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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 5/12/24
 

Welcome to the Florida’s Forensic Institute for Research, Security, and Tactics (F1RST), an initiative of the Pasco Sheriff's Office. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our visitors and partners. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of your information through our operations, both online and offline.

Government Website Acknowledgment

As F1RST is an initiative of the Pasco Sheriff's Office, this website is a government website. Florida has broad public records laws, and as such, most communications to or from public officials regarding government business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your use of this website and any information you provide on this website may be subject to disclosure under Florida’s public records laws unless it is exempt from disclosure under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes.

Information Collection

F1RST collects information in several ways:

  • Directly from you, when you sign up for our services, newsletters, or courses, or when you provide feedback or contact us for information.

  • Through automated means, such as cookies and web beacons, when you use our services, to enhance your user experience and improve our services.

  • From third parties, such as service providers and partner organizations, which help us deliver our programs and improve our outreach.

Use of Information

The information we collect is used to:

  • Provide, maintain, and improve our services and programs.

  • Communicate with you about updates, courses, and services.

  • Conduct research and analysis to enhance public safety practices.

  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Information Sharing

F1RST may share your information with:

  • Other divisions within the Pasco Sheriff's Office when necessary for operational purposes.

  • Service providers and partners who assist us in our mission and/or operations.

  • Law enforcement or other government entities if required by law or in a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal processes or respond to requests for public safety.

Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your information against unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction. However, no internet-based site can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Changes to This Policy

F1RST reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effectively immediately upon posting on this site. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us in writing at Attn: F1RST, 10370 Charles Bo Harrison Way, Land O Lakes, FL 34637.

By using our services, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy.

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