The purpose of the statement is to inform users of this site with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information.
Definition of Personally Identifiable Information
For the purposes of this statement “personally identifiable information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.
Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected
Citizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to visit Florida Local Government websites or to download information. Government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.
Personally Identifiable Information Available
From Governmental websites access to personally identifiable information in public records at state and local levels of government in Florida is controlled by Florida law. Information that is generally available under Florida’s Public Records Law may be posted for electronic access through washingtonclerk.com.
The IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of computers (servers) used to visit washingtonclerk.com are noted as part of our statistical analysis on use of our website so we may better design services and improve access to them. However, the site does not attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users and associate them with IP addresses
Use of Constituent E-mail Addresses
Email addresses obtained as a result of a request to the site will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes. The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of Florida Code and federal law. Email or other information requests sent to the website may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate agency or communicate updates to the page that may be of interest to citizens. Individuals will be provided with the ability to “opt out” at anytime of any communication regarding new service updates.
Data Security and Quality
Washingtonclerk.com is committed to data security and the data quality of personally identifiable information that is either available from or collected by governmental websites, and has taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration. Any third parties responsible for this information are committed to the same principles, and also are required by contract and state statute to follow the same policies and guidelines as provided in Florida’s Public Records Law in protecting this information.
Non State Websites
Various websites may be linked through washingtonclerk.com. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy statements of these sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. Visitors may also wish to consult privacy guidelines such as those recommended by the Online Privacy Alliance.