Your rights under California’s “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” right
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 which encompasses activities beyond the traditional common understanding of “selling” for money such as disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring or otherwise communicating by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information for other valuable consideration. 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 has been drafted very broadly and may encompass certain activities mentioned below.
- We display your public resume to employers and recruiters.
- We recommend your public resume to employers and recruiters.
- We allow third-party cookies, pixels and tracking technologies to help employers measure job listing performance and to optimize our online advertising.
- We share site usage data with third parties to more effectively optimize our advertising and to show our users job ads that are more relevant to them. This sharing may also enable that third party to optimize other advertising to you.
- 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 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.
- Showing public resumes to employers is how we help people who have made their resume public get jobs.
- Allowing employers to measure job listing performance helps drive more jobs to the people who want those jobs.
- Sharing data with our Indeed Flex 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.
- Sharing data with third parties allows people to see job listings that are relevant to them and for employers to access people that are likely to be suitable candidates.
Opting out of data “selling”
Opt out of “selling” to Indeed Flex Affiliates
- Personal data deletion request form
- Call our designated toll-free telephone number for CCPA requests: 800-616-6535
Opt out of “selling” to third parties
- Change privacy settings
- Call our designated toll-free telephone number for CCPA requests: 800-616-6535.
By submitting an opt out request, you are declaring that you are a California resident taking advantage of your rights under CCPA.
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between changing privacy settings and a personal data deletion request?
We share site usage data with third parties to more effectively optimize our advertising and to show our users job ads that are more relevant to them. This sharing may also enable that third party to optimize other advertising to you. In order to opt out of this type of sharing with third parties, you need to change your privacy settings.
We transfer data to Indeed Flex’s affiliates in order to provide our core products and services. 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 transferring some data to Indeed Flex’s affiliates. In order to opt out of the transfer of data to Indeed Flex’s affiliates from Indeed Flex, a personal data deletion request is required.
Can I still use Indeed Flex after deleting my account?
If you submit the request to opt out and delete your account, you will still be able to access 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 these practices will change?
Indeed Flex is carefully watching the State of California and its Attorney General for any new interpretations of the CCPA or California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). If we feel it is necessary to change our practices, we will update this page accordingly. Our mission remains to help you get jobs in the manner that you wish.