Privacy Policy

Beyond Meat Privacy Policy

California Residents – Supplemental Privacy Policy

Chinese Residents – PIPL Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 28, 2020

Beyond Meat, Inc., and its subsidiaries and its affiliates worldwide (“Beyond Meat,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by Beyond Meat. This Privacy Policy applies to our website, https://beyondmeat.com, our digital properties, and any other website that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, our “Website”) and is designed to apply on a global basis. The Privacy Policy will thus provide various information that is required in specific jurisdictions only. By accessing or using our Website, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

1. HOW AND WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

The categories of information we collect can include:

  • Information you provide to us directly. We may collect personal information, such as your name, phone number, address, and email address when you sign up for our mailing list, respond to a survey, fill out a form, apply for a job with us, or otherwise communicate with us. We may also collect any communications between you and Beyond Meat and any other information you provide to Beyond Meat.
  • Personal information collected via technology: As you use our Website, we may collect passive information through the use of cookies and other technologies, such as browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of accessing computer, time of the server request and IP address, Website preferences, and information on your usage of our Websites, as further described in “How We Use Cookies And Other Tracking Technology To Collect Information.”

We use this information to operate, maintain, improve, personalize, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Website, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages. We may also send you Website-related emails or messages (e.g., account verification, updates to features of the Website, technical and security notices). For more information about your communication preferences, see “Control Over Your Information” below.

2. HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION

We, and our third-party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Website, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). For example, we collect information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, device type, operating system, date and time stamp (a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, mobile device, or your account), and other such information. We also collect information about the way you use our Website, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our Website, the pages you visit, the links you click, how frequently you access the Website, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, whether you access the Website from multiple devices, and other actions you take on the Website. When you access our Website from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google AdID, or Windows Advertising ID), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and, depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device, or we may be able to approximate a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address. We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Website and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners and view its currently available opt-out options at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We may also work with third-party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which permit us to recognize and contact you across multiple devices. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.

We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (c) recognize and contact you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Website; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our Website; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Website.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Website, as some features and services on our Website may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it.
We and our third-party partners may also use cookies and tracking technologies for advertising purposes. For more information about tracking technologies, please see “Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising” below.

3. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your personal information in the instances described below. For consumers in the European Union,the legal bases for such transfers of personal information according to the GDPR are set out in parenthesis (See, Section 9 below for more details). For further information on your choices regarding your information, see the “Control Over Your Information” section below. We may share your personal information with:

  • Third parties at your request. For example, you may have the option to share your activities on the Website with your friends through email or on various social media sites (legitimate interest/ consent);
  • Third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, as needed to carry out their work for us, which may include identifying and serving targeted advertisements, providing mailing services, providing tax and accounting services, web hosting, or providing analytics services. Any such service providers and advisors will be given limited access to personal information as is reasonably necessary for delivering their service and will, by appropriate data processing agreements, be bound to only process personal information on Beyond Meat’s behalf and under its instructions (legitimate interest/commissioned data processing/contractual);
  • Other companies and brands owned or controlled by Beyond Meat and other companies owned by or under common ownership as Beyond Meat, which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Privacy Policy (legitimate interest/commissioned data processing/contractual);
  • Other parties in connection with a company transaction, such as a merger, sale of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party, or in the event of a bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings (legitimate interest/contractual); and
  • Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use [link] or to protect the security or integrity of our Website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Beyond Meat, our visitors, or others (legal obligations/ legitimate interest).

We may also share information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual.

4. CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION

How to control your communications preferences. You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the Website, technical and security notices). Modifying or deleting your information. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, or if you want to remove your name or comments from our Website or publicly displayed content, you can contact us directly at [email protected] We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances.

