Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), beginning January 1, 2020, California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information about them or their household, such as (though not limited to) their name, postal or email address, and other personally-identifying information. You need not be physically present in California to exercise this right provided that you have a current California residence.
This right is subject to certain exemptions. For example, the law does not apply to information that has been aggregated and/or de-identified such that it could not reasonably be used to identify you. It also does not apply to information that we share with third-party service providers in order for them to perform certain business functions for us.
Dark Horizons is owned and operated out of Australia and does not sell personal information to third parties for monetary or other valuable consideration. We are also committed to providing visitors with as many privacy choices as we reasonably can.
How To Exercise Your Opt-Out Rights or Other California Privacy Rights
If you would like to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, or to exercise the other rights provided by the CCPA, there are multiple options available.
If you are only concerned about our display advertisers potentially obtaining any personal information, sites like AdChoices and Network Advertising Initiative offer single-click solutions to stopping personalised ads across dozens of ad networks, including those used here and much of the internet.
We also provide a one-click solution for our site only, powered by CookiePro, which you can access below. Simply click on the button, and flick the switch on the pop-up to ‘off’ and confirm your choice. Should you wish to opt back in to personalised ads, you can do so by accessing the pop-up and flicking the switch to ‘on’.
Alternatively, you or your authorized agent or representative may fill in the form below. Except as otherwise required by law, requests pertaining to children under 18 should be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or another authorized adult representative.
As with the right to opt-out, the other rights provided by the CCPA are subject to certain exemptions and exceptions. Those statues and/or regulations may also stipulate the maximum time allowed for acknowledging and responding to a request. There is no charge for making privacy-related requests, but legally consumers may only make a request for information twice a year at most and only for a twelve-month look-back period.
In addition, for a request made by an authorized agent – the regulations provide that we may require written permission from the consumer and that the consumer verify their own identity directly with us, unless the consumer has provided the agent with power of attorney pursuant to probate laws.
We may also request additional information for the purposes of verifying the identity, and for security or fraud prevention purposes. We shall delete any new personal information for verification as soon as practical, except as required to comply with record-keeping obligations.
In some cases, we may be unable to fulfil your request because we have no reasonable method by which we can verify your identity to the standard that the law and/or its associated regulations require. For example (but without limitation), if you have visited our website but never submitted a Contact Form, we may not have enough information to confirm your identity to even a ‘reasonable degree of certainty’ (as the applicable regulations may define that term). If we can not, we shall state so in our response to your request and explain why.
Also, in addition to any other exemptions applicable law and/or regulation may provide to your rights under the CCPA (particularly with regard to the deletion of your personal information), we may be unable to delete certain information (e.g., our web host’s server and error logs) for technical reasons.