Last updated January 1, 2023.
This Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) describes how Los Angeles Times Communications LLC and its Affiliates (“Los Angeles Times,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collect, use, and disclose “personal information” as defined under California law from and about job applicants who are residents of California.
We collect, store, and use various types of personal information through the application and recruitment process. We collect such information either directly from you or (where applicable) from another person or entity, such as an employment agency or consultancy, background check provider, or other referral sources.
The categories of information we have about you may include, where applicable:
Please note that some of the elements of personal information listed above are considered “sensitive” personal information under California law. The categories of sensitive personal information (as defined by applicable law) may include, where applicable: social security number, driver’s license, state identification card, passport number; race, ethnicity.
We collect, use, disclose, and store personal information from job applicants for our and our service providers’ business and operational purposes in our recruitment and hiring process such as: processing your application; tracking your application through the recruitment process; contacting references with your authorization; conducting background checks you authorize; employment and educational history verification, evaluating you for current and future job opportunities, including matching your skills and interest to applicable job requirements; communicating with you throughout the hiring process; and making hiring decisions. We will also use job applicant information for internal analysis purposes to understand the applicants who apply and to improve our recruitment process, including improving our diversity and inclusion efforts. We may sometimes need to use applicant information for legal purposes, such as in connection with any challenges made to our hiring decisions.
We will disclose job applicant personal information to the following types of entities or in the following circumstances (where applicable):
We do not sell or share your personal information or sensitive personal information (as those terms are defined by applicable law).
We retain your personal information and sensitive personal information for as long as necessary for the purposes described in this Notice, unless a longer retention period is required by applicable law. The criteria we use to determine the applicable retention periods include:
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights. California law may permit you to request that we:
We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request, which may include, at a minimum, depending on the sensitivity of the information you are requesting and the type of request you are making, verifying your name and contact email address.
You are also permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. For an authorized agent to be verified, you must provide the authorized agent with signed, written permission to make such requests or a power of attorney. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent’s request.
You also have the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising certain of your rights. Certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law.
If you have any questions about this Notice, your legal rights under California law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us at www.latimes.com/dsarhr, email us as firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 213-237-5000 (ask for HR).
 In this Notice, “Affiliates” refers to subsidiaries and entities in which the Los Angeles Times or its subsidiaries operate or have an ownership interest.