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Privacy Notice On Collections

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Privacy Notice on Collection covers our practices regarding personal information collected when completing forms (online or hardcopy) for our various programs. Personal information may include: name, social security number, home address, home telephone number, education or financial, medical or employment history, etc. Any personal information collected is governed by the requirements of the following authorities and all other laws pertaining to personal information:

  • Government Code section 11015.5
  • California Financial Information Privacy Act – Financial Code section 4050 et seq.
  • California Public Records Act – Government Code section 6250 et seq.
  • Confidentiality of Medical Information Act – Civil Code section 56 et seq.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) – 45 CFR Parts 160, 162 and 164
  • Information Practices Act of 1977 – Civil Code section 1798 et seq.
  • Statewide Administrative Manual (SAM) section 5310 et seq.
  • Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM) 5310 – A & B.

CalVet collects personal information directly from individuals who volunteer to obtain some of our services. Collection of this information is required to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is voluntary. Failure to provide requested information may result in a denial of services.
The information collected will not be shared with anyone unless required or allowed by law.
Please do not provide personal information that is not requested. Any fields in the form with unrestricted text are intended for the requested information only.
Individuals who provide personal information to CalVet have the right to review the information for accuracy and completeness and to request corrections or deletions. For information, review the online CalVet Privacy Policy Statement.
For personal information access requests, send an email to the CalVet Privacy Office at
This policy is effective April 20, 2017. Please note that our Privacy Notice on Collection reflects CalVet's current business practices and is subject to change without notice.

For more consumer information on privacy and online security please see the California Department of Justice's, "Privacy Enforcement and Protection" webpage.

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