U.S. State Privacy Laws Policy

Effective Date: May 22, 2023

This U.S. State Privacy Laws Policy (the "State Privacy Laws Policy") reflects Discuss’ practices on the processing of Personal Information and Deidentified Data (as defined below) in connection with Applicable State Privacy Laws (as defined below) and the provision of Services by Discuss.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1.  "Applicable State Privacy Laws" means privacy, data security, and data protection laws and regulations within the United States applicable to the personal information processed by a party under the Agreement, which may include: (a) the CCPA; (b) Virginia's Consumer Data Protection Act, Va. Code Ann. § 59.1-571 et seq.; (c) the Colorado Privacy Act, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 6-1-1301 et seq.; (d) Connecticut's Act Concerning Data Privacy and Online Monitoring, Pub. Act No. 22015; and (e) the Utah Consumer Privacy Act, Utah Code Ann. § 13-61-101 et seq.

1.2.  "CCPA" means the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (as amended, including as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020) together with all implementing regulations.

1.3. "Deidentified Data" means "de-identified data" or "deidentified data" as defined by Applicable State Privacy Laws.

1.4.  The terms "business", "consumer", "controller", "household", "personal data", "personal information", "process", "processing", "sale(s)", "sell", "share" and "sharing," as used in this State Privacy Laws Policy have the meanings given in Applicable State Privacy Laws.

1.5. In this State Privacy Laws Policy, references to "business" and "personal information" include "Discuss" and "personal data," respectively, as each term is defined by Applicable State Privacy Laws.

1.6. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this State Privacy Laws Policy will have the meanings given in the Terms of Service. 

1.7. If this State Privacy Laws Policy conflicts or is inconsistent with the remainder of the Agreement (including the Data Protection Terms), this State Privacy Laws Policy will govern.

2. Applicable State Privacy Laws Terms

2.2.1.  Your rights as a California resident. If you are a California resident, you have certain rights under the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), such as:  Right to delete: You can request us to delete personal information we collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.  Right to correct: You can ask us to correct any inaccuracies we might have about you.  Right to know: You can request us to disclose to you: (1) the categories and/or specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, (2) the categories of sources for that personal information, (3) the purposes for which we use that information, and (4) the categories of third parties with whom we disclose the information.  Right to opt-out of sale or sharing the personal information we have collected from you.  Right to limit use and disclosure of sensitive personal information: You can direct us to only use your sensitive personal information for limited purposes, such as providing you with the services you requested.

2.2.2  Exercising your rights. You may exercise your rights by emailing us at privacy@discuss.io. For security purposes, we may request additional information from you to verify your identity when you request to exercise your access and deletion rights. If we cannot verify your identity, we will not provide or delete your information. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your privacy rights.

2.2.3.  Authorized Agents. You can designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf if the authorized agent is a natural person or a business entity registered with the Secretary of State of California, we receive a written authorization stating that you have authorized the authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf which has been signed by you and the authorized agent, and we have verified the identity of you and the authorized agent. If you provide an authorized agent with power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code sections 4121 to 4130, it may not be necessary to perform the above steps, and we will respond to any request from the authorized agent in accordance with the CCPA.

2.2.4.  Sharing your personal information. We don't sell your personal information and we do not currently disclose your personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. We do share your information with certain third-parties in order to provide certain aspects of our Services.

2.2.5.  Processing your information. For more information about each category of personal information, purposes of use, and third parties to which we disclose personal information, please see the corresponding sections in this Privacy Statement.

2.2.6.  If you have any questions or would like to exercise your rights under the CCPA, you can reach out to us at privacy@discuss.io

3. Changes to this State Privacy Laws Policy

Discuss may change this State Privacy Laws Policy without notice if the change (a) is based on applicable law, applicable regulation, a court order, or guidance issued by a governmental regulator or agency; and (b) does not have a material adverse impact on the customer with respect to exemptions from "sales" under the CCPA, as reasonably determined by Discuss.

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