California Residents: “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” Rights Notice

NEW: California’s new “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” right and what it means for California residents who use iHire.

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. iHire never does this with your Personal Information. iHire uses its users’ Personal Information in order to help people get jobs. However, the CCPA has a much broader definition of “sell” than this. iHire 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 iHire do that may fall under the CCPA’s definition of “sell”?

  • We display your public resume to employers and recruiters.
  • We recommend your public resume to employers and recruiters.
  • We allow the use of cookies (described in iHire’s Privacy Policy) to measure job listing performance.
  • We share data with iHire’s affiliates as described in iHire’s Privacy Policy.

This list is not meant to be exclusive but shows examples of how iHire may use your Personal Information.

Why does iHire do this?

  • Showing public resumes to employers is how iHire helps people who have made their resume public get jobs.
  • Sharing data with iHire’s 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 iHire’s users.
  • Allowing employers to measure job listing performance helps drive more jobs to the people who want those jobs.

All of the above are crucial to iHire providing the best user experience possible for its users and important to iHire’s core purposes. iHire does not sell data to data brokers. For example, when iHire shows a public resume to an employer, it is because you, the job seeker, have made the resume public in order to show yourself to an employer. A request to not “sell” (that is, “transfer” to an employer) your information runs counter to this activity and prevents iHire from offering iHire’s services to you. In the section below, iHire details how iHire will work to honor your request if you choose to exercise this right.

How can I opt-out?

The transfers iHire notes above are inherent in iHire’s services. So, in order to opt out of these transfers, you can request that iHire delete your account and Personal Information by visiting the link provided here or by calling iHire at (855) 315-6260. 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, then iHire is unable to transfer it.

iHire also asks you to please see below, as you can still search for jobs on iHire even after opting out!

Why am I being asked to delete my account?

How iHire transfers data is integral to iHire’s services that help job seekers find great jobs, and employers find great candidates. At this time, iHire is not able to provide iHire’s services without these transfers. However, you can still use iHire to find and apply to jobs to the extent that you wish!

Can I still use the Sites after making this request?

Users who make this request will still be able to access all the services iHire offers on the Sites that do not require iHire 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.

Is it possible iHire’s practices will change?

iHire is carefully watching the State of California and its Attorney General for any new interpretations of the CCPA. If iHire feels it is proper to transfer the user data as iHire’s services are designed to do, iHire will revisit this issue. Our mission remains to help you get jobs in the manner that you wish.