California Privacy Notice

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This PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS supplements the information contained in the Privacy Statement of InvestingChannel, Inc. (“InvestingChannel”,“we,” “us,” or “our”) and applies solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (“consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California privacy laws.  Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.


California Privacy Notice

Personal Information About California Residents Collected through our Services: In the last 12 months, we collected the categories of personal information about California residents as described in the Information Collection Practices section of this Privacy Policy and summarized in the chart below. Our use of such personal information may qualify as a “sale” under the CCPA since the data we provide to partners helps us generate valuable consideration. The table below sets forth which of these categories was “sold” in the past twelve months.

Category of Personal InformationSources of Personal InformationPurposes for CollectionCategories of Third Parties with whom Personal Information is SharedPurposes of Third Parties Receiving PI
1. Identifiers and Personal Records (e.g., email address, name, address, IP address, phone number, usernames, employment information, cookies)Directly from you; your devices; service providersTechnically Deliver Ads or Content; Select Basic Ads; Select Personalized Ads; Measure Ad Performance; Apply Market Research to Generate Audience Insights; Store and/or Access Information on a DeviceVendors which assist us in providing services and running our internal business operations (“Vendors”); Data Analytics Partners; advertising partners; service providers; data partners; third partiesPerforming Services on our behalf; Auditing; Security/Fraud; Short-Term Transient Use; Providing Advertising or Marketing Services; Providing Analytic Services; Processing or Fulfilling Orders and Transactions
2.  Device Information/Identifiers (e.g., device ID, make, model; other information collected automatically)You; your devicesTechnically Deliver Ads or Content; Select Basic Ads; Select Personalized Ads; Measure Ad Performance; Store and/or Access Information on a DeviceData Analytics Partners; advertising partners; service providers; third partiesPerforming Services on our behalf; Auditing; Security/Fraud; Short-Term Transient Use; Providing Advertising or Marketing Services; Providing Analytic Services;
3.  Customer Acct. Details/Commercial Information (e.g., details of your use of our service, ticker watchlist, payment information)You; your devices; your user accountProvide, Measure and Improve our Products and Services; Select Personalized Ads; Measure Ad Performance; Apply Market Research to Generate Audience Insights; Data Analytics Partners; advertising partners; service providers; third parties; data partners; corporate affiliatesPerforming Services on our behalf; Providing Advertising or Marketing; Providing Analytic Services; 
4. Internet Usage Information (e.g., information regarding your interaction with our services)You; your devices; Data Analytics Partners; VendorsProvide, Measure and Improve our Products and Services; Deliver Relevant Content and Recommendations; Deliver Advertising and Interest-Based AdvertisingData Analytics Partners; advertising partners; service providers; data partners; third partiesPerforming Services on our behalf; measure or deliver Interest-based ads; quality assurance; security; Short-Term Transient Use;
5. Inferences (e.g., your preferences, likelihood of interest in certain of our services)Data Analytics Partners; Vendors; Advertising NetworksResearch and development; quality assurance; and marketingData Analytics Partners; advertising partners; service providers; third parties; data partners; corporate affiliatesPerforming Services on our behalf; research and development; marketing

Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:
    • health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
    • personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

Categories of Sources: We collect this personal information from the following categories of sources: You; your devices; Publishers; service providers (e.g. fraud prevention services, identity resolution platforms, Vendors on our website); and consumer data resellers.

Why We Collect, Use, and Share California Information: We use and disclose the personal information we collect for our commercial and business purposes, as described in greater depth under the Data Practices for the Services section of this Privacy Policy. These commercial and business purposes include, without limitation:

  • Providing the Services, including, without limitation, enabling Publishers and Demand Partners to market, sell and buy digital and mobile advertising inventory.
  • Other business purposes as identified in the CCPA, which include:
    • Providing advertising or marketing services;
    • Auditing related to our interactions with you;
    • Legal compliance;
    • Detecting and protecting against security incidents, fraud, and illegal activity;
    • Debugging;
    • Performing services (for us or our service provider) such as account servicing, processing orders, and payments, and analytics;
    • Internal research for technological improvement;
    • Internal operations;
    • Activities to maintain and improve our services; and 
    • Other one-time uses.

Use of Cookies

We, as well as other companies, use tracking technologies to collect and store data about your computer or mobile device and your activities on this website. A cookie is a small file that a website places on your computer to store information. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies contain no personally identifiable data, so the protection of your privacy is ensured. Depending on your settings, your Internet browser will automatically accept Cookies. However, you can change your browser settings at any time by visiting the links below.

If you do not accept the cookies you will still be able to browse our site, but some parts of the site may not work.

For more information on cookies, you can visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics Cookies: Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Web Beacons and Flash Cookies: Web beacons, which are also known as clear GIFs, Web bugs or pixel tags, are often used in combination with cookies. They are images (often transparent) that are part of Web pages. Web beacons let us collect various site usage information such as count users who have visited which pages on the website or opened an email and for other related website statistics.

A Flash cookie, also known as a local shared object, is a text file that is sent by a Web server to a client when the browser requests content supported by Adobe Flash, a popular browser plug-in. We may use flash cookies to improve the user’s experience.

Third-party Cookies: Some content, including advertisements on our website, are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use the website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third-party tracking technologies or how they may be used. However, you can clear your cookie preferences by visiting the links below:

Recipients of California Personal Information: To the extent our use of personal information constitutes a “sale” under the CCPA, we “sell” the categories of personal information designated above to the categories of third parties listed below: 

Demand Partners (including, without limitation, demand-side platforms, ad agencies and advertisers);
Supply Side Partners;
Publishers; and Advertising technology companies (including, without limitation, ad servers, data management platforms used by our partners).

We disclose the categories of personal information designated above to the categories of third parties listed below for business purposes: 

Service providers, as defined by the CCPA;
Government entities;
Publishers;
Demand Partners;
Internet service providers;
Cloud computing services providers;
Fraud protection vendors;
Cybersecurity vendors;
Data analytics providers; and
Operating systems and platforms.

Your Rights Regarding Personal Information


California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses.  If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding your personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:

The right to know the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you, the categories of sources from which we collected your personal information, our purposes for collecting or selling your personal information, the categories of your personal information that we have either sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information.
The right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you or maintain about you.
The right to opt-out of our sale(s) of your personal information.

To exercise any of the above rights, please click here and submit the verifying information or email us at privacy@investingchannel.com, with CCPA in the subject line. Under the CCPA, you have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment when you exercise the above rights.

You can exercise control over browser-based cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser as specified above. Further, you can learn more about your choices regarding certain kinds of online interest-based advertising with the Digital Advertising Alliance or the Network Advertising Initiative. We do not represent that these third-party tools, programs or statements are complete or accurate. Note that because these opt-outs are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised, you will need to opt-out on each browser and device.

Verification Process and Required Information: Because most of the information we store can only identify a particular browser or device, and cannot identify you individually, we may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request. Such additional information may include your online identifier (i.e. cookie or mobile advertising ID) and some proof that the devices that have the cookie or mobile advertising ID you provide are yours, such as a screenshot of the applicable cookie or of a screen that displays the mobile advertising ID or other documentation that can verify you.

Authorized Agent: You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA request on your behalf by verifying your identity and providing written permission to your agent to make the request for you.

Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Minors’ Right to Opt-In: We do not sell the personal information of consumers that we know to be under 16 years of age.