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McCormick Privacy Notice

Effective Date: 01/06/2020

McCormick Privacy Notice

Effective Date: 01/06/2020

Introduction

Thank you for visiting the McCormick Corporate website. This site is owned and operated by McCormick & Company, Incorporated (“McCormick”). Please note that our brand websites and other digital services are governed by separate privacy notices.

This website serves as a place for those who are interested to learn more about our company, including: flavor research, brand portfolio, career opportunities, investor information, and the latest news from McCormick. We appreciate the trust you place in McCormick and as part of our commitment to you, we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information and keep you informed of our efforts.

This privacy notice is meant to help you understand:

  • The types of personal information we collect
  • Why we collect and use your personal information
  • When, why, and with whom we will share your personal information
  • The rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal information

We hope you will take the time to read this privacy notice carefully. If you have any questions, please refer to the How to Contact Us section below.

Information We Collect

This section describes the categories of personal information we collect and the sources of such information.

Information You Provide

  • Identifiers, such as your name, username, email address, social media handle, or telephone number you provide to us via the McCormick Corporate website or other related channels;
  • Demographic Information, such as your age or gender;
  • Location Information, when you provide your location in association with a request; and
  • Information Included in Your Interactions with Us, such as your feedback, concerns, survey responses, and comments.

Information We Automatically Collect

  • Transactional Information, such as dates and times of the interactions you have with us;
  • Identifiers, such as your IP address, device ID, mobile advertising identifiers, username, cookie identifiers, and other similar identifiers;
  • Location Information, such as your general location inferred from your IP address or other information; and
  • Information About Web and Application Activities, such as content viewed, online interactions (including interactions with our emails and other electronic communications), search terms, and requests.

Information Collected From Other Sources

We collect information from other sources, such as web hosting providers, data and analytics providers, social media platforms, and advertising services. We collect the following categories of information from these sources:

Identifiers, such as your name, contact information, social media handle, cookie identifiers, and information about the devices you use to access the McCormick Corporate website or other related channels;

Demographics, such as your age or gender; and

Inferences Regarding Preferences or Other Characteristics.

We may combine any of the information we collect.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

We and third parties use cookies and similar technologies, such as tags, beacons, and pixels (“Cookies”), to personalize and improve your experience as you use our digital services, learn how you and others interact with the digital services and our emails, provide you with relevant online advertising based on your inferred interests, and maintain our digital services. We may also work with third parties that use Cookies to collect information about your online activities on websites and mobile applications operated by our affiliates and other companies. These third parties help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and help us display advertising based on information about your interactions with our and others digital services. Please see our Cookies Policy for more information about our use of these technologies and the choices you may have.

Why We Collect Personal Information

We collect personal information to maintain and operate our business, including our digital services that we make available to you. This includes the following purposes:

Communicate with You and Present You With Offers

We use your contact information and other personal information to respond to your requests and comments, provide you with important or legally required information, inform you about events or programs that may interest you, and deliver other communications to you.  We may also communicate with you about our products and services including via advertising tailored to your interests either on this site or other digital platforms, including third-party platforms. And, we may invite you to take part in surveys, questionnaires and other market research activities carried out by us.

Why do we do this?

We send emails or alerts about our latest business news, events, and/or investor information only when you have registered to do so. You can opt out of receiving such communications at any time. In some situations, such as a response to an inquiry you’ve made via our website, or where communications are necessary to fulfill legal requirements, consent is not required and we will communicate accordingly.

Facilitate Careers at McCormick

When you apply for a job via our careers page, we collect information when you create an account (e.g. your name, email address, password, and contact information) and when you provide additional information to maintain your profile and apply for a job (e.g. your resume or CV). If you apply through an available social media platform (e.g. LinkedIn), then depending on the platform you use, we may receive either the information contained in your online profile or resume or CV that you submit. We may also collect information that you provide to us at job fairs and during the interview process. Finally, we may require a background check as a condition of employment, where required or permitted by the applicable laws of your jurisdiction.

Please note that when you create an account via our careers page, we may provide a separate privacy notice with additional information specific to our recruitment process. You will be prompted to review such a notice before creating an account.