5. THIRD-PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING

We participate in interest-based advertising and use third party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your online browsing history and your interests. We permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services, to collect, information about your use of our Websites over time so that they may play or display ads on our Websites, on other websites, apps or services you may use, and on other devices you may use. Typically, though not always, the information used for interest-based advertising is collected through cookies or similar tracking technologies. We may share a common account identifier (such as an email address or user ID) or hashed data with our third party advertising partners to help identify you across devices. We and our third party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics and market research. To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices. You may also be able to set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. Please note that some advertising opt-outs may not be effective unless your browser is set to accept cookies. Furthermore, if you use a different device, change browsers or delete the opt-out cookies, you may need to perform the opt-out task again. You may also be able to limit certain interest-based mobile advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android).

Google Analytics and Advertising. We use Google Analytics to recognize you and link the devices you use when you visit our Website on your browser or mobile device, log in to your account on our Website, or otherwise engage with us. We share a unique identifier, like a user ID or hashed email address, with Google to facilitate the service. Google Analytics allows us to better understand how our users interact with our Website and to tailor our advertisements and content to you. For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, review Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, including the Google Analytics Browser Ad-On here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick advertising cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the Website. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by visiting NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

6. HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Data storage and transfer: Your information collected through our website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Beyond Meat or its affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. If you are located outside of the U.S., such as the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any personal information are treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Such transfers are made pursuant to appropriate safeguards, e.g., by the conclusion of the so called standard contractual clauses issued by the European Commission. If you wish to enquire further about these transfers, please contact us using the details set out at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Data retention: We will retain your personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary to maintain the Website, to meet legal and accounting obligations, and for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We may anonymize and/or aggregate personal information and store it in order to analyze aggregate metrics and trends.

Keeping your information safe: We care about the security of your information and employ physical, administrative, and technological safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our Website. However, no security system is impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

7. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Beyond Meat does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 on this Website. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected] For children between the ages of 13 and 16 who are in California, we will not sell or otherwise share their personal information with third parties unless they affirmatively authorize us to do so. From children under the age of 16 who are in the EU, we will not process any personal information on the ground of a consent.

8. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

The Website may contain links to and from third party websites of our business partners, advertisers, and social media sites and our users may post links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. We strongly recommend that you read their privacy policies and terms and conditions of use to understand how they collect, use, and share information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on the websites of third party sites.

9. PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR EUROPEAN UNION

Who is the Data Controller of Your Personal Information?

Beyond Meat is the data controller within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR and with respect to all personal information collected through the Website. We are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information with respect to personal information collected through the Websites. The notion of “personal information” or “information” used in this Privacy Policy also covers all information defined as personal data under Art. 4 (1) GDPR. If you wish to contact us, you can find our contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Why and on Which Legal Grounds Do We Collect and Use Your Personal Information?

Please note that this notice on the legal grounds refers to the legal justifications under GDPR only. The reasons for using your personal information may differ depending on the purpose of the collection. Regularly we use your information on the following legal grounds:

  • We use your information in order to perform our contractual services or prior to entering into an agreement with you. If you use our Website or if you contact us to request our Website, we use your information to provide to you the features and functionality of the Website. Information we use includes: information we need to contact you or otherwise communicate with you; information to manage your customer account; information to enable the usage of Website; information necessary for customer support.
  • We use information if justified by our legitimate interests, except that these are overridden by your interests and fundamental rights and freedoms. The usage of your information may also be necessary for our own business interests, e.g., we may use some of your to contact you and respond to your requests and enquiries, to administer our business including statistical analysis, to provide advertising or to identify potential cyber security threats. Where necessary, we may also use your information to pursue or defend ourselves against legal claims. If you are already a customer, we may use your email address and names for our email marketing campaigns. You can object to direct marketing use at any time and for no reason by following the link to unsubscribe at the bottom of our marketing emails or click here.We use information to comply with legal obligations. In order to comply with regulations, laws or any authority requests, we may disclose your information to authorities or other officials or otherwise process your information pursuant to legal obligations we are subject to (e.g., retain certain information according to tax or commercial laws).We use your information based on your consent. In some cases, we may ask you to grant us separate consent to use your information. You are free to deny your consent and the denial will have no negative consequences for you. You are also free to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. If you have granted us consent to use your information, we will use it only for the purposes specified in the consent form. This also includes our marketing campaigns. If you sign up to our email newsletter you allow us to use this email address for email marketing relating to our Websites and products, we will use your personal information to send you emails containing newsletters, promotions and special offers. You may unsubscribe from our email marketing at any time by following the link to unsubscribe at the bottom of our marketing emails or click here. You may also contact us via email address provided at the bottom this Privacy Policy to request that we remove you from our email list. However, please note that unsubscribing may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers. We do not use your personal information for automated individual decision-making.

