Privacy Policy | Famous Birthdays

Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 1, 2023

We take your privacy seriously. This policy outlines Famous Birthdays’ information gathering, cookie policy, and privacy-related practices. It also discloses our practices and policies concerning privacy laws and regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Processing Your Personal Information

FamousBirthdays.com is an open and easy to use platform. No user login is required — or offered — on our website. We don’t set any first-party cookies. Except as disclosed here, we don’t track visitors to our site in any personally identifiable way.

We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, as well as the name of the website you’ll visit when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer (or any proxy server you use to connect to us), your Internet service provider’s name, your web browser type, the type of mobile device, your computer operating system, and data about your browsing activity when using our website, including your search queries. We use this information to analyze trends among our users and to help improve our website. We do not use any personally identifiable information which could be attained by analysis of our log files, and our platform doesn’t store any data or personally identifiable information about our users.

Third-party advertisers may collect information on visitors to our site. More about our advertisers’ data collection practices, privacy policies, and your rights with respect to advertiser data collection are provided in the “Third-Party Cookies and Sharing of Personal Information for Cross-Context Behavioral Advertising” and “California Consumers’ Rights” sections below.

Sale of Personal Information

Famous Birthdays Pro sells information about the celebrities featured on our platform. This information is used by companies to help them identify celebrities for professional purposes such as casting or sponsorship. These reports include the Famous Birthdays URL of the celebrity, the Famous Birthdays ranking of the celebrity, and, when available, the celebrity’s professional representation, public Instagram username, public YouTube username, public Twitter username, and/or public TikTok username. Famous Birthdays Pro also displays the historical rank graph for celebrities profiled on Famous Birthdays.

Famous Birthdays does not otherwise sell personal information and we do not sell information about celebrities under 16 years of age. Profiled celebrities may contact us to opt-out of inclusion in Famous Birthdays Pro.

First-Party Cookies

Famous Birthdays does not use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, and we don’t set any first-party cookies to help deliver more targeted ads.

Third-Party Cookies and Sharing of Personal Information for Cross-Context Behavioral Advertising

Third-party advertising companies use your personal information to serve ads when you visit famousbirthdays.com and the Famous Birthdays iOS and Android apps. These advertising networks usually place cookies to develop a profile of your browsing interests and serve advertisements on other websites that are related to your interests. You will see less advertising if you disable these cookies. You can visit the Network Advertising Initiative for more information about this practice and how to use your cookie settings to manage advertising.

Opting Out of Sharing

We provide a “frictionless” opt out of sharing using a Global Privacy Control signal. Please visit the Global Privacy Control website to learn more about how to use the Global Privacy Control signal for a frictionless opt out. You may also use the "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" link in the footer of our website to opt out of sharing and to otherwise configure your privacy choices.

Third-Party Privacy Policies

Third-party vendors use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website and/or other websites.

The list below identifies each third-party advertising vendor we work with along with a link to their privacy policy.

1.       Index Exchange

2.       Google Privacy Policy

3.       OpenX

4.       App Nexus

5.       Rubicon Project

6.       Conversant

7.       Sovrn

8.       DistrictM

9.       Oath

10.    GumGum

11.    Amazon

12.    Consumeable

13.    ShareThrough

14.    Teads

15.    YieldMo

16.    Smaato

Disclosure to Successors

If our business is sold or merges in whole or in part with another business that would become responsible for providing Famous Birthdays to you, we retain the right to transfer any information to the new business.

Celebrity Personal Information

Celebrities are people too, and the information we share to the public about celebrities will in some cases be subject to privacy rights. We are committed to honoring the privacy rights of the celebrities we profile, but recognize also that our users have the right to know many facts about these public figures. We carefully consider both sets of rights with reference to applicable law and regulation on a case-by-case basis when making determinations on any celebrity privacy requests.

We are committed to accuracy in all of our published information and we will generally consider updates and corrections. We do not accept facts received directly from any celebrity under 13 years of age, or from any celebrity under 16 years of age from Europe and the UK.

California Consumers’ Rights

California residents have various privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). We extend most of these rights to all our users regardless of location. Information on these rights and how to exercise them follows below.

CCPA Rights

          The right to request disclosure of the categories of personal information and the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you.

          The right to know our purpose for collecting your personal information, the categories of third parties to which we disclose personal information, and the sources from which we collect personal information.

