Privacy Policy

Effective: 07/10/2017

Thank you for visiting the State of California’s Immigrant Guide and reviewing our policy. Please note, this policy is subject to change without notice, and reflects the State's current business practices. This policy is dated July 10, 2017. The State of California also has a privacy policy available on the website.

Personal Information

The State of California is committed to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of individuals as enumerated in Article 1 of the California Constitution, the California Information Practices Act of 1977, and other state and federal laws.

When it’s collected and how it’s used

This website automatically collects the domain name or Internet Protocol address that relates to the machine used to access the site, the type of browser and operating system used, the date and time the website is visited, and the web pages displayed. We do not collect home addresses, business or e-mail addresses, or account information from persons who simply browse this Internet website. Electronically collected personal information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act.

Conditions of Use

Translated Content

We have used professional third party translation services to translate some of the English content on this site into several languages spoken throughout California. Although we have made every effort to achieve an accurate translation, the California Department of Technology cannot guarantee complete accuracy.

Links to other sites

Our web site has links to websites that might be useful and/or provide services. Clicking on links to content outside of the California Immigrant Guide will cause the linked content to open in a new browser tab or window. When you click on links to another site and view content on another site, you are no longer on the California Immigrant Guide and are subject to the use and privacy policies of the new site.

Related services

All services promoted on this site are offered by agencies and departments of the State of California, by contractors with the State of California, or by organizations that have partnered with the State to provide the services described.

State agencies and departments

Available services vary between agencies and departments promoted on this site. Each agency and department within the State of California may have additional privacy and use policies specific to their mission. We encourage you to review those policies as you access additional sites within the State of California.