AST PRIVACY STATEMENT
Thank you for visiting the Agency for State Technology (AST) web site. Please note that the following information is collected from you during your visit to our website:
- Information Collected and Stored Automatically
- Web Site Security
- Public Disclosure
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit the AST Web site to browse, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information:
- Internet domain and IP address used to access the site;
- Type of browser and operating system used to access the site;
- Date and time the site was accessed; and
- Pages accessed.
This information is used to help make the site more useful to visitors, and to learn about the number of visitors and the types of technology visitors use.
Web Site Security
Physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards are in place to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to preserve data integrity, and to ensure the appropriate use of information you may provide through e-mail. At the same time, it is possible that a security breach may occur.
For general web site security purposes and to ensure that our site remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify both authorized and unauthorized attempts. This monitoring is related, in part, to attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Use of our site constitutes consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to legal action.
Government records in Florida, generally, are public in nature. The public policy of the State of Florida as established by the Legislature is that "all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person."
Florida Public Records Law states that public records are documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software or other material, regardless of physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by the Agency, which are used to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge. For information to be confidential or exempt from public inspection, a specific provision must exist in the law.
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.
Further, unless an exemption in law applies, the content of emails sent to AST (including attachments) will likely constitute public records. As such, please exercise due care when deciding what information to transmit or email to the AST.
A "persistent" cookie is generally defined as a piece of data that is stored on the user's hard drive. We do not use "persistent" cookies on our web site.
"Temporary" or "session" cookies are used on all AST web site pages. These cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active browser session. Session cookies may used in applications deployed on our web site to temporarily save information entered by a user as long as the user's browser is open. These cookies do not collect personal information on users, and they are erased as soon as you close your web browser. No personally identifiable information about you is maintained as a result of a temporary or session cookie.
You can configure your web browser to accept or decline cookies, or to alert you when cookies are in use. You do not have to accept cookies from us, but if you choose not to, some of the functions on our site may not be available to you.
We take great care to provide secure, accurate, and complete information for this service.
At the same time, the State of Florida, including the Agency for State Technology and its employees or agents, shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information on this site, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of those materials.
The materials and information provided on this web site are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.
Links to Other Sites
Our site provides links to other web sites. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services. Furthermore, the privacy policies described here do not necessarily apply to any external sites. Read the privacy policies of other sites you visit.