Wide Open Media

California Consumer Privacy Rights

1. Purpose and General Principles

  • 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").
  • This Statement is intended to be read together with the Privacy Policy of Wide Open Media, Inc. ("WOM"), which sets forth a description of WOM's online and offline practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure and sale of Personal Information pertaining to all consumers. References in this Statement to the Privacy Policy refer to the Privacy Policy available at https://privacy.wideopenmediagroup.com .
  • Unlike the Privacy Policy, 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.
  • WOM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Publishers Clearing House LLC ("PCH"), and shares data and certain elements of its IT infrastructure and data processing systems with PCH. WOM may also rely on PCH to provide certain services in connection with WOM's processing of data and consumer requests.
  • 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.
  • This Statement was last updated on October 2, 2020.

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

  • California Consumers have the right to know about the Personal Information that WOM collects, uses, discloses, and Sells. This is sometimes called the "Right to Know."
  • For instructions on submitting a Request to Know, a description of the process WOM 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 .
  • WOM's Collection, Sources, Uses and Sale of Personal Information.

(1) WOM collects Personal Information about California Consumers in the categories described in Section 3 of the Privacy Policy available at https://privacy.wideopenmediagroup.com.

(2) WOM has obtained or collected Personal Information about California Consumers from sources in the categories described in Section 2 of the Privacy Policy available at https://privacy.wideopenmediagroup.com.

(3) WOM has obtained or collected Personal Information about California Consumers for the business and commercial purposes described in Section 1 of the Privacy Policy available at https://privacy.wideopenmediagroup.com.

(4) WOM has shared Personal Information about California Consumers with third parties in the following categories described in Section 4 of the Privacy Policy available at https://privacy.wideopenmediagroup.com.

  • Disclosure or Sale of Personal Information. WOM has disclosed or sold Personal Information about California Consumers to third parties for business and commercial purposes in the last 12 months. WOM 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 at https://privacy.wideopenmediagroup.com.

Category of Data
Identifying Automatic Engagement Affinity Demographic Winners
Sources Direct from Consumer x 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     x
Reporting   x x   x x
Third-Party Sharing Targeting Partners x x x x x  
Marketing Partners x x x x x  
Acquisition Partners x x x x x  
Service Providers x x x x   x
Media Intermediaries x x x x x  
Reporting Partners   x x x x x
Supporting Partners x   x x x  

3. Your Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information

  • California Consumers have a right to request the deletion of their Personal Information held by WOM.

For instructions on submitting a Request to Delete, and a description of the process WOM will use to verify your request, including any information you will have to provide in support of such a verified request, see see Section 4 immediately below.

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

(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:

i. Name;

ii. Postal Address; and

iii. Email address (please provide the email address associated with your WOM 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 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 WOM marketing accounts.

Your Request to Know or Request to Delete will have to be verified before WOM can act upon it. A verified Request to Know or Request to Delete is called a "Verifiable Consumer Request". Upon successful submission of a Verifiable Consumer Request, WOM will promptly begin working on your request. You will receive notification upon completion.

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

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

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

6. WOM Will Not Discriminate Against You for Exercising Your Privacy Rights

  • California Consumers have a right to be free of discriminatory treatment by any business for exercising their privacy rights under the CCPA.
  • WOM 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

  • California Consumers can authorize another person to make a request under the CCPA on the consumer's behalf.
  • 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 WOM 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: Christopher L. Irving, Consumer & Privacy Affairs, Publishers Clearing House LLC, 300 Jericho Quadrangle #300 Jericho, NY 11753.


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