Promote Awareness of Events and Activities

When you participate in corporate campaigns (e.g. in support of company milestones or charity programs), launched periodically, we may collect and share information such as your name, email address, location, and any user-generated content or media you share including photos, videos and comments. We may provide separate privacy notices in association with specific campaigns or events.  

            Why do we do this?

We use personal information shared with us to help promote awareness of our involvement in campaigns, partnerships, or public causes, which supports our legitimate interests in celebrating our corporate activities.

Process Applications for Company Programs (e.g. Supplier Programs or Charitable Giving)

Depending on the company program you apply for, we may collect a variety of details including, but not limited to: your name, contact details, tax information, gender, or ethnicity (as permitted by law). We may also provide access to documentation for download related to such programs, which may require the use of a third-party portal.

            Why do we do this?

We use personal information provided to determine the eligibility of a candidate as assessed against the company program’s applicant criteria, which supports our legitimate interests in maintaining our standards for business operations.

Conduct Consumer Testing and Research

We collect information when you apply to participate in our consumer testing programs, such as: your name, email address, physical address, contact information, date of birth, gender, or ethnicity (as permitted by law). If you become a participant in our consumer testing program, we will collect additional information from you, such as feedback about our products.

Please note that when you apply, we may provide a separate privacy notice with additional information specific to our consumer testing program. You will be prompted to review such a notice before applying.

Why do we do this?

We do this to meet our contractual obligations with you (if applicable) in regard to the testing and research and to inform our marketing strategies, which helps achieve our interests in expanding our business.

Make Our Services Available to You and Process Transactions

We use the information we collect to manage and administer the accounts you hold with us; allow you access to new services we develop in the future; process any transactions you request (e.g. registering for our company webcasts); and maintain the security of the website.

    Why do we do this?

We do this to meet our contractual obligations with you (as applicable) and to meet our business interests in providing quality and secure services to you and others.

Manage and Improve Our Day-to-Day Operations

We use the information we collect to manage and improve our website content and performance; help develop and improve our products and services, brand growth, information technology systems, and the way we communicate with you; learn how visitors use our digital services; and conduct market research.

            Why do we do this?

Such processing is necessary to achieve our interests in expanding our business and making our services more usable and appealing for you.

Personalize Your Experiences

We analyze the information we collect, including your online activities, to better understand your interests.

            Why do we do this?

We do this to improve the content and features we offer, which benefits you by making the site more usable and appealing. Learning about your interests helps us identify the communications and offers that you may be interested in, which helps us meet our interest in expanding our business by providing you with relevant information. See the Communicate with You and Present You With Offers section above for more information.  

Comply with Legal Obligations and Protect Rights

We process the information we collect to comply with our legal obligations and to protect our rights, your rights, and the rights of others, as this is necessary to maintain our business practice standards.

Automated Processing

When we analyze the personal information we collect for advertising, marketing, security, and fraud prevention, we use automated processes to identify or predict potential risks or outcomes. 

For example, we may use the information you provide us and information about your online activities to infer your interests.  And we use those inferences to support automated decisions about the content, recommendations, and offers we present to you on our digital properties.  We use automated tools to identify suspicious activities associated with the website.

These automated processing activities will not, without human intervention, have legal or similar effects for you.

Retaining Your Information

We will retain your information while we have a relationship with you, as necessary to accomplish the purpose for which it is processed, and for a period after our relationship with you has ended. When deciding how long to keep your personal information after our relationship with you has ended, we take into account how long we need to retain the information to fulfill the purposes described above and to detect security incidents, prevent fraud, debug our systems, comply with our legal and record keeping obligations, including for tax purposes, and for demonstrating compliance with applicable laws. We may also retain personal information to investigate or defend against potential legal claims in accordance with the limitation periods of countries where legal action may be brought, and for internal uses, as allowed by law.

Information Sharing

This section explains how and why we share personal information with third parties. California residents should read the California Privacy Information section below for additional information. 

