On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law A.B. 370, amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) to require website operators like LinkedIn to disclose how LinkedIn responds to DNT Signals; and whether third parties collect personally identifiable information (PII) about users when they visit LinkedIn.
What is DNT?
DNT is the concept that has been promoted by regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.
What is a DNT signal?
Currently, various browsers (including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari) offer a DNT option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header that sends a signal to websites visited by the browser user about the user's DNT preference. You can usually access your browser's DNT option in your browser's preferences.
Is there a DNT technology standard?
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made on this issue, it has been slow, and to date no standard has been adopted. Without an industry standard for DNT, users cannot know how any given company abides by a DNT signal they receive from browser headers. Sticker Plug is committed to remaining apprised of the W3C efforts to develop a DNT standard.
How does Sticker Plug respond to the signal?
Sticker Plug takes privacy and security very seriously and strives to put our visitors and service subscribers first in all aspects of our business. With regard to DNT, Sticker Plug currently doesn't respond to DNT signals in browsers because no DNT standard has been adopted, as noted above.
Does Sticker Plug share members' personally identifiable information with third parties (like advertisers and ad networks)?
Third parties can find out about you from info you share on our services - like the Profile landing pages which are public.
In the DNT context, however, Sticker Plug doesn't authorize the identification of Sticker Plug visitors or service subscribers by third parties through advertising technologies deployed in ads that may appear on Sticker Plug without separate consent.
This CalOPPA Notice was last updated on 16 June 2020.