Privacy Notice

Effective date: November 1, 2019

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, a federally recognized Indian tribe (the “Tribe,” also “we” or “us”) operates and maintains this website (the “Site”) to facilitate certain governmental functions for Tribal members (including applications for government programs, applications for Tribal jobs, and address changes) and to provide information about the Tribe to the public.

This Site is operated from the Tribe’s sovereign jurisdiction in Upper Lake, California. By using the Site you are submitting to Tribal jurisdiction, and you agree that Tribal law governs your use of the Site. If you do not agree then you should not use the Site.

This Privacy Notice only applies to this Site; it does not apply to any other website, product, or service offered by the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, including consumer lending services. If you have questions about a product or service you have obtained from a Tribally-owned entity, you should contact that entity directly.

Information Collected

The Tribe collects information about you, the Site user, whether or not you are a member of the Tribe. Some of this data is collected automatically; this data includes the type of device you are using to access the Site, and the location from which you are accessing the Site. This helps us analyze usage of the Site and make improvements to its functionality.

You may also choose to provide personally identifiable information (“PII”) in order to access certain Site functionality or to allow us to contact you; we will ask you to provide this information and make it clear what we are collecting. Generally this information is required if you want to subscribe to email communications, or if you are a Tribal member who wishes to access certain Tribal governmental services. The Tribe will never collect PII from you unless you choose to submit it to the Tribe.

Sale or Sharing of Personal Information

The Tribe may share PII or other information collected by the Site, or that you provide to the Site, with wholly owned affiliated entities in order to administer and improve the site, and facilitate some of the functionality for which you provide information. The Tribe does not share or sell any information collected with any other unaffiliated entities. PII you provide will be used only in connection with Tribal programs and services in which you supply information for or for such other purposes as are described at the point of collection.

Children and Privacy

This Site does not target and is not intended to attract children under the age of 13. The Tribe does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of the Site use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site if you do so. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of the Site, except access to certain pages may require a login and password.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

The Tribe reserves the right to amend this Privacy Notice from time to time. If we make any changes in the way we use your personal information we may, at our option, post a notice of the update on the Site.


If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact