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State Compensation Insurance Fund Website Privacy Policy

State Fund is committed to protecting and respecting your private information. Private information is information that can be used to identify or describe you.

We follow Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution, the Information Practices Act of 1977, and other applicable California and federal law to protect your private information. This policy describes how we collect, use, store and disclose your private information.

We use the following principles when collecting and managing your private information:

Last Revision Date: September 9, 2015


  1. Collection and use of private information

    We use your private information to provide you with goods and services related to your workers' compensation insurance needs. We limit the collection of private information to what is relevant and necessary to transact business.

    We collect information about your visit to our Web site, such as information volunteered by you through our online forms and programs, email initiated by you to State Fund, site visit data, and information collection devices. During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction, such as requesting a premium quote or registering for State Fund Online. The information you provide is used by State Fund to operate its programs, which may include provision of goods, services, and information.

  2. Disclosure to third parties

    We do not sell trade or transfer your private information to third parties for marketing purposes.

    We may collect and provide information to third parties when required by law or regulation or when related to the transaction of workers’ compensation insurance business.

    We provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with medical and legal service providers, brokers and other third parties (collectively, "service partners") including processing credit and debit card transactions. We only provide the minimum amount of private information necessary to complete the requested transaction. We do not allow third parties to use your private information for a different purpose.

    When you enter private information such as credit or debit card information, we encrypt this data using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection.

    Our service partners may use your private information to carryout work as agreed upon in our contract with them. They are required to keep your private information confidential.

    We may transfer your private information to third parties when you provide us with consent to release the information.

  3. Protection of Private Information

    We take reasonable precautions to protect your private information against loss, unauthorized access, and illegal use or disclosure. We have established technical, administrative, and physical security measures to provide this protection. We also review our security policies and procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods.

  4. Access to Private Information

    We strive to keep your private information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will provide you with reasonable access to your private information to have it corrected, amended, or deleted where it is inaccurate or inappropriate for the specified purposes of processing.

    To request access to your private information, you may contact the Privacy Office at PrivacyOffice@scif.com or (888) 724-3237. The Privacy Office’s address is: 1010 Vaquero Circle, Vacaville, CA 95688.

  5. Cookies Disclaimer and Web Beacons

    Cookies are pieces of data that a Web site transfers to a user’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage.

    We may use cookies and web beacons on this site to monitor traffic patterns and improve the Web site so you can use State Fund’s website more efficiently. State Fund’s cookies do not collect or disclose any private information about the person using the browser.

    We use web beacons in connection with Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the site in order to optimize visitor experiences.

    You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by accessing your browser’s preferences menu and deleting existing cookies. You can also opt out of being tracked by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/eula.html. Supporting browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 through 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. (Link and supported browser information current as of September 9, 2014.)

  6. Do Not Track (DNT) Signals

    We honor your web browser’s “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal. If you have turned on your web browser’s DNT signal we do not track your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Whether or not your web browser’s “do not track” signal is turned on, we do not enable other websites to collect private information about your online activities overtime in connection with your visit to State Fund’s web site and online services.

  7. Contact Information

    If you have any questions or comments related to State Fund’s website or the privacy policy, send an email or write to the Privacy Officer at:

    Privacy Office
    State Compensation Insurance Fund
    1010 Vaquero Circle
    Vacaville, California 95688
    E-mail address: PrivacyOffice@scif.com

Definitions:

  1. Private information includes, but is not limited to:
    • For Policyholders, Claimants, and Third parties – Any individually identifiable information gathered in connection with an insurance transaction from which judgments can be made about an individual’s character, habits, avocations, finances, occupation, or an individual’s name, address, and medical information.
    • For Employees at State Fund – Information that identifies or describes an individual including but not limited to his or her social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical and employment history. It includes statements made by, or attributed to, the individual.
  2. “Cookies” – Cookies are small files supplied by a Web server and stored by the Web browser software on your computer when you access State Fund’s Web site.
  3. "Do Not Track" signals are mechanisms built into Web browsers that provide users the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of private information about an individual’s online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services.
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