Effective: December 15, 2022
Who we are and what we do
Quantcast (“ we”, “ our”, or “ us”) is a global digital advertising technology group of companies. Quantcast offers products and services that help digital advertisers and publishers (collectively, “ Clients”) understand and grow their audiences (the “ Solutions”). Through Quantcast Advertise Solutions, advertiser Clients can plan, activate, and measure the performance of their advertising campaigns seamlessly in a single audience platform, which helps them to place their ads to maximise results. Through Quantcast Measure Solutions, digital publisher Clients leverage insights to better understand the makeup of their audiences, how audiences spend their time across their digital properties, and what audiences care about, all of which help these digital businesses better connect their content and Audiences with the right advertising.
In the United States, the Solutions are provided by Quantcast Corporation, located at 795 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Personal Information relating to individuals located within the United States provided to or gathered by us in connection with the delivery of the Solutions is controlled by Quantcast Corporation.
Outside of the United States, the Solutions are provided by Quantcast International Limited, located at Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. In so far as Quantcast acts as a “controller” (as defined under applicable law), Quantcast International Limited is the controller of your Personal Information if you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom (UK), Switzerland, or any other jurisdiction outside of the United States.
- Quantcast’s privacy management products, which include our TCF consent management platform (“CMP”), Quantcast Choice. For more information about Quantcast Choice, please click here.
- Any third parties’ handling of Personal Information, unless explicitly stated otherwise. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other companies that you engage or interact with to understand their information handling and privacy practices.
California Notice at Collection : We collect the categories of Personal Information listed in the “Categories of personal information collected” subsection of the “California privacy rights” section below. As further described in the “Information use and legal basis” section below, we collect this information in order to deliver the Solutions and conduct our business. To learn more, please see the “California privacy rights” section.
Quantcast supports and participates in several digital advertising self-regulatory organisations, as further described below.
- We are members in good standing of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and adhere to the NAI 2020 Code of Conduct.
- We participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and adhere to the DAA Self-Regulatory Principles.
- We participate in the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and are certified under the EDAA Principles.
- We participate in, and comply with, the policies and technical specifications of the TCF, as a vendor. Quantcast’s IAB Europe-assigned identification numbers are CMP ID #10 (Quantcast Choice) and Vendor ID #11.
Do Not Track (“ DNT ”) is a preference that you can set in certain web browsers to inform the websites you visit that you do not want information about your online activity collected over time and across third-party websites or online services. We do not honor DNT or other similar signals at this time, due to the lack of a clear industry standard.
We collect or receive Personal Information about or relating to you in various ways, including from digital properties, like websites, mobile apps, and other sources of digital content. Details about the categories of Personal Information we collect and receive, the source or manner in which we obtain each category of Personal Information, the purpose(s) for which we Process each category of Personal Information, and the retention period for each category of Personal Information we Process can be found in the table below. As described in the “Who we are and what we do” section, where applicable the Processing purposes identified in the table below are tied to the TCF Purposes outlined in the “Information use and legal basis” section.
|Category and Description of Personal Information||Source of Personal Information||Purpose for Processing (including where relevant the TCF Purpose ) and Retention Period|
Pseudonymous Identifiers : unique values that distinguish your browser profile(s) or device(s).
Examples include a Cookie ID, device IP Address or other Device Identifiers or Device Configuration/Information.
Usually generated when Pixels, Tags, or SDKs are loaded by a Client on its digital property (i.e., website, mobile app, or device) and sends information to us. Different kinds of Pixels, Tags, or SDKs are used for different purposes, but the types of information generated are the same.
Such information may also be received through a server- to- server connection, such as when receiving a Bid Request.
|Imprecise/Approximate Location Information : The time zone and approximate geolocation (e.g., postal code or city) of your device.||Inferred or derived by Quantcast from your device’s IP Address or included in Bid Requests.|
|Event Data : Information relating to your Online Data, which may include Pseudonymous Identifiers, Imprecise/Approximate Location Information, HTTP Request Header Information, Device Information, and Browsing Data.|
Generated when Pixels, Tags or SDKs, installed by a Client on its digital property, loads and sends information to us.
