California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure
California law requires companies to disclose their efforts to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking in supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale. HBD Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries (together herein referred to as “HBD”) manufacture industrial products. All HBD manufacturing facilities are located in the United States. HBD Industries and its companies maintain a strict Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance Procedure. All employees are required to review and acknowledge the procedure upon hire, and any employees who are involved in purchasing functions are required to certify compliance with applicable requirements on an annual basis. The Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance Procedure requires compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting of suspected violations. Engaging suppliers that do not produce goods in accordance with applicable law is contrary to HBD policy and HBD contract terms. HBD conducts regular assessments of its suppliers. Audits and assessments are not independent or unannounced, and do not include verifications of supply chains to evaluate risks of human trafficking and slavery. HBD terms of purchase require suppliers to adhere to all applicable laws, which would include compliance with all laws pertaining to slavery and human trafficking. HBD’s Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance Procedure contains internal accountability standards and procedures. Employees involved in procurement activities are regularly evaluated and are required to certify, annually, their understanding of and compliance with these standards and procedures. The accountability standards and procedures and employee training do not specifically address slavery and trafficking, and HBD does not require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into their product comply with human trafficking and slavery laws of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
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LINKS TO OTHER SITES: This site may provide links to other websites or apps (“Linked Sites”). Linked Sites are provided for your convenience and do not reflect any endorsement by us of the operator of such Linked Site or of the quality, reliability or any other characteristic or feature of such Linked Site or any information, content, goods or services offered on such Linked Site. We are not a party to any transaction you enter into with any Linked Site and we are not responsible for any loss or injury you suffer for any matter associated with the Linked Site. YOUR USE OF ANY LINKED SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Your use of or acquisition of goods or services through any Linked Site is subject to the terms and conditions, including privacy policies, applicable to that site.
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What Information Is Collected from You and How It is Used: When you log on or register on one of our sites, or otherwise in the course of conducting business or interacting with us, we may acquire certain information, including personal information, from you or other parties. Personal information may include your name, email address, phone number, credit card information, bank account information, and mailing and billing addresses that can identify you as a specific individual or entity. For example, as part of the credit approval process, you may submit financial information and credit references. We may also collect geolocation data, information about your hardware and software, and other logged data such as IP addresses in connection with computer system protocols.
All of this information helps us verify your status as a customer, supplier, employee or other third party approved to conduct business and interact with us, and it allows us to contact you directly and more efficiently conduct transactions. It can help us to guide your experience on our sites more appropriately, for example by displaying content that may be of particular interest to you or to notify you of certain special offers from our business partners. We also may ask for additional information as we continue to add new features and services to our sites. We may keep a record of communications with you, including email, live chat or more standard means of communication. We may also, from time to time, send you information about our products or special offers through standard mail, email or other means. We may use acquired information for system security, legal compliance, product support, analytics, advertising, site upgrades, and other uses as permitted by law.
Anonymized Data: Certain data collected may be anonymized so that it cannot be used to identify or relate to a particular individual. Such anonymized data may be aggregated and analyzed and used for various purposes including marketing, website development, product design and development and other uses.
With Whom We Share Your Information: We do not sell your personal information. We may disclose your personal information to third parties that perform services for us, as required by law, or to prevent harm to HBD or others. Your personal information may be outside your country.
Security Precautions We Take to Safeguard Information You Provide to Us: While we strive to protect your personal information, the Internet is not fully secure. Consequently, HBD cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We do, however, take measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information gathered on the site. If you have an account, your account information and profile are password-protected to help protect this information. There are some simple measures that you can take to promote the protection of your information. Do not share your password with others. Also, please remember to ‘log off’ or ‘log out’ after using any of our online services.
Supplemental California Privacy Notice: This Supplemental California Privacy Notice applies to California individual residents (“Covered Individuals”) under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). The sections “Categories of PI We Collect and Why We Collect It” and “PI Disclosed to Third Parties” provide additional information that would generally apply to non-California individuals as well.
NOTICE OF COLLECTION – CALIFORNIA (December 2022)
This Notice of Collection – California (“Notice”) is to inform California individuals who are Company job applicants, employees, officers, owners, directors or contractors, including customers, suppliers or contractors (“Covered Individuals”) about the categories of Personal Information (“PI”) we may collect or have collected in the past 12 months, our purposes for collecting this PI, PI we may have disclosed to third parties, how long we retain PI, and your rights with respect to your PI we have collected.
This Notice is to be provided at or before the point of collection of PI. In this Notice, the terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to a Covered Individual.
