Notice at Collection – California Job Candidates

This “Notice at Collection – California Job Candidates” applies only to job candidates who are residents of the state of California, and to the personal information of those job candidates that is collected by Whole Foods Market Services, Inc. and its California-based Whole Foods Market affiliates (“Whole Foods,” “our,” “we,” or “us”) in the context of those persons’ roles as job candidates. 
The table below sets forth the categories of personal information that may be collected by Whole Foods, and the business and commercial purposes for which the categories of personal information may be used.
Categories of Personal InformationBusiness/Commercial Purposes for Use
Identifiers including real name, alias, postal address, email address, date of birth, unique personal identifier (such as telephone number, and cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, or similar technologies), online identifier, user name and password, and internet protocol addressAdministration of the recruitment process; conducting background checks; travel and expense administration; marketing; data analytics; detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity; counting ad impressions to unique visitors and verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions; and debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
Personal Records including signature, social security number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, citizenship information, credit report information, and criminal history informationAdministration of the recruitment process; conducting background checks; and travel and expense administration
Protected Characteristics – including race, age, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, military and veteran statusAdministration of the recruitment process; diversity reporting; and, for gender only, travel and expense administration
Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information – including browsing history, information regarding a job candidate’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement, and information job candidates post or make available on social media or other public-facing websites or mobile applicationsAdministration of the recruitment process; marketing; data analytics; detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity; counting ad impressions to unique visitors, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions; and debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
Audio/Visual Information – recordings of job interviewsAdministration of the recruitment process
Professional or Employment-Related Information – including work history, references, salary/income information, work permit status, information about skills/abilities, work preferences, and any information included in a job candidate’s resume or cover letterAdministration of the recruitment process; and conducting background checks
Non-Public Education Records – including education history and any information included in a job candidate’s resume or cover letterAdministration of the recruitment process; and conducting background checks
Other job interview notes, responses to screening questions, assessment results, and any other information a job candidate provides to us in connection with the recruitment processAdministration of the recruitment process; and any other purpose relevant to the reason that the information is provided

In addition, we may use any of the categories of personal information that may be collected to comply with legal obligations, to pursue or defend against legal actions or claims, and to protect the rights, property, life, health, security, and/or safety of us or any third party.
For more information about our online privacy practices, please see our Privacy Notice.