Privacy Notification and Waiver Of Rights
LEGAL AUTHORITY AND REASON FOR COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Voters FIRST Act (Act) and the regulations implementing the Act require that the selection of commissioners for the Commission be open to public scrutiny and the press. The Act also requires the State Auditor's Office to select 60 of the most qualified applicants based upon their voter affiliation; eligibility to serve pursuant to Article XXI of the California Constitution; the absence of any conflicts of interest; relevant analytical skills; ability to be impartial; appreciation for California's diverse demographics and geography; and racial, ethnic, geographic, gender, and economic diversity. In order to assess each applicant's identity and qualifications to serve on the Commission, the State Auditor's Office is soliciting voluntary public comments from interested persons. To help ensure veracity and reliability, those persons submitting public comments must provide personal information about themselves that will be provided to the Applicant Review Panel, State Auditor's Office staff, applicants, the public, including members of the press, the Legislature, and the Commission.
CONSEQUENCE OF NOT PROVIDING ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION
Failure to provide all of the requested information will cause the Applicant Review Panel or State Auditor's Office to disregard your comments.
PERMISSION TO USE AND RELEASE PERSONAL INFORMATION
By submitting a public comment, you acknowledge that the comment, and all documents submitted in support of your comment, are public records and that the State Auditor's Office reserves the right to redact public comments that contain material the office deems offensive and to not post public comments that are not relevant. You agree that the State Auditor's Office shall provide copies of these materials to the applicant about whom your comment relates, and you understand that the applicant and other members of the public may respond to your comment, and make statements about you. You also agree that the State Auditor's Office shall also provide copies of these materials to members of the public and the press, members and staff of the Applicant Review Panel, State Auditor's Office staff, the Legislature, the Commission, and as otherwise compelled by law. You authorize the State Auditor's Office to use the information submitted by and about you as the State Auditor's Office deems necessary to select commissioners, replacement commissioners, or otherwise comply with its legal duties. You also authorize the State Auditor's Office to post all materials related to your comment on its website and any website authorized by the State Auditor's Office.
VOLUNTARY WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE LIABILITY
By submitting a public comment, you are waiving your privacy and other rights, under various state and federal laws including, but not limited to, the Information Practices Act (Cal. Civil Code sect. 1798 et seq.) and any defamation of character claim you may have against the State Auditor's Office and those acting on its behalf. Accordingly, by waiving these rights, you are agreeing to permit the State Auditor's Office to release any and all information submitted by or about you, EXCEPT that the State Auditor's Office will not post on the Internet your date of birth; physical, mailing, and email addresses (excluding the city and county); and telephone numbers. The State Auditor's Office will not collect, and you should not voluntarily submit to the State Auditor's Office, your social security number, driver's license number, financial account numbers, or health information. By submitting your comment, you acknowledge and consent to the release of the information you and others are providing related to you and, except as specifically provided above, you are waiving your rights regarding all information relating to you and your comment. This waiver authorizes the State Auditor's Office to make public information submitted by or about you for a period of 12 years from the date of your comment, even if the applicant to whom it relates is not selected as a commissioner. You are providing this waiver voluntarily, understanding that the State Auditor's Office shall not be legally liable as a result of the release of information provided by or about you, or as the result of comments made about you by others, and that the State Auditor's Office will post on its website or otherwise release publicly. This includes claims of defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, negligence, and any other statutory or common law claims.
WHOM TO CONTACT
You have a right to review personal information the State Auditor's Office maintains about you and to verify its accuracy. Please contact the State Auditor's Office's Information Privacy Officer at (916) 455-0255; 621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200, Sacramento, California, 95814 if you would like to view or obtain information about the location of your records and the categories of persons who use the information in your records.