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.
This list is not meant to be exclusive but shows examples of what our products do. We say “may” fall under the definition of “selling” data because the CCPA is new and these issues are not yet resolved.
Each reason below is inherent in our mission to help you find jobs. For example, when we show a public resume to an employer, it is because a person looking for a job has made their resume public in order to show themself to an employer.
A request to not “sell” or “transfer” your information to an employer prohibits us from providing our services to you. In order to opt out, you can request that we delete your account and personal data.
By submitting this request, you are declaring that you are a California resident taking advantage of your rights under CCPA. Once your data is deleted, Indeed will be unable to transfer it.
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.
If you submit the request to opt out and delete your account, you 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.
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.