Statement of Purpose
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) maintains this website to enhance public access to information and services provided by OEHHA.
OEHHA's goals for the website include:
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Content and Liability Disclaimer
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions contained at this Website, and reserves the right to make changes without notice. Accordingly, all OEHHA and any third party information is provided "AS IS." OEHHA provides no warranty, either expressed or implied, as the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the contact listed in the footer of that web page.
OEHHA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
In no event shall OEHHA be liable for any damages whatsoever, and in particular OEHHA shall not be liable for special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to the OEHHA website or the information contained in it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise.
User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless OEHHA and its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of the OEHHA website.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of California or OEHHA.
Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of the Data
Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, home pages, and files are reorganized. User expressly agrees that use of OEHHA's website is at the user's sole risk. Neither OEHHA nor any of its respective employees warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free.
Any information provided to OEHHA in connection with the OEHHA website shall be provided by the submitter and received by OEHHA on a nonconfidential basis. OEHHA shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.
External Links Policy
External Websites Linking to This Website
Other websites are invited to include links to the OEHHA website. While we appreciate it if you let us know who you are and what part of our site you are linking to, permission is not required.
Links to External Websites
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is a public agency of the State of California. As such, OEHHA must avoid any impropriety, or appearance of impropriety, in terms of the information or external links available on its website.
OEHHA may, at its discretion, create links to other Websites that meet the following criteria.
OEHHA will remove any external link that does not continue to meet these criteria.
External links do not imply any State of California of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The user specifically acknowledges OEHHA is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.
OEHHA reserves the right to modify these criteria and add/delete links based upon the modification at any time and without notice.
Information Collection Policies
Some pages on this site collect information directly from individuals who volunteer to use our services. Collection of this information is required to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is voluntary.
If you do nothing during your visit to the website but browse or download information, some pages may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. This information does not identify you personally and is used for gathering website statistics. The information we automatically collect and store in our logs about your visit helps us to analyze our website to continually improve the value of the materials available. Our website logs do not identify a visitor by personal information, and we make no attempt to link other websites with the individuals that browse this website.
Government Code Section 11015.5.(a)(6) prohibits all State agencies from distributing or selling any electronically collected personal information, as defined above, about users to any third party without the permission of the user. The State does not sell any "electronically collected personal information." Any distribution of "electronically collected personal information" will be solely for the purposes for which it was provided to us.
The State may provide or distribute certain lists and statistical reports of regulatory information as provided by law, but no personal information is sold or distributed, and all relevant legal protections still apply to the State's websites.
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