California’s new “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” right and what it means for California residents who use Indeed Flex

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.

“Selling” data and what it means

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 Flex 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 Flex strives to live up to the law, and your wishes, as it relates to this right.

What Indeed Flex does that may fall under this definition

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.

  • If you are an Indeed Flex Worker, we help you find jobs by showing your profile to employers on our Apps.
  • We share data with our affiliates as described in our Privacy Center.

What Indeed Flex does not do

  • We don’t sell data to data brokers.
  • We don’t exchange information about you with a third party for money.

Reasons Indeed Flex “sells” or “transfers” your data

Each reason below is inherent in our mission to help you find jobs. For example, when we surface your profile to an employer, it is because they are offering a job that matches your verified roles and availability.

  • Showing your profile to employers is how we help you get work with those employers.
  • Sharing data with our Indeed affiliates allows people looking for jobs to access more job listings and employers, and for employers to access more people looking for jobs, as well as providing improved security for our users.

Opting out of data “selling”

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.

Ways to opt out

  • Fill out our Request Form with your Indeed Flex registered email address.
  • Use our Chat Support feature in the Syft mobile app to submit a request.

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 Flex will be unable to transfer it.

Frequently asked questions

Why am I being asked to delete data and 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.

Can I still use Indeed Flex after deleting my account?

Yes, but you will be required to register a new account with a different email address and re-apply for employment with Indeed Flex.

Is it possible these practices will change?

Indeed Flex 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.

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