Thank you for visiting the Los Angeles Official Police Garages ("OPG") website and reviewing the privacy policy. OPG is committed to preserving the privacy of visitors to its websites, and will make every reasonable effort to protect your privacy. We will not collect any personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: website use information collected and stored automatically as you browse our website, and personal information you choose to disclose.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit: the Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website; the type of browser and operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the pages you visit; and, if you linked to the OPG website from another web site, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. IP addresses are not linked to identifiable information.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information -- by completing the online Public Search form and submitting it to us through the OPG website -- we use that information to respond to your inquiry and to help us get you the information you have requested (i.e., the location of your towed vehicle). We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private outside organizations.

The use of, and access to your personal information is used by and available to employees or organizations who need to know that information to provide services, support, or information to you and this website. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information.

Personal Information and Choice

You may choose whether to provide personal information online. “Personal information” is information about a natural person that identifies a specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.

We do not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by completing the online Public Search form. You may choose not to provide any personal information using the online form. Your choice not to participate in an on-line search will not impair your ability to locate your vehicle. If you believe your vehicle was towed, please callthe number of the OPG located in the area from which your car was towed for information and assistance in locating your vehicle.

Cookies

This OPG website uses "cookies." A cookie is a small data file that certain websites 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 have visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie is only a text file and cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies can track user traffic patterns, recognize your computer's browser when you return, and could provide personalized content without requiring sign-in.

Links

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. The OPG's website and materials may contain hypertext or links to other Internet computer sites that are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by OPG. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor. When you link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the OPG website and this privacy policy will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at his or her own risk. OPG specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages that may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the OPG website, or from reliance upon any such information.

Terms of Use
All vehicles that are impounded by the City of Los Angeles and towed by an authorized Los Angeles Official Police Garage are uploaded to the Vehicle Information Impound Center (VIIC) within one hour.

If the license plate number to your vehicle is not found on this website, it may be that OPG has not yet downloaded the number to the website.

The fact that the license plate number to your vehicle is not found on this website DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOUR CAR WAS NOT TOWED BY THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES. More »»

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