California’s new “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” right and what it means for California residents who use Rescue My Resumes
- What does Rescue My Resumes do that may fall under the CCPA’s definition of “sell”?
- Why does Rescue My Resumes do this?
- How can I opt-out?
- Why am I being asked to delete my account?
- Can I still use the site after making this request?
- Is it possible our practices will change?
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. Rescue My Resumes 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. Rescue My Resumes strives to live up to the law, and your wishes, as it relates to this right. We detail how we do this in the sections below.
What does Rescue My Resumes do that may fall under the CCPA’s definition of “sell”?
- We share data with our affiliates as described in our Privacy Center
We say “may” fall under the definition because the law is new and these issues are not yet resolved.
Why does Rescue My Resumes do this?
- Sharing data with our Rescue My Resumes affiliates allows job seekers to access more job listings and employers, and for employers to access more job seekers, as well as providing improved security for our users.
You will notice all of these are inherent in our mission to help you build great resumes and find great jobs. We do not sell your data to data brokers. In the section below, we detail how we will work to honor your request if you choose to exercise this right.
How can I opt-out?
The transfers we note above are inherent in our product. So, in order to opt out of these transfers, 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 CCPA. Once your data is deleted, the products are of course then unable to transfer it.
We also ask you to please see below, as you can still use our Site to access previews of resume templates even after opting out!
Why am I being asked to delete my account?
How we transfer data is integral to our core products and services that help job seekers build great resumes. At this time, we are not able to provide our core products and services without these transfers. However, you can still use Rescue My Resumes to take advantage of any available non-account holder services, such as our resume template previews, to the extent that you wish!
Can I still use the site after making this request?
Users who make this request 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, but you will be required to use a different email address.
Is it possible our practices will change?
Rescue My Resumes 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.