California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the California Business Portal website and governs data collection and usage. By using the California Business Portal website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Note, that although the GO-Biz aims to protect your information and privacy, it is a state agency and information submitted to it may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act. To the extent permitted by law, the information you provide us will be protected. However, note that by using this website and the tools within it, you hereby acknowledge that any information you submit to us may be subject to a public records request.
a. GO-Biz will only gather personally identifiable information through lawful means. GO-Biz limits the collection of personal information to what is relevant and necessary to accomplish a lawful purpose. For example, we may need to know someone’s name, address, and/or telephone number, among other things, to properly contact people with whom we work with. Personally identifiable information or data includes, but is not limited to, information that is maintained by GO-Biz, that identifies or describes an individual, including, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history. GO-Biz may also receive information from public agencies, companies and non-profit entities seeking to work with IBank and/or as part of an application relating to GO-Biz’s products and services. GO-Biz only collects personal information that is appropriate for the type of service requested.
When you view information on the California Business Portal website, some non-confidential data may be collected, such as the time and date of access and where you went during your visit. The website may place and subsequently retrieve simple text files called “cookies” that identify you and your computer to our Internet site. Cookies do not contain personal or confidential information about you and will only be used to monitor activity on this website. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. GO-Biz does not collect home, business, or email addresses or account information from people who simply browse the California Business Portal website.
b. Persistent culture cookies are used to collect username and language setting information and must be deleted manually by the user. In addition, tracking cookies may be used to provide information to Google Analytics. Google tracking cookies, used by every website that employs Google Analytics, store information that identifies IP addresses.
c. The purposes for which personally identifiable data is collected shall be specified prior to the time of collection. Any subsequent use of the information is limited to purposes not inconsistent with the purpose(s) given at the time of collection. GO-Biz shall maintain in its records only personal information that is relevant and necessary to accomplish a purpose of GO-Biz required or authorized by the California Constitution, statute, regulation, or mandated by the federal government. (Civ. Code § 1798.14)
e. Personally identifiable data collected shall be relevant to the purpose for which it is needed. GO-Biz shall maintain in its records only personal information that is relevant and necessary to accomplish a purpose of the agency required or authorized by the California Constitution, statute, regulation, or mandated by the federal government. (Civil Code §1798.14)
f. The general means by which personally identifiable data is protected against loss, unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure includes, but is not limited to, taking reasonable precautions to protect the personal identifiable information on individuals collected or maintained by GO-Biz against loss, unauthorized access, and illegal use or disclosure. Personally identifiable information is stored in secure locations. GO-Biz staff is trained on procedures for the release of information, and access to such information is limited to those staff whose work requires it.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, please contact the GO-Biz Privacy Officer:
Deputy Director of Legal Affairs
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as the State of California's leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz partnered with the State's Information Technology Leadership Academy 22 to create the California Business Portal.