CATEGORIES OF PI WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
PI does not include information that is deidentified or aggregated such that it cannot be associated with a particular Covered Individual. We do not provide financial incentives for you to provide your PI; however, if you choose not to provide your PI, we may not be able to provide certain employee benefits, such as direct deposit payroll, or benefits non-employee Covered Individuals, such as credit terms.
Employment PI. Below are examples of PI we may collect about Covered Individuals for employment-related purposes:
Identifiers, such as name, home address, telephone number, visual information, email address, Social Security numbers and other government-issued ID numbers;
Name, contact information, CV, education, employment history, credit reports, driving records, financial information, public social media;
Personnel records, performance evaluations;
Medical or health information, including conditions, treatment, histories for work accommodations, restrictions and benefit administration;
Job preference and work availability;
Race, ethnicity, sex identity, marital status, age;
Data for benefits and related administration services;
Professional or employment-related information, education and work history, information relating to references, background checks, drug test results, skills and experiences, human resources data;
Internet activity, e.g., browsing history.
Sensitive Personal Information. Sensitive Personal Information includes Social Security numbers and other government-issued ID numbers, account or card numbers together with any password or access code or credential giving access to an account, precise geolocation, racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, political or union membership, mail, email and text messages not intended for business use, genetic data, biometric data for uniquely identifying a natural person, health information, sex life or sexual orientation. Some the employment-related PI we collect will be considered “Sensitive Personal Information”.
Purpose and Use. The purposes for which such information is collected and which may be disclosed to third parties include: Employment application, contact applicants, job history, reference checks, I-9 form; Workforce management; Pay and administer wages, benefits, expense reimbursements; Monitor Company electronic and communications systems; Emergency contacts; Work accommodations; Affirmative action plans, EEO reports; Other, such as financial and benefit plan audits, legal requirements and compliance (e.g., export controls), quality, safety, risk and security control, fraud detection, legal, and litigation.
PI DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES
As stated above, we do not sell or share your PI. We may, however, disclose your PI to our affiliated companies and to third parties to the extent needed in connection with our ongoing relationship, transactions and business needs. Such third parties could include banks or other lenders, human resources service providers, benefit plan administrators and brokers, financial and plan auditors, payroll processors, communications providers, insurance companies and brokers, legal, actuarial, accounting and other professional advisors, and cloud service providers. PI may be disclosed as required or permitted under applicable law or in connection with any corporate restructuring, asset or stock sale, merger or other similar change of control. PI disclosed to third parties will be subject to the requirement that the third party keep the PI confidential and use the PI only for purposes consented to by you or other legitimate business purposes authorized by us.
DATA RETENTION PERIODS
Employment-Related PI. Subject to applicable law and to any applicable exceptions and exemptions, PI of applicants who are not hired will typically be retained for a maximum of 5 years following application, and PI of current and former employees will typically be retained for the period of employment plus a maximum of 7 years. PI but may be retained longer if it relates to benefit or other claims or other reasonable business needs.
PI of third parties outside the employment relationship will typically be retained for the duration of the relationship plus any relevant statute of limitations period. It may be retained longer in the case of reasonable business need.
COVERED INDIVIDUALS’ RIGHTS
Know (Data Portability). You have the right to know the PI the Company has collected about you.
Correct. You have the right to correct PI that is inaccurate.
Delete. You have the right to delete PI collected from you (as opposed to from others), subject to exceptions and exemptions such as retention for: completion of transactions, use consistent with the context for which the information was provided, debugging/repairing products, legal obligations, free speech rights and others. You may exercise this right no more than two times in any 12 month period. We will acknowledge your request within 10 days of receipt and will respond within 45 days of receipt. If we need more time (up to 90 days) we will inform you in writing as to why.
Opt Out of Sale or Sharing of PI. The Company does not sell your PI to any third parties in exchange for monetary or other valuable consideration or share your PI with a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising, whether or not for monetary or other valuable consideration. If and when the Company decides to sell or share your PI, you will be given the right to opt out of the sale or sharing of your PI in accordance with applicable law.
Opt Out of Automated Decision-Making Technology. The Company does not use automated decision-making technology. If and when the Company decides to use such technology, you will have the right to opt out of automated decision-making technology in accordance with applicable law.
Limit on Use of Sensitive Personal Information. We will not use your Sensitive Personal Information, as defined above, to infer characteristics about you. If and when the Company decides to use such information to infer characteristics, you will be given the right to limit the disclosure and use and of such information, other than reasonably expected disclosure and use.
No Retaliation. You will not be retaliated against for exercising any of these rights.
You may request to exercise your rights above by contacting us at (855) 860-6110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
Rev. December 2022