Different kinds of Pixels, Tags or SDKs are used for different purposes, but the types of information generated are the same.
Bid Request Data : An offer from a digital publisher, like a website or mobile app owner, to show an ad on their property.
Bid Request Data includes information about your visit to the publisher’s digital property, which helps us understand where an ad will be displayed, Device Information, and who might see it.
Bid Request Data also commonly includes a Pseudonymous Identifier (if available), the content that the ad would serve into, the type of device the ad would be served on, the Imprecise/Approximate Location Information of the device, the size of the ad, and consent information. Because Bid Requests include information about the content you are visiting, over time, accumulated Bid Requests may show your browsing behavior.
|Received from a digital publisher.|
|Imported Data (Client) : Pseudonymised Information, which may include Online Data, and/or Offline Data that may be apportioned by Browsing Data, Attributes, Segments, Label Data and Interests.||Uploaded to the Quantcast platform or provided to us via an Application Programming Interface (“ API”) by a particular Client for use on its behalf.|
|Imported Data (Third Party/Segment) : Pseudonymised Information, which may include Online Data, and/or Offline Data that may be apportioned by Browsing Data, Attributes, Segments, Label Data and Interests.||Uploaded to the Quantcast platform or provided to us via an API by third-party Data Management Platforms or Data Providers.|
Inferences/Inferred Data : Information drawn from the above-listed categories of information (i.e., Event Data, Bid Request Data, Imported Data (Client), and Imported Data (Third Party/Segment)).
We may, for example, use information that we have collected to infer your interests, age, gender, marital status, or income range. These Inferences may include Interests and Attributes.
|Derived by Quantcast from previously collected Event Data, Bid Request Data, Imported Data (Client), and/or Imported Data (Third Party/Segment). |
| Training Data : Pseudonymous Information used to improve Quantcast’s algorithms and measure how well they are working. ||Received from third-party data providers and matched to Pseudonymous Identifiers. |
|Information you provide : This may include your contact details, (e.g., name, email address, or phone number) and any commentary or other information you provide when you contact Quantcast.||Provided by you when you contact Quantcast. |
Carrying out our legitimate business purposes.
Retention Period: 18 months
Additionally, any of the categories of Personal Information described above may be Processed for the following purposes.
|Establishing, bringing, or defending against complaints, legal claims (including threatened or anticipated legal claims), and regulatory inquiries||Categories of Personal Information and associated retention periods are determined by the underlying purpose for which the Personal Information is Processed.|
|Responding to legal requests|
|Complying with relevant laws and regulations|
|Hosting of Personal Information for above-listed purposes||Technically, all Personal Information is Processed in the course of being hosted on a server or in cloud computing service. Retention periods for each category of Personal Information Processed are disclosed above.|
Sensitive information: We generally do not seek or permit sensitive Personal Information (e.g., information revealing an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership; genetic or biometric data that is Processed for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual; information concerning an individual’s health, sex life, or sexual orientation; and information relating to criminal convictions and offenses) to be used in the Solutions. However, as allowed by applicable laws and rules, we may collect and Process non-sensitive health-related information (outside of the EEA, UK, and Switzerland) in connection with the delivery of the Solutions. We provide a list of standard health segments and a representative sample of custom health segments that we use for targeted advertising here. Please note that where we Process any of your sensitive Personal Information, we seek and obtain your consent and/or otherwise Process such information in accordance with applicable laws and rules.
Children’s information: We do not seek or permit Personal Information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information, that parent or guardian should contact us at privacy [at] quantcast [dot] com. If we become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, we will take all reasonable steps to delete such information from our files.
