When you visit Hernando County’s tourism Web site, www.floridasadventurecoast.com, the Web server automatically collections certain data such as the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site, the type of browser and operating system used to access our site, the date and time you accessed our site, and if you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information. We only use this information to help us make our site more useful to our visitors. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and your personal information is not identified.
We currently do have “cookies” enabled. A “cookie” is a file placed on your hard drive by a Web site that allows it to monitor your use of the site. On occasion, “cookies” are enabled to collect current data for updating our Web site and removing content that is not used or visited. This information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and your personal information is not identified.
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of subscriptions on e-mail newsletters or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists, online surveys, or information about events).
Our policy is to collect no personal information about you such as your name, address, telephone number, or E-mail address when you visit our Web site. Personal information is collected only if you provide that information to us voluntarily. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict “No-Spam” policy, which means that we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise, give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent. If you choose to make such information available to us by submitting your personal information using a form we may contact you for feedback or return information you request. Certain forms require you to enter personal information such as your phone number, e-mail address or home address. This information is necessary if you are requesting information or service so that we may return the information or confirm a service request. We do not share or reuse this information with other organizations.
If you choose to share personal information by sending an e-mail message or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will only be used for the purposes you authorized. Some of this information may be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with State of Florida laws and regulations for maintaining public record information. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. If the information is required by law to be disclosed about you, then every effort to notify you about the disclosure in advance will be taken.
Occasionally, the voluntary information we collect is used for internal review, to notify visitors about updates to our Web site and for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services. We may contact you or send you information about our updates, solicit feedback for services, or information provided only if you request that we do.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.