For data subjects who are in the EU, we will store personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collect the personal information, and in accordance with our legal obligations and legitimate business interests, except if required otherwise by law.

Rights For Data Subjects Who Are Located In The European Union

If you are in the EU, you have the following rights in respect of your personal information that we hold:

  • Right of access. The right to obtain access to your personal information.
  • Right to rectification. The right to obtain rectification of your personal information without undue delay where that personal data is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erasure. The right to obtain the erasure of your personal information without undue delay in certain circumstances, such as where the personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
  • Right to restriction. The right to obtain the restriction of the processing undertaken by us on your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where the accuracy of the personal information is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of that personal information.
  • Right to portability. The right to portability allows you to move, copy or transfer personal information easily from one organization to another.
  • RIGHT TO OBJECT: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT, ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, AT ANY TIME, TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING YOU WHICH IS BASED ON OUR LEGITIMATE INTERESTS INCLUDING PROFILING (E.G., CREDIT RATINGS). WE SHALL NO LONGER PROCESS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION UNLESS WE DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE THE INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF YOU, OR FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO AT ANY TIME TO PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING YOU FOR PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING, WHICH INCLUDES PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL NO LONGER BE PROCESSED FOR SUCH PURPOSES.
  • Right to refuse or withdraw consent: Where the processing is based on consent, you have the right to either refuse the grant of consent or withdraw your consent at any time, without effect for the future. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

If you wish to exercise one of these rights, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy. You also have the right to lodge a complaint to your local data protection authority. Further information about how to contact your local data protection authority is available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

9. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Website, please contact us at [email protected] and 119 Standard St., El Segundo, CA 90245.

10. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Beyond Meat reserves the right to make changes in this Privacy Policy. If material changes are made in how personal information is collected, used, disclosed or otherwise processed, this Privacy Policy will be updated and notices will be provided when/where appropriate. These changes will take effect immediately upon posting. For your convenience, the last revised date of the current Privacy Policy will be posted at the top of this page. By continuing to use the Website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. Where required to do so by law, Beyond Meat may seek your prior consent to any material changes we make to this Privacy Policy.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA

Effective Date: February 28th, 2020 

Last Reviewed on: June 30th, 2020

This Privacy Notice for California Residents supplements the information contained in our privacy policy above and applies solely to all visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (”consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.

Information We Collect

The data we process (collect, use, and share) about you depends on who you are and how we interact with you. Personal information is any data or combination of data that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked to, directly or indirectly, you or that makes you identifiable. It includes data that could be used to identify, locate, track or contact you. In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:

Category Examples Collected
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.

 

 

YES
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.

 

 

YES
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).

 

 

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

 

 

YES
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.

 

 

NO
F. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.

 

 

YES
G. Geolocation data. Physical location or movements.

 

 

YES
H. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.

 

 

NO
I. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations.

 

 

YES
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.

 

 

NO
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

 

 

NO

 

 

Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:
    • health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
    • personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994
    • Job applicants, current and former employees and independent contractors
    • Representatives of another business in connection with business communications or transactions

We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from you. For example, from forms you complete and information that you provide to us related to the services or products for which you engage us.
  • Indirectly from you. For example, through information we collect from you in the course of providing services to them.
  • Directly and indirectly from activity on our website (www.beyondmeat.com). For example, from submissions through our website portal or website usage details collected automatically.
  • From publicly and commercially available sources. For example, from social media sites, advertising partners, and consumer data resellers, and from business partners that you use to interact with us.

