Privacy Policy

Draft Privacy Policy for Children and Families Commission of Orange County

PRIVACY POLICY

The Children and Families Commission of Orange County (Commission) is committed to protecting on-line privacy and the confidentiality of personal information provided while interacting with the Commission on the Internet.

Thank you for reviewing the disclaimer statement and privacy policy for the Commission website. This information is provided to inform users of our data collection and privacy policies, and about related information pertaining to the website and its use. As enhancements to the site continue to be made, the Commission reserves the right to modify its disclaimer and privacy policies without notice. The Commission is an independent public agency. Its jurisdiction lies within the boundaries of Orange County, California, but is not part of or affiliated with the government of the County of Orange.

Disclaimer of Liability

This website is operated and maintained by the Children and Families Commission of Orange County to provide public access to Commission information through the Internet. The website provides general information on matters of public interest. While the Commission attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information on its website, neither the Commission nor any of its Commissioners, employees, agents or representatives make any claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of this information and expressly disclaim liability for any errors or omissions. Material on the site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice.

The Commission is not responsible or liable for any viruses or other contamination of your computer systems, nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of its website. This site, and all materials contained in it, including hyperlinks to other websites, are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, expressed, implied or statutory, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and freedom of infringement on the rights of third parties.

Under no circumstances shall the Commission be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information made available through the Commission’s website, nor shall the Commission be liable for any other consequences, foreseen or unforeseen, from any such reliance. The Commission is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the site. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the Commission’s website are strictly prohibited.

Copyrights

Unless a copyright is indicated, the information on this site is freely available for non-commercial, non-profit making use. If a copyright is indicated on any materials displayed on this website, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source. Commercial use of Commission materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the Commission.

Indemnification

To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the Commission website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Commission, its Commissioners, employees, agents and representatives from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of use of this site or materials and information contained therein.

Links to Other Websites

The Commission website contains links to other websites on the Internet. The Commission is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of materials on other sites that are referenced or linked through the Commission website or for the practices of other site operations. When you link to a non-Commission website, you are no longer on the Commission site and are subject to the privacy and disclosure practices of the new site. Links to other sites are provided for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement by the Commission. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not necessarily apply to those sites. We suggest that you contact these sites directly for information on their data collection and privacy policies.

Legal Notice to the Children and Families Commission

Communications made through the Commission email messaging system or website shall not be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Commission, or any of its Commissioners, employees, agents or representatives with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Commission or any of its Commissioners, employees, agents or representatives where to the Commission is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. No communication to the Commission made through this website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.

Accessibility

The Commission is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The Commission offers text only versions of most pages on the website. A text reader will be able to reveal the location of the page by introducing it at the top of every page as “Text Version.” The same text only version can be accessed by clicking the print icon. Alternative text is also available for most graphics on the website as well.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

The Commission does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors who do no more than browse this site or download information from it. Information about the collection of IP addresses will not be released to any third party, except under court order. Logs of user activity are maintained in order to help manage the website; the information stored in these logs does not identify users personally. The logs store such things as the domain name and IP addresses used to access the website; the type of browsers and operating systems used by site visitors; the date and time of the site visits; and the pages accessed. Collecting this information helps to improve the website and its features to suit your needs. Aggregate information from all site visitors may be used to measure server performance and address security or virus threats.

Personal information You Send

The Commission values both your use of this site and feedback you provide. If you participate in a survey or send us an e-mail, your email address and the other information you volunteer will be collected. If you send the Commission an e-mail that includes personal information, we normally will use the information only to respond to your message. However, we may forward your e-mail to another agency if we believe that agency is better prepared to answer your question. Information received in the e-mails is not used to create personal profiles, and e-mail information is not given nor sold to others for commercial purposes. An e-mail threat or a message that describes or promotes unlawful activity is automatically forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Security of Your Personal Information

With the importance of protecting user personal information in mind, the Commission does not rent, sell or give away any information identifying you individually to third parties for marketing or mailing list purposes without your permission.

Public Records

As a public agency, we are governed by the California Public Records Act (California Government Code section 6250 et seq.). As such, most business you conduct with the Commission becomes a public record and is open for public inspection. Public records may be posted on the website for electronic access. Records posted on the website are also available for public inspection by requests made in person, by mail or by telephone at the Commission headquarters.

Cookies

The Commission makes reasonable efforts to avoid the use of “cookies,” the data files stored on your computer by your web browser which provide information about you. Cookies may be used on the site when needed to maintain the functionality of an interactive application and are used only during the session in which you access the interactive application. Cookies created on your computer by using the website do not contain personal information and do not identify you individually. The cookie feature is used to store a temporary identifying tag on your computer. Depending on the settings of your browser or other methods, you can refuse or delete cookie files from your computer. Turning off the cookie option may limit your access to interactive applications of the Commission’s website.

Site Security

Network traffic is continuously monitored to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the website. Anyone using the Commission’s website expressly consents to such monitoring.