Privacy Policy and Copyright Statement

Copyright Statement / Privacy Policy /

Who we are:

Our website address is: is aka “California Christmas Lights”

We are an online resource for listing and discovering California Christmas light displays in neighborhoods throughout the State of California.

For more information contact us:
California Christmas Lights
C/O Joseph Leake
2250 24th St. #230
San Francisco, CA 94107

P 415/497-9111

Attention. Please read the copyright, terms of use and privacy information presented below carefully before using (including downloading any information from or providing information – such as a house submission and/or photos – to) this Web site. Use of this Web site indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this Web site and do not submit material to this Web site.

Media Relations: We may provide your name, address, email, phone number and photos of your house to the radio / TV or print media to recognize your display and for their use and “publication”.

Information and Accuracy: California Christmas Lights attempts to convey accurate and current information on this site, the information provided on this site may contain typographical or technical errors. You are advised to confirm that the accuracy of any information presented at this site before relying on it in any way. INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Products and Services. Information and California Christmas Lights products and/or services may be changed or updated without notice.


Trademarks: design(s),  logo(s), icons and other marks identifying products and services referenced herein are trademarks of and may not be used without the prior written permission of the owner(s) of Certain service agreements permit merchants and others to use certain of the trademarks for limited purposes. All other product or company names referred to herein are trademarks of the respective owners.

Copyright Notice: This web site is subject to the protection of the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. You may not reproduce any part of the California Christmas Lights web site without the prior written permission of Utkaduck Design. Products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

Use of MAY ONLY BE USED FOR LAWFUL PURPOSES. If any listing or service is used in violation of any law or regulation or in a manner that may cause to be subject to investigation, prosecution or legal action, may exercise its rights under the appropriate service agreement and terminate service and / or listings and user account(s). Users accept the risk that their service may be interrupted if legal challenges arise as to their use of the service.

Your Privacy: We will not sell your private information to anyone. We do share your address for public viewing of your lighting display. We do not share your private information.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data Collection: We make every effort to honor the preferences of our Web site users concerning the collection and use of personally identifiable information. In general, when you visit our web site and access information, you will remain anonymous. We limit the information we collect from you to only what we need to conduct business and to offer products and services that you might be interested in. You may elect to provide us with information such as name and email address. We will use your personally identifiable information to contact you year to year to determine your interest in having your house displayed on this Website. We may share your name, address and photo of your display with the media: radio, TV or print. In addition to information you provide, we may collect information about your anonymous use of our web site that will help us improve our online services, such as information regarding what pages you access on our sites, what URL you just came from and the URL you next go to, what browser you are using and your IP address. This type of information collection is an industry standard and the information collected will be used to analyze trends and statistics and monitor link usage.

  • Form Fields Data: Forms Fields data includes the available field types when creating a form. We’ll use this to, for example, collect informations like Name, Email and other available fields. Relevant fields will be displayed to the public on user listings.
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like geolocating users and reducing fraudulent activities.

When you fill up a form, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, address, email, phone number and account / listing information to:

  • Send you information about your account.
  • Respond to your requests, including transaction details and complaints
  • Set up your account for our site.
  • Send you updates and news regarding
  • Or any other service the built form was created to comply with and it’s necessary information

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, some which will be used to populate the form fields for future submissions.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it.

Data Security: Visitor and/ or user comments and listings may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, it is impossible to absolutely guarantee the security of data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network. Therefore, although we take reasonable measures to protect your information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you provide to us and you do so at your own risk.

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

When running Security Check, will be contacted as part of a process to determine if the site supports TLS/SSL requests. No personal data is sent to as part of this process. Requests to include the site’s URL.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet Anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Security logs are retained for 60 days.

Suggested text: This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by the SolidWP Site Scanner. We do not send personal information to the scanner; however, the scanner could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during the scan.

Other rights regarding your data: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Cookies: We use cookies on some portions of our Web sites. A cookie is an identifier that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. Cookies enable us to provide you with a better experience by allowing us to understand what areas of the Web site are of interest to our visitors. We may also use cookies when you register to use one of our web-based services. In this situation, a cookie will store useful information that enables our Web site to remember you when you return to visit us. We can only read cookies from our own web site. We do not link the information collected through cookies to any personally identifiable information provided by users. Cookies do not contain any information that is, in itself, personally identifying. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our Web sites and services.

If you register or comment  our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Submissions, Comments and Images: Any comments regarding this Web site or information, house submission or related materials (including photos, text descriptions, etc) sent to California Christmas Lights become the property of California Christmas Lights  and may be used by us without liability and for any purpose without compensation or attribution to the sender. California Christmas Lights  may reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, create derivative works and distribute such content or materials to others in any media or format without limitation. If you upload images to the website, note that uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included may enable site visitors to the website to download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Links to other Sites: Information California Christmas Lights publishes on the World Wide Web may contain links to other sites. Utkaduck Design makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site that you may access through this site. Unless expressly stated in writing. We may not endorse the products or services offered by any company or person linked to this site nor is California Christmas Lights responsible for any software or the content of any information published on the site of any other party. You should take precautions when downloading files from sites to protect your computer software and data from viruses and other destructive programs. Through our web pages, you may connect to third parties’ web sites via hyperlinks, and the connections may or may not be obvious. We are not responsible for the collection, use, maintenance, sharing, or disclosure of data and information by such third parties. We encourage our users to be aware of the varied privacy policies of web sites that they visit.

Age Restrictions: Users Under 13. This Web site is not directed at children under the age of 13. If you are younger than 13, please do not provide any personally identifiable information in connection with your use of the Web site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:Due to changing technological and marketing demands, we must reserve the right to change our policies regarding the privacy of your personally identifiable information in the future. If that happens, we will endeavor to promptly update this Privacy Policy. We may also attempt to provide a message to our customers whose e-mail addresses we have, in conformity with this Privacy Policy, advising of any such change(s). Your continued use of the web site following changes to this policy will indicate that you accept the changes.