Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Last Updated: January 1, 2023
General Statement on Privacy
We are committed to protecting consumer privacy online. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the internet will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information. Please note this policy applies only to information collected by us on our sites and does not impact information collected or used by us through other means.
Personal Information We Collect from Users
(A) Personal Information You Provide to Us
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate, and the services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide information, such as when you register for access to portions of our site, sign up for membership, request certain features (e.g., newsletters, news updates and other products), sign up for a magazine or similar subscription or make a purchase. You may also provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, voting and polling activities, blogs, message boards and chat rooms and other interactive areas of our site.
Examples of Personal Information you provide us are listed below, but please note that these examples are illustrative and not intended to be exhaustive:
- Contact information such as name, email address, postal address and telephone number(s);
- Demographic information such as birth date or gender;
- Account information and log in credentials, including unique identifiers such as username and password;
- Payment and transaction information including credit or bank card information;
- Preferences for communications;
- Communications and opinions in chat rooms, message boards, forums, surveys, polls, and online forms;
- Access to your geo-location (including through our mobile app) or to other data held on social media platforms and other software (for example, access to your contacts, calendar or photos);
- Photos and/or videos; and
- Additional information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
(B) Personal Information We May Automatically Collect
Like most website operators, we also collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools. For example, we may log the name of your internet service provider or use cookie technology. Among other things, the cookie may store your username and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies. Keep in mind that doing so may limit your ability to access certain portions of the site. Additionally, we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences. The Personal Information we automatically collect may include (the examples provided are illustrative and not exhaustive):
- IP address, which is the number associated with the service through which you access the internet, such as through your internet service provider;
- Date and time of your visit or use of our sites or services;
- Domain server from which you are using our sites or services;
- Type of computer, web browsers, search engine used, operating system, or platform you use;
- Data identifying the web pages you visited prior to and after visiting our sites or using our services;
- Your movement and activity within the site, which is aggregated with other Personal information;
- Geo-location information through the use of any of our mobile applications; and
- Mobile application identification and behavior, use, and aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from.
(C) Personal Information We May Receive from Third Parties.
We may collect additional Personal Information about you from third-party websites, social media platforms, such as, but not limited, to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat (“Social Media”), third-party data providers, and sources providing publicly-available Personal information for the purposes described below. Personal Information we may access from Social Media may include, but is not limited to:
- Your Social Media login information;
- Your location data;
- Your profile information;
- Your list of contacts, friends or followers; and
- Certain Personal Information about your activities on the Social Media.
Please keep in mind that when you provide Personal Information to us on a third-party website or platform (for example, via our applications), the Personal Information you provide may be separately collected by the third-party website or the Social Media. Please review the privacy policies of the applicable third-party website or Social Media for their privacy practices.
Use of Personal Information
We use and process your Personal Information for the following types of purposes (the examples provided are illustrative and not intended to be exhaustive).
- To provide you with the sites and services, and related promotions, newsletters and information you request;
- To respond to your inquiries and provide you with requested information and other communications, including but not limited to by email or text messages, and including alerts, notification of promotions, contests, and events;
- For marketing and advertising purposes, including sending you promotional material or special offers on our behalf or on behalf of our marketing partners and/or their respective affiliates and other third parties, provided that you have not already opted-out of receiving such communications;
- For billing and payment processing;
- To deliver personalized advertising and content;
- To fulfill contracts we have with you;
- To manage, improve and foster relationships with third-party service providers, including vendors, suppliers, and parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and business partners;
- To comply with our Agreements;
- To perform analytics for business purposes and business intelligence, such as monitoring traffic to our sites, counting ad impressions, and auditing legal and regulatory compliance;
- To maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our sites, products and services, databases and other technology assets and our business, including preventing fraud, detecting security breaches and prosecuting violators;
- To diagnose and repair errors in our sites’ functionality and technical support for the operation of our site (our web hosting service and our newsletter provider, for example) may access such information;
- To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, in which Personal Information we hold is among the assets transferred;
- To comply with any applicable laws and regulations and respond to lawful requests;
- To contact you regarding functionality changes to our services or site and to develop new features and functionality to our services and site;
- To find and prevent fraud;
- To register your domain and IP address through ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers); and
For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your Personal Information and/or pursuant to your consent.
