Alameda County may change this policy from time to time, and reserves the right to do so without notice.
We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our site and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.
When a computer is used to access information on Alameda County Social Services, the following basic information is automatically received and stored by Alameda County web servers hosting Alameda County Social Services:
- Internet Protocol (IP) Address. A computer's IP address establishes its location on the internet and allows other computers, such as those hosting Alameda County Social Services, to send it content and other information;
- The internet domain name when a computer accesses the internet through a domain, such as from a corporation ("xcompany.com") or university ("yourschool.edu");
- The date, time, and duration of a website visit;
- If a computer accesses a page on Alameda County Social Services via a link on another page, the URL of that referring, non-Alameda County Social Services page;
- Information about the computer set-up, such as the type and version of web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer 8.0, Mozilla Firefox 5.0), operating system (e.g., Unix, Mac OS, MS Windows), Java support (yes or no), Flash version (e.g., 10.1 r85), screen resolution (e.g., 1280x800), and connection speed (e.g., DSL, T1);
- The specific pages a computer accesses when it requests information from Alameda County Social Services; and
- The amount of data (measured in number of bytes) transmitted from Alameda County Social Services to a computer.
Alameda County Workforce Investment Board does not use this information to identify or track the browsing of individual users. We do use it to generate aggregate statistics about how Alameda County Social Services is used.
We do not sell, rent, exchange, or otherwise disclose this information to persons or organizations outside Alameda County Social Services.. In some cases, we may share the information with other agencies in response to lawful law enforcement requests or to protect Alameda County Social Services from security threats.
Website Measurement and Customization Technologies (E.g., Cookies)
First-party (Alameda County Social Services) Website Measurement and Customization Technologies
Alameda County uses web measurement and customization technologies to make Alameda County Social Services function better for visitors and to better understand how the public is using the website.
This means that when you visit a page on Alameda County Social Services, the internet browser on your computer may download and save a small file from Alameda County Social Services (commonly called a "cookie") so that our website can recognize your specific computer and browser when you use Alameda County Social Services in the future. Alameda County does not use technologies that track your interactions on non-Alameda County Social Services websites.
- These technologies fall into two categories, based on the length of time they remain active:
Single-session cookies last only as long as a web browser is open. Once the browser is closed, the data files on your computer are deleted.
- Multi-session cookies last beyond a single session of browsing a website; this allows a website to recognize a computer or user for defined amount of time.
These cookies collect information similar to that automatically received and stored on the servers hosting Alameda County Social Services; they do not collect personal identifying information. Alameda County Workforce Investment Board generally does not access or store the raw information collected through these cookies. We do view aggregate statistical analyses prepared by our third-party analytics provider, but these analyses do not include any personally identifiable information. We do not sell, rent, exchange, or otherwise disclose this information to persons or organizations outside the Alameda County Social Services. In some cases, we may share information with other federal agencies in response to lawful law enforcement requests or to protect Alameda County Social Services from security threats.
Third-party website measurement and customization technologies
Some pages on Alameda County Social Services may include web content or functionality from third parties, such as embedded videos hosted by non-Alameda County Social Services services. For example, content or functionality from the following third parties may be present on some Alameda County Social Services pages:
For your convenience, this list will be updated on a regular basis to reflect the third party providers of content or functionality that are commonly used on Alameda County Social Services.
These third parties may use web measurement and customization technologies (such as cookies) in conjunction with the provision of this content or functionality. You should consult the privacy policies of these third parties for further information. We do not knowingly use third-party tools that place a multi-session cookie prior to the user interacting with the tool, for example by playing an embedded video.
How you can control website measurement and customization technologies
Visitors can control aspects of website measurement and customization technologies used on Alameda County Social Services. Visitors who choose to disable these technologies will still have access to comparable information and services on Alameda County Social Services.
One of the most common forms of website measurement and customization technologies is the use of "cookies." You can choose not to accept cookies from any website, including Alameda County Social Services, by changing the settings of your browser. You can also delete cookies stored in your browser at any time.
All applications that collect personal information such as credit card, social security number, birth date, etc. are setup to run under secure sockets layer (SSL) so that all information is encrypted. Personal information collected in online forms that are stored in a database are stored as encrypted information.
Links To / From a Third Party
The County website may be linked from or to local, State and federal government agencies, and other websites. The existence of those links does not constitute endorsement of the destination or departure website(s) or of the content of said destination or departure website(s).
The content of Alameda County Social Services web pages is copyrighted, and contains some third party images/graphics that are used with permission. Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using images/graphics from this website.
You are not entitled to copy logos, images, photographs, software or other material for personal or other non-Alameda County Social Services use which is made available through the Alameda County Social Services site that is contrary to any law, infringes on any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any party without prior written permission of Alameda County Social Services.