California Transit Association

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is one of our primary concerns. The California Transit Association makes every effort to provide you with a safe and private environment. California Transit Association’s privacy policy tells you what information we gather and how we use it. This privacy policy applies to all of California Transit Association’s websites, including California Transit Association-branded services and websites such as caltransit.org

Information Collection

Caltransit.org collects two types of information:

  1. Personal Information
    When you sign up for services, you may be asked to provide personal information. Personal data may also be requested when registering for events or purchasing items. This information will not be released without authorization from you and we will not disclose personal identification information.
  2. Website Activity Data
    Activity data is gathered through several methods, and is tracked as a whole rather than individually. This allows us to track the caltransit.org website -- we never use it to personally identify you. By tracking we can build the most effective website for all visitors. Generally, we look at how well pages, products or sections of the website perform based on traffic. Specifically, we can determine which areas are most effective or appropriate based on the amount of traffic to particular areas.

Information Usage

California Transit Association will not disclose any business personal information that identifies you to any third party without your consent unless we clearly define the nature and manner of disclosure or disclosure is legally required or to protect our rights. If you unsubscribe to any of our emails, your name will be shared with all list vendors whom we purchase lists from so that your email address will be included on that do-not-email list too.

Cookies and Tracking

Websites will commonly write small data files (cookies) to your hard drive during your visits to the site. A cookie file is used in order to track your traffic patterns on a particular site and contains information that can anonymously identify you. This information is encrypted for security purposes. Caltransit.org measures the activity of the site by using cookies. Cookies help us make improvements to the site so you can have a pleasant and productive experience. Cookies are created to identify your computer when visiting our site and are never used to identify you personally. Cookies can't read data off your hard disk, do damage to your hard disk or memory, or read cookie files created by other sites. You can set your browser to send a warning message before accepting cookies or to refuse cookies. Check with your browser for instructions on how to handle cookies.

Notification of Privacy Changes

California Transit Association reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. When changes are made they will be posted to the website immediately.

E-Commerce Areas & Partner Sites

Information requested by California Transit Association and its websites is provided and approved by you. Information requested by other firms, organizations, linked websites and partner sites reached through any California Transit Association website, but not controlled by California Transit Association for purchases is provided on a voluntary basis by you. Affiliate online merchants have privacy and data collection practices of their own. Please consult the partner's home page for the company profile, which will detail their practices. The California Transit Association, caltransit.org (as well as any other California Transit Association website) DO NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRACTICES OF FIRMS, WEBSITES AND/OR PARTNER SITES NOT OWNED BY THE CALIFORNIA TRANSIT ASSOCIATION.

Credit Card Data

The California Transit Association recognizes your concerns about web commerce and transactions using bank and credit card information. Therefore, caltransit.org is committed to keeping personal information secure during commerce transactions by using a secured SSL encryption with all direct transactions that involve using credit card or banking information. This process allows caltransit.org to send your credit card number and personal data over the Internet securely. These encrypted data files are securely stored on California Transit Association owned servers. Once encrypted, only the credit card's authorization company has the ability to decrypt it. Caltransit.org never displays your credit card number online. Additionally, we store any personal information you submitted on forms (i.e. your address, email and billing information) on our secure server. Our server is tightly monitored and controlled. Only those with proper authorization have access to this information.