Last updated: September 3, 2021
No Sale of Personal Information
We do not sell personal information.
The CCPA provides California consumers with several individual rights with respect to Personal Information. Note that these rights apply to individual consumers, not to companies. This section describes those rights in detail and provides information on how to exercise those rights.
Exercising Your Rights
To exercise any of the rights described in this section, please contact us at [email protected] with (i) a complete description of your request, including the specific right(s) you wish to exercise and (ii) sufficient information about you so we can confirm that your request is a verifiable customer request, including at a minimum your name and email address. Once we have received your verifiable consumer request, we will respond consistent with applicable law.
You may also make a request by mail by sending the information specified above to:
Substack CCPA Requests
111 Sutter Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104
Please note that you may also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order for us to process a request from your authorized agent, we must (i) confirm that the agent is a natural person or business entity registered with the Secretary of State that you have authorized to act on your behalf, (ii) receive from you a copy of the written authorization that provides the authorized agent to act on your behalf, and (iii) verify your identity by asking you to provide us sufficient information in order to do so.
Your Right to Know
Access and Data Portability Rights
You have a right to request information about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information over the prior 12 months, and ask that we provide you with the following information:
Categories of and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
Categories of sources from which we collect personal information.
Purposes for collecting, using, or selling personal information.
Categories of third parties with which we share personal information.
Categories of personal information disclosed about you for a business purpose.
If applicable, categories of personal information sold about you and the categories of third parties to which the personal information was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to which the personal information was sold.
You have the right to request that we delete Personal Information about you that we have collected, subject to certain exceptions.
The Right to Opt Out
You have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information. Were we ever to sell personal information, we would provide information on our opt out process here.
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of your rights under the CCPA.
Personal Data Collected
The list below describes the category of Personal Information we collect by reference to the categories specified by the CCPA:
We collect: Your name, IP address, email address and Twitter handle
Source(s): You; automatic collection (IP address only); Substack writers who migrate subscribers to our platform (email address only)
Category: Customer Record Information
We collect: Your name, your email address, your user bio, your subscriptions and unsubscriptions, your settings and preferences with our service, reactions you submit to posts and comments (“likes”), user comments, user photos, user profile information, public Twitter profile information, and publication and authorship information, your search history on the Website. For Publishers, we may also collect information on city or country of residence and mailing address.
Source(s): You; Twitter (with your permission). We may collect Publisher city or country of residence information from information Publishers have made publicly available online.
Category: Commercial information
We collect: Records of products/services purchased by you on the Website
Category: Internet or other network activity
We collect: Browsing history, search history, and interaction data on your use of our Website and from links in Substack emails
Source(s): You; automatic collection
Category: Geolocation data
We collect: Your IP address
Category: Sensory Data
We collect: User photos, Twitter profile photo
Category: You, Twitter (with your permission)
Use of Personal Information
In the last 12 months, we have used or disclosed certain Personal Information we collected for the following business purposes:
Business Purpose: To provide, support, and develop our website, products, and services
Categories of Personal Information: Identifiers, Customer Record Information, Sensory Data, Internet or other network activity
Business Purpose: To create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us
Categories of Personal Information: Identifiers, Customer Record Information
Business Purpose: To process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments and prevent transactional fraud
Categories of Personal Information: Commercial Information
Business Purpose: To directly respond to your requests or inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses, or to otherwise meet the reason for which you provided the information.
Categories of Personal Information: Identifiers, Customer Record Information, Commercial Information, Sensory Data, Internet or other network activity
Business Purpose: To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our website, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business
Categories of Personal Information: Identifiers
Changes to this CCPA Policy
We reserve the right to amend this CCPA Policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this CCPA Policy, we will post the updated notice on the Website and update the CCPA Policy effective date at the top of the page. By accessing or using the Website and/or the Services, you acknowledge that you have read this CCPA Policy and, to the extent it applies to you, that you agree to the practices described in this CCPA Policy.
You may contact us by emailing us at [email protected].