SCDD Website Privacy Statement
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Website Privacy Statement
Effective: January 2024
The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD or Council) is committed to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of individuals as enumerated in Article 1 of the California Constitution, the Information Practices Act of 1977, and other state and federal laws.
It is the policy of SCDD to safeguard the privacy of personal information collected or maintained by the Council.
SCDD’s information management practices are governed by the requirements of the following authorities and all other laws pertaining to information privacy:
- Government Code Section 11015.5
- Health and Safety Code Section 1500 et seq.
- Information Practices Act – Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.
- Public Records Act – Government Code Section 6250 et seq.
- Safeguarding Information for the Financial Assistance Programs – 45 CFR Section 205.50
- Statewide Administrative Manual (SAM) Section Privacy 5310 et seq.
- Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM) 5310 – A & B.
- Welfare and Institutions Code Section 10850 et seq.
SCDD follows these principles in collecting and managing personal information:
- SCDD collects personal information on individuals only as allowed by law to administer programs serving people across the state. Any subsequent use of the information shall be limited to and consistent with the fulfillment of those purposes and/or to make disclosures as required or authorized by law.
Personal information, as defined in the Information Practices Act, is information that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to: name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history.
- SCDD only collects personal information that is necessary and appropriate for the type of services requested. When filling out a form or survey, SCDD strives to tell people who are asked to provide information about the general uses of the information by SCDD.
- SCDD collects personal information directly from individuals who use one or more of the SCDD web sites to obtain services. Collection of this information is required to deliver specific services, however, use of the services is voluntary.
- SCDD does not disclose personal information. Personal information may not be disclosed, made available, or otherwise used for a purpose other than those specified, except with the consent of the subject of the personal information, or as required or authorized by law.
- Electronically collected personal information is exempt from requests made under the Public Records Act.
- SCDD uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors interact with the SCDD websites to improve each website. You can read Google’s security and privacy policies for Google Analytics. You can choose not to have your data used by Google Analytics by downloading their opt-out browser add-on. Selecting to opt out will not interfere with your ability to use the SCDD website.
- SCDD will provide additional information on our website privacy statement if requested. If you have further questions, comments, or complaints about our privacy statement or policy compliance you may contact:
- SCDD Information Security & Privacy
3831 N. Freeway Blvd., Suite 125
Sacramento, CA 95834
- SCDD Information Security & Privacy
For more general information about online privacy and security, please see the California Department of Justice’s Online Privacy page.
Conditions of Use
If during your visit to the State’s web site you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:
If You Send Us E-mail
You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other State employees who may be better able to help you, and this staff may be employed by a different agency within the State. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or, as required by law, we do not share your e-mail with any other organizations.
In the State of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by State government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both State and federal laws provide exceptions.
THE STATE, AS DEVELOPER AND MANAGER OF THIS WEB SITE, HAS TAKEN SEVERAL STEPS TO SAFEGUARD THE INTEGRITY OF ITS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO AUTHENTICATION, MONITORING, AUDITING, AND ENCRYPTION. SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN INTEGRATED INTO THE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND DAY-TO-DAY PRACTICES OF THE ENTIRE STATE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT AS PART OF ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO RISK MANAGEMENT. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED IN ANY WAY AS GIVING BUSINESS, LEGAL, OR OTHER ADVICE, OR WARRANTING AS FAIL PROOF, THE SECURITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED VIA THE STATE’S SUPPORTED WEB SITE. THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS GOVERNING SECURITY ARE ENFORCED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE.
Links to Other Sites
Limitation of Liability
The State attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its web site. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation.
In general, information presented on this web site, unless otherwise indicated, is considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as permitted by law. However, the State does make use of copyrighted data (e.g., photographs) which may require additional permissions prior to your use. In order to use any information on this web site not owned or created by the State, you must seek permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources. The State shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. The State shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.
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