We share personal information:

  • With affiliates, subsidiaries, and service providers who we work with closely, or who work on our behalf, and who have agreed to use the information solely in furtherance of our operations, which is to achieve our legitimate interest in managing, operating, expanding, and improving our business. This includes, but is not limited to, service providers who help us maintain and operate the website, deliver communications or mailings, store information, or manage events;
  • With business partners, such as ad networks that may deliver marketing communications, promotional materials, or advertisements that may be tailored to your interests; which is necessary to respond to your requests for information for communications from third parties or is to achieve our legitimate interests in managing, operating, expanding, and improving our business.
  • With third parties when you engage in or interact with co-branded or co-sponsored content or activities, which is necessary to satisfy our contractual obligations to you or to achieve our legitimate interests in developing future business;
  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, or to comply with government reporting obligations;
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to achieve our interests in (a) protecting our rights, the integrity of the online services, or your safety or the safety of others, or (b) detecting, preventing, or responding to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms of Use, violations of law, or other misuse of the online services;
  • With third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets; and

We may share with third parties information that does not identify you (and cannot be combined with other information accessible to us to identify you) for any purpose.

Where We Store Information

The personal information that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside of your home country. It may also be processed by or transferred to companies operating outside of your home country. Although the countries in which personal information is processed may not provide the same level of protection as your home country, we put in place safeguards to protect your personal information. For more information on the appropriate safeguards in place, please contact us using one of the methods described in the How to Contact Us section below.

Your Rights and Choices

You may have certain rights regarding your personal information, subject to local law. These may include:

  • The right to access what information we have collected about you in a user-friendly or machine-readable format;
  • The right to request the deletion of information we have collected;
  • The right to correct or update your information;
  • The right to withdraw any consent you have given us regarding how we use your information; and
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority or privacy regulator.

Depending on your particular country/location of residence, there may be additional rights afforded under your local laws.

We use reasonable efforts to process your requests or to notify you when your request is denied based on applicable laws, regulations, and other limitations. Should you wish to exercise these rights or to learn more about what rights you may have, please contact us using one of the methods described in the How to Contact Us section below. 

California Privacy Information

As described in the Information Sharing section above, we share personal information with our affiliates, subsidiaries and service providers for our operational business purposes of maintaining and operating our digital services and conducting our business operations.  We disclose the following categories of information to such parties:

  • Identifiers
  • Demographic Information
  • Location Information
  • Information Included in Your Interactions with Us
  • Transactional Information
  • Information About Web and Application Activities
  • Inferences Regarding Preferences or Other Characteristics

We also disclose certain personal information in exchange for services, insights, or other valuable consideration. California law treats such disclosures as “sales” even if no money is exchanged. We may sell the following categories of personal information:

  • Identifiers
  • Demographics
  • Location Information
  • Information Included in Your Interactions with Us
  • Transactional Information
  • Information About Web and Application Activities
  • Inferences Regarding Preferences or Other Characteristics

California law provides certain rights to California residents, including the:

  • Right to Know about the personal information we collect, use, disclose and sell;
  • Right to Delete the personal information we collect, though we may be permitted to retain personal information for certain purposes;
  • Right to Opt-Out of Sales of your personal information to third parties (you may exercise that right here: Do Not Sell My Personal Information); and
  • Right to Not Be Discriminated Against should you choose to exercise any of your rights, though we may provide a different level of service or charge a different rate if the difference is reasonably related to the value of your information.

 

If you are a resident of California and would like to exercise these rights, please contact us using the methods set forth in the How to Contact Us section below.

Security

We have implemented commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect the information that we collect or receive. From time to time, we review and consider updates for our security procedures. Please be aware that, despite our ongoing efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 16 without parental consent, unless permitted by law. If we learn that a child under the age of 16 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we will delete that information in accordance with applicable laws.

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We may modify this privacy notice from time to time. We will notify you of changes by posting the changes here, or by other appropriate means. Any changes to the privacy notice will become effective when the updated privacy notice is posted on the website.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to exercise your rights described here, please contact using any of the following options:

Email:

privacy@mccormick.com

Online Submission:

Click here.