Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the CCGI website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CCGI website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

This Privacy Policy is effective January 1, 2021

Collection of your Personal Information

CCGI collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, title, and organization, from users who wish to subscribe to receive updates from CCGI. Information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by CCGI. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by CCGI for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CCGI website.

If you visit websites linked to on the CCGI website, CCGI encourages you to review their privacy statements, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. CCGI is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the CCGI website.

To ensure compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 6501-6506 (“COPPA”), CCGI does not collect personal information online from children under the age of 13.

Use of Your Personal Information

CCGI collects and uses your personal information to operate the CCGI website and deliver the services you have requested. CCGI may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from CCGI and its affiliates. CCGI may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

CCGI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. CCGI may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, title, and organization) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, CCGI may share data with trusted partners and administrative service providers (i.e. program managers or other direct service staff), to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to CCGI, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

CCGI does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Online Tracking

CCGI keeps track of the pages our users visit within, in order to determine what CCGI information is the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. At this time, we do not respond to browser “do not track” signals.

CCGI will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CCGI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CCGI ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of CCGI  or the public.

Use of Cookies

CCGI uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same CCGI website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CCGI features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the CCGI services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

CCGI secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. CCGI secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

CCGI will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. CCGI encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CCGI is protecting your information. CCGI will notify users of any updates to this Statement of Privacy by providing a notification on the CCGI home webpage.

Contact Information

CCGI welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that CCGI has not adhered to this Statement, please contact CCGI at . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.