Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement explains how we, Santa Rosa County, collect, use, share and store information about individuals (“you”) and your interactions with our website at www.getrelaxing.com and our other websites (“Site”). It also explains your choices, such as opting out of receiving newsletters and targeted advertising.

General

Santa Rosa County provides its web site for your convenience. By using the information, services and products available through this web site, you agree to be bound by all of Santa Rosa County Government’s terms and conditions of use as set forth herein.

 

The terms and conditions set forth in the PPTOU may be updated from time to time without notice to you. It is your responsibility to review it from time to time to be aware of any such change. Your continued use of this service will indicate your agreement to any such change.

Please note that Santa Rosa County Government is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of web sites whose contents are not controlled by Santa Rosa County Government, whether Santa Rosa County Government links to them as outside sites or not.

There are two types of information we collect – anonymous and personal. Anonymous information is information that cannot be used to identify you individually. We collect anonymous information automatically. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number. We collect personal information only when you give it to us. You may be asked to provide personal information anytime you are in contact with us. We may share your personal information with our tourism partners, as described in detail below. We and our Florida tourism partners may combine your personal information with other information to provide and improve our products, services, and advertising. You are not required to provide any personal information that we request, but if you choose not to do so, in many cases we will not be able to provide you with our services or respond to any questions you might have.

 

I. What information do we collect? How do we collect it? What do we do with it?

The type of information we collect from you depends on how you interact with us. You can use our Site without providing us with any information other than anonymous information we collect automatically.

A. Information you provide directly

We obtain information that identifies you personally directly from you. We ask for your contact information (name, street address, email address, and phone numbers) when you request a guide, sign up for electronic newsletters, answer a survey, enter a sweepstakes or other game or contest, participate in other promotional activities, or share your photos with us. We may also ask for information that helps us understand more about your interest in Florida tourism, such as demographic information like household information and age group, and information about your travel interests. By law we must ask prize winners for their social security numbers so that we can report their winnings to the IRS. When you share a photo with us, we may obtain your credit line (an acknowledgement of who shot the photo), caption and date and place the photo was taken.

We use the information that you voluntarily provide to reply to your requests, to update and improve the content on our Site or in our electronic newsletters, and to assist with marketing research. We use photos you share with us to promote Florida vacations.

B. Information we collect electronically automatically
  1. Information about your visit

Our Site servers automatically record your visits to our Site. Like all other website servers, ours compiles a log that records the date, time, browser (i.e., Firefox), device type (i.e., iPhone), operating system (i.e. Android) and originating IP address of each Site page request. Your IP address is not personally-identifiable information. We use cookies to collect the following information about your visit to our Site: which website or ad you visited right before ours, which pages you visited on our Site, and how much time you spent on each section of our Site. We may also collect other data about your visit, such as search requests and results. We use this information to track usage of our Site, to measure the number of unique visitors to the different sections of our Site and to help us make our Site more useful. The use of this information is called “analytics.” We may build interest profiles based on page visits. “Cookies” are data files, which often include an anonymous unique identifier, sent to your hard drive from a website. Cookies can only be read by the party placing the cookie. They cannot erase or alter any of your data. When you visit the website again using the same browser (Google Chrome or Safari, for example), the cookie allows that website to recognize your computer. Cookies may store user preferences and other information, and allow us to anonymously identify and track users as they move around our Site. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some of our Site features may not function properly without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies enabled so that we can offer you the best experience on our Site. For more information about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

  1. Information About Your Location

From your IP address, we can tell generally where you are when you are accessing our Site, i.e., which city.

C. Information Third Parties Collect Electronically Automatically
  1. Third-Party Cookies for Site Use Analysis We use third parties such as Google to help us analyze how people are using our Site. We also use the Google Analytics service to provide us with demographic data about our users, such as age and gender, on an anonymous basis. That Google service uses a cookie that can be recognized by Google or its affiliate DoubleClick when you visit other websites.
  2. Third-Party Cookies Used to Target Ads to You When You are on Other Websites We work with other companies who use their cookies or beacons to target ads to you when you visit other websites. This is called retargeting and is common practice. You may also see third party ads on our Site that are targeted to you based on your prior visits to that third party’s website. Other companies we work with target other Florida vacation ads to you on other websites. This is called behavioral advertising, because you receive ads based on your prior online behavior. For example, when you visit our Site you may receive a cookie on your browser that is read when you visit Facebook using that same browser, so that during your visits to the Facebook website you might receive advertising based on the pages you visited on our Site. “Beacons” are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage across websites and over time.
D. Opting Out
  1. To Unsubscribe from Email

Please email [email protected] to be removed from our emailing list.

