Updated: September 1, 2023
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
"Personal information" is information that identifies or describes an individual, such as your name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, medical or employment history, and statements made by or attributed to you.
"Electronically collected personal information" is information about an individual that we may collect by your use of this website, and includes network location or identity, e-mail address, usernames, and passwords. Electronically collected personal information does not include information that you manually submit to us, nor does it include information on individuals in their business capacity.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES DPR COLLECT?
DPR will only collect and use personal information as allowed by law and only for specific purposes that are identified to you at or before the time we collect it, in a privacy notice included on or with the form used to collect the personal information. DPR's employees only use your personal information on a need-to-know basis to provide you information or services.
WHEN YOU USE THIS WEBSITE
When you use this website, DPR collects your domain name or Internet Protocol address, the time and date of access, and statistical information about which web pages you visited, the type of browser and operating system you used, and the website you visited before our website. This information does not identify you personally. We use this information to improve our web services and to understand how people are using our website. We may also aggregate this information and disclose it through statistical reports and trending data on the use of our website.
DPR's website may place and subsequently retrieve simple text files called "cookies," which 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 this website. Cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. You may use your web browser settings to refuse or delete cookies from your computer.
WHEN YOU PARTICIPATE IN A SURVEY OR E-MAIL US
You may voluntarily provide us personal information, including your e-mail address and the information volunteered in the e-mail or in response to a survey. DPR collects this information and may disclose it to other state agencies to serve your needs or to improve our services. DPR may also aggregate survey responses and disclose it through statistical reports and trending data. If the information is part of an investigation, we may retain and disclose that information as part of an enforcement action or consumer complaint case. DPR may use your email to respond appropriately. You may choose not to participate in these activities, and your choice will not affect your ability to use this website.
IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER WITH US
If you place an order with us, we request information from the user on our order form. A user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your order/request. If we have trouble processing an order, the contact information is used to get in touch with you.
IF YOU SUBMIT A COMMENT TO US
Under the Public Records Act (Government Code sections 7920 and following), your written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g., your address, phone, email, etc.) on a DPR proceeding or activity become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request. Additionally, this information may become available via search engines. The information collected may include text, audio, video, and graphic information formats you send to us.
HOW DOES DPR PROTECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
DPR does not secure or encrypt any information that you send in an e-mail. Do not send any confidential or personal information by e-mail, such as your social security number, credit card number, or other sensitive data.
DPR secures all personal information that we collect against loss, damage, modification, use, unauthorized access, or disclosure as required by federal and California law. Information that you voluntarily provide is protected by the appropriate computer, network, and Internet technical security controls at the employee and departmental level to prevent unauthorized access. Some of these security controls are: password and user identification verification, data encryption, confidential transmissions, secure storage areas, and audit trails. DPR educates its employees on working with confidential and personally identifiable information as well as the consequences of misuse.
DPR destroys your personal information as soon as it is no longer needed. DPR regularly schedules archiving, purging, and proper disposal of records and information.
WHAT INFORMATION CAN DPR DISCLOSE?
DPR will not disclose, make available, or otherwise use your personal information for purposes other than those specified, unless we have your consent or as required by law or regulation. DPR will not sell or distribute your electronically collected personal information to any third party without your permission.
All information collected at this site is a public record that may be inspected and copied by the public, unless an exception exists. Personally identifiable information (information that links your name to other identifiable personal information, such as your social security number or credit card number) and electronically collected personal information (such as your network information) are exempt from the Public Records Act.
HOW CAN I ACCESS OR CONTROL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You may contact DPR's Privacy Officer if you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this policy, would like to request your personal information, or wish to change or delete your personal information.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Attention: Privacy Officer
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 445-2602