California Workforce Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 9, 2023

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When This Policy Applies to Your Personal Information

This Policy applies solely to residents of the State of California who are job applicants, employees, independent contractors, corporate officers and directors (“California workforce”, “you”, or “your”). “References to the Northwestern Mutual Family of Companies”, “NM”, “we”, “us”, or “our” within this Policy mean The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries (e.g., Northwestern Long Term Care Company, Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, LLC, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, and Mason Street Advisors, LLC). The purpose of this Policy is to provide you with a description of your rights and our information practices. This Policy also supplements the information contained in the Online Privacy Statement and related disclosures of NM.

When this Privacy Notice Does Not Apply to Your Personal Information

Please note that this Policy does not apply when your Personal Information is protected under other laws, such as the Gramm, Leach Bliley Act (GLBA);the California Financial Information Protection Act; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA); and/or the Driver's License Protection Act. This means that this Policy does not apply to Personal Information collected in relation to the products and services we provide as a service provider, such as insurance products, investment products and services, or financial planning. For a description of your rights and our information practices in these instances, please read our Privacy Notices.

Also, this Policy does not apply to Personal Information collected in the context of any contractual relationship with our sales force, including applicable network offices. To understand more about our privacy practices in this instance, go to the California Sales Force Privacy Notice.

Defined Terms

For purposes of this Policy, the terms “Personal Information”, “Sensitive Personal Information”, “consumer”, “business purpose”, “commercial purpose”, “third party”, “service provider”, “share”, “sell”, and “sold” have the same meanings as provided in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (collectively, “CPRA”).