seminoletax.org

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The Privacy Policy of the Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office is quite simple:

We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information to us.

When you visit our website, here is how we will handle your information:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If all that you do during your visit to our website is browse the site, read the information  pages, download information or a form, we will gather and store certain data about your visit.  This data does not identify you personally.  Only the following information is automatically collected and stored for statistical use reports:

  • The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com”, if you use a private internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you clicked a link from another website to get to our website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make this site 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 personal data about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you provide personal information to us - such as filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us though the website – we will use that information to complete the transaction pertaining to that transmission.  It may be necessary to transmit the data to another governmental agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, only for validation of the payment or as otherwise required by law.  Neither the Seminole County Tax Collector nor the other governmental agency collects information for commercial marketing. 

Choice

You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or emails).  Your choice not to participate will have no effect on your ability to access information on this website.

Public Disclosure

As a general policy, the Seminole County Tax Collector does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is required to be disclosed upon request and is public information under the State of Florida statutes or other applicable laws.  Visitors to the site should be aware that Florida Statute 119 declares that it is the policy of this state that all state, county and municipal records shall be open for personal inspection by any person, and thus information collected by the Seminole County Tax Collector resulting from the use of its website may be subject to examination and inspection upon request, if such information is public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure by Florida statute. 

Simply put – 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.

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this website employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify any unauthorized attempt to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.  Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular file deletion in accordance with state guidelines for records management and retention.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or modify information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the U. S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Links to Other Websites

Our website has internet links to many other governmental agencies.  In some cases, we may offer a link to private organizations or entities.  Once you click and move through to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new internet site.