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Employee Privacy Policy

This Employee Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is adopted by Wawanesa General Insurance Company (“Wawanesa”, “we” or “us”) to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CCPA”) and applies solely to residents of the State of California who are employees, job applicants, and independent contractors of Wawanesa (collectively, “you” or “employees”). This Policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose personal information, including sensitive personal information, as such terms are defined in the CCPA.

This Policy applies to personal information collected about you in your capacity as an employee. See our Privacy Policy for information about our practices when you interact with us offline or online in the same manner that a website visitor or other non-employee may interact with us.

This Policy does not create or form an employment contract.

1. Categories of Personal Information We Collect

We have collected the following categories of personal information in the preceding 12 months:

Category of Personal Information Collected Examples Disclosed for a Business Purpose
Category of Personal Information Collected Identifiers Examples Name, postal address, email address, date of birth, telephone number, Social Security Number, driver’s license number or state identification card number, bank account information if using direct deposit, or other similar identifiers Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) Examples Name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, bank account number if using direct deposit, health insurance information, driver’s license number or state identification card number, education, or employment history Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law Examples Age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identify, gender expression), same sex orientation for same sex benefits, veteran, military status or immigration status Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Biometric Information Examples Fingerprint or facial recognition Disclosed for a Business Purpose NO
Category of Personal Information Collected Internet or Network Activity Examples Browser history, search history, IP address, mobile device identifier, cookies, use of IT resources, and interaction with websites, keycard scans, information about your access to and location within offices and facilities (e.g., keycard scans and security scans and security camera footage) Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Geolocation data Examples Physical location, keycard scans Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Audio, electronic, or visual data Examples Audio recordings, pictures, and videos Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Professional or employment-related information Examples Current or past job history or performance evaluations Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Education Information Examples Identifiers like name, name of parents or family members, date of birth, student number, mother’s maiden name or place of birth, that is not publicly available Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Inferences drawn from other personal information Examples Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES
Category of Personal Information Collected Sensitive Personal Information Examples Social Security Number, driver’s license, state identification card, racial or ethnic origin, health information, fingerprint and facial recognition, or sexual orientation Disclosed for a Business Purpose YES

2. Sources of Personal Information

We collect personal information from you during your candidacy for a job, and during and after your employment. We also collect personal information from various other sources and combine it with the personal information you provide to us. We collect personal information from the following sources:

  • Job board websites you may use to apply for a job with us;
  • Providers of services that we make available to our employees as part of our benefits program;
  • Prior employers, when they provide us with employment references;
  • Professional references that you authorize us to contact;
  • Background check and screening providers;
  • Employment agencies and recruiters; and
  • Any other lawful sources.

3. Purposes for Collecting or Disclosing Personal Information

We collect and disclose personal information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To establish and maintain communication;
  • To evaluate qualifications for employment;
  • To administer payroll and employment benefits;
  • To arrange and manage Wawanesa sponsored events;
  • To establish training and development requirements;
  • To develop and evaluate diversity programs;
  • For recordkeeping purposes;
  • To administer payments and reimburse for expenses;
  • For research analysis, and business development, including to develop and improve Wawanesa business processes and services;
  • To facilitate or complete an actual or prospective business transaction, including, but not limited to, investments in Wawanesa, financing of Wawanesa, or the sale, transfer or merger of all or part of our business, assets, or shares;
  • To develop, maintain, and improve our website and other online programs and services relating to your employment or potential employment;
  • To protect the safety and security of Wawanesa’s employees and to maintain the security and integrity of our systems, our assets and our facilities;
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and to comply with applicable laws and regulatory requirements, or as requested by government or regulatory authorities, law enforcement or court order;
  • To establish or defend legal claims and allegations;
  • For security and the prevention, detection, or investigation of fraud, suspected or actual illegal activity, or other misconduct: and
  • For any other lawful purpose.

4. Disclosure of Personal Information

We have disclosed personal information to the following categories of third parties in the preceding 12 months:

  • Our parent company;
  • Providers of services to Wawanesa, including, but not limited to payroll, benefits and wellness programs, performance management, and background checks;
  • Government authorities and law enforcement;
  • Accountants, auditors, lawyers, insurers, and other professional advisors; and
  • Other parties not listed above that are identified at or before the point at which we collect personal information along with the purposes for which the information will be shared.

