Privacy Policy & Conditions of Use

Welcome to the Living Donation California website. Living Donation California is a program of Donate Life California, the state authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Living Donation California is an education and referral service for potential living kidney donors. Living Donation California is authorized by SB 1395, the “Altruistic Living Donor Registry Act of 2010.” Our headquarters is located at 3940 Industrial Blvd. West Sacramento, Ca. 95691

Privacy Policy:

Living Donation California (LDC) and Donate Life California (DLC) provide this website as a public service and the privacy policy provides a general outline of the type of information that may be collected through this the site and how such information may be used.

Use of the site and associated current or future Web micro sites and social networking sites (Sites) are governed by the Terms of Use, set forth below. Living Donation California and Donate Life California have created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL

Living Donation California and Donate Life California do not collect any personal information about visitors to this website (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses) unless visitors provide such information voluntarily. If visitors do not want their personal information compiled, such information should not be submitted through this website. If personal information is submitted, such information may be used as follows:

• Information submitted by visitors wishing to be living kidney donors will be referred to a California Transplant Center of their choosing for further evaluation regarding medical testing and donation options.
• Information submitted by visitors may be stored and analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of efforts made to increase the number of living donors as permitted by California law.
• Information submitted may be used to contact individuals and/or their family members for purposes as allowed under California law.
• Living Donation California and Donate Life California will not sell, rent or market personal information to third parties. All information submitted through the website will be kept confidential at all times, except to the extent necessary for transplants to be achieved in accordance with California law.

Living Donation California and Donate Life California may collect technical information related to visitors such as the type of Internet browser and/or computer operating system being utilized as well as the domain name of any website visitors utilize to link to this website. Such technical information will not include the personal information discussed above.

If you have any questions about the website or anything discussed herein, please contact Living Donation California at 866-455-3971 or by email at

Use of “Cookies”:

Our Sites may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Sites. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites use for the purpose of record-keeping and makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Sites will not function properly when you view them.


LDC and DLC have adopted and adhere to stringent security standards designed to protect your personal information at our websites against accidental or unauthorized access or disclosure. Among the safeguards that we have developed for our Sites are administrative, physical and technical barriers that together protect stored information.

Other websites:

Our Sites may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which LDC and DLC have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such Sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the websites:

We welcome your comments or questions about our websites and provide contact information for that purpose at the bottom of each page on the website. We will share your comments and questions with our staff and partners who are most capable of addressing your questions and concerns.

Please note that email is a form of non-encrypted Internet communication that may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your knowledge and permission while in transit to us. For that reason you may wish to protect your privacy by not using email to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. You may contact us instead via non-cellular telephone.

There are some locations on the LDC website where we have made special provisions for a more secure environment in which we can exchange information with you. At each of these locations we will provide you with appropriate instructions.

You can email us with questions at or call us toll-free at 866-455-3971.

Conditions of Use


Living Donation California (LDC) and Donate Life California (DLC) operate this website and associated micro sites and social networking sites (Sites). The Sites are provided for general information purposes only. The information provided on the Sites is not intended to be used by any individual or entity for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease, and is not a substitute for professional or expert medical advice or care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider, agency or professional. The Sites should not be treated as comprehensive sources of information, and the information obtained from the Sites should not be treated as medical advice. Before basing a decision on any of the information obtained from the Sites, you should discuss it with your physician, lawyer, religious leader, or other advisor as appropriate. Use of the Sites is governed by the Conditions of Use (COU) set forth herein. By accessing the Sites, you accept the Conditions of Use. LDC and DLC may change, add or delete any one or more of the COU by posting such changes on the Sites. Privacy issues are discussed in our Privacy Policy, set forth above.


LDC and DLC may change, modify, add, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any aspect of the Sites at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content, with or without notice to you. LDC & DLC may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to part or all of the Sites without notice to you. You agree that LDC and DLC shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such change, modification, addition, suspension, discontinuance, limitation, or restriction.


Your use of the Sites and any and all information contained therein or available, directly or indirectly, therefrom, is at your sole risk. The Sites are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. LDC and DLC expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

LDC and DLC make no warranty that: (i) the Sites will meet your requirements; (ii) the Sites will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Sites will be accurate, complete, or reliable, or; (iv) the quality of any information obtained by you through the Sites will meet your expectations.

Any content or material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Sites is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage that results therefrom. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from LDC and DLC or through or from the Sites shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the COU.


You expressly understand and agree that LDC and DLC shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if LDC and DLC have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Sites; (ii) physical or emotional injury or distress, or (iii) any other matter relating to the Sites and/or the use of information contained therein or available there from at any time. In addition, the aggregate amount of LDC and DLC liability under this agreement shall in no event exceed $100 U.S. dollars.

LDC and DLC further specifically disclaim liability for unauthorized interception or infiltration of any data that you submit to LDC and/or DLC and for misappropriation of such data by third parties.


Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, portions of sections 3 and 4 may not apply to you.


In consideration of your being permitted to use the Sites, you, on your own behalf and on behalf of your spouse, heirs, trustees, legal representatives, executors, and assigns, hereby agree to release LDC and DLC and the organizations’ past, present and/or future shareholders, members, managers, partners, trustees, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, consultants, agents, affiliates, administrators, attorneys, successors, and assigns (and their respective past, present and/or future shareholders, members, managers, partners, trustees, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, affiliates, administrators, attorney s, successors and assigns) (each, a “Released Party”) from any and all liability for injury, death, damage, cost, expense, and other loss suffered or incurred by you as a direct or indirect result of your use of any information that is, directly or indirectly, available from or through the Sites at any time.

In consideration of your being permitted to use the Sites, you hereby agree that you will not, at any time hereafter, commence, maintain, prosecute, participate in as a party, or permit to be filed by any other person on your behalf, any action or proceeding of any kind, judicial or administrative, in any court or agency against any Released Party with respect to any act, omission, statement, information, transaction, or occurrence that relates, directly or indirectly, to your use of the Sites at any time.

You acknowledge and agree that you understand that you should consult with your personal physician, lawyer, or religious leader, as appropriate, before relying on any information obtained from the Sites.

You acknowledge and agree that you are not relying, and will at no time rely, on any Released Party to provide you with medical, legal, or religious advice of any kind (including advice pertaining to your use of the information), or to advise you of the medical risks, legal risks, and religious ramifications associated with your use of the information.

You acknowledge and agree that no Released Party will be liable for any information or advice given to you related to your use of the information and that you will not sue any Released Party based on such information or advice.

You acknowledge and agree that the waiver, release, and covenant not-to-sue contained herein is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of California and agree that if any portion is held invalid, the remainder of this waiver, release, and covenant not-to-sue will continue in full legal force and affect.


The Sites from time to time may contain links to and from various third party sites on the Internet. You acknowledge that such third party sites are completely independent of the Sites and that LDC and/or DLC have no responsibility or liability, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through any such site. If you have any questions or concerns about such third party sites, you should contact the site administrator or webmaster of the third-party site.


This Agreement and our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and LCD/DLC with respect to your use of the Sites. LDC and/or DLC’s failure to exercise or enforce any right, provision, or remedy hereunder shall not constitute a waiver of such right, provision, or remedy. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intention as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.


This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in the State of California, County of San Diego. You agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Sites must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.