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Sister Cities of Los Angeles

Privacy Policy

Last updated: August 01, 2017

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the website operated by Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

We do not use our Web site to collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to requests for information, services, or to complete an online transaction.

We do not create individual profiles with the information provided by users of this site, nor does it voluntarily provide such personal information to third parties or private organizations. We do not track information about individuals and their visits. The information does not identify you personally. We may employ cookies to control the operation of this web site. In the event that a cookie is used, its use will be transient in nature and will apply only to the on-line session in progress. We do not use cookies on this site to collect and store information about users.

We do not collect information for commercial marketing from this Web site, nor will you be sent unsolicited e-mail. You may choose to subscribe to a one of our services so that e-mail regarding our affairs will be sent to you automatically. In such a case, you will always have the option of canceling your subscription or changing your preferences. Should you provide us with personal information, such as sending an e-mail or by filling out and submitting an online form located on our Web site, the information may be used to respond to you and to assist in providing you with the information or service requested.

In order to provide electronic commerce capabilities, the name, address and payment information (if applicable) that you might provide when using this Web site may be collected and processed to complete an online transaction and for record-keeping for such activities as corresponding with you and other legitimate business-related purposes. You should be aware that information that you provide to us might be considered public record. As such, some of this information, perhaps even including your e-mail address, may not be considered private and may be subject to disclosure under public records laws.

We may gather Web usage statistics for site management purposes. When you visit a page on this site, the following information is automatically collected and stored:
1. The Internet domain (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address from which you access our Web site;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our Web site;
3. The date, time and duration of the visit;
4. The pages visited;
5. If you link to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and offline. If we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information will be encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (e.g., advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

We are neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of this Web site or with respect to the material obtained this Web site, including without limitation, any material sent to you via this Web site. This Web site and all materials distributed on it are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We are not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, completion or accuracy of financial transactions conducted on, or the inability to use, this Web site and/or the materials distributed by the Web site whether the materials distributed by the Web site are provided by us or a third party.

Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure requirement for “Do Not Track” signals. Information about CalOPPA can be found at

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (213) 978-0638 or via e-mail at _____________________.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.