Below is a description of how we handle information about your visit to our website:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If all you do during your visit is browse through the Site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. Only the following information is automatically collected and stored about your visit:
- The internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private internet access account, or “xschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access the Site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access the Site;
- The date and time you access the Site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to make the Site more useful to visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
Personal Information Provided to Us
If you choose to provide us with personal information (by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through the website), we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We only share the information you give us with a government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. GOAA does not collect information for commercial marketing.
As a general rule, GOAA does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except when you have given us permission or where the information is requested to be disclosed and is public information under the State of Florida statutes or other applicable laws. Visitors to the site should be aware that Florida Statutes 119 declares that it is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records shall be open for personal inspection by any person, and thus information collected by GOAA resulting from the use of this Site may be subject to examination and inspection upon request, if such information is public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure by statute.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, make contact by phone or in writing.
You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or emails). Your choice not to participate will have no effect on your ability to access information on this Site.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with State guidelines for records management and retention.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this Site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Infrastructure Protection Act.
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