Security, Privacy and Disclaimers

Security Notification

The website of the California State Treasurer's Office is designed to facilitate the distribution of information to and from the public regarding the functions of the State Treasurer's Office and the Boards, Commissions, and Financing Authorities chaired by the State Treasurer, collectively referred to herein as the "STO." The State Treasurer's Office may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. The unauthorized uploading and/or changing of information on this website are strictly prohibited by law.

Privacy Notification

This website is provided as a public service by the STO and is considered public information which may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

When you visit this website, a "cookie" is created to enable the analysis of trends in the use of this website. These cookies are anonymous and do not compromise your privacy or security. This information is collected for statistical purposes only in order to assess what information is of most and least interest, determine technical design specifications, and identify system performance or problem areas. This information may also be shared with other State of California agencies for the sole purpose of determining statewide trends. No personal identifying information is collected or used for this analysis. We will obtain personally identifying information about you only if you voluntarily choose to provide such information to us by e-mail or by completing a comment form or other on-line form. The STO does not disclose personal information to third parties unless required by law to do so. If you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified of when they are placed, you may set your Web browser to do so, if your browser so permits.

Generally, individuals are strongly discouraged from sending any personal information, like a social security number, to the STO Web Administrator or any STO e-mail address. However, it may be necessary for certain Board, Commission, or Financing Authority applications to collect personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, social security number, or other unique identifier), but such information will be collected only if knowingly provided by you. Any such information will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection by the particular Board, Commission, or Financing Authority.

Disclaimer of Liability

The State Treasurer's Office, and the Boards, Commissions, and Financing Authorities chaired by the State Treasurer, collectively referred to herein as the STO, assume no responsibility for any improper or incorrect use of information contained on this website. In no event shall the STO be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages or injury however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of STO's system or information contained herein, even if advised of the possibility of such damage or injury. This disclaimer of liability applies to all claims for damages or injury, including, but not limited to, failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or unauthorized access to or alteration of data, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties/Accuracy of Data/External Links/Duty to Continue Provision of Data

The data found on the STO's website is produced from sources believed to be reliable. However, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any information. Information contained on the STO website is provided on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom of contamination by computer virus and non-infringement of proprietary rights ARE DISCLAIMED.

The STO is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced from the STO website. The STO is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of damage or injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.

The STO, unless statutorily required, has no continuing obligation to provide information on its web pages. Data can quickly become out-of-date. Content that is free and publicly available may one day be eliminated, restricted, or require a fee. The location of items may change as menus, web pages, and files are reorganized. The STO does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The STO may distribute on the STO website data supplied by third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the STO.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or preference by the STO, and such reference shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Choice of Law

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of California.