Privacy Policy

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) 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 CSD’s policy to limit the collection and safeguard the privacy of personal information collected or maintained by the Department and this website. CSD’s information management practices conform to the requirements of the Information Practices Act (Civil Code section 1798 et seq.), the Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), Government Code sections 11015.5 and 11019.9, and other applicable laws pertaining to information privacy.

CSD adheres to the following principles in connection with the collection and management of personal information:

  • CSD collects personal information only as allowed by law. Personal information, as defined in the Information Practices Act, includes information that identifies or describes an individual, such as an individual's name, Social Security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history. [See Information Practices Act, CA Civil Code §1798.3.]
  • Personally identifiable data collected by CSD is relevant to the purposes for which it is collected. CSD specifies the reasons for collection of personally identifiable data at or before the time of collection.
  • CSD does not disclose, make available, or use any personally identifiable data for purposes other than the reasons specified at or before the time of collection without the consent of the subject of the data or as authorized by law or regulation.
  • All personal information collected and maintained by CSD is secured against loss, damage, modification or unauthorized disclosure. CSD uses multiple technological and procedural approaches to protect against unauthorized disclosure of this information pursuant to current law and practice. These practices and policies are reviewed regularly.

These policies have been developed and are maintained in accordance with the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Title 1.8 (commencing with Section 1798) of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code) and according to Section 11019.9 of the Government Code.

Should you need further information or have questions about the privacy of personally identifiable data maintained by CSD, please contact:

Emily Fisher, Staff Counsel
Department of Community Services and Development
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95833
(916) 576-7114
E-mail Privacy Officer