Onni’s Privacy Policy for Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) as it relates to California Civil Code 1798.90.51 et seq. is outlined below:
Purpose and Scope: ALPR Data Base may only be accessed by authorized and Trained Onni Employees. The purpose of this privacy policy is to ensure that the collection, use, maintenance, sharing and dissemination of ALPR information complies with the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1798.90.51 et seq. and respects individuals’ privacy and civil liberties. This policy is available to the public upon request.

Onni uses automated license plate recognition technology to help conduct standard parking procedures. These include but not limited to nightly vehicle inventories, parking access, determining correct parking fees, identifying, and tracking abandoned vehicles, verifying overnight vehicle counts, and responding to law enforcement inquiries. All access to and retention of ALPR data is managed by the Regional Parking Manager or his designee.

What Information is collected by LPR: Below is a list of the possible collected information. Each license plate differs, cameras may capture all, or none of the following data.

  • Vehicle license plate image
  • License Plate Number
  • License Plate State
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Payment Information
  • Access Device Information

ALPR Data Base may only be accessed by authorized Onni Employees. These Employees are limited to Parking Managers, IT employees, and Parking Attendants. Each employee with access to the data base is trained and safeguards are in place to ensure each search is tied to a legitimate business need. All employees are aware and understand the proper use and policy to safeguard customer privacy in accordance with the law.

The LPR Data and related records will not be sold, published, exchanged, or disclosed for commercial marketing or promotional purposes, nor disclosed or disseminated without authorization to persons or entities not authorized to access or use the data. LPR data will be disclosed to law enforcement agencies with proper paperwork.

Ensuring the accuracy of ALPR information and correcting data errors requires a comprehensive approach that includes regular maintenance and calibration, data validation checks, ongoing training and supervision, and clear policies and procedures. By taking these measures, we can ensure that ALPR technology is used responsibly and effectively, while protecting the privacy and civil liberties of individuals.

The LPR system at each location is installed and managed by 3rd party vendors and may differ by location. Onni is responsible for vetting these partners but ultimately, each vendor is responsible for safeguarding the LPR Data, including its collection, use, security, integrity, dissemination, retention, monitoring, and destruction. They are also responsible for ensuring that their authorized users operate the system legally and in accordance with these same ALPR policies.

License plate information collected using the ALPR system will remain on file for a period of 180 days and shall be automatically purged from the ALPR system upon the expiration of this period. Regular ALPR system audits are conducted to ensure compliance with applicable laws.