As of 7-15-24


Your privacy is important to Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU). This California Consumer Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, share, use, and protect your personal information through your online and offline interactions with us.

For California residents, this Privacy Policy is adopted in accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), and any terms defined in the CCPA and CalOPPA have the same meaning when used in this Privacy Policy.

As used in this Privacy Policy, “personal Information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal Information does not include: (i) publicly available information from government records; (ii) deidentified or aggregated consumer information; or (iii) personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

This Privacy Policy also includes references and links to our other privacy policies which serve different purposes under various laws and regulations that apply to us.


In the preceding 12-months, we have collected the following categories of personal information (please note that some categories overlap):
A. Identifiers
A real name or alias; postal address; signature; home phone number or mobile phone number; bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or other financial information; physical characteristics or description; email address; account name; Social Security number; driver's license number or state identification card number; passport number; or other similar identifiers.

B. Protected classification characteristics under state or federal law
Age (40 years or older), military status, race, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, citizenship, and sex,

C. Commercial information
Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies

D. Biometric information
Physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, & telephone calls.

E. Internet or other similar network activity
Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.

F. Geolocation data
Physical location or movements. For example, city, state, country, and ZIP code associated with your IP address or derived through Wi-Fi triangulation; and, with your permission in accordance with your mobile device settings, and precise geolocation information from GPS-based functionality on your mobile devices.

G. Sensory Data
Audio (telephone calls), electronic, visual, thermal (camera images), olfactory, or similar information.

H. Professional or employment-related information.
Current or past job history, performance evaluations, disciplinary records, workplace injury records, disability accommodations, and complaint records; Emergency contact information, such as the name, phone number, address and email address of another person in the context of having an emergency contact on file; Personal information necessary for us to collect and retain to administer benefits for you and another personal relating to you (e.g., your spouse, domestic partner, and dependents), such as their name, Social Security Number, date of birth, telephone number, email, and address.

I. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).
Educational records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.

J. Inferences drawn from other personal information.
Profile reflecting a person’s preference, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.


We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from one or more of the following categories of sources:

a. From You or Your Authorized Agent
We may collect information directly from you or your authorized agent. For example, when you provide us your name and Social Security number to open an account and become a member. We also collect information indirectly from you or your authorized agent. For example, through information we collect from our members in the course of providing services to them.

b. From Our Website and Applications That You Access on Your Mobile Device
We collect certain information from your activity on our website activity on our website ( and your use of applications on your mobile device. We may collect your IP address, device and advertising identifiers, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider (“ISP”), pages that you visit before and after visiting our website, the date and time of your visit, information about the links you click and pages you view on our website, and other standard server log information. We may also collect your mobile device’s GPS signal, or other information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.

i. The Role of Cookies and Other Online Tracking Technologies
We, or our service providers, and other companies we work with may deploy and use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects and other tracking technologies for various purposes, such as fraud prevention and to promote our products and services to you. Some of these tracking tools may detect characteristics or settings of the specific device you use to access our online services. “Cookies” are small amounts of data a website can send to a visitor’s web browser. They are often stored on the device you are using to help track your areas of interest. Cookies may also enable us or our service providers and other companies we work with to relate your use of our online services over time to customize your experience. Most web browsers allow you to adjust your browser settings to decline or delete cookies, but doing so may degrade your experience with our online services. Clear GIFs, pixel tags or web beacons—which are typically one-pixel, transparent images located on a webpage or in an email or other message—or similar technologies may be used on our sites and in some of our digital communications (such as email or other marketing messages). They may also be used when you are served advertisements, or you otherwise interact with advertisements outside of our online services. These are principally used to help recognize users, assess traffic patterns and measure site or campaign engagement. Local Shared Objects, sometimes referred to as “flash cookies” may be stored on your hard drive using a media player or other software installed on your device. Local Shared Objects are similar to cookies in terms of their operation but may not be managed in your browser in the same way. For more information on managing Local Shared Objects, click here. “First party” cookies are stored by the domain (website) you are vising directly. They allow the website’s owner to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform useful functions that help provide a good experience. “Third-party” cookies are created by domains other than the one you are visiting directly, hence the name third-party. They may be used for cross-site tracking, retargeting and ad-serving. We also believe that cookies fall into the following general categories:

ii. Online Advertising & Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA)
You may see advertisements when you use our online services. These advertisements will be for our own products or services (including pre-screened offers of credit). Which advertisements you see on our online services is often determined using the information we or our affiliates, service providers and other companies that we work with have about you, including information about your relationships with us (e.g., types of accounts held, transactional information, location of banking activity). To that end, where permitted by applicable law, we may share with others the information we collect from and about you. Online behavioral advertising (also known as “OBA” or “interest-based advertising”) refers to the practice of collecting information from a computer or device regarding a visitor’s web-browsing activities across non-affiliated websites over time in order to deliver advertisements that may be of interest to that visitor based on their browsing history. We do not engage in OBA. Our advertising service providers may deliver our advertisements to you on non-affiliated websites. Such service providers control the manner in which the advertisements are delivered to you on such non-affiliated websites. You should generally be able to opt-out of receiving such advertisements from the service provider responsible for delivering the advertisement. Please contact us if you have any difficulty doing

c. Third-party service providers in connection with our services or our business purposes
We collect information from third-party service providers that interact with us in connection with the services we perform or for our operational purposes. For example, a credit report we obtain from a credit bureau to evaluate a loan application. Another example is a third-party service provider that provides us information to help us detect security incidents and fraudulent activity.

d. Information we collect from third-parties for a commercial purpose
We collect information from third-parties for our commercial purposes. We partner with a limited number of third-party analytics and advertising firms. These third parties may use cookies or code processed by your browser to collect public information about your visits to our and other websites in order to provide customized experiences, advertisements or services. These parties may also collect information directly from you by contacting you telephonically, via email or through other communication channels. We do not disclose any information about you to such third-parties except as permitted by applicable laws and regulations, and we require such third-parties to follow applicable laws and regulations when they collect information from you to transfer such information to us.