Contractual commitments from our Clients and third-party Data Providers: We contractually require other companies that provide or make available to us Personal Information to take steps to ensure that we can lawfully Process such information, which include: (i) posting complete and accurate privacy policies that comply with applicable laws and rules and describe their Personal Information collection, use, and sharing practices; (ii) obtaining all legally-required consents and necessary permissions; and (iii) providing individuals with appropriate choices and the ability to opt out of the Processing of their Personal Information, where necessary or appropriate.
Information use and legal basis
As described in the “Who we are and what we do” section, we generally use the TCF as the mechanism for describing our Processing activities, and in Europe specifically for establishing our legal basis for Processing and managing users’ preferences for online personalised advertising and related activities. The TCF is designed to allow a digital business to present information and choices to users on its website relating to the Processing of their Personal Information.
We Process Personal Information for the purposes for which it was collected or provided to us. The table below describes the specific purposes for which we Process the Personal Information we collect or otherwise obtain about you. This table includes:
- the purposes for which Quantcast Processes Personal Information (which are tied to the defined purposes for Processing, special purposes, and features set forth in the TCF Policies and official technical documentation disseminated by IAB Europe where applicable),
- a description of each Processing activity using TCF-specific terminology (to the extent applicable), and
- the legal basis that we rely on to perform each of our Processing activities.
Please note that in Europe, where we indicate that “Legitimate Interests” in accordance with the GDPR is the legal basis for Processing, we carry out the Processing in reliance on our legitimate interests or those of a third party (e.g., our Clients), provided that such interests are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
|Processing Purpose / TCF Purpose (where TCF is applicable)||Description of Processing Activity (using TCF Purpose terms)||Legal Basis for Processing|
|Storing and/or accessing information on a device (TCF Purpose 1)||Cookies, Device Identifiers, or other information more fully described in association with the purposes below can be stored or accessed on your device for the purposes presented to you.||Consent|
|Selecting basic ads (TCF Purpose 2)|
Ads can be shown to you based on the content you’re viewing, the app you’re using, your device’s Imprecise/Approximate Location Information, or your device type.
When selecting basic ads, Quantcast will:
Consent or Legitimate Interests, depending on the choice of the Client that is using the TCF.
Where we rely on Legitimate Interests, we carry out the Processing to help our advertiser Clients meet their objectives of finding new customers and growing their brands through the delivery of relevant ads.
|Creating a personalised ads profile (TCF Purpose 3)|
A profile can be built about you and your Interests to show you personalised ads that are relevant to you.
To create or edit a profile for use in personalised advertising, Quantcast will:
|Selecting personalised ads (TCF Purpose 4)||When serving personalised ads, Quantcast will select personalised ads based on Personal Information collected from or about you, such as your prior activity, Interests, visits to websites or mobile apps or streaming media, Imprecise/Approximate Location Information, demographic information or Inferences.||Consent|
|Measuring ad performance (TCF Purpose 7)|
Quantcast will measure the performance and effectiveness of ads that you see or interact with.
In particular, to measure whether and how ads were delivered to you and how you interacted with them, Quantcast will:
In the provision of the Solutions to some Clients, Quantcast may correlate information between entries within its own datasets that have the same Pseudonymous Identifier or with information obtained from Ad Serving, Ad Verification, or Data Management Platforms/Data Providers. We do this to provide aggregated reporting to Clients about the number of visitors to their digital properties.
Quantcast does not apply Panel or similarly derived Audience Insights data to ad measurement data without a separate legal basis to apply market research to generate Audience Insights.
|Consent or Legitimate Interests, depending on the choice of the Client that is using the TCF. |
Where we rely on Legitimate Interests, we carry out the Processing to help our advertiser Clients meet their objective of ascertaining, measuring, and improving the effectiveness of their ad campaigns.
|Measuring content performance (TCF Purpose 8)|
The performance and effectiveness of content that you see or interact with can be measured.
To measure content performance, Quantcast will:
|Consent or Legitimate Interests, depending on the choice of the Client that is using the TCF. |
Where we rely on Legitimate Interests, we carry out the Processing to help our Clients meet their objective of executing their digital content strategies more effectively.
|Applying market research to generate Audience Insights (TCF Purpose 9)|
Market research can be used to learn more about the Audiences who visit websites/mobile apps and view ads.
