International Dairy Queen Online Applicant Privacy Policy

Welcome to the online application page for International Dairy Queen (“IDQ” or the “Company”.) Recruiting the right talent is crucial to our goals. Because we gather certain types of information about applicants during the recruitment process, we want to help you understand our practices surrounding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

 

Your Consent

By agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described below. Before you agree to the terms of this Policy by clicking “Accept”, please read this Policy carefully. Once you agree, your consent will continue to apply to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information unless you revoke your consent by contacting us at hr@idq.com. If you click “Decline”, you will not be able to use the online application page to apply for global career opportunities with IDQ, and the Company may not be able to consider you for the position for which you are applying.

 

Scope of This Policy

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected for recruitment purposes through the Company’s online application page and from other sources. The other sources might include information that you provide other than through the online application page as well as information obtained, for example, from prior employers, other references, pre-employment screening providers, and other sources. This Policy does not apply to any other site or page that we own or operate. Our other sites have their own privacy policies.

 

International Transfer of Your Personal Information

If you have accessed our online application page from outside the United States, the personal information that you provide will be downloaded to a server maintained by SilkRoad Technology Inc., a service provider under contract with Company, located in the United States.   Authorized employees of the Company and/or affiliated companies at locations outside the United States may have access to your personal information as part of the recruitment process. These employees may use and disclose your personal information only for recruitment purposes, and must handle that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection laws and guidance. The data protection laws where these companies are located may be less stringent than the laws of your home country. IDQ office locations that may access your personal information are:

 

American Dairy Queen Corporation

8331 Norman Center Drive

8000 Tower, Suite 700

Bloomington, MN 55437

 

Dairy Queen Canada, Inc.

1111 International Blvd.

PO Box 430

Burlington, ON L7R 3Y3

 

DQ Overseas, LLC

89 C Science Park Drive

Unit 02-09

Singapore 118261

 

The Information That We Collect About You and How We Use It

If you are interested in a job at IDQ and you choose to create an account at our online application page, you will have the opportunity to complete an online application and to submit additional information to us. You are responsible for providing information that is accurate, complete and up to date when you submit it through the online application. If you apply for a position, the Company also may collect personal information about you from third parties, such as those listed above, by telephone, letter, fax, email or other means.

We will not request or otherwise collect information about your health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership or sexual orientation through the online application or during the application process unless the law, as an exception, requires us to do so.

When you apply for a position in the United States, or indicate the U.S. as a preferred location when registering your profile, you will have the opportunity to provide information about your gender and ethnic origin in order for us to conduct equal opportunity monitoring. The provision of this information is entirely voluntary. If you choose not to provide it, your application(s) will not be affected in any way. If you do choose to provide this information, you consent to our using it for equal opportunity monitoring purposes. This information will be held stored and anonymously.

We will use the information that you submit to evaluate your application for employment and for related recruiting, reporting and recordkeeping purposes, such as to check references or to conduct pre-employment screening.

If Company hires you, the information that you submitted through the online application and the information that we collect during the application process will become part of your personnel file and may be used to administer the employment relationship and for related reporting and recordkeeping purposes. Company will retain this information for the entire duration of your employment relationship with the Company and for as long thereafter as permitted or required by applicable law.

Company will retain information of applicants who are not hired for one year after the hiring decision has been made unless a shorter or longer retention period is legally required. These records will be retained for our internal recordkeeping and reporting purposes. During that time, we may use your personal information to consider you for positions in addition to the position(s) for which you initially applied. If you wish to withdraw your application from consideration at any time during this retention period, you can do so by contacting us at hr@idq.com.

You may also choose to receive automated emails about positions with IDQ at the e-mail address you provided informing you of positions that may fit your profile. You can do this by setting up a job agent found on the Company career site. To stop receiving these emails at any time, you can click the "update job agent" link on the Company career site and then click “Delete Agent” at the bottom of the page. To make changes to the frequency or type of emails, click Modify Agent at the bottom of the page.

Company employees involved in the evaluation of your application and, if you are hired, in the administration of your employment relationship with the Company will have access to your personal information on a need–to-know basis.

 

How We May Share Your Information

Company will not sell, lease, or license your personal information to any third party. There are limited circumstances when Company may share the information that you submit online with third parties, most notably: 

  • With third-party service providers. We may, for example, retain a third party to host all or portions of this site, to help maintain and manage our databases, to assist in the recruiting process, or to conduct pre-employment screening. Providers are permitted to use your information only for the purpose(s) for which it was disclosed and in accordance with the Company’s instructions. Providers are prohibited from further disclosing your information without our prior approval;
  • With affiliated companies, such as grandparent, parent and/or subsidiary corporations, for their recruitment, recordkeeping and/or reporting purposes;
  • When required by law, such as when we respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or a discovery request;
  • If we believe that your actions violate applicable law, or threaten the rights, property, or safety of our Company, our users, or others;
  • If we sell some or all of our business, we may disclose all of the information that we have collected about you to a purchaser or, in due diligence, to a potential purchaser, but subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Company will make such disclosures only as permitted by applicable data protection laws.

 

Third-Party Sites

IDQ’s online application page may contain links to third-party sites. Your use of each of those sites is subject to the conditions, if any, that each of those sites has posted. We have no control over sites that are not ours, and we are not responsible for any changes to, or content on, them. Our inclusion on our sites of any third-party content, or a link to a third-party site, is not an endorsement of that content or third-party site.

 

Cookies

Persistent cookies may be used on this website. These are pieces of information or data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We use this information to analyze traffic patterns and improve our website. If you prefer not to accept cookies, the help portion of the toolbar on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, disabling cookies may result in certain parts of the website not operating correctly or prevent you from taking full advantage of some of the features of our website.

 

Security

We want you to feel confident about providing your personal information through the online application page, so we have implemented a security program to keep information that is transmitted to our systems protected from unauthorized access. Your submissions of information to our secure server are protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, utilized by many popular browsers to safeguard transmissions. This technology allows us to use encryption tools to protect information transmitted between your computer and our server. Through encryption, the personal information you enter, including your name, address, and Social Security number (if requested), is converted into code that is then securely dispatched over the Internet. Once our secure server receives your encrypted personal information, it is translated back into its original form and stored in our service provider’s off-line database. After we have received your information, access to it is limited to those with a need to know.

While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you submit through the online application, and you do so at your own risk. We urge you to keep your username, password and any other log-in credentials in a safe place as you share responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of the information that you submit to us. It is a good practice to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to our online application page.

 

Accessing and Updating Your Information/Questions About This Policy/Revoke Your Consent

You can access, update, correct or delete your account information and any information in your profile by visiting the online application page and clicking on the “Update Your Profile” link. If you would like to access the information that you have submitted through the online application page; wish to request that we update, modify, or delete your information; or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact hr@idq.com. You also can contact us at that e-mail address if you would like to revoke your consent to our using and disclosing your personal information as described in this notice. Any revocation will be effective only prospectively. If you reside in Mexico, you can contact us at hr@idq.com to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal information and to request restrictions on the use or transfer of your personal information.

 

Changes to This Policy

Company may change this Privacy Policy from time to time in its sole discretion. If we make a material change to this Policy, we will inform you by posting a notice on this site. Those changes will go into effect on the effective date posted in the revised notice. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of the online application page and to all information collected before the date of the change. The new policy will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent. Please check periodically for changes to this Policy, and especially before you provide any personal information to us. If we will materially change how we use or disclose your personal information, we will contact you before doing so and obtain your consent before using or disclosing your personal information other than as described in this Policy.