Effective: July 1, 2014

This Privacy Policy sets forth the practices applicable to www.californiadriversalliance.org and its directly associated domains (collectively, the “CDA Website” or the “Website”) in terms of the information about you collected through the CDA Website, as well as how that information is used, maintained, and, in some cases, shared. It is designed to help you make informed decisions when using the CDA Website. By using or accessing the CDA Website, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

The CDA Website is owned and operated by Western States Petroleum Association, a non-profit trade association (“WSPA”, “we” or “us”).

The Information We Collect

When you visit the Website, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose to us and user information collected by us as you interact with the Website.

If you choose to participate in activities, receive information, or otherwise interact with the Website, you may be asked to disclose certain information, such as your name, company, phone number, email address, address, zip code, and other personally identifiable information.

The Website also employs browser cookies and other technologies to collect information about users, such as their IP address, the type of browsers used, web pages viewed, and other information. On some forms available on the Website, an optional “remember me” feature may be offered, which can recall your information for greater ease on subsequent visits to the Website. We take measures to ensure that the cookies employed on the Website do not collect personally identifiable or sensitive information. The aggregate information we collect through these technologies on the Website is analyzed and may be combined with similar aggregate information of other visitors to the Website (and other WSPA websites). You may set your browser to reject cookies; however, this may affect some functions of the Website.

Any information that you post on the Website is posted at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other Website users who will have access to this information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that any information you post on the Website will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any security measures contained on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of any information you post may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if the Website or other users have copied or stored such information.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on the Website is a violation of the terms of use applicable to this Website (the “CDA Website Terms of Use”) and should be reported to info@californiadriversalliance.org.

If you use the Website outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States and maintained indefinitely, which may involve the transfer of information out of countries located in the European Economic Area. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.

Children Under Age 13

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 on the Website, or knowingly allow such persons to register. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@californiadriversalliance.org.

Use of Information Obtained through the Website

We may use your personal information (disclosed by you through the Website or collected during your interactions with the Website) in connection with our communications with our partner organizations or government officials, such as for petition campaigns, letters, emails or other forms of communication, or for other advocacy, marketing, or analytics purposes.

When you use the “Contact” function on the Website, we may send an automatically generated response.

We may also use your email address to send you follow-up communications.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We share your information with third parties only where such sharing is (1) in a scenario described in this Privacy Policy; (2) legally required; (3) done to comply with a request from a government agency; (4) done in conjunction with a corporate restructuring; (5) done to protect against fraud or other damage to the Website or its users; or (6) otherwise permitted by you.  Without limiting the foregoing:

  • As described above, we may provide your information to our partner organizations or government officials in connection with petition campaigns, letters, emails or other forms of communication, or for other advocacy, marketing, or analytics purposes.
  • We may provide your information to service providers to help us provide services through the Website. In connection with this, our service providers may have access to your personal information for a limited time. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to purposes that we specify to such third parties.
  • We may be required to disclose your information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Website or using the WSPA or California Drivers Alliance name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
  • Like many other websites that interact with third-party sites, we may receive some information even if you are logged out from the Website from those sites in conjunction with the technical operation of the system. In cases where we receive information on users that are not logged in we do not attempt to associate it with individual accounts and will discard it.
  • If the corporate structure of WSPA were to change (including as part of a merger, acquisition, or other sale or transfer of its business, or of the assets associated with the CDA Website), your information may be transferred to the new entity. We do not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with such a transaction will comply with all terms of this Privacy Policy.

At this time, we do not support “Do Not Track” options that may be available in your browser to express your preferences regarding the collection of certain kinds of information. Specifically, if you turn on the Do Not Track setting on your browser, the Website may not be capable of complying with your Do Not Track preferences. For more information about Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.

Your California Privacy Rights

From time to time, we may share information collected from you with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. A California resident with whom we have an established relationship has the right to request certain information with respect to the types of personal information that we have shared with third parties for these purposes, and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. All requests for such information must be in writing and sent to us at the mailing address set forth below. Links

The Website may contain links to other websites, including our presence on other forms of social media. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Website to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on or through the CDA Website.

Changing or Removing Information

You may modify or delete any personal information that you have provided to us through the Website by sending us an email at info@californiadriversalliance.org. Because email is not recognized as a secure communication method, we request that you not send private information to us by email.


We take appropriate precautions to protect the Website users’ information. Your personal information is located on secured servers behind a firewall. Because email is not recognized as a secure communication method, we request that you not send private information to us by email. If you have any questions about the security of the CDA Website, please contact us at info@californiadriversalliance.org.

Website Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of the Website, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as the CDA Website Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including limitations on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy and the CDA Website Terms of Use at any time. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s new effective date. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on the home page of the Website. We encourage you to refer to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy practices for this Website.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@californiadriversalliance.org. You may also contact us by mail at:

Western States Petroleum Association
California Drivers Alliance
1415 L Street, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA 95814