In addition, aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. As one example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive. Aggregated information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Similarly, we may disclose your Personal Information to other parties, including:
- Our affiliates;
- Service providers;
- Advertisers, advertising technology companies, analytics companies and other third parties with whom we have business relationships;
- Government regulators;
- Our legal advisors and parties involved in a legal process;
- To an entity involved in the sale of our business; and
- Third parties to whom you or your agents authorize us to disclose your Personal Information in connection with products or services we provide to you.
Affiliated Sites, Linked Sites, and Advertisements
We expect our partners, advertisers and third-party affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However, third parties, including our partners, advertisers and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on one of our pages, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third-party. We are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third-party.
We use commercially reasonable procedures and various technical, administrative and physical safeguards to help protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information. However, you should assume that no data transmitted over the internet or stored or maintained by us or our third-party service providers can be 100% secure. Therefore, although we believe the measures implemented by us reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved, we do not promise or guarantee, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private communications will always remain private or secure. We do not guarantee that your Personal Information will not be misused by third parties. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security features. Further, should you choose to voluntarily disclose Personal Information on our site, such as in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.
Limitations with Respect to Receipt and Delivery of Personal Information
You expressly acknowledge and agree that Morris shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever associated with any Personal Information prior to its Receipt by our Equipment from any subscriber or visitor, or, if you voluntarily post your Personal Information on our site (e.g., on a forum or comment section), then we shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever following the Delivery of Personal Information by our Equipment to any user.
“Equipment” shall be defined as any server, firewall, database or other equipment on which the services or underlying software are hosted including such equipment that is owned by us or our service providers that provide hosting and other services for provisioning and maintaining the site platform.
“Receipt” shall be defined as the instant at which any portion of your Personal Information is detected or received by our Equipment from a communication path (for example, a wired and/or wireless communication path or link) over which your Personal Information is transmitted by a user that is authorized to access or use the services.
“Delivery” shall be defined as the instant at which any portion of your Personal Information is transmitted by our Equipment and enters a communication path (for example, a wired and/or wireless communication path or link) over which the Personal Information is transmitted to a user that is authorized to access or use the services.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that we shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any breach, loss, or theft of any Personal Information on any device of a user that can access or use the site or services, or during transmission (before Receipt or, if you voluntarily disclose as set forth above, after Delivery) of such Personal Information to or from our Equipment. You agree to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law to forever defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Morris and its employees, directors, officers, successors, and assigns, including the service providers (the “Indemnified Parties”) from any and all loss, cost, liability, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ and costs) arising out of any visitor, subscriber, their internet service provider, or your own use, storage, duplication, copying, modification, transmission, loss, or theft of any Personal Information prior to the Receipt by our Equipment or after the Delivery from our Equipment of such Personal Information that you voluntarily disclose.
Control of Your Information
You may request to delete or modify your personal account and/or any user information you may have voluntarily submitted to us (e.g., information that you provide to register for a Morris event) if you wish to do so. You may also ask to opt-out of marketing communications (you can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you. To opt out of other forms of marketing, please contact us using the details below).
If you are a resident in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you may also ask us: to access, correct, update or delete your user information; you may object to our processing of this information, ask us to restrict our processing of your user information, or request portability of your user information. Similarly, if we have collected and processed your user information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. However, please note that withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your user information conducted in relation on lawful processing grounds other than consent. You also have a right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your user information. For more information, please contact us using the details below.
California Residents Only: If you are a California resident, you are entitled to request notice of certain information about the user information that we may share with third parties for marketing purposes (e.g., the categories of user information shared, and contact information of applicable third parties), as well as request that we disclose to you what personal information we collect, use, disclose and sell about you, and the right to request deletion of personal information we collect or maintain about you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the details below. You also have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information (as defined by applicable law), which you may exercise by contacting us, and to not be treated in a discriminatory manner for having exercised your rights regarding your privacy rights under the CCPA. For a detailed list of information we collect that is subject to the CCPA, please click here.
Nevada Consumers Only: If you would like to submit a request pursuant to Nevada Senate Bill 220, please contact us as provided below.
If you make a request under this section, keep in mind that we may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity to ensure that we are providing access to information about the correct person. We will do our best to respond to your request within 30 days and, in any event, we will respond within the timeframe required by applicable data protection and/or consumer privacy law.
