Our website address is: http://thefloridamantimes.com.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The Florida Man Group creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. These aggregated statistics are used internally to better provide services to users of the Websites. They may also be provided to advertisers, sponsors, and partners; however, they contain no individual personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. This allows The Florida Man Group’s advertisers, partners, and sponsors to advertise more effectively, as well as allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs.
The Florida Man Group is the sole owner of the information collected on the Websites. This includes:
i. Your username, password and e-mail address when you register for an account on a Websites.
ii. Profile information that you provide for your user profile (e.g., first and last name, picture, phone number). This information allows The Florida Man Group to help others find your profile on the Websites.
iii. User Submissions that you post to the Website.
iv. Communications between you and The Florida Man Times.
The Florida Man Times may offer certain services that are available via a mobile device or app, including (1) the ability to browse the Websites from a mobile device
The Florida Man Group uses the information you provide, or that we collect, to provide services and features to you; to operate, maintain, and enhance its Websites; to provide users with customer support; as well as to track user-generated content and users to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Copyright Act of Canada, and other applicable laws. The Florida Man Group also uses information to prevent potentially illegal activities. These efforts may, on occasion, result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
The Florida Man Group may also contact you with announcements related to the Websites from time to time. You may opt out of all communications, except essential updates on your account.
The Florida Man Group does not share your information with advertisers without your consent. The Florida Man Group allows advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements and The Florida Man Group may use any of the non-personally identifiable attributes it has collected (including information you may have decided not to show to other users, such as your birth year or other sensitive personal information or preferences) to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements.
Even though The Florida Man Group does not share your information with advertisers without your consent, when you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, there is a possibility the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser or the advertising ID for the Mobile Services and note that it meets the criteria they selected.
The Websites are intended to share text, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, and other materials (collectively “Content”) you may view on, access through, or contribute to the Websites. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with the Content you share on the Websites, please remove the metadata before uploading the Content.
In order to enhance their use of the Websites, users can choose to post comments on particular articles of interest. The Florida Man Group does not endorse these comments, as they are opinions of users not associated with The Florida Man Group or its employees or affiliates.
The Florida Man Group may launch an email mailing list for some or all of its Websites. In order to receive regular emails, newsletters and the like from a mailing list from one of the Websites, users must submit information including, without limitation, a valid email address and demographic information. This information will be used in anonymous, aggregate form only in order to assess general user interest in various internal and third-party products and services. Your personal contact information will not be passed to any other organization. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular emails from the site, including new articles added to the site as well as, from time to time, emails from third-party site sponsors. If you do not wish to receive emails from third-party advertisers, do not sign up for the mailing list.
The ads appearing on Websites are delivered to users by third-party advertisers including Google, among others. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here. We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Websites. These companies often use a Cookie or third-party web beacons to collect information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information.
The Florida Man Group may need to disclose personal information when required to do so by law or legal process. The Florida Man Group may also share information when it has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary:
i. to comply with a current judicial proceeding,
ii. to obey a court order or legal process served on any of the Websites;
iii. to prevent fraud or other illegal activity;
iv. to prevent imminent bodily harm; or
v. to protect The Florida Man Group and users from people violating these Terms.
In the event The Florida Man Group goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, or if The Florida Man Group declares bankruptcy, The Florida Man Group may transfer the aforementioned collected information as part of the assets transferred.
The Websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that The Florida Man Group does not control and is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our Websites and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by The Florida Man Group.
Updated: April 2, 2019.