Effective Date: December 4, 2019
This policy applies to information we collect:
It does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party.
TreeHouse collects different types of information about you, including information that may directly identify you, information that is about you but individually does not personally identify you, and information that we combine with our other users. Personal information includes name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. For example, we may automatically detail your visits to our Website, specifically traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website. Information about your computer and internet connection, specifically your IP address, operating system, and browser type. The information we automatically collect is used to estimate our audience size and usage patterns; store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests; speed up your searches; and recognize you when you return to our Website. Information we collect automatically is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
We do not control the collection and use of your information collected by third parties. When possible, these organizations are under contractual obligations to use this data only for providing the services to us and to maintain this information strictly confidential. These third parties may, however, aggregate the information they collect with information from their other customers for their own purposes.
If you are in the European Union, the processing of your Personal Data is lawful only if it is permitted under the applicable data protection laws. We have a lawful basis for our processing of your Personal Data, including processing for our legitimate interests (when balanced against your rights and freedoms), as required by law, and with your consent.
We will process your Personal Data as necessary for our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests are balanced against your rights and freedoms and we do not process your Personal Data if your rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests. Specifically, our legitimate interests are to: facilitate communication between TreeHouse and you; detect and correct bugs; improve our Websites; and safeguard our IT infrastructure and intellectual property.
We may also process your Personal Data when we are required or permitted to by law; to comply with government inspection, audits, and other valid requests from government or other public authorities; to respond to legal process such as subpoenas; or as necessary for us to protect our interests or otherwise pursue our legal rights and remedies (for instance, when necessary to prevent or detect fraud, attacks against our network, or other criminal and tortious activities), defend litigation, and manage complaints or claims.
Applicable data protection laws may provide you with certain rights with regards to our processing of your Personal Data.
You can review and change your Personal Data by notifying us through the contact information below of any changes or errors in any Personal Data we have about you to ensure that it is complete, accurate, and as current as possible. Please note that if you request access to your Personal Data other than through our Websites, you may be charged a fee subject to a maximum set by applicable law. We may also not be able to accommodate your request if we believe it would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
You have the right to restrict our processing of your Personal Data under certain circumstances. In particular, you can request we restrict our use of it if you contest its accuracy, if the processing of your Personal Data is determined to be unlawful, or if we no longer need your Personal Data for processing, but we have retained it as permitted by law.
To the extent that our processing of your Personal Data is based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not, however, affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal, and will not affect the lawfulness of our continued processing that is based on any other lawful basis for processing your Personal Data.
Right to be Forgotten. You have the right to request that we delete all of your Personal Data. We may not accommodate a request to erase information if we believe the deletion would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. In all other cases, we will retain your Personal Data as set forth in this policy. In addition, we cannot completely delete your Personal Data as some data may rest in previous backups.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the applicable supervisory authority in the country you live in, the country you work in, or the country where you believe your rights under applicable data protection laws have been violated. However, before doing so, we request that you contact us directly in order to give us an opportunity to work directly with you to resolve any concerns about your privacy.
How You May Exercise Your Rights. You may exercise any of the above rights by contacting us through any of the methods below. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. We reserve the right to limit or deny your request if you have failed to provide sufficient information to verify your identity or to satisfy our legal and business requirements.
At this time, TreeHouse is not required to appoint a Data Protection Officer or a representative in the EU, and has elected not to do so.
There is currently no common industry or legal standard for interpreting Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals sent from browsers. Therefore, our Website currently does not recognize if your browser sends a DNT signal or similar mechanism to indicate you do not wish to be tracked across websites.
Please be aware that the Website may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. This includes links to our third-party service provider that operates and manages the Careers portion of our Website. TreeHouse is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third parties' privacy policies before providing any data to them. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.
TreeHouse takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies, and appropriate means among which access protection by passwords from each device (also in accordance with U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 requirements). However, TreeHouse cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial security measures. Please note that emails and other communications you send to us through our Website are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), in order to provide our Websites, products, and services to you, we send and store your Personal Data outside of the EEA, including to the United States. Accordingly, your Personal Data may be transferred outside the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data.
TreeHouse provides EU individuals with the right (i) to access their personal data, (ii) to choose to limit the use and disclosure of their personal data, and (iii) to invoke, under certain conditions, binding arbitration. TreeHouse complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU to third parties and is bound by the relevant onward transfer liability provisions.
TreeHouse may use, disclose and otherwise process human resources data collected from current, past, and future employees, workers, contractors, consultants, attorneys and agents in the EU. Business purposes for which personal information are processed are general employment purposes including, by way of mere example: (1) management and operations of the Company, (2) communications, (3) keeping updated information and maintaining a global directory, (4) carrying out obligations under employment contracts, (5) managing any aspect of the employment relationship (recruiting, hiring, verifying references, training, assessing qualifications, assessing and managing performance, determining and paying compensation or benefits), (6) managing termination process and (7) processing and investigating reports under the Company’s Code of Ethics. TreeHouse may use, disclose and otherwise process EU customers’ and suppliers’ personal data in the context of managing its business relationship as well as EU website visitors’ personal data for the purposes described at previous paragraph “Use and disclosure of information.” We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information when it is transferred to the extent feasible under applicable law and in consideration of our adhesion to the Privacy Shield Principles.
TreeHouse may disclose personal information concerning EU residents to non-EU third parties only as long as such non-EU third parties are listed in the Privacy Shield list and comply with the Privacy Shield Principles. The purposes for disclosing such personal information to non-EU third parties are to elaborate payrolls and other employment related issues.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, TreeHouse commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with complaints, inquiries, or requests of update, modification, or removal of their personal information in accordance with our Private Shield policy should first contact TreeHouse’s internal complaints mechanism by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at the following address:
TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
2021 Spring Road, Suite 600
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 U.S.A.
Attention: Ms. Courtney Esko
TreeHouse has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit JAMS at https://www.jamsadr.com for more information or to file a complaint. The services of JAMS are provided at no cost to you.
TreeHouse commits to cooperate with EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and comply with the advice given by such authorities with regard to human resources data transferred from the EU in the context of the employment relationship.
TreeHouse has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning human resources data transferred from the EU in the context of the employment relationship.
TreeHouse is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and/or the Department of Transportation and can be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
TreeHouse does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. Children are not permitted to use the Website or services, and TreeHouse requests that children under the age of 18 not submit any personal information to the Website. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, please contact us at the contact information below.
TreeHouse may retain your Personal Data:
TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
2021 Spring Road, Suite 600
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Attention: Law Department