Our Privacy Statement
The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller (Clerk & Comptroller) respects the privacy of our website users, and we dedicate ourselves to providing you with the best experience on our website and with our organization. The following Privacy Statement describes how user information is collected and used by the Clerk & Comptroller.
By using the services provided by the Clerk & Comptroller through its website, the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Clerk & Comptroller and anyone involved in the storing, retrieving, or displaying of information collected over the Internet for any damage of any type.
This website does not provide legal advice of any kind. If you require legal advice, please consult a qualified attorney. The information offered on this website is for the convenience of our customers.
Information Collected and How It's Used
The Clerk & Comptroller's website uses web analytics to create summary statistics about the use of the website. The resulting statistics are used to assess the types of information that are of most interest to users, refine the website's design specifications, and identify system performance issues. When accessing the Clerk & Comptroller's website, the web server recognizes only the internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. The data collected does not reveal any personal information, such as your e-mail address or name. The information gathered relates to site traffic, access times and dates, and pages visited at the site. The collection of information, such as date and time, is done for the purpose of website optimization. The Clerk & Comptroller does not share this information with other organizations.
The Clerk & Comptroller provides certain online transactions on our website. For example, look up case information, bid on foreclosed properties, or pay traffic fines through our secure online process. In each case, the information requested on our website is identical to the information requested if you performed the same transaction in person rather than online.
Please note that some of the information requested on this website is voluntary, and some are mandatory. If you choose not to disclose the information necessary during a particular transaction, you will not be able to complete the transaction online. You will need to use a non-web option to complete the request.
The Personally Identifiable Information we collect when you use our site(s) may include the following:
- your name
- mailing address
- phone number
- e-mail address
- identification numbers (i.e. case number)
- login names
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you want to keep your e-mail address private from a public records request, we advise you not to e-mail this office. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Note that information provided online becomes a public record and is subjected to the same access requirements as if submitted on paper.
The Clerk & Comptroller is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have physical, electronic/network, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect and provide. We use internet encryption software when collecting or transferring sensitive data.
Should you have questions or concerns about the Clerk & Comptroller's Privacy Statement, please e-mail our Technology Services department at email@example.com using "Privacy Statement" in the subject line or call us at (941) 749-1800.