Privacy Policy

Ala Costa Centers, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website (the “Service”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. This Privacy Policy applies whenever and however you access or use the Website, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or other devices (each a “Device”). “Website” includes all subdomains of Website and any content, code, data, services, features, or functionality made available from or through the Website. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy. This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Notice to EU Individuals: This Privacy Statement and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and provide appropriate protection and care regarding the treatment of your user information in accordance with the GDPR.


  1. Definitions
  2. Security
  3. Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
  4. Cookies
  5. Google Services
  6. Your Access to and Control Over Information
  7. Third-party Links and Advertising
  8. Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    1. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    2. Retention of Data
    3. Transfer Of Data
    4. Disclosure Of Data
  9. Do Not Track
  10. Log Files
  11. California Online Privacy Protection Act (CCPA)
  12. Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  13. Fair Information Practices
  14. Anti-SPAM – CAN SPAM Act
  15. Consent
  16. Data Protection Officer – Contacting Us
  17. Changes To This Policy

1 – Definitions

  • Service : Service is the website operated by Ala Costa Centers, Inc.
  • Personal Data : Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
  • Usage Data : Usage Data is data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies : Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
  • Data Controller : Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we (Ala Costa Centers, Inc.) are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.
  • Data Processors (or Service Providers) : Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
  • Data Subject (or User) : Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

2 – Security

Your visit to our website is encrypted and transmitted to us securely. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the top or bottom of your web browser, or looking for “HTTPS” at the beginning of the address of the web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. The computers/servers on which we host our website or store email addresses for inquiries in progress are kept in a secure environment.

3 – Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Ala Costa Centers does not knowingly collect personally identifying information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We may use your information, such as your email address, to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone, except as required by law enforcement. How do we protect your information?
  • We only provide news, articles, and information.
  • We never ask for Social Security (or similar), or credit card numbers.
  • We use computer and server Malware Scanning.
  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

4 – Cookies

We use cookies to:
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
Ala Costa Centers Cookie Policy

5 – Google Services

The website,, uses diverse services from the American company, Google LLC. These services may include Google Analytics, Google Analytics Ads, Google Signals, Google Ads, Google Tag Manager, Google Search Console, Google reCAPTCHA, Google Fonts and Google Maps. Google LLC (hereinafter referred to as Google) is certified under both the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks, and their certifications can be viewed on the Privacy Shield list. Ala Costa Centers, Inc. has a data processing agreement with Google for the utilization of the various Google tools and services listed above. Google reCAPTCHA: Occasionally, we may use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To accomplish this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g., IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place. Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam. For more information about Google’s privacy policy and Google reCAPTCHA, please visit the following links:

6 – Your Access to and Control Over Information

  • You may opt out of any future contact from us at any time by contacting us via the email at
  • You may request any data we have about you, if any.
  • You may change/correct any data we have about you, if any.
  • You may have us delete any data we have about you, if any.
  • You may express any concern you have about our use of your data, if any.

7 – Third-party Links and Advertising

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website: Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Opting Out of Interest-based Advertising Information regarding how to opt out of receiving interest-based advertising on desktop and mobile websites for: You can also opt out of interest-based advertising with some of the service providers we use, such as Google In addition, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Ad Choices tool offers a centralized place to opt out of the sale of personal information by any or all DAA participating companies that are collecting your personal information across multiple digital properties. Please keep in mind that Ala Costa Centers does not control the activities of DAA participants or have the ability to verify or enforce any participant’s compliance with any DAA standards. Learn more about the DAA and check the status of their CCPA Opt Out Tool at

8 – Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Ala Costa Centers, Inc. aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Ala Costa Centers, Inc. relied on your consent to process your personal information.
  • Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
  • You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

8 a) – Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Ala Costa Centers, Inc. legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. Ala Costa Centers, Inc. may process your Personal Data because:
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests, and it’s not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law
  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

8 b) – Retention of Data

Ala Costa Centers, Inc. will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. Ala Costa Centers, Inc. will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

8 c) – Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside Canada and choose to provide information to us, it is worth noting that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Canada and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. Ala Costa Centers, Inc. will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

8 d) – Disclosure Of Data

Service Providers: We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. Business Transaction: If Ala Costa Centers, Inc. is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy. Disclosure for Law Enforcement: Under certain circumstances, Ala Costa Centers, Inc. may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).
  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Ala Costa Centers, Inc.
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

9 – Do Not Track

Certain web browsers may allow you to enable a “do not track” option that sends signals to the websites you visit indicating that you do not want your online activities tracked. This is different from blocking cookies, as browsers with the “do not track” option selected may still accept cookies. Currently, there is no industry standard for how companies should respond to “do not track” signals, although one may be adopted in the future. We do not respond to “do not track” signals at this time. If we do so in the future, we will modify this Policy accordingly. More information about “do not track” is available at

10 – Log Files

Like most other Websites, sometimes makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting service’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information, are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. All log file information collected by Ala Costa Centers is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party. Log Retention: Logs with users’ identifiers removed (but including IP addresses and user agent strings) may be retained for a period of time that balances privacy concerns with the need to ensure that log processing systems have time to operate; that operations engineers have time to monitor and fix technical and performance problems; and that security and data aggregation systems have time to operate. These logs will not be used for any other purposes.