  1. Opting Out of Google Analytics

To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, click here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ for instructions.

  1. Opting Out of Google Advertising

To opt out of Google behavioral advertising, click here https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 to see your Google ad settings.

  1. Opting Out Generally

We do not have access to, nor does this Privacy Statement govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device by non-affiliated, third-party ad technology, ad servers, ad networks or any other non-affiliated third parties. If you would like to learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt out of having this information used by companies that are part of the Network Advertising Initiative to deliver targeted ads, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org. Many of the same companies are members of the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You can learn more and opt out of receiving targeted ads from them at http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Choices you make are both browser and device-specific. This means that if you opt out when using Safari on your computer at work, you will not be opted out on Chrome or on your home computer. Please note that when you opt out of an ad network, you may receive an “opt-out” cookie so that the network will know not to assign you new cookies in the future. You will continue to receive ads from that network, but not behaviorally targeted ads. If you erase your browser’s cookies, you may need to perform this process again.

  1. Deleting cookies

To manage or delete browser cookies, please see your browser’s privacy setting

  1. Do Not Track

Some browsers have a ‘do not track’ feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.

II. With Whom Do We Share Information We Collect?
A. Personal Information

We share the information that you voluntary provide with our tourism partners and also with business partners that fulfill your requests for information, such as companies that mail our print brochures.

We share your email address with trusted business partners who provide tourism services and have also agreed to use your information only to promote their own products and services.

We may disclose your personal information as required by law, in conjunction with a government inquiry, or in litigation or dispute resolution.

B. Anonymous Information

We may disclose statistical information to third parties in aggregate form without revealing any personal details about our users (for example, 35% of our Site visitors live in the Snowbelt).

III. Links to Outside Web Sites

This Site may contain links to third party sites not controlled by Santa Rosa County, such as those belonging to tourism partners. We recommend that you check the privacy statement of other sites you visit before providing any personal information. Any offers made in advertising on our Site are the sole responsibility of the companies making the offers.

IV. Security of Information

Please note that although we take reasonable steps to protect your information, no website or computer system or wireless connection is completely secure.

V. Privacy Inquiries

If you have concerns or questions regarding our consumer privacy practices, please forward them to [email protected].

VI. Changes to Privacy Statement

We retain the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of our services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean you accept those changes.

Public Records – Email Addresses

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact this agency by phone or in writing.

 

 

How Your Personal Information is Used

Santa Rosa County Government collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. For example, information you provide to Santa Rosa County Government may be used to help you obtain building permits, inspection requests, etc.

 

Information that you provide may also be used by Santa Rosa County and their third party vendors, as part of marketing efforts or efforts to keep vendors informed about standards, requirements or service changes, or other services of Santa Rosa County Government.

 

Protection of Your Personal Information

Santa Rosa County Government recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this site. Information may be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the State of Florida’s archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law.

 

Use of Cookies

When you visit Santa Rosa County’s web site, you can surf the site anonymously and access information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our site, we may use “cookies” to assist your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It can function as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases, and preferences.

However, it cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

 

For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages. While certain web pages use cookies to assist your visit to the Santa Rosa County web site, and while our web servers automatically log the IP address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally, and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided personal information to a specific web page.

 

Display Advertising

Santa Rosa County has implemented Display Advertising and uses remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. It means that third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet.

 

Santa Rosa County along with third party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies (such as the Interfuse cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website.

If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising, just customize Google Display Network ads using the Ad Settings or using Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that will instruct the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send any information about the website visit to Google Analytics.

 

User Accounts

When registering to use a Members Only feature, it is solely your responsibility to keep your private account information, such as username and password secure. You must not disclose your private account information to anyone except other authorized persons.

