The Children and Families Commission of Orange County (Commission) is committed to protecting on-line privacy and the confidentiality of personal information provided while interacting with the Commission on the Internet.
Disclaimer of Liability
This website is operated and maintained by the Commission to provide public access to Commission information through the Internet. The website provides general information on matters of public interest. While the Commission attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information on its website, neither the Commission nor any of its Commissioners, employees, agents or representatives make any claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of this information and expressly disclaim liability for any errors or omissions. Material on the site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice.
The Commission is not responsible or liable for any viruses or other contamination of your computer systems, nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of its website. This site, and all materials contained in it, including hyperlinks to other websites, are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, expressed, implied or statutory, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and freedom of infringement on the rights of third parties.
Under no circumstances shall the Commission be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information made available through the Commission’s website, nor shall the Commission be liable for any other consequences, foreseen or unforeseen, from any such reliance. The Commission is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the site. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the Commission’s website are strictly prohibited.
Unless a copyright is indicated, the information on this site is freely available for non-commercial, non-profit making use. If a copyright is indicated on any materials displayed on this website, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source. Commercial use of Commission materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the Commission.
Links to Other Websites
The Commission website may contain links to other websites on the Internet or third-party applications. The Commission is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of materials on other sites or applications that are referenced or linked through the Commission website or for the practices of other site operations. When you link to a non-Commission website or application, you are no longer on the Commission site and are subject to the privacy and disclosure practices of the new site or application. Links to other sites or applications are provided for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement by the Commission. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not necessarily apply to those sites or applications. We suggest that you contact these sites directly for information on their data collection and privacy policies.
Legal Notice to the Children and Families Commission
Communications made through the Commission’s email messaging system or website shall not be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Commission, or any of its Commissioners, officers, employees, agents, or representatives with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Commission or any of its Commissioners, officers, employees, agents, or representatives where notice to the Commission is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations. No communication to the Commission made through this website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
The Commission is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to provide access to the Commission’s website for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Some of the features on the Commission’s website that promote accessibility include:
- Alternative text is available for most graphics on the website.
- The website can be accessed using most mobile devices and tablets.
- The website is designed to provide low vision accessibility.
The Commission continually reviews and provides updates to its website to ensure adherence to best practices in web accessibility to the extent practicable. If you need assistance with accessing something on our website, please contact the Commission at (714) 834-5310. Reasonable accommodations, including equal access to Commission communications, will also be provided upon request. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to the Commission at (714) 834-5310 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by email at First5OC@cfcoc.ocgov.com.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
The Commission does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors who do no more than browse this site or download information from it. Information about the collection of IP addresses will not be released to any third party, except as required by law. While we maintain logs of user activity in order to help manage the website, the information stored in these logs does not identify users personally. The logs store such things as the domain name and IP addresses used to access the website; the type of browsers and operating systems used by site visitors; the date and time of the site visits; and the pages accessed. Collecting this information helps to improve the website and its features to suit your needs. Aggregate information from all site visitors may be used to measure server performance and address security or virus threats.
Personal Information You Send
The Commission values both your use of this site and feedback you provide. If you sign up for an e-mail distribution list, participate in a survey, or send us an e-mail, your e-mail address and any other personal information you volunteer will be collected. This may include, but is not limited to, your first and last name, e-mail address, company, and job title, in addition to any other information you provide.
If you send the Commission an e-mail that includes personal information, we normally will use the information only to respond to your message. However, we may forward your e-mail to another agency if we believe that agency is better prepared to assist you. Any e-mails that you send are governed by the California Public Records Act (California Government Code section 6250 et seq.) and may become open for public inspection. Information received in the e-mails is not used to create personal profiles, and e-mail information is not given nor sold to others for commercial purposes.
An e-mail threat or a message that describes or promotes unlawful activity is automatically forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Security of Your Personal Information
With the importance of protecting user personal information in mind, the Commission does not rent, sell, or give away any information identifying you individually to third parties for marketing or mailing list purposes without your permission.
As a public agency, we are governed by the California Public Records Act (California Government Code section 6250 et seq.). As such, most business you conduct with the Commission becomes a public record and is open for public inspection. Public records may be posted on the website for electronic access. Records posted on the website are also available for public inspection by requests made in person, by mail, or by telephone to the Commission Clerk of the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 834-2206. Content appearing on this page may be subject to the California Public Records Act and subject to disclosure by the Commission if requested. This may include information about you that you may make available through your privacy settings on your own pages.
The Commission makes reasonable efforts to avoid the use of “cookies,” which are data files stored on your computer by your web browser that provide information about you. However, cookies may be used on the site when needed to maintain the functionality of an interactive application and are used only during the session in which you access the interactive application. Cookies created on your computer by using the website do not contain personal information and do not identify you individually. The cookie feature is used to store a temporary identifying tag on your computer. Depending on the settings of your browser or other methods, you can refuse or delete cookie files from your computer. Turning off the cookie option may limit your access to interactive applications of the Commission’s website. The Commission’s website does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
Network traffic is continuously monitored to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the website. Anyone using the Commission’s website expressly consents to such monitoring.
The purpose of official Commission social media pages is to serve as a mechanism for communication between the Commission and members of the public. The Commission will reserve the right to monitor, filter, and remove any content (text, links, video, etc.) that is deemed inappropriate, including but not limited to:
- Content not related to the purpose of the particular social media site or article commented on. If user content is positive or negative and related to the topic, then it will be allowed to remain regardless of whether it is favorable or unfavorable to the Commission;
- Content that contains private information about another person or that violates a person’s privacy;
- Content that includes profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, racism, hatred, slander, threats and/or violence;
- Content that defames, abuses, harasses, stalks, threatens or violates the legal rights of others.
- Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination or personal attacks based on race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
- Sexual content or links to sexual content;
- Commercial solicitations;
- Text or links encouraging any kind of illegal activity or spam;
- Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public system;
- Comments about Commission employees, which will be forwarded to the appropriate Commission staff for processing according to established protocols for verification; or
- Content that violates ownership rights from any other party.
The Commission will apply these reasonable restrictions in a manner that is viewpoint neutral.
Effective date: July 13, 2021