PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE: This Applicant Privacy Notice (the "Applicant Notice") describes Guitar Center’s and its affiliated brands’ ("Company," "we," "our" or "us") collection and use of certain personal information relating to external job applicants and candidates for positions with Company ("Applicants"), and is intended to satisfy our applicable notice requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"). We may provide Applicants additional notices about our data collection practices that are covered by other laws (e.g., if we conduct a background check or extend an employment offer).
SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE: This Applicant Notice applies to the personal information that we collect and use from and about Applicants, in the context of reviewing, assessing, considering, managing, storing or processing their applications or otherwise considering them for a position with Company.
What is personal information? In this Applicant Notice, "personal information" is any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual or household.
What isn’t covered by this notice? This Applicant Notice does not address or apply to our collection of personal information that is not subject to the CCPA, such as consumer credit reports and background checks, publicly available data lawfully made available from state or federal governement records, or other information that is exempt under the CCPA. This Applicant Notice also does not apply to the personal information we collect from employees (which is subject to a separate privacy notice), or to the personal information that we collect from customers or end users of our products and services.
Are our practices the same for all Applicants? The information in this Applicant Notice is intended to provide an overall description of our collection and use of personal information about Applicants. The categories of personal information that we collect and our use of such personal information may vary depending on the position(s) or location, as well as the associated qualifications and responsibilities.
CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED: Generally, we may collect the following categories of personal information (as set forth in the CCPA) about Applicants:
Name, contact information and other identifiers: such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, and other government identifiers.
Characteristics of protected classifications: such as such as race/ethnicity, gender, sex, veteran status, disability, and other characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law. (Note: generally, this information is collected on a voluntary basis and is used in support of our equal opportunity and diversity and inclusion efforts and reporting obligations, or where otherwise required by law. )
Usage Data. Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding interactions with an internet website, application, or advertisement, as well as physical and network access logs and other network activity information related to your use of any Company device, network or other information resource.
Audio, Video and other Electronic Data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information, such as, CCTV footage, photographs, and call recordings and other audio recording (e.g., recorded meetings and webinars).
Employment History. Professional or employment-related information.
Education Information. Information about education history or background that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).
PURPOSES FOR COLLECTING AND USING PERSONAL INFORMATION: Generally, we may use the above categories of personal information for the following purposes:
Recruiting, Hiring and Managing, and Evaluating Applicants. To review, assess, recruit, consider or otherwise manage Applicants and job applications, including:
Security and Monitoring. In order to monitor and secure our resources, network, premises and assets, including:
Auditing, Accounting and Corporate Governance. Relating to financial, tax and accounting audits, and audits and assessments of our business operations, security controls, financial controls, or compliance with legal obligations, and for other internal business purposes such as administration of our records retention program.
M&A and Other Business Transactions. For purposes of planning, due diligence and implementation of commercial transactions (e.g., mergers, acquisitions, asset sales or transfers, bankruptcy or reorganization or other similar business transactions).
Defending and Protecting Rights. In order to protect and defend our rights and interests and those of third parties, including to manage and respond to legal claims or disputes, and to otherwise establish, defend or protect our rights or interests, or the rights, interests, health or safety of others, including in the context of anticipated or actual litigation with third parties.
Compliance with Applicable Legal Obligations. Relating to compliance with applicable legal obligations (such as hiring eligibility, responding to subpoenas and court orders) as well as assessments, reviews and reporting relating to such legal obligations, including under employment and labor laws and regulations, social security and tax laws, environmental regulations, workplace safety laws and regulations, and other applicable laws, regulations, opinions and guidance.
CONTACTING US ABOUT THIS NOTICE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of personal information as described in this Applicant Notice, please contact [email protected].