5. Categories of Personal Information Sold or Shared

Wawanesa has not sold or shared personal information with any third parties in the preceding 12 months.

6. California Privacy Rights

The CCPA provides California employees with certain rights regarding their personal information. However, these rights are not absolute and are subject to certain exceptions. This Section explains those rights.

A. Right to Know About Your Personal Information

You have the right to request that Wawanesa provide you with information regarding the personal information Wawanesa has collected about you in the preceding twelve (12) months. Once we receive your request and verify your identity, we will disclose to you, subject to any exemptions under the CCPA, the following:

  • Categories of personal information collected;
  • Categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;
  • Business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing the personal information;
  • Categories of third parties to whom Wawanesa disclosed the personal information; and
  • Specific pieces of personal information Wawanesa has collected about the consumer.

B. Right to Delete Your Personal Information

You have the right to request that Wawanesa delete your personal information that we have collected from you. However, this right to does not apply to any personal information exempt under the CCPA. Once we receive your request and verify your identity, we will delete any personal information in our records that is not subject to any of the CCPA exemptions.

C. Right to Correct

You have the right to request that Wawanesa correct any inaccurate personal information that Wawanesa has about you. Once we receive your request and verify your identify, we will correct any inaccurate personal information that we have collected about you.

D. Right to Limit the Use and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information

You have the right to limit the use and disclosure of your sensitive personal information. However, we do not use or disclose sensitive personal information in ways subject to the right of California residents to limit use of sensitive personal information under the CCPA. If we change our practices in the future, we will notify you by updating this Privacy Policy.

E. Right to Opt-Out of the Selling or Sharing of Personal Information

You have the right to opt-out of the sale and sharing of your personal information. As indicated above, we have not sold or shared personal information to third parties in the twelve (12) months prior to the date of this Policy and will not sell or share personal information without further notice. Therefore, the right to opt-out does not apply with regards to the personal information collected by Wawanesa. If we change our practices in the future, we will notify you by updating this Policy.

F. Right to Non-Discrimination

You have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment and not be retaliated against for exercising your CCPA rights.

7. How To Submit a Request

If you would like to exercise your CCPA rights identified above, you may submit a request here and or by calling us at 800-640-2920 and selecting Option 7.

A. How We Verify Your Identity and Requests

To process your request, we must be able to verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. This requires that you submit all requests here or by calling us at 800-640-2920 and selecting Option7. When submitting your request, you must provide your full name, your relationship to Wawanesa, employee ID if you are a current Wawanesa employee, your address, your email address, and phone number, and any other information pertaining to your request. Submitting your request through one of these channels allows us to verify your identity as required by the CCPA. As such, we cannot accept requests though other channels. We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it. We reserve the right to confirm your current California residency.

Note: You can find your employee ID on Dayforce under your “Profile.” Depending on the type of request or the information requested by you, we may require additional information to verify your identify and fulfill your request. If we cannot successfully verify your identity, we will inform you of that fact.

B. Responding to Your Requests

We will respond to your request within forty-five (45) days. However, in certain circumstances, we may require additional time to process your request, as permitted by the CCPA. We will advise you within forty-five (45) days after receiving your request if an extension is necessary and why it is needed. If we cannot fulfill your request, our response to you will explain the reason why we cannot fulfill your request.

C. Submitting a Request Through your Authorized Agent

You have the option to designate an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf. We may require you and your authorized agent to verify your identify or confirm that the agent has permission to submit a request on your behalf.

8. Personal Information of Children under the age of 16

Wawanesa does not seek to, nor do we knowingly collect, information directly from children under the age of 16. As we do not sell or share any personal information, we also have not sold or shared the personal information of children under the age of 16.

9. Retention

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, to establish or defend legal claims, or for the compliance and protection purposes identified above.

10. Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. The “Effective Date” listed at the bottom of this Policy indicates when it was last revised. All updated notices will be posted on the Policy Library and our website.

11. Questions

If you have any questions about this Policy, you may contact us at:

By Mail:
Wawanesa General Insurance Company
Attention: Chief Privacy Officer
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108

By E-mail:
privacy@wawanesa.com

The Effective Date of this Employee Privacy Policy is January 1, 2023.


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