Florida Olive Council, LAA Privacy Notice
The PII you provide on our website will be used only for its intended purpose. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Records Act the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 and applicable laws of the State of Florida.
Personally Identifiable Information
As a general rule, the we does no collect PII about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving the us your permission to use the information for the stated purpose. However, not providing certain information may result in our inability to provide you with the service you desire.
Generally, the information we request will be used to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with the service you request. When this information is requested, the reasons for collecting it, a description of our intended use of the information and how to grant consent for other than statutorily mandated uses will be handled on a case by case basis under law.
Many of our programs and websites allow you to send us an email. We will use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry. We will only send you general information via email. You should be reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore, we suggest that you do not send sensitive personal data (such as your Social Security number) to us via email. If your intended email communication is very sensitive, or includes information such as your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number, you should instead send it by U.S. mail. Another alternative may be submission of data through our secure web page. All financial transactions on the Florida Olive Council, LAA website are conducted in a industry-accepted secure manner.
Automatically Collected Information
We collect and temporarily store certain information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes only. We collect and analyze this information because it helps us to better design our website to suit your needs. We may also automatically collect information about the web content you view in the event of a known security or virus threat. This information includes:
1. The Internet domain from which you access our website (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from an educational domain);
2. The Internet Protocol (IP) address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our website;
3. The type of browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome) used to access our site;
4. The operating system (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, Unix) used to access our site;
5. The date and time you access our site;
6. The Universal Resource Locators (URLs), or addresses, of the pages you visit;
7. Your username, if it was used to log in to the website; and
8. If you visited this website from another website, the URL of the forwarding site.
We may share the above information with our employees or representatives with a “need-to-know” basis. This information is only used to help us make our site more useful for you. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only.
Third-Party Websites and Applications
The Florida Olive Council, LAA uses social media websites and other kinds of third-party websites. We use social media websites to interact with many constituencies and engage in public research worldwide. Social media websites are used to publicize events, and engage with our members and the public in the United States and foreign countries. We also use the web measurement and customization technologies to measure the number of visitors to our websites and their various sections and to help make our websites more useful to visitors. In such cases, the third-party application may request an email address, username, password, and geographic location (e.g., State, region, or ZIP code) for account registration purposes. We do not use third-party websites to solicit and collect PII from individuals except in the case of periodic customer satisfaction surveys. Any PII passively collected (i.e., not solicited) by the third-party website will not be transmitted or stored by the Florida Olive Council, LAA unless required by statute.
Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies:
Session: Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie is deleted. Websites may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.
Persistent: Persistent cookies are saved on a user’s hard drive in order to determine which users are new to the site or are returning.
If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn cookies off in your browser. You will still have access to all information and resources at our websites. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of some of our websites. Be aware that disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other websites you visit as well.
We take the security of all PII very seriously. We take precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the information we collect at this site. Such measures include access controls designed to limit access to the information to the extent necessary to accomplish our mission. We also employ various security technologies to protect the information stored on our systems. We routinely test our security measures to ensure that they remain operational and effective.
We take the following steps to secure the information we collect:
- Employ internal access controls to ensure that only personnel who have access to your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties.
- Train appropriate personnel on our privacy and security policies and compliance requirements.
- Secure the areas where we retain paper copies of the information we collect online.
- Perform regular backups of the information we collect online to ensure against loss.
- Use technical controls to secure the information we collect online including, but not limited to:
- Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
- Password protections
- Periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
- Employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized access by outsiders that attempt to “hack” into, or cause harm to, the information contained in our systems.
We hold our contractors and other third-party providers to the same high standards that we use to ensure the security, confidentiality, and integrity of personal information they may have access to in the course of their work completed on behalf of the Florida Olive Council, LAA.
Interaction With Children Online
We are committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under age 13. If a Florida Olive Council, LAA website intends to collect information about children under 13 years old, COPPA-required information and instructions will be provided by the specific web page that collects information about the child. The web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept. This is usually the case when we are offering educational services on-line.
Visiting Other Websites
Our website contains links to international agencies, private organizations, and commercial entities. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site.
The following term of use (the “Terms”) constitute a binding agreement between you and The Florida Olive Council, LAA and governs your use of both our public website, located at: <www.floridaolive.org> and our “Secure” websites (i.e., grower database, grower forum, etc.) hereinafter referred to as “Sites”.
If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use the Sites or any products or services provided thereon. We reserve the right to revise these Terms at any time by updating this Florida Olive Council, LAA. posting and you are responsible for reviewing these Terms from time to time to become aware of any changes. Any revisions to these Terms shall be effective immediately upon posting.
