Privacy Policy (CA)

Pop the Cork Publishing

California Privacy Notice
Last updated: October 29, 2023

This California Privacy Notice supplements our Pop the Cork Publishing Privacy Policy and applies solely to all users of our services (App and Website) who reside in the State of California (“you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Notice. Please note that the definition of “Personal Information” in the CCPA is not the same as “Personal Data” in our Privacy Policy, because the California definition extends to information that can reasonably identify a household, not just actually identify individuals. As defined by the CCPA and used in this California Privacy Notice, “Personal Information” refers to “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.”

This California Privacy Notice is not intended to apply to Personal Information we collect about employees, applicants for employment, or business partners.

1. Summary

The CCPA requires us to disclose information regarding the categories of Personal Information that we have collected about California consumers, the categories of sources from which the information was collected, the business or commercial purposes (as those terms are defined by applicable law) for which the information was collected, and the categories of parties with whom we share it.

2. California Notice of Collection and Use

We or our service providers may use or disclose the Personal Information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

  1. To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share your name and contact information to ask a question about our services, we will use that Personal Information to respond to your inquiry.
  2. To provide, support, personalize, and develop our services.
  3. To create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us.
  4. To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
  5. To personalize your services experience and to deliver content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests.
  6. For testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve our services.
  7. To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  8. As described to you when collecting your Personal Information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
  9. To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Pop the Cork Publishing’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by us about our users is among the assets transferred.

We will not collect additional categories of Personal Information or use the Personal Information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

3. Categories of Personal Information, Sources, and Third Parties We Share It With

The table below identifies the categories of Personal Information that we collect now and have collected over the past twelve months and provides examples of Personal Information in each category. It also identifies the sources of the Personal Information, and the categories of third parties we share it with.

Categories of Personal Information Collected

Categories of Sources

Examples of Uses

Categories of Third Parties We Share This Information With

Identifiers, such as your name, email address and subscription level.

You, if you choose to provide to us.

We assign you a unique personal identifier for our internal use.

Our service providers may assign you unique personal identifiers.

Responding to your requests for information.

We need your IP address to provide you with the service when you are on a laptop or other device.

Service providers. Third Parties, such as analytics providers. Third Parties relating to legal requests, if required by law or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary. Third parties for sales of transfers of our business or assets.

Personal Information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), such as name and payment card information.

“Other Examples” of this category: your signature, Social Security Number, physical characteristics or description, driver’s license or state identification card number, passport number, bank account number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.

We collect your name and email directly from you when you register as a user.

If you purchase a language package, we collect the type of payment method that you use, but do not collect any other information such as credit card number or expiration date.

We do not collect Other Examples of this category.

To provide you with our services.

Service providers, such as payment processors.

Third parties relating to legal requests, if required by law or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary.

Third parties for sales of transfers of our business or assets.

Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, namely, 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).

We do not request any information in this category.

We may be able to infer certain information, such as an affinity to a certain culture, based on the translated languages chosen. If you choose to listen to the poem translations in Italian, for example, you might have an affinity to the Italian culture.

Service providers.

Commercial information, such as records of the products and services you have purchased from us.

You, by using our App and Website.

To manage your memberships and subscriptions.

Service providers.

Third parties relating to legal requests, if required by law or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary.

Third parties for sales of transfers of our business or assets.

Biometric information, such as 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.

We do not request any information in this category.

We do not collect any information in this category.

Internet or other similar network activity. By IP address: landing pages, browsing activity, content or ads (about our App or Website) viewed and clicked, dates and times of access, pages viewed, forms you complete or partially complete, search terms, uploads or downloads, the URL that referred you to our Website, the websites you visit after our App or Website; if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers, whether you open an email and your interaction with email content, access times, error logs, and other similar information.

You, through your device, by using our App or Website.

Analytics providers.

Advertising providers that we may hire to advertise our products and Website online.

Cookies and tracking technologies.

