Privacy Policy


The privacy and security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us. We collect relevant personal information through lawful means to fulfill our duties in managing the State’s lands and resources. When we request personal information, we specify what it will be used for and the legal authority for requesting it. We communicate the purpose for which the information will be used at, or prior to, the time of collection in a privacy notice accompanying the form used to collect personal information. Any subsequent use will be consistent with the original purpose. Your personal data will not be disclosed, made available, or used for purposes other than those specified, except with your consent or as authorized by law or regulation. We use sophisticated security technologies to protect your information from unauthorized viewing by internal or external sources. Personal information refers to information such as name, home address, phone number, social security number, and other information which could be used to identify an individual.  This personal information is acquired through job applications, employee personnel files, contracts for services from individuals and businesses, and lease and permit applications.

You have the right to know what types of information we gather and how we use it. You may review your information and request that any inaccuracies are corrected. To request access to your personal information or request that an inaccuracy is corrected, please contact the Commission’s privacy officer at 916.574.1900.

Our policies regarding the personal information we collect and manage are governed by law, including the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Civil Code Section 1798 – 1798.78), Government Code section 11015.5, and Public Resources Code section 6301. We also ensure that your information is protected whenever you visit our website. For more information on how we protect your privacy, please review the following:


Whenever you visit a website, including the Commission’s, a small piece of information called a cookie can be sent to your computer. The main purpose of a cookie is to identify and customize webpages for you.

We may place and subsequently retrieve cookies that identify you and your computer to our Internet site. Cookies do not contain personal or confidential information about you and will only be used to monitor activity on our website. We aggregate statistics from users who have these cookies. The cookies will remain on your computer unless you delete them. You can manage your cookies by accessing your browser’s preferences menu to prevent them from being placed on your computer or to delete them from your computer. Additionally, information on how to delete cookies from your computer may be found at You should, however, be aware that some websites may not work properly if you block cookie placement.

You have the right to have any information collected about you when you visit our website deleted without reuse or distribution. Please contact the Commission’s privacy officer at 916.574.1900 to request that we discard your information.

Information we collect when you visit our website

Each time you visit our website, we automatically record the following information:

Information Definition
Date Date of visit.
Time Time of visit.
Client IP Address You’re Internet Protocol Address – Your computer’s address.
Server IP Address Internet Protocol Address of our web server – Our server’s address.
Referrer Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the web page that sent the requested file.
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol – Software that runs the web.
HTTP Status Codes that indicate the condition of the request, report errors, and other necessary information; e.g., 404 Requested Page Not Found.
HTTP Request URL The address of the web page or file you requested.
Bytes Sent Amount of data you downloaded during your visit.
Bytes Received Amount of data you uploaded during your visit.
User Agent Name and version of your web browser or other software that requested information from us.
Protocol Version Version of HTTP used by your web browser.
Cookie A small text file, primarily used to customize webpages for the visitor. We limit our use of cookies as stated above.
What we do with the information we collected

We use the information gathered when you visit our website to help us manage and improve our website. This information is used only for internal purposes. It helps us measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our website and to help improve our website for future visitors. We will not distribute or sell any electronically collected personal information about users to any third party without the users’ written consent. Please note that electronically collected personal information is confidential and is exempt from California Public Record Act requests (Government Code section 6250).

Protecting your privacy

The Commission is committed to the privacy of your personal information. We collect and maintain our electronic and paper files in a manner that protects personal information against loss, unauthorized access, use, disclosure or modification. This is accomplished through written policies, limiting access to work areas through managed electronic entry systems, network security using layers of defense including, but not limited to, firewall protection, encryption, limiting network access using the principle of least privileged, and ensuring personal data on paper is separated from public data. Additionally, Commission staff receives annual security training that encompasses protecting personal information.

There are things you can do to protect your privacy. Be sure to update your browser and operating system regularly. For more information on how you can protect your privacy, visit the Privacy Enforcement and Protection page on the Office of the Attorney General website.

Any information we acquire, including information collected on our website, may be released if requested, as authorized in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (see Civil Code section 1798).

Notification of changes

Please note that this privacy policy is subject to change without notice. This policy was last updated April 1, 2016.

Questions or concerns about this policy?

Privacy Officer
Radhana Singh | 916.574.1760
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento CA 95825