Last modified on February 2, 2023
This additional state-specific privacy disclosure page (“Disclosure”) supplements the Twitch Privacy Notice, which describes the personal information that we collect, the sources from which we collect it, the purposes for which we use it, the limited circumstances under which we share personal information, and with whom we share it. These additional disclosures are required by the California Privacy Rights Act and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act:
The personal information that Twitch collects, or has collected from consumers in the twelve months prior to the effective date of this Disclosure, falls into the following categories established by the California Privacy Rights Act, depending on which Twitch Service is used.
The personal information that Twitch disclosed about consumers for a business purpose in the twelve months prior to the effective date of this Disclosure falls into the following categories established by the California Privacy Rights Act, depending on which Twitch Service is used.
As explained in the “Advertisers and Analytics Providers” section of our Privacy Notice, Twitch shares limited information to help ensure you receive more useful and relevant ads and to measure their effectiveness. Any personal information Twitch may have shared for the purpose of cross-context behavioral advertising, as that term is defined by the California Privacy Rights Act, in the twelve months prior to the effective date of this Disclosure falls into the following categories:
The categories of third parties with whom Twitch may share personal information for the purpose of cross-context behavioral advertising are identified in the “Advertisers and Analytics Providers” section of the Twitch Privacy Notice.
Twitch also processes personal information for the purposes of targeted advertising as that term is defined under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.
We show interest-based ads to display features, products, and services that might be of interest to you. In providing interest-based ads, we follow the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (a coalition of marketing, online advertising, and consumer advocacy organizations). To learn more, please see our Ad Choices page and our Privacy Choices page. To learn more about how Twitch uses Amazon (our parent company) to provide interest-based advertising, please visit Amazon’s Interest-Based Ads notice.
You may have certain data rights under the California Privacy Rights Act or the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, including to request information about the collection of your personal information by Twitch, to access your personal information in a portable format, and to correct or delete your personal information. If you wish to do any of these things, please contact us here under the ‘Privacy Questions’ category.
To ensure the safety of your Twitch account, we will generally ask you to verify your request using the contact information you have already provided. If you do not have an account, or if you are an authorized agent under the California Privacy Rights Act, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also have the right to appeal the denial of any of these rights through our existing support process if we deny a data request. Depending upon your data choices, certain services may be limited or unavailable.
Additionally, you may have the right to opt out of the processing of your personal data for targeted advertising, as defined by the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, or the sharing of your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising, as defined by the California Privacy Rights Act. To do so, please visit Manage Consent Preferences in the Security and Privacy tab of your user settings at the bottom of that page. To disable interest-based ads provided by Amazon, please visit the Amazon Advertising Preferences page. Customers under 16 years old must opt-in to receive cross-context behavioral advertising.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights.
In the twelve months prior to the effective date of this Disclosure, Twitch has not sold any personal information of consumers, as those terms are defined under the California Privacy Rights Act.
The categories of data that Twitch collects and discloses for a business purpose include “sensitive personal information” as defined under the California Privacy Rights Act. Twitch does not use or disclose sensitive personal information for any purpose not expressly permitted by the California Privacy Rights Act.
We keep your personal information to enable your continued use of the Twitch Services, for as long as it is required in order to fulfill the relevant purposes described in the Twitch Privacy Notice, as permitted or as may be required by law, or as otherwise communicated to you. For example, we retain your transaction history so that you can review past purchases (and repeat purchases if desired) and to improve the relevance of products and content we recommend.
Twitch may use de-identified data in some instances. Twitch either maintains such data without attempting to re-identify it or treats such data as personal data subject to applicable law.