EDD Data Library Terms of Use

Terms of Use

As a public service, EDD publishes data, data tables, information, content, files, documents, and content in the EDD Data Library.

You can download and use this content if you agree to our Terms of Use. These Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations. By accessing, viewing, downloading or otherwise using this library, you accept and agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to them, do not access or use our library.

The EDD Data Library is hosted by Socrata (“host”), not the State of California (“State”). You acknowledge and agree to any other terms of use that may apply generally to our library, including the host's (, or other terms that may be embedded or otherwise stated in any downloadable file, or found on one of our webpages.

We may update our Terms of Use at any time without notifying you. These changes become effective when we post them to our website, unless stated otherwise. After we post the changes, your continued access or use of the website or EDD Data Library will be considered your acceptance of the modified terms.

Personal information is information about a natural person that identifies or describes them. It can include any of the following:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Physical description
  • Home address
  • Home telephone number
  • Education
  • Financial matters
  • Medical or employment history readily identifiable to that specific person.

Neither domain name nor IP address are considered personal information. However, both are considered electronically collected personal information.

According to Government Code § 11015.5., electronically collected personal information means any information that is maintained by an agency that identifies or describes an individual user including, but not limited to:

  • His or her name
  • Social Security number
  • Physical description
  • Home address
  • Home telephone number
  • Education
  • Financial matters
  • Medical or employment history
  • Password
  • Email address
  • Information that reveals any network location or identity, but excludes information submitted to a State agency by a user and information on, or relating to, people who are users, serving in a business capacity, including, but not limited to business owners, officers, or principals of that business.

Electronically collected personal information that we automatically collect includes your domain name or IP address, and statistical information about webpages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (i.e., completing a request for assistance, personalizing the content of the website, sending an email, or participating in a survey) more detailed data will be collected. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use any other feature of the website.

If any type of personal information is requested on the website or is volunteered by the user, State law, including the Information Practices Act of 1977, Government Code §  11015.5., and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information may become a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected by federal or State law.

Children are not eligible to use services that require the submission of personal information. We require that minors (people under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information on the EDD Data Library as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a minor, you can only use these services if they are used with your parents or guardians. If you are a minor, you should seek permission and guidance from your parents.

If you visit our website and only browse or download information, the host automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

  • The IP Address and domain name used, but not the email address. The IP Address is a numerical identifier assigned to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use your IP Address to direct Internet traffic to you and generate statistics used in the management of this site.
  • The type of browser and operating system you used.
  • The date and time you visited this site.
  • The webpages or services you accessed on this site.
  • The website you visited before visiting our website.
  • The website you visit as you leave this website.
  • Any forms you may have downloaded.

We have access to the information automatically collected or stored by the host. We use that information to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. This information does not identify you personally and is used for gathering website statistics. The information automatically collected and stored about your visit helps us to improve the website.

You can choose to provide us with personal information by email with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service or to respond to requests. We may forward your email to other State employees who may be better able to help you, and this staff may be employed by a different agency within the State. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or, as required by law, we do not share our email with any other organizations.

In the State of California, laws exist to make sure that government is open and the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by State government. However, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining your privacy. Both State and federal laws provide exceptions.

All information collected on this site becomes public record and may be subject to inspection or copying by the public, unless there is an exemption. If there is a conflict among this Use Policy, the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act, or other laws governing the disclosure of records, the Public Records Act, Information Practices Act, or other applicable law will determine the outcome.

When you visit our library, you should know that data linking your computer to a particular website (a “cookie”) may be created. Temporary cookies may be used to:

  • Complete a transaction.
  • Process data submitted to us online.
  • Facilitate an ongoing Internet interaction.
  • Understand trends in the use of the EDD Open Data Portal.

Cookies do not affect your privacy or security. Using web browser settings, you can refuse the creation of new cookies or delete existing cookies from your computer.

Under Government Code § 11015.5., you can have any personal information collected about you discarded without reuse or distribution, by contacting us and submitting a request.

Our library is hosted by Socrata, not the State. Any information collected during use is stored and maintained by the host. Although we may have access to information collected on this website, we are not responsible for the security of the information stored and maintained by Socrata. You are responsible for reviewing and agreeing to any security measures contained in the host’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Our library may have links to sites we think are helpful. When you select a link to another site, you are no longer using our library and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

The State of California accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of external websites or external documents linked on this website.

This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify that security features are functioning correctly, and for other similar purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or bypass security features, or to utilize this system for other purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Our library provides content that is accurate and current. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation to

The State reserves the right to modify, discontinue or remove any content on our library without notice, at any time, and without liability to you.

The State does not guarantee absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the content of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.

Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of California, or its employees or agents.

This Use Policy is subject to change without notice.

In general, information presented on this website, unless otherwise indicated, is considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied. However, the State does use copyrighted data (e.g., photographs) which may require additional permissions before your use. To use any information on this website not owned or created by the State, you must get permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources. The State has the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. The State is free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.