Last Updated/Effective Date: January 1, 2023
In this Applicant and Employee Privacy Notice ("Notice"), Dine Brands Global, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Dine Brands", "we", or "us") describe the types of information that we collect from job applicants and current and former employees, how we use that information, and how we may share that information.
This Notice applies to current and former Dine Brands employees as well as applicants to open positions at Dine Brands. This Notice does not form a part of any contract of employment offered to job applicants hired by Dine Brands. Provisions of this Notice dealing with individuals employed with Dine Brands are not applicable until they begin working for us.
We may change this Notice from time to time, and we will post changes in an area of our website that is accessible to current and former Dine Brands employees.
We may collect a range of Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that uniquely identifies, relates to, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated with or linked to you. We collect the following types of Personal Information when you apply for a job with Dine Brands or during the course of your employment at Dine Brands:
We obtain information about individuals from various third-party and public sources, and we may combine that data with Personal Information we have. For example:
We only employ those who are legally eligible to work at the location of employment, which is typically the age of majority (18 years old). Please do not send us application materials if you are under the legal age eligible for employment.
Dine Brands processes your Personal Information as described in this Notice for the following purposes:
We may share your personal information in the following circumstances:
We may collect or create information that is de-identified or aggregate information that does not identify a natural person ("De-Identified Information"). Dine Brands is the sole and exclusive owner of De-Identified Information and may use or share such information for any legal business purpose. For example, Dine Brands may create aggregate information about applicants to learn about the success of its recruiting processes.
Dine Brands makes commercially reasonable efforts to protect employees’ and applicants’ Personal Information. We protect Personal Information using technical and organizational measures designed to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction of Personal Information appropriate to the type of Personal Information processed.
Notwithstanding our security safeguards, it is impossible to guarantee 100% security in all circumstances. Dine Brands employees and applicants are responsible for safeguarding the security of any password, user ID, or other forms of authentication involved in obtaining access to password-protected or secure areas of any Dine Brands-owned or licensed platforms. It is your sole responsibility to use the appropriate level of care whenever communicating with us.
If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem. If a breach of your Personal Information occurs, we will notify you of the breach if and as required under applicable law. In order to protect you and your Personal Information, Dine Brands may suspend your use of any Dine Brands programs or platforms without notice pending an investigation if any breach of security is suspected.
Personal Information will be stored in accordance with applicable laws and kept as long as needed to carry out the purposes described in this Notice or as otherwise required by applicable law, taking into consideration any statutorily required minimum periods of time in applicable jurisdictions. Generally, this means your Personal Information will be retained until the end or your employment or work relationship with us plus a reasonable period of time thereafter to respond to employment or work-related inquiries or to deal with any legal matters, document the proper termination of your employment or work relationship, or to provide you with any ongoing benefits.
Personal Information which is no longer to be retained will be securely and effectively destroyed or permanently erased from our systems, and we will also require third parties to destroy or erase such Personal Information where applicable.
This Section applies to our collection and use of “Personal Information” if you are a resident of California, as required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and its implementing regulations (“CCPA”), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”), where “Personal Information” has the definition set forth in the CCPA as amended by the CPRA. This Section describes (1) the categories of Personal Information collected and disclosed by us, (2) your privacy rights under the CCPA as amended by the CPRA, and (3) how to exercise your rights.
Dine Brands makes the following disclosures regarding Personal Information it has collected within the last 12 months:
|Category of Personal Information||Collected||Category of Source from which Personal Information is Collected||Purpose of Collection||Third Parties to whom Personal Information is Disclosed for a Business Purpose||Third Parties to whom Personal Information is Sold or Shared||Retention Period|
|Identifiers.||Yes.||Directly from employees/applicants.||See Section above titled “Purposes for Which We Collect Personal Information”.||Data storage providers, website or mobile application hosting providers, and e-mail service providers.||We do not sell or share this category of Personal Information.||Applicants: 3 years. Employees: Length of your employment plus 8 years.|
|Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).||Yes.||Directly from employees/applicants.||See Section above titled “Purposes for Which We Collect Personal Information”.||Data storage providers, website or mobile application hosting providers, and e-mail service providers.||We do not sell or share this category of Personal Information.||Applicants: 3 years. Employees: Length of your employment plus 8 years.|
|Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.||Yes.||Directly from employees/applicants.||See Section above titled “Purposes for Which We Collect Personal Information”.||Data storage providers, website or mobile application hosting providers, and e-mail service providers.||We do not sell or share this category of Personal Information||Applicants: 3 years. Employees: Length of your employment plus 8 years.|
|Internet or other similar network activity.||Yes.||Cookies and other tracking technologies.||See Section above titled “Purposes for Which We Collect Personal Information”.||Data storage providers, website or mobile application hosting providers, and e-mail service providers.||We do not sell or share this category of Personal Information.||Varies depending on the website and the type of cookie collecting this PI, but generally no more than 2 years. One exception is a cookie associated with the Sitecore Content Management System, used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users, that has a lifespan of 10 years.|
