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Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Tax Collector Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE

Thank you for visiting the Official Site of the Palm Beach County Tax Collector (“Tax Collector”). Please read these terms carefully before using this web site (“Site”). By accessing and using the Tax Collector site, you agree to be subject to the terms and conditions described in this document. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site. The Tax Collector reserves the right to update the Terms of Service Statement at any time without prior notice to you, so please check this document periodically for changes.

Each time you access and/or use the online services on our site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and any additional terms that will apply prospectively to you. You agree to accept notice of posting the new terms via our site. These Terms of Service (“TOS”) apply when you interact digitally with the Internet sites operated by the Tax Collector and its affiliates, services, products and any related software or mobile applications offered by the Tax Collector (“online services”). Note that in some instances, both these Terms of Service and separate additional terms or licenses, guidelines, rules or terms of use will apply to your use of some online services offered and/or operated by the Tax Collector (in each such instance, and collectively, “Additional Terms”). These Additional Terms will be posted in connection with the applicable online services and will be in addition to these Terms of Service. Where any direct conflict exists between these Terms of Service, or any Additional Terms, and the applicable Privacy Policy the terms of the Privacy Policy shall take precedence. The Tax Collector may modify these Terms of Service prospectively from time to time at its sole discretion. Your continued use or accessing of the online services following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Service constitutes your acceptance of such changes. You agree to be notified of any changes to the Terms of Services via posting of updates on the Site or email (one or both methods at the sole discretion of the Tax Collector). 

PRIVACY

Your E-Mail privacy

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

 

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 Web site -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. The Tax Collector does not collect information for commercial marketing.

 

Disclosure of your personal documents, emails, records or information held by a third party to the Tax Collector

You expressly understand, agree, and consent to the disclosure to the Tax Collector of any of your personal documents, emails, listings, records or other information held by any third party, including but not limited to  an electronic communication service, a remote computing service, a booking service, or a hosting platform,  upon request by the Tax Collector for use in the performance of the Tax Collector’s lawful duties or as otherwise required by law.

 

Cookies

By using Palm Beach County Tax Collector's website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s privacy policy. Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

 

TERMS OF USE

By visiting the Official Site of Palm Beach County Tax Collector, users agree that they will not use the Site for any unlawful activity or use it in any way that would violate these terms and conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by this agreement, you may not access or use the site. The information on the site is provided for convenience only, and may not be relied upon for any legal rights.

The Palm Beach County Tax Collector provides the site for your convenience. By using the information, services and products available through the site, you agree to be bound by all of The Tax Collector terms and conditions of use as set forth herein.

Please note that the Tax Collector is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of web sites whose contents are not controlled by the Palm Beach County Tax Collector, whether the Tax Collector links to them as "outside sites" or not.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY AND RELIABILITY

In preparation of these pages, reasonable effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular but without limitation, Tax Collector disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on the site. The information and data included on Tax Collector servers have been compiled by Tax Collector staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice to the User. Tax Collector makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, sequence, accuracy, or timeliness of such information and data.

In any situation where the official printed publications of Tax Collector differ from the text contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence. The services, information, and data made available on the site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. Tax Collector makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of the site, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES

By using the site, the user assumes all risks associated with the use of the site, including, but not limited to, any risk to user's computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated by means of the site or the user's access to it. Tax Collector shall not in any event be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenue, or lost profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or misuse of the information or lack of information on the site or with the delay or inability to use the site, or from any information, documents, services, software, or other material obtained through the site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the site, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if Tax Collector and/or any of its employees/affiliates has been advised of the possibility of damages. The Tax Collector shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole, or in part, by its actions, omissions, or activities, including in procuring, compiling, or delivering the information, or arising out of any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information on the site regardless of how caused, or arising out of any user's decision or action taken or not taken in reliance upon information furnished.

Nothing herein shall constitute a waiver of the Tax Collector's rights or immunities under state law.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

IN NO EVENT WILL THE TAX COLLECTOR, ITS SUPPLIERS, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR NATURE WHATSOEVER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE SITE;

ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SITE, THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES;

CONTENT ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY;

WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION;

AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE TAX COLLECTOROR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THIRD PARTY AFFILIATES.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TAX COLLECTOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, ARISING FROM THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE,EVEN IF THE TAX COLLECTOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO STOP USING THE WEB SITE.

DISCLAIMER OF ASSOCIATION WITH USER

User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the user and Tax Collector as a result of this Agreement or use of the site. User agrees not to hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent, or employee of Tax Collector and Tax Collector shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission of the user.

