Berry Global, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Berry”) takes your privacy seriously. We want you to know how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information.

California Notice at Collection: Berry collects the personal information identified in Section 1 for the purposes identified in Section 3 and retains it for the period described in Section 5. We do not sell your personal information or disclose it for cross-context behavioral advertising (“sharing”).  We also do not collect or process sensitive personal information for the purpose of inferring characteristics about you. To the extent you provide Berry with personal information about your dependents, spouse, beneficiaries, or emergency contacts, you are responsible for providing this notice to them.

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This Privacy Policy explains:

  1. The categories of personal information we collect about you
  2. The categories of sources from which we collect your personal information
  3. The purposes for which we use your personal information
  4. How we may disclose your personal information
  5. How long we keep your personal information
  6. Your privacy rights and how to exercise them
  7. Changes to this Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy applies to the personal information of California residents who are (a) employees, (b) independent contractors, interns, volunteers, owners, board members, and other individuals who perform work for Berry (collectively “Non-Employee Workers”), or (c) employees’ and Non-Employee Workers’ dependents, emergency contacts, and beneficiaries (“Related Contacts”), (all collectively, “Individuals”) in their role as Individuals. This Privacy Policy informs Individuals about the categories of personal information Berry has collected about them in the preceding twelve months as well as the categories of personal information that Berry will collect about individuals in the future.

Except where the Privacy Policy specifically refers only to a specific category of Individuals, e.g., employees, this Privacy Policy refers to all categories of Individuals collectively. Please note that this policy does not apply to applicants who are seeking employment with Berry family of companies; please refer to Berry’s other policies related to applicants, specifically Berry’s Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy for Applicants.

Personal information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular Individual.

“Personal information” does not include:

  • Information publicly available from government records or made publicly available by you or with your permission or Berry has a reasonable basis to believe is lawfully made available to the general public by you or with your permission;
  • Deidentified or aggregated information;
  • Information excluded from the CPRA’s scope, such as:
    protected health information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) or the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”) or medical information covered by California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”); or
    personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”), or the California Financial Information Privacy Act (“FIPA”).


We may collect the following categories of personal information. Not all categories may be collected about every Individual.

A. Employees

  • Identifiers, for example: real name, alias, telephone number, postal address, e-mail address, signature, bank account name and number for direct deposits, Social Security number for example for tax purposes, driver’s license number, US Passport number, and photographs.
  • Professional or Employment-Related Information, for example: educational institutions attended, degrees and certifications, licenses, work experience and previous employers, professional memberships and affiliations, seniority, training, employment start and ending dates, job performance, and job title.
  • Compensation and benefits information for employees, for example: salary, bonus and commission, equity compensation information, hours and overtime, leave information, bank details (for payroll and reimbursement purposes only), benefits in which you may be enrolled, and identifying information for dependents and beneficiaries.
  • Non-public educational information, for example: academic transcripts.
  • Commercial Information, for example: business travel and expense records.  
  • Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information, for example: Internet browsing and search history while using Berry’s network, log in/out and activity on Berry's electronic resources, interactions with Berry’s Internet web site, application, or advertisement, and publicly available social media activity.
  • Sensory or Surveillance Data, for example: voice-mails, recordings of meetings or video-conferences, footage from video surveillance cameras, and company key card access. 
  • § 1798.80: personal information described under Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80 to the extent not already included in other categories here, such as benefit information to administer short and long-term benefits as well as other benefit plans.
  • Preferences, for example: hobbies and leisure activities, membership in voluntary/charitable/public organizations, and preferences regarding work tools, travel, hours, food for Berry events, etc.
  • Inferences, for example: Berry might infer characteristics from activity on Berry’s electronic resources, e.g., willingness to try new technologies.
  • Characteristics of Protected Classifications Under California or Federal Law for employees or for non-employees related to Federal Contracts, for example: race, age, national origin, disability, sex, religion, and veteran status as necessary to comply with legal obligations and to support diversity and inclusion programs; disability, medical condition, and pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions, as necessary to comply with Federal and California law related to leaves of absence and accommodation; and marital and familial status as necessary to provide benefits to employees and for tax purposes, and employee’s request for religious accommodation.
  • Biometric information, for example: a fingerprint for a biometric timeclock.
  • Geolocation data, for example: GPS tracking on Berry vehicles.

B.    Non-Employee Workers

Berry collects the categories of personal information listed in Section 1.A, above, excluding the following categories: (a) Compensation and benefits information for employees and (b) Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law for employees.

