Your California Privacy Rights

The California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (together the “CCPA”), aims to provide California residents new privacy rights. These include the right to access, delete, and correct their data. Information on how you may exercise those rights can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Some of these new rights also include providing users the ability to opt out of  “selling” and “sharing” their personal information and limiting the use of sensitive personal information. Indeed strives to live up to the law, and your wishes, as it relates to these rights.

Notice of your right to opt out of the “sale” or “share” of personal information 

We use personal information in order to help people get jobs. 

While this list is not meant to be exclusive, some activities that may fall under the definition of “sell” or “share” as defined by the CCPA: 

  • We display your public resume to employers and recruiters.
  • We recommend your public resume to employers and recruiters.
  • We share data with our affiliates as described in our Privacy Center (https://hrtechprivacy.com) in order to help job seekers find more jobs. Sharing data with our Indeed 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.
  • 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 allow third-party cookies, pixels and tracking technologies to help employers measure job listing performance and to optimize our online advertising.
  • We share 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.

How do I opt out of “selling” or “sharing”?

Opt out of “selling” or “sharing” to third parties

Opt out of “selling” or “sharing” to Indeed Affiliates

Notice of your right to limit the use of your sensitive personal information

 

CCPA provides users the right to limit the use and disclosure of sensitive personal information beyond what is necessary to perform the services as reasonably expected by users and those other activities allowed under the CCPA and its regulations. Most sensitive personal information that Indeed may collect and use from users falls within these categories. More information about the data we collect can be found in our Privacy Policy. 

How do I limit the use of my sensitive personal information?

Instructions on how to limit additional potential uses of sensitive personal information can be found below:

  • Specific location data – In some situations, Indeed collects and uses specific location data (such as phone GPS from the Indeed app) that is either not required to use Indeed’s products or its collection is entirely out of our hands. 
    • To limit the collection of specific location data you share with your computer or other device, please see the following information:
    • Computer
    • Smartphone/device
      • Android
        1. Swipe down from the top of your device’s screen.
        2. Touch and hold down the Location icon.
        3. Go to App permissions.
        4. Scroll down to find the Indeed app.
        5. Tap the app and select “Don’t allow”.
        6. To allow approximate location but not precise location, instead, toggle off the switch next to “Precise geolocation”.
      • Apple
        1. Go to your device’s Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
        2. Make sure that Location Services is on.
        3. Scroll down to find the Indeed app.
        4. Tap the app and select “Never”.
        5. To allow approximate location but not precise location, instead, toggle off the switch next to “Precise Location”.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Demographic Data
    • Indeed collects demographic data as part of our commitment to inclusivity and fairness in the hiring process. As a data-driven company, we believe you can’t improve something if you can’t measure it. We are identifying methods to measure fairness in the Indeed Hiring Platform and in other parts of Indeed, and we collect demographic data from job seekers to achieve these goals. Sharing of this data with us is optional and includes the following categories:  
      • Age (Birth year)
      • Race & Ethnicity
      • Gender
      • Disability status
      • LGBTQ+ Community Membership
      • Arrest or conviction history
  • To limit the use of your demographic data as described above:
    • Please submit a request here. Once you submit your request, you will receive an email with a link to the email address you have linked to your account. By clicking on the link provided in the email, you will be redirected to the demographic data page within your Indeed account. To remove your demographic data, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link that says, “Remove my demographic data”. Follow the prompt to complete your request.
    • Call our designated toll-free telephone number for CCPA requests: 800-616-6535.

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’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’s affiliates. In order to opt out of the transfer of data to Indeed’s affiliates from Indeed, a personal data deletion request is required.

Can I still use Indeed 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 with the email you used previously, however any data associated with your old account will no longer be accessible once the account deletion has been completed.

How do I exercise my other privacy rights?

Information on how you can exercise other rights that may be available to you under the CCPA can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Is it possible these practices will change?

Indeed 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.