Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

General Use and Disclaimers:

Thank you for visiting the Florida Tax Collectors Association website.  It is presented by the Florida Tax Collectors Association.  This website is offered to you, the user (“User”), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without modification. User access and utilization of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not wish to consent to the terms, conditions and notice contained herein, please exit the website at this time.

The information contained in this website is for general informational purposes only.  While the Association endeavors to keep the information up to date and correct, it makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will the Florida Tax Collectors Association, its officers, members, attorneys, telecommunication providers, service providers, or agents be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of, or relating to, the use of this website.

This website may contain links to third party Internet websites (hyperlinks). These hyperlinks are not under the Florida Tax Collectors Association’s control, and as such, the Florida Tax Collectors Association assumes no responsibility or liability for any information, communications or materials available at such linked sites, or at any link contained in a linked site.

Privacy Policy and Public Records Law:

It is the policy of the State of Florida that all state records are open for public inspection. This policy is embodied in the Florida Constitution, together with the right of an individual to be free from unauthorized governmental intrusion into his/her private life, as provided in Article 1, Section 23. In recognition of these policies, the Florida Tax Collectors Association has established this Internet Privacy Policy.

The Florida Tax Collectors Association is a 501(c)(6) organization whose mission is to advance the office of Florida Tax Collectors through professional leadership, shared resources and collaboration.  Florida Tax Collectors fall within the broad definition of “agencies” to which Florida’s Public Records laws apply.  § 119.011(2), Florida Statutes.  Florida’s Public Records laws also apply to to any private entity “acting on behalf of” a public agency. Therefore, in an abundance of caution, the Florida Tax Collectors Association operates this website in accordance with Florida’s Public Records Policy.

When you utilize the website of the Florida Tax Collectors Association, you are acknowledging that personal information you provide may be subject to Florida’s Public Records Policy as stated in Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, and Article I, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution.  As a result, any written communication created or received by the Florida Tax Collectors’ Association may be made available to the public and media, upon request, unless otherwise exempt.  However, you do not have to give us personal information to visit our website or download our publications.

Please also note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the Association.  Instead, contact the Association by mail.  

What We Collect and Store Automatically When You Visit the Website:

  • Name of the domain from which you access the internet (for example, if you use a private Internet access account, or if you connect from an educational institution’s domain).
  • The page from which you came and the pages that you access.
  • Date and time you access our website.
  • Internet address of the website from which you directly linked to our website.
  • Your system’s IP (Internet Protocol) address.
  • The type of browser and operating system you used to access our website.

The information collected is used in aggregate to count the number and types of visitors to the different pages on our website to assist us in making our website more useful to visitors such as yourself. We do not track or record personal data about individuals and their visits.