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Effective Date: December 28, 2022

Thank you for your interest in joining Levi Strauss & Co. (“Levi Strauss,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). Protecting your privacy is important to us. This Notice describes how Levi Strauss & Co., including our subsidiary Dockers, and our global affiliates*  (collectively “LS&Co.”, “we”, “us”, “our”) collect, use and share the Personal Information of job applicants (referred herein together as “Candidates”, “you”, “your”, “yours”) when you’re applying for a job with us. It also explains the rights and the choices you have relating to your Personal Information and how to exercise those rights.

This Notice is a supplement to our Global Privacy Policy available at Depending on where you apply for a position with us, additional information may be provided to you. This Notice supersedes any other LS&Co. privacy related notices that describe how we collect and use Personnel Personal Information but must be read in harmony with other policies and procedures we maintain that are applicable to data use, data protection and the appropriate treatment of Personal Information.

The LS&Co. entity to which you apply is responsible for your Personal Information and acts as a “data controller” or equivalent term within the meaning of applicable legislation.

This Notice describes the following:

Scope and Applicability

*See Attachment 1 for a list of Affiliates with whom Personal Information may be shared.

This Notice applies to your Personal Information shared with us through the “Work With Us” website at, through an internal referral, through a job board or agency, or if you apply in person at one of our locations. This Notice applies regardless of the media on which the Personal Information is stored. Nothing in this Notice shall be interpreted to create a relationship of employment where one does not otherwise exist at law.

This Notice does not cover the following:

We do not recruit or hire the following:

Information We Collect

We collect and process Personal Information for recruitment, interviewing, and hiring purposes as described in this Notice (collectively, “Recruitment Activities”). To learn about your information collection choices, see the “Your Privacy Choices and Rights” section below.

A. Information You Provide to Us Directly

We collect the following information directly from you when you engage with us directly or through one of our authorized application paths and as part of our Recruitment Activities.

B. Publicly Available Information

During our Recruitment Activities, we also obtain information about you from publicly available sources, such as LinkedIn.

C. Information We Collect from Third Parties

We collect information about you from third parties as part of our Recruitment Activities, such as a recruitment agency or job board.

The Personal Information shared with us includes:

We take steps to confirm that information we receive from third parties has been collected with your consent or that these parties are otherwise legally permitted to disclose it to us.

D. Information We Collect Automatically

When you submit your application or information online, we may automatically collect the following information about you from your computer or device, through cookies, pixels and similar technologies (subject to choices you have made to opt in or opt out):

How We Use Information

We use Personal Information we have about you in the following ways:

How We Share Information

We share your Personal Information with third parties as required by law and with:

 A. Affiliates

We share information we have about you with our affiliates. If your Personal Information is shared or transferred to a party unaffiliated with us as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, we will provide you with notice before transferring Personal Information we have about you to the new entity.

B. Service Providers

We share your Personal Information with external service providers we rely on to provide various tools or services such as outside counsel, cloud service providers, software, platform, application, system and tool providers, recruiting service providers, headhunters, and recruiting agencies, and other third parties with whom we have contractual relationships (“Service Providers”). Service Providers will be given limited access to your Personal Information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the services they are engaged to provide. They are required by law and our contracts to safeguard your Personal Information and process it only based on our instructions.

C. Legal Requests and Public Authorities

We may disclose your Personal Information as necessary to:

Subject to receipt of a formal request under process of law, such as a warrant or subpoena, we may disclose your Personal Information to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request. We may seek protective orders, confidentiality agreements, redacting of Personal Information prior to production or disclosure, or pursue other legally permissible means to protect your Personal Information.

If you reside in Japan, your Personal Information may be jointly used with our Affiliates*  in accordance with Article 27.5.3 of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“APPI”) within the scope necessary for achieving the purposes described in this Notice. The categories of Personal Information jointly used are described in “Information We Collect”. Levi Strauss Japan K.K. is responsible for

*See Attachment 1 for a list of Affiliates with whom Personal Information of Personnel may be shared.

the joint use of your Personal Information. Our Affiliates and Service Providers take “Equivalent Action” as specified under Article 28.1 of the APPI to protect your Personal Information.

How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Information?

Our policy is to not to store Personal Information for longer than is necessary to accomplish the business purposes for which it was collected. This means that we store Personal Information for the longer of: (i) a period required by law (typically based on your location) or (ii) the period of time required to accomplish the purposes for which the information was collected or any new purposes to which you consent.

