information you provide to us for our services and passive information regarding your activity on our webpages. You can opt out of receiving interest-based advertising, but opting out does not mean you will no longer receive advertising. It means that the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your preferences.

The Personal Information We Collect and Disclose

The chart below shows the categories of Personal Information we may collect; examples of the type of Personal Information in each category; all types of sources from which each category of Personal Information is collected; the business purpose(s) for which that category of Personal Information is collected; and all types of third parties with whom that category of Personal Information is shared. As this chart shows, we sell certain Personal Information to third parties.

Category of Personal Information Examples Types of Sources from which this Category of Personal Information Is Collected Business Purposes for Collection Types of Third Parties with Whom this Category of Personal Information is Shared/Sold or Disclosed
Unique identifiers Name, signature, address, telephone email, online identifier, IP address -Directly from you
-Business partners
-Provide information, products, and services
-Permit digital access to print subscribers.
-Billing
-Security, credit or fraud prevention
-Provide customer service and assess satisfaction
-Personalize customer experience
-Improve products and services
-Improve marketing and customer communications
-Comply with legal requirements
Disclose:
-IT providers
-Payment processing providers
-Hosting service providers
-Email and communications providers
-Accounting vendors

Share/Sell:
-Social media
-Analytics providers
-Vendors
-Business partners
Government ID number Social security number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number
Physical description Physical characteristics or description
Financial information Credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information -Directly from you
-Business partners
-Provide information, products, and services
-Billing
-Security, credit or fraud prevention
Disclose:
-IT providers
-Payment processing providers
-Hosting service providers
-Email and communications providers -Accounting vendors
Health/medical information Medical information, or health insurance information
Insurance information Insurance policy number, health insurance information
Protected class data Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, including: race, ancestry, national origin, age (40 years or older), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, medical condition, disability, genetics, and veteran or military status
Purchase history Commercial information, including records of, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies -Directly from you
-Business partners
-Provide information, products, and services
-Permit digital access to print subscribers.
-Billing
-Security, credit or fraud prevention
-Provide customer service and assess satisfaction
-Personalize customer experience
-Improve products and services
-Improve marketing and customer communications
-Comply with legal requirements
Disclose:
-IT providers
-Payment processing providers
-Hosting service providers
-Email and communications providers
-Accounting vendors

Share/Sell:
-Social media
-Analytics providers
-Business partners
Biometric data Imagery of the iris, retina, fingerprint, face, hand, palm, vein patterns, and voice recordings, faceprint, voiceprint, keystroke patterns or rhythms, gait patterns or rhythms, and sleep, health, or exercise data
Internet activity Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement -Directly from you
-Business partners
-Provide customer service and assess satisfaction
-Personalize customer experience
-Improve products and services
-Improve marketing and customer communications
Disclose:
-IT providers
-Hosting service providers

Share/Sell:
-Social media
-Analytics providers
-Vendors
-Business partners
Geolocation data Geolocation data -Directly from you
-Business partners
-Personalize customer experience
-Improve products and services
-Improve marketing and customer communications
-Comply with legal requirements
Disclose:
-IT providers
-Hosting service providers

Share/Sell:
-Social media
-Analytics providers
-Business partners
Audio, visual, olfactory information Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information
Employment information Professional or employment-related information
Education information Personally identifiable education information that is not publicly available (e.g. grades, financial aid)
Inferences Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this subdivision to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes

We will not collect a category of Personal Information not listed above, or use any Personal Information collected in any of the above categories for a business purpose not listed above, without first providing you with notice.

Personal Information of Minors

We are proud of our online information and we strive to ensure we do not offend people of any age. However, our web pages are not intended for children or minors under the age of sixteen years. Accordingly, we do not store information from minors under the age of sixteen years. If you believe that a child has submitted personal information to us, please contact us at privacy@voicemediagroup.com and we will delete the information.

Information Collection

You have the right to request certain information regarding the Personal Information we have collected about you in the preceding 12 months. You may make such a request up to twice in a 12-month span. Please note that there are circumstances in which we may not be able to comply with your request pursuant to the CCPA, including when we cannot verify your request or when there is a conflict with our own obligations to comply with other legal or regulatory requirements. We will notify you following submission of your request if this is the case.

