Privacy Notice for Employees, Job Applicants and Contractors who are California Residents

Covestro LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the “Company”) respects and takes seriously the security and privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Notice for Employees, Job Applicants and Contractors who are California Residents (“Employee CCPA Notice”) describes how the Company handles the Personal Information (as defined below) of employees, job applicants, contractors, and other staff, the reasons why we collect the information, and how it may be used or disclosed to others.

This Employee CCPA Notice is a supplement to our Privacy Statement and applies only to natural persons who reside in the State of California.

The Company receives Personal Information from and about you during the course of hiring and employing or engaging you, and may continue to receive some Personal Information from you from time to time during the course of your work for the Company. For employees, we may also receive Personal Information about your dependents and beneficiaries under certain of our benefits programs. “Personal Information” 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 individual or household.

Personal Information Collected and Uses

Category Examples The Company’s use of the information (use descriptions of uses in the next section) Types of third parties that may receive the information
Identifiers 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, passport number, or other similar identifiers. #1 - #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Government Agencies; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients; Trade or Industry Groups
Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. #1- #11, #14 - #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Government Agencies; Affiliates, Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients; Trade or Industry Groups
Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). #1 - #5; #10, #12- #14, #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Government Agencies; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients
Biometric InformationGenetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health or exercise data. #4, #9 - #12, #14, #15, #16Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients
Internet or other similar network activity Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. #11, #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients
Geolocational Data Physical location or movements. #6, #7, #10, #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients
Sensory Data Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. #4, #11, #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients
Professional or employment-related information Current or past job history or performance evaluations. #1, #11, #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients
Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)) Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. #1, #14, #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients
Inferences drawn from other personal information Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. #1, #4, #6, #9, #11, #12, #15, #16 Payroll Processors; Benefits Administrators; Affiliates; Legal or Regulatory Proceeding Recipients

Purposes for Processing Your Personal Information

The processing of your Personal Information enables the Company to perform its role as an employer and/or for the purposes of engaging you, including fulfilling its legal obligations under applicable laws and as necessary in connection with the Company’s performance of its contractual and employment obligations to you. Without this information, it would not be possible for the Company to manage the workforce and meet applicable legal obligations. Certain Personal Information is processed by the Company for its business purposes, including, but not limited to:

  1. recruiting and employee on-boarding;
  2. payroll administration;
  3. pension administration;
  4. health administration/health insurance/benefits;
  5. life insurance/benefits;
  6. expense reimbursement and management;
  7. contacting others in the event of an emergency;
  8. making information available on the intranet and to facilitate communication between and among employees within the Company’s affiliates and divisions;
  9. administration and management of your access to information technology systems;
  10. time entry and leave management;
  11. training and appraisal, including performance records and disciplinary records;
  12. employee and staff surveys;
  13. equal opportunities monitoring;
  14. any benefit administration of the Company including equity-related plans and benefits;
  15. for marketing and/or public relations purposes and in connection with the performance of your duties (e.g., the Company may send your contact information to customers and potential customers as part of the marketing and sales process so they can contact you); and
  16. to comply with applicable laws and legal obligations, including without limitation:
  • to maintain the ethics hotline;
  • to respond to governmental inquiries or requests from public authorities;
  • to comply with valid legal process or discovery obligations;
  • to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of the Company, its workers or the public if such a disclosure is proportionate in the individual case;
  • to permit the Company to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that the Company may sustain;
  • to respond to an emergency; and/or
  • to comply with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.

Revision Date: 2/12/2020