Workforce Privacy Notice

Effective Date: 12/21/2021
Last Updated on: 12/21/2021

This Workforce Privacy Notice (“Notice”) sets out how First Watch Restaurants, Inc. (“First Watch,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, discloses, and protects the personal information about our workforce, including employees, contractors, job applicants, and job candidates who reside in certain jurisdictions, namely California and Virginia (“Workforce”). This Policy supplements our general Privacy Policy.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our Workforce. Accordingly, we will use any Workforce personal information in accordance with this Notice. However, this Notice does not protect information you post to public areas or third-party websites, except as set forth herein. This Notice imposes no duties on us not imposed by state, federal, or other applicable law.

We may change this Notice periodically by updating this page. You should check back from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with the terms of this Notice.

Any inquiries about this Notice should be directed to us at [email protected], 941-500-1970 or toll free at 888-270-1095, or by mail to:

First Watch Restaurants, Inc.
Attn: Privacy
8725 Pendery Place, Suite 201
Bradenton, FL 34201


We may collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with individuals in the Workforce (“PI”).

PI does not include:

We may collect PI about you through our application, recruitment, employment or engagement processes, either directly from you or (where applicable) from another person or entity, such as an employment agency, recruitment or professional networking website, background check provider, or from others who provide references on prospective workers. We will collect additional Workforce PI throughout the course of employment or other provision of services to us. Workforce PI may include, depending on the position:

In particular, we may collect the following categories of PI from our Workforce:

A. Identifiers.Yes, name, alias, postal address, email address, or other similar identifiers.
B. Personal Information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).Yes, name, signature, Social Security number, address, telephone number, employment, employment history, bank account number, or health insurance information.
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.Yes, age (40 years or older), race, national origin, citizenship, 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.
D. Commercial information.No.
E. Biometric information.No.
F. Internet or other similar network activity.Yes, browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
G. Geolocation data.No.
H. Sensory data.Yes, audio and voice, photographs, or video.
I. Professional or employment-related information.Yes, current or past job history, performance evaluations, or education information.
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)).Yes, education history.
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.Yes, profile information reflecting a person’s preferences or characteristics.


We use Workforce PI for many purposes, including:

We may use sensitive PI as follows:

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


We may disclose your PI to the following third-party service providers:

Otherwise, we may disclose Workforce PI:


For certain jurisdictions: The CCPA provides California-resident consumers with specific rights regarding their PI. Other jurisdictions may also provide similar rights. This section describes CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Right to Know and Data Portability

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your PI over the past 12 months (the “right to know”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity, we will disclose to you:

Right to Delete

You have the right to request that we delete any of your PI that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions (the “right to delete”). Once we receive your request and confirm your identity, we will review your request to see if an exception allowing us to retain the PI applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the PI is necessary for us or our Service Provider(s) to, among other things:

We will delete or deidentify PI not subject to one of these exceptions from our records and will direct our service providers to take similar action.  We commit that we will not reidentify deidentified PI.


While no method of data transmission is guaranteed against unlawful third-party interception or other misuse (for example, e-mail sent to or from our Site may not be secure), First Watch uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical efforts to ensure protection of your PI from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.


We will retain PI for as long as the information has value as part of services we provide, or as long as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, whichever is longer.