Privacy Policy

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California (FPD-CDCA) is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personal identifying information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, state bar number, a first and last name, a home or other physical address or an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In providing us with your Personal Information on the Web, we may transfer that Information within the FPD-CDCA, and only within the FPD-CDCA.

In the event our office receives illegal or otherwise prohibited content through our website, the FPD-CDCA will disclose the sender’s personal identification information to the proper law enforcement authorities.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of our Web pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Web site.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; click stream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. We may also analyze information that does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics.


Wherever your Personal Information may be held within the FPD-CDCA or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.


To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, FPD-CDCA wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. Where we collect Personal Information from you on the Web, our goal is to provide a means of contacting FPD-CDCA should you need to update or correct that Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information through our Contact page and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.

Third Party Services

The FPD-CDCA does not transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties. Similarly, it is against the FPD-CDCA policy to sell Personal Information collected online without consent.

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us. While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.

Your Consent

By using this website, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy and to FPD-CDCA’s processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where FPD-CDCA collects Personal Information on the Web. Should the Online Privacy Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our web site for a reasonable period of time.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure. FPD-CDCA’s Privacy Policy is to share personal information only with the owner’s informed consent. If you have further inquiries regarding FPD-CDCA’s Web Practices, please let us know. Please contact us for further inquiries.