Privacy Policy

It is Florida Rental By Owners ("FlaRBO") policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This privacy statement applies to all information, personal or otherwise received on this website. At FlaRBO, our goal is to give straightforward, transparent information so you can make an informed decision whether or not to use FlaRBO's products and services. FlaRBO is a for-profit company and provides users a software product in the form of subscriptions by helping Florida vacation rental owners advertise their properties to FlaRBO travelers and website users. This Privacy Statement may also change from time to time as needed but will be updated here for full transparency.

Website

This website, floridarentalbyowners.com ("website"), is owned and operated by Florida Rental By Owners Inc., and is subject to the Terms of Use Agreement found in the footer of this website. This Privacy Statement governs information you share with FlaRBO, including personal data and explains FlaRBO's data collection and use practices.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, FlaRBO collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. FlaRBO's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FlaRBO's visitors use its website. From time to time, FlaRBO may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

FlaRBO also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on FloridaRentalByOwners.com. FlaRBO only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left. FlaRBO reserves the right to disclose your personal data as required by law, or when FlaRBO reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary to protect its rights, or to protect the personal safety of another person, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served upon FlaRBO.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to FlaRBO websites choose to interact with FlaRBO in ways that require FlaRBO to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FlaRBO gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at FloridaRentalByOwners.com to provide a username,  email address and billing address. Those who engage in transactions with FlaRBO are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, FlaRBO collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with FlaRBO. FlaRBO does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Access to Personal Data

FlaRBO provides users with reasonable access to personal data to correct any inaccuracies or to delete personal data. Please contact FlaRBO here if you are unsure of how to do either process. FlaRBO may decline requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy and/or safety of others, would be extremely impractical, or where information is required to be retained by law for legitimate business purposes.

Third Party Tracking

FlaRBO may track the use of the website to analyze our marketing efforts, improve our services, and improve the efficiency of the FlaRBO website. We automatically collect user traffic website patterns using a technology called cookies, which do not contain personal information. This practice is for website operational purposes only. FlaRBO uses Constant Contact and Infusionsoft to manage our email and marketing campaigns. We also use Google Analytics to analyze visitors to our site. Third party providers may use third-party cookies. The use of third-party cookies is not covered in this Privacy Statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. You should check the privacy policies of those third-parties. 

Email Marketing and Information Sharing

FlaRBO allows you to subscribe, only on an opt-in basis, to its blog and newsletters, it's homeowner news summaries, or to receive company notifications by email. You can always withdraw your permission by clicking unsubscribe in the document.

Aggregated Statistics

FlaRBO may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. FlaRBO may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FlaRBO does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

FlaRBO discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on FlaRBO's behalf or to provide services available at FlaRBO's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using FLORBO's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FlaRBO will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, FlaRBO discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FlaRBO believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FlaRBO, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of FlaRBO website and have supplied your email address, FlaRBO may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with FlaRBO and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. FlaRBO takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. FlaRBO uses cookies to help FlaRBO identify and track visitors, their usage of FlaRBO website, and their website access preferences. FlaRBO visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using FlaRBO's websites, with the drawback that certain features of FlaRBO's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

User and Event Data Retention - including International Visitors and Customers

FlaRBO is located in Canada. If you are accessing the website from the European Union or other geographic regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from Canadian law, please note that Canada does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union and if FlaRBO collects of processes your personal data it will be done by a company based in Canada. The retention period applies to user-level and event-level data associated with cookies The user and event data managed and retained by FlaRBO without an automated expiry date. If a User does not agree with our use of cookies, and personal data retention, please contact FlaRBO here:  Any affected data is deleted by the FlaRBO data retention team. Users must press the unsubscribe button found at the bottom of FlaRBO newsletters or notify FlaRBO with express written desire to remove all personal data from the FlaRBO newsletters as well as the FlaRBO website. 

Business Transfers

If FlaRBO, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that FlaRBO goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of FlaRBO may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by FlaRBO and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, FlaRBO may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in FlaRBO's sole discretion. FlaRBO encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Florida Rental By Owners account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Security

No data transmissions over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, FlaRBO cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit and there you do so at your own risk. However, FlaRBO makes every reasonable effort to ensure that physical, administrative, and technical safeguards are in place to protect the security of its systems and its data collection. However, note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, altered, disclosed or destroyed by breach of such measures. If FlaRBO learns of a security breach, it may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate steps to protect yourself. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of such a security breach in writing. 

Merger, Sale or Reorganization

If FlaRBO should ever be sold or merge with another entity, any information FlaRBO receives from you on this website is a FlaRBO asset and may be transferred or sold without recourse. 

Contacting FlaRBO

FlaRBO can be contacted by mail at 15 Pinewood Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M6C 2V2 Attention Privacy/Legal Dept. or by email at info(at)floridarentalbyowners.com You can always reach FlaRBO by telephone at 1.877.735.2726