Notice for California Residents

Last Revised: December 23, 2022

This Notice for California Residents (“CA Notice”) applies to you if you are a resident of the state of California. For purposes of this Notice, the term “Personal Information” has the meaning provided by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA"). Terms that are not defined in this CA Notice have the meaning set out in our Privacy Policy.

Please note this CA Notice does not apply to Student Data that we process on behalf of our School customers. If you have any questions about Student Data, please review our Privacy Policy. You may also contact your School directly.

We collect Personal Information directly from you, from your browser, and/or device when you visit our Service, or from third parties that you permit to share information with us (e.g., if you create an account using a single sign-on service). In the last 12 months, the Personal Information we have collected may include: identifiers (such as your name, email address and birthdate), California Customer Records (Cal. Civ. Code §1798.89(e) such as your login credentials and phone number), internet/network information (such as device identifiers, logs and analytic data), and inferences based on your interests, preferences and usage of the Service. In the last 12 months, the “sensitive personal information” (as defined by the CCPA) we have collected may include: your account log-in and password. Newsela does not use or disclose sensitive personal information for any purpose other than for performing services you have requested, for detecting security incidents, fraud and other illegal actions, or for short term transient use. Please refer to our Privacy Policy to learn more about the types of Personal Information we collect.

Additionally, in the last 12 months, we have disclosed all of the categories of Personal Information we collect to our service providers and advisors, analytics providers, and other third parties for business purposes. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information on the ways we may share your Personal Information. Residents of California may be entitled to certain rights with respect to Personal Information that we have collected about them under the CCPA:

  • Right to Know and Access. The right to request to know more about the specific pieces or categories of Personal Information we have collected, the categories of data sources, and the categories of third parties with whom we have shared the Personal Information for a business or commercial purpose in the last 12 months, and to access a copy of your Personal Information.

  • Right to Request Deletion. The right to request the deletion of Personal Information that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.

  • Right to Correction. The right to request we correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information, taking into account the nature of the data and the purposes for which we process that data.

  • Right to Opt-Out of Sale or Sharing of Personal Information. The right to direct us not to “sell” (as such term is defined by the CCPA) Personal Information we have collected about you to third parties or to “share” your Personal Information for cross-context behavioral advertising.

You also have the right to be free of discrimination for exercising these rights. Note that if the exercise of these rights limits our ability to process personal information (such as in the case of a deletion request), we may no longer be able to provide you our Services or engage with you in the same manner.

To request to exercise these rights, please submit a request by:

We will need to verify your identity before processing your request, which may require us to request additional personal information from you or require you to log into your account, if you have one. In certain circumstances, we may decline or limit your request, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity or locate your information in our systems, or as permitted by law.

You may authorize another person (your “agent”) to submit a California consumer rights request on your behalf. Authorized agents must submit the request via email to and include a signed letter from the Newsela user confirming the agent has permission to submit the request on the user’s behalf. In certain circumstances, we may need to request additional information to verify the identity of the user about whom the request is being made and/or to verify that the user has provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request, and it may take additional time to fulfil agent-submitted requests. Please note that for privacy and security reasons, we will direct future communications to the Newsela user on whose behalf the request was made. We may deny a request in the event we are not able to verify the authorized agent’s authority to act on your behalf.

Shine the Light. California "Shine the Light" law (Civil Code Section §1798.83) provides certain rights to California residents that have an established business relationship with us with regard to the disclosure of certain types of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes without consent.

Minors. We do not sell the personal information of consumers we know to be less than 16 years of age.