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. Wowjobs 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. Wowjobs strives to live up to the law, and your wishes, as it relates to this right.
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 above.
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.
By submitting an opt out request, you are declaring that you are a California resident taking advantage of your rights under CCPA.
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 Wowjobs’ 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 Wowjobs’ affiliates. In order to opt out of the transfer of data to Wowjobs’ affiliates from Wowjobs, a personal data deletion request is required.
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.
Wowjobs 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.