University of Florida

Privacy Statement


This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for cflag.ifas.ufl.edu, including all subdirectories and related sites under the jurisdiction of the University of Florida Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group. The Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group will disclose to its Users information on the following:

What personally identifiable information or third party personal identification is collected from the User through the web site, the organization collecting the information, how the information is used, with whom the information may be shared, what choices are available to the User regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.

The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group control how the User can correct any inaccuracies in the information. If the User feels that the Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, the User should first contact the Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group webmaster by e-mailing pjg352@ufl.edu. If the User does not receive acknowledgment of the inquiry or the inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, the User should then contact Mr. Mark Shuffitt, by calling (352) 671-8400 or e-mailing jmsh@ufl.edu.

Information Collection and Use

The University of Florida is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group collects information from our Users at several different points on our Web site.

Online Forms

We request information from the user on our online forms. Here a user may need to provide contact information (like name, department and phone number) and identifier information (like social security number and the user's login ID). This information is used for creating, modifying and terminating user accounts, as well as for generating work orders to log and track the services provided by the Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group. If we have trouble processing a request, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Some of our secure online applications, including our online trouble ticket system, requires cookies for verifying a user's identity. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our Users to enhance the experience on our site.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We may share aggregated demographic information with parties outside the Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. If, for any reason, we find it necessary to partner with another party to provide specific services, we may share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we [The Central Florida Livestock Agents' Group] are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our Users’ information. When Users submit sensitive information via the Web site, the User's information is protected both online and off-line. When our forms ask Users to enter sensitive information (such as social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when the User is just 'surfing'.

If the User has any questions about the security at our Web site, the User can send an e-mail to pjg352@ufl.edu.

Site and Service Updates

We also send our Users site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the User to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via e-mail or phone.

Notification of Changes

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our Users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our Users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify Users by way of an e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.


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