Privacy on Swappa: California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Privacy on Swappa: California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

We take privacy seriously at Swappa. Part of our commitment to security includes not selling any of your personal information, and part of it means remaining in compliance with all regulations. Swappa’s company privacy policy has recently been updated to include details on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was originally introduced on January 3, 2018, as Assembly Bill 375. This policy was signed into law on June 28, 2018, and amendments were added in 2018, and again in 2019. The CCPA officially went into effect as of January 1, 2020. 

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) created new consumer rights relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses. Essentially, the CCPA has secured new privacy rights for California residents. 

What does the CCPA mean for Swappa users?

As the name suggests, the CCPA covers California residents. As noted in our updated Privacy Policy, Swappa users residing in California are covered under the California Consumer Protection Act and can file requests for the following;

  • The right to request that Swappa disclose what personal information we collect, use, disclose or sell
  • The right to request deletion of their personal information collected or maintained by Swappa
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of personal information (Swappa does not sell user information)
  • The right not to receive discriminatory treatment by Swappa for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA

What to expect if you file a CCPA request?

When a CCPA request is made, Swappa staff will first verify the identity of the user making the request. The verification process will include confirming details on the user, such as the first and last name, and email address. Other information such as the original date of account creation, or dates of purchase(s) may be requested during the verification process. 

Once a user’s identity has been confirmed, Swappa staff will process the request in a timely manner, and according to the requirements of the CCPA. The act requires Swappa to deliver the request “within 45 days of receiving a verifiable consumer request from the consumer.”

Swappa’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) page can be used to submit a CCPA request.

Swappa’a Privacy Policy

The focus of this blog post has been to provide an update in regards to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) having been added to our company privacy policy. However, along with details on the CCPA, our privacy policy outlines our overall Commitment to Privacy and goes into detail on what information is collected and how we use that information. Other topics outlined in the privacy policy include our commitment to data security, children’s privacy, law enforcement, the GDPR, and how to access or correct any of your information that has been collected by Swappa.