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Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) Program’s Web Site Privacy Statement

The FCE LTER program is committed to protecting your privacy and takes your right to that privacy seriously. We want you to feel comfortable using this web site, and therefore explain to you, as user of our web site, our privacy practices within the confines of our obligations as a State of Florida public institution. The FCE LTER of Florida International University is the sole owner of the information collected in this web site and FCE LTER does not sell, share, loan or rent this information or use it for any marketing or commercial purposes. Similarly, FCE LTER does not disclose this information unless, and in the manner, it is required to do so by law. Florida International University is a public institution subject to the public records law. 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 FCE LTER. Instead, contact us at the specific office listed below via telephone, or in writing.

THIS STATEMENT DESCRIBES THE INFORMATION WHICH: (1) is automatically collected from you when you visit fcelter.fiu.edu and (2) is collected when you contact us via e-mail or electronically submit forms to us.


Information Collected Automatically When You Visit fcelter.fiu.edu

When visiting fcelter.fiu.edu, the FCE LTER program automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
  • The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed our web site
  • The type of browser, its version and the operating system on which that browser is running
  • The web page from which the user accessed the current web page
  • The date and time of the user’s access to the current web page
  • The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page

    None of the above-mentioned information contains any personally identifiable information. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve the FCE LTER web site content and to help FCE understand how users are interacting with its web site. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users.. The information is not collected for commercial or marketing purposes and FCE LTER does not sell, share, loan or rent this information or use it for any marketing or commercial purposes.

    Information Collected When You E-mail fcelter.fiu.edu or Submit Forms

    During your visit to our web site you may send an e-mail to fcelter@fiu.edu when you participate in our ‘Ask a Scientist’ feature, download FCE data or submit other forms electronically on the web site. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information included in your message may be used to respond to you in order to answer your questions, address issues you identify, notify you of data changes or to improve this web site. FCE LTER does not collect e-mail addresses for any commercial or marketing purposes, nor does it set out to collect individually identifiable information from individuals who are under the age of 13.

    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 FCE LTER. Instead, contact us at the specific office listed below via telephone or in writing. Similarly, in the event of a public records request, the e-mail addresses, and e-mail contents themselves, may need to be submitted in response. Florida International University has procedures in place to assure that public records requests are processed, and responded to, in compliance with Florida law requirements.

    Children

    The Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program has no intention of collecting any individually identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail addresses from individuals under the age of 13. If a child has provided us with individually identifiable information, that child's parent or guardian should contact us at the address, e-mail address or telephone number listed at the bottom of this statement if they would like this information deleted from our records.

    Use of cookies

    We use cookies on this site. Cookies are used to help us count visits to web pages. We also use cookies to store session data when users access the intranet portion of our website (https://fcelter.fiu.edu/intranet/). We do not use cookies to track or collect personal information.

    Links

    This web site may contain links to or from other web sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other web sites. This Privacy Statement applies only to the information we collect on this web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other web sites you link to from our web site..

    Changes to FCE LTER Privacy Statement

    We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of our Privacy Statement. The most recent version will be available on our web site and it will indicate the “last updated date” at the bottom of the Privacy Statement.

    Contact Information

    For questions regarding this Internet Privacy Statement, please contact our webmaster via e-mail at fcelter@fiu.edu, telephone at (305) 348-6054, or by regular mail at:

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program FCE LTER Webmaster Southeast Environmental Research Center OE 148, University Park, Florida International University Miami, Florida 33199


    Definitions

    The following definitions apply to, and appear in italics, in this Privacy Statement:

    Personally identifiable information or personal information: For purposes of this Privacy Statement, “personally identifiable information” or “personal information” means any information concerning a natural person that, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person.

    User: Any individual who accesses the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program’s web site (fcelter.fiu.edu) via computer.


Effective date of this Privacy Statement: September 10, 2007
Last update: September 10, 2007


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National Science Foundation logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DEB-1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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