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California Privacy Statement

This California Privacy Statement is a supplement to the information contained in our Privacy Policy and applies to residents of the State of California (“consumers”) as required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

This region specific California Privacy Statement describes the types of personal information that we may collect, or have collected within the last twelve (12) months, from you or that you may provide when you utilize our products and services and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that personal information.

Categories of Personal Information

All of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed in the following table) come from the following categories of sources which are further described in our Privacy Policy:

  • Information you provide to us when you are accessing our websites or corresponding with us;
  • Information we may collect that you have made available to the public domain;
  • Information from other sources such as service providers and other third parties; and
  • Information from cookies when you visit our websites.

Depending on how you interact with us, we may collect, or may have collected within the last twelve (12) months the following categories of personal information as summarized in the following table.

Category CCPA List of Examples Collected*
A. Identifiers. A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. Yes
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. Yes
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). Yes
D. Commercial information. Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. Yes
E. Biometric information. Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. Yes
F. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. Yes
G. Geolocation data. Physical location or movements. No
H. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. Yes
I. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations. Yes
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. Yes
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. Yes

* one or more items in the CCPA List of Examples collected

Categories of business/commercial purposes for our use of your information

All of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed above) are used for the following purposes which are further described in our Privacy Policy:

  • To deliver our products and services to you;
  • To improve the effectiveness of our products, services and marketing communications;
  • For any Business Purpose, as defined by the CCPA, including, without limitation, for security and audit related purposes or
  • Other uses, as described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the Privacy Policy.

Sharing of Personal Information

We may share your personal information with the following third parties as further described in our Privacy Policy:

  • Businesses within, and affiliates and subsidiaries of, SAGE Publishing;
  • Business partners including service providers and other third parties; or
  • Other third parties as described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the Privacy Policy.

Sales of Personal Information

As defined by the CCPA, in limited circumstances, we may “sell” the following types of your personal information:

  • Identifiers;
  • CCR Categories; and
  • Other personal information, as disclosed to you when collecting your personal information.

Circumstances where we may sell personal information may include where you have attended a sponsored event, where we may share your personal information with the sponsors of the event, or where we may share mailing list information with selected third parties.

We do not sell personal information of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.

California Rights and Choices

Your rights under CCPA

Under the CCPA, you have the following rights with respect to personal information we collect or have collected from you in the last twelve (12) months:

  • The right to know about personal information collected, used, disclosed or sold;
  • The right to request disclosure of personal information collected, used, disclosed, or sold;
  • The right to request deletion of personal information as explained in the following paragraphs;
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of personal information as explained in the following paragraphs; and
  • The right to not receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of your privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

Please note that these rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the following contact details.

You also have the right to designate an agent to exercise these rights on your behalf.

How to exercise your access and deletion rights

You may exercise your right to know about personal information collected, used, disclosed or sold and request that we disclose any or all of the following:

  • Specific pieces of personal information that a business has about the consumer;
  • Categories of personal information it has collected about the consumer;
  • Categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;
  • Categories of personal information that the business sold or disclosed for a business purpose about the consumer;
  • Categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; or
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.

You may also exercise your right to request deletion of your personal information we have collected from you.

A Consumer Request Form can be obtained and when completed, they may be submitted to DataProtectionUS@sagepub.com.  You may only make a verifiable request to access personal information we have about you twice within a twelve (12) month period.

For purposes of verifying your California residency, please follow the instructions provided regarding how to verify your identity, California residency and authority (if applicable). Once your identity, California residency and authority (if applicable) have been verified, we will review, and act upon your request(s).

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. Unless otherwise requested by us to review and respond to your request, we will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable request within forty-five (45) days of receiving all such required information. If we require additional time, we will inform you of the reason for the extended period.  Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For requests to access your personal information, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to verifiable consumer requests; however, if we determine that your request warrants a fee, we will inform you of the reason and fee before we complete your request.

How to exercise your right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information

You may exercise your right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information by submitting your request to us at Data Protection or (800) 732-0199. Once the form has been received by us, we may send you instructions regarding how to verify your identity, California residency and/or authority (if applicable). Once your identity, California residency and/or authority (if applicable) have been verified (when required by us), we will review and act upon your request.

Contact us

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about anything you have read on this page or you are concerned how your personal information has been handled by SAGE Publishing, you can contact us at DataProtectionUS@sagepub.com or (800) 732-0199. 

Changes to this California Privacy Statement

If we make changes to this California Privacy Statement, we will detail them on this page. If it is appropriate, we may provide you with details by email; we suggest that you regularly visit this page to see any changes or updates to this Privacy Statement.

This California Privacy Statement was posted in December 2019 and took on January 1, 2020.