Last Updated: July 6, 2018

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Tampa Bay Publishing Inc.  (“Tampa Bay Publishing” or “We”) operates AliveTampaBay.com (the “Website”). This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies only to the information collected by this Website. We provide this Privacy Policy to notify you of:

  • What data, including personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”), is collected from you when you visit the Website, how such data is used and with whom it is shared;
  • What choices you have regarding your Personal Information;
  • The security safeguards that are in place to protect Personal Information; and
  • What rights you have to access or request deletion of your Personal Information.

 

You may click on any of the links below to jump directly to that section.

Introduction

Children under the age of 13

What Personal Information we collect

How we may use the Personal Information we collect

How we may disclose the Personal Information we collect

Cookies

What Other Information we collect and how we may use or disclose it

Third-party ads, websites and embedded content

How we protect the Personal Information we collect

California residents’ privacy rights

Your rights regarding your Personal Information

Privacy questions

Tampa Bay Publishing may change this Privacy Policy from time to time in its sole discretion, so you are encouraged to check this page regularly for any such changes. You can tell when the Privacy Policy was lasted changed by referring to the top of the page. Your continued use of this Website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Children under the age of 13

The Website is not offered to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 on the Website. Please do not use the Websites or submit any Personal Information if you are under the age of 13. If we learn we have received or collected Personal Information from a child under 13 years of age without parental consent, we will delete that Personal Information.

What Personal Information we collect

You can visit our Website without providing any personally identifying information (“Personal Information”). If you take advantage of certain features, for example, signing up for our newsletter or contacting us via our Contact Us page, you will be required to provide some Personal Information. For example, visitors who sign up for a
newsletter must provide an email address. Visitors who communicate with us via the Contact Us page are required to provide their full name, email address and the nature of their inquiry. In each case, Tampa Bay Publishing collects only the Personal Information necessary or appropriate to process your request or inquiry. All information submitted via our Contact Us page is saved to our database.

How we may use the Personal Information we collect

Tampa Bay Publishing will only use Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time that you give us the Personal Information. Tampa Bay Publishing does not rent or sell Personal Information to third parties.

We are the sole owner of the Personal Information collected through this Website. If Tampa Bay Publishing, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that it goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user data, including Personal Information, would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party, who would then be entitled to use your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

As noted above, you can visit our Website without providing Personal Information. However, to take advantage of certain Website features or activities, you will be required to provide some Personal Information. We will use your Personal Information to respond to your inquiry or fulfill your request,
for example, if you communicate with us via the Contact Us page or sign up for a newsletter. To unsubscribe from a newsletter or from future emails, click the “unsubscribe” link in the email newsletter or follow the instructions provided in any other email.

If you contacted us via e-mail or signed up for our newsletter or other materials and provided your e-mail address, Tampa Bay Publishing may communicate with you via e-mail in the future to tell you about changes to this Privacy Policy, announce promotions, new services or features, ask for your feedback or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Tampa Bay Publishing.

How we may disclose the Personal Information we collect

Tampa Bay Publishing does not disclose Personal Information other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

Tampa Bay Publishing may disclose Personal Information to those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations (together “Service Providers”) that need to know the Personal Information in order to process it on Tampa Bay Publishing’s behalf or to provide services available at Tampa Bay Publishing’s Website. Our Service Providers are not allowed to use Personal Information for any other reasons and are bound by this Privacy Policy. Some of those Service Providers may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Tampa Bay Publishing may disclose Personal Information in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when Tampa Bay Publishing believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights or those of third parties or the public at large.

Cookies

A “Cookie” is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Tampa Bay Publishing uses Cookies to help identify and track Website visitors, their usage of the Website, and their Website access preferences in order to improve the Website. Our usage of Cookies is not linked to any Personal Information on the Website. You may adjust your browser preferences to refuse Cookies; however, if you do, certain Website features may not function properly.

What Other Information we collect and how we may use or disclose it


Like most website operators, we also collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring website, and the date and time of each visitor request as well as statistics about the visitor behavior on the Website (collectively “Other Information”).
Tampa Bay Publishing collects and uses Other Information to better understand how visitors use the Website. From time to time, we may share or publicly display Other Information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on our Website usage trends. However, this is not linked to any Personal Information or to other data that can otherwise identify any individual person.

Third-party ads, websites and embedded content

Advertisements appearing on our Website may be delivered to users by advertising partners (each, an “Advertiser”), who may set Cookies. However, Tampa Bay Publishing has not access to or control over these Cookies. This Privacy Policy only covers the use of Cookies by Tampa Bay Publishing and not the use of Cookies by any Advertisers.

This Website may include links to other websites (each, a “Third-Party Website”). Please be aware that Tampa Bay Publishing is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of Third-Party Websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of any other Third-Party Website that collects user data, including Personal Information.

Articles on this Website also may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from Third-Party Websites. Embedded content from such Third-Party Websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other Third-Party Websites. These Third-Party Websites may collect data about you, use Cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that Third-Party Website. This Privacy Policy only applies to data collected by Tampa Bay Publishing and does not apply to Third-Party Websites. For information, you should refer to the privacy policies posted by such Third-Party Websites.

How we protect the Personal Information we collect

Tampa Bay Publishing takes precautions to protect your Personal Information. When we collect sensitive Personal Information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Website page. We also protect your Personal Information offline by restricting access to only those employees or contractors who need the Personal Information to perform a specific function. The computers/servers in which we store Personal Information are kept in a secure environment.

California residents’ privacy rights

If you live in California and have an established business relationship with us, you can request a list of the Personal Information we have shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. We will also give you a list of the third parties that have received your Personal Information. You can make a request one time each year. To exercise your rights, you can contact our Privacy Officer as set forth below in Privacy questions section. Please be sure to mention when you contact us that you are making a “California Shine the Light” inquiry. We will respond within thirty (30) days.

Your rights regarding your Personal Information

As noted above, you can unsubscribe from any newsletter or from future emails from Tampa Bay Publishing by following the directions in the relevant email.

You can receive an exported file of the Personal Information we hold about you, including any Personal Information you have provided to us,  and you can also request that we erase any Personal Information we hold about you by completing this form. This does not include any information we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy questions

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer by visiting our Privacy Contact Page.

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