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Web & Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the official Web site of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida.

www.stpete.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, the user hereby agrees to accept the following terms and conditions contained below, to agree that this Web site will not be used 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 Web site related comments, questions or recommendations may be directed to the webmaster.

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, are the basis for this Internet Privacy Policy. When you use www.stpete.org, you are acknowledging that any personal information you provide is subject to Florida's Public Records Policy 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 the this site unless you choose to provide this information. The city does, however, collect statistical data to track visitor use and site activity.

Cookies
The city's web 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 the city's Web site.

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 Web 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.

External Links Policy
The city of St. Petersburg links to external Web sites 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 Web sites, any privacy policies of the Web sites or any content of the Web sites that may affect your computer. Furthermore, providing a link by the city does not imply any endorsement of the persons or organizations on linked Web sites 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 webmaster@stpete.org 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 the city's Web site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.

Comments About our Website
If you have any questions or comments about the City of St. Petersburg's Web site, please call 727-893-7465 or e-mail webmaster@stpete.org.


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.


Summary of Section 508 Standards

 Section 508 Standards

 Federal Acquisition Regulations

 1998 Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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  • f: 727-892-5102
  • tty: 727-892-5259
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