In addition, Berry collects the following personal information regarding Non-Employee Workers:

  • Compensation:  Amounts paid to Non-Employee Workers for services rendered;

C.    Related Contacts

  • Berry only collects contact information about emergency contacts.
  • Berry may collect the following categories of personal information about spouses or domestic partners, dependents, and beneficiaries: (a) Identifiers; (b) Commercial Information if, for example, Berry arranges travel for a dependent to attend a Berry event; (c) Internet Activity Information if the individual uses Berry electronic resources and web sites; (d) Sensory or Surveillance Data if the individual enters Berry facilities; (e) § 1798.80 personal information, such as insurance policy numbers if the individual is covered by Berry insurance or health information, for example, infectious disease testing when a Related Contact attends a Berry event; and (f) Protected Categories of Personal Information, for example, childbirth to administer parental leave, marital status to pay taxes, and familial status to administer benefits.  

Note on inferring characteristics: Berry does not collect or process sensitive personal information or characteristics of protected classifications for the purpose of inferring characteristics about the Individual.


We collect personal information from the following categories of sources. Not all categories apply to every Individual.

  • You, for example: in your job application, forms you fill out for us, assessments you complete, surveys you submit, and any information you provide us during the course of your relationship with us.
  • Your spouse or dependent(s) with respect to their own personal information.
  • Vendors and service providers, for example: law firms.
  • Subsidiary companies, for example, when an employee works on a cross-enterprise team.
  • Third parties, for example: job references, business partners, professional employer organizations or staffing agencies, insurance companies.
  • Automated technologies on Berry’s electronic resources, for example, to track logins and activity across Berry network.
  • Surveillance/recording technologies installed by Berry, for example: video surveillance in common areas of Berry facilities, global positioning system (“GPS”) technologies, voicemail technologies, webcams, audio recording technologies, and blue-tooth technologies, any of these with consent to the extent required by law.
  • Government or administrative agencies, for example: law enforcement, public universities, public health authorities, California Department of Industrial Relations, Employment Development Department. 
  • Acquired company, if Berry acquired your employer, Berry might collect personal information from that employer.


A. General Purposes

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

  • Fulfilling the purpose for which you provided the information or at your direction. For example, if you share your name and contact information to apply for a job or become an employee, we will use that personal information in connection with your employment or potential employment.
  • Administering the employment relationship including, but not limited to, human resources administration, payroll processing, benefits administration, leave programs, corporate travel and other business expenses, timekeeping, managing work supplies, grievance or disciplinary matters, diversity and inclusion, ascertaining your fitness to work, drug and alcohol screening, worker’s compensation administration, occupational health surveillance, direct threat analysis, and facilitating employee communication and collaboration.
  • Managing and/or analyzing all aspects of employee performance including, but not limited to, talent management, periodic reviews, performance tracking, promotions, retention, discipline, education, training and development, and data analytics.
  • Administering the relationship with Non-Employee Workers, including, but not limited to, evaluating the Non-Employee Worker’s qualifications, negotiating and executing work contracts, orientation and familiarization with Berry’s working environment, administering the contractual relationship including payments, facilitating communications, and workforce satisfaction.
  • Administering the relationship with Related Contacts, including, but not limited to, communications, managing and administering benefits, and managing participation in Berry events.
  • Promoting Berry and creating a positive environment in the workplace, including, but not limited to, planning and running Berry events, conducting surveys, running contests, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ensuring compliance with Berry policies and applicable laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, developing and enforcing policies and procedures, authenticating your identity, conducting internal audits and investigations, administering Berry’s whistleblower hotline, and preparing reports.
  • Protecting health and safety of Individuals, visitors, customers, and the public, including, but not limited to, responding to medical emergencies, reducing the risk of exposure to infectious disease and preventing its spread in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and protecting the safety and security of Berry’s facilities.
  • Managing the security and integrity of our information and electronic resources including, but not limited to, monitoring use of our electronic resources, preventing unauthorized access to our electronic resources, preventing malicious software distribution, debugging, audits, disaster recovery, business continuity, and cyber security.
  • Running our business, including, but not limited to, customer service, project management, research, data analysis, and development, quality assurance and improvement, managing licenses, permits, and authorizations applicable to Berry’s business operations, maintaining records, and efficiently managing and operating administrative, information technology, and communications systems, risk management and insurance functions, budgeting, financial management and reporting, and strategic planning.
  • Providing, supporting, personalizing, and improving our website and online services relating to your prospective, current, or former employment or engagement.
  • Protecting the rights or property of Berry, including, but not limited to, detecting and prevent fraud or other types of wrongdoing, managing litigation involving Berry, and other legal disputes and inquiries, crisis management, dispute resolution, reporting suspected criminal conduct to law enforcement and cooperating in investigations, short-term transient use of personal information, responding to requests or orders from governmental agencies, exercising Berry’s rights under applicable law, and supporting any claim, defense, or declaration involving the Berry in a case or before a jurisdictional and/or administrative authority, arbitration, or mediation panel.
  • In connection with a corporate transaction, transfer, or assignment of assets, merger, divestiture, or other changes of control or our financial status or any of related subsidiaries or affiliates.