We may use or disclose personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

We also use your personal information to advance our commercial or economic interests (“commercial purpose”), such as advertising our membership, products and services, or enabling or effecting, directly or indirectly, a commercial transaction.


We disclose your personal information to a third-parties for our business purposes. The general categories of third-parties that we share with are as follows:

  1. Our third-party service providers;

  2. Our affiliated websites and businesses in an effort to bring you improved service across our family of products and services, when permissible under relevant laws and regulations

  3. Other companies to bring you co-branded services, products or programs;

  4. Third parties that help us advertise products, services or membership with us to you;

  5. Third parties to whom you or your agents authorize us to disclose your personal information in connection with products or services we provide to you;

  6. Third parties or affiliates in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a sale, consolidation or merger of our financial institution or affiliated business; and

  7. Other third parties to comply with legal requirements such as the demands of applicable subpoenas and court orders; to verify or enforce our terms of use, our other rights, or other applicable policies; to address fraud, security or technical issues; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property or security of our customers or third parties.

In the preceding 12-months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose and, for each category, the following categories of third-parties with whom such personal information was shared:

Category of Personal Information (Represented in alphabetical form from the categories listed in Section I)

Category of Third-Parties (Represented in numerical form from the categories of third-parties identified in this Section IV)

A: Identifiers like name, address, Phone#, email, SSN, DrivLic.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

B. Protected classification characteristics under state or federal law

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

C. Commercial information

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

D. Biometric information

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

E. Internet or other similar network activity

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

F. Geolocation data

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

G. Professional or employment-related information.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

H. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

I. Inferences drawn from other personal information.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


It is not our policy to sell personal information and we have not done so in the preceding 12-months.


If you are a California resident, this section describes your rights and choices regarding how we collect, share, use, and protect your personal information, how to exercise those rights, and limits and exceptions to your rights and choices under the CCPA.

a. Exceptions
In the following instances, the rights and choices in this Section VI do not apply to you:

b. Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
If the above exceptions do not apply, and you have not made this request more than twice in a 12-month period, you have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months from the date we receive your request. Once we receive and confirm your request and verify that the request is coming from you or someone authorized to make the request on your behalf, we will disclose to you or your representative:

c.Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collect from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and verify your request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

d. Right of Correction
You have the right to request changes to any of your personally identifiable information that we have collected through our website and online services.

e. Exercising Access, Data Portability, Deletion and Correction Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, deletion and correction rights described above, a consumer or a consumer’s authorized agent may submit a verifiable consumer request to us with a specific form CCPA “REQUEST TO KNOW” & “REQUEST TO DELETE” INFORMATION Personal and/or Household Information”) by any of the following ways:

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.

  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.

  3. Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.

  5. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the businesses’ deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if you previously provided informed consent.

  6. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.

  7. Comply with a legal obligation.

  8. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

    • Access the form on our PRIVACY POLICY PAGE, fill it out then click “Submit.”

    • Call (877) 695-2328 and ask a representative to fill out & submit the form for you.

    • Visit a LAFCU BRANCH and ask a representative to fill out & submit the form for you

The process LAFCU will use to verify the consumer request, including any information the consumer must provide, is the following:

  1. Within 10 days after we receive the form, we will respond to the consumer, which could include asking for more detailed identification information.
  2. Within 45 days after we receive the form, we will respond to the consumer and explain which Personal Information we collect can or cannot be deleted by us and why.

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

An authorized agent is any person or legal entity registered with the California Secretary of State that you have authorized to act on your behalf. If we receive a request through your authorized agent, we may require the authorized agent to provide proof that you gave the authorized agent signed permission to submit the request. We may also require:

  1. That the authorized agent verify its own identity to us.
  2. You to directly verify with us that you have provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request.

We will deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf and cannot verify their own identity to us.

f. Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer (LAFCU member or non-member) request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing via email and/or by US Mail.

Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request.

g. Right of Non-Discrimination
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights in this Privacy Policy and under applicable laws. Unless permitted by law, we will not:

  1. Deny you goods or services.
  2. Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  3. Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  4. Suggest that you may receive a different price for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.


Currently, the standards regarding DNT signals and appropriate responses are not defined. As a result, we do not respond to DNT signals.


We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or through a notice on our website homepage.


Our website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personally identifiable information from our website about children under the age of 13 without parental consent. For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


We may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by other companies ("third-party websites"). When you use a link online to visit a third-party website, you will be subject to that website’s privacy and security practices, which may differ from ours. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy, terms of use and security practices of the linked third-party website before providing any information on that website. We are not responsible for the third-party website’s use, collection, sale or sharing of your personal information.


We use reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to protect and limit access to personal information. This includes device safeguards and secured files and buildings.
Please note that information you send to us electronically may not be secure when it is transmitted to us. We recommend that you do not use unsecure channels to communicate sensitive or confidential information (such as your Social Security number) to us.


If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights, or to request changes to any of your personally identifiable information that we have collected, conatact us by phone at: (877) 695-2328 or by US Mail at: Los Angeles Federal Credit Union...P.O. Box 53032...Los Angeles, CA 90053.


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