It is the policy of the State of Florida that all records of the state or political subdivisions of the state are open for public inspection and copying, subject to certain exemptions. This policy is embodied in the Florida Constitution, together with the right of an individual to be free from unauthorized governmental intrusion into their private life, as provided in Article 1, Section 23 of the Florida Constitution. In recognition of these policies, Broward County has established this Site's Privacy Policy. Use of the Site acknowledges that any personal information provided is subject to Florida's Public Records Policy as stated in Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and Article I, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution, subject to any applicable exemptions.

You do not have to give us personal information to visit the public portions of the Site, download our publications, use our email communications, or access any other public feature of the Site. Broward County collects no personal information about you when you visit the Site unless you choose to provide this information, unless you access a secured employee-only portion of the Site, or unless required by a specific Broward County agency in order to transact business with that agency. Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the Broward County agency by phone or in writing. Written correspondences to such agency are also public records unless there are exemptions under the law.

Broward County may use the information that you voluntarily provide to us to notify you of certain changes to the Site or new publications. We may also use it to conduct statistical analyses of user activities in order to measure user interest in the information we provide and how we provide it. However, collection and storage of some non-personal information will occur automatically as stated in How We Use Cookies.

Last modified: July 9, 2013.