Brevard County Board of County Commissioners is dedicated to protecting your privacy. We are committed to establishing and maintaining your trust.
In summary, our policy is to allow you to visit the Board of County Commissioners Web site without collecting any personal information about you. Our Web site is defined as those pages you visit within the "www.brevardcounty.us" address. In some instances, for the purpose of providing feedback or completing transactions, you are given the choice of providing us with pertinent information. This policy does not apply to any site linked from this site.
We strive to assure you that when you are visiting our site, you are accessing official government information. Brevard County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with the Official County Web site mission or policies.
What Information is being collected from you and why?
Browsing Web Pages - When you visit the Brevard County Portal, the Web server automatically logs the following information:
- The Internet domain you came from, such as "cfl.rr.com".
- The IP address from which you accessed the site. This is a number unique to your computer. It may not change or may change between visits if you connect through an ISP.
- The Web page visited along with the date/time.
- The browser type and operating system used to access our site.
- The address of the Web site you came from when arriving at our site from their link.
This information does not result in the identification of your personal E-mail address or other personal information.
Email Address - We collect email addresses from visitors who wish to be able to status the processing of information and also to send confirmation email messages. We also retain email addresses for the purpose of responding to requests for information. We do not associate your name, phone number or any other personal information with your email address.
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email 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.
Financial Information - Brevard County Board of County Commissioners processes financial information (bank account or credit card information) provided by those users who conduct financial transactions online, such as paying for a permit using a credit card online. We do not store any credit card information. We collect it and send it via an encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to the server conducting the transaction. At no time do we store personal credit card information on any of our servers.
Email - Emails sent by you to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners become a matter of public record.
Survey Responses - We retain survey responses. This provides us the capability to improve our services to you.
Page Hit Statistics - We retain statistics on what Web pages have been visited. We track information about the visits to our Web pages and compile statistics that show the daily number of hits. These aggregated statistics are used internally to better provide services to the public. The statistics contain no personal information.
How are we going to protect the information?
We keep your personal information in our secure environment. The information is kept in a secure location accessible only by designated staff. This government computer system employs programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
What's going to happen to the information once it's provided?
We keep your personal information in our secure environment. Brevard Couny Board of County Commissioners does not rent or sell any information you provide. The information is only used for the purposes for which you provided the information. We may share information between government agencies and departments for the purpose of forwarding your request to an appropriate party for action.
Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with State Statutes.
Will we divulge it, and if so, under what circumstances?
When processing online government transactions from you, it is absolutely necessary to share personal information with appropriate technology entities which process certain portions of these transactions, such as credit cards.
Florida's public records law requires that all information received in connection with government related business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption.
For authorized law enforcement investigations, we may need to comply in identifying individual users or their usage habits.
What about Cookies?
"Cookies" are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Most Web browsers allow you to choose whether or not to store cookies on your hard drive.
Information on our Web servers reside on a computer system operated and funded by a U.S. Government agency. The use of this computer system may be monitored for computer security purposes. Any unauthorized access to this system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under State and Federal Laws.
We use the Secure Socket Layer Protocol (SSL) to send sensitive information over the Internet. This information is encrypted. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally 100% secure. Brevard County Board of County Commissioners strives to protect your personal information. The Board of County Commissioners cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services. You do so at your own risk.