Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
  • The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to make users of www.hcso.tampa.fl.us aware of how information is gathered on this web site and how it may be used.

    Be aware that information you submit to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ("HCSO") via this web site may be legally deemed public information under the laws of the State of Florida. In some cases, we may be required to disclose such information to third parties in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

    Information Collection

    We collect and store statistical information that tracks the usage of our web site. This includes, but is not limited to, the number of visitors to the site, the specific areas they visit, the name and domain of the host from which a user accesses the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a user's computer, and the user's browser software/operating system. This information does not personally identify a user.

    From time to time, we may set and access "cookies" on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.

    You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

    E-Mail

    By sending us an e-mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., your name, address, e-mail address, etc.). This information may be disclosed to others in accordance with the public records law and other legal requirements. We may store this information in order to respond to the request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your e-mail. If you choose not to provide us with your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to respond to or investigate the issue about which you contacted us.

    E-mail is not necessarily secure against interception and may be subject to public information disclosure requirements.

    Forms and Other Online Submissions

    HCSO may ask visitors who request certain specific information to fill out an online form. For example, if you are applying for employment by using an online form, you will be asked to provide your name, address and other personal data. From time to time, other information may be collected through questionnaires, feedback forms or other means that enable us to determine a user's interests and needs, help us improve our web site, or for other purposes.

    Information Sharing

    We may share personally identifying information with HCSO departments and personnel, other law enforcement or government agencies, other third parties in the course of carrying out our normal business operations and in accordance with Florida law. We may disclose information about inmates, wanted suspects, missing persons, etc. as required in the normal course of our duties. We do not rent or sell personal information about users.

    Links to Other (third party) Websites

    Our web site contains links to information located on web sites maintained by other public agencies and private organizations. Once you access an individual document that links you to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the web site containing that document.

    Accessing Public Information

    You have certain rights regarding accessing the public information we collect on this web site. Contact HCSO through the email address or telephone number noted on our web site for more information.

    Disclaimer of Liability

    HCSO is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Web Site or with respect to the material contained on the Web Site, including without limitation, any material posted on the Web Site. HCSO attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on this Web Site. Any errors or omissions should be reported to HCSO. This Web Site AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HCSO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY HCSO, OR A THIRD PARTY.
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