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How does Termly help with CCPA compliance?
How does Termly help with CCPA compliance?
Updated over a week ago

What is the CCPA?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a California data privacy law that is enforceable starting July 1, 2020. The law sets new standards for data collection of users, and cites new consequences for companies that fail to protect the data of their users. It also outlines the new rights that users from California can exercise over their data.

Like the GDPR the CCPA aims to:

  1. Grant users rights over their data through access, transfer, editing, and deletion requests

  2. Give consumers the ability to opt out of certain data-processing practices

  3. Establish greater consequences for businesses that fail to adequately protect data

  4. Shift accountability for data protection onto businesses that collect and handle user information

Who does the CCPA affect?

Businesses that collect Californian consumer data are subject to comply with the CCPA.

Businesses are for-profit entities that collect consumer data.

They must also meet ONE of the following thresholds:

  1. Annual gross revenue over $25 million

  2. Annually buys, receives, sells, or shares the personal information of >50,000 consumers, households, or devices.

  3. Derives 50% or more of its annual revenue from SELLING consumer personal information

How does Termly help me comply with the CCPA?

We've added several new features to our policies and banners to help you stay compliant with the upcoming CCPA regulations, available to all users.

1. CCPA Privacy Policy Generator

You can now build a privacy policy or modify your existing one to be CCPA-compliant by answering a few additional questions in our privacy policy generator.

If you already have a privacy policy on your site, there is no need to re-upload or re-embed your policy. When you make changes in our generator, we will automatically update it for you.

Select Yes, I wish to be CCPA compliant to access our CCPA features, including the following:

2. CCPA Consent Banner

You can add a Decline Button on your consent banner. This allows for an opt-in and opt-out rule, necessary within the CCPA guidelines. This will be automatically updated for you, there is no need to re-scan your website.

This is what the consent banner looks like with the new decline button.

3. Do Not Sell Link

Termly users can add a CCPA “Do Not Sell” Link on their website. This link opens up to the cookie preference center.

4. CCPA-Compliant DSAR Forms

While our DSAR's have always been compliant with GDPR regulations, we have updated them so that they are also usable for businesses targeting Californian consumers. Read more about our DSAR forms.

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