Legal Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information
Visitors to the Website are advised information contained within the pages of the Website is believed to be accurate. However, no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information are made. Visitors are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely.
Legal Disclaimer Regarding Links to Other Sites
Some of the linked sites are not under the control of the South Walton Fire District (District). Therefore, District makes no representations concerning their content, and is not responsible for their content. That the District has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, or an indication of affiliation with the sites’ owners or publishers. There are risks in using any information, software, services or products found on the Internet; and the District cautions you to make sure that you completely understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon, or purchasing anything via the Internet.
Legal Disclaimer Regarding Families, Parks and Recreation programs
The South Walton Fire District reserves the right to refuse services at any time.
Notification that Information Provided by You is Public Information
Any information provided by you to the South Walton Fire District, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, and suggestions are non-confidential; moreover, such information is a public record subject to public inspection pursuant to law. The South Walton Fire District has no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and is free to reproduce, use, and disclose the information to others without limitation.
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the District’s office by phone or in writing.
If you would like to contact the District for more information regarding this notice, please contact the Headquarters at 850-267-1298.
No Commercial Use
To the extent allowed by the Public Records Act, commercial use of the website materials is prohibited without the written permission of the South Walton Fire District.
Email Not Legal Notice
Communications made through email and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the South Walton Fire District or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the District or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the District is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.
ADA/Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and related federal and state laws and regulations forbid discrimination against those who have disabilities. The South Walton Fire District is committed to compliance with the ADA and these laws. Reasonable accommodations, including equal access to communications, will be provided upon request. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to the South Walton Fire District Administrative Staff.
The South Walton Fire District does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services or activities. Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state authorities, the South Walton Fire District will not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income or family status.
If possible, the complaint should be submitted in writing and contain the identity of the complainant; the basis for the allegations (i.e., race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or family status); and a description of the alleged discrimination with the date of occurrence. If the complaint cannot be submitted in writing, the complainant should contact the South Walton Fire District Administrative Staff for assistance.
A. The South Walton Fire District uses the internet to communicate official South Walton Fire District government information to visitors and citizens about the District and its services. The District’s internet services are comprised of computer systems, data networks and applications, administered by a combination of District resources, business partners, and contracted external service providers.
B. The District’s internet services are administered in a manner that reasonably safeguards the information in secure databases. Any information related to these services, stored for any purpose, is safeguarded through commercially reasonable electronic, physical, contractual, and administrative procedures to protect and secure it.
C. The South Walton Fire District may collect or receive information about the identity and activity of persons who use its internet services. Technical data created or modified relative to initiating access, using, or terminating access to District’s internet services may be collected automatically. Specific information identifying persons accessing District internet services may be collected voluntarily.
2. Method of Operation
A. The District may use the information collected from persons using its internet services in the following ways:
i. To personalize the internet user’s experience and deliver the type of content and product offerings requested
ii. To provide service in responding to internet customer service requests
iii. To quickly and confidentially process online transactions
iv. To administer online contests, promotions, surveys or other site features
v. To register and determine access to events, public programs, selective benefits and sponsored opportunities provided by the District
vi. To personalize delivery of requested information, promotional materials, program updates, operational logistics, products and services, related to South Walton Fire District’s services and activities and those of its affiliated entities and business partners
B. The South Walton Fire District will not intentionally post, sell, rent or trade personally identifiable information collected from persons using the District’s internet services without providing them with sufficient notice, except as described below.
C. Information regarding use of District services that does not contain personally identifiable information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, resolving technical issues, or other lawful purposes.
D. The District reserves the right to share collected information with business partners and contracted external service providers who assist in providing District internet services, conducting District business, or providing other services on behalf of the District. In addition, the District reserves the right to share collected information with affiliated entities and business partners for joint marketing efforts, or for our affiliated entities’ and business partners’ own marketing purposes and other lawful business purposes.
E. The District further reserves the right to release personally identifiable information when such release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce District policies, or protect the rights, property, or safety of its citizens, visitors, or other persons. The Florida Public Records Act requires the disclosure of all public records unless a particular record is specifically exempt under the Florida Public Records Act or other applicable law.
G. Under no circumstances shall the South Walton Fire District be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damages caused, or alleged to have been caused, by use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available via the District’s internet services, including those provided by its business partners or external service providers, or as a result of use of any information third parties collect or provide.
H. The District’s internet services may include links to independent organizations operating under separate and independent privacy policies. The District assumes no responsibility or liability for the activities of these linked organizations with regard to content, function, or the collection of personally identifiable information.
A user name, password or identifiers may be issued to the user of the digital platforms for the South Walton Fire District. The user will be responsible for ensuring that their user name and passwords are not shared or transferred. Violating this or other security measures are prohibited and may result in criminal and civil liability. SWFD may investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of security violations include, without limitation, unauthorized access to or use of data or systems including any attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the site or to breach security or authentication measures, unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic, interference with service to any user, host, or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system, forging any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header, or any part of a message header except for the authorized use of aliases or anonymous remailers, and using manual or electronic means to avoid any use limitations.
Accessibility Design Guidelines – Website
Refund or cancellation policies
- Wherever possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.
- No information is exclusively conveyed using color. This doesn’t mean that colors are not used to organize information; instead it means there are also other, non-color dependent ways of doing this.
- We have attempted specifically to comply with Section 508 referring to website accessibility standards.
Unless otherwise specified, purchases from the South Walton Fire District are not refundable or returnable.
Cancellations that are issued by the South Walton Fire District may be refunded depending on the current circumstances. Cancellations that are requested from the purchaser will not be refunded.