Privacy Policy

The Adaptation Clearinghouse is subject to State of California Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use as part of the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program managed by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

About Hotjar

The Office of Planning and Research uses Hotjar to track interactions with the Beta Adaptation Clearinghouse site to better understand areas of the site which are causing problems for visitors when navigating, completing tasks, or in the general ease of finding content quickly and easily. Understanding this information is necessary for evaluating the effectiveness of proposed site changes.

Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

No personally identifiable information is made available to us through the use of this tool. The IP addresses are anonymized to prevent physical device location, and visitor info is assigned a unique identifier to keep track of returning visitors without relying on any personal information.

For further details, please visit About Hotjar. Users can also opt-out of Hotjar all together.