Personalizing your experience on our App or Website.

Marketing and advertising our products, specifically, understanding which of our marketing campaigns resulted in your visit to our Website.

We use IP address to understand the general geographic location of our customer base.

Service providers.

Third parties relating to legal requests, if required by law or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary.

Third parties for sales of transfers of our business or assets.

Geolocation data.

We do not request any information in this category.

We do not collect any information in this category.

Service providers.

Third Parties relating to legal requests, if required by law or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary.

Third Parties for sales of transfers of our business or assets.

Professional or employment-related information.

We do not request any information in this category.

We do not collect any information in this category.

Sensory data, such as video images.

We do not request any information in this category.

We do not collect any information in this category.

Personal Information does not include publicly available information from government records, deidentified or aggregated consumer information, or information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data, or personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

4. We Do Not Sell Your Personal Information

We do not sell your Personal Information within the meaning of the CCPA.

5. Your Rights

As a resident of California, you have certain rights under the CCPA:

  1. Right to Know. You have the right to know (i) what categories of Personal Information we are collecting about you and for what purposes, (ii) the sources from whom we obtain Personal Information; (iii) what categories of Personal Information we are sharing and selling and for what purposes, and (iv) the categories of third parties to whom we are sharing or selling.
  2. Right to Access. You have the right to request that we disclose to you, in addition to the categories listed immediately above, the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you in the past twelve months.
  3. Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. You can also delete your Twas200 account. To do this, navigate to the Profile section in the menu of the app, and select “Delete Account”.

Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:

  • Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  • Comply with a legal obligation.
  • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
  1. Right to Data Portability. You have the right to receive a copy of your electronic Personal Information in a readily usable format.
  2. Right to Opt Out of Certain Sharing With Third Parties. You have the right to direct us to stop disclosing your Personal Information to third parties for monetary or other consideration. Note: Pop the Cork Publishing will never sell your Personal Information.
  3. Exercising Access, Data, Portability, and Deletion Rights. To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please complete and submit this form. Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may only make a consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. You can also delete your account yourself from the Profile page in the main menu.

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. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

  1. Non-Discrimination.

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your Personal Information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.

6. Other California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our services that are California residents to request certain information regarding any disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Pop the Cork Publishing will never sell Personal Information to third parties.

7. Changes to This Privacy Notice

Pop the Cork Publishing reserves the right to amend this Privacy Notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this Privacy Notice, we will post the updated notice and update the notice’s effective date. Your continued use of our services following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

8. Questions About This Privacy Notice

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at through our Contact page.

Pop the Cork Publishing

Copyright Policy

Last updated: October 31, 2023

© 2023 Sally M. Veillette

Published by Pop the Cork Publishing

All rights reserved.

The original poem, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, is in the public domain, written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1823. The translated texts, audio narration, illustrations, and animations are the copyright of Sally Marie Veillette.

No part of the poem translations, audio narrations, illustrations or animations contained within the series of bilingual books and ebooks, entitled “Bilingual ’Twas the Night Before Christmas – 200th Anniversary Edition (the “Books/eBooks”), or its related Twas200 App (the “App”) can be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems, or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission from the publisher.

An exception is made for reviewers, who may quote brief passages in person or in reviews on-line, in a magazine, in a newspaper, over the radio, or on the television.

An exception is made for schools, holiday parties, town festivals, and other similar occasions, where the translated poems may be read and broadcast. Credit must be given to Sally Veillette, the copyright owner.

An exception is made for on-line services, radio stations and television stations during the holiday season to broadcast the poems in their entirety in the spirit of the season (with royalties if used for commercial purposes). Credit must be given to Sally Veillette, the copyright owner.

Please use our Contact Page to ask permission to use the poem translations, audio narrations, illustrations, or animations any other manner not included in the exceptions. A royalty may be requested for their use. Thank you.

© 2023 Sally M Veillette - All rights reserved

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+1 518 929 8049