Effective: January 1, 2023
California Privacy Notice to Job Applicants
Sonic Internet & Phone and/or any affiliated entities (collectively, the “Company”) provide this California Privacy Notice (“Notice”) to describe our privacy practices with respect to our collection of Personal Information as required under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). This Notice applies only to job applicants and candidates for employment who reside in the State of California (“Consumers”) and from whom we collect “Personal Information” as described in the CCPA. We provide you Notice because under the CCPA, California residents who are job applicants qualify as Consumers. For the purposes of this Notice, when we refer to Consumers, we mean you only to the extent you are a job applicant of the Company who resides in California.
Sonic collects and uses Personal Information for human resources, employment, recruitment, benefit administration, health and safety, and business-related purposes and to be in legal compliance. For the purposes of this Notice, Personal Information does not include publicly available information from government records, or de-identified or aggregated consumer information. Below are the categories of Personal Information we may collect:
Protected Classifications, such as your sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, date of birth, race, ethnic origin, marital status, disability, medical or mental condition, familial status, and veteran or military status.
Personal Identifiers and Contact Information, such as full name, alias, postal or mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, driver’s license or state identification card number, candidate ID number, username and passwords for Company accounts and systems, SSN, passport and visa information, immigration status and documentation, and emergency contact information.
Pre-Hire Information and Educational/Professional Background, such as work history, academic and professional qualifications, educational records, references, interview notes, job application, resume, background check results, drug test results, candidate evaluation records and assessments, work samples, voluntary disclosures, and Wage Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) information.
Profiles or Summaries, regarding an applicant’s preferences, characteristics, opinions, attitudes, and/or aptitudes.
Sonic collects the Personal Information listed above to use or disclose as appropriate to:
Fulfill or meet the purpose for which you provided the information.
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to local, state, and federal law and regulations requiring employers to maintain certain records (such as immigration compliance records, travel records, personnel files, wage and hour records, payroll records, accident or safety records, and tax records), as well as local, state, and federal law, regulations, ordinances, guidelines, and orders relating to COVID-19.
To evaluate your job application for employment.
Obtain and verify background check and references.
Communicate with you regarding your candidacy for employment.
Fulfill other purposes as reasonably determined in the Company’s discretion.
Promote and foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Investigate and enforce compliance with and potential breaches of Company policies and procedures.
Perform workforce analytics, data analytics, and benchmarking.
Administer and maintain the Company’s operations, including for safety purposes.
For client marketing purposes.
Exercise or defend the legal rights of the Company, its employees, affiliates, customers, contractors, and/or agents.
Your Rights. As a California resident, you have certain rights under the CCPA related to personal information The Company collects about you. You may be able to exercise the following rights, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
The right to know the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, and disclose about you, the categories of sources from which we collected personal information about you, our purposes for collecting or disclosing personal information, and the categories of third parties with which we have disclosed personal information.
The right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you.
The right to correct inaccurate personal information we maintain about you.
The right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.