CA Privacy Notices

Effective date: January 1, 2020

California Resident Privacy Notices
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (“Adaptive,” “we,” “our” or “us”)
California Employee Privacy Notice

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE: This California HR Privacy Notice (the “Notice”) describes our collection and use of certain personal information relating to our current and former full-time, part-time and temporary employees and staff, as well as Adaptive officers, directors and owners who are California residents (each an “Employee”).   This Notice describes our collection and use of personal information about Employees and is intended to satisfy our applicable notice requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  We may provide Employees additional notices about our data collection practices that are covered by other laws (e.g., if we conduct a background check and/or collect health information).

SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE: This Notice applies to personal information that we collect and use in order to manage the employment relationship (including emergency contact information) and other personal information related to our administration of benefits to Employees.

What is personal information? In this Notice, “personal information” is any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household.

What isn’t covered by this notice.  This Notice does not address or apply to our collection of personal information that is not subject to the CCPA, such as protected health information (or “PHI”), consumer credit reports and background checks, publicly available data lawfully made available from state or federal government records, or other information that is exempt under the CCPA.  This Notice also does not apply to the personal information we collect from contractors or job applicants, or from customers or end users of our products and services, including Employees in the context of their personal use of our products and services (which is subject to our Privacy Policy). 

Are our practices the same for all Employees?  The categories of personal information we collect, and our use of personal information may vary depending upon the circumstances, such as an Employee’s role and responsibilities with Adaptive. The information in this Notice is intended to provide an overall description of our collection and use of personal information about Employees.

Categories of Personal Information Collected: Generally, we may collect the below categories of personal information about Employees:

Identifiers: such as 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.

Paper and electronic records: such as records that may contain 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.

Commercial information: including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

Characteristics of protected classifications: such as race/ethnicity, gender, sex, veteran status, disability, and other characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law. (Note: generally, this information is collected on a voluntary basis, and is used in support of our equal opportunity and diversity and inclusion efforts or where otherwise required by law.)

Internet or other electronic network activity information: including browsing history, search history, and information regarding a resident’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement, as well as physical and network access logs and other network activity information.

Audio, video and other electronic data: audio, electronic, visual, thermal, or similar information, such as, CCTV footage, photographs, and call recordings and other audio recording (e.g., recorded meetings and webinars).

Biometric information: physiological, biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used alone or in combination with each other to establish individual identity, including fingerprints, faceprint, hand, palm, vein patterns, DNA, imagery of the iris, retina, and voice recordings, keystroke patterns or rhythms, gait patterns or rhythms, and sleep, health, or exercise data that contain identifying information (collected where permitted by and subject to applicable laws).

Employment History: professional or employment-related information.

Education Information: information about education history or background that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

Inferences drawn from personal information collected: inferences used to create a profile about an individual reflecting her or his preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

Purposes for collecting and using personal information: Generally, we may use the above categories of personal information for the following purposes:

Compensation and Benefits. Relating to our administration of compensation and benefits, including:

  • Administering employee payroll, salary, reimbursement and compensation
  • Administering employee pensions, IRAs and 401K, health insurance, medical plans, and other employee benefits administration (which may include the collection of personal information about others such as beneficiaries, where necessary to administer such benefits)
  • Administering Employee Stock options
  • Reviewing, assessing and administering employee salary and compensation increases and bonuses
  • Calculating deductions, issuing tax return-related documents and forms to employees
  • Reviewing timecards and reported time worked
  • Monitoring and managing PTO, holiday, FMLA, and other leaves of absences

Management of Employment Relationship. To manage our relationship with Employees, including related to:

  • Hiring, terminations, relocation, transfers, promotions and disciplinary actions
  • Reviewing performance and related management
  • Conducting Employee performance reviews, compensation and bonus reviews, and headcount and salary reviews
  • Administering and monitoring compliance with our policies and procedures
  • Maintaining records of emergency contact information for use in the event of an emergency
  • Administering or performing employment contracts where applicable
  • Conducting pre-employment and employment screening
  • For professional development and training purposes
  • Verification and management of applicable Employee credentials, licensing and other qualifications
  • Facilitating employee communication and collaboration, such as through the corporate directory, employee bios and other similar
  • Facilitating the safety of our Employees
  • In support of our equal opportunity employment policy and diversity and inclusion program

