Regional centers must post information regarding how providers are doing with ensuring individuals served are part of their communities (Welfare and Institutions Code section 4519.2(b)). This information is to be updated at least every six months until DDS has determined that statewide compliance has been met.
This policy covers the treatment of all personal information that Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center collects when you visit our Web site. At Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, we understand that privacy is a very important issue for visitors to the Lanterman Web site at www.lanterman.org. This policy tells you how we protect the personal information that you supply voluntarily. Please read this policy carefully.
Personal Information Collection and Use
In general, you can visit the Lanterman Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.
Personally Identifiable Information
Lanterman maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic, personally identifiable information. This includes, among other things, using encryption technology for credit card data used in e-commerce transactions. However, Lanterman cannot guarantee that any information is totally secure because of the nature of the Internet. You acknowledge and agree that Lanterman is not responsible for any use of personal information by Web sites you reach via a link on this Web site.
This type of information cannot be tied back to a specific individual user. Like many other Web sites, Lanterman receives and collects information about your session or about you when IP addresses are logged to track a user’s session (the user remains anonymous). When Lanterman receives information about your session or about you, we may use it as part of aggregated statistics for research or to improve our site. In general, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. This data is analyzed for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. This anonymous information about your session or about you may be collected using technology such as “cookies” and “Web beacons.”
Lanterman employs a software technology that serves as a Web tracking device to collect certain information about traffic to the Lanterman Web site. This device is classified as a “Web beacon” by the Network Advertising Initiative, which means that the scope of its collection is restricted to Web site traffic data. It is similar in function to cookies, however, the main difference between the two is that Web beacons are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. This data is used for tracking and reporting aggregate usage patterns on the Web site but does not include any personally identifiable information about individual visitors.
This Web site may contain links to other sites. Unless we expressly state otherwise, Lanterman Regional Center makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. The fact that Lanterman Regional Center has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or its providers. There are risks associated with using any information, software or products found on the Internet, and Lanterman Regional Center cautions you to make sure that you understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon or purchasing anything via the Internet.
In addition, we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. These other sites may collect or solicit personal data or send their own cookies to your computer. Please be aware that Lanterman Regional Center is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites. This policy applies to all Web pages under our domain and not to any Web pages not under our domain, regardless of any hyperlinks from a Web page under our domain to a Web page not under our domain. Please check the privacy statements of these other sites for more information about their policies on collection and use of personal information.
Note to Parents and Caregivers About Children’s Privacy
Lanterman Regional Center is concerned about the protection of online privacy for all our Web site users. We are particularly respectful of the privacy of our young users. We remind and encourage parents, caregivers and guardians to check and monitor their children’s online activities and ensure that they never send an e-mail or submit personal information on this Web site or any other Web site without your permission.
We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our Web site. We will post changes here so that you know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Changes and modifications to this policy will be effective immediately upon our posting of the changes and modifications on this Web site. You agree to review this policy each time you use this Web site.
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