Associate Informaiton Policy


ASSOCIATE INFORMATION


During the course of an associate’s employment here, Kohler Co. must collect and maintain certain personal information. However, the Company will only collect and maintain information which is either required by law or necessary for and related to the associate’s employment.

Kohler Co. is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information and will abide by all applicable data privacy laws and regulations.

 

The Scenario

Fiona works for Human Resources. Liam is a new associate. Liam told Fiona he wants his salary deposited directly into his bank account. Fiona asked him to complete a standard company payroll form that requested the name of his bank, the appropriate bank account number and Liam’s written consent for the company to use the information to deposit his salary into the bank account. Based on Fiona’s action, does the company have justification to use the information about Liam’s bank account?

 

Our Stance

Yes, in this case, Liam gave consent for the company to use information to deposit his salary directly into his bank account. This information is necessary and should not be used for any other purposes.