ADA & Website Policies
AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (“you” or "User"), AND THE PINELLAS COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER, ("Clerk")
This agreement governs your use of the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Website, including all pages within this (collectively referred to herein as the "Clerk Website").
The Clerk Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Clerk Website constitutes your express agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you have any objections to the terms herein, you must not use the Clerk’s Website.
Clerk reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Clerk Website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Clerk Website.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Clerk Website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Clerk and Clerk is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Clerk is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Clerk is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Clerk of the site or any association with its operators.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Clerk Website, you warrant that you will not use the Clerk Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Clerk Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Clerk Website or interfere with any other party's use of the Clerk Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Clerk Website. Any use or access of the Clerk Website which violates these terms, or adversely impacts the performance of the system or the ability of other users to access information may result in the termination of your authorized access to the Clerk Website.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The Clerk Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. You agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not take any action contrary to these terms or State or Federal law. This includes but is not limited to expressly agreeing that you will not:
Clerk has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Clerk reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Clerk reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Clerk reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Clerk's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Clerk does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Clerk specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Clerk spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Clerk. Any and 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.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO CLERK OR POSTED ON THE CLERK WEBSITE
Clerk does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Clerk (including feedback and suggestions) or that you post, upload, input or submit to the Clerk Website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Clerk, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Clerk is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Clerk's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. Any and 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.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CLERK WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE CLERK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE CLERK WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE CLERK WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
CLERK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE CLERK WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. CLERK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
NOTHING ON THE CLERK WEBSITE CONSTITUTES, OR IS MEANT TO CONSTITUTE, LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONSULT A PRIVATE ATTORNEY.
The Clerk reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Clerk Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
CHOICE OF LAW & VENUE
To the maximum extent permitted by law, these terms are governed by the laws of the State of Florida, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Pinellas County, Florida, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Clerk Website. Use of the Clerk Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Clerk as a result of this agreement or use of the Clerk Website. Clerk's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Clerk's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Clerk Website or information provided to or gathered by Clerk with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and Clerk with respect to the Clerk Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the User and Clerk with respect to the Clerk Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.
Access to the Clerk’s Site and use of the information contained thereon is at the User's sole risk. By proceeding to access and/or use the Clerk’s Website, you hereby acknowledge and agree to the term of usage set forth herein, assume all risk of such usage, and waive any and all liabilities and damages in any way connected with your use of the Clerk’s Website. In the event you do not agree to the above and foregoing terms of usage, you are not authorized to access or use the information and you must exit from the Clerk’s Website.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:
All contents of the Clerk Website are: Copyright  Clerk and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe any material on the Clerk Website infringes a copyright you own or control, you may submit written notification to:
Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
315 Court St. 4th Floor
Clearwater, FL 33756
To be effective, the notification must meet the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512, and include the following:
ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THIS PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE.
Any and 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.
Pinellas 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 Statement of Privacy 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 statement.
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 that is 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 statistics regarding use of the Clerk Website.
Please keep in mind that 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 so that you can 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 Website.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Clerk collects and uses your personal information to operate the Clerk Website. The Clerk may also uses 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 that 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 keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Clerk Website, in order to determine what Clerk services are the most used. This data is used to deliver customized content within the Clerk Website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
The Clerk Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that 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.
The Clerk Website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is 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 that issued the cookie to you.
If you modify your browser settings to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Clerk 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 through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
The Clerk will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy. The Clerk encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Clerk is protecting your information.
The Clerk welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Clerk has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Clerk at email@example.com.
Accommodations while doing business with the Clerk’s Office & using online resources:
If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation please contact the Office of Human Rights, by written or oral request, within seven days of the date but at least three (3) business days prior to the date the service is needed, at: 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 500, Clearwater, Florida 33756, Phone: (727) 464-4880, TDD: (727) 464-4062; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Accommodations for participation in court proceedings:
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Human Rights Office, 400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 (V/TDD) at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving a notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.