California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
Under CCPA, Californian residents have the right to declare their preferences on the sale of data for advertising and marketing purposes. If you wish to change your preferences, click this link to launch our preference portal:
The information we collect: Apart from the personal information, we also collect anonymous data when you browse our websites. The personal information you may provide is not associated with this anonymized data and hence your browsing patterns on our site are not personally identifiable. The following information is collected and remains with us for analyzing and concluding ways to serve you better.
- Characteristics of your client system such as Anonymized IP address, browser type, system language, OS version, time zone, and screen resolution metrics. The IP address is anonymized by storing only the first three octets. (i.e. we only store 1.2.3 instead of 126.96.36.199)
- URLs of the web page which referred you to a web page on our websites.
- Any mouse movements, mouse clicks, and scroll actions are taken on our websites.
In case of advertisements placed on our site by third parties, these third parties often deploy persistent cookies and not session cookies, which enable them to understand and send you the right kind of advertisements, which they feel, are of interest to you. However, we do not have access and neither can we control the cookies placed by such third parties on our site. By placing the persistent cookies, the third parties can ascertain and collect information about you and where you have been using your computer to view similar advertisements.
Advertising policy: We are almost entirely funded through our programmatic digital advertising sales and banner ad sales. Advertisers have no contact with the site’s editorial staff and do not in any way influence the content we publish. We do not accept political advertising, nor do we accept any other form of funding from political parties, political campaigns, or political advocacy groups. We also do not ask for any contributions directly from our readers and from non-partisan organizations to further our mission.
Our editorial content is not influenced by our funding sources. Our website hosts sponsored ads and links by Google and Ezoic. We do not control the ads’ content. Our website hosts advertising banners and the advertisement is distinguished by the word ‘Advertisement’ to clearly demarcate the banner ad from editorial content. Clicking on an ad will take the user to an advertiser’s site.
Affiliate Disclosure: Organic Facts also participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which is an advertising program crafted to promote the availability of products on Amazon.com and an economic way for sites to earn by linking to Amazon.com.
We don’t endorse any products. Although products may appear on our site, under no circumstances shall our acceptance of any ad be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised, or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes these product(s) or service(s).
To ensure transparency to our customers/visitors to our website, our content pages clearly mention that, “Organic Facts may receive a portion of revenues if you click on the sponsored ads & links by Google, Ezoic, or the Amazon Affiliate program.”
Disclosure of information: We do not grant access to any personal information that you may provide to us to anyone. We do not use your information to earn any amount of profit by way of selling or leasing the same to any unaffiliated third party. We shall, however, not be liable and responsible for any unauthorized access to our site by hackers who steal information, nonetheless, we take adequate precautions and measures to protect the same. Under certain situations, we may release your personal information if required by law, or if we believe the disclosure is necessary to abide by the law or to protect our web site or users of our services, or to defend our property.
Own access: You can view and edit any information provided by you to us online by registering on the websites. We consider the information provided to us is vital and as a result, we advise you to log out of your session each and every time you decide to end your session with our site. If you are using a public computer wherein the computer being used by you can also be used by someone else, we strictly advise to first log out and ascertain truly whether your session has truly expired or not.
Children’s Privacy: Our service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children have provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
This page was last updated on April 13, 2022.