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DHCS Web Privacy Statement

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) web site is provided as a public service. Information provided on this website is considered public information and may not be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified.

For site management, information may be collected with personally identifiable data only through lawful means. Personally identifiable data collected by DHCS is relevant to the purpose for which it is collected. DHCS specifies the reasons for collection of personally identifiable data at or before the time of collection, and any subsequent use of the data shall be limited to and consistent with the fulfillment of those purposes.

For site security purposes, this government computer system monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

For site management, this government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes, i.e., assessing what information is of interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

All personal information collected and maintained by DHCS is secured against loss, damage, modification or unauthorized use or disclosure. DHCS 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.

DHCS adheres to all DHCS privacy policies, as well as California and Federal privacy legislation and regulations.

DHCS may provide links to various other web sites. DHCS assumes no responsibility for the information practices of sites that you are able to access through the DHCS web site. You should read the privacy statements at these sites to determine their information use and practices. These links to other sites do not imply any affiliation or endorsement of a linked site.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the Privacy Office at: WebPrivacy@dhcs.ca.gov.

Last modified on: 2/21/2014 1:44 PM