|Professional or employment-related information.||Yes.||Directly from employees/applicants; third-party sources (See “Information Collected From Other Sources” section above).||See Section above titled “Purposes for Which We Collect Personal Information”.||Data storage providers, website or mobile application hosting providers, and e-mail service providers.||We do not sell or share this category of Personal Information.||Applicants: 3 years. Employees: Length of your employment plus 8 years.|
|Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).||No.||N/A.||N/A.||N/A.||N/A.||N/A.|
|Inferences drawn from other Personal Information.||No.||N/A.||N/A.||N/A.||N/A.||N/A.|
|Sensitive Personal Information.||Yes.||Directly from employees/applicants.||See Section above titled “Purposes for Which We Collect Personal Information”.||Data storage providers, website or mobile application hosting providers, and e-mail service providers. Dine Brands does not use or disclose Sensitive Personal Information other than to facilitate its recruitment and employment operations.||We do not sell or share this category of Personal Information.||Applicants: 3 years. Employees: Length of your employment plus 8 years.|
If you are a resident of California, you have the following rights:
|Notice||The right to be notified of what categories of Personal Information will be collected at or before the point of collection and the purposes for which they will be used and shared.|
|Access||The right to request the categories of Personal Information we have collected about you; the categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected; the business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing Personal Information; the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed Personal Information to; and the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you in the twelve (12) months preceding your request for your Personal Information.|
|Deletion||The right to have your Personal Information deleted. However, please be aware that we may not fulfill your request for deletion if we (or our service provider(s)) are required or permitted to retain your Personal Information for one or more of the following categories of purposes: (1) to complete a transaction for which the Personal Information was collected, provide a good or service requested by you, or complete a contract between us and you; (2) to ensure our website integrity, security, and functionality; (3) to comply with applicable law or a legal obligation, or exercise rights under the law (including free speech rights); or (4) to otherwise use your Personal Information internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided it.|
|Correction||You have the right to request that we correct any incorrect Personal Information that we collect or retain about you, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see below), we will correct (and direct any of our service providers that hold your data on our behalf to correct) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny your correction request if (a) we believe the Personal Information we maintain about you is accurate; (b) correcting the information would be impossible or involve disproportionate; or (c) if the request conflicts with our legal obligations.|
|Automated Decision Making||You have the right to request information about the logic involved in automated decision-making and a description of the likely outcome of processes, and the right to opt out. Dine Brands does not currently engage in any automated decision-making practices.|
|To Opt Out of Sales or Sharing of Personal Information||We do not sell or share your Personal Information as it relates to your employment with Dine Brands. However, if we did, you would have the right to opt out of the sale or sharing of your Personal Information.|
|Limit Use of Sensitive Personal Information||Dine Brands does not use or disclose Sensitive Personal Information other than to facilitate its recruitment and employment operations. However, if we used or disclosed Sensitive Personal Information for other purposes, you would have the right to opt out.|
To submit a request, please contact us at (866) 926-5019 or complete the privacy web form located here. You may only make a request to exercise your rights on behalf of yourself. You also have a right to submit requests to exercise your rights under the CCPA as amended by the CPRA through an authorized agent. An authorized agent must be registered with the Secretary of State in California to conduct business in California. If you choose to use an authorized agent, you may be required to: (a) provide signed permission to that authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf, (b) verify your identity directly with Dine Brands, and (c) directly confirm with Dine Brands that you granted permission to the authorized agent to submit the request on your behalf. For clarity, you are required to verify the identity of both yourself and the authorized agent.
If we cannot initially verify your identity, we may request additional information to complete the verification process. We will only use Personal Information provided in a request to verify the requestor’s identity. To verify your identity when you or your authorized agent submits a request, we will match the identifying information you provide us to the Personal Information we have about you. Once we receive your request, we will notify you of receipt within 10 days and promptly take steps to respond to your request within 45 days. If we require additional time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period as permitted by the CCPA as amended by the CPRA. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. We may deny certain requests, or only fulfill some in part, as permitted or required by law. For example, if you request to delete Personal Information, we may retain Personal Information that we need to retain for legal purposes.
We will not discriminate against you in the event you exercise any of the aforementioned rights under CCPA as amended by the CPRA.
This Notice is available to consumers with disabilities. To access this Notice in an alternative downloadable format, please click here.
We may change this Notice from time to time, and we will post any changes on this page. Each version of this Notice is identified at the top of the page by its Effective Date.
For any questions or concerns, please contact us as follows:
10 West Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Pasadena, California 91103