Business Operations and Client Services. Relating to the organization and operation of our business and our performance of services to clients, including related to:

  • Operating our business by developing, producing, marketing, selling and providing goods and services
  • Providing after-sales services to clients
  • Auditing and assessing performance of business operations, including client services and associated activities
  • Training and quality control
  • Satisfying client reporting and auditing obligations
  • Facilitating business development opportunities, as relevant
  • Facilitating communications in furtherance of the foregoing

Security and Monitoring. In order to monitor and secure our resources, network, premises and assets, including:

  • Monitoring for, preventing and investigating suspected or alleged misconduct or violations of work rules
  • Monitoring for, preventing, investigating, and responding to security and privacy incidents
  • Providing and managing access to physical and technical access controls
  • Monitoring activities, access and use to ensure the security and functioning of our systems and assets
  • Securing our offices, premises and physical assets, including through the use of electronic access systems and video monitoring. [Please see the Adaptive Code of Conduct for additional information about our monitoring practices.]

Auditing, Accounting and Corporate Governance. Relating to financial, tax and accounting audits, and audits and assessments of our business operations, security controls, financial controls, or compliance with legal obligations, and for other internal business purposes such as administration of our records retention program.
M&A and Other Business Transactions. For purposes of planning, due diligence and implementation of commercial transactions, for example mergers, acquisitions, asset sales or transfers, bankruptcy or reorganization or other similar business transactions.

Defending and Protecting Rights. In order to protect and defend our rights and interests and those of third parties, including to manage and respond to employee and other legal disputes, to respond to legal claims or disputes, and to otherwise establish, defend or protect our rights or interests, or the rights, interests, health or safety of others, including in the context of anticipated or actual litigation with third parties.

Compliance with Applicable Legal Obligations. Relating to compliance with applicable legal obligations (such as hiring eligibility, responding to subpoenas and court orders) as well as assessments, reviews and reporting relating to such legal obligations, including under employment and labor laws and regulations, Social security and tax laws, environmental regulations, workplace safety laws and regulations, and other applicable laws, regulations, opinions and guidance.
[Other Business and Commercial Purposes. In addition, we may use the personal information we collect about Employees for other purposes including analytics and insights.

CONTACTING US ABOUT THIS NOTICE:  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of personal information as described in this Notice, please contact privacy@adaptivebiotech.com.

Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (“Adaptive,” “we,” “our” or “us”)

California Contractor Privacy Notice

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE: This California Contractor Privacy Notice (the “Contractor Notice”) describes our collection and use of certain personal information relating to our current and former contractors and other non-employee workers who are California residents (each a “Contractor”).   This Contractor Notice describes our collection and use of certain personal information about Contractors and is intended to satisfy our applicable notice requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  We may provide Contractors additional notices about our data collection practices that are covered by other laws (e.g., if we conduct a background check and/or collect health information).

SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE: This Contractor Notice applies to personal information that we collect and use in order to manage work assignments and our working relationship with Contractors.

What is personal information? In this Contractor Notice, “personal information” is any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household.

What isn’t covered by this notice.  This Contractor Notice does not address or apply to our collection of personal information that is not subject to the CCPA, such as protected health information (or “PHI”), consumer credit reports and background checks, publicly available data lawfully made available from state or federal government records, or other information that is exempt under the CCPA.  This Contractor Notice also does not apply to the personal information we collect from employees or job applicants.

Are our practices the same for all Contractors?  The categories of personal information we collect, and our use of personal information may vary depending upon the circumstances, such as a Contractor’s work assignment or the amount or sensitivity of the information or assets they may access as part of their work assignment. The information in this Contractor Notice is intended to provide an overall description of our collection and use of personal information about Contractors.

Categories of Personal Information Collected: Generally, we may collect the below categories of personal information about Contractors:

Identifiers: such as 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.

Paper and electronic records: such as records that may contain 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.

Characteristics of protected classifications: such as race/ethnicity, gender, sex, veteran status, disability, and other characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law. (Note: generally, this information is collected on a voluntary basis, and is used in support of our equal opportunity and diversity and inclusion efforts or where otherwise required by law.)