 

Use of Personal Information

We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided. For example, if you provide us information to purchase a product or service, we will use that information to process that order and facilitate delivery.  If you provide us information to participate in a sweepstakes or promotion, we will use that information for your participation.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
  • To provide you with email alerts, event registrations and other notices concerning our products or services, or events or news, that may be of interest to you.
  • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
  • To personalize your Website experience and to deliver content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests, including targeted offers and ads through our Website, third-party sites, and via email or text message (with your consent, where required by law).
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, as applicable.
  • To improve our website and present its contents to you.
  • For testing, research, analysis and product development.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our consumers is among the assets transferred.
  • To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Website, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.

We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

 

Sharing Personal Information

At Beyond Meat, we only share personal information in ways that we tell you about. We do not sell or rent personal information to third parties. We may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purposes except performing the contract.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold any personal information for a third party’s commercial purpose or for monetary value; however, we have disclosed personal information for business purposes. Specifically, we share your personal information for a business purpose with the following categories of third parties:

  • Service providers. We share personal information with service providers that help us with our business activities, including but not limited to, advertisers and marketing companies. Service providers support us in processing the types of personal information described above. They only are authorized to process that information as necessary and as directed by us.
  • Third party cookies and similar technologies. While Beyond Meat does not sell personal information to third parties, Beyond Meat does share data related to cookies and similar technologies with third parties to evaluate and optimize the performance of and analyze your use of our online services and for advertising purposes. You may choose to consent to our use of these technologies, reject non-essential technologies, or further manage your preference with our Cookie Preferences or by submitting a request via our Do Not Sell My Personal Information form.
  • Required by law. If we are required to disclose personal information as part of a legal process, we will take commercially reasonable, legally permissible, steps to inform you as part of that process. We may also be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by government authorities, including requests from national security agencies or law enforcement.
  • Safety, fraud prevention, government requests and protection of our rights are all reasons where we may share personal information where we believe in good faith it is necessary.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or asset sales but only if the acquiring organization agrees to this Policy’s protections.
  • Affiliates, Parent, or Subsidiary Organizations.

 

Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:

Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Category D: Commercial Information.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
Category G: Physical location or movements.
Category I: Professional or employment-related information.

 

Your Rights and Choices

The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.  You can exercise these rights by submitting a request here or contacting us via one of the below methods.

 

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of personal information we collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
  • The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
  • If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
    • sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
    • disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.

 

Deletion Requests

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have about you, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  8. Comply with a legal obligation.
  9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

  • Visiting here
  • Or 866 – 756 – 4112

Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer requests within 45 days.  If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.  Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. If necessary, the responses we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

CCPA Consumer Request Metrics

  • The number of requests to know that the business received, complied with in whole or in part, and denied

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  • The number of requests to delete that the business received, complied with in whole or in part, and denied

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  • The number of requests to opt-out that the business received, complied with in whole or in part, and denied

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  • The median or mean number of days within which the business substantively responded to requests to know, requests to delete, and requests to opt-out

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Non-Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.

Other California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected]

 

Chinese Residents – PIPL Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 1, 2021

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to the handling of Personal Information, subject to the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“China”, excluding the Hong Kong SAR, the Macao SAR and the Taiwan region for the purpose of this Policy), by Beyond Meat, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) through its website, products, and services (the “Services”). This Policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information, your rights and choices with respect to your Personal Information, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

1. Personal Information We Collect

In this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information, recorded electronically or otherwise, relating to an identified or identifiable individual, excluding anonymized information. “Sensitive Personal Information” means Personal Information that, once disclosed or illegally used, may easily cause grave harm to the dignity, personal, or property security of natural persons. We may collect Personal Information about you from various sources described below.

