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Privacy

SoCal Daily Pulse Privacy Policy
Please note our privacy policy changes periodically and this is effective as of:April 10, 2019

SoCal Daily Pulse is committed to protecting your privacy and this Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by the SoCal Daily Pulse. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website (socaldailypulse.com) and our other online and digital assets such as any potential mobile applications, social media accounts, and mobile sites that fall under this Privacy Policy.  As we expand our platform and services this may change so please check back for updates.

Personal Information

Information You Provide to Us:

We may collect your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and any other information you provide.  This includes, but is not limited to, information you provide during the course of filling out a survey/poll, petition signature, signing up for our newsletter, communications with us through third party social media sites, or otherwise communicate with us.  We also may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us that is not Personal Information. For example, non-user specific aggregated data such as information about traffic patterns on the Web Sites.

Information Collected Automatically When You Use Visit Our Digital Platforms:

When you access or use our digital platforms, we and/or the computer system governing the platform, automatically collect your personal information, including but not limited to:

Log Information/Site Usage – Ex: type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, IP address and the pages visited before navigating to our platform.

Device Information – the type of computer or mobile device you use to access our platforms (operating system/version, individual device identifiers, mobile network information, etc.)

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies – in the course of visiting or using our platforms we may send or store cookies to your computer or mobile device.  Cookies are defined as small data files stored on hard drives or in device memories that can improve our platform and your user experience.  We may also use electronic images or “Tracking Pixels” or “Beacons” on our platform that aid in cookie delivery and analyze total user experience.  Rejecting or limiting these cookies or beacons may negatively impact the display or functioning of our site.

We may also obtain, collect or curate information personal information from third parties, including but not limited to identity verification services, credit bureaus, mailing list providers and other publicly available sources.

Use of Information

Your personal information that we collect may be used for: improving user experience, updating you on new media, improving the information provided to you and others, improving our site, construction of relevant advertisements, monitoring trends and other interactions with you (the user).

SoCal Daily Pulse and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law.  By accessing or using our platforms or otherwise providing your information to us, you consent to the compliant and legal processing and transfer of information to any party.

Sharing of Information

Your information may be shared with vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;

In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;

If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of SoCal Daily Pulse or others;

In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, asset sale, acquisition of all or a portion of the business, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where information about you may be disclosed, shared or transferred as one of the assets of SoCal Daily Pulse (including any sale, exchange or other sharing of information to a third party for such third party’s own marketing purposes, unless you opt out of such sharing as set forth below); and

With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our platforms that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

SoCal Daily Pulse may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

Social Media – Sharing Features

The platforms offer social sharing features and other integration tools that enable users to share interactions on our platforms.  Such features enable the sharing of information with your family, friends or the public, but depending on your individual user settings you establish with the social media entity that provides the social sharing feature your privacy settings may differ.  The scope and uses of this information are governed by the individual social sharing entities and your preferences established with those entities.

Online Petitions/Polls

These petitions are public information and we may make the petition, and any personal information you provide available to any compliant third party.

Third Party Advertising and Analytics Services

Third parties may be asked by SoCal Daily Pulse to serve advertisements or compile analytics on our behalf.  This may include the use cookies, pixels/beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of our platforms and other websites, including IP addresses, web browsers, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.  This information may be used by SoCal Daily Pulse and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our platforms and other websites and better understand your online activity.

Examples of third parties that may be used include Google Analytics for Display Advertising and Google Analytics Demographics and Interests Reporting, that may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to provide advertising and analytics services and inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your activities.  This Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies or other technologies used by third parties. For more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. For information on how you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads please see Google’s Ads Settings tool: https://www.google.com/settings/ads.

Security

SoCal Daily Pulse takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Your Choices

Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.  Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our platforms.

Promotional Communications

You may opt out of receiving promotional emails or text messages from SoCal Daily Pulse by following the instructions in those emails or text messages or by emailing us at questions@socaldailypulse.com with the word “remove” in the subject line.  If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

Mobile Push Notifications/Alerts

With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device.  You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.

Opt Out of Sharing with Third Parties

To opt out of having information about you transferred or shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, please emailing us at questions@socaldailypulse.com.  Note that this will not affect information that has already been shared with third parties.

Your California Privacy Rights

California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at questions@socaldailypulse.com.  However, please note that under the law, platforms such as ours that permit California residents to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing are not required to provide such information upon receiving a request, but rather may respond by notifying the user of his or her right to prevent the disclosure.  To opt out of having information about you shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, please email us at questions@socaldailypulse.com.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: questions@socaldailypulse.com.