Do Not Sell My Personal Information: Your Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act
he California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives California residents the right to control how their personal information is used. Under the CCPA, residents can opt out of the "sale" of their personal information to third parties. The CCPA defines "sale" as the sharing of personal information with a third party for the purpose of creating advertising or other communications.
Here is a more detailed explanation of the CCPA's definition of "sale":
- The CCPA defines "sale" as the "selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer's personal information by the business to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration."
- This means that any disclosure of personal information to a third party, even if it is not for monetary compensation, can be considered a "sale" under the CCPA.
- The CCPA's definition of "sale" is broad and covers a wide range of activities. This is because the CCPA was designed to give California residents more control over their personal information.
If you are a California resident, you can opt out of the "sale" of your personal information by visiting the website of the business that is collecting your information. You can also opt out by contacting the business directly. Learn more about CCPA and your privacy rights.
How to opt out