  • If you would like to request (1) the categories of Personal Information collected about you; (2) the categories of Personal Information sold; (3) the categories of third parties to whom the information was sold; and (4) the categories of Personal Information that were disclosed for a business purpose, click here. The link will take you to an interactive webform that you can complete and submit to initiate your request for information that we will then verify.
  • If you would like to request the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you, click here. The link will take you to an interactive webform that you can complete and submit to initiate your request for information that we will then verify.

Non-Discrimination

We do not offer financial incentives to collect personal information and we will not discriminate against you if you exercise any of the rights provided by the CCPA set forth in this California Privacy Policy. Please note that a legitimate denial of a request for information, deletion, or to opt-out is not discriminatory, nor is charging a fee for excessive or repetitive consumer requests as permitted by the CCPA.

Deletion of Your Personal Information

You have the right to request that we delete certain Personal Information that we have collected. Please note that there are circumstances in which we may not be able to comply with your request pursuant to the CCPA, including when we cannot verify your request and/or when there is a conflict with our own obligations to comply with other legal or regulatory requirements. We will notify you following submission of your request if this is the case.

  • If you would like to request that we delete your Personal Information pursuant to the requirements of the CCPA, click here. The link will take you to an interactive webform that you can complete and submit to initiate your request for information that we will then verify.

Right to Opt-Out

You have the right to request that we do not sell Personal Information that we have collected. If you exercise that right, please note that pursuant to the CCPA we may have to subsequently inform you that you need to opt-in if the sale of your Personal Information is required to complete a transaction you have initiated. If opting-in is required, we will provide you with the necessary instructions.

  • If you would like to request that we do not sell your Personal Information pursuant to the requirements of the CCPA, click here. The link will take you to an interactive webform that you can complete and submit to initiate your request for information that we will then verify.
  • If you use an authorized agent to submit your request to opt-out, we will request that the agent provide us with proof that he, she, or it has been authorized by you to act on your behalf. The CCPA requires you to provide the authorized agent written permission to exercise your rights under the CCPA.

If you opt-out of the sale of your Personal Information, we will wait at least 12 months before asking you if we may sell your Personal Information.

You have the right to opt-in to the sale of your Personal Information after you have opted out. If you would like to opt-in to the sale of your Personal Information, click here or call. Opting-in is a two-step process in which you will first clearly request to opt-in, and then separately confirm that choice.

Verification Process

In order to protect your information, we will confirm a requestor’s identity before responding to any request. To start the process, you must provide your name and email. We will ask you at least one question, and you must reply by email with the correct answer for each question based on your previous interaction with us. If we still cannot verify your identity as required by the CCPA, we will let you know and may ask additional questions. Otherwise, we will acknowledge your request and contact you later with our full response.

We will only send CCPA verification questions from privacy@voicemediagroup.com. Before sending a verification response, please double-check the email address. If you receive an email that appears to be from us but is not from our CCPA verification email address listed above, do not respond.

Any information we gather through this process will only be used for consumer verification, security procedures, or fraud-prevention. We will delete any verification information as soon as practical after processing your request.

Authorized Agents

You may designate an authorized agent to exercise your rights under the CCPA on your behalf.

Pursuant to the CCPA:

  • Only a business entity or natural person registered with the California Secretary of State may act as an authorized agent.
  • You must provide the authorized agent written permission to exercise your rights under the CCPA on your behalf.
  • We may deny a request from an authorized agent on your behalf if the authorized agent does not submit proof that he, she, or it has been authorized by you to act on your behalf if we request such proof, as permitted by the CCPA.
  • Even if you use an authorized agent to exercise your rights under the CCPA on your behalf, pursuant to the CCPA we may still require that you verify your own identity directly to us. This provision does not apply if you have provided with a power of attorney under California Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465.

Additional Information

If you would like additional information regarding our California Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@voicemediagroup.com.

Additional California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our web site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to other parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@voicemediagroup.com with the subject “Shine the Light Request.”

Changes to Our California Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this California Privacy Policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this California Privacy Policy, we will post an updated notice on our website with the effective date.

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