Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been created to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

This website is owned and coordinated by DCRC Staff.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When using our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our digital newsletter, fill out a form, make a donation, or enter information on our site. DCRC does not collect personally identifiable information from visitors unless that information is provided voluntarily and knowingly.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our digital newsletter, respond to survey, processing a donation, or surf the site.

There is no requirement to provide any information or register to view any information on this site.

How do we protect visitor information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of individual who have special access right to such systems, and are required to keep this information confidential. In addition, our website used the HTTPS (HTTP Secure) protocol. This means that communication over a computer network to our website is secure, and encrypted by Transport Layer Security. This provides reasonable assurance that one is communicating with the website that one as intended, as opposed to an imposter or with interference. This protocol is the standard for websites and what is widely used across the internet, making it very difficult for an attacker to interfere with credit card transactions.

All online donations are processed through PayPal. PayPal also uses the HTTPS protocol. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to main the safety your personal information.

Third Party Links

Our website includes links to resources owned by other companies or entities. These websites have completely separate and independent privacy policies. As such, we have no responsibility or liability for the interactions you have with these third party resources. However, any feedback regarding these websites is always welcome.

No information is ever sold to a third party. The only time personally identifiable information is shared is when:

  • The information is shared as a part of a regular operation of the site, such as part of a credit card transaction
  • We have authorization from the person who submitted the information.
  • We are required by law to give the information.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Google Chrome) settings. Each browser operates differently, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features that make your experience on this site more efficient will be disabled and it is possible that some of our services will not function properly.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

If you want to read more about the CalOPPA, here is a link with more info:

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our homepage or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.

Users are able to change their personal information by emailing our Administrative Office Manager at

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track or plant cookies when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

Our site does not allow for third party behaviorial tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) ensures the collection of personal information from children under 13 is under the control of parents. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email within 7 business days.

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our users after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, you can contact our Administrative Projects Coordinator, Jay Aquino, at his email address:

Or by phone at:

(310)390-3611, ext. 233.

Or contact us by mail at:

Disability Community Resource Center
12901 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
ATTN: Webmaster

Please also contact us if you have any suggestions or questions about the website.