Electronic Mail (E-mail)
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, please do not send e-mail to this entity. Instead, contact the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization by phone or in writing.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
The Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. However, as you browse through the website, read pages or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit when you access our website:
- The internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com”) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are on the internet);
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our website;
- The date and time you access our website;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization website from another website, the IP address of that website.
We use this information to help us make our website more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information – as in an e-mail to Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization staff or by completing a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our website – we use that information to respond to your message and provide you the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way we treat letters sent to the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization offices. We are required to maintain many documents for historical purposes, but we do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. However, information we receive may be considered public information which is subject to disclosure under Florida law.
Except for information disclosure required by Florida law, any personal information you provide would only be shared with another government agency, if your inquiry relates to that agency. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or provide such information to any private organizations. The Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Protection of Minors
It is important that children receive adult guidance prior to providing personal information online. We specifically ask that children to get the permission of a responsible adult or guardian before providing any information online – at our site or any other site – and recommend a responsible adult always be involved in online activities and actions. Should a child receive permission to provide personal information through the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization website, that information will only be used to enable us to respond to the writer. We will also automatically collect the information as described above in Information Collected and Stored Automatically.
A cookie is a tiny piece of text that, with your permission, is placed on your computer hard drive. If your browser is set to notify you before accepting a cookie, you will receive a request for a cookie to be stored on your computer. This cookie, by itself, will only advise us that a previous visitor has returned. It does not provide private information about you. The acceptance of a cookie is optional and will not prevent or preclude you from accessing information on the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization website.