WebMD Notice of the Right to Opt Out of the Sale of Personal Information pursuant the CCPA

Notice of the Right to Opt Out of the Sale of Personal Information for California Residents

We offer our users certain choices about how we use their information. The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides to California residents the right to opt out of the "sale" of their personal information as more fully described in our Privacy Notice for California Residents.

Personalized Advertising

The CCPA defines "sale" broadly, and it may include our sharing information that we have about you, such as a cookie ID or IP address, with third party advertising partners who may use this information, on our behalf, to help us deliver advertising on the WebMD Sites as well as on third party websites.

Your Choices

As more fully described in our Cookie Policy, in order to give you more control over your privacy choices, we have implemented a DAA (Digital Advertising Alliance) approved opt-out mechanism for interest-based advertising. At the bottom of every page of the WebMD Sites you will see an AdChoices logo (which looks like this: ). In our flagship WebMD App you can find the AdChoices option in the “Settings” screen. By clicking on that logo on the WebMD Sites or following the instructions in the flagship WebMD App, you will be presented with a window that will identify all of the companies that WebMD uses to direct tailored advertisements to you, both on the WebMD Sites and in the flagship WebMD App as well as on third-party websites. If you would like to stop this tailored advertising from WebMD, you can manage these advertisements through the choices in that window. By clicking the + symbol next to the name of a vendor in that window you will get information about how and where that vendor assists us with the delivery of advertisements.

The DAA also provides a general opt out of the sharing of your information with certain participating third parties through the DAA WebChoices Tool here.

Opt-outs may be stored via cookies. If you clear cookies or if your browser blocks cookies, your opt-out cookie may no longer be available and your opt-out choices may not be honored. We do not maintain or control the opt-out mechanisms described herein and are not responsible for their operation.

Please note that even if you opt-out of interest-based advertising, you will continue to receive generic advertisements through the Services. Please also note that your choice to stop tailored advertising is specific to the browser or mobile device that you are using so if you make a choice to opt out from one computer or mobile device and you want your opt-out to apply to a different computer or mobile device as well, please opt out from that computer or mobile device too.

You may also control interest-based advertising on your mobile device by enabling the "Limit Ad Tracking" setting in your iOS device’s settings or "Opt out of Ads Personalization" in your Android device’s settings. This will not prevent you from seeing advertisements, but will limit the use of device advertising identifiers to personalize ads based on your interests.  If you have questions about how to reject cookies on your specific device, please confirm with the device manufacturer.

Last updated on January 15, 2020
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