Internet Privacy Policy, Copyright & Disclaimer

Your Internet Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit this web site, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit, the web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.

In addition, information is only gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved, and your personal information is not identified.

If you choose to share personal information, such as by subscribing to an e-newsletter, sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the state of Florida's archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. Please note that Florida's public records law requires that all information received in connection with state business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption.

If you have other questions about the State of Florida's Internet privacy policy, or have suggestions on how it may be improved, please feel free to e-mail us at, or contact us by telephone at (850.410.4777).

This site is provided as a public service by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. While the Department makes every attempt to maintain current and accurate information on its web sites, direct contact with the appropriate Department representative should be made in matters that require confirmation to the intent or currency of the information presented on the Internet.

Copyright and Conditions of Use

This site is owned and operated by the State of Florida, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). No material from or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by the State of Florida may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. Materials may be downloaded on any single personal computer, for non-commercial use only providing all copyright and other proprietary notices are kept intact. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of the State of Florida and DEP's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any such material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to the State of Florida and DEP.

For more information on the State of Florida's Internet Copyright and Conditions of Use policy please visit

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents and information available from this site, neither the State of Florida nor the Florida Department of Environmental Protection makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose arising out of the use or inability to use the data, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Florida or the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Disclaimer for Electronic Mail

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection makes no guarantee either expressed or implied, as to the timeliness of response to electronic mail, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the consequences resulting from action taken by recipients of Departmental replies. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will not guarantee or be held responsible for any suggestions or requests made by the public in reference to general environmental issues or programs - past, present, or future - or related topics of any kind.

Disclaimer for External Linkages

Links on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website that are directed toward web sites outside the DEP, provide additional information that may be useful or interesting and are being provided consistent with the intended purpose of the DEP web site. DEP cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by non-DEP web sites. Further, providing links to a non-DEP web site does not constitute an endorsement by DEP or any of its employees, of the sponsors of the non-DEP web site or of the information or products presented on the non-DEP web site.

Public Record Disclaimer

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.

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