To generate Audience Insights, Quantcast will:
Consent or Legitimate Interests, depending on the choice of the Client that is using the TCF.
Where we rely on Legitimate Interests, we carry out the Processing to help our Clients meet their objectives of finding new customers and growing their brands through the delivery of relevant ads and/or executing their digital content strategies more effectively.
|Developing and improving products (Purpose 10 TCF)|
Your information can be used to improve Quantcast’s existing systems and software and to develop new products.
To develop and improve its products, Quantcast will:
For example, Quantcast matches its datasets with Training Data, which usually includes Event Data, Bid Request Data, Imported Data (Client), and/or Imported Data (Third Party/Segment). Quantcast primarily uses Training Data to train its algorithms how to infer individuals’ Attributes and Interests in the context of the Solutions.
Consent or Legitimate Interest, depending on the choice of the Client that is using the TCF.
Where we rely on Legitimate Interests, we carry out the Processing to meet our organisational objective of continuously improving the Solutions for our Clients.
|Ensuring security, preventing fraud, and debugging (TCF Special Purpose 1)|
Your information can be used to monitor for and prevent fraudulent activity and ensure our systems and processes work properly and securely.
To ensure security, prevent fraud, and debug, Quantcast will:
We conduct the Processing to meet organizational objectives such as to maintain our IT systems; to ensure the electronic security of our business; and to detect and prevent against malicious, fraudulent, invalid, and illegal activity.
|Technically deliver ads or content (TCF Special Purpose 2)|
Your device can receive and send information that allows you to see and interact with ads and content.
To deliver information and respond to technical requests, Quantcast will:
Quantcast may also match Pseudonymous Identifiers with third parties in order to deliver ads to Audiences.
|Legitimate Interests |
We carry out the Processing to help our advertiser Clients meet their objective to ascertain, measure, and improve the effectiveness of their ad campaigns.
|Matching and combining offline data sources (TCF Feature 1)||Offline Data can be combined with your online activity in support of one or more purposes or special purposes outlined in this table.||The legal basis will depend on the TCF Purpose pursued.|
|Linking different devices (TCF Feature 2)|
Different devices can be determined as belonging to you or your household in support of one or more purposes.
Through Cross-Media Matching/Linking, Quantcast will:
|The legal basis will depend on the TCF Purpose pursued.|
|Receiving and using automatically sent device characteristics for identification (TCF Feature 3)|
Your device will be distinguished from other devices based on information it automatically sends, such as IP Address or browser type.
In particular, Quantcast will:
|The legal basis will depend on the TCF Purpose pursued.|
|Establishing, bringing, or defending against complaints, legal claims (including threatened or anticipated legal claims), and regulatory inquiries||We Process, preserve, and share Personal Information when we seek legal advice or seek to protect ourselves in the context of litigation and other disputes.||Legitimate Interests |
We carry out the Processing to meet our objective of protecting ourselves and others, including in connection with investigations, litigation, and regulatory inquiries.
|Responding to legal requests||We preserve and share Personal Information in response to legal requests from law enforcement and other government officials, to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure of such information is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding or court order.||Legitimate Interests |
We carry out the Processing to meet our objective of protecting ourselves and others, including in connection with investigations and regulatory inquiries.
|Complying with relevant laws and regulations|
We Process Personal Information to comply with our legal obligations under applicable law.
Examples of Irish and EU laws enforceable in Ireland that could give rise to an obligation requiring us to Process Personal Information we hold about you are:
See here for the current list of laws which are enforceable in Ireland that give rise to a legal obligation for Quantcast which results in the Processing of Personal Information. As new laws may be enacted or other obligations may require us to Process your Personal Information, we will update this list from time to time.
|Compliance with a legal obligation.|
|Conducting research||We use Personal Information to conduct research, surveys, product testing, and troubleshooting to help us operate and improve our products and services.||Legitimate Interests |
We carry out the Processing to meet our organisational objective of delivering and continuously improving the Solutions for our Clients.
|Hosting information||We Process Personal Information to manage our business, which includes hosting Personal Information in our on-premise data centers and/or cloud computing services.||Legitimate Interests |
We carry out the Processing to meet our organisational objective of delivering the Solutions to our Clients.
