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California Notices For Review

Effective Date: April 10, 2020
Last Updated: April 10, 2020

This Privacy Notice applies solely to employees of Hormel Foods Corporations and its subsidiaries (“Hormel,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) who reside in the State of California (“you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), as amended, and its implementing regulations.

Assistance for Disabled Employees

Alternative formats of this Privacy Notice are available to individuals with a disability. Please contact Melissa Ladlie at mjladlie@hormel.com or 507-437-5656 for assistance.

Definition Specific to this Privacy Notice

“Personal Information” under the CCPA means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer/employee or household. Personal Information does not include publicly available information obtained from government records; deidentified or aggregated consumer information that cannot be reconstructed to identify you; any information covered under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act or the California Financial Information Privacy Act, activities covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or protected health information as defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

The Personal Information We Collect

The chart below shows the categories of Personal Information we collect about you in the employee context; examples of the type of Personal Information in each category; and the business purpose(s) for which that category of Personal Information is collected in the employee context.

Category of Personal Information Examples Business Purpose(s) for Collection
Unique identifiers Name, signature, address, telephone email, account name, SSN, DL number, passport number, online identifier, IP address
  • Contact information
  • Identify employee for physical building access
  • Manage benefits processing
  • To notify the emergency contact of an employee
  • To comply with state and federal law and regulations
  • Manage payroll processing
  • To manage employee performance of their job duties
  • Manage career development
  • To evaluate job applicants and candidates for employment
  • To provide secure access to systems
  • System password recovery
  • To provide expense reporting and reimbursement
  • Manage travel arrangements
  • Maintain a respectful work environment
  • To maintain and administer long-term and short-term disability programs
Government ID number Social security number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number
  • To comply with state and federal law and regulations
  • Manage benefits processing
  • To evaluate job applicants and candidates for employment
Physical description Physical characteristics or description
  • Identify employee for physical building access
  • To evaluate job applicants and candidates for employment
  • To help employee recognize their account
  • Video monitoring for security
  • To manage employee performance of job duties
Financial information Bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information
  • To comply with state and federal law and regulations
  • Manage travel arrangements
Health/medical information Medical information, health insurance information, body temperature
  • Manage benefits processing
  • To manage employee performance of job duties
  • To maintain a safe work environment.
Protected class data Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, including: race, ancestry, national origin, age (40 years or older), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, medical condition, disability, and veteran or military status
  • To comply with state and federal law and regulations
  • Manage career development
  • To evaluate job applicants and candidates for employment
  • Manage travel arrangement
  • To provide a platform for team member networking
Internet activity Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement
  • Maintain a respectful work environment
Employment information Professional or employment-related information
  • To manage employee performance of their job duties
  • Manage benefits processing
  • To track time and attendance
  • Manage tuition reimbursement benefits
  • Manage payroll processing
  • Manage career development
  • To evaluate job applicants and candidates for employment
  • To comply with state and federal law and regulations
  • To maintain and administer long-term and short-term disability programs
Education information Personally identifiable education information that is not publicly available (e.g. grades, financial aid)
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits
  • Manage career development
  • To evaluate job applicants and candidates for employment
  • To provide a platform for team member networking
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Additional Information

If you would like additional information regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact Melissa Ladlie at mjladlie@hormel.com or 507-437-5656 for assistance.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Notice at our discretion and at any time, consistent with the CCPA and California law. If we make changes to this Privacy Notice while you are in the process of applying for employment, we will provide you with a revised copy of this Privacy Notice.