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

Once again forging a new frontier in the privacy world, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act or “CCPA” for short. The CCPA is geared toward further ensuring the responsible use of California consumers’ data. It aims to provide California residents a host of new rights, among them the ability to access their personal information and greater transparency into how businesses use their information.

The CCPA also gives California residents the right to stop the “sale” of their personal information through a mechanism called “Do Not Sell My Personal Information.” While there are many positive impacts of this requirement, California’s definition of “sale” also captures the transfer of data between corporate affiliates (that is, companies that share common ownership) and other transfers that ordinarily may not be thought of as a “sale” in the traditional sense of the word.

Here at Indeed, our core mission is to help Job Seekers find great jobs and Employers find great candidates. One way we do this is by empowering Job Seekers with tools such as Rescue My Resumes to help them build great resumes. As we explain at length in our Privacy Center, how we share data with our affiliates is an integral component of the products and services we and our affiliates offer and how they are tailored for you. Because the CCPA has defined some of these transfers as “sales,” we are unable to offer all of our services to our Users that ask us not to “sell” their Personal Data.

Users who opt to request that we not “sell” their Personal Data as we have described above (and more fully in our Privacy Center) will not be able to use any service we offer that requires our continued use of the User’s email address, such as holding an account or creating a resume on our Site. Accordingly, users who direct us to stop “selling” their Personal Data will be asked to delete their account with Rescue My Resumes and their associated Personal Data.​ User’s who make this request will still be able to use a new email address to register a new account with our Site.​ You can request that we delete your account and Personal Data by filling out this ​form​ 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 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Please note that we will attempt to verify your identity via the email address and/or telephone number associated with your request prior to fulfilling it. If you authorize another person to make this request on your behalf, in addition to verifying your identity we will also require proof that the person is authorized to act on your behalf.

Does Rescue My Resumes actually “​sell​” my personal information?

The idea of selling your personal information in the traditional sense runs counter to our core principles. We don’t sell your data in this manner; we use it to help you build great resumes. We take pride in helping people get jobs and strive to act in the best interests of our users. Our ​Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information in an effort to offer you better services relevant to your job search and resume building experience. Our Privacy Center also provides insight into our affiliates and how they help us help you.

Rescue My Resumes may share your personal information with its affiliates as detailed in our Privacy Center and our ​Privacy Policy. California has defined some of these transfers as a “sale.” Because of this, we are required to disclose these types of transfers as “sales” of personal information.

Rescue My Resumes does ​not​ share your personal information with unaffiliated companies for marketing purposes and we certainly do not sell it for money to such companies for marketing purposes.

Can I still use Rescue My Resumes after I delete my personal information?

Yes, absolutely! We offer limited services on Rescue My Resumes to non-account holders, but we encourage you to continue using our Site as an information resource and taking advantage of any available non-account holder services, such as our resume template previews. You may also register a new account on ​Rescue My Resumes​ at any time using an alternative email address.

Can I learn more about Rescue My Resumes’s privacy practices?

Of course, and we encourage you to do so! We’ve taken a global approach to privacy for all of our users, affording everyone the same rights and transparency even if they reside in locations that don’t mandate these practices. For more information on our privacy practices and those of our affiliates, check out our ​Privacy Policy and our Privacy Center.