Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Credit Card Disclosure
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is providing friends and family of LASD inmates with the option of depositing funds to individual inmate trust accounts. LASD in conjunction with Los Angeles County have contracted with Link2GovCorp. (Link2Gov) for a credit card payment program to provide this service.
Individuals who decide to deposit funds to inmate trust accounts by credit card will select the amount they wish to deposit on behalf of the inmate prior to being forwarded to a portion of LASD's website hosted by Link2Gov. When the individual has been forwarded to this portion of LASD's website, they will be requested to furnish personal identifiable information such as:
- credit card number
- expiration date
- credit card holder information
LASD has required Link2Gov to take reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information collected or stored from LASD's website from loss, misuse or alteration. Personally identifiable information submitted by users for purposes of making a deposit into an inmate trust account is transmitted by Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology. SSL is a security technology designed to enable an individual's browser to send to, and receive, information from another server in an encrypted format. The browser's security icon, usually located in the bottom or top status bar of the browser window, reflects the security condition of browser. The lock icon indicates that the browser is communicating over a secured link. All information provided to LASD and/or Link2Gov in this manner is stored securely, subject to legal disclosure requirements.
LASD and Link2Gov are required to provide select personally identifiable information (such as your checking account number, credit/debit card number and credit/debit account expiration date) to money transmission vendors to the extent necessary to process requests for deposit into an inmate trust account or to protect against fraud. The transmission of such information is encrypted in order to protect its confidentiality. In some circumstances, LASD may be required by law to disclose certain personally identifiable information in accordance with the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements.
Link2Gov will charge a convenience fee to users to cover their cost of providing this service. This fee is a $2.49 for each deposit and users will be informed of the amount of the fee before they confirm the credit card payment. Users who decide to proceed and complete the transaction will receive a receipt number from Link2Gov as proof of the deposit. Users should also note that, following authorization of the credit card payment, Link2Gov will forward to the LASD only that information necessary for the LASD to properly credit the deposit to the inmates trust account. (i.e., inmate identifying information, payment amount, etc.) LASD will not receive any personal credit card information, such as your credit card number or account status.
LASD does not indicate a preference for any credit card service provider, but presents such links as a convenience to users. The decision to use or not to use the products or services offered by these companies is entirely up to the user and will not result in any special treatment from LASD. Further, neither LASD nor the County of Los Angeles:
1) endorse, recommend or require the use of such companies or their products, processes, information or services;
2) make any warranty (express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement) with respect to such companies or their products, processes, information or services;
3) make any representation with respect to such companies or their products, processes, information or services; nor
4) assume any legal liability or responsibility for any act or omission by such companies, or for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any product, process, information or service offered by such companies.
5) assume any financial liability for users who make deposits to the wrong inmate trust accounts.
Any questions regarding off-site content, privacy policies and/or security procedures should be directed to Link2Gov and not to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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This page was last update on: December 17, 2009