Employee CCPA Notice

Last Updated: April 2024

This notice describes the categories of personal information collected by Ewald & Wasserman Research Consultants, LLC (“Company”) and the purposes for which such information may be collected and used. It also provides information concerning the Company’s record retention practices and rights you may have under the CCPA. For more complete information about the Company’s Privacy Policy, please see www.eandwresearch.com

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to process your application for employment, and in accordance with the Company’s data retention schedule. We may retain your personal information for longer if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations or reporting obligations, resolve disputes, etc., or as permitted or required by applicable law. We may also retain your personal information in a deidentified or aggregated form so that it can no longer be associated with you. To determine the appropriate retention period for your personal information, we consider various factors such as the amount, nature, and sensitivity of your information; the potential risk of unauthorized access, use or disclosure; the purposes for which we collect or process your personal information; and applicable legal requirements. Personal Information does not include certain categories of information, such as publicly available information from government records, deidentified or aggregated consumer information, and information subject to HIPAA or the California Confidential Medical Information Act.


Identifiers and Contact information.
This category includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, mobile numbers, email addresses, signature, account name, dates of birth, bank account information, and other similar contact information and identifiers.
Protected classification information.
This category includes characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law.
Internet or other electronic network activity information.
This category includes without limitation:
all activity on the Company’s information systems, such as internet browsing history, search history, email communications, usernames and passwords, and
all activity on communications systems including phone calls, call logs, voice mails, text messages, chat logs, and app use.
Geolocation data.
This category includes GPS location data from the Company’s information systems.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
This category includes, for example, information collected from camera, thermometers, and similar devices.
Biometric information.
This category includes information such as an individual’s physiological, biological, or behavioral characteristics used or is intended to be used singly or in combination with each other or with other identifying data, to establish individual identity.
Professional and employment-related information.
This category includes without limitation:
data submitted with employment applications including employment history, recommendations, etc.,
background check and criminal history,
work authorization, and
fitness for duty data and reports.
Education information.
This category includes education history.
Limited medical information.
This category includes without limitation:
fitness for duty data and reports, and
leave of absence information (including information related to family obligations), and physical and mental health data concerning applicant and his or her family members.
Sensitive Personal Information.
This category includes sensitive information such as
social security, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport number,
precise geolocation,
racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, or union membership,
citizenship and immigration status,
biometric information for the purpose of uniquely identifying a consumer, and
information concerning health and sex life or sexual orientation.


Collect and process employment applications, including confirming eligibility for employment, background and related checks, onboarding, and related recruiting efforts.
To maintain physician records and occupational health programs.
Maintaining personnel records and record retention requirements.
Communicate with you about your application.
Complying with applicable state and federal health, labor, employment, disability, equal employment opportunity, and related laws, guidance, or recommendations.
Preventing unauthorized access to, use, or disclosure/removal of the Company’s property, including the Company’s information systems, electronic devices, network, and data.
Investigating complaints, grievances, and suspected violations of Company policy.
Protect the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of Company or its employees, agents, contractors, customers or the public.
Protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes.
Enforce the Company’s website’s terms of use.
Design, implement, and promote the Company’s diversity and inclusion programs.
Facilitate the efficient and secure use of the Company’s information systems.
Improve safety of employees, customers and the public with regard to use of Company property and equipment.
Evaluate an individual’s appropriateness for a participation position at the Company, or promotion to a new position.
To respond to and manage any legal claims against the Company and/or its personnel, including civil discovery in litigation.
To facilitate other business administrative functions and strategic activities, such as risk management, information technology and communications, financial management and reporting, workforce and succession planning, mergers and acquisition activities; and maintenance of licenses, permits and authorization applicable to Company operations.


The Company collects the following categories of personal information:
• You. We may collect personal information that you provide during your interactions with us, such as through our website, by email, or when you communicate with us online, by phone, or at one of our locations. We may also collect information when you attend an event, or participate in a sweepstakes, survey, or program we sponsor. We collect information when you are an applicant for employment with us and employed by us. We also collect information through certain online tracking tools, such as browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons.
• Related Entities and Affiliates. We may collect information about you from our related parties and affiliates, including joint ventures.
• Social media and related services.
• Service providers and contractors. When you obtain products and services from us, we may collect your PI from service provider and contractors who collected information about you that is needed to provide those products and services.
• News outlets, social media, surveys, and certain third parties. In the course of performing our services or marketing activities, we or third parties on our behalf may conduct research and other activities resulting in the collection of personal information about you.

Categories of Personal Information Disclosed

Other elements
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
Commercial information
Education information
Internet or other electronic network activity
Biometric information
Geolocation data
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information
Professional or employment-related information
Consumer profile
Sensitive personal information
Categories of Third Parties to Whom Disclosed
Third parties as directed by you. We will disclose your personal information with those third parties to whom you direct.
Our business partners. For example, we might disclose your PI with one of our business partners for purposes of collaborating on providing services to you, or to invite you to an event we are organizing. These business partners should also have their own privacy statements that set out the manner in which they will collect, use, and disclose personal information. Where applicable, we encourage you to review each such business partner’s privacy statement before signing on with them.
Third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we disclose information with certain service providers, including background check companies, professional service providers, debt collectors, information technology providers, and data storage companies. We might also authorize our service providers to disclosure personal information on our behalf for these purposes.
Governmental entities, legal service providers. We may disclose your personal information in order to comply with the law and in the course of providing our products and services and other business activities of the Company. We may also disclose personal information if a government agency or investigatory body submits a request.
Successors to all or portions of our business. If all or part of our business is sold, we may disclose personal information in preparation for or as part of that transaction.
To carry out the purposes outlined above, the Company may disclose information with third parties or service providers, such as background check vendors, third-party staffing vendors and information technology vendors, outside legal counsel, and state or federal governmental agencies.
The Company does not sell or share, as those terms are defined under applicable law, the above categories of Personal Information. The Company may add to the categories of personal information it collects and the purposes it uses personal information. In that case, the Company will inform you.
California Resident Individual Rights Requests.
Individuals who are residents of the State of California have certain individual rights as outlined below.
Upon receipt of a verifiable consumer request (see below), and as required by applicable law, we will provide a response to such requests.
Right To Know About Personal Information Collected or Disclosed.
In addition to what is described above, as a California resident, you also have the right to request more information regarding the following topics, to the extent applicable:

the categories of personal information,
the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected,
the business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing personal information, if applicable,
the categories of third parties to whom the business discloses personal information, and
the specific pieces of personal information the business has collected about you.

Right To Request Deletion Of Your Personal Information.
You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we collected or maintained about you. Once we receive your request, we will let you know what, if any, personal information we can delete from our records, and we will direct any service providers and contractors with whom we disclosed your personal information to also delete your personal information from their records.
There may be circumstances where we cannot delete your personal information or direct service providers or contractors to delete your personal information from their records. Such instances include, but are not limited to, enabling solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with the Company and compatible with the context in which you provided the information or to comply with a legal obligation.
Right to Request Correction.
You have the right to request that the Company correct any inaccurate personal information we maintain about you, taking into account the nature of that information and purpose for processing it.
Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of Your Privacy Rights.
We will not discriminate or retaliate against you for exercising any of your rights as described above.

Submitting Consumer Rights Requests.
To submit a California Consumer Rights request as outlined above, please contact the Company’s Human Resources Department by calling us at 415-230-7740 or emailing us at info@eandwresearch.com. We reserve the right to only respond to verifiable consumer requests to know, delete, or correct.

We reserve the right to amend this Notice at any time without advance notice.
If you have questions about this notice, you may call 415-230-7740.