California Consumer Privacy Rights

December 31, 2019

1. Purpose and General Principles

  1. The purpose of this California-specific Statement of Consumer Privacy Rights ("Statement") is to provide California Consumers with a description of the rights of California Consumers regarding their Personal Information under the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA").
  2. This Statement is intended to be read together with Topix's Privacy Policy, which sets forth a description of Topix's online and offline practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure and sale of Personal Information pertaining to consumers, including California Consumers. References in this Statement to the "Privacy Policy" refer to the Privacy Policy available here.
  3. This Statement applies only to persons who are residents of the State of California (including those who call California "home", but are outside the state for a temporary or transitory purpose), referred to herein as California Consumers. It does not otherwise apply to persons who live in other states, and the rights and privileges set forth in this Statement are not available to such other persons.
  4. For the purposes of CCPA and this Statement, the words "Sell," "Selling," "Sale" or "Sold" are defined broadly to mean selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring or otherwise communicating the Personal Information of a California Consumer to another person for money or other valuable consideration.
  5. This Statement was last updated on December 31, 2019.

2. Your Right to Know About Personal Information Collected, Used, Disclosed or Sold by Topix.

  1. California Consumers have the right to know about the Personal Information that Topix collects, uses, discloses, and Sells. This is sometimes called the "Right to Know."
  2. For instructions on submitting a Request to Know, a description of the process Topix will use to verify your request and any information you will have to provide in support of such a verified request, see Section 4 below.
  3. Topix's Collection, Sources, Uses and Sale of Personal Information.

    1. Topix collects Personal Information about California Consumers in the categories described in Section 3 of the Privacy Policy available here.
    2. Topix has obtained or collected Personal Information about California Consumers from sources in the categories described in Section 2 of the Privacy Policy available here.
    3. Topix has obtained or collected Personal Information about California Consumers for the business and commercial purposes described in Section 1 of the Privacy Policy available here.
    4. Topix has shared Personal Information about California Consumers with third parties in the following categories described in Section 4 of the Privacy Policy available here.
  4. Disclosure or Sale of Personal Information. Topix has disclosed or sold Personal Information about California Consumers to third parties for business and commercial purposes in the last 12 months. Topix does not knowingly collect or sell the Personal Information of persons under 16 years of age. The table below lists, for each category of Personal Information collected, the (i) categories of sources from which it was collected, (ii) the business or commercial purposes for which it was collected, and (iii) the categories of third parties with whom it was shared. In the table below, categories of consumer data, and categories of source, purpose and third-party sharing, are as described in the Privacy Policy.
Identifying Technical Engagement Affinity Demographic
Sources Direct from Consumer x x x x x
Technical   x x x  
Third-Party x   x x x
Purposes Relevancy x   x x x
Transactional x x x    
Technical   x x    
Customer Service x   x    
Reporting   x x   x
Marketing Partners x x x x x
Service Providers x x x x  
Media Intermediaries x x x x x
Aggregators x x x x x
Reporting Partners   x x x x
Supporting Partners x   x x x

3. Your Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information

  1. California Consumers have a right to request the deletion of their Personal Information collected or maintained by Topix.
  2. For instructions on submitting a Request to Delete, and a description of the process Topix will use to verify your request, including any information you will have to provide in support of such a verified request, see Section 4 immediately below.

4. Instructions for Submitting a Verifiable Consumer Request to Know or a Verifiable Request to Delete.

You can submit a Request to Know or a Request to Delete your Personal Information by taking the following actions:

  1. Complete the authentication required in order to verify your identity, which may include an affidavit for persons who do not have a password-protected account with Topix.
  2. Once you have completed the authentication process, please follow the directions on the online form to provide us with information necessary to locate your account. You will be asked to provide:
    1. Name and Address;
    2. Email address (please provide the email address associated with your Topix account);
  3. Submit the form. Upon submission of the online form, you will be provided a transaction ID. Please retain this for future reference.
  4. Create a user name and password within the Topix CCPA portal. You will be able to track the status of your request, receive update messages and receive a final confirmation message in this portal. This account information is for the CCPA portal only and will not be used for any Topix marketing accounts.

Upon successful submission of a Verifiable Consumer Request, Topix will promptly begin working on your request. You may be asked to provide additional information to verify your identity, if the information is considered sensitive or valuable, or if the information you provided is inconsistent with the information on our file. You will receive notification upon completion.

NOTE: Topix has retained the services of a third party to assist us with the validation process. Data submitted by you during the authentication process will not be provided to Topix or retained by the third party.

5. Your Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information

  1. California Consumers have a right to opt-out of the sale of their Personal Information by Topix. This is called the "Right to Opt-out."
  2. To exercise your Right to Opt-out, please complete and file the webform available at https://accounts.topix.com/do-not-sell.

6. Your Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information

  1. California Consumers have a right to be free of discriminatory treatment by any business for exercising their privacy rights under the CCPA.
  2. Topix will not discriminate against you in any way, including but not limited to denying you goods or services available to others, charging you different prices or providing you with a different quality of goods or services.

7. Authorized Agent

  1. California Consumers can authorize another person to make a request under the CCPA on the consumer's behalf.
  2. You will have to provide written authorization to your Authorized Agent, and upon request either you or your Authorized Agent will have to provide written authorization to Topix to verify your identity and their authority to act for you.

8. Contact for More Information

For questions or more information about your rights under the CCPA and this Statement of Consumer Privacy Rights, please contact PCH-CCPA@PCH.com.