Notice on Collection

The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) Privacy Notice on Collection covers our practices regarding personal information collected when completing applications and forms (online or hardcopy) for our various programs. Personal information may include: name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education or financial, medical or employment history, etc. Any personal information collected is governed by the requirements of the following authorities and all other laws pertaining to personal information:

  • Government Code sections 11015.5 and 11019.9
  • ​Information Practices Act - Civil Code section 1798 et seq.
  • Public Records Act - Government Code section 7920 ​et seq.
  • Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM) 5310 - A & B.

CSD collects personal information directly from individuals who volunteer to obtain some of our services. Collection of this information is required to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is voluntary. Failure to provide requested information may result in a denial of services.

The information collected will not be shared with any other government agencies, unless required or allowed by law to administer programs.

Please do not provide personal information that is not requested. Any fields in the application or form with unrestricted text are intended for the requested information only.

Individuals who provide personal information to CSD have the right to review the information for accuracy and completeness and to request corrections or deletions. For more information, review the online CSD Privacy Policy Statement.   

For personal information access requests, send an email to CSD's Privacy Officer at

For more consumer information on security please see the California Department of Justice's, “Security Awareness".

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