Effective April 30, 2015
Disclaimer of Liability
This website is operated and maintained by the OCTA to provide public access to Authority information over the Internet. The website provides general information on matters of public interest. While the Authority attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information on its website, neither the Authority nor any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, or representatives make any claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of this information and expressly disclaim liability for any errors or omissions. Material on the site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice.
The OCTA is not responsible or liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system, nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the website. This site, and all materials contained on it, including hyperlinks to other websites, are distributed and transmitted "as is" without warranties of any kind, expressed, implied or statutory, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and freedom of infringement on the rights of third parties.
Under no circumstances shall the OCTA be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information made available through the Authority's website, nor shall the OCTA be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. The OCTA is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the site and/or the materials contained on the site. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the OCTA's website are strictly prohibited.
OCTA Google Translate Disclaimer
The OCTA website uses Google™ Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google™ Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. While this system is state-of-the-art, translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect or inappropriate language. Google™ Translate is a third-party service and site users will be leaving the OCTA website to utilize translated content. As such, OCTA cannot guarantee or claim responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific files like pdfs and graphic-based documents (e.g. .jpgs, .gifs, etc.).
OCTA provides Google™ Translate as an online tool for its users, but OCTA does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution to users. All site visitors may choose to use similar, other tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use OCTA content in translated form, whether by Google™ Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. OCTA is not responsible for any damages or issues of translated content not officially sanctioned and approved by the agency.
Unless a copyright is indicated, the information on this site is freely available for non-commercial, non-profit making use. If a copyright is indicated on any materials displayed on our website, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source. Commercial use of Authority materials is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the OCTA.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the OCTA website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the OCTA, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and information it contains.
Links to Other Websites
The OCTA's website may contain hypertext links to other websites on the Internet. The OCTA is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of materials on other sites that are referenced or linked through the OCTA website or for the practices of other site operators. When users link to other Internet websites, they are no longer on the OCTA site and are subject to the privacy and disclosure practices of the new site. Links to other sites are provided for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement by the OCTA.
Legal Notice to the OCTA
Communications made through the OCTA's e-mail messaging system or website shall not be deemed to constitute legal notice to the OCTA, or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the OCTA or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives, where notice to the OCTA is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations. No communication to the OCTA made through this website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
The OCTA is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Alternative text is available for most graphics on the website as well. Reasonable accommodations, including equal access to other communications, will be provided upon request. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to the OCTA at (714) 560-6282, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Collection of Personal Information
The Authority does not automatically collect personally identifiable information about visitors who do no more than browse this site or download information from it. We do not release information about the collection of IP addresses to any third party, except under court order. While we maintain logs of user activity in order to help us manage the website, the information stored in these logs does not identify users personally. The logs store such things as the domain name and IP addresses used to access our website; the type of browsers and operating systems used by site visitors; the date and time of site visits; and the pages accessed. Authority staff may use this information to help improve the website and its features.
Personal Information You Send
The OCTA values both your use of this site and feedback you provide. If you participate in a survey or send us an e-mail, your e-mail address and the other information you volunteer will be collected. In addition, visitors who request services through this site may be required to furnish additional information to enable us to provide the service requested. The additional information collected will be no more specific than if the visitor were requesting the service by any other means, including by telephone or an in-person visit to an OCTA facility. We may share this information with other public agencies or organizations if such action is required to provide the assistance you are requesting.
Security of Your Personal Information
With the importance of protecting user personal information in mind, we do not rent, sell or give away any information identifying you individually to third parties for marketing or mailing list purposes without your permission. We also do not disclose credit card information, except for purposes related to your credit card transaction, or with your permission, or as required by law.
As a governmental agency, we are governed by the California Public Records Act. (California Government Code section 6250 et seq.) As such, most business you conduct with the OCTA becomes a public record and is open for public inspection. Public records may be posted on the website for electronic access. Records posted on the website are also available for public inspection by requests made in person, by mail or by telephone at the appropriate OCTA office.
The Authority makes reasonable efforts to avoid the use of "cookies," the data files stored on your computer by your web browser which provide information about you. Cookies may be used on our site when needed to maintain the functionality of an interactive application and are used only during the session in which you access the interactive application. Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personal information and do not identify you individually. The cookie feature is used to store a temporary identifying tag on your computer. Depending on the settings of your browser or other methods, you can refuse or delete cookie files from your computer. Turning off the cookie option may limit your access to interactive applications of the Authority's website.
If you send the Authority an e-mail that includes personal information, we normally will use the information only to respond to your message. However, we may forward your e-mail to another agency if we believe that agency is better prepared to answer your question. We do not use information received in e-mails to create personal profiles, and we do not give or sell e-mail information to others for commercial purposes. If you send us a threat or a message that describes or promotes unlawful activity, we will forward the e-mail to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
We may analyze user traffic patterns on our website from information automatically provided by your browser when you visit our site. This information includes the IP address of your computer or network, the date, time, and page(s) you visited on our site, your browser and operating system, and the referring page (the last webpage you visited before accessing our website). We may also use the aggregated information from all of our visitors to measure server performance and improve the content of our website.
Links to Other Sites
The OCTA may provide links to web pages that are not part of the OCTA website. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not necessarily apply to those sites. We suggest that site visitors contact these sites directly for information on their data collection and privacy policies.
We monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the website. Anyone using the Authority's website expressly consents to such monitoring.
Users choosing to engage in electronic commerce with the Authority via this website are provided with reasonable security measures. OCTA e-commerce transactions are performed only under tightly controlled circumstances where there are appropriate safeguards in place to reasonably protect sensitive data. While e commerce transaction systems supported on the OCTA's website are intended to ensure that financial data remains secure at all times, the Authority does not represent that the system is fail-proof.
The Authority will obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information about any child.
If the OCTA substantially changes its practices regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected from children, parents will be informed of the changes and new parental consent will be obtained. Examples of substantive changes include what material is collected, how the information may be used, and third party access to that information.
Upon verification of a parent's identity by the Authority, the parent will be able to review the personal information collected from their child upon request.
Social Media Purpose Statement
The purpose of official OCTA social media pages is to serve as a mechanism for communication between OCTA and members of the public. OCTA will reserve the right to monitor, filter, and remove any content (text, links, video, etc.) that is deemed inappropriate, including but not limited to:
- Comments unrelated to the particular topic being commented upon;
- Profane language or content;
- Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
- Sexual content or links to sexual content;
- Commercial solicitations;
- Comments in support of or opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures;
- Text or links encouraging any kind of illegal activity;
- Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public system;
- Repeated, unconstructive negative comments;
- Comments that may compromise the privacy of an individual;
- Comments about OCTA employees, which will be forwarded to Customer Relations staff for processing according to established protocols for verification; or
- Content that violates ownership rights from any other party.
OCTA reserves the right to block or ban individuals from our social media pages who do not adhere to these guidelines.
Content on social media sites, which are not owned or operated by OCTA, is not kept or retained by OCTA and is not required by law or kept in the discharge of a public official's duties or made/retained for the purpose of preserving content for future reference. Content is not required by OCTA's document retention schedule to be retained for any purpose.