Notice at Collection for California Applicants

Standard Insurance Company, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Company”) is providing you with this Notice at Collection for California Applicants (“Notice”) to inform you about:

  1. the categories of Personal Information that the Company collects about applicants who reside in California; and
  2. the purposes for which the Company uses that Personal Information.

For purposes of this Notice,

“Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a natural person that the Company collects about its applicants, who reside in California, in their capacity as applicants for positions with the Company.

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1. Identifiers and Professional or Employment-Related Information

1.1 Personal Information Collected: The Company collects identifiers and professional or employment-related information, including the following:

Identifiers: real name, nickname or alias, postal address, telephone number, email address.

Professional or Employment-Related Information: evaluations, membership in professional organizations, professional certifications, education and employment history.

1.2 Purposes of Use:

  • To evaluate applicants’ qualifications for employment with the Company
  • To communicate with applicants
  • For diversity and inclusion purposes
  • To arrange and manage Company-sponsored events
  • To create a talent pool for future job openings
  • For recordkeeping purposes
  • To demonstrate applicants’ agreement to, or acceptance of, documents presented to them, e.g., acknowledgement of employment application, offer letter
  • To evaluate and improve the recruiting process

Monitoring, Security and Compliance:

  • To monitor use of Company information systems and other electronic resources
  • To conduct internal audits
  • To conduct internal investigations
  • To protect the safety and security of the Company’s facilities
  • To report suspected criminal conduct to law enforcement and cooperate in investigations


2. Characteristics of Protected Classifications Under California or Federal Law

The Company collects information about race, national origin, disability, sex, and veteran status as necessary to comply with legal obligations, including the reporting requirements of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the federal Office of Contracting Compliance Programs (applicable to government contractors), and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.

The Company also collects the following characteristics (in addition to those listed above)
(a) breastfeeding status.

The Company also uses this Personal Information for purposes including: disability, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions as necessary for accommodations under applicable law; national origin as necessary to comply with immigration laws.

The Company collects this category of Personal Information on a purely voluntary basis and uses the information only in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

3. Commercial Information

3.1 Personal Information Collected: The Company collects commercial information, including the following: products or services purchased.

3.2 Purposes of Use: reimbursement of travel expenses and auditing.

4. Profile Data

4.1 Personal Information Collected: The Company collects profile data, including the following: behavioral assessment and analyses.

4.2 Purposes of Use: to evaluate applicants’ qualifications for employment with the Company.

Purposes Potentially Applicable to Any of the Categories of Personal Information Listed Above

The Company also may use applicants’ Personal Information to facilitate administrative functions and information technology operations and for legal reasons and corporate transactions. These functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • to manage and operate information technology and communications systems, risk management and insurance functions, budgeting, financial management and reporting, strategic planning;
  • to manage litigation involving the Company, and other legal disputes and inquiries and to meet legal and regulatory requirements;
  • in connection with a corporate transaction, sale, or assignment of assets, merger, divestiture, or other changes of control or financial status of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates; and
  • to manage licenses, permits and authorizations applicable to the Company's business operations.