Privacy Policy

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Thank you for visiting the official website of the St. Petersburg Pier. www.stpetepier.org and other domains/portals controlled by the city are offered as a service to the citizens of St. Petersburg and to the general public.

Terms of Use
By accessing this site and its content provided, you hereby agree to accept the following terms and conditions contained below and to not use this site for any unlawful activity.

Public Records & E-Mail
Under Florida law (Florida Senate Bill SB 80 – effective July 1, 2006) 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 the city of St. Petersburg. Instead, contact the appropriate agency at the city by calling 727-893-7111 or writing to PO Box 2842, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.

E-mail communications made through e-mail and messaging system links contained on this site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the city of St. Petersburg. E-mail directly to city staff may be used to address business issues and content on this site. General website-related comments, questions or recommendations may be directed to the webmaster.
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Privacy Policy
All records of the state or political subdivisions of the state are open for public inspection and copying, subject to certain exemptions. This policy, together with the right of individuals to be free from unauthorized governmental intrusion into their private lives, as provided in Article 1, Section 23, of the Florida Constitution, is the basis for this Privacy Policy. When you use www.stpetepier.org, you are acknowledging that any personal information you provide is subject to Florida’s public records law as stated in Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and Article I, Section 24, of the Florida Constitution.

You do not have to provide personal information to visit this site, download its publications, or use e-mail communications, or any other feature. The city collects no personal information about you when you visit this site unless you choose to provide this information. The city does, however, collect statistical data to track visitor use and site activity.

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Information about your visit

The servers for this site automatically record your visits to this site. Like all other website servers, the city’s servers compile a log that records the date, time, browser (i.e., Firefox), device type (i.e., iPhone), operating system (i.e. Android) and originating IP address of each site page request. Your IP address is not personally identifiable information. This site uses cookies to collect the following information about your visit to this site: which website or ad you visited right before this site, which pages you visited on this site, and how much time you spent on each section of this site. This site may also collect other data about your visit, such as search requests and results. The city uses this information to track usage of this site, to measure the number of unique visitors to the different sections of this site, and to help us make this site more useful. The use of this information is called “analytics.” The city may build interest profiles based on page visits. “Cookies” are data files, which often include an anonymous unique identifier, sent to your hard drive from a website. Cookies can only be read by the party placing the cookie. They cannot erase or alter any of your data. When you visit the website again using the same browser (Google Chrome or Safari, for example), the cookie allows that website to recognize your computer. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. Cookies allow us to anonymously identify and track users as they move around this site. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some of this site’s features may not function properly without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. It is recommended that you leave cookies enabled so that we can offer the best experience on this site. For more information about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Information About Your Location
From your IP address, the city can tell generally which city you are in when you are accessing this site.

Information Third Parties Collect Electronically Automatically

Third-Party Cookies for Site Use Analysis
The city uses third parties such as Google to help analyze how people are using this site. The city also uses the Google Analytics service to provide demographic data about users, such as age and gender, on an anonymous basis. Google service uses a cookie that can be recognized by Google or its affiliate DoubleClick when you visit other websites.

Opting Out of Google Analytics

To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, click here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ for instructions.

Opting Out of Google Advertising
To opt out of Google behavioral advertising, click here https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 to see your Google ad settings.

Opting Out Generally
The city does not have access to, nor does this Privacy Policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other devices by non-affiliated, third-party ad technology, ad servers, ad networks or any other non-affiliated third parties. If you would like to learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out of having this information used by companies that are part of the Network Advertising Initiative to deliver targeted ads, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org. Many of the same companies are members of the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You can learn more and opt-out of receiving targeted ads from them at http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Choices you make are both browser and device-specific. This means that if you opt-out when using Safari on your computer at work, you will not be opted out on Chrome or on your home computer. Please note that when you opt out of an ad network, you may receive an “opt-out” cookie so that the network will know not to assign you new cookies in the future. You will continue to receive ads from that network, but not behaviorally targeted ads. If you erase your browser’s cookies, you may need to perform this process again.

Deleting cookies
To manage or delete browser cookies, please see your browser’s privacy setting.

Do Not Track
Some browsers have a ‘do not track’ feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, so this site is not currently set up to respond to those signals.

With Whom Will the Collected Information be Shared?

  1. Personal Information

The city shares the information that you voluntarily provide with our tourism partners and also with business partners that fulfill your requests for information, such as companies that mail our print brochures.

The city also shares your e-mail address with trusted business partners who provide tourism services and have also agreed to use your information only to promote their own products and services.

The city may disclose the information that you voluntarily provide as required by law, in conjunction with a government inquiry, or in litigation or dispute resolution.

  1. Anonymous Information

The city may disclose statistical information to third parties in an aggregate form without revealing any personal details about this site’s users (for example, 35% of the site’s visitors live in the Snowbelt).

Third-Party Cookies Used to Target Ads to You When You are on Other Websites

The city works with other companies who use their cookies or beacons to target ads to you when you visit other websites. This is called retargeting and is a common practice. You may also see third-party ads on this site that are targeted to you based on your prior visits to that third party’s website. Other companies the city works with target other Florida vacation ads to you on other websites. This is called behavioral advertising because you receive ads based on your prior online behavior. For example, when you visit this site, you may receive a cookie on your browser that is read when you visit Facebook using that same browser so that during your visits to the Facebook website you might receive advertising based on the pages you visited on this site. “Beacons” are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage across websites and over time.

Cookies
This site applies the use of cookies to track, authenticate, and monitor web traffic only. The cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information.

Choice
You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or e-mails). Your choice to not participate will have no effect on your ability to access information on this site.
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Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information
Visitors to, and users of, this site are advised that information contained here is believed to be accurate. However, errors can occur. The city makes no representation regarding the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of such information and the data or that such information and data will be error-free. In the event that the information on the city’s official printed documents differ from the information contained on this site, information on the city’s official printed documents will take precedence. Visitors are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely.

Online Payments and Related Transactions
Providing you with a secure online experience is a high priority of the city of St. Petersburg. We recognize that your information security is of the utmost importance, and we have devoted a great deal of effort to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded.

Your online payment transactions are supported by industry-standard data encryption available through your browser called SSL encryption. These services are designed to ensure the privacy of your credit card information, name, address, e-mail and other information you provide to the city.
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External Links Policy
The city of St. Petersburg links to external websites to provide users with additional information on related topics. The city has no control and disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on such linked websites, any privacy policies of the websites or any content of the websites that may affect your computer. Furthermore, providing a link by the city does not imply any endorsement of the persons or organizations on linked websites and does not imply any endorsement of the views they express or the products/services they offer.

Although the city tries to ensure broken links do not exist, links to other Internet sites may have changed. If you encounter broken links, please report it to [email protected] so that it may be corrected.

Protection of Minors
The city is concerned about protecting children’s privacy. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should obtain their parents’ permission before providing any information through this site. Most importantly, when children do provide information through this site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.
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Comments About this Site
If you have any questions or comments about this site, please call 727-893-7465 or e-mail [email protected].

Section 508 Law (29 U.S.C. ‘794d),
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual’s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. It is recommended that you review the laws and regulations listed below to further your understanding about Section 508 and how you can support implementation.
°Section 508 Standards 
°Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Public Notice