This part of our Statement applies to applicants to McDonald’s who reside in the State of California (whom we refer to below as “California applicants”).
Personal Information We Collect about California Applicants
We describe the personal information we have collected from California applicants in the twelve (12) months preceding the effective Date of this Statement in the part titled, “Information we collect and process” above. This information includes the following, which may or may not be part of your application, as specified in your application and this Statement.:
- Identifiers such as a real name; alias; postal, email and internet protocol (IP) addresses; online identifiers; and account name(s), date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, user names, and any other similar identifiers.
- The following categories of personal information described in California Civil Code 1798.80(e): (1) the personal information listed in the preceding bullet point as “identifiers,” (2) physical characteristics or description, (3) telephone number, (4) educational background, (5) employment-related information and employment history and (6) medical information.
- Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, military and/or veteran, immigration, work permit status; age (40 years and older), the results of credit and criminal background checks, drug and alcohol testing and other screening procedures; and medical conditions if disclosed to us.
- Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet website, application, or advertisement. For more information, see the part
- Geolocation data - Our websites may ask permission to use your location to help you search for a job near you. If you provide permission, our websites may collect your location.
- Audio, electronic, visual, or similar information, such as video recordings of interviews, or records of your conversations or interactions with our virtual chatbot assistants.
- Professional or employment-related information, including your work experience (e.g., company, location and contact details, job title, start and end date, supervisor name), educational background (e.g., school/university, location, highest level of education, major area of study, graduation year, degree, GPA), professional certifications, language capabilities; your area/department/role of interest within McDonald’s, total compensation expectation, work schedule preferences, first possible start date, the fact that you might be subject to a non-compete, applicable termination/notice periods, restrictive covenant or any other agreement that might affect your ability to accept a position and work at McDonald's, references , letters of recommendation, interview notes, the source you heard about the job vacancy, and availabilities to schedule an in person interview.
- Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).
- Inferences drawn from (1) the information we collect when you visit our website or seek employment whether electronically, in writing or orally; (2) information we collect, including through third party suppliers, regarding content and other data posted on the Internet (such as data posted in social media or other public locations on the Internet); (3) information we collect from third party service providers such as those carrying out background checks, work-related assessments or pre-employment screenings; and (4) information collected automatically via our websites or mobile apps or which we purchase from third parties, in order to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, or aptitudes.
- Sensitive personal information as defined under applicable privacy laws, such as certain characteristics of protected classifications as identified above, and the government-issued ID numbers described herein.
We use the personal information we collect regarding California applicants for the purposes described in the section titled, “How we use your information” above.
California applicants may have the following rights, to the extent permitted by applicable law:
- A right to know the categories of personal information and/or the specific pieces of personal information McDonald’s may hold about you;
- A right to request that McDonald’s delete personal information it has collected from you;
- A right to request that McDonald’s correct inaccurate personal information about you;
- A right to opt-out of “sales” of personal information and sharing of personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising;
- A right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of the foregoing rights.
If you request to exercise any of the above rights, as required under applicable law, we must take steps to verify your request. To verify your request, you must provide the requested personal information. If we believe we need further information to verify your request as required by law, we may ask you to provide additional information to us. McDonald’s processes verified requests within the time period provided by law, subject to any exemptions or limitations provided for under applicable law.
You may request to exercise the rights to Know, to Delete, and to Correct personal information by:
- Visiting the McDonald’s Privacy Rights Center and submitting a request. Please make sure that you identify yourself as an “Applicant” when submitting the request.
- Calling us toll-free at 1-877-623-1955 (Press 5 for HR Consulting).
You can exercise the right to opt-out of “sale” of personal information, or of sharing personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising, by clicking on Cookie Settings.
If permitted by law, you may designate an authorized agent to request any of the above rights on your behalf. Your agent may contact us as set forth herein. Even if you choose to use an agent, as permitted by law, we may require verification of the agent’s written authorization to act on your behalf, require you to confirm you have authorized the agent in writing to act on your behalf, or require you to verify your own identity.
Within the preceding 12 months, we have shared all or substantially all categories of personal information identified in this Statement for a business purpose. In the same period, McDonald’s has not sold personal information provided by California applicants in job applications or shared such for cross-context behavioral advertising as defined under California law. The cookies and similar technologies used on this site may share certain identifiers and information about your use of our sites with social media advertising and analytics partners, this may be considered a “sale” under California law and/or sharing of data for cross-context behavioral advertising. McDonald’s does not use or disclose California applicants’ sensitive personal information for purposes that, under applicable law, are subject to a “Right to Limit” the use or disclosure of sensitive personal information.
Additionally, McDonald’s will process opt-out requests submitted by an applicant’s opt-out preference signal as required by applicable law. The technical specifications of an applicant’s opt-out preference signal determine how we process such signals. For example, if an applicant installs opt-out preference technology on a browser, and the opt-out preference signal it sends is associated solely with a user’s browser, the opt-out will be applied to the browser. As of the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Statement, our processing of opt-out preference signals can be considered “frictionless” under California law.
Notice to California Residents under 18 Years of Age
If you are a registered user of online services under the age of 18, and we have actual knowledge of your age, then under California law you may request and obtain removal of certain content or information you have posted on our online services. To do so, please contact us at the address, phone number or email address mentioned within this Statement. Please note that removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content. For example, removal may not be possible or permitted if another provision of law requires the content to be maintained, if it was posted or reposted by others, or if we paid compensation to you in exchange for the posting.