Internet or other electronic network activity information: including browsing history, search history, and information regarding a resident’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement, as well as physical and network access logs and other network activity information.

Biometric information: physiological, biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used alone or in combination with each other to establish individual identity, including fingerprints, faceprint, hand, palm, vein patterns, DNA, imagery of the iris, retina, and voice recordings, keystroke patterns or rhythms, gait patterns or rhythms, and sleep, health, or exercise data that contain identifying information (collected where permitted by and subject to applicable laws).

Employment History: professional or employment-related information.

Education Information: information about education history or background that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

Inferences drawn from personal information collected: inferences used to create a profile about an individual reflecting her or his preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

Purposes for collecting and using personal information: Generally, we may use the above categories of personal information for the following purposes:

Management and Oversight. To manage work assignments and the working relationship with contractors, including:

  • Reviewing, assessing and administering payments to or for Contractors
  • Reviewing timecards and reported time worked
  • Reviewing and validating qualifications (e.g., credentials and licenses) and experience and approving assignments
  • Conducting due diligence and screening of Contractors
  • Monitoring compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Administration of relevant training
  • Administration of speaking events or similar engagements
  • Maintaining records of emergency contact information for use in the event of an emergency
  • Granting access to relevant systems, tools and assets
  • Otherwise as necessary related to a particular job assignment

General Business Operations. In support of our business operations, including related to:

  • Auditing and assessing performance of business operations, including client services and associated activities
  • Training and quality control
  • Satisfying client reporting and auditing obligations

Security and Monitoring. In order to monitor and secure our resources, network, premises and assets, including:

  • Monitoring for, preventing and investigating suspected or alleged misconduct or violations of policies and procedures
  • Monitoring for, preventing, investigating, and responding to security and privacy incidents
  • Providing and managing access to physical and technical access controls
  • Monitoring activities, access and use to ensure the security and functioning of our systems and assets
  • Securing our offices, premises and physical assets, including through the use of electronic access systems and video monitoring. [Please see Adaptive Code of Conduct for additional information about our monitoring practices.]

Auditing, Accounting and Corporate Governance. Relating to financial, tax and accounting audits, and audits and assessments of our business operations, security controls, financial controls, or compliance with legal obligations, and for other internal business purposes such as administration of our records retention program.

M&A and Other Business Transactions. For purposes of planning, due diligence and implementation of commercial transactions, for example mergers, acquisitions, asset sales or transfers, bankruptcy or reorganization or other similar business transactions.

Defending and Protecting Rights. In order to protect and defend our rights and interests and those of third parties, including to manage and respond to employee and other legal disputes, to respond to legal claims or disputes, and to otherwise establish, defend or protect our rights or interests, or the rights, interests, health or safety of others, including in the context of anticipated or actual litigation with third parties.

Compliance with Applicable Legal Obligations. Relating to compliance with applicable legal obligations (such as hiring eligibility, responding to subpoenas and court orders) as well as assessments, reviews and reporting relating to such legal obligations, including under employment and labor laws and regulations, Social security and tax laws, environmental regulations, workplace safety laws and regulations, and other applicable laws, regulations, opinions and guidance.

[Other Business and Commercial Purposes. In addition, we may use the personal information we collect about Contractors for other purposes including analytics and insights.

CONTACTING US ABOUT THIS NOTICE:  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of personal information as described in this Contractor Notice, please contact privacy@adaptivebiotech.com.

Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (“Adaptive,” “we,” “our” or “us”)
California Applicant Privacy Notice

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE: This California Applicant Privacy Notice (the “Applicant Notice”) describes our collection and use of certain personal information relating to external job applicants and candidates for positions with Company (”Applicants”).  For California residents, this Applicant Notice describes our collection and use of certain personal information about Applicants and is intended to satisfy our applicable notice requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  We may provide Applicants additional notices about our data collection practices that are covered by other laws (e.g., if we conduct a background check or extend an employment offer).

SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE: This Applicant Notice applies to the personal information that we collect from and about Applicants, in the context of reviewing, assessing, considering, managing, storing or processing their applications or otherwise considering them for a position with us.

