LA Connected Platform Privacy Statement

Effective date: 6/28/22

Welcome to the privacy guidelines of the LA Connected Platform, explaining what information we might have about you and/or your use of our site and how we use that information. If you have any questions, please email us here.

Important Points


Types of Information

Like most other sites, the LA Connected Platform receives and has access to information about and related to quite a few groups, but primarily site visitors, people who join up and people who want to list their organizations. We explain the information in more detail below.

Non-personal Information

When you visit the LA Connected Platform Site, we receive non-personal information, which is information about things like your IP address, browser and operating system. This is done through “cookies,” which are small files with unique ID numbers to simplify your logging in and staying logged into a website and using services there.

There are two types of cookies: (1) those cookies you bring with you when you visit the site and (2) cookies that either automatically attach or that we have created. Our cookies—i.e., the ones we have created—are used to remember you when you login after the first time and to provide you with the site information (such as locations of specific sections) to enable you to visit multiple section. Our cookies do not allow us to learn your real name and address. We explain below how you can change that process.
Some information created by cookies involves how users such as you navigate the LA Connected Platform.

That information is also used by third party services we use such as Google Analytics. Those services do not enable us to identify you. You can change your browser setting, as described below.

Personal Information

Applicable law essentially defines personal information as information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device. Naturally, this information could include your name, email address, credit card information and such other information that could identify you, whether by itself or together with other information.

What Are the Sources of Personal Information?

We obtain your information when you sign up or login on our Site or send us an email or letter or other form of communication provide us with personal information. Others might provide personal information when they contact us for other reasons, such as proposing a new product or service or engaging with us on legal matters.
In addition, if you upload content, such as posts, images, articles or other content that includes personal information about you or third parties, then, of, course, we receive it and store it for display on the LA Connected Platform

How Do We Use the Information We Receive?

We use the information in several ways. Several important points:

We use personal information for one or more of the following business purposes:


For Site Visitors and Members

For those who visit the site, register, login or otherwise use the LA Connected Platform, we use such information, including for the following purposes: to simplify your login; to improve the LA Connected Platform, including customizing them to your preferences; to respond to technical support requests; to inform you of certain things in the community or changes in the LA Connected Platform, (such as new section, certain procedures or your use and your account(s).

Categories of Information LA Connected Platform Has Received in the Last 12 Months

As the LA Connected Platform is just launching, we have not received any (or much) personal information. However, applicable law and best practices mean that we will specify such information once we have been up for a year.
However, we can use the required disclosure table as a way to explain further what we receive:

Categories Examples Received
Identifiers A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. YES as to email address for all who submit it and as to IP address for site visitors;
Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. YES as to name, address, physical characteristics or description when submitted to us;

NO as to everything else

Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). NO, unless members include such information in content they post
Commercial information Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. NO, unless members include such information in content they post
Biometric information Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. NO
Internet or other similar network activity Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. NO unless cookies members bring provide such information (which we do not collect)
Geolocation data Physical location or movements. YES as to location (so that we can identify service providers such as hospitals nearby);

NO as to movement, unless members include such information in content they post

Sensory Data Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. NO
Professional or employment-related information Current or past job history or performance evaluations. NO, unless members include such information in content they post
Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99) Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. NO, unless members include such information in content they post


Types of Information by Type of Individual

Below we specify the type of information received and used by LA Connected Platform from each type of individual

Type of Individual Information Use
Site visitor Cookie-based information Anonymized and used to evaluate Site performance
Site visitor who signs up for newsletter Name and email address Deliver newsletter
Site visitor who becomes a member Information necessary to create the account, such as name, email, zip code and emergency information (if they wish to provide) Create their account and permit login; identify services (such as hospitals) nearby; emergency information if there is an emergency

Personal information does not include:


Required Disclosures

LA Connected Platform might have to disclose information in certain circumstances, including requests by government authorities or requests in a legal action. We may have to disclose information if we believe that it is appropriate or necessary for legal reasons (such as a government request, court order or legal process served on us or we are exercising or defending our rights, whether under contract or otherwise). By visiting the Site and/or using the LA Connected Platform, you consent to such disclosure

Where Does the Information Go?

We don’t sell or trade your personal information. We don’t share the personal information except for limited purposes of running the LA Connected Platform by using the services of third parties and only those ones that have agreed with us to keep such information secure. These would include, for example, cloud storage providers, email services for newsletters and the like.

Opting Out of Third Party Cookies

Your browser may be set to a default that accepts cookies, but usually you can modify those settings to reject cookies. If you do so, please understand that some of the features of the LA Connected Platform or parts of the LA Connected Platform Site might be disabled. You can also opt out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Preference Manager.

Additional Privacy Matters under California Law

California law related to privacy includes what is known as the “Shine the Light” law (at Civil Code Section 1798.83), which gives users resident in California the right to prevent disclosure of their personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes by those third parties. The law also requires companies with a web presence to respond to inquiries from such users about disclosure to such third parties as described above. Such companies can also choose an alternative, which is to follow a policy of not providing such personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

Putting aside the question of whether or not this law applies to non-profits we have such a policy because we do not provide personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

California also adopted a law, known as the “Online Erasure” law (at Business and Professions Code Sections 22580-22582), which requires companies the maintain certain website or online services to allow registered users who are under the age of 18 and who are also residents of California to request that the company remove content such persons have posted.

Links to Other Sites

The LA Connected Platform Site includes links to third party sites. When you visit those sites, you are subject to their privacy policies and practices and LA Connected Platform is not responsible for those sites, anything on them or available through them. You should review and understand the privacy policy of each such site.

Do Not Track Notice

LA Connected Platform does not respond to Do Not Track signals because, except for the Google analytic services described above, LA Connected Platform does not track site visitors across third party sites and over time to provide targeted advertising. Your browser should be able to set the Do Not Track signal on sites that do respond, thereby enabling you to inform them that you are not to be tracked.

For Visitors and Users Outside the US

If you live outside the United States, there may be other privacy and disclosure requirements. However, by using the LA Connected Platform Site you agree and consent to us collecting, processing and transferring data about you in accordance with this privacy policy solely under the applicable laws of California, where we provide the LA Connected Platform. You are solely responsible for compliance with any data security or privacy obligations in your jurisdiction.

Data Security

LA Connected Platform complies with the requirements of California and federal law regarding data security. If LA Connected Platform becomes aware of events governed by those laws, then we will follow the procedures for notifying you.

Privacy Notice Changes

We will advise you of changes to this privacy policy by noting the effective date of the most recent changes at the top of this page and in some cases by other means. Those changes will affect your use of the LA Connected Platform Site and the LA Connected Platform going forward from that effective date. The previous policies (which will be available through a link) will govern your use before the effective date.


If you have any questions or comments, then please email us here.

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