Exhibit A - California-Specific Personal Information Policy

California Consumer Privacy Act Notice

If you are a natural person who is a California resident, as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the "CCPA", then you are a "consumer" and this California Consumer Privacy Act Notice ("CCPA Notice") applies to you and your personal information as defined in the CCPA ("personal information").

1. Rights of California Consumers

Except for personal information we have because you or a business you work for or own has a direct business relationship with us, you have the following rights under the CCPA.

  • You have the right to request that we disclose to you the categories of personal information we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which we collected that personal information, the business purposes for which we use that information, and the specific pieces of personal information we have about you.
  • You have the right to request that we disclose to you the categories of personal information we have collected about you, the categories of personal information we have sold about you, and for each category of your personal information we have sold, the categories of third parties to which we sold that personal information.
  • You have the right to request the categories of your personal information we have disclosed for a business purpose.
  • You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you.

All consumers have the following rights under the CCPA:

  • You have the right to opt-out of our disclosure of your personal information to third parties in exchange for consideration ("sell", "sale", "selling", "sold" under the CCPA). We don't sell personal information, but if you wish to confirm this to us, follow the instructions at this link. Please be aware that we may still disclose your personal information as permitted under the CCPA, including to comply with laws, to comply with government investigations, to cooperate with law enforcement agencies concerning the violation of laws, to assert our rights in connection with legal claims, and if we have de-identified and/or aggregated your personal information in compliance with the CCPA.
  • You have the right to not be discriminated against because you have exercised any of your rights under the CCPA.
  • You have the right to designate an authorized agent to make requests to us to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA.

To make any of the requests exercising your rights listed in this Section, you may contact us using the contact information here.

Please note that we have to be able to verify your identity in order to comply with any of your requests to exercise your rights, and as we explain below, we collect limited categories of personal information that can be used to verify your identity.

2. Personal Information Collected Through Our Corporate Website or for Marketing

Personal information we collect, the business purpose for which we collect it, and the service providers or other third parties who may receive it are in the table below:

Personal Information Categories / Sources

Business Purposes

Recipient Categories

Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.

NOTE: We collect only your email address, directly from you when volunteered on our website.  Our website/webserver collects IP addresses automatically, as does every other website.

  • Marketing communications
  • Tracking and responding to CCPA consumer requests
  • Auditing and tracking website usage (Internet Protocol address only)
  • Detecting and responding to security incidents (Internet Protocol address only)
  • Fixing and improving our website and measuring the popularity of articles  (Internet Protocol address only)
  • To protect ours and others’ rights
  • With affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Customer relationship management service provider
  • Cloud storage service provider
  • Website analytics service provider
  • Website hosting service provider
  • Social networks and other advertising providers
  • Security and web development service providers
  • With advertising and marketing service providers and partners
  • With social media platforms
  • With business partners
  • With government authorities as required by law or as necessary to protect our rights
  • Legal counsel

Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement.

NOTE: Our webserver collects some of this information directly when you are referred to our website from another website.  We also receive this information from cookies and similar technologies.

  • Tracking analytics of website usage and calculating compensation  to third parties for aggregate web traffic referred to us
  • Detecting and responding to security incidents
  • Advertising to website visitors, by us and third parties, including interest based advertising
  • Calculating payment to third parties
  • Providing, fixing and improving our website, and measuring the popularity of articles
  • With affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Customer relationship management service provider
  • Cloud storage service provider
  • Website analytics service provider
  • Website hosting service provider
  • Social networks and other advertising providers
  • Security and web development service providers
  • With advertising and marketing service providers and partners
  • With social media platforms
  • With business partners
  • With government authorities as required by law or as necessary to protect our rights
  • Legal counsel

We do not knowingly collect or sell the personal information of minors under the age of 16.

"Do Not Sell My Information" and Other Consumer Requests

1. You can send a request to Static in order to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA. We will check our records to see if we have your contact information based on the email address you provide us in that request.

You can contact us through any of the methods below. In addition to using these contacts to submit requests under the CCPA, you can also use them to ask questions or communicate concerns about our privacy policies and practices.

  • toll free number - (800) 937-1276
  • by email - privacy@static.com
  • by mail - Static Media, 443 Park Avenue South, Suite 700, New York, NY 10016, Attn: PRIVACY

2. Static does not "sell" personal information except as a technical matter by placing third party advertising cookies on its website. So the most effective way to opt-out of the sale of your information is to opt-out of tracking mechanisms.

If you want to opt-out of us tracking your device to receive personal information from it, and providing personalized information to you, you can also use one of the following methods:

  • Android devices: You can reset your advertising ID at any time, right from the Ads section of the Google Settings app on your device. From the same app, you can also opt-out of targeted advertising based on the advertising ID by setting the appropriate ad tracking preference.
  • iOS devices: You can opt out of targeted advertising and tracking via mobile advertising identifier by turning on Limit Ad Tracking in your device's settings menu (as of the date of this Privacy Policy, located at Settings > Privacy > Advertising) and by turning off Location Based Apple Ads in your device's System Services Menu (as of the date of this Privacy Policy, located at Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services).
  • Web browsers:
    • You can use our cookie management mechanism here:
    • You can also disable all cookies (which will affect the functionality of most websites), or only third party cookies, which may affect the functionality of some websites. Most advertisers use third party cookies.
    • Then if you know which cookies you want to delete, you can delete those, or you can delete all of your cookies (which again, will affect the functionality of most websites — for example, you may lose your login status).
    • You have to repeat the cookie management process for each browser you use. From our perspective, each browser is a separate device.
  • For Google's privacy practices see www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html and to opt out of data recording and analysis by Google Analytics on the Static Media Websites, see tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For Quantcast's privacy practices see www.quantcast.com/privacy , and to opt out of receiving interest-based content and ads enabled by Quantcast, see www.quantcast.com/opt-out. For comScore's privacy practices see www.comscore.com/About-comScore/Privacy-Policy and www.scorecardresearch.com/privacy.aspx , and to opt out of having comScore associate site visits with your browser, see www.scorecardresearch.com/preferences.aspx.

3. If you get a new device or browser, reset your mobile advertising ID, or delete your cookies stored by a browser, we will not recognize the device or browser as one that has opted out. We also may not be able to recognize that we collected personal information from that device before you made the change, so we won't be able to tell you anything about the personal information we collected from that device or browser before the change.

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California Consumer Requests for Access, Opt-Out, Deletion

The following options are available, in compliance with the CCPA and its regulations, for making your request to opt out of the sale of your personal information, access it, or delete it:

  1. PREFERRED - by email - privacy@static.com
  2. Contact us via our toll free phone number at: (800) 937-1276
  3. Contact us by mail at: Static Media, 443 Park Avenue South, Suite 700, New York, NY 10016, Attn: PRIVACY

By submitting your personal information below to make your request, the personal information you provide for that purpose will be collected and retained for the duration required by the CCPA, used only to respond to your request and to keep the legally-required records.

By submitting a request to us, you represent to us that you are (or you are an authorized agent of) the person you identify in the request. The CCPA requires us to verify that personal information is being released to the correct party for whom the information is being requested. In order to ensure that we only provide personal information to the correct person, we may also contact you via email at the address you provide to authenticate you are the owner of the email address being used.