Last Updated/Effective Date: July 30, 2022
Table of Contents:
Scope and Application
What and who this Policy covers
Collection of Information
The sources of and methods by which we, our service providers, and our advertisers collect information from and about you, including information about your interaction with the PK Election News Services
Use and Disclosure
How we use the information we collect from and about you, and who we might share it with and why
How we protect your information from loss or misuse
User Access and Control
How you can access and control the information we maintain about you
Other Important Information
Other things you should know about this Policy and how we handle your information
How to contact PK Election News about this Policy
California Consumer Privacy Act Notice
Other things you should know if you reside in California
1) Scope and Application
2) Collection of Information
PK Election and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:
Registration Information is the information you submit to register for a PK Election News, for example, to create an account, post comments, receive a newsletter, or enter a contest or sweepstakes. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, gender, zip code, user/display name, household income, political views, and birthday.
Customer Service and Feedback Information is the information you submit to request customer support or to provide feedback about PK Election News, such as name, email address, and state.
User-Uploaded Content consists of video, audio recordings, photographs, or other material that you upload as part of our news-gathering function and other services.
Personal Financial and Commercial Information is the information that you submit to purchase a product, subscribe to a service, or make payments.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the PK Election News and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user/display name, comments, predictions, likes (or "kudos"), status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Activity Information. When you access and interact with the PK Election News, PK Election and its service providers may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the PK Election News, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the PK Election News from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data (including your precise location), or other transactional information for that device.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, local storage, and other mechanisms) use various approaches to collect and store data. Some of these technologies store data in the browser or on your device. Other technologies may use network-related or other information to recognize your device (e.g., IP address). Our websites, apps and other services use these technologies, for example, when you first request a web page and data is then stored on your computer or other device so the website or app can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the PK Election News, such as pages you have visited, search history, and the video and other content you have viewed.
Other parties that support the PK Election News by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate PK Election News usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information when you use the PK Election News or other parties’ services. Those parties may also use these technologies, along with activity information they collect, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile device and a laptop or other computer. PK Election does not control these technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, including your choices with respect to them, see the section entitled "To deliver relevant advertisements," below.
Your browser may be initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, and to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information, including on how to clear data from local storage and, depending on your browser, how to turn off other data collection by the browser. For more information about Google Analytics, please review the site "How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps," located at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. To opt out of Google Analytics specifically, please go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the PK Election News.
Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information about your online and offline activity from social media services, advertising technology companies, advertisers, commercially available sources, and information from our PK Election Affiliates or business partners.
Do Not Track Signals. At this time we do not respond to browser ‘Do Not Track’ signals, as we await the work of interested stakeholders and others to develop standards for how such signals should be interpreted.
3) Use and Disclosure
We may use the information we collect from and about you to provide the PK Election News and features to you, including: to measure and improve those PK Election News and features and to develop new products and services; to improve your experience with both online and off-line PK Election News by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; to allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games, contests, other promotions, or rewards programs; to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. In order to provide you with content and advertising that is more interesting and relevant to you, we may use the information from and about you to make inferences and predictions about your potential areas of interest. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with other parties, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
We use the information we collect from and about you for these additional purposes:
- To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the PK Election News. The information we collect from and about you may be made available to certain service providers, such as contractors, analytics and other measurement companies, agents or sponsors, who help us analyze and understand your use of the PK Election News, and manage and/or provide the PK Election News, including to purchase a product, subscribe to a service, or make payments.
- To deliver video content. In the ordinary course of our business, we may share information that we collect from or about you with other parties in order to process your requests and fulfill your orders for video content offered through the PK Election News, including, to provide you with access to localized content and provide video content recommendations.
- To enable commenting. If you participate in commenting, we may use your user/display name, comments and other activity to facilitate commenting.
- To contact you. PK Election may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to the PK Election News. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification and other non-promotional emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the PK Election News or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.
- To share with business partners. PK Election may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications consistent with your choices.
- To complete a merger or sale of assets or other corporate transaction. If PK Election sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a reorganization, merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business (including in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings), PK Election may transfer or disclose your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
PK Election uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures designed to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.
5) User Access and Control
If you are a resident of California, please see the section entitled "California Consumer Privacy Act Notice," below, for more information about the rights you have under California law.
If you are under 18 and a registered user of the PK Election News, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the PK Election News by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.
6) Other Important Information
Location of Data. The PK Election News are hosted in and managed from the United States. If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information processed in the United States or in any other country in which we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. United States and other countries’ data protection laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in the United States may be entitled to access your personal information.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, or if you ask us to delete your personal information, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation or your request for deletion, for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security or recordkeeping policies. It may not always be possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints or contractual, financial or legal requirements.
