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Privacy Policy

This privacy notice describes the privacy policies and practices of ConnectCalifornia (ConnectCalifornia.com). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website.

We retain the right to use your information to communicate with you about the purpose you contacted us. We agree not share or distribute your contact information with third parties outside of ConnectCalifornia, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to consult with a third-party relevant to a consulting agreement or vendor-client relationship.

Unless asked not to, we retain the right to contact you via email or other digital media in the future to inform you about new products or services. We may also contact you about changes to this privacy policy, when substantial changes are made, or if required to by a regulatory body.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

User Access and Control of Information

Users of or visitors to ConnectCalifornia (ConnectCalifornia.com) may opt out of future communications from us at any time. Users retain the right to the following items by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our contact page:

  • view what personal or contact data we have about you, if any.
  • Edit, redact, or delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We exercise a variety of precautions and security best practices to protect user information. When you submit sensitive information to us, the communication and data is protected both online and offline, through https and encryption.

Wherever we collect sensitive user data, the communication is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure manner. Users may verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address in your browser address or search bar.

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific function are granted access to personally identifiable information. Data is stored in secure cloud storage environments.

If you feel that this privacy policy is being violated, by us or ConnectCalifornia website users, please contact us immediately via email at contact@connectcalifornia.com.