Thank you for visiting the Florida Supreme Court website. Your privacy is very important to the Supreme Court. It is the policy of the judicial branch to collect no personal information about you when you visit www.floridasupremecourt.org, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available.
When you visit www.floridasupremecourt.org, the Web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not capture or identify your personal e-mail address or other personal information.
In addition, information is only gathered by us regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved. Your personal information is not identified through this internal data collection process.
You should be aware that private Web companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter may collect information on their own, especially if you submit any personal or other information to them or use a search engine owned by them to access the Florida Supreme Court's website. The Florida Supreme Court has no control over these companies and assumes no liability for their actions when you use their services. For more information about social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, please read the subsection below labeled "Social Media."
If you choose to share personal information with the Florida Supreme Court, such as by sending a message or an email or by filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with Judicial Branch public records retention policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law, by a Rule of Court, or by a court order or subpoena. Please note that Florida's public records laws and court rules require that information received in connection with court business must be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific exemption.
The Florida Supreme Court uses privately owned social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to provide the public with information about our daily work, important announcements, the public services we provide, our history, and similar matters. We do not endorse any advertisements or other information posted on social media sites by others. We do not receive anything of monetary value from these social media companies, and we have no control over the way they monitor your individual use of their services.
You must be aware that social media companies are private businesses with their own separate policies about privacy. The Florida Supreme Court has no control over those company privacy policies. Any information you provide to social media companies by posting comments or by any other means may be made available to them and to anyone else on a worldwide basis without restriction, and the Florida Supreme Court assumes no liability over any information you post or provide to any social media company.
The Florida Supreme Court has a specific policy governing anyone who chooses to use its Facebook page. You can read that policy under the "About Page" under "General Information." That specific policy is in addition to the separate general policies that Facebook as a private company imposes on those who choose to use its services.
The content of this website is intended to assist the public in the general understanding of the judicial branch of the state of Florida. It is not an official Court document. The accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. No entity within the judicial branch assumes any liability in connection with the use of the content. Nothing contained on this website is legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a licensed attorney.