Additional Information for California Consumers

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), we are required to notify California consumers about our collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information (whether collected through this website or offline).  In this section of our Policy, and in accordance with the CCPA, “personal information” includes any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household, including the categories identified in the table below to the extent they identify, relate to, describe, are capable of being associated with, or could be reasonably linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.

This Policy does not apply to applicants for positions at Cision.

Categories of Personal Information that We Collect, Disclose, and Sell

Below please find the categories of personal information about California residents that we collect, sell, and/or disclose to third parties or service providers for a business purpose.

Categories of personal information

Last Updated: 15th November 2019

Do we collect?

Do we disclose for business purpose?

Do we sell?

INFLUENCER NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION AND IDENTIFIERS: Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, email address, social media handles, work history and education history.

YES

NO

YES

COMMERCIAL CUSTOMER RECORDS: Paper and electronic customer records containing personal information, such as name, signature, work email address and work contact details ,

YES

YES

NO

PROTECTED CLASSIFICATIONS: Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, and genetic information.

NO

NO

NO

COMMERCIAL CUSTOMER purchase history and tendencies:  Commercial information, , products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing histories or tendencies.

NO

NO

NO

Biometric information: physiological, biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used alone or in combination with each other to establish individual identity, including DNA, imagery of the iris, retina, fingerprint, face, hand, palm, vein patterns, and voice recordings, keystroke patterns or rhythms, gait patterns or rhythms, and sleep, health, or exercise data that contain identifying information.

NO

NO

NO

USAGE DATA: Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a resident’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.

YES

YES

NO

GEOLOCATION DATA: Precise geographic location information about a particular individual or device

NO

NO

NO

AUDIO/VISUAL:, visual,

YES

NO

YES

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: Professional or employment-related information.

YES

NO

YES

EDUCATION INFORMATION: Information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

NO

NO

NO

PROFILES AND INFERENCES: Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a resident reflecting the resident’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

YES

NO

YES

 

Purposes for Collecting and Using Personal Information

Generally, we may use the above categories of personal information for the following purposes:

  • To verify your identify and entitlements to our products and services when you contact us or access our services.
  • To protect you from fraud prevention and detection.
  • To supply services to you and manage your subscriptions.
  • To send statements and invoices to you and collect payments from you.
  • To provide commercial quotes to you.
  • For statistical analysis (e.g. on the use of our websites).
  • To operate and improve our websites and services.
  • To supply services to you and manage your subscriptions.
  • To notify you of any changes to our websites or our services and products which may affect you.
  • To provide you with technical and customer support.
  • To ask your opinion or feedback on our services or industry questions.
  • To ensure seamless access to all of our applications to which you have subscribed.
  • To enforce our legal rights or comply with legal requirements.
  • To provide improved website and product experience and communications informed by your product subscriptions and/or data collected.

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Where it is in our legitimate interests, including our commercial interests in operating the Cision customer facing platforms, and providing you with access to our Media Database. We make sure that we consider and balance any potential negative impact on you and your rights before we process your personal data.

California Residents’ Rights

California law grants California residents certain rights and imposes restrictions on particular business practices as set forth below. California consumers have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you.

Do-Not-Sell.  California residents have the right to opt-out of our sale of their personal information.

Opt-out rights can be exercised via our Do-Not-Sell options: email Privacy@cision.com, call toll-free on877-297-8921 or visit  our website here. We do not sell personal information about residents who we know are younger than 16 years old without opt-in consent.

Verifiable Requests for Copy, Deletion and Right to Know. Subject to certain exceptions, California consumers have the right to make the following requests, at no charge, up to twice every 12 months. Please see Submitting Requests section below for instructions about how to exercise your rights:

Deletion: The right to request deletion of their personal information that we have collected about them, subject to certain exemptions, and to have such personal information deleted, except where necessary that we maintain such personal information in order to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business’s ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the businesses’ deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if the consumer has provided informed consent.
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business.
  • Comply with a legal obligation.
  • Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.

Copy: The right to request a copy of the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about them in the prior 12 months.

Right to Know (Collection): Where we have collected their personal information, the right to request that we disclose certain information about how we have handled their personal information in the prior 12 months, including: the categories of personal information collected; categories of sources of personal information; business and/or commercial purposes for collecting and selling their personal information; and the categories of third parties/with whom we have disclosed or shared their personal information.

Right to Know (Disclosure and Sale): Where we have sold or disclosed for a business purpose their personal information, the right to request that we disclose certain information about how we have handled their personal information in the prior 12 months, including: the categories of personal information collected; categories of third parties to whom the consumer’s personal information has been sold and the specific categories of personal information sold to each category of third party; categories of third parties to whom personal information has been disclosed; and the categories personal information that we have disclosed or shared with a third party for a business purpose.

Submitting Requests. You may exercise your rights by doing one of the following:

  • Emailing us at Privacy@Cision.com
  • Contacting us at 877-297-8921 (toll free)
  • Clicking here

We will respond to your Copy and Right to Know requests within 45 days.

When you submit your request, we will take steps to attempt to verify your identity. We will seek to match the information in your request to the personal information we maintain about you. As part of our verification process, we may ask you to submit additional information, use identity verification services to assist us, or if you have set up an account on our website, we may ask you to sign in to your account as part of our identity verification process. Please understand that, depending on the type of request you submit, to protect the privacy and security of your personal information, we will only complete your request when we are satisfied that we have verified your identity to a reasonably degree of certainty.

Authorized Agents. The CCPA allows California consumers to designate an authorized agent to exercise their rights under CCPA.  If Cision receives a request from an agent, then Cision has the right to verify with the data subject that the data subject indeed wants to take the action requested by the agent and will do so by contacting the data subject directly.

Incentives and Discrimination. The CCPA prohibits discrimination against California residents for exercising their rights under the CCPA and imposes requirements on any financial incentives offered to California residents related to their personal information. 

Discrimination: If consumers exercise their rights under CCPA, businesses may not discriminate against them including by denying or providing a different level or quality of goods or services or charging or suggesting that a business will charge different prices or rates or impose penalties, unless doing so is reasonably related to the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data.

Disclosure of Incentives: If businesses offer any financial incentives for the collection, sale or deletion of their personal information, residents have the right to be notified of any financial incentives offers and their material terms, the right not be included in such offers without prior informed opt-in consent, and the right to be able to opt-out of such offers at any time. Businesses may not offer unjust, unreasonable, coercive or usurious financial incentives. We do not offer any incentives at this time. You can opt-out of Cision selling you personal information at any time by emailing Privacy@cision.com or calling toll-free on 877-297-8921.

 

California Privacy Rights under California’s Shine-the-Light Law

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83), California residents who provide us certain personal information are entitled to request and obtain from us, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we have shared with third parties for their own direct marketing use.  Such requests may be made once per calendar year for information about any relevant third party sharing in the prior calendar year. California residents who would like to make such a request may submit a request in writing to Privacy@cision.com or through our Resident Rights page here.

The request should attest to the fact that the requester is a California resident, and provide a current California address.  

California Privacy Rights Statistics

Businesses subject to CCPA who process the personal information of 4 million California consumers are required to make available certain statistical information about the number of privacy rights request they receive. For information about the number of CCPA privacy rights requests we handle, please email Privacy@cision.com.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our privacy practices or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at Privacy@cision.com

This privacy notice was last updated on 11th November 2019.