Sale of personal information

Under the CCPA, "sale" is defined broadly to include any exchange of personal information for either money or other valuable consideration. Shopify does not believe that you are selling your customers’ personal information to Shopify when you use its services to run your store. Shopify operates as a service provider and uses the information only to provide its services (see section 2.2.1 of our Data Processing Addendum). The CCPA is clear that disclosures to service providers are not sales.

Think about whether you use any other vendors or apps and whether your transfer of Californian consumers’ personal information to them is a sale under the CCPA.

For more information, download Shopify's CCPA whitepaper (in English).

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