Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers and all online services provided by the Houchin Community Blood Bank (“HCBB”).  For HCBB nothing is more important than protecting the personally identifiable information of visitors to this site and complying with California laws relating to health data privacy and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  Below you will find helpful information about our commitment to ensuring the privacy of your information, such as your full name, address, email address, telephone number, and other indentifying information.  If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at

1. Gathering of Information

We do not collect personally identifiable information from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis when communicating with HCBB by e-mail.  Visitors to may voluntarily supply certain personal information by e-mail, such as name, e-mail address, phone number, and questions or comments for response.

2. Use of Information

HCBB will use the information it gathers from its online visitors only for the activities stated above.  HCBB will never willfully disclose any personally identifiable information about our online audience to any third party without first receiving permission. The use of personally identifiable information is limited to the following:  responding to user emails; sending communications, including promotional communications, from HCBB to those who have “opted in” to receive such communications, and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered. Our visitors will recognize that under certain circumstances, if they elect to “opt out” of providing such information, they may not be eligible for certain activities for which the personally identifiable information is needed.

3. Browsers

Like all other web servers,’s web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site.  The use of website measurement software assists HCBB in analyzing the user experience on our website and improving the structure and ease of use of the site.  It is used to collect such information as the number of unique visitors, how long visitors spend on our website, and common entry and exit points into and from the website.  HCBB does not use “cookies” to collect information.  However, some of the sponsors of our site may also use cookies in order to target information to users’ interests.  You cannot be identified personally from this  information and no personal information is stored about you personally.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

4. Security

KCBA has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information we collect online.

5. Children

Children must be at least 13 years of age to submit information to HCBB… If you are under 13, do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or email address.  If we discover that we have collected any personally identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.

6. Opt Out; Corrections to Personal Data

Please contact us to a) to opt out of future communications from HCBB, b) to correct or update any personal information in the’s database that you state is erroneous, or c) to request HCBB to make reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from the‘s online database.   You may accomplish these tasks by using the e-mail service.

7. Links to Other Sites

Please note that contains links to other sites that may not follow the same privacy policies as the HCBB site. HCBB’s website currently links to Facebook and several partners, such as Rusty’s Pizza, the Bakersfield Roadrunners, the Bakersfield Condors, and Paramount Farms websites. Clicking on such a link will take you to an entirely different site that may use “cookies”, collect data and use data in ways that would not.  HCBB is not responsible for the privacy practices or any information or materials on these other sites.  Please visit these sites if you wish to review their privacy policies.

8. Acceptance of Website Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions

By your use of this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this HCBB Website Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the site.  We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time.  Please check this page periodically for any changes.  Your continued use of the HCBB Website following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes.   If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at or send a letter to Houchin Community Blood Bank, 5901 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA  93309-0610.

9. Terms of Use and Disclaimer

For additional terms and conditions which apply to your use of our site, please read the HCBB Website’s Terms of Service and Disclaimer.

April 2010