IF-Housing (DFEH 903-7) Revised 1/20
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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. All information collected at this site becomes a public
record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law
exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act, the
Information Practices Act and/or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Public
Records Act, the Information Practices Act and/or other applicable law will control.
We recognize the importance of protecting privacy where minors (a person under 18 years of
age) are involved. We are committed to protecting the privacy of minors and do not knowingly
collect personal information from minors or create profiles of minors through our website. Users
are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted online or in an e-
mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult. DFEH strongly encourages parents,
guardians and adults to be involved in the internet activities of their children or other minors they
are responsible for and to provide guidance whenever minors are asked to provide personal
information online. If you believe a minor has provided us with personal information, we ask that
a parent or guardian contact us at 1-800-884-1684.
DFEH has put security measures in place to safeguard and protect your information from
unauthorized access, disclosure, and loss. Our policy limits access to personal information to
employees who have an established business need for the Personal Information including those
directly involved in the filing, investigation, resolution and/or litigation of your complaint.
Information that is physically located within the DFEH is protected by various security measures,
which may include the use of encryption software to protect the security of an individuals’
personal information during transmission and storage. Personal Information is destroyed
according to the DFEH’s records retention policy, and we only retain these records for as long
as necessary to fulfill our business need. We train our employees on procedures and
management of personal information we collect as well as on taking precautions and complying
with limitations on the release of personal information.
Access and Corrections to your Personal Information
You have the right to review any Personal Information we collect about you. If you request all or
a portion of the Personal Information collected about you by the DFEH, we will provide you with
the Personal Information requested and explain how we use the information. You may request
changes to your Personal Information you believe is incorrect by submitting a written request
that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your Personal Information is being used for a
purpose other than what you intended when you submitted it, you may contact us so we can
rectify the misuse. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before
granting access or making corrections.