California’s new "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" right and what it means for California residents at Rescue My Resumes

Once again forging a new frontier in the privacy world, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act or "CCPA" as it has become known 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, it also captures data sharing arrangements 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 Rescue My Resumes, our core mission is to help job seekers find great jobs, and employers find great candidates. Simply put, our users are our cornerstone, which is why we adopted a global approach to respecting all of our users’ privacy no matter where our users are located. We invite you to visit our ​Privacy Center to learn how we and our affiliates process your personal information to deliver the best product and service offerings to you. Section 10 of our ​Privacy Policy details the rights we afford all of our users to control how their Personal Information gets processed.

If you are a California resident, you may exercise your right to stop the "sale" of your personal information by clicking below and requesting the deletion of your personal information (we afford similar rights to other users in Section 10 of our Privacy Policy):

I am a California resident availing myself of the rights afforded to me under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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 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 hiring process. 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 Section 4 of our ​Privacy Policy​. While Rescue My Resumes does not consider any of this to be a "sale" of your personal information in the traditional sense, the CCPA’s focus on broadly redefining transparency for California residents requires businesses to disclose these types of transfers as "sales" of personal information.

Rescue My Resumes does ​not​ share your personal information with unaffiliated companies for their own marketing purposes.

What happens to my account if I choose to fill out this form?

Our products are designed to leverage our services and those of our affiliates. As such, we cannot offer accounts, or the same level of service that we offer to account holders, to individuals who choose to stop us from transferring their personal information to our affiliates. By submitting a request to us through the link provided above, you are exercising your right to stop us from transferring your personal information and likewise, authorizing us to delete your personal information. Any account linked to your personal information will also be deleted.

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

Yes, absolutely! You may always use a new email address to create a new account if you later change your mind. You may also continue to use all of the features available on our Site to non-account holders, such as searching for a job and applying to a job without a Rescue My Resumes resume. You should keep in mind, however , that we are able to offer a much more tailored job searching experience with more robust search results to users that allow us to retain their personal information.

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 ​Privacy Center.