Effective January 13, 2017
The privacy and security of your personal information is very important to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (hereafter known as “CalRecycle”) Office of Education and the Environment (OEE). We collect personal information only when necessary to conduct our business or provide service to our users. We communicate the purpose for which the information will be used, at or prior to the time of collection. Any subsequent use will be consistent with the original purpose. We will not disclose your personal data without your consent, unless authorized by law. We use security technologies to protect your information from unauthorized viewing by internal and external sources.
You have the right to know what types of information we gather and how we use it. See the Privacy Choices section below if you would like to make a request regarding your personal information. Our policies regarding the personal information we collect and manage are governed by law, including the California Information Practices Act (Civil Code § 1798 et seq. and Government Code § 11015.5).
For more information on how we collect, use, and protect your privacy, please continue reading below.
OEE does not collect personal information from users who simply browse our website. Personal information including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone number, occupation, place of employment, and email address is collected only if you provide it voluntarily via email, phone, web forms, paper forms, or surveys. This information is used only for its intended purpose–to respond to your inquiry, provide products and services, or conduct our business. We will retain personal data for as long as needed in order to provide products and services to our customers.
An individual who has provided personal information through email, phone, web forms, paper forms, or surveys to OEE has authorized OEE to share personal information collected electronically or otherwise with our nonprofit partner, Ten Strands, our Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum print provider, Robinson Anderson Print & Fulfillment, and education outreach services including, but not limited to, Market Data Retrieval (MDR) and Agile Education Marketing, LLC. OEE may share the collected data with these third parties to better provide products and services to California educators and students. In the case of our education and outreach services, personal information is provided to prevent unnecessary mailings to current users of the EEI Curriculum. The information supplied is not used for any other purpose, is exempt from the Public Records Act, and is purged by these services immediately after it is used. With the exception of the parties listed herein, OEE will not distribute any personal information collected to any third party without the user’s consent.
In addition, site visitors may request to review their information to ensure its accuracy or completeness or to have their information deleted by OEE without reuse or distribution. For more information about how to make such a request, please see the Privacy Choices section below.
Email and Web Forms. You may choose to provide us with personal information via email or a web forms to comment or ask a question, or to request products or services. We use the information to improve and provide our products and services to you or to respond to your requests. Sometimes we may need to forward your email to other California State Government employees who may be better able to assist you, and this staff may be employed by a different agency or department within the State of California.
Surveys. Providing select personal information on surveys, such as your name and email address, as well as your school, school district, city, and county is required. This information is used to improve our products and services, and serves to qualify you to receive additional free EEI Curriculum materials.
Paper Forms. Providing select personal information on paper forms, such as surveys, EEI training sign-in sheets, interest forms at conference sessions and booths, will add you to our customer database and email distribution lists. This personal information is essential to qualifying you to receive free EEI Curriculum materials.
For more information on how we collect and use website and email data, please continue reading below.
Cookies. A cookie is a small data file, which may include an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your web browser from a website's computers. Cookies can contain data about user movement during a visit to the website. Session cookies are a mechanism for maintaining continuity during your visit on our site. These cookies go away when you leave the site, as they are maintained only in your web browser's active memory during your session. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer so that you can be recognized by the site on subsequent visits. For example, Google Analytics and Marketo uses persistent cookies, as described below. You can configure your web browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each web browser is different, so check the "Help" menu or support documentation of your web browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
OEE uses encryption technologies to protect the security of your personal information. Our staff are trained on procedures for the management of personal information, and access to personal information is limited to staff whose work requires it. Industry standard security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire State of California operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.
There are things you can do to protect your privacy. For example, be sure to update your web browser and operating system regularly. Change your web browser's security, privacy, and cookie settings to fit your needs. However, please note this may affect certain functions on our website. Each web browser is different, so check the "Help" menu or support documentation of your web browser to learn how to change your Internet settings.
For more information on how you can protect your privacy, visit the Privacy Enforcement and Protection page on the Office of the Attorney General's website.
If you do not want to disclose personal information, or if you have provided information that you do not want to be used or shared by OEE, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please note that opting not to disclose required personal information or requesting the removal of your personal information from our systems will limit our ability to respond to your inquiry and will disqualify you from receiving pending, or future, requests for complimentary printed EEI Curriculum materials.
You may also request to review your information to ensure its accuracy or completeness by sending an email to email@example.com.
For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable, subject to applicable law. Please note that we may need to retain certain non-personally identifiable information for recordkeeping purposes.
Email Marketing Choices
EEI Customer Service Representative
1001 I Street, MS-13A
PO Box 4025
Sacramento, California 95812-4025
For visitors wanting to initiate a Public Records Act request, please contact:
CalRecycle Public Records Act Coordinator
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
1001 I Street, MS-24B
PO Box 4025
Sacramento, California 95812-4025