As a condition of your access to, and use of, the Sites, you represent and warrant that:
You have not and will not provide false information or impersonate another
person in your use of the Public Site and/or Secure Sites;
You will only use your own user name and password to access the Secure Sites;
You will maintain the confidentiality of your user name and password at all times;
You will not assist anyone in gaining unauthorized access to the Secure Sites;
You will only attempt to access the Secure Sites which you have been authorized to access; and
You will notify us if you are aware of any unauthorized use of your user name or password in an attempt to access the Secure Sites.
Authorized Use of Content
The Sites, including all content thereon, are owned by The Florida Olive Council, LAA, our suppliers, licensors, contractors and members and are protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws.
Note: Unless otherwise specified or mandated under law, the Florida Olive Council, LAA claims a copyright to all material contained in the Sites.
You agree not to access the Sites or use any content contained thereon for any commercial purposes other than to provide information for the culture of the olive (Olea europaea) or other crops. If you are a student, teacher or school administrator and you have received a valid user name and password to access the Secure Sites, you may access, download and/or print copies of any content on the Secure Sites to which you have been granted access solely for your own educational or instructional purposes, provided that no copies of the content shall be made for the benefit of and distributed to students who have not received access to the Secure Sites.
You agree to maintain all copyright and other intellectual property notices included in any of our content that you copy.
You may not modify de-compile, disassemble, decrypt, extract or otherwise reverse engineer any of our content, or create derivative works based upon all or part of the content.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms and no additional rights are granted by implication, estoppel or otherwise.
Code of Conduct
By using the Sites, you agree— not— to do any of the following:
Upload or transmit any communications or content of any kind that infringe or violate any rights of any party, including but not limited to, intellectual property, privacy and/or publicity rights.
Use the Sites for any purpose in violation of local, state, federal or international laws or regulations.
Use the Sites to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material unless such material is specifically authorized the Florida Olive Council, LAA.
Post any material that we (Florida Olive Council,LAA), in our sole discretion, deem unlawful, obscene,
defamatory, threatening, harassing, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity.
Express or imply that any of your content is endorsed by the Florida Olive Council, LAA.
Engage in any other activity that we deem improper or abusive.
We reserve the right, but shall not be required, to monitor, edit or remove your content from the Sites without notice for any reason or no reason without your permission.
Third Party Content
You agree that the Florida Olive Council, LAA does not endorse, and are not responsible for any third-party content appearing on the Sites and that we shall have no liability for any such content, including content that is false, misleading, abusive, defamatory, obscene or that violates any local, state, federal or international law or regulation or any rights of another individual or entity.
You also agree that we are not responsible for the content of any other websites linked to the Sites and that the inclusion of any link to such third-party websites does not imply our endorsement of such websites. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other websites is at your own risk.
Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability
WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITES AND SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, REGARDING ANY MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITES.
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITES OR THE LACK OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE CODE ON THE SITES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, ECONOMIC, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR OUR MATERIALS, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF DATA.
IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR USE OF THE SITES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION.
Release and Indemnity
You agree that neither the Florida Olive Council, LAA nor any of our officers, directors, employees, agents, or service providers shall have any liability to you for claims related to your use of the Sites and you hereby release us and our officers, directors, employees, agents, or service providers from any and all such claims.
You acknowledge that certain security and privacy risks are inherent in your use of the Sites and the Internet generally, including the potential that any data or information transferred via the Sites may be subject to security breaches.
You agree to indemnify and hold Florida Olive Council, LAA, our officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) relating to your content and your use of the Sites in violation of these Terms.
If you believe your copyrighted work or trademark has been uploaded, posted or copied to any of the Sites in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please notify our designated agent at: Michael O’Hara Garcia (202) 246-2001 – firstname.lastname@example.org . As soon as practical, we will investigate such claims and take appropriate action in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512, et seq.
Any claims that material on the Sites is defamatory or abusive towards you may be directed to the same contact.
Governing Law – These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without reference to any conflicts of law principles that would result in the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. You agree that any legal action or proceeding concerning your use of the Sites shall be brought exclusively in a state or federal court located in Gainesville, FL and you submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts.
Assignment – The Florida Olive Council, LAA may assign our rights and delegate our duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you or any third party.
No Implied Waiver – Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
Severability – The provisions of these Terms are severable. In the event that any court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision is invalid or unenforceable, such validity and unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.
The Florida Olive Council, LAA
Attn: Michael O’Hara Garcia, president
3324 W. University Ave. #160
Gainesville, FL 32607
Updated August 19, 2018
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