In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Information use and legal basis” section above, we may share your Personal Information with the categories of third parties described below.
|Category of Recipient||Description and Purpose of Sharing||Categories of Personal Information Shared|
|Quantcast-affiliated companies||We share your Personal Information with Quantcast-affiliated companies in order to provide the Solutions.||All or certain categories of Personal Information are shared only as necessary or appropriate.|
|Our vendors (including service providers/data processors) |
Visit the Quantcast Partners page for a list of our vendors.
|We share your Personal Information with vendors who act on our behalf and are subject to binding contractual obligations and restrictions on the Processing of Personal Information we share with them. For example, these companies assist with information hosting, information Processing, database management, and administrative tasks.||All or certain categories of Personal Information are shared only as necessary or appropriate.|
Our partners, such as Data Management Platforms and Data Providers and Advertising Exchanges
Visit the Quantcast Partners page for a list of our Partners
|We share Pseudonymous Identifiers with companies that we partner with to support the operation of the Solutions. Specifically, Quantcast shares Pseudonymous Identifiers with 1) data providers via Data Management Platforms for the purpose of performing Cookie Syncing/Matches with Imported Data (Client) and Third Party/Segment Data, and 2) and Advertising Exchanges for the purpose of serving ads.||Pseudonymous Identifiers. |
|Relevant third parties as part of a corporate transaction||In the event of a reorganisation, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceeding), we may share your Personal Information with (or transfer your Personal Information to) certain third parties, such as the acquiring entity and its advisors. We may also make certain information available to a potential investor or purchaser (and their advisers) in advance of any such transaction’s completion.||All or certain categories of Personal Information are shared only as necessary or appropriate.|
|Competent governmental and public authorities||We may share your Personal Information with governmental and law enforcement authorities, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.||All or certain categories of Personal Information are shared only as necessary or appropriate.|
|Other third parties|
We will share your Personal Information with other third parties at your direction or with your consent.
Additionally, we may share your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate or where otherwise permitted by law to:
|All or certain categories of Personal Information are shared only as necessary or appropriate.|
We also create and share with our Clients insights or reports regarding the makeup of the Audiences that visit their digital properties or the performance of their advertising campaigns. These insights and reports may contain aggregated data from which individual users cannot be uniquely identified or data from which Quantcast has removed Pseudonymous Identifiers.
We employ appropriate organisational and technical security safeguards designed to keep Personal Information secure when it is transmitted to us and once we receive it. These measures may include encryption and employment of information storage security technologies to restrict access to our network. However, please be aware that no method of transmitting information over the internet or storing information is completely secure.
We retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, as described in the “ Information Collection” section above, except where we are required to retain the information for a longer period of time. Once Personal Information has reached its retention period, as applicable, we may either de-identify it (for CCPA purposes), anonymise it (for GDPR purposes) or permanently delete it.
Quantcast operates a global service, and we engage vendors located around the world to help us deliver the Solutions. Accordingly, your Personal Information may be transferred outside of the country or region in which you reside, including to the United States and other countries where either our data centers, vendors, affiliates, or Partners are located. Where we transfer your Personal Information internationally, we do so in accordance with applicable law.
If you are based in the EEA, UK, or Switzerland, please note that we may need to transfer your Personal Information to countries that have not been recognised by the European Commision and/or the UK government as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Information. We generally use EU Standard Contractual Clauses (to facilitate both controller-to-controller and controller-to-processor transfers) or other government-approved contracts that provide appropriate safeguards for Personal Information that is transferred to countries that have not been recognised as providing an adequate level of protection. You can contact us at email@example.com to request a copy of our Standard Contractual Clauses.
