Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Scope of Privacy Statement

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the Official Police Garage Association of Los Angeles (OPGLA). OPGLA (“us”, “we”, or “our”), operates this website (Our “Services”) and has created this Privacy Policy to inform you of Our collection, use and sharing practices for information that we collect from you through Our Services.

This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) describes how OPGLA, LLC, and its members handle your personal information in connection with the following (collectively, the “Services”): including and any other website owned and run by OPGLA.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

OPGLA is a social welfare organization created under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and are often referred to as 501(c)(4) organizations. Their primary purpose is to promote the common good and general welfare of the community and provide information on vehicles impounded by our members. Our members collect impound information as part of their official duties. OPGLA does not collect data on birthdays, race, etc. We provide a free service for people to locate vehicles impounded. While we do not sell personal information, we sell limited access to our VIIC system to banks and other interested parties who need to find vehicles impounded.

When using our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, vehicle information and other information to help you with your experience. We may also collect and store personal information about vehicles that our members enter into the VIIC system. We do not sell personal information. If you use our free service to search for a vehicle at we may store and use the information you provide to us. By using the Services, you expressly consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Statement.

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, as described in US privacy law and information security, 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. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to receive our free weekly auction email, or enter information on our website.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to serve you better.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your interest in our vehicle auctions.
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular 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/credit information you supply is encrypted technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Commitment to Privacy

The Company has a strong commitment to providing information tailored to your individual needs while providing excellent service to all of our visitors and customers, including respecting concerns about privacy. We understand that you may have questions about whether and how we collect and use information. This Privacy Statement details the steps we take to respect your privacy concerns. If, after reviewing this Privacy Statement, you have any questions or privacy concerns, please email our Executive Director at

Collection of Your Information

Automatically-Collected Information. We may automatically collect information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Services. For example, we may collect and store information such as your browser type, IP address, language, operating system, location of your wireless device (e.g., latitude and longitude), the state or country from which you accessed the Services, unique device identifier (e.g., a UDID or an IDFA on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad or iTouch, or the Android Ad ID), the pages you view, the Services you use, the date and time of your visit, the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting our websites, error logs, and other hardware and software information. You may be able to disable our ability to collect some of this information – consult the instructions for your particular device. We may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information. We may use this information to formulate statistical models about the use of the Services, enhance the Services for our users, and provide you with tailored content and advertising.

Our Use of Cookies. The Services use “cookie” technology and similar online tools, such as web beacons and web pixels. “Cookies” are small files that a website stores on a user’s computer or device. The Services use cookies for various purposes, including to keep the information you enter on multiple pages together. Some of the cookies we use are “session” cookies, meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive after you close your browser at the end of your session. Session cookies are used to optimize the performance of the Services and to limit the amount of redundant data that is downloaded during a single session. We also use “persistent” cookies, which remain on your computer or device unless deleted by you (or by your browser settings). We use persistent cookies for various purposes, such as statistical analysis of performance to ensure the ongoing quality of our services. Third parties and we also use session and persistent cookies for analytics and advertising purposes, as described below. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may set your browser to block certain cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this). Please note that if you decide to block cookies, this may interfere with your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality, and access certain content on the Services.

Google Analytics. OPGLA websites may use Google Analytics, a vendor’s service that uses cookies, web beacons, web pixels and/or similar technology to collect and store anonymous information about you, which may include non-personal information described above. You can learn more about Google Analytics’ privacy policy and ways to opt-out from Google Analytics tracking by visiting Google Analytics’ website.

Adobe Analytics. The Company websites may use Adobe’s analytics and on-site personalization services, which use cookies, web beacons, web pixels and/or similar technology to collect and store information about you or your device or browser, which may include non-personal information described above. You can learn more about how Adobe may handle information collected through our use of its services, and your options for controlling this activity, by visiting Adobe’s website.

Do Not Track Signals

We do not respond to or alter our practices detailed herein based upon your selection of the “Do Not Track” setting or other “opt-out” setting or feature that may be offered by your browser; however, we reserve the right to do so in the future.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your information in the following ways:

  • We may make information collected through OPGLA available to law enforcement for investigative purposes or as provided under OPG’s contracts with governmental agencies.
  • We may share your information with any person or entity where we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or otherwise appropriate to (a) comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal processes; (b) produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of the OPGLA or others; (d) enforce the Terms of Use on the Services or other contractual obligations; (e) provide users of the Services with the services they request; (f) provide you with information from us; (g) or operate the Company’s systems properly.

We may share your information with any person or entity when we have your consent.

Opting Out of Communications from Us

If you no longer wish to receive direct mail OPGLA Communications, you may opt-out by using the unsubscribe link on each email you receive.

Notice of Privacy Rights of California Residents

We have adopted a policy of not sharing the personal information of customers with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Security and Account Protection

We have implemented commercially reasonable physical, administrative, technical, and electronic security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information. Despite our efforts, however, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we do not promise that your information will remain secure. We appreciate your help in safeguarding the integrity of your own and others’ privacy. We encourage you to let us know immediately if you suspect that any personal information you shared with us is being used contrary to this Privacy Statement.

Children’s Information

The Services are not directed toward persons under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly market to or collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you are not permitted to submit any personal information to us or the Services. If you provide information to us through the Services, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older. If a parent or guardian believes that we have in our database the personal information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately at to request that we remove such information from our records.

Third-Party Links and Services

The Services may contain links to third-party websites, including identity verification and OPG websites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites or services, including those to which we link. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites or services. The personal information you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by our Privacy Statement. We strongly encourage you to read such third parties’ privacy statements.

Amendments to Privacy Statement

We may amend this Privacy Statement at any time by posting the amended terms on the Services. Unless a different effective date is specified in the update, any changes to this Privacy Statement will become effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Services following the effective date means that you accept such revisions. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Statement, we will post the changes here and notify you in the manner and to the extent required by law.

Contacting Us

Should you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, contact us by sending an email to Please provide your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address so we can service you more quickly.

This Privacy Statement was last updated on December 30, 2019.