Privacy and Security Notice
Thank you for visiting the Pinellas County website and reviewing our privacy and security policy. We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If all you do during your visit is browse through the website, read pages or download information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. The only information collected and stored about your visit is:
- Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website
- Type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- Date and time you access our site
- Pages you visit
- Address of original website if you linked to our website from another website
We use this information to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology they use, which helps to make the site more useful to our visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide personal information through forms on our website, that information is only used to respond to your message and help us get the information you have requested. We only share this information with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency or as required by law. The County does not collect information for commercial marketing.
The County does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online unless you have given us permission or the information is requested to be disclosed and is public information under the State of Florida statutes or other applicable laws. Please note that Florida Statute 119 declares that it is the policy of this state that all state, county and municipal records are open for personal inspection by any person. Therefore, information collected by the County from the use of its websites may be examined and inspected upon request if that information is a public record and not otherwise protected from being disclosed.
You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or emails). Your choice to not participate will not affect your ability to access information on the County’s websites.
To better serve you, we occasionally use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. Your acceptance of the cookie will provide you with additional functionality in choosing the information you wish to view on a regular basis.
There are certain instances where you may receive or create a password to access or submit personal information. You should not share your password with anyone, and the County will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. You should exit the page when finished with those password-protected applications.
For security purposes, our system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.
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 service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Links To Other Websites
Also Reference Liability Disclaimer and User Agreement
E-mail addresses are public records under Florida law and are not exempt from public records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.