Organizational Identification and Contact Information
www.eflorida.com is the official Website of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), the statewide economic development organization for Florida.
eflorida.com is designed and managed by the Marketing & Information Department of EFI. For questions concerning this site, please contact EFI at:
Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Marketing & Information
800 North Magnolia Ave., Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32803
Tel: (407) 956-5600
Fax: (407) 956-5300
Mission of the eflorida.com Website
The eflorida.com Website is designed to support and enable EFI's overall mission to diversify Florida's economy and create better-paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries.
The site is designed to be a:
- Branding and marketing tool for promoting the business side of Florida
- Repository of vital economic information about Florida
- Portal to statewide economic development partners
Privacy: Anonymous Site Browsing Option
Site visitors are not required to register to view the publicly accessible portions of the eflorida.com site.
Privacy: Personally Identifiable Browsing Option
There are currently five situations in which personally identifiable information will be requested, monitored and maintained by EFI, including:
- Signing up for access privileges to My eFlorida
- Signing up for access to specific EFI materials via a landing page specified in one of EFI’s marketing campaigns.
- Requesting assistance from EFI through the "Project Assistance Request Form"
- Requesting the placement of paid advertising banners on eflorida.com through the "eflorida.com Advertising Request Form"
- Requesting general information by means of a web form
- Submitting information through the "Florida Innovation Submission Form"
In each of these situations, visitors will be asked to volunteer personally identifiable information that can be verified by EFI. Once this information is volunteered, EFI can (but does not always) monitor Web visitation by individual site visitors. Visitors who are uncomfortable about volunteering personally identifiable information should not participate in any of the opportunities outlined in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 above.
Privacy: Information Restricted from Third Parties
EFI does not rent, sell or otherwise exchange contact names or information with third parties. EFI will forward personal information gathered from the site to another Florida economic development organization at the local or regional level ONLY if the owner of that information specifically directs EFI to do so for follow-up purposes on a request for assistance.
Privacy: Opt-In Policy for Online Communications
Site visitors will be given the opportunity to opt into a variety of communication options and should only select those options that interest them.
At all times, EFI reserves the right to send one outbound e-mail notification for each new opportunity, site update, or publication available for distribution. If a visitor chooses not to opt into future distribution of that material, they will not be added to that particular distribution list (this does not preclude them from receiving other materials chosen previously).
This opt-in policy ONLY applies to information volunteered through eflorida.com, members.eflorida.com or any eflorida.com e-mail address.
EFI may, at its discretion, distribute marketing materials to individuals or organizations who have been identified from outside sources, such as: direct mail lists; independent research; association directories; magazine subscriber lists; trade shows; and face-to-face meetings.
Privacy: Opt-Out Policy for Online and Offline Communications
At any time, My eFlorida members may opt out of any or all future communication from EFI by signing into the My eFlorida section (available by clicking on the My eFlorida button). My eFlorida members may either de-select specific preferences or choose the "Unsubscribe from all future communication from Enterprise Florida, Inc." option.
Alternatively, anyone(whether or not they are a registered My eFlorida member) may opt-out of future communications by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by mailing a request to: Marketing & Information Department, Enterprise Florida, Inc., 800 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 1100, Orlando, FL 32803. Please specify which communications to remove, such as: mail, e-mail, phone calls, newsletters or ALL.
Access to Your Own Visitor Information
Site visitors who have volunteered contact and preference information on the My eFlorida section of the site, may access that information at any time and correct it online. Log in to My eFlorida to edit information quickly and easily. EFI's goal is to ensure that all information is accurate and up-to-date.
Any site visitor may request a copy of all of their personal information on file (assuming EFI has received and retained their information) by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing a request to: Marketing & Information Dept., Enterprise Florida, Inc., 800 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 1100, Orlando, FL 32803. For security purposes, you may be asked to verify some of the information on file for identification purposes. Please note that EFI representatives will NOT ask for credit card, or other financial information, as a means of verifying your identity.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. assumes no responsibility for cookies that might be added to browsers once a visitor clicks or links to information managed outside of the eflorida.com Web server (in other words, on any site other than eflorida.com or members.eflorida.com). Third-party advertisers and economic development partners have their own policies and procedures regarding cookies. EFI does not have access to any information gathered outside of the eflorida.com site.
Recognition of Third Party Advertising and Offers
Note that EFI has no control over the handling of information (including financial data) that might be requested of visitors who respond to online banner ads or offers from third parties advertising on eflorida.com. Visitors assume full responsibility for decisions made with regard to volunteering such information.
Ethics of Advertisers on eflorida.com
EFI makes every effort to restrict advertising and promotional opportunities to third parties who consistently demonstrate ethical business practices. Visitors who believe information has been mishandled or abused by a third party advertiser should notify EFI immediately by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com or by calling (407) 956-5600 (ask for Marketing & Information Department). EFI will immediately suspend advertising from the advertiser in question, until the issue can be investigated and resolved.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, EFI institutes the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information collected online.
Any time credit card information is captured on the site. a secure connection to Verisign, Inc. (with SSL encryption) captures the information being sent. The presence of the “lock” icon in the lower right hand section of the Internet browser indicates that information is being passed using SSL encryption. Under no circumstances does EFI retain credit card information volunteered online. In fact, EFI never has access to that information, since it is all passed to Verisign by means of a third-party shopping cart protocol.
Credit card information provided to EFI by phone will be destroyed immediate after that information is passed along to Verisign, Inc. for credit card processing.
EFI does not maintain an on-going record of credit card information. There is no such thing, for example, as a "save for later" option on eflorida.com.
While the vast majority of information contained on eflorida.com is available for use by all site visitors, some site content is password-protected. According to contract stipulations with various information suppliers, EFI is obligated to restrict some site content to visitors who meet certain criteria. To meet EFI's contractual obligations, EFI cannot make individual exceptions to this policy. Visitors who believe that they qualify for access to password-protected content should contact EFI at firstname.lastname@example.org.