International Transfers

Our corporate headquarters is located in San Francisco, California, the United States. LS&Co. transfers Personal Information across and within our respective organization both in the Unites States and in other countries as part of our global workforce management. When Personal Information is transferred to the United States (“U.S.”), it will be subject to the laws of the U.S.

If you provide us with your Personal Information, we may transfer the Personal Information to servers or databases located in other states, provinces or countries including where we rely on hosting services providers, third party service providers, call centers, help desks and the like. Staff, agents and Service Providers accessing these databases and applications may be based in countries other than your country of residence. Some of these countries may have different data protection laws than the country in which you initially provided the information to us. If you do not want your Personal Information transferred to other countries, please do not submit any information to us.

We comply with laws governing the international transfer of Personal Information by establishing adequate safeguards through the execution of legally required data protection agreements incorporating, where applicable, standard contractual clauses approved for use by the European Commission for the EEA, the United Kingdom, Swiss government and/or the Brazilian Data Protection Authority, and/or the Cyberspace Administration of China for Mainland China, and conducting privacy and transfer impact assessments. You may obtain a copy of these clauses by contacting Estelle Fryns ( in the privacy legal team.

Unless prohibited by law, by submitting your Personal Information to us, you are agreeing to its collection, use, transfer, and disclosure.

See the “Supplemental Notices” portion below for additional information that may apply to you based on your location.

For internal candidates, please see the Personnel Privacy Notice for more information about how your data may be transferred internationally.

Safeguarding Your Personal Information

We care about protecting your information, so we employ physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to help keep it safe, including encryption and techniques to reduce the ability to identify an individual in some cases. Since no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we cannot and don’t guarantee the security of any information. We require suppliers and other third parties that we share Personal Information with for the purpose of providing us with services to apply substantially similar protections, and act in compliance with applicable data protection laws. Our personnel are permitted access to Candidate Personal Information on a need-to-know basis and only as is appropriate for the type and scope of the task in question.

Your Privacy Choices and Rights

We believe in giving you choices about how your Personal Information is used.  The laws that govern what Personal Information may be shared and how these rights are administered may differ depending on your location.

A. Your Choices

Where appropriate or legally required, we describe how we use the Personal Information collected, so you can make choices about your Personal Information. See our Privacy Notice to learn more about your choices.

B. Your Rights

Below are some rights that you may have subject to appliable laws, and information on how you may exercise these rights.

You can take some of these actions directly on our job application site through your profile, or through communications you receive from us, such as an “unsubscribe.”

Unless otherwise explained to you in advance, you are not obligated to provide your Personal Information to us. If you decide not to provide your Personal Information, we will not be able to provide you with our Recruitment Activities. You may also request that we withdraw your application for a specific position without deleting your information.

See “Supplemental Notices” for additional information that may apply to you based on your location.

For internal candidates, please see the Personnel Privacy Notice for more information about any additional privacy rights that you have as an employee.

C. Opt-Out of Communication

When you engage in our Recruiting Activities, you may receive emails or other forms of communication from us. You can opt-out of recruiting and event communications by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails.

Changes to This Notice

This Notice may be modified at any time and for any reason. We periodically review and update this Notice to describe changes to our practices. You can determine when this Notice was last revised by referring to the “Updated” date at the top of this Notice. We encourage you to review the Notice whenever you interact with us to stay informed about our privacy practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Supplemental Notices

Additional data protection and privacy terms related to our Recruitment Activities may be applicable depending on your location. Please refer to our “Supplemental Notices” for additional information. These Supplemental Notices are incorporated into this Notice by reference based on the applicable jurisdiction. We update them from time to time to meet specific legal requirements, and we encourage you to check the Supplemental Notices page for a description of practices and your privacy rights if you are doing business with us in one of these locations. In the event of a conflict between the Candidate Privacy Notice and a Supplemental Notice applicable to you, the Supplemental Notice will control as needed to resolve the conflict.

Contact Us

Please use the contact information provided to you at the time of your application if you wish to cancel your application.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to or to Although we would like to resolve any concerns you may have directly, please note that individuals in some locations, including but not limited to, the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Mainland China, Thailand and Brazil have the express right to contact or lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or data protection regulatory in their jurisdiction.

You may also contact us by mail at:

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