In certain limited circumstances, we rely on other lawful mechanisms for international transfers of Personal Information or rely on derogations, such as the contractual necessity derogation.
Additional disclosures for EEA, UK, and Switzerland residents
If you are located in the EEA, UK, or Switzerland, please note that the Solutions are provided by our European entity, Quantcast International Limited. In Processing Personal Information in the context of providing the Solutions to our Clients, Quantcast Internal Limited generally acts as a data controller. More specifically, Quantcast International Limited is a joint controller along with its Client when we jointly determine the purposes for which your Personal Information will be Processed. For example, we are joint controllers with Advertisers and Publishers for Personal Information that is collected as Quantcast Cookies, or using Pixels, Tags and SDKs deployed by our Clients on their digital properties, and for the Processing of other Personal Information introduced into the Solutions directly by the Client. This is because both Quantcast and the Client have influence over whether and how we collect and Process the Personal Information. In limited situations, Quantcast is the sole data controller of Personal Information when we are Processing it for our own independent purposes, for instance when we use a Quantcast Pseudonymous Identifier or we derive aggregated analytics for modeling, developing our algorithms, or improving the Solutions.
Your choices and legal rights
Under applicable law, you may have certain rights in relation to your Personal Information. Additional details about the rights that you may have and how to exercise such rights can be found below.
- Right of access: The right to request access to your Personal Information and receive certain information, including the categories of your Personal Information we collect and disclose. To exercise this right, see our request form here.
- Right of rectification/correction: The right to request that we rectify (or correct) inaccurate Personal Information about you. In practice, if you seek to exercise your right of rectification/correction, due to the limited Personal Information we Process, we satisfy this right by providing you with the option to request deletion of your Personal Information. To request the deletion of your Personal Information, see our request form here.
- Right of erasure/deletion: The right, in certain cases, to request that we delete your Personal Information, provided there are valid grounds for doing so and subject to applicable law and exceptions. To exercise this right, see our request form here.
- Right to data portability: The right, in certain cases, to receive a copy of your Personal Information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and transmit such information to another controller. To exercise this right, see our request form here.
- Right to object (marketing): The right to object to the Processing of your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes. In practice, we satisfy this right by providing you with the option to opt out of our Processing of your Personal Information for advertising purposes. To exercise this right, see our opt-out page here. Additionally, as noted in the “Self Regulatory Standards” section above, we are a member of the NAI and a DAA and EDAA participating company. Each of these self-regulatory bodies offers a tool that allows individuals to opt out of receiving targeted advertising from Quantcast and other participating companies. These links will take you to the NAI opt-out page and the DAA opt-out page. If you are located in Europe, you may prefer to visit the EDAA opt-out page.
- Right to object (legitimate interests): The right to object to the Processing of your Personal Information where we Process it on the basis of our legitimate interests, as described in the “Information Use and Legal Basis” section above. Unless we have compelling legitimate grounds or the information is needed for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, we will cease Processing your Personal Information when you object. To exercise this right, see our opt-out page here.
- Right to restrict Processing: The right, in certain cases, to temporarily restrict our Processing of your Personal Information, provided there are valid grounds for doing so. In practice, if you seek to exercise your right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Information, we will treat it as an exercise of the right on an ongoing, rather than temporary, basis (i.e., the request will be treated as you exercising the right to object to the Processing of your Personal Information). To exercise this right, see our opt-out page here.
- Right to withdraw your consent: The right to withdraw the consent you have provided at any time, where we Process your Personal Information on the basis of your consent. Please note that the lawfulness of any Processing undertaken prior to your withdrawal of consent shall not be affected by the withdrawal. To exercise this right, see our opt-out page here.
- Right to lodge a complaint: The right to complain to the relevant authority regarding the Processing of your Personal Information by us or on our behalf. In the EU, the lead supervisory authority is the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. See the section “ Contact Us” below.