B. Purposes Specific To Certain Categories Of Employees’ Personal Information

We may use the categories of employees’ personal information listed in this Section 3.B for the purposes stated below

Purposes For Using Employees’ Health Information:

  • To the extent necessary to comply with Berry’s legal obligations, such as to accommodate disabilities
  • To conduct a direct threat analysis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law
  • For workers’ compensation purposes
  • For occupational health surveillance
  • For occupational health and safety compliance and record-keeping
  • To conduct fitness-for-duty examinations
  • To administer leaves of absence and sick time
  • To provide a wellness program
  • To respond to an employee’s medical emergency

Purposes For Using Employees’ Protected Categories Of Information:

Berry collects information about race, age, national origin, disability, sex, and veteran status as necessary to comply with legal obligations, including without limitation, the reporting requirements of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act, The Office of Federal Contracting Compliance Programs (applicable to government contractors), and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Berry also collects information about disability status to the extent an employee may need special assistance during emergencies from Berry or from first responders.

Berry also collects the following characteristics (in addition to those listed above) for its diversity and inclusion programs (including analytics): (a) religion, (b) sex, (c) gender, (d) pregnancy, (e) childbirth, (f) breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, (g) sexual orientation, (h) disability, (i) gender identity, (j) gender expression, (k) marital status, (l) age, (m) familial status, or (n) ancestry.

In addition, Berry uses this personal information for purposes including:

  • with respect to disability, medical condition, familial status, marital status, and pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions: as necessary to comply with Federal and California law related to leaves of absence and accommodation;
  • with respect to military and veteran status: as necessary to comply with leave requirements under applicable law and for tax purposes;
  • with respect to age: incidentally to the use of birth date for birthday celebrations and identity verification;
  • with respect to religion and pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions: as necessary for accommodations under applicable law;
  • with respect to protected classifications, such as national origin: to the extent this information is contained in documents that you provide in I-9 documentation; and
  • with respect to marital status and familial status: for Berry events and as necessary to provide benefits and for tax purposes.
  • Berry collects personal information about membership in protected categories on a purely voluntary basis, except where required by law, and uses the information only in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

C. Deidentified Information

At times, Berry converts personal information into deidentified information using reasonable measures to ensure that the deidentified information cannot be associated with the individual (“Deidentified Information”).  Berry maintains Deidentified Information in a deidentified form and does not attempt to reidentify it, except that Berry may attempt to reidentify the information solely for the purpose of determining whether its deidentification processes ensure that the information cannot be associated with the individual.


Berry generally maintains personal information related to Individuals as confidential.  However, from time to time, Berry may have a legitimate business need to disclose personal information. In that event, Berry discloses information within the categories of personal information listed in Section 1, above, only to the minimum extent necessary to achieve the purpose of the disclosure and only if the disclosure is permitted by the CPRA and other applicable laws.

A. Disclosures for Business Purposes

Berry may disclose each of the categories of personal information listed in Section 1, above, for the following “business purposes”, as that term is defined under the CPRA:

  • Service providers: Berry may disclose to service providers any of the categories of personal information listed in Section 1, above, for the business purpose of performing services on Berry’s behalf and, in particular, for the specific purposes described in Section 3, above.
  • Auditors, lawyers, consultants, and accountants engaged by Berry: Berry may disclose the categories of personal information listed in Section 1, above, to these services providers or contractors for the business purpose of auditing compliance with policies and applicable laws, in addition to performing services on the Berry’s behalf.
  • Subsidiary companies: Berry may disclose any of the categories of personal information listed in Section 1, above, to other companies within the Berry family of companies for the business purposes of (a) auditing compliance with policies and applicable laws, (b) helping to ensure security and integrity, (c) debugging, (d) short-term transient use, (e) internal research, (f) activities to maintain or improve the quality or safety of a service or device.

