Welcome! Thank you for your interest in DawgNation, a website owned and
operated by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a division of Cox
Enterprises, Inc., and our “Affiliates” (other companies within the
Cox Enterprises, Inc. corporate family), (collectively,
“DawgNation”). We respect your privacy when you use our websites,
mobile applications and other online and offline products and services,
including our podcasts (collectively, the “DawgNation Services”).
This California Privacy Notice (“Notice”) applies to California
residents that are “Consumers” as defined by the California Consumer
Privacy Act (together with its regulations, “CCPA”) and is a
supplement to DawgNation’s other privacy policies or notices, including
California consumer data practices of DawgNation (“we,”
“our,” “us”). There are Affiliates that may have their own
California privacy notices and consumer rights programs. You will need to
consult their policies and make requests to them separately.
Capitalized terms that are used within this California Privacy Notice
shall have the meaning given to them in the CCPA unless otherwise noted.
We may from time-to-time update information in this Notice regarding our
data practices and your rights, modify our methods for responding to your
requests, or supplement our responses to your requests as required to
reflect updates to the law.
1. COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Generally, we collect, retain, use, and share your Personal Information
(“PI”) to provide you DawgNation Services, which may include but
are not limited to
addition, we may collect, use and disclose your PI as required or
permitted by applicable law, or as directed by you, in accordance with
Information We Collect
During the preceding 12 months, we may have collected the following
categories of personal information about you:
Identifiers: such as name, nicknames, aliases, contact information
including email address, User IDs, passwords, IP addresses, and device
Internet Usage Information: such as browsing history, referring URLs,
search history, interactions with advertising links, and mobile
Geolocation Data: such as your location we infer based on your IP
Inferences from PI Collected: such as customer profiles including
subscriber preferences, customer characteristics, and behaviors.
We collect the above categories of PI directly from you, your device or
browser, vendors that assist us in providing the DawgNation Services and
running our internal business operations (“Vendors”), suppliers,
public databases, social media platforms, data append services, and
Affiliates. We collect, use and share the PI we collect for the
CCPA-defined business purposes in the bulleted list below and for the
(collectively, our “Business Purposes”).
Our Business Purposes
Providing the DawgNation Services and our products and services,
including maintaining and servicing your accounts, verifying your
information, advertising, marketing, or analytic services, and similar
functions and services;
Detecting security incidents and protecting against malicious,
deceptive, or illegal activity;
Debugging the DawgNation Services to identify and repair errors;
- Internal research and development;
Quality and safety assurance, and improving, upgrading, and enhancing
the DawgNation Services and our products and services;
Processing and managing interactions and transactions on the
DawgNation Services and our products and services;
Additional business purposes, which include sharing PI with third
parties for other than a sale or one of the foregoing business
purposes as required or permitted by applicable law, such as to our
Vendors that perform services for us, to the government or private
parties to comply with law or legal process, to the consumer or other
parties at the consumer’s request, for the additional purposes
merger or asset sale.
The following categories of PI are shared with the following categories
of third parties for Business Purposes only:
Our Affiliates: identifiers, internet usage information, geolocation
data, and inferences from PI;
Vendors: identifiers, internet usage information, geolocation data,
and inferences from PI;
Analytics and Advertising Partners: internet usage information,
geolocation data, and inferences from PI;
Our Joint Marketing Partners: internet usage information, geolocation
data, and inferences from PI;
Business Partners: identifiers, internet usage information,
geolocation data, and inferences from PI;
Social Media Platforms: identifiers, internet usage information,
geolocation data, and inferences from PI;
Government Entities, Including Law Enforcement: upon request and as
required under law, we may provide identifiers, internet usage
information, geolocation data, and inferences from PI.
2. YOUR CCPA RIGHTS
Rights to Know and Delete Personal Information
California Consumers have the right to exercise certain privacy rights
under the CCPA. Any request you submit to us is subject to an
identification and residency verification process (“Verifiable Consumer Request”). We will not fulfill your CCPA request unless you have provided
sufficient information for us to reasonably verify you are the Consumer
about whom we collected PI.
If you are unable to provide us with certain information about yourself
or, in some cases, about your transaction history with us, we will be
unable to verify your identity to fulfill a request to know or delete. In
some cases, we may verify identity by confirming that you are the owner of
the email address we have on file. For your specific pieces of
information, as required by the CCPA, we will apply heightened
verification standards, and reserve the right to request further
information from you, in addition to the information mentioned above.
We will make commercially reasonable efforts to identify Consumer PI that
we collect, process, store, disclose, and otherwise use and to respond to
your California Consumer privacy rights requests. If we do not comply
fully with a request, we will explain the reasons in our response We will
typically not charge a fee to fully respond to your requests, but we may
charge a reasonable fee, or refuse to act upon a request, if your request
is excessive, repetitive, unfounded, or overly burdensome.
