Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 30, 2023


This Privacy Policy describes the types of information Tampa Bay EDC collects and uses when you visit our website, including (our “Website” or “Site”).  It also describes the choices and options available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to contact us about your personal information and privacy.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how We will treat it. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy).


Information you give to us:

This is information about you that you give us directly when you interact with us. You may give it to us by filling out a form on our Site, corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, or at an in-person event. It includes information necessary to register for an event, email newsletter, or place an order for other services we provide via our web store. It also includes information shared when you share on social media via our Site, enter a competition or promotion, submit a query, report feedback about or a problem within our Site, or any of the other Interactive Services. When you request a business guide or community overview for example, we request you provide your first name, last name, mailing address and email address. When you register for an event, we will need payment and billing information, often including an address and credit card information.

Information we collect automatically about you from your use of our Site:

Data about Usage of Services is automatically collected when you use and interact with our Services, including log files, cookie/device IDs and location information. This information includes specific data about your interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third-parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the Services, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and settings, the date and time the Services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the Services, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data, and some of this data collected might be capable of and be used to approximate your location.

Information we receive from other sources:

This is information we receive about you from third parties that we work closely with to provide, promote, and improve our services. These third parties include business partners, vendors who assist in technical and payment services, advertising networks, analytics providers, and search information providers.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our Site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this Site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles or links to other websites on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites may behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with:

We consider your personal information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. We may disclose your personal information with certain third parties, as follows:

Sharing with trusted third parties:

We may share your personal data with affiliated companies with which we have partnered to integrate their services into our own Services, and with trusted third-party partners as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as:

  • Processing credit card payments
  • Serving advertisements
  • Conducting surveys
  • Performing analysis of our Services and customers demographics
  • Communicating with you, such as by way email or survey delivery
  • Customer relationship management

We only share personal data that you directly provide to us, as necessary, for any third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf.

Compliance with legal, regulatory and law enforcement requests: 

In certain situations, the Tampa Bay EDC may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or similar legal process served on us or our Site.


Upon request, and at the sole discretion of Tampa Bay EDC, we will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information. To request this information please see the contact information at the end of this policy.

We may also provide you with a copy of the personal information we have collected, or also delete your personal information, via written request. These requests are subject to the sole discretion of Tampa Bay EDC. To request this information please see the contact information at the end of this policy.


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


This Privacy Policy applies only to our Site. Our website and our mobile applications contain third-party website links. The policies described here do not apply to web sites or other services.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party sites.  Please contact and read the privacy policy of any website you visit.


Payments made on our Site are made through one of our payment gateway providers, such as EventBrite (“Payment Processors”), which may be changed from time to time. You will be providing credit or debit card information directly to the Payment Processor which operates a secure server to process payment details, encrypting your credit/debit card information and authorizing payment.  Information which you supply to the Payment Processor is not within our control and is subject to the Payment Processor’s own privacy policy and terms and conditions.


As our Site evolves, this Privacy Policy may need to evolve as well to cover new situations. To ensure that you are kept informed of changes, check this Privacy Policy periodically as we will update the date at the top of the document anytime we make a change.


Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy should be submitted to the Tampa Bay EDC by e-mail:


Physical Address: 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1750, Tampa, FL 33602