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CCPA Notice at Collection for California Employees and Job Applicants

Last Updated: January 2021
 

Hikvision USA Inc. (“Hikvision”) adopts this Notice at Collection to California employees and job applicants regarding the collection of Personal Information to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Notice at Collection. 

Hikvision is committed to protecting the privacy and security of Personal Information. In the course of its business, Hikvision collects and uses Personal Information of job applicants, prospective employees, and employees. This Notice at Collection describe the categories of Personal Information Hikvision collects and the purpose for which Hikvision intends to use these information.

Categories of Personal Information Hikvision Collects:

Hikvision collects the categories of Personal Information listed below directly from you and the information you provide during your job application process, your employment onboarding process, during the selection of your benefits as an employee, and your employment process at Hikvision.

  • Identifying information, such as your full name, gender, date of birth, and signature.
  • Demographic data, such as race, ethnic origin, marital status, disability, and veteran or military status.
  • Contact information, such as your home address, telephone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contact information.
  • Dependent's or other individual's information, such as their full name, address, date of birth, and Social Security numbers (SSN).
  • National identifiers, such as SSN, driver license information, passport and visa information, and immigration status and documentation.
  • Educational and professional background, such as your work history, academic and professional qualifications, educational records, references, and interview notes.
  • Employment details, such as your job title, position, hire dates, compensation, performance and disciplinary records, and vacation and sick leave records.
  • Financial information, such as banking details, billing/expense information for reimbursement, tax information, payroll information, and withholdings.
  • Health and Safety information, such as health conditions (if modification is needed through doctor note during your employment with the company), job restrictions, workplace illness and injury information, and health insurance policy information.
  • Information Systems (IS) information, such as your search history, browsing history, login information, and IP addresses on Company's information systems and networks.
  • Biometric information, such as facial recognition, fingerprints, or other physical patterns.
  • Geolocation data, such as time and physical location related to use of an internet website, application, device, or physical access to a Company office location.
  • Sensory or surveillance information, such as COVID-19 related temperature checks and call monitoring and video surveillance.
  • Profile or summary about an applicant/employee's preferences, characteristics, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

 

Purpose for which Hikvision intends to use these information:

Hikvison collects and uses these information for human resources, employment, benefit administration, health and safety, and business-related purposes, and where necessary to comply with any local, state, and federal legal obligations. Purpose for the use of these Personal Information includes:

  • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations, complying with legal orders and government requests, and responding to subpoena or similar legal process to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts.
  • Recruitting and evaluating job applicants and candidates for employment.
  • Conducting background checks.
  • Managing your employment relationship with Hikvison, including for:
    • onboarding processes;
    • timekeeping, payroll, and expense report administration;
    • employee benefits administration;
    • employee training and development requirements;
    • the creation, maintenance, and security of your online employee accounts;
    • reaching your emergency contacts when needed, such as when you are not reachable or are injured or ill;
    • workers' compensation claims management;
    • employee job performance, including goals and performance reviews, promotions, discipline, and termination; and
    • other human resources purposes
  • Managing and monitoring employee access to company facilities, equipment, and systems.
  • Conducting internal audits and workplace investigations.
  • Investigating and enforcing compliance with and potential breaches of Hikvision’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining commercial insurance policies and coverages, including for workers' compensation and other liability insurance.
  • Performing workforce analytics, data analytics, and benchmarking.
  • Administering and maintaining Hikvision’s operations, including for workplace safety maintenance purposes.
  • For client marketing purposes.
  • Exercising or defending the legal rights of Hikvision, its affiliates and its employees.

Hikvision will not collect additional categories of Personal Information or use the Personal Information collected for materially different purpose, unless an additional and/or updated notice has been first provided to you.

If you have any questions about this Notice at Collection, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Hikvison USA Inc.

Attn: Legal & HR Department

18639 Railroad Street,

City of Industry, CA 91748

Or via email: hr.usa@hikvison.com

IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

View the most updated version of this document here:

https://techsupportca.freshdesk.com/en/support/solutions/articles/17000113531-i-series-nvr-firmware-upgrade-instructions

 

The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.

 

Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.

 

After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.

 

Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.

 

Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.

 

Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.

 

Downgrading

Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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