Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:
Information collected and stored automatically
If all you do during your visit is browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. It does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other pesonal information. Only the following information is automatically collected and stored about your visit:
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to help us make the site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
This information is not shared with other organizations. Only aggregate information is collected automatically, and your personal information is not identified.
If you send us personal information
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through the website -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority does not collect information for commercial marketing.
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority may use any information, comments, or other material on the website in connection with the operations, policies, and practices of the Authority without attribution, payment, or other obligation to the user. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority may or may not identify or reference any user in connection with any posting, comment, or other material submitted on the website, as the Authority deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
As a general rule, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is requested to be disclosed and is public information under the State of Florida statutes or other applicable laws. Visitors to the site should be aware that Florida Statute Chapter 119 declares that it is the policy of this state that all government records shall be open for personal inspection by any person, and thus information collected by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority resulting from the use of its websites may be subject to examination and inspection upon request, if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure by statute.
You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or emails). Your choice to not participate will have no effect on your ability to access information on the Tampa International Airport's website.
To better serve you, we occasionally use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information o streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. If you have further questions about cookies, the Computer Incident Advisory Capacity Unit that monitors computer problems for the U.S. Department of Energy issued a study on March 12, 1998, of the risks to users of cookies, titled "Information Bulletin 1-034: Internet Cookies". You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods. Refer to the help information in your browser software for instructions on how to disable cookies. Your choice to refuse the cookie will not inhibit your access to any of the information available on the County website, however it may take you longer to fill out forms, you may be required to fill out the same information repeatedly, and clicking on some banners may not take you to the correct link. Your acceptance of the cookie will serve to provide you with additional functionality in choosing the information you wish to view on a regular basis.
In certain instances, you will have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit personal information. You should not divulge your password to anyone and the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected, you should exit the page.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act, and any applicable law.
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Last Updated: November 11, 2014