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California Employee, Applicant, and Contractor Personal Information Collection Notice

Blaze Media Personal Information Collection Notice For California Applicants, Employees, and Independent Contractors

Effective Date: December 1, 2022

This Collection Notice describes how Blaze Media LLC (“Blaze Media,” “we,” or “us”) collects and uses personal information about you during the application and recruitment process, as well as during and after your employment or retention as a contractor.


For purposes of this Collection Notice, personal information means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual. Personal information does not include data we can no longer associate with you (“anonymous data”).

The types of personal information that we may collect about you include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifiers such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, social media profiles, personal email addresses, online identifiers, IP address, account name, Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, date of birth, or other similar identifiers.
  • Personal information categories listed Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e) such as a name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, education, employment, employment history, national origin, disability, citizenship, immigration status or medical information
  • Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law such as age (if 40 years or older), race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
  • Internet or other electronic network activity such browsing history, search history, information about interactions with our website, application or advertisements.
  • Geolocation data such as physical location indicators used in connection with your employment.
  • Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar data such as telephone call and video conference recordings, closed-circuit television recordings, video or audio surveillance, information collected during phone screenings and interviews, photograph for identification purposes (your photograph will not be used to create a biometric identifier or biometric template), information collected from our review of your use of (i) Blaze Media systems such as email, project management software, and communication platforms, (ii) Blaze Media-authorized devices such as computers, tablets, telephones, and (iii) Blaze Media-issued equipment and vehicles.
  • Professional or employment-related information such as start date, end date, job title, employment location, professional memberships, work history, performance evaluations, training logs, compensation and benefits information, and proof of work eligibility, employer, job title, work history, details regarding the type of employment sought, desired salary, willingness to relocate, job preferences, and other information related to compensation and benefits, reference information (including information provided by third parties), insurance and other benefits enrollment information, beneficiary and emergency contact information, bank account details and payroll information, drug test history and results, physical or mental health condition or disability status (to determine appropriate workplace accommodations and evaluate fitness for a particular position), marital and dependent status when needed to administer benefits such as health insurance or pension benefits, and other relevant experience including information contained in a resume, CV, cover letter, or job application.
  • Education information meaning non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)) such as student records, degrees awarded, transcripts, and other information provided in support of the job application.
  • Inferences drawn from other personal information such as background check reports and drug test reports, including information provided by third parties.
  • Any personal information that we are required to collect by law and notify you of prior to collection.

We also may collect certain types of personal information that may be considered sensitive under California law such as:

  • Government identifiers such as social security number, driver's license number, state identification card, and passport number and images of documents or identification cards.
  • Complete account access credentials such as usernames, account numbers, or card numbers combined with required access/security code or password.
  • Precise geolocation such as a geographic area used to locate an individual that is equal to or less than the area of a circle with a radius of 1,850 feet.
  • Health information.
  • Communications not directed to us such as mail, email, or text message content where we are not the intended recipient.


We may collect and use your personal information as a job applicant for recruiting and hiring purposes as well as onboarding you as a new employee or contractor if you are hired or retained. Examples of how we may use such information include the following:
  • Identifying and evaluating job applications, including assessing skills, qualifications, and interests for the purposes of determining suitability for the position for which you have applied.
  • Verifying your information and carrying out employment, background, and reference checks, subject to your consent where required by applicable law.
  • Communicating with you about the recruitment process and your application.
  • Verifying your eligibility for employment and, if applicable and required, supporting you with obtaining a work permit or visa.
  • Keeping records related to our hiring processes, for only as long as appropriate under the circumstances.
  • If you accept an offer for employment or contracting, onboarding you as a new employee or contractor.
  • Improving our recruitment and onboarding practices.
  • Creating and submitting reports as required by applicable laws or regulations.
  • To comply with our legal, regulatory, or other corporate governance requirements.
  • Analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process.

If you become our employee or contractor, we may collect and use your personal information for the purposes of administering our relationship with you, including, without limitation, for the following purposes:

  • Payroll/payment administration.
  • Benefits administration.
  • Business management and planning.
  • Processing employee work-related claims (for example, insurance claims).
  • Accounting and auditing.
  • Conducting performance reviews and determining performance requirements.
  • Assessing qualifications for a particular job or task.
  • Gathering evidence for disciplinary action or termination.
  • Complying with applicable laws, regulations, and corporate governance requirements.
  • Education, training, and development requirements.
  • Complying with health and safety obligations.

We may also use your personal information for our own legitimate business purposes, including, without limitation, for the following purposes:

  • To prevent fraud.
  • To ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorized access to our computer and electronic communications systems and preventing malicious software distribution.
  • To ensure physical security of our personnel, offices, stores, and equipment.
  • To evaluate or facilitate business transactions such as a merger, acquisition, or asset sale.

We use sensitive personal information in the context of the employment relationship as described above and do not use or disclose it for any purposes beyond those allowed in 11 Cal. Code of Regs. § 7027(m).


We do not sell or share (for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes) personal information collected pursuant to this Collection Notice to third parties.


We keep your personal information for as long as needed or permitted considering the purpose(s) for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include (i) for as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you; (ii) as required by a legal obligation to which we are subject to; or (iii) as advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).

If you are offered and accept employment with us, the personal information we collected during the application and recruitment process will become part of your employment record, and we may use it in connection with your employment consistent with our employee personal information policies. If you do not become an employee, or, once you are no longer an employee of us, we will retain and securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our document retention policy and applicable laws and regulations.

View our Employee, Applicant, and Contractor Privacy Policy here.


If you have any questions about this Collection Notice please contact us at:

Email: hr@blazemedia.com

Mailing Address:
Blaze Media
8275 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 200-245
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Attn: HR Department