Please note that the rights listed above may not be exercised in certain circumstances, such as when the Processing of your Personal Information is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject or for the exercise or defense of legal claims. Additionally, in order to protect your privacy, we may require proof of your identity before we can act on your request but only where it is necessary and proportionate to request this information.
If you are based in the EEA, UK, or Switzerland and have issues or questions about the above-listed rights, you may contact our European Data Protection Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are based in the EEA, UK, or Switzerland, under applicable law, you also generally have the right not to be subject to a decision when it is based on automated Processing (i.e., an operation that is performed without any human intervention), if it produces a legal effect (i.e., impacts your legal rights) or significantly affects you in a similar way (e.g., significantly affects your financial circumstances or ability to access essential goods or services). Please note, however, that Quantcast does not make decisions based solely on automated Processing that produce a legal effect or similarly significantly affect individuals.
California privacy rights
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“ CCPA”) provides California residents with certain rights. Pursuant to the CCPA, we are providing the following additional details regarding the categories of Personal Information about California residents that we collect, use, and disclose.
Categories of personal information collected: We have collected the following categories of Personal Information from California residents within the last twelve (12) months:
- Identifiers, such as IP Address and other similar Pseudonymous Identifiers.
- Internet or other electronic network activity information, including browsing history and information regarding individuals’ interactions with websites or mobile apps or streaming media.
- Geolocation data, such as Imprecise/Approximate Location Information derived from device IP Addresses.
- Inferences, which refers to inferences drawn from any of the information in these categories of Personal Information to predict the individual’s characteristics.
Categories of sources of personal information: As described in the “Information collection” section above, we collect the above-listed categories of Personal Information directly from individuals; through automated means (e.g. Pixels, Tags and SDKs, Cookies or Bid Requests); and from third parties (e.g., our Clients).
Disclosures of personal information: As described in the “Information sharing” section above, in the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed Personal Information about California residents in all of the above-listed categories of Personal Information to our affiliates and vendors. Additionally, in the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed Identifiers to our partners.
Sale of personal information: Quantcast does not “sell” (as defined in the CCPA) Personal Information and has not “sold” Personal Information in the preceding twelve (12) months in relation to operating the Solutions.
Individual rights and requests: If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we:
- Disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request:
- the categories of Personal Information we have collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such information;
- the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you;
- the business or commercial purpose for collecting Personal Information about you;
- the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such Personal Information; and
- if we sold or disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
- sales, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient received; and
- disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
- Delete the Personal Information we have collected from you.
We will not discriminate against you if you decide to exercise your rights under the CCPA.
If you are interested in exercising one or more of the rights outlined above, please click the relevant link in the “Your choices and legal rights” section above. You may also submit requests by contacting us via email at privacy [at] quantcast [dot] com. We will attempt to verify your identity and respond to your request consistent with the CCPA.
If you authorise a natural person or business entity to submit a request on your behalf (an “ Authorised Agent”), the Authorised Agent may use the submission methods noted above. As part of our verification process, we will require proof concerning their status as an Authorised Agent, which may include proof of their registration with the California Secretary of State to conduct business in California and/or proof that they have power of attorney in accordance with California probate law. We may also require you to verify your identity directly with us or directly confirm with us that you provided the agent with permission to submit the request.
Information about annual data requests is available here.
Individuals located in the United States, please contact us at:
Individuals located outside of the United States, please contact us at:
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) for Quantcast International Limited can be contacted at email@example.com.
If you have contacted us or our DPO about a privacy or information use concern and feel that we have not addressed it satisfactorily, you may contact our US-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
If you are a resident of the EEA, UK, or Switzerland, you also have the right to lodge a complaint against us with our lead supervisory authority, the Irish Data Protection Commission, or the supervisory authority in your country of residence.
Some of our changes will be minor, but if we make significant changes to how we use or share your Personal Information, we will:
- inform you in advance by posting a notice on our website
- wait for a period of time before implementing the changes