In accordance with the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Act, in the event that we do begin collecting any Personal Information or data from children under the age of 13, we will notify parents first, and will seek parental or guardian consent to collect, use and/or disclose certain Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Parents may consent to our collection and use of their child’s Personal Information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to others.
European Economic Area Rights
We will retain your user information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you the site, unless you have revoked your consent or requested to delete certain user information; and we may retain certain user information for specific legitimate interests where we have an ongoing business need (for example, relating to core site functionalities (such as fraud-prevention and account recovery), or to comply with applicable tax, legal or accounting requirements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to use your user information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing.
Morris has determined it is exempt from Article 27 of the GDPR so it has not designated an EU representative for purposes of complying with the GDPR. However, if you are an individual in the EEA and would like to make a request pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation, click here.
If you are a Nevada consumer and would like to make a request pursuant to Nevada Senate Bill 220, click here.
California Privacy Notice And Notice At Collection
This Privacy Notice for California Residents supplements the information contained in the Privacy Statement of Morris.com and its subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “us,” or “our”) and applies solely to visitors, users and others who reside in the State of California (“consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.
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 particular consumer or device (“personal information”). In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
|A. Identifiers||A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.||YES|
|B. Personal Information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80 (e))||A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.||YES|
|C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law||Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).||NO|
|D. Commercial Information||Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained or considered, other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies||NO|
|E. Biometric Information||Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, face prints and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait or other physical patterns, and sleep, health or exercise data.||NO|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity||Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement||NO|
|G. Geolocation Data||Physical location or movements||NO|
|H. Sensory Data||Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information||NO|
|I. Professional or employment related information||Current or past job history or performance evaluations||YES|
|J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)||Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information or student disciplinary records||NO|
|K. Inference drawn from other personal information||Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.||NO|
Personal information does not include:
- Publicly available information from government records.
- De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
- Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:
– Health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
– Personal information covered by a 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 obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
- Directly from our clients or their agents. For example, from documents that our clients provide to us related to the services for which they engage us.
- Indirectly from our clients or their agents. For example, through information we collect from our clients in the course of providing services to them.
- Directly and indirectly from activity on our website (morris.com). For example, from submissions through our website portal or website usage detail collected automatically.
- From third parties that interact with us in connection with the services we perform. For example, from government agencies when we prepare readiness assessments for projects that receive government funding.
Use of Personal Information
We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:
- To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided. For example, if you provide us with personal information in order for us to prepare a 1099-MISC for independent contractors or monies awarded in a contest, we will use that information to prepare the 1099-MISC and submit it to the applicable taxing authorities.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
To provide you with email alerts, event registrations and other notices concerning our products or services, or events or news, that may be of interest to you.
- To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collections.
- To improve our website and present its contents to you.
- For testing, research, analysis and product development.
- As necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our clients or others.
- To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order or governmental regulations.
- As described to you when collecting your personal information or otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
- To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred.
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
Sharing Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to a third party for business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter 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.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
Category A: Identifiers
Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Category I: Professional or employment related information.
We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories or third parties:
- Our affiliates
- Service providers
- Third parties to whom you or your agents authorize us to disclose your personal information in connection with products or services we provide to you.
Sale of Personal Information
We will not sell your personal information to third party vendors.
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.
Right to Access 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, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collect about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
- If we sold, shared or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
– Sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased;
– Shared, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient received;
– Disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Right to Correction
You have the right to request that we correct any of your personal information that is determined to be incorrect. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will correct your information.
Right to Delete, Restrict Sell and Sharing or Limit the Use
You have the right to request that we delete, restrict the sale or sharing, or limit the use of any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will undertake the requested action (and direct our service providers to do the same), unless an exception applies.
We may deny your request if the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take action reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code§1546 seq.).
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
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 by either:
- Calling us at 888.622.6358
- Visiting morris.com
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of a minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or any authorized representative.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
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.
Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request to access, delete or correct personal information 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.
We will respond to a verifiable consumer request to opt out of selling or sharing personal information and to limit the use of personal information within 15-business day’s of receipt.
We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily usable 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 the decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
- Deny you goods and services.
- Charge you different prices or rates for good or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
If you are a California resident and would like to make a request pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, click here.
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.
If you have any questions or comments about this notice, our Privacy Statement, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address: Morris Communications Co., LLC
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 936
Augusta, GA 30903