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1.1. Kos Media LLC (operator of the dailykos.com (the “Site”) and referred to as “Kos”, “we” or “us”) has collected the following personal information from consumers in the last 12 months:
From everyone who signed up for the email list: name and email address, Internet protocol (“IP”) address, zip code, and if requested on the sign-up page, your telephone number.
From everyone who took any action, including signing a petition, on dailykos.com: real name, email address, zip code, mobile phone number if requested, IP address, nature of the action taken, date on which action was taken.
If you contributed a story, uploaded images, posted comments, posted video or audio content, participated in a story, created an account on dailykos.com: user name, email address, IP addresses, zip code, stories published, stories drafted, comments published, story recommends, comment ratings, users followed, images uploaded, and private messages. We also track browsing and search history, but that information is not retained.
1.2. Note that personal information does not include
(a) Publicly available information from government records
(b) De-identified or aggregated consumer information
1.3. We collect the categories of information listed above directly from you and directly and indirectly from your activity on Daily Kos—your actions taken through and postings of stories, comments, diaries and other materials to the Site.
We may use or disclose the personal information we collect about you for one or more of the following purposes:
We do not disclose your personal information to any third party for a business purpose without your express consent to be contacted by that organization. Specifically, we may use your personal information to contact you and communicate to you an opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from another organization involved in the progressive movement. If you specifically opt in to receive communications from that organization, we may provide to that organization the personal information we have collected about you.
4.1. Information About, Access to and a Copy of Personal Information: You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months and to request a copy of the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected. If we receive and verify your request (see below), we will disclose to you:
(a) The categories of personal information we collected about you;
(b) The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you;
(c) The categories of third parties, if any, with which we have shared your personal information;
(d) The categories of personal information, if any, that we shared with a third party for a business purpose;
(e) The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you.
4.2. Deletion Request: You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and verify your request, we will delete your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. Among other exceptions, we are not required to delete your personal information if it is necessary for us to maintain it in order to provide you with information or opportunities reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing relationship with you, to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; to enable internal uses reasonably aligned with your expectations; or otherwise use your personal information internally in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information. For example, if you willingly published stories and posted comments on our site that were intended for public consumption, we reserve the right to not delete that content if you’re unable to do so yourself.
4.3. Do Not Sell Rights: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information by us. We do not sell any personal information unless you have explicitly opted-in to receive communication from another organization involved in the progressive movement. If you specifically opt in to receive communications from that organization, we may provide or sell to that organization the personal information we have collected about you.
4.4. Exercising Your Rights: To exercise the rights set out in sections 4.1 and 4.2 above, please submit a request with your full name, zip code, email address and identification of a posting made or action taken on the Site in the last 12 months, by:
Only you can submit a request. You can only make a request twice within a 12-month period. Your request must describe what you are requesting with sufficient specificity that we can review and respond to it.
4.5 Response Time: We will attempt to respond to your request within 45 days of receiving it. If we require more time (up to 90 days) we will let you know that and the reason why.
4.6 Non-Discrimination. You have the right to exercise your rights under the CCPA without discrimination. We will not deny access to any opportunities, services, or programs in response to any consumer exercising rights under the CCPA.
This notice was last updated on June 16, 2020.
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