Golden Queen Mining Co., LLC respects the privacy of its employees and job applicants.  This policy describes the types of information that Golden Queen Mining Co., LLC (“Company”) may collect from you in the course of seeking or maintainingemployment with the Company.  This policy also outlines our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, disclosing and/or selling that information and explains employee rights related to requesting correction of inaccuracies and/or limitations on use/disclosure.  Please read this policy carefully in order to
understand our practices regarding your information.



Golden Queen Mining Co., LLC collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked (directly or indirectly) with a particular individual, household, or device (“Personal Information”).

Personal Information may be collected directly from you, indirectly from you (such as through our website or computer systems which provide data including usage details, IP addresses, and/or information collected through cookies or other tracking technology), or through third-party entities that are affiliated with Golden Queen Mining Co., LLC (including the websites of such entities).

The specific categories of information that Golden Queen Mining Co., LLC has collected within the last 12 months is outlined below.








A. Identifiers.


A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.




B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).


A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.

Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.




C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.


Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).




D. Commercial information.


Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.




E. Biometric information.


Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.




F. Internet or other similar network activity.


Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.




G. Geolocation data.


Physical location or movements.




H. Sensory data.


Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.




I. Professional or employment-related information.


Current or past job history or performance evaluations.




J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).


Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.




K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.


Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.






The Company may use or disclose your Personal Information for any of the following employment-related purposes:

·         To fulfill or meet the reason why the information was provided (such as consideration for employment, enrollment with Company programs, obtaining Company-provided benefits or services, etc.);

·         To provide you with information related to potential or on-going employment with the Company;

·         To create, maintain, customize, and secure Company policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, or local laws and regulations;

·         To process requests, payments, compensation, disclosures, notices, or any other transaction associated with potential or on-going employment with the Company, including but not limited to payroll processing, benefits administration, reporting requirements, and performance management;

·         To provide support and response to employment-related inquires, concerns, or other communications related to potential or on-going employment with the Company;

·         To locate Company equipment, devices, or vehicles as needed during the course of business operations or in the case of loss or damage;

·         To respond to any legal requests for information as required by law, court order, or government regulation;

·         For any other purpose specifically permitted by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.



The Company may disclose Personal Information for any of the purposes noted above.  Although the Company is not liable for third-party malfeasance regarding Personal Information, the Company will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the third-party will safeguard Personal Information and will use it only for purpose outlined and authorized by the Company. 

The Company may disclose Personal Information to the following:

·         Third-Party Service Providers:   Pre-employment Profiles, LLC as needed in connection with pre-employment background checks; Summit Urgent Care, Concentra Urgent Care, and Pro-Active as needed in connection with pre-employment physicals, fitness for duty exams and/or Workers Compensation claims; Paylocity in connection with human resources and payroll processes; Gallagher Basset as needed in connection with worker’s compensation claims; Walter Mortensen Insurance/INSURICA in connection with benefits processing; Belden, Blain, and Raytis as needed in connection with legal;

·         Other Company-affiliated service providers who facilitate employment-related functions and are disclosed to employees in advance:  Blue Shield of California, Kaiser Permanente, Delta Dental, VSP, MetLife,  PayPro, HealthiestYou, and Principal as needed in connection with company offered benefits.

·         Government/Regulatory agencies and/or designated legal representatives as required by law including Cal/OSHA, the Employment Development Department, the Department of Industrial Relations, the Civil Rights Department, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.


 The Company does not engage in the sale of Personal Information related to employees or job applicants.


Employees with any questions related to their privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act should contact Golden Queen Mining Co., LLC Human Resources in order to request additional information.  In addition, employees and job applicants can obtain information related to specific privacy rights by visiting