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Water Boards' Privacy Policy


Pursuant to Government Code section 11019.9, the Water Boards' have adopted this privacy policy, in adherence with the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Civil Code section 1798 et seq.), that includes the following principles:

(a) Personally identifiable information may only be obtained through lawful means.

(b) The purposes for which personally identifiable data are collected shall be specified at or prior to the time of collection, and any subsequent use of the data shall be limited to and consistent with the fulfillment of those purposes previously specified.

(c) Personal data may not be disclosed, made available, or otherwise used for a purpose other than those specified, except with the consent of the subject of the data, or as required by law or regulation.

(d) Personal data collected shall be relevant to the purpose for which it is needed.

(e) The general means by which personal data is protected against loss, unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure shall be posted, unless the disclosure of those general means would compromise legitimate agency objectives or law enforcement purposes.

This policy complies with the Information Practices Act (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.); the Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.); Government Code Section 11015.5, and all other laws pertaining to information privacy.

For information pertaining to this Privacy Policy, please contact the Water Board's Office of Public Affairs.