- Personally identifiable information may only be obtained through lawful means.
- 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.
- 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.
- Personal data collected shall be relevant to the purpose for which it is needed.
- 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.
- Prominently posting the policy physically in its offices and on its Internet website, if any;
- Distributing the policy to each of its employees and contractors who have access to personal data;
- Complying 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, and
Energy Commission Website Privacy
The California Energy Commission adheres to the above mentioned state laws relating to privacy. There are four pages on our website where information may be collected that could be subject to the state's privacy laws and regulations:
- Our On-line Feedback form about our website make-over.
- Our On-line form for Public Records Act Requests.
- Our On-line complaint page (in keeping with AB 206 - Citizen's Complaint Act of 1997)
- Our List server page
- Information supplied through the "Feedback" comment form is being used to guage the effectiveness of our recent website make-over. Information received will be disposed of once the message is reviewed.
- Our on-line Public Record Act (PRA) request page complies with state regulations that require agencies to have a web-accessed form for the public to make a PRA. Information from that request is responded to by our Chief Counsel's Office, and information from the request is kept by the Chief Counsel's Office as part of the public record.
- Our on-line Complaint Form complies with Assembly Bill 206, the Citizens Complaint Act of 1997. Comments and complaints about the Commission are reviewed and answered by the Commission's Media and Public Communication's Office. Copies of the e-mail correspondence are kept by the office.
- Our listserver page allows the public to sign-up on any of dozens of various automated e-mail lists using "MajorDomo" software. The subscribers e-mail addresses are maintained by the webmaster, are kept confidential and not available to the public or for any other purposes.
For other legal information about our website, visit our Conditions of Use.