Privacy Statement

At the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA), we take your right to privacy very seriously, and we have taken steps to protect your privacy.  This Privacy Statement is consistent with our effort to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the principles of disclosure and informed consent.  Because SBCERA wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices.

If you have any questions about the security of our website or about this Privacy Statement, you can click here to send an e-mail to SBCERA or you may call (909) 885-7980.  You may also mail your questions to:

Attn: Communications Officer
348 W. Hospitality Lane, Third Floor
San Bernardino, CA  92880

When we ask a member to enter sensitive information (such as name, e-mail address, a portion of his/her Social Security number, or password), that information is encrypted and protected.

Collection and Use of Information
SBCERA collects personal information from a member at several different points on this website in order to enable access to its member database, but no information is collected without a user's consent.  SBCERA is the sole owner of any personal information collected and does not sell, share, rent or otherwise distribute any of this information.

Sharing of Information
Any information supplied by our users is considered private and will not be made available to others for any purpose.

E-mail is not a secure platform.  Information passed through e-mail can be intercepted by third parties.  For this reason, you should not communicate personal information (e.g., account information) via an e-mail.

Links to Other Websites
As a convenience for users, this website contains links to other websites created and maintained by other public and private entities.  Please be aware that SBCERA is not responsible for the material found on any linked site or for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites because their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Log Files
SBCERA logs Internet Provider (IP) addresses and user browser types for statistical and systems administration purposes only.  These logs are analyzed to determine user interest in the various areas of our site, to identify system performance or problem areas and to improve the value of the materials available on the website.  We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.  This means that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.

A "cookie" is a small amount of data sent by a website server through the Internet and transferred to your hard drive.  It allows a website to monitor your use of the site, but cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.  Most browsers are initially set to accept "cookies," but you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie so that you can decide whether or not to accept it.