What is personal information? In this Applicant Notice, “personal information” is any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household.

What isn’t covered by this notice.  This Applicant Notice does not address or apply to our collection of personal information that is not subject to the CCPA, such as consumer credit reports and background checks, publicly available data lawfully made available from state or federal government records, or other information that is exempt under the CCPA.  This Applicant Notice also does not apply to the personal information we collect from employees or contractors (which is subject to  separate privacy notices).

Are our practices the same for all Applicants?  The categories of personal information we collect, and our use of personal information may vary depending upon the position(s) or location, as well as the associated qualifications and responsibilities.  The information in this Applicant Notice is intended to provide an overall description of our collection and use of personal information about Applicants.

Categories of Personal Information Collected: Generally, we may collect the following categories of personal information (as set forth in the CCPA) about Applicants:

Identifiers: such as 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.

Paper and electronic records: such as records that may contain 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.

Commercial information: including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

Characteristics of protected classifications: such as race/ethnicity, gender, sex, veteran status, disability, and other characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law. (Note: generally, this information is collected on a voluntary basis, and is used in support of our equal opportunity and diversity and inclusion efforts or where otherwise required by law.).

Internet or other electronic network activity information: including browsing history, search history, and information regarding a resident’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement, as well as physical and network access logs and other network activity information.

Employment History: professional or employment-related information.

Education Information: information about education history or background that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

Inferences drawn from personal information collected: inferences used to create a profile about an individual reflecting her or his preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

Purposes for collecting and using personal information: Generally, we may use the above categories of personal information for the following purposes:

Recruiting, Hiring and Managing, and Evaluating Applicants. To review, assess, recruit, consider or otherwise manage applicants, candidates and job applications, including:

  • Scheduling and conducting interviews
  • Identifying candidates, including by working with external recruiters
  • Reviewing, assessing and verifying information provided, to conduct criminal and background checks, and to otherwise screen or evaluate Applicants’ qualifications, suitability and relevant characteristics
  • Extending offers, negotiating the terms of offers, and assessing salary and compensation matters
  • Satisfying legal and regulatory obligations
  • Communicating with Applicants regarding their applications and about other similar position(s) for which they may be interested
  • Maintaining Applicant personal information for future consideration
  • In support of our equal opportunity employment policy and practices

Security and Monitoring. In order to monitor and secure our resources, network, premises and assets, including:

  • Monitoring for, preventing and investigating suspected or alleged misconduct or violations of work rules
  • Monitoring for, preventing investigating, and responding to security and privacy incidents
  • Providing and managing access to physical and technical access controls
  • Monitoring activities, access and use to ensure the security and functioning of our systems and assets
  • Securing our offices, premises and physical assets, including through the use of electronic access systems and video monitoring

Auditing, Accounting and Corporate Governance. Relating to financial, tax and accounting audits, and audits and assessments of our business operations, security controls, financial controls, or compliance with legal obligations, and for other internal business purposes such as administration of our records retention program.
M&A and Other Business Transactions. For purposes of planning, due diligence and implementation of commercial transactions, for example mergers, acquisitions, asset sales or transfers, bankruptcy or reorganization or other similar business transactions.

Defending and Protecting Rights. In order to protect and defend our rights and interests and those of third parties, including to manage and respond to employee and other legal disputes, to respond to legal claims or disputes, and to otherwise establish, defend or protect our rights or interests, or the rights, interests, health or safety of others, including in the context of anticipated or actual litigation with third parties.

Compliance with Applicable Legal Obligations. Relating to compliance with applicable legal obligations (such as hiring eligibility, responding to subpoenas and court orders) as well as assessments, reviews and reporting relating to such legal obligations, including under employment and labor laws and regulations, Social security and tax laws, environmental regulations, workplace safety laws and regulations, and other applicable laws, regulations, opinions and guidance.
Other Business and Commercial Purposes. In addition, we may use the personal information we collect about Applicants for other purposes including analytics and insights.

CONTACTING US ABOUT THIS NOTICE:  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of personal information as described in this Applicant Notice, please contact privacy@adaptivebiotech.com.