B. No Sales or Sharing

Berry does not sell or “share” (disclose for cross-context behavioral advertising) your personal information in connection with the Individual relationship. In addition, we have no actual knowledge that we sell or share the personal information of individuals of any age in connection with the relationship with the Individual, including the personal information of children under 16.

C. Disclosures to Others

Berry may disclose personal information to the following additional categories of third parties although these disclosures may be for purposes in Section 3, above, other than a business or commercial purpose as defined by the CPRA:

  • Your direction: We may disclose your personal information to third parties at your direction.
  • Vendors and Customers: This may include, for example, disclosing a sales representative’s contact information to customers. 
  • Subsidiary companies: Other companies within the Berry Global, Inc. family of companies, for example, if you work on a cross-enterprise team.
  • Business partners: For example, Berry might disclose your business contact information to a co-developer of a new product or service with which you will be working.
  • Government or administrative agencies: These may include, for example the Internal Revenue Service to pay taxes or the California Department of Industrial Relations as required to resolve workers’ compensation claims.
  • Public: Berry may disclose your personal information to the public as part of a press release, for example, to announce promotions or awards. If you do not want your personal information in press releases, please contact Berry does not disclose sensitive personal information to the public.
  • Required Disclosures: We may be required to disclose personal information (a) in a court proceeding, (b) in response to a court order, subpoena, civil discovery request, other legal process, or (c) as otherwise required by law. 
  • Legal Compliance and Protections: We may disclose personal information when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Berry, our users, or others.
  • Corporate Transactions: We may disclose your personal information in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, bankruptcy, the sale of all, or substantially all, of our membership interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including to any prospective purchasers.


Berry keeps your personal information no longer than necessary for the purposes described in Section 3 above and in accordance with our Berry’s Records Retention and Destruction Policy available Records Retention Policy 2022, unless Berry is required to retain your personal information longer by applicable law or regulation, by administrative needs, by legal process, or to exercise or defend legal claims.


A. Your California Privacy Rights

Subject to applicable law, Individuals have the following rights:

  • Right to Know: You have the right to submit a verifiable request up to twice in a 12-month period for specific pieces of your personal information obtained from you and for information about Berry’s collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information.  Please note that the CPRA’s right to obtain specific pieces does not grant a right to the whole of any document that contains personal information, but only to discrete items of personal information.  Moreover, Individuals have a right to know categories of sources of personal information and categories of external recipients to which personal information is disclosed, but not the individual sources or recipients.  
  • Right to Delete: You have the right to submit a verifiable request for the deletion of personal information that you have provided to Berry. 
  • Right to Correct: You have the right to submit a verifiable request for the correction of inaccurate personal information maintained by Berry, taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes of processing the personal information.
  • Right to Restrict Use and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information: You have the right to restrict Berry’s use and disclosure of your sensitive personal information to purposes permitted under the CPRA, such as security, quality control, uses required by law, and disclosures to vendors in support of the permitted purposes. This right only applies to sensitive personal information collected or processed by Berry for the purpose inferring characteristics about you. As noted above, Berry does not collect or process your sensitive personal information for the purpose of inferring characteristics, and therefore this right does not apply.

B. How to Exercise Your Rights

Berry will respond to requests to know, delete, and correct in accordance with applicable law if it can verify the identity of the individual submitting the request. You can exercise these rights in the following ways:

C. How We Will Verify Your Request

If you submit a request through an adequately secure password-protected account that you created before the date of your request, we will use the authentication mechanisms in the account to verify your identity.  Otherwise, we match personal information that you provide us against personal information we maintain in our files.  The more risk entailed by the request (e.g., a request for specific pieces of personal information), the more items of personal information we may request to verify you.  If we cannot verify your identity to a sufficient level of certainty to respond securely to your request, we will let you know promptly and explain why we cannot verify your identity.

D. Authorized Agents

If an authorized agent submits a request on your behalf, the authorized agent must submit with the request another document signed by you that authorizes the authorized agent to submit the request on your behalf.  In addition, we may ask you or your authorized agent to follow the applicable process described above for verifying your identity. You or your authorized agent can submit your written request to us at

In the alternative, you can provide a power of attorney compliant with the California Probate Code.

E. Berry’s Non-Discrimination and Non-Retaliation Policy

Berry will not unlawfully discriminate or retaliate against you for exercising your rights under the California Privacy Rights Act.  


If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date above. If we materially change this Privacy Policy in a way that affects how we use or disclose your personal information, we will provide a prominent notice of such changes and the effective date of the changes before making them.

For More Information

For questions or concerns about Berry’s privacy policies and practices, please contact us at