Global Brands Holding Group, LLC


PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Policy discloses how Global Brands Holding Group, LLC (“GLOBAL”) and its affiliates collect, protect, use and share personal information gathered about you, in conformance with the applicable law. All personal information is collected in a fair and non-intrusive manner, with your voluntary consent. Personal information is not accessible to anyone outside the specific function for which it is collected. GLOBAL respects the privacy of employees and job applicants, franchisees, customers and other visitors to our websites who may choose to provide personal information. We recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of personal information that you provide to us. This Privacy Policy will assist you to understand what types of information we may collect, how that information may be used, and with whom the information may be shared.

In an effort to comply with the law, and our commitment to protect your personal information, we provide the following, which discloses our policies.

What type of information do we collect?
Personal Information is any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. Personal information shall include but is not limited to: identifying information such as name, home address, home telephone number, e-mail address, Social Security number, financial information and employment-related information such as may be found on resumes, applications, background verification information, or in employment references. We will not collect sensitive Personal Information, except to comply with Affirmative Action data requirements. Sensitive Personal Information can include but is not limited to: information pertaining to gender, disabilities and veteran status.


Children and Data Collection
We care about the safety of children. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information. Children under 13 years of age are required to obtain the express permission of a parent or guardian before submitting any Personal Information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) over the Internet.

Our Use of Your Information
We use your Personal Information to facilitate the services we provide. We have tailored our Privacy Policy to adequately inform you of the use of your Personal Information.

Collection and Use of Employee Personal Information
GLOBAL also collects Personal Information from its employees and applicants (human resource data) in connection with administration of its Human Resources programs and functions. These programs and functions include, but are not limited to: job applications and hiring programs, compensation and benefit programs, performance appraisals, training, employee profiles, internal intranet employee directories, Human Resource recordkeeping, Affirmative Action data, and other employment related purposes. It is the policy of GLOBAL to keep all past and present employee information private from disclosure to third parties. There are certain business related exceptions and they are:

1. To comply with county, state or federal agency requests;
2. Inquiries from third parties with a signed authorization from the employee to release the information, except in situations where limited verbal verifications are acceptable (see below);
3. Third parties with which GLOBAL has contractual agreements to assist in administration of company sponsored benefits. Verifications of Employment Prospective employers, state agencies, financial institutions, and residential property managers routinely contact GLOBAL requesting information on a former or current employee’s work history and salary. All such requests of this type shall be referred to and completed on a confidential basis by the Human Resources Department or Payroll Department. For written verification of employment requests, information will be provided on the form only when it is accompanied by an employee’s signed authorization to release information. The form will be returned directly to the requesting party and filed as part of the Human Resources or Payroll Department’s confidential records.

Medical Information
GLOBAL is compliant with federal regulations and only utilizes information related to the company sponsored healthcare plan on a “need to know” basis for administration of the healthcare plan.

Collection and Use of Customer Information
Personal Information collected from prospective employee include, but is not limited to: name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, e-mail address, date of birth, citizenship, educational background, criminal background, bank account information for Electronic Funds Transfer, financial statement, litigation history, and taxpayer identification number. Failure to provide requested Personal Information may negatively impact a prospective employee’s ability to become an employee.

Sharing of Personal Information
We may share Personal Information with our service providers, consultants and affiliates for our internal business purposes. Except as described in this Privacy Policy, GLOBAL will not share Personal Information with a third party, unless an employee requests, consents to such disclosure, or disclosure is required or authorized by law. GLOBAL reserves the right to disclose Personal Information to a third party if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order legally requires or authorizes us to do so.

Disclosure, Storage, Retention and Accuracy of Personal Information
Except as described in this Privacy Policy, GLOBAL will not disclose Personal Information to a third party, unless such disclosure is requested, there is consent to such disclosure, or disclosure is required by law. All reasonable steps are taken to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Information. GLOBAL will retain your Personal Information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws, and your consent to such purpose(s) remains valid after termination of our relationship with you. We take all reasonable steps to insure that your Personal Information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading.

Contact Information
You may contact the Human Resources Department or Chief Financial Officer to access, correct or delete your Personal Information. If you have any questions or complaints, please contact the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer can be reached by telephone at (845)358-1212; by facsimile at (845)358-2828; by e-mail at herbertpaul@globalbrandscorp.com; or by mail at 1031 Route 9W, Upper Grandview, NY 10960, USA. We will address your concern and attempt to resolve any problem.

Links to Non-GLOBAL Web Sites and Third Parties
Please note that GLOBAL web sites may contain links to other web sites for your convenience and information. GLOBAL does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ. GLOBAL’s privacy policy cannot and does not apply to external Web areas. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party web sites. The personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by the GLOBAL privacy policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company or website before submitting your Personal Information. Some third parties may choose to share their personal data with GLOBAL; that sharing is governed by that third party company’s privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be amended at any time, without prior notification.


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