Last Updated: July 6, 2018
- 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.
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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
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.
How we may disclose the Personal Information we collect
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.
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
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.
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.