You are entirely liable for all activities conducted through YOUR ACCOUNT. You agree to immediately notify Santa Rosa County Government of any unauthorized use of your account or any breach of security.

Santa Rosa County will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window whenever you have finished your work.

 

Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

 

Data transmission over the Internet is not guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, Santa Rosa County Government cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us or received from our online products or services. Once we receive a transmission, we make our best effort to ensure it is secure on our systems.

 

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for all charges associated with connecting to the Internet. You agree that any telephone or other communications fees and charges incurred are your sole responsibility. The access number you use may not be a local phone call (even though it may be in the same area code as your phone number) and you may be subject to long distance fees or other charges. We advise you to check the local telephone service to verify whether your access number is a local charge and if additional communication fees may apply.

 

Prohibited Uses

As a user of Santa Rosa County Government’s web site(s) you agree to use this service only for its lawful, intended purposes. Use of this service for transmission, distribution, retrieval, or storage of any information, data, or other material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. You also agree not to use the service to:

  • Provide false information or to impersonate someone else;
  • Distribute computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system;
  • Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.

 

System and Network Security

Violations of system or network security of the service are prohibited, and may subject you to criminal and/or civil liability. Santa Rosa County Government will investigate potential security violations, and may notify applicable law enforcement agencies if violations are suspected.

 

You may not attempt to circumvent the authentication procedures or security of any host, network, network component, or account to access data, accounts, or systems that you are not expressly permitted to access. You may not interfere or attempt to interfere with service to any other user.

 

Violation of Terms of Use

In the event of any violation of the terms contained herein, Santa Rosa County Government reserves the right to suspend or terminate, either temporarily or permanently, any or all services provided. Users who violate terms contained herein may additionally incur criminal and/or civil liability. Santa Rosa County Government may refer violators to civil or criminal authorities for prosecution.

 

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Santa Rosa County Government and its subsidiaries, affiliates, telecommunications providers, service providers, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including attorneys’ fees, related to a user’s violation of the terms and conditions or the use of the services and information provided at this web site.

 

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL SANTA ROSA COUNTY GOVERNMENT, ITS SUPPLIERS, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS SERVICE;

 

ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICE, THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES;

CONTENT ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY;

INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION;

AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY GOVERNMENT OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THIRD PARTY AFFILIATES.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SANTA ROSA COUNTY GOVERNMENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, ARISING FROM THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEB SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF SANTA ROSA COUNTY GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO STOP USING THE WEB SITE.

 

Termination

Santa Rosa County Government reserves the right to restrict access of any user of this service and may at any time in its sole discretion with or without notice and with or without cause immediately deny access to the service and may remove all account information in compliance with any public records requirements.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties

This service is provided by Santa Rosa County Government on an ‘as is’ basis. Neither Santa Rosa County Government nor its partners, providers, or affiliates make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the service, its contents, or any information made available by or through the service.

Santa Rosa County Government disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any infringement. Furthermore Santa Rosa County Government does not warrant that use of the service will not be interrupted, available at any time or from any location, secured and error-free. Corrected defects are not warrantable and the service is not guaranteed free of viruses or other harmful components.

 

Maps with Driving Directions

The Maps with Driving Directions are using the external mapping web sites directional and map information that has no connection with Santa Rosa County GIS mapping data. Therefore Santa Rosa County Government is not held responsible for invalid displaying of maps with or without directional information from external mapping web sites.

 

Jurisdictional Issues

The PPTOU shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida as it is applied to contracts entered into by residents of the State of Florida including the public records law (Chapter 119, Florida Statutes). You also consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Santa Rosa County, Florida, and you further consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of the courts therein.

 

If any provision(s) of the PPTOU is found to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect.

 

Santa Rosa County Government’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the PPTOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Santa Rosa County Government in writing. You and Santa Rosa County Government agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this PPTOU or the service must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

 

The section titles in this PPTOU are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Santa Rosa County Government with respect to the subject matter herein and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements. You may not assign this agreement to any other party.

 

NOTICE: FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SAFE SURFING FROM THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REFER TO: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/tech.shtm