Privacy Policy

St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, (the "Clerk") is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most efficient and effective online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the Clerk site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Clerk site, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.

All information shared or posted on the Clerk’s Website is a PUBLIC RECORD and will be subject to disclosure under Florida’s public records laws.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Clerk may collect personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. The Clerk may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, interests, and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software automatically collected by the Clerk. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Clerk for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general analytics regarding use of the Clerk Website.

Please keep in mind if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Clerk public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

The Clerk encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Clerk’s Website to understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. The Clerk is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Clerk’s Website.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Clerk collects and uses your personal information to operate the Clerk Website. The Clerk may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of information you may find relevant or other services available from the Clerk and its affiliates. The Clerk may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services which may be offered.

The Clerk does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, except as required by Florida’s public records laws.

The Clerk tracks the websites and pages our customers visit within the Clerk Website, to determine what Clerk services are most utilized. This data is used to deliver customized content within the Clerk Website to customers whose behavior indicates interests in a particular subject area.

The Clerk’s Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law, including Florida’s public records laws, or comply with legal process served on Clerk; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Clerk; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Clerk Website, or the public.

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 this entity. Instead, contact the Clerk’s office by phone or in writing.

USE OF COOKIES

The Clerk’s Website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain issuing the cookie.

If you modify your browser settings to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Clerk’s Website.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Clerk secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Clerk secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected by use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

The Clerk will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. The Clerk encourages you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how the Clerk is protecting your information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Clerk welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe the Clerk has not adhered to this policy, please contact the Clerk at helpdesk@stjohnsclerk.com