NEW: California’s new “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” right and what it means for California residents who use Indeed
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) aims to provide California residents a host of new rights, among them the ability to prevent companies from “selling” their personal information.
A common understanding of “selling” information is that it involves a company taking information it has learned about you and exchanging that information with an unrelated third party for money, who will then use that data for a new purpose that you did not intend. Indeed never does this with your information. We use our users’ information in order to help people get jobs. However, the CCPA has a much broader definition of “sell” than this. Indeed strives to live up to the law, and your wishes, as it relates to this right. We detail how we do this in the sections below.
What does Indeed do that may fall under the CCPA’s definition of “sell”?
- We display your public resume to employers and recruiters.
- We recommend your public resume to employers and recruiters.
- We share data with our affiliates as described in our Privacy Center (https://hrtechprivacy.com).
This list is not meant to be exclusive but shows examples of what our products do. We say “may” fall under the definition because the law is new and these issues are not yet resolved.
Why does Indeed do this?
- Showing public resumes to employers is how we help people who have made their resume public get jobs.
- Sharing data with our Indeed affiliates allows job seekers to access more job listings and employers, and for employers to access more job seekers, as well as providing improved security for our users.
- Allowing employers to measure job listing performance helps drive more jobs to the people who want those jobs.
You will notice all of these are inherent in our mission to help you find jobs. We do not sell data to data brokers. For example, when we show a public resume to an employer, it is because you, the job seeker have made the resume public in order to show yourself to an employer. A request to not “sell” (that is, “transfer” to an employer) your information runs counter to this activity and prevents us from offering our core products and services to you. In the section below, we detail how we will work to honor your request if you choose to exercise this right.
How can I opt-out?
The transfers we note above are inherent in our product. So, in order to opt out of these transfers, you can request that we delete your account and Personal Data by filling out this form (https://requests.hrtechprivacy.com/create?entity=INDEED&hl=en_US) or by calling our designated toll-free telephone number for CCPA requests, 800-616-6535. By submitting this request, you are declaring that you are a California resident availing yourself of the rights afforded to you under the CCPA. Once your data is deleted, the products are of course then unable to transfer it.
We also ask you to please see below, as you can still search for jobs on Indeed even after opting out!
Why am I being asked to delete my account?
How we transfer data is integral to our core products and services that help job seekers find great jobs, and employers find great candidates. At this time, we are not able to provide our core products and services without these transfers. However, you can still use Indeed to find and apply to jobs to the extent that you wish!
Can I still use the site after making this request?
Users who make this request will still be able to access all of the services we offer on our Site that do not require us to collect and transfer your email address. You may always register a new account or sign up to receive job alerts, but you will be required to use a different email address.
Is it possible our practices will change?
Indeed is carefully watching the State of California and its Attorney General for any new interpretations of the CCPA. If we feel it is proper to transfer the user data as our products are designed to do, we will revisit this issue. Our mission remains to help you get jobs in the manner that you wish.