7) Contact Us
8) California Consumer Privacy Act Notice
This California Consumer Privacy Act Notice Section provides information for California residents in connection with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"). Under the CCPA, and for purposes of this Section, "Personal Information" generally means information that identifies, relates to, or describes a particular California resident and includes the categories listed below. This Section 8 provides details about the categories of Personal Information of California residents that we have collected, disclosed, or "sold" during the last 12 months, as well as rights California residents have under California law.
Categories of Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, and/or Sold:
The categories of Personal Information that we collected, disclosed, and/or "sold" are below, along with the categories of third parties to whom each category of Personal Information was disclosed, and/or sold. Please note that we disclose some categories of Personal Information in connection with certain types of advertisements, which could be considered a "sale" under the CCPA. Also, depending on the California resident’s interactions with us, PK Election may not have collected, disclosed, or sold each of these categories about each individual. Additionally, we do not knowingly "sell" Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age.
We have collected, disclosed, and/or "sold" to third parties the following categories of Personal Information:
|Category of Personal Information Collected||Categories of Third Parties to Whom Personal Information is Disclosed||Categories of Third Parties to Whom Personal Information is "Sold"|
|Identifiers, such as name, IP address, email address, user/display name, online and device identifiers, household income, political views, and marital status||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||Advertising technology companies; advertisers|
|Personal Information as defined in the California Customer Records law, such as contact and financial information||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||Advertising technology companies; advertisers|
|Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as age or gender||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||Advertising technology companies; advertisers|
|Commercial Information, such as transaction information and purchase history||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||N/A|
|Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our websites, mobile, or connected TV applications (collectively, "PK Election Digital Properties")||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support operational business purposes||Advertising technology companies; advertisers|
|Geolocation, such as device location||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||N/A|
|Audio, electronic, visual and other similar information, such as call recordings||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||N/A|
|Professional or employment-related information such as work history and prior employer||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||N/A|
|Non-public education information (e.g., in connection with news or entertainment productions or sports programs)||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||N/A|
|Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics||Service providers, PK Election Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes||Advertising technology companies; advertisers|
Please note that the CCPA definition of "sale" does not include, for example, the transfer of Personal Information as an asset that is part of a merger, bankruptcy, or other similar transaction involving of all or any portion of our business.
Sources of Personal Information. We collect this Personal Information directly from California residents themselves, as well as from social media platforms (e.g., if the individual has connected a social media account to a PK Election Digital Property); joint marketing, co-branding, co-promotional, or advertising partners, including advertising technology companies and advertisers; PK Election Affiliates; and sources of demographic and other information.
Depending on the individual’s interactions with us, PK Election may not have collected Personal Information from each of these categories of sources.
Purposes. We may use this Personal Information for the following purposes:
- to operate, manage, and maintain our business;
- to provide our products and services;
- to accomplish our business purposes and objectives, including:
- developing, improving, repairing, and maintaining our products and services;
- personalizing, advertising, and marketing our products and services;
- conducting research, analytics, and data analysis;
- maintaining our facilities and infrastructure;
- quality and safety assurance measures;
- conducting risk and security controls and monitoring;
- detecting and preventing fraud;
- performing identity verification;
- performing accounting, audit, and other internal functions;
- complying with law, legal process, and internal policies;
- maintaining records; and
- exercising and defending legal claims.
Depending on the California resident’s interactions with us, PK Election may not have used Personal Information collected about that resident for each of these purposes.
California Rights. If you are a California consumer, you have the following rights:
(1) Right to Know. You have the right to request that we disclose to you the following information:
- The categories of Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such Personal Information during the 12 months prior to your request;
- The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you during that time period;
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting, disclosing, or selling Personal Information about you;
- The categories of Personal Information about you that we sold and the categories of third parties to whom we sold that Personal Information; and
- The categories of Personal Information about you that we otherwise shared or disclosed and the categories of third parties with whom we shared or disclosed that Personal Information.
You can use an authorized agent to submit a request for your Personal Information. When submitting a request online, your authorized agent should select the "Other" option on the form and, in the field provided, include your name, your email address, and whether or not you have an account/profile with us. In addition to verifying your identity, as described above, we also will need to verify your authorized agent’s ability to act on your behalf (e.g., by receiving a copy of your signed permission). Once verification is complete, we may communicate directly with you for privacy and security reasons.
Please note that, in some instances, we may decline to honor your request, where, for example, we are unable to verify your identity or an exception to this right applies.
(2) Right to Request Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete Personal Information we collected from you.
You can use an authorized agent to submit a request for deletion. When submitting a request online, your authorized agent should select the "Other" option on the form and, in the field provided, include your name, your email address, and whether or not you have an account/profile with us. In addition to verifying your identity, as described above, we also will need to verify your authorized agent’s ability to act on your behalf (e.g., by receiving a copy of your signed permission). Once verification is complete, we may communicate directly with you for privacy and security reasons.
Please note that, in some instances, we may decline to honor your request where, for example, we are unable to verify your identity or an exception to this right applies.