Organization Information:

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
2700 Camino Del Sol
Oxnard, California 93030-7967
Phone: (805) 647-1572
Fax: (805) 918-2545
Contact Information:

Contact Office: Human Resources
Contact Name: Steve Witt, Director of Wordlwide Human Resources
Phone: (805) 918-2572 Fax: (805) 918-2545 Email:

Corporate Officer Information:

Corporate Officer: Mateo Mazal, Vice President of HR and IT
Phone: (805) 918-2279 Fax: (805) 918-2545 Email:

Safe Harbor Information:

Signed up to safe harbor 10/15/2004 05:57:42 PM
Next certification 10/15/2006
EU/EEA Countries From Which Personal Information Is Received: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Industry Sector: Agricultural Services - (AGS)
Personal Information Received From the EU: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. breeds and otherwise develops vegetable seed varieties for sale to commericial growers worldwide.
The Employee Privacy Policy is included in the new employee packets and reads as follows:
Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. (“Seminis”) is committed to maintaining the privacy of its employees worldwide. This policy discloses what personnel information we gather and how we use it.
Notice (Information We collect): We collect personally identifiable information at different times during the employment relationship either from documents you provide as an employee or authorize us to obtain through or by a third party. Information is collected for specifically stated purposes including to extend and facilitate certain benefits to employees, which may be provided through third parties, verify employee information, process payroll, withhold or pay required taxes and to abide by certain local, state or federal laws, regulations, statutes and guidelines which may include statutory reporting requirements. Information may also be collected relative to meeting the requirements to work according to federal laws. Any questions relating to the content of the information maintained and disclosure should be directed to the Director, WW Human Resources at
Choice: An employee may opt to withhold certain personal information from disclosure to third parties with which Seminis shares such information for a particular stated purpose. If the employee chooses to withhold information it must notify the Director, WW Human Resources of this desire at the time of the requested initial disclosure. Seminis will endeavor to accommodate such request unless prohibited by local state, or Federal laws, regulations, statutes and guidelines.
Onward Transfer: Seminis does request that any third parties hold any information we provide to them in confidence, and use the information only to provide the services we have hired them to perform for Seminis and its employees. Seminis shall ensure the protection of employee’s information by requiring that the third party subscribes by the Safe Harbor Act principles, or agrees to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the relevant principles.
Seminis will make every effort to preserve privacy, but may be required to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have good faith that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Seminis.
Only employment date, job title and employment status (active or non-active) will be released if requested by a third party, unless you consent that more information be released.
Inquiries for verification of payroll information will be provided upon written request to the Human Resources Department. Your Human Resources representative will direct these requests, along with credit or mortgage loan application, to the payroll representative.
Access: Employees shall have access to personal information held by Seminis and shall have the capability to correct, amend, or delete the information where it is determined to be inaccurate, except in certain circumstances where the burden and/or expense of providing this access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated.
Security: Seminis is committed to helping protect the security of employee’s personal information. Seminis uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The application system storing the employee data is secured to the field level by virtue of the end user assignment and includes discrimination of data that is allowed to be viewed or maintained by geographical area, country, company, organizational level, and type of user that is accessing the data. Furthermore, the access of the data by means of the standard programming language also enforces the same security checks that are in place for online processing. Detailed payment data results are stored in encrypted, non-transparent database tables that further protect the most sensitive data. External to the system exist strong network security access controls, virtual private network user validation, and other security monitoring and tracking software products.
Data Integrity: Seminis endeavors to ensure that the personal information collected is relevant for the purpose it is intended, is accurate, complete and current to the best of its abilities.
Enforcement: In the event that any dispute arising out of or related to this policy is not settled by the parties, the parties will attempt in good faith to resolve such dispute by non-binding mediation in accordance with the American Arbitration Association Commercial Mediation Rules. No litigation for the resolution of such dispute may be commenced until the parties try in good faith to settle the dispute by such mediation in accordance with such rules and either party has concluded good faith that amicable resolution through continued mediation of the matter does not appear likely. The parties to the mediation shall share in the costs of mediation equally. Any settlement reached by mediation shall be recorded in writing, signed by the parties, and shall be binding on them
Privacy Policy Effective: 10/15/04
Location: New Employee packets
Regulated by: Federal Trade Commission
Privacy Programs: none
Verification: In-House
Dispute Resolution: EU Data Protection Authorities
Personal Data Covered: Human Resources data transmitted on-line
Human Resource Data Covered: Yes

Do you agree to cooperate and comply with the European Data Protection Authorities? Yes

Certification Status: Not Current
Compliance Status:

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