          The right to be informed about the information we collect about you. This information is available in this Privacy Policy and in the California Privacy Disclosures, below.

          The right to request deletion of any personal information we collect about you.

          The right to opt out of the sale or sharing of your personal information.

          The right to restrict or limit the disclosure of your sensitive personal information.

          The right to correct inaccurate personal information.

          The right to know how and when we disclose or sell your personal information.

          The right to exercise the above rights without facing retaliatory discrimination.

CCPA Requests

To make a request under the CCPA, please contact us. We will consider and verify your request in accordance with California law and regulations before taking any action in response to a California privacy request.

We provide a “frictionless” opt out of sharing using a Global Privacy Control signal. Please visit the Global Privacy Control website to learn more about how to use the Global Privacy Control signal for a frictionless opt out.  Users can also exercise the right to opt out of the sharing of personal information clicking using our “do not sell or share my personal information” link, available in our website’s footer.

Authorized Agents

You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA 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 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.

California Privacy Disclosures and Information Collection Notice

The disclosures below reflect how we collect personal information and how we have collected personal information over the last 12 months. You have privacy rights regarding the data we collect, detailed here and can opt out of the sale and/or sharing of your personal information.

Information We Do Not Collect

We do not collect personal information, as defined in the CCPA, that belongs to any of the following categories:

          sensitive personal information;

          protected classification characteristics;

          biometric information;

          commercial information;

          audio/electronic/visual/thermal/olfactory/ and similar information;

          professional or employment-related information;

          education information;

         inference-based consumer profiling

User Information Collection

The information below lists the categories of personal information we have collected about our users in the last year, and the categories of personal information we have disclosed about those users for a business purpose in the last year:



Category: identifiers

We collect: IP address

Purpose: to analyze trends; to help improve and secure our website; for sharing with third-party advertisers

How long we keep the information: for a limited time as determined by our security and compliance requirements

How we disclose this information: to our service providers; to third-party advertisers

Service Providers that process this information: hosting, security, cloud storage and computing, and analytics service providers

How shared or sold: shared with third-party advertisers

Source(s): you; automatic collection


Category: Network activity

We collect: internet service providers’ names; web browser types; mobile device types; computer operating system information; data about browsing activity when using our website; search data on our website

Purpose: to analyze trends; to help improve and secure our website; for sharing with third-party advertisers

How long we keep the information: for a limited time as determined by our security and compliance requirements

How we disclose this information: to our service providers; to third-party advertisers

Service Providers that process this information: hosting, security, cloud storage and computing, and analytics service providers.

How shared or sold: shared with third-party advertisers

Source(s): you; automatic collection


Category: Geolocation data

We collect: IP address

Purpose: to analyze trends; to help improve and secure our website; for sharing with third-party advertisers

How long we keep the information: for a limited time as determined by our security and compliance requirements

How we disclose this information: to our service providers; to third-party advertisers

Service Providers that process this information: hosting, security, cloud storage and computing, and analytics service providers

How shared or sold: shared with third-party advertisers

Source(s): you; automatic collection



Celebrity Information Collection



Category: popularity information

We collect: popularity ranking and trending data concerning celebrities

Purpose: to analyze trends; to help improve and secure our website; for sale through Famous Birthdays Pro

How long we keep the information: indefinitely

How we disclose this information: through Famous Birthdays Pro and, in part, publicly on famousbirthdays.com

Service Providers that process this information: hosting and cloud storage and computing service providers

How shared or sold: sold to entertainment industry professionals

Source(s): original to Famous Birthdays



Additional Disclosures of Personal Information

In addition to the disclosures identified above, we may disclose each category of Personal Information to our affiliates, to our professional advisors, and in connection with business transfers. We may also disclose the Personal Information we collect where we have a legal obligation to do so, or where a disclosure is necessary to maintain the security or integrity of our services (in either case, an “Extraordinary Disclosure”). In the last 12 months, we have not made any Extraordinary Disclosures.

EU and UK Residents’ Rights (GDPR)

European and UK residents have the following rights:

          The right to be informed about personal data we collect and how we process it;

          The right to access your personal data;

          The right to correct inaccurate personal data if it is inaccurate; and

          The right to request removal of your personal data

###Data Controller Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact:

Famous Birthdays

Attn: Data Controller

2800 28th Street Suite #308

Santa Monica, CA 90405