Information Collection and Use

TCFOR Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Our policy is to collect no personal information about you when visiting the CDPH Tobacco Control Funding Opportunities and Resources (TCFOR) website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit TCFOR, our web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our website. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.

Additionaly, we do gather information regarding the volume and timing of access to our website by collecting information on the date, time and website pages accessed by visitors to the website. We do this to help improve the the content and performance of the website and this information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected and individual visitors' personal information is not identified.

If you choose to share personal information with us — by sending us a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information — we will use the information only for the purposes you authorized or in support of CDPH/CTCP sponsored programs. Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with data archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to other third parties or government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law or in support of CDPH/CTCP sponsored programs.

If we are required to disclose information about you by law, we will make every effort to notify you of the disclosure in advance.

Many pages on this site use Google Analytics (Google Privacy Policy).

If you have questions about our privacy policies, please feel free to contact us at

CDPH Privacy Policy Statement

The most up-to-date version of this statement can be found at:

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is committed to keeping your personal information private and secure as required by state and federal law and state policy. These laws and policies include, but are not limited to, the California Information Practices Act of 1977, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the State Administrative Manual § 5310.1, and the Statewide Information Management Manual 5310-A. Please see the Conditions of Use for more information related to the collection, use, security, and access of information that may be obtained through use of CDPH's web portal.

Personal information about individuals is collected through the CDPH website only if an individual provides such information voluntarily through, for example, e-mail, registration forms, or surveys. The information collected in this manner is not subject to requests made pursuant to the Public Records Act, and site visitors may request to have their information discarded without reuse or distribution.

CDPH will only collect personal information relevant to specific purposes through lawful means, which will be enumerated in the privacy policy or a privacy notice provided at or prior to collection. Your personal information collected by CDPH will not be disclosed, made available, or otherwise used for purposes other than those specified in the privacy notice, except with your consent, or as authorized by law or regulation. Further, information collected will only be that which is relevant to the purpose for which it is collected. CDPH works to safeguard any personal information collected and investigates privacy breaches and complaints involving unauthorized access or disclosure.

You have the right to access your personal information that is maintained by CDPH and may request correction of any inaccuracies in your records. The CDPH Privacy Office is responsible for the privacy policy, as well as compliance, comments, or complaints related to privacy and personal information access requests. The Privacy Officer can be reached at:

CDPH Privacy Officer
1415 L Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95814

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, or want to learn more about the CDPH privacy policy statement, please contact the Privacy Officer at the address above. This Privacy Policy Statement is effective as of March 26, 2020 and may change without notice.