This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Tampa Bay CDC does not own or control, or to people Tampa Bay CDC does not employ or manage.
Information we collect and store when you visit the Website
Tampa Bay CDC automatically collects and stores information about your Internet connection when you visit our website. This information may include the following: the date and time you access our site; the pages that you visit; if you linked to our website from another site, the address of that website; the action you tried to perform (for example download a document or apply on line) and whether or not you were successful.
Tampa Bay CDC does not use “cookies.” (A cookie is an entry placed in a file on your hard drive by a website that allows it to monitor your use of the website, usually without your knowledge).
Information stored when you apply online
If you choose to complete either the Tampa Bay CDC Homeownership application or Housing Counseling Services application contained on our website and submit it via electronic mail (or if you request additional information from Tampa Bay CDC), you will be asked for your name, address, zip code, email address, birth date, social security number, gender, race, employment information, occupation and asset information. If you email the application to Tampa Bay CDC, we will consider that your consent for Tampa Bay CDC to use the information consistent with this Policy.
If you complete the Homeownership application or the Housing Counseling Services application, Tampa Bay CDC will maintain the information to process your request for assistance. Tampa Bay CDC employees will see the information in the course of their official duties. This information will also be available to the employees of Federal, State, or Local governments who fund these Programs. In limited circumstances, such as requests pursuant to the Public Information Act or Sunshine laws, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
While Tampa Bay CDC will make every effort to maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable information (by use of a Shared SSL Certificate), please note that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception, and that e-mail features in this website are not encrypted. If you are uneasy about transmitting this information via electronic mail, you may also send it by postal mail to the address contained in this website.
How we use your information
Tampa Bay CDC uses the information – both the information that is collected automatically by logging on to our website and the information provided by applying on line – for these general purposes: to measure the volume of visitors and requests for specific web pages, to fulfill your requests for certain information or services, to improve our website, and to qualify you for assistance. Tampa Bay CDC is an Equal Housing Lender, and any decisions are based on the information transmitted on the application. We do not discriminate based on age, sex, race, national origin, etc.
Tampa Bay CDC will not sell, distribute or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties. This does not include; trusted third parties who assist us in poviding you the product or service you have requested so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Tampa Bay CDC may only release your information if we have your permission, or are required by law to do so.
Tampa Bay CDC may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.
How to contact us about the Website
If you have any other questions, take the time to contact one of our staff members.