The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a law that is designed to protect the personal information of California residents when that information is collected by a legal entity doing business in California. It is effective as of January 2020. For information about how the CCPA applies to Tyler, read below.
Tyler and the CCPA
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The law regulates how entities doing business in California use the personal information of California residents. It includes disclosure requirements, gives individuals certain rights over how their personal information is used, and more. Tyler understands that the CCPA applies (or does not apply) to Tyler as outlined below.
The CCPA does NOT apply to nonprofits. Tyler is a for-profit entity, but the vast majority of Tyler's clients are government entities that do not operate for profit. Given that, any personal information that Tyler collects, maintains or otherwise uses on behalf of those Tyler clients to perform under our contracts with those clients is not subject to the CCPA.
For those Tyler clients that do operate as for-profit legal entities, if Tyler collects, maintains or otherwise uses the personal information of a California resident on behalf of those clients, Tyler is doing so as a service provider pursuant to a contract and for a business purpose. When our client shares that information with us, that sharing itself is not a sale of personal information. And we do not further collect, maintain or otherwise use the personal information except as necessary to perform under our contract with our client. If you are a California resident who has supplied personal information to a for-profit Tyler client, please refer to the Supplemental Privacy Notice to our Privacy Statement for more information.
Tyler does business in California, but only a limited scope of the personal information it collects may be subject to the CCPA. As noted above, the vast majority of Tyler's clients, including in California, are government entities that do not operate for profit and, therefore, are not subject to the CCPA. To the extent Tyler collects personal information from California residents for Tyler's own business purposes, such as making available the Tyler website, hosting a trade show, or collecting job applications, that personal information may fall within the scope of the CCPA if it relates to a California resident. If you are a California resident who has supplied personal information to Tyler as part of a Tyler business activity, please refer to the Supplemental Privacy Notice to our Privacy Statement for more information.
In all events, it is important to remember that whatever personal information Tyler collects, maintains or otherwise uses is relied on only to perform the contracted-for work, engagement, transaction or request, or for a related business purpose that represents an exception/exemption from the CCPA.