Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice is effective as of March 2019.

San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System (“SDCERS”) values the importance of protecting your sensitive and confidential information and we are committed to securing your information. This Privacy Notice describes SDCERS’ general privacy practices that apply to sensitive and confidential information we receive and/or maintain. SDCERS utilizes industry best practices and does not sell your information. This Privacy Notice is supplemented by the Social Media Disclaimer and Terms of Agreement below.

SDCERS uses and maintains sensitive and confidential information in accordance with the law and as needed to process benefits.


SDCERS website is intended as general information only and is not intended as legal advice or a legal opinion.  SDCERS makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to the materials found on this site.

SDCERS does not guarantee that the information on this website is current. While every effort has been made to offer the most current information possible, inadvertent errors are possible.

SDCERS is governed by the City of San Diego City Charter, the San Diego Municipal Code, applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, the plan documents for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and the Unified Port District, and various rules and regulations, all of which are complex and subject to change. In the event of any conflict between those governing authorities and the information on this website, the governing authorities control.

By using this site, the site user agrees to release and hold SDCERS' agents and representatives harmless from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action of any kind now and in the future arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this site or the information provided herein.

Website Privacy Statement

SDCERS is required to protect your privacy and is committed to doing so. This Privacy Statement is consistent with our effort to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the principles of disclosure and informed consent. Notice of any material changes to the Privacy Notice will be provided on SDCERS’ website.

Links to Other WebSites

As a convenience for our users, this website contains links to other websites created and maintained by other public and private entities. SDCERS is not responsible for the material found on any linked site or for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies/notices of these linked sites because their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Log Files

SDCERS logs Internet Provider (IP) addresses and user browser types for statistical and systems administration purposes only. These logs are analyzed to determine user interest in the various areas of our site, to identify system performance or problem areas, and to improve the value of the materials available on the website. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that your use of our website will be tracked, but you will remain anonymous.


A "cookie" is a small amount of data sent by a website server through the internet and transferred to your hard drive. It allows a website to monitor your use of the site, but cannot be executed as code or deliver malware. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie so that you can decide whether or not to accept it. SDCERS does not enable cookies to collect information from users of its website for any purpose.

right to correct information

If you would like to access, correct, or update your personal information, please either log-on and make corrections through the SDCERS Member Portal or contact us at (619) 525-3600. We encourage you to promptly update your contact information and other personal information. 

Social Media Disclaimer and Terms of Agreement

SDCERS uses Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to enhance communication with its Members, retirees, beneficiaries, and the public. Participation is voluntary. We recommend that you do not post personal or confidential information on these sites. Social media and other third party sites may collect personally identifiable information. Click here for more information.

Submitting Confidential OR SENSITIVE Information to SDCERS Via Email

You should not submit sensitive or confidential information, or unencrypted attachments containing sensitive or confidential information, to SDCERS through email. Furthermore, please note that SDCERS only accepts pdf email attachments. SDCERS cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit over email. Once received by SDCERS, internal procedures provide for proper security and confidentiality of all Member information.

You may communicate with SDCERS through email regarding non-confidential health information at and all other inquiries can be made through the “Contact Us” link located at


If you have questions related to this Privacy Notice, please contact us through this website. Your message will be forwarded to the SDCERS Privacy Officer.