Website and Privