Privacy Policy


The privacy and security of your personal information are of the utmost importance to us. We will not disclose your personal data without your consent unless authorized by law. We use security technologies to protect all of your information from unauthorized viewing by either internal or external sources. Personal information refers to information you submit to us, including first name, last name, email address.

You have the right to know what types of information we gather and how we use it. You may review your information and bring any inaccuracies to our attention. Our policies regarding the personal information we collect and manage are governed by law, including the Information Practices Act (Civil Code Section 1798 – 1798.78), except as provided in R&TC Section 19570.

We are committed to protecting your privacy rights. To demonstrate our commitment, we adopted the Information Privacy Principles for Individuals based on the California Information Practices Act (IPA). These principles illustrate the policies we have established to protect your privacy.


Whenever you visit a website, a small piece of information called a cookie can be sent to your computer. The main purpose of a cookie is to identify and customize webpages for you.

We may place and subsequently, retrieve cookies that identify you and your computer to our Internet site. Cookies do not contain personal or confidential information about you and will only be used to monitor activity on our website. We aggregate statistics from users who have these cookies.

Information We Collect

Each time you visit our website, we automatically record the following information:

Date Date of visit.
Server IP Address Internet Protocol Address of our web server – Our server’s address.
Referrer Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the web page that sent the requested file.
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol – Software that runs the web.
HTTP Status Codes that indicate the condition of the request, report errors, and other necessary information; e.g., 404 Requested Page Not Found.
HTTP Request URL The address of the web page or file you requested.
User Agent Name and version of your web browser or other software that requested information from us.
Protocol Version The version of HTTP used by your web browser.

Information we collect for specific requests

We need the information listed below to respond to your request:

Subscribe to our email newsletter We use the information you submit to us, including first name, last name, and email address, in order to send you email updates and newsletters from ABC.
Sign up for a class or conference We will record your full name and email address in order to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming classes or conferences. Afterward, a certificate of completion will be sent to your email address for our classes.
Email (e.g., Webmaster, license or technical questions) We use your name, email address, and (if provided) phone number to respond to your request.

What we do with the information collected

We use the information gathered to help us improve our website and to process your requests. We do not sell your information or distribute it to anyone outside of ABC unless required by law or necessary to process your online request. We may be required to comply with subpoenas and government orders, and provide information to the extent permissible by law.

Protecting your privacy

We use security technologies to protect all of your information on our entire website from unauthorized viewing or corruption, by either internal or external sources. Using Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption on all web pages makes our website more secure. To help you conduct business with us safely and privately, we require that you use a browser that supports TLS SSL (version 3.0), or higher.

There are things you can do to protect your privacy. Be sure to update your browser and operating system regularly. For more information on how you can protect your privacy, visit the Privacy Enforcement and Protection page on the Office of the Attorney General website. Any information we acquire, including information collected on our website, may be released if requested as stated in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (see Civil Code Section 1798).

Electronically collected personal information is exempt from disclosure when requested under the California Public Records Act (see Government Code Section 6250).

Information Practices Act & Civil Code Sections 1798-1798.78

Title 1.8 Personal Data
Chapter 1 Information Practices Act of 1977
Article 1 General Provisions and Legislative Findings 1798-1798.1
Article 2 Definitions 1798.3
Article 5 Agency Requirements 1798.14-1798.23
Article 6 Conditions of Disclosure 1798.24-1798.24b
Article 7 Accounting of Disclosures 1798.25-1798.29
Article 8 Access to Records and Administrative Remedies 1798.30-1798.44
Article 9 Civil Remedies 1798.45-1798.53
Article 10 Penalties 1798.55-1798.57
Article 11 Miscellaneous Provisions 1798.60-1798.69
Article 12 Construction with Other Laws 1798.70-1798.78[A7]

Links to other websites

Our website includes links to other websites. We provide these links as a convenience. Please read the privacy policy of any website that collects your personal information. These websites and their privacy policies are not under our control.

Notification of changes

We may revise our privacy policy. We will prominently post any revision on our website 30 days before implementation.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy

Contact our Privacy Officer.


Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Privacy Officer
3927 Lennane Drive Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834


(916) 419-2500