LINKAGE

The Official Site of Palm Beach County Tax Collector, provides links to many web sites that are not controlled, maintained, or regulated by us. As such, we are not responsible for the content of those web sites. User information from those web sites is voluntary. Rely on that information only after undertaking an independent review of its accuracy. References at those web sites to any specific commercial produce process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply endorsement recommendation, or favoring by the Official Site of Palm Beach County Tax Collector. When you link to another site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site, user assumes sole responsibility for the use of third party link and pictures.

Any reference made by this Site or any affiliated web site to any specific commercial product, process, or service (or provider of such product, process or service) by trade name, trademark, hyperlink, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Tax Collector or its authorized agents and contractors. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective authors or distributors and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Tax Collector or its authorized agents and contractors.

INDEMNITY

As a condition of use of the Tax Collector’s web site, the user agrees to indemnify the Tax Collector, its officers, employees and agents against any and all liability, expenses (including, but not limited to, attorney's fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from user's use of the site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by user of these terms and conditions.

JURISDICTION

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Florida, USA. User consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of state courts in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the site. Use of the site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

The Tax Collector’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the Tax Collector’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the user's use of the site or information provided to or gathered by Tax Collector with respect to such use.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (and any future social media platform that the Tax Collector may use) are free services, and as such are susceptible to the interruptions and outages inherent in using any Internet based program. Tax Collector’s participation in these services is offered as a public convenience to share information about Tax Collector programs, services, events and activities. Tax Collector cannot guarantee these services will be available or functional at all times. When participants register for these services they are subject to the terms of use as provided by the service providers as well as the Tax Collector terms of use stated herein.

Subject to Text Messaging Rates
Participants are encouraged to research details of their cell phone contract with regard to the cost of text messaging. Standard text messaging rates may apply if you choose to receive tweets through text messaging on your cell phone. Tax Collector is not responsible for any such charges.

Subject to Florida Public Records Laws
Most of Tax Collector’s communications on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are one-way posts and for informational purposes only. All information posted to a social media site by Tax Collector is considered a public record under the State of Florida’s Public Records Law and as such will be archived for the required retention period and available to any person upon request.

ACCOUNT PASSWORD AND SECURITY

Certain services may require a password and account designation. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and account. You agree to:

(a) immediately notify Tax Collector of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and 
(b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.

Tax Collector and its authorized agents and contractors cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

PROHIBITED USES

As a user of the Tax Collector web site(s) you agree to use this service only for its lawful, intended purposes. Use of this service for transmission, distribution, retrieval, or storage of any information, data, or other material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. You also agree not to use the service to:

  1. Provide false information or to impersonate someone else;
  2. Distribute computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system;
  3. Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.

SEVERABILITY

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitation set forth above, 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.

 

SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Data transmission over the Internet is not guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, the Tax Collector cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us or received from our online products or services. Once we receive a transmission, we make our best effort to ensure it is secure on our systems.

You are responsible for all charges associated with connecting to the Internet. You agree that any telephone or other communications fees and charges incurred are your sole responsibility. The access number you use may not be a local phone call (even though it may be in the same area code as your phone number) and you may be subject to long distance fees or other charges. We advise you to check the local telephone service to verify whether your access number is a local charge and if additional communication fees may apply.

Violations of system or network security of the Tax Collector and its site are prohibited, and may subject you to criminal and/or civil liability. The Tax Collector will investigate potential security violations, and may notify applicable law enforcement agencies if violations are suspected.

You may not attempt to circumvent the authentication procedures or security of any host, network, network component, or account to access data, accounts, or systems that you are not expressly permitted to access. You may not interfere or attempt to interfere with service to any other user.

In the event of any violation of the terms contained herein, the Tax Collector reserves the right to suspend or terminate, either temporarily or permanently, any or all services provided to include, but not be limited to, access to the site. Users who violate terms contained herein may additionally incur criminal and/or civil liability. The Tax Collector may refer violators to civil or criminal authorities for prosecution.

CLOSING OF AGREEMENT

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Tax Collector with respect to the site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Tax Collector with respect to the site. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in the site; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

You may also be subject to additional Terms of Use that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The Tax Collector may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms of Use to which you are bound. The failure of the Tax Collector or its authorized agents and contractors to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such provision.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns about this Term of Use Statement, please send an e-mail to clientadvocate@pbctax.com and note "Terms of Service" in the subject line.

 

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