Privacy Rights Notice for Pennymac Job Applicants Who Are California Residents

Privacy Rights Notice for Pennymac Job Applicants Who Are California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides job applicants who are California residents with the right to know the categories of personal information Pennymac may collect about them, and the purpose for which the categories of personal information may be used. The chart below outlines categories of personal information Pennymac may collect about you, specific examples for each category, and the purpose for which that information may be used.

Information We May Collect

Category Examples Collected Within the Previous 12 Months
Identifiers A real name, alias, mailing address, unique personal identifier, online identifier Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver's license number or state identification card number, or other similar identifiers. Yes
Any categories of personal information described in the California Customer Records Act (Cal. Civ. Code section 1798.80(e)) A name, signature, social security number, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, education, employment, employment history, criminal history, medical information, or credit history. Yes
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law. Race, sex/gender, military or veteran status, or medical condition. Yes
Commercial information Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. No
Biometric information Physiological, biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used to establish individual identity, such as a fingerprint. No
Internet or other electronic network activity Information regarding interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement. Yes
Geolocation data Physical location or movements. No
Sensory data Electronic, visual, or similar information, such as a picture. Yes
Professional or employment-related information Current or past employment history, or performance evaluations. Yes
Non-public education information, per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99) Education records that are directly related to a student and maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution, such as transcripts, graduation information, degree, licenses or certifications. Yes
Inferences drawn from any personal information A profile reflecting the applicant's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes, or a profile used to authorize clearance to work in a Pennymac office. Yes
Sensitive Personal Information Personal information that reveals a consumer's social security, driver's license, state identification card, or passport number. A consumer's racial or ethnic origin. Yes

Purposes For Collecting and Using Personal Information

  • Administrative Functions
  • Applicant Identification
  • Application Process
  • Background Screening
  • Contact Information
  • Determine Website Used to Identify the Open Pennymac Position
  • Employee Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Requirements
  • Hiring
  • Obtaining E-Signatures
  • Pre-Employment Assessment
  • Rehire Eligibility
  • Security and Building Access

Sale or Sharing of Personal Information

Pennymac does not sell or share personal information. For the purposes of this notice, “share,” “shared,” or “sharing” means sharing, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising, whether or not for monetary or other valuable consideration, including transactions between a business and a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising for the benefit of a business in which no money is exchanged.

Length of Time We Intend to Retain Each Category (or the criteria used to determine the period of time)

Pennymac will retain each of the above categories of Personal Information for 5 years post first interview or completion of the pre-employment assessment. However, the retention period may vary based upon the following:

  • As required by a law
  • As required for legal purposes (statutes of limitations, litigation, regulatory investigations or audits)
  • The time period required to fulfill necessary use and processing.

Pennymac’s California Applicant Privacy Rights may be viewed by clicking here.

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Rev. 10/2023