Information Provided by You

  • Account Information. If you create an account to use our Services, we collect Personal Information related to its creation and the usage of our Services via this account. When you sign up, you may provide us with your name, email address, password, mobile phone number, interests, and other account information.
  • Communications. When you contact us via a contact form, email, or other means, you provide us with Personal Information, including your name and contact details, and the content, date, and time of our communications.
  • Careers. If you apply for a job with us, you may provide us with your resume, name, contact details, and any other relevant information. If you become an employee, we may collect additional information, such as your emergency contacts, beneficiary selections, and other relevant information for employment, payroll, and benefit purposes, and we may collect certain Sensitive Personal Information such as biometric data for identity verification or financial information. Without your biometric data, we may not be able to verify your identity for security purposes, and without your financial information, we may not be able to administer employee compensation and benefits.
  • Support Information. When you request technical support services, we will handle your Personal Information including your name and the contact details you use to contact us, as well as information about the reasons for your support request, and any additional information you may provide in that context.

Where applicable, we may indicate whether and why you must provide us with your Personal Information as well as the consequences of failing to do so. For example, it may be necessary for you to disclose certain Personal Information in order for us to provide the Services to you.

Our Services are not intended to be offered to or used by children under the age of 14.

Information Collected from Other Sources

  • Third Parties. We may obtain Personal Information about you from third parties such as outbound marketing vendors, advertising companies, industry organizations and other entities. This information may include names, contact information, interests, location data and other similar information. The location data is Sensitive Personal Information, without which, we may not be able to respond to your requests for the Services.
  • Public Sources. We may obtain Personal Information about you from public sources such as public social media posts, news reports and other entities. This information may include name, address, personal characteristics and other similar information.

Information We Collect by Automated Means

  • Social media. We may collect Personal Information via social media tools, widgets, or plug-ins to connect you to your social media accounts. These features may allow you to sign in through your social media account, share a link, or post directly to your social media account. When you visit a website that contains such tools or plugins, the social media or other service provider may learn of your visit. Your interactions with these tools are governed by the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platforms.
  • Cookies. We may collect Personal Information via cookies and similar technologies (see Section 3 of this Policy for more information).

2.  How We Use Personal Information

We use the Personal Information we collect for the following purposes:

  • Providing Services, including to operate, maintain, support, and provide our Services.
  • Communicating with You, including to contact you for administrative purposes (e.g., to provide services and information that you request or to respond to comments and questions) or to send you marketing communications, including updates on promotions and events, relating to products and services offered by us.
  • Personalization, including to customize our Services to you and provide you with the most relevant marketing and advertising materials.
  • Customer and Vendor Relationship Management, including to track emails, phone calls, and other actions you have taken as our customer or vendor.
  • Aggregation and anonymization. We may aggregate or anonymize Personal Information and use the resulting information for statistical analysis or other purposes.
  • Administrative and Legal, such as to address administrative issues or to defend our legal rights and to comply with our legal obligations and internal policies as permitted by applicable law including Chinese law.

3. Legal Bases for the Handling of Personal Information

We rely on various legal bases to handle your Personal Information, including:

  • Consent. You may have consented to the use of your Personal Information, for example to send you electronic marketing communications or for the use of certain cookies. We will obtain your consent for the handling of Sensitive Personal Information. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us as described in Section 10 of this Policy.
  • Contract. We need your Personal Information that is necessary to provide you with our Services and to respond to your inquiries.
  • Human Resources. We may handle your Personal Information that is necessary for human resource management based legally enacted labor policies or collective bargaining agreements.
  • Legal. We may have a legal obligation to handle your Personal Information when necessary to fulfill statutory obligations, for example to comply with tax and accounting obligations.
  • Public Interest. We may also handle your Personal Information when necessary to respond to sudden public health incidents or protect individuals’ lives and health, or the security of their property, under emergency conditions.
  • Public Information. We may handle your Personal Information if you have made it public or it has been made public legally. In this case, we will only handle such Personal Information within a reasonable scope. If our handling of such Personal Information could have significant effects on you, we will obtain your consent before such handling. You may also refuse to allow us to handle Personal Information you have made public by contacting us as described in Section 10 of this Policy.