You may use an authorized agent to submit a consumer rights request. If
you use an authorized agent to submit a request, we may require proof that
the agent has been authorized by you to do so, and take other steps
permissible under the CCPA, to ensure it is a proper request by an
a. The Right to Know
1. Categories of PI.
You have the right to send us a request, no more than twice in a
twelve-month period, for any of the following for the period that is
twelve months prior to the request date:
- The categories of PI we have collected about you;
- The categories of sources from which we collected your PI;
The business or commercial purposes for our collecting or selling your
- The categories of third parties to whom we have shared your PI;
A list of the categories of PI disclosed for a business purpose in the
prior 12 months, or that no disclosure occurred;
A list of the categories of PI sold about you in the prior 12 months,
or that no sale occurred. If we sold your PI, we will explain the
categories of your PI we have sold and the categories of third parties
to which we sold PI, by categories of PI sold for each third party.
2. Specific Pieces of PI
You have the right to make or obtain a transportable copy, no more than
twice in a twelve-month period, of your PI that we have collected, and are
maintaining, in the period that is 12 months prior to the request date.
Please note that PI is retained by us for various time periods, so we may
not be able to fully respond to what might be relevant going back 12
months prior to the request.
b. The Right to Deletion
You may request that we delete your PI that we have collected directly
from you and are maintaining. Exceptions do apply, including, without
limitation, where we need to retain your personal information as permitted
by applicable law, such as for regulatory reasons, to complete a warranty
or other contract with you, or other internal uses of the information that
are compatible with the context in which you provided it. Note also that
we are not required to delete your PI that we did not collect directly
To exercise the right to know or right to delete, you may submit a request
by emailing us at
and including your name, address, email address, and phone number. Do not
send other information via e-mail. We will contact you for further
information if necessary. In order to complete your request, you will be
required to respond to any follow up inquires we may make, and we may deny
your request if you do not do so. DawgNation will not discriminate against
any consumer for exercising these rights, as described further below.
Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Information
We do not knowingly sell your PI. For this reason, we do not treat PI
collected by DawgNation as subject to a Do Not Sell request and,
therefore, we do not offer a way for you to submit such a request.
However, third parties may collect personal information through our online
services for advertising, analytics and other purposes. Please visit
here to opt-out of what
these participating third parties consider a sale of personal information
by such parties. You must opt out on every device and browser you use in
order to effectuate your “Do Not Sell” requests from these parties.
However, opting out does not mean you will stop seeing ads and you may
continue to still see interest-based ads. To learn more about
interest-based advertising and additional opt-out choices related to it,
You can exercise control over browser-based cookies by adjusting the
settings on your browser. For additional details about your choices
regarding certain kinds of online interest-based advertising, visit
Do Not Track Signals
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not
Track” signal to online services you visit. Like many online services,
DawgNation currently does not alter DawgNation’s practices when DawgNation
receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.
We do not knowingly sell the PI of Consumers we know are under 16. Any
California residents under the age of 18 who have registered to use
DawgNation, and who posted content or information on the DawgNation
Services, can request removal by contacting us at
and detailing where the content or information is posted and attesting
that you posted it. We will then make reasonably good faith efforts to
remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it, so the minor
cannot be individually identified to the extent required by applicable
law. This removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal.
For instance, third parties may have republished or archived content by
search engines and others that we do not control.
Notice of Financial Incentive and Non-Discrimination
We will not discriminate against you in a manner prohibited by the CCPA
because you exercise your CCPA rights. However, we may charge a different
price or rate, or offer a different level or quality of good or service,
to the extent that doing so is reasonably related to the value of the
applicable data. In addition, we may offer you financial incentives for
the collection, sale, and retention and use of your PI as permitted by the
CCPA that can, without limitation, result in reasonably different prices,
rates, or quality levels. The material aspects of any financial incentive,
if offered, will be explained and described in its program terms, as
applicable. Please note that participating in incentive programs is
entirely optional. You will have to affirmatively opt-in to the program
and you can opt-out of each program (i.e., terminate participation and
forgo the ongoing incentives) prospectively by following the instructions
in the applicable program description and terms. We may add or change
incentive programs and/or their terms by posting notice on the program
descriptions and applicable terms so check them regularly.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, we may collect, use, and
disclose your PI as required or permitted by applicable law and this may
override your CCPA rights. In addition, we need not honor any of your
requests to the extent that doing so would infringe upon our or any other
person or party’s rights or conflict with applicable law.
3. CALIFORNIA "SHINE THE LIGHT" LAW
Separate from your CCPA rights, California’s “Shine the Light” law permits
California residents to request certain information regarding our
disclosure of PI to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct
marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, you may request
information about our compliance with Shine the Light by contacting us at
or by sending a letter to:
ATTN: Chief Privacy Officer – Shine the Light Request
Cox Enterprises Inc. / DawgNation
6205-A Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
Any such request must include “California Shine the Light Privacy Rights
Request” in the first line of the description and include your name,
street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only
required to respond to one request per customer each year.
As these rights and your CCPA rights are not the same and exist under
different laws, you must exercise your rights under each law separately.
4. CONTACT DAWGNATION
If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact DawgNation at
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