Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting www.sfwmd.gov. Your privacy is very important to us.

Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our site, unless you tell us you have chosen to make such information available to us.

If you do choose to share your personal information, either by subscribing to an e-newsletter, sending a message, requesting information, or by filling out a survey or any other electronic form with your personal information – that information will typically only be used for the purposes you authorize.

ABOUT YOUR 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, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Some of this 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, including Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes.

When you visit www.sfwmd.gov, (or any other Internet Web site), the Web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address, or any other personal information.

We also gather collective information about the volume and timing of our visitors' access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. We do this to measure which sections of our site visitors find most useful so that we can work to improve the content of the site. This information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and your personal information is not identified.

If you have other questions about the South Florida Water Management District's Internet Privacy Policies, or have suggestions on how these policies can be improved, please e-mail us Privacy@sfwmd.gov, or contact us by telephone (toll free in Florida) at (800) 432-2045, extension 6008; or dial (561) 682-6008.

NOTE: You can visit the this web site to learn about South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) projects, programs and services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. To improve the usefulness of our site, SFWMD measures and analyzes non-identifying, aggregate usage, volume and other statistical information from site visitors using software by Omniture. We use the data we gather to manage our site, to make sure we make improvements and updates that best serve our users, to constantly improve the quality of the information presented here as well as the site's performance. Information gathered may include, but is not limited to: how visitors enter and use the site; what browsers they use; the path visitors travel within the site; the most and least used pages and downloaded files; and the time visitors come to the site.

Third Party Cookies: SFWMD is using Omniture, a third party, to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information (which does not include personally identifiable information) from visitors to the SFWMD web site to help us continue to improve its quality and service to users. Omniture uses cookies to help track visitor behavior and sets cookies on behalf of SFWMD that will be listed under the domain 2O7.net. Omniture does not use cookies to relate site visitors to any personally identifiable information. Omniture provides SFWMD with information about site usage that reflects individual behavior of visitors, but not their identity. All data collected by Omniture on behalf of SFWMD is used only to provide SFWMD with information on site usage. As such, all of the information collected is statistical and reflects no identifying information. If the reports that are provided to SFWMD from Omniture are requested by the public, the public would be entitled to copies of these generalized records or reports. Omniture information is unique to the individual, but not personally identifiable by Omniture.

Omniture provides SFWMD with this information, which SFWMD reassociates with previously collected registration information for purposes specified in this policy, but primarily to:

  • Select and refine content based on registration data and movement through the site
  • Tailor information to users' needs
  • Aggregate web activity based on user registration attributes

Omniture's privacy practices have been certified by TRUSTe and can be found at www.omniture.com

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