To learn more about your CCPA privacy rights, please review the below privacy notice.
To exercise your access, data portability, deletion or “OPT OUT OF MY PERSONAL INFO” rights, please submit your request using one of the following options:
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Last Updated: May 19, 2020
A. Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a consumer or device (“Personal Information”). Personal Information does not include (i) publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public by way of federal, state, or local government records; (ii) de-identified or aggregated consumer information; and (iii) information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like: (a) 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, and (b) 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.We have collected the following categories of Personal Information from Consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
We obtain the categories of Personal Information listed in the table above from the following categories of sources:
B. Use of Personal Information
We may use, sell, or disclose the Personal Information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:
C. Sharing or Selling of Personal Information
TechTarget may share your Personal Information with other parties, including Service Providers, for a business purpose or may sell your Personal Information to third parties, including TechTarget’s Clients, subject to your right to opt-out of those sales (see Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights). When we disclose Personal Information for a business purpose, we enter into a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that Personal Information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.
1. Sharing Personal Information for a Business Purpose
In the preceding twelve (12) months, TechTarget has disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for a business purpose:
Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: California Customer Records Personal Information categories.
Category D: Commercial information.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
Category G: Geolocation data.
Category I: Professional or employment-related information.
Category K: Inferences drawn from other Personal Information.
We disclose/share your Personal Information with the following categories of third parties for a business purpose:
2. Sales of Personal Information to Clients (Third Parties)
The CCPA prohibits third parties who purchase the Personal Information we hold from reselling it unless you have received explicit notice and an opportunity to opt-out of further sales. In the preceding twelve (12) months, TechTarget has sold the following categories, or certain components of the following categories, of Personal Information to its Clients:
Category D: Commercial Information.
We sell your Personal Information to the following categories of third parties:
D. Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
1. Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights), we will disclose to you:
2. Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained in our databases, subject to certain exceptions. 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 Providers to:
3. Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us using one of the following options:
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State who you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. We will use reasonable methods to verify your request including, for example, comparing the email address you used to register on TechTarget or affiliated third party website.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
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.
4. Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to the email address associated with that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide may only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons why we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will endeavor to select a format to provide your Personal Information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
5. Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights
If you are sixteen (16) years of age or older, you have the right to direct us to not sell your Personal Information at any time (the “right to opt-out”). Our business, as a business-to-business (“B2B”) provider, is targeted to business professionals. Therefore, we do not collect or sell the Personal Information of consumers we know are less than sixteen (16) years of age. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected the Personal Information of someone under the age of 16, we will immediately terminate the associated account and delete any data in connection with such registration and the user’s activity.
Consumers who opt-in to Personal Information sales may opt-out of future sales at any time.
To exercise this right, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us by visiting the following Internet Web page link: https://www.techtarget.com/CA-rights-request/
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. We may choose in the future to 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.
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our websites that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send us an electronic message through our website or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
F. Changes to Our Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will notify you by email or through a notice on our website homepage, or by updating our Change Log below.
May 18, 2020: A few miscellaneous changes, including adding links/information at the top of the privacy notice to exercise access, data portability, deletion or “OPT OUT OF MY PERSONAL INFO” rights and updating “Changes to Our Privacy Notice” page to insert this Change Log.
G. Contact Information and Accessibility
Phone: (888) 274-4111
Postal Address:TechTarget, Inc.Attn: Data Protection Officer275 Grove StreetNewton, MA 02466