Verizon Media California Privacy Rights
California residents have certain privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, also known as the CCPA. This notice provides a general overview of the privacy rights under the CCPA. Further, it applies generally to all of Verizon Media’s products and services. For specific information about your personal information or how your personal information is processed by a particular Verizon Media product or service you may interact with, please log into the Verizon Media Privacy Dashboard, accessible from the Verizon Media Privacy Policy
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”, and “sale” or “sell”.
 
For purposes of this notice, Verizon Media may be referred to as “us”, “our” or “we” and Verizon Media’s consumer customers may be referred to as “you” or “your”.
Summary of CCPA Privacy Rights
The CCPA provides California consumers with the following five privacy rights. These rights are explained in further detail in the sections below. 
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: 
You may access this information by logging into the Verizon Media Privacy Dashboard, or you may contact us via email at california_privacy@verizonmedia.com.
We will need to verify your identity before we can fulfill your request. The verification process may vary depending on the nature of the request.
Categories of Personal Information: Verizon Media may collect, use, disclose for a business purpose, or otherwise share different categories of personal information depending on the product or service. You may locate the specific categories of personal information for each product or service by logging into the Verizon Media Privacy Dashboard.
Below is the full list of categories of personal information that Verizon Media may collect, use, disclose for a business purpose or otherwise 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: Verizon Media may share personal information with service providers for the following business purposes: auditing; security; debugging; short-term transient use; performing services on behalf of Verizon Media; research; and quality assurance and service improvements.
Commercial Purposes: Verizon Media may share personal information with third parties for the following commercial purposes: delivering content and ads; associating user activity; provide Verizon Media 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; generating fees; and security and fraud prevention. 
Categories of Sources: Verizon Media collects personal information from the following categories of sources: Verizon Media websites and apps; external party websites and apps where Verizon Media technologies serves content or ads or measurement; third party data partners; Verizon Media analytics services; and websites, apps or other public sources.
Categories of Service Providers: Verizon Media may share 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: Verizon Media may 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
You may delete personal information we have collected about you by logging into the Verizon Media Privacy Dashboard.
If you have more than one registered account with Verizon Media (e.g., a Yahoo and an AOL account), you will need to log into the Verizon Media Privacy Dashboard for each registered account for which you wish to delete your personal information. 
If you do not have a registered account with Verizon Media, please refer to this help article about clearing your cookies. If you have further questions about deleting your personal information you may contact us via email at california_privacy@verizonmedia.com.
We will need to verify your identity before we can fulfill your request to delete. The verification process may vary depending on the nature of the request.
We will retain certain personal information in accordance with our records retention program and securely delete it at the end of the retention period, in order to: process customer payment transaction data (for billing and tax reasons); detect security incidents, 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 Verizon Media; or comply with a legal obligation; comply with a legal obligation obligation; otherwise use personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Right to Not Be Discriminated Against
You have the right to receive information about the financial incentives that we offer to you (if any). Verizon Media 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 Sale
Verizon Media does not sell information that, on its own, identifies you, like your name or email address, without your permission. As outlined in our Privacy Policy, we do share other identifiers with partners for product, service and advertising reasons. Under the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), some of our sharing activities may be considered a "sale" that you have a right to opt-out of. Depending on the services you use and the permissions you have granted us, Verizon Media may "sell" the following categories of information (as these categories are defined by the CCPA) to third parties: 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. You may locate the categories of personal information sold in the last 12 months for each product or service you use by logging into the Verizon Media Privacy Dashboard
Sharing this information allows us to provide the content and services you enjoy, helps our partners deliver better content and advertising, and keeps our services supported by our advertisers. If you opt out of sale, your experience may be impacted and content may become less interesting to you. 
To opt out of sale, access the "Do Not Sell My Info" control in the Verizon Media Privacy Dashboard. (Depending on the device or product you are using, access may require verification.)
CCPA Privacy Rights Choices
 for Third Party Partners
Some of our third party partners may collect and share certain pieces of information from our visitors, such as device identifiers, cookies, advertising IDs, IP addresses and usage activity, so that our third party partners can deliver ads to you and conduct analysis about our services. Some of this type of information sharing may also be considered a “sale” under the CCPA. If you wish to opt out of this activity by third parties who offer CCPA opt outs, visit www.privacyrights.info
and follow their instructions for your browser or device.
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