4. How We Disclose Personal Information

We may disclose Personal Information about you in the following circumstances:

  • Group Entities. We may disclose Personal Information about you to our affiliates and subsidiaries for purposes of responding to your inquiries or managing customer/vendor relationships. You may contact our affiliates and subsidiaries by contacting us as described in Section 10 of this Policy.
  • Service Providers. We work with third parties to provide services such as hosting, maintenance, and support. These third parties may have access to or handle your Personal Information as part of providing those services to us, but they are prohibited from using your Personal Information for their own purposes.
  • Legal. We may disclose your Personal Information when it is necessary to fulfill our obligations under applicable law including Chinese law.
  • Public Posts. Any information that you voluntarily choose to post to a publicly accessible area of our Services will be available to anyone who has access to that content.
  • Anonymized Information. Personal Information that has been anonymized can no longer be linked to an individual. We may use and disclose anonymized information for any purpose, unless we are prohibited from doing so under applicable law.
  • Merger. Information about our users, including Personal Information, may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets. In such a scenario, we will notify you of the name of the personal information recipient and how to contact such recipient. The recipient will continue to fulfill the obligations of the Company outlined in this Policy. If any changes are made to how they use your Personal Information, the recipient will notify you of such changes as provided by applicable laws.

5. Your Rights and Choices

As provided under applicable law and subject to any limitations in such law, you have the following rights:

  • Access and Portability. You may ask us to provide you with access to or a copy of the Personal Information we maintain about you and request certain information about its handling. In certain situations you may ask us to transfer your Personal Information to another organization directly.
  • Correction. If you believe your Personal Information we handle is inaccurate or incomplete, you may ask us to correct or complete it.
  • Deletion. In certain situations you may ask to have your Personal Information anonymized or deleted, as appropriate.
  • Consent Withdrawal. You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us regarding the handling of your Personal Information at any time and free of charge. We will apply your preferences going forward. This will not affect the lawfulness of the handling before you withdrew your consent.

You may exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details in Section 10 of this Policy. Note that applicable laws contain certain exceptions and limitations to each of these rights. If we do not grant your rights request, we will explain the reason for doing so. We will also need to verify your identity before you exercise these rights to ensure that your Personal Information is not inappropriately disclosed.

6. International Data Transfers

We may transfer your Personal Information outside of China when necessary for business or other valid purposes. Personal Information may be transferred to the United States and other countries and regions where we do business. If we do so, we will comply with applicable data protection laws to ensure that your Personal Information is subject to the same level of protection as required under the applicable data protection laws.

7. Data Security and Data Retention

We use physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of Personal Information that we collect, maintain, and otherwise handle.

We delete or anonymize your Personal Information when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we handle it or upon your request, unless we are required by law to keep it for a longer period. When determining the retention period, we select appropriate retention periods necessary to achieve the purpose of the handling and take into account various criteria, such as the type of products or services provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, technical constraints on the deletion of Personal Information, mandatory retention periods, and applicable statutes of limitations. 

8. Third-Party Services

Our Services may contain features or links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any information you provide via these websites or services is provided directly to these third-party operators and is subject to their privacy policies, even if accessed through our Services. We encourage you to learn about these third parties’ policies before providing them with your Personal Information.

9. Changes and Updates to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our personal information protection practices. We will follow applicable laws and regulations regarding notification of such changes.

10. Our Contact Information

Beyond Meat is the entity responsible for the handling of your Personal Information. If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, our privacy practices, or if you would like to exercise your rights with respect to your Personal Information, please contact us through our request portal, by email at [email protected] or by mail at:

Beyond Meat, Inc.

119 Standard St., El Segundo, CA 90245

Our designated representative in China, Jeremy Yeo, may be contacted at [email protected]


 

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice and other notices at our discretion and at any time, including updating regarding our data practices and your rights, modify our methods for responding to your requests, and/or supplement our response to your requests. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on the Website, and update notice’s effective date. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice, please contact us at [email protected] If you have any questions or comments regarding the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Phone: 866 – 756 – 4112
Website: Contact Us

Postal Address:

Beyond Meat
Attn:
119 Standard St
El Segundo, CA 90245

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