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California Consumer Privacy Act

Under the CCPA, if you’re a California resident you have the right to know not only what categories of “personal information” we collect, disclose or sell generally; but also what personal information we collect, disclose, or sell about you. (California law has a really detailed definition of “personal information” here.).

We’re pleased to report that we don’t collect any “personal information” about anyone – and thus not about you either. All the information we collect, as described in our privacy policy, is de-identified so it doesn’t qualify as “personal information.” We haven’t disclosed or sold any personal information to any third parties. The only exceptions, also described in our privacy policy, are on occasion when we have an event such as a contest or Secret Santa, in which case disclosure to us of your personal information is always voluntary, and of course we make the necessary disclosures and explanations regarding what we collect and how we use it and protect it separately, as part of the particular event.

Our site is not directed at children under age 16, and we certainly would not sell or disclose the personal information of anyone we know is under age 16, even if we had it, without affirmative authorization as required by the CCPA and the regulations.

Even though we don’t collect personal information, you still have a right to submit what the CCPA calls a “verifiable consumer request,” to confirm the above, a request to opt-out of information collection, and/or a request to delete any personal information we may have about you. We have a form you can use for any of those purposes here. We authenticate the request – that is, make sure it’s you and not someone else – by requiring you to log into Imgur with your username and password. If you decide to use what the CCPA calls an “authorized agent” to submit your request, your agent must use your username and password since that’s the only means we have to authenticate.

The CCPA prohibits us from discriminating against you in any way for exercising your rights as described above, and of course we won’t.

Since we’re required to track and report statistics regarding the number of requests we receive, we will do so and report the results in January 2021.

Here’s how the CCPA defines “personal information”:

(“Household” is defined by the CCPA regulations as “a person or group of people occupying a single dwelling.”)

[Section 1798.80 states: “ ‘Personal information’ means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her 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. ‘Personal information’ does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records.”]

The CCPA also excludes some things from the definition of “personal information”:

The CCPA defines those as follows:

Print Imgur's California Consumer Privacy Act Policy

Do Not Sell My Info

Although you are free to submit an opt-out request, there is nothing to opt-out of since we do not sell your personal information. Complete this form or email [email protected].

The CCPA requires that we verify that you are in fact the user who is submitting this form. To accomplish that, you'll need to login, then submit our opt-out request form. Please visit this page from the desktop site to log in.