11 – California Online Privacy Protection Act (CCPA)

In addition to the entirety of this privacy policy, California residents have additional rights as follows. We agree to the following:
  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • This privacy policy is linked from our home page and all other major pages of our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the pages specified above.
Under the CCPA, California residents have the following rights by law:
  • The right to object to the sale of their personal data.
  • The right to access one’s own personal information.
  • The right to know which personal information is being collected.
  • The right to know if personal data is being sold or shared, and to whom.
Notification of changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted: Request of Information or Deletion: This request is reserved for California Residents only, and you are required to attest to your California residency. We will maintain a record of your request pursuant to Civil Code section 1798.105(d). If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) permits you to request access and request to delete personal information and categories of personal information about you. Before completing your request, we are required to verify your identity. We may email you to verify your email address, and may request additional documentation or information solely for the purpose of verifying your identity. If you are submitting a request on behalf of a consumer, you must attach written proof that you have been authorized by the consumer to operate on his/her behalf when you reply to the verification email. Upon receiving your request, we will confirm receipt within 10 business days and provide information about how we will process the request. Typically, we will respond to your request within 45 days from the day we receive your request. In certain circumstances, we may need additional time to respond to your request. If we do, we will notify you of the need for an extension, but, in any event, we will respond to your request within 90 calendar days from the day we receive your request. You understand that after submitting this request by any means listed below, you will be sent a verification email to confirm your request and must respond to the email with “I approve” in order for your request to be processed. This information will be used to process your CCPA request and for no other purpose. You can change your personal information or request deletion by:
  • Via email to : Upon receiving your request, we will confirm receipt within 10 business days and provide instructions about the information we need from you, how we will verify your identity and Californian residence status, and how we will process the request.
  • By phone: +1-(510) 527-2550 – NOTE: This Number is NOT Toll Free. CCPA regulations require that before a business releases personal data to fulfill a right-to-know request, that business must verify a consumer’s identity to a “reasonable degree of certainty.” If you call us, we will need information from you to confirm you are a California resident, to determine if we have personal information about you, and, for access and deletion requests, to verify your identity. We may also need to contact you about your request, and you can choose the contact method you would like us to use.
  • By printing and filling the form located at: Do Not Sell then either emailing the form via attachment, or using the postal service to mail the form to us (email and postal information are included on the linked form page).
  • By postal mail to: Ala Costa Centers, Inc.1300 Rose Street Berkeley, CA 94702 – (Please include your: Full name, email address (For verification purposes), Description of the information request you are seeking – or wish deleted, Return postal mail address.)
Please be aware there might be circumstances where we will not take the action you requested. For example, if we’re unable to verify your identity and confirm that you are a California resident, we may deny your access or deletion request, as permitted by the CCPA. In addition, we may fully or partially deny your deletion request if CCPA-recognized exceptions or exemptions apply. Please FULLY READ this Privacy Policy in its entirety for more information.

12 – COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), in that we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. Our website, informational services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years of age or older.

13 – Fair Information Practices

To be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification – Within 72 hours.

14 – Anti-SPAM – CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We will only collect your email address in order to:
  • Send information in response to inquiries, or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
Ala Costa Centers does not send out newsletters, advertisements, contests or any other form of unsolicited commercial email (UCE or SPAM). If you receive mailings with a forged address, please forward the email to us for investigation. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

15 – Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms. California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us twice per calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing use. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year. Ala Costa Centers will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorized access to systems is being attempted. Regarding all users, Ala Costa Centers reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorized access to computer systems or resources operating as part of Ala Costa Centers web services. As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for Ala Costa Centers to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorized access.

16 – Data Protection Officer – Contacting Us

Any comments, complaints, or questions concerning this policy or complaints or objections about our use of your personal information should be addressed by directing your comments to Ala Costa Centers’s Data Protection Officer, whose contact information is below: Executive Director Michael A. Pereira 1300 Rose Street Berkeley, CA 94702 USA Email: Phone: +1 (510) 527-2550

17 – Changes To This Policy

We may update our Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Policy on this page. In addition, it is your responsibility to check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to the modified Policy.
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