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Conditions of use

Updated: June 30, 2023

When you visit the Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) website, you accept our conditions of use. If you do not agree with these conditions of use, please exit this website. The conditions of use are subject to change without notice. They reflect ODI’s current business practices.

If you leave our website, other websites will have their own privacy and use policies. You should review those policies as you access other sites.

ODI provides this website and its information as a public service. We monitor the website to ensure its operation and the functioning of its features. Anyone using this website consents to such monitoring.

Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this website, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to use this website for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

If you have any questions about privacy, read our privacy policy.

Information you send us

We may use information you send us to improve our services or to respond to you.

We may forward your information to other state employees who may be better able to help you. These employees may be part of a different state department. Except as required by law, we do not share information with non-state organizations.

We only share information you give us if necessary. If we use your information for statistical reporting, trend data, or investigative actions, we will remove any identifying information.

Security and monitoring

ODI, as developer and manager of this website, has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of our website infrastructure for our visitors’ safety. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Limiting our data collection
  • Monitoring for resource availability and security risks, including unauthorized attempts to upload or change information
  • Auditing for security vulnerabilities and site performance and optimization
  • Encryption
  • Integrating security measures

Links to other sites

Our website has links to sites we feel might be useful to you and which may provide services. When you visit another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the policies of the new site. We encourage you to review the policies of other sites before you visit them.

ODI is not responsible for the content or accessibility of other websites or external documents we link. If you access another website through a link from our website, you do so at your own risk.

Limitation of liability

ODI values, but does not guarantee, the accuracy of content on this website. We welcome feedback on the website. You can report any errors or omissions to

ODI makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its links to other internet resources. References or links in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name are for the information and convenience of the public, and do not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by ODI or the State of California, or its employees or agents.


In general, information presented on this website, unless otherwise indicated, is in the public domain. You may distribute or copy it as permitted by law.

However, ODI uses copyrighted data (for example, images). These may require additional permissions before your use. You must get permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources to use any information on this website not owned or created by ODI.

ODI has the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. ODI is free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.