In compliance with Government Code section 11015.5, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) is making this Privacy Notice concerning personal information electronically collected on the BOE web site available to the public. The only personal information that is collected on the BOE web site is the IP (Internet Protocol) address of those visiting the site. The IP address is the unique Internet Protocol address of the web site visitor. The IP address will sometimes be masked by a proxy or other such equipment that connects the user to the Internet through their Internet Service Provider. Registration of a visitor's IP address in the web log of the host server is standard among all web servers. The BOE may use the IP address to monitor the usage of its web site.
Additionally, when a visitor accesses the BOE web site, a session ID is stored in a cookie on the visitor's PC. A cookie is simply a packet of information that is stored on the user's computer. The session ID stored in the cookie upon visiting the BOE site is randomly generated and is not being used or redistributed by the BOE. The session ID does not contain any information about the visitor and is merely a default functionality of the software used to create the BOE web site. The cookie will remain stored on the visitor's hard drive until such time as the visitor manually removes the cookie.
The BOE does not distribute or sell electronically collected personal information nor does the BOE reuse the IP address information. The BOE does not electronically collect any other personal information on the BOE web site.
Any information acquired by BOE is subject to the limitations set forth in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (beginning with Section 1798 of the Civil Code). Electronically collected personal information is exempt from requests made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (beginning with Section 6250 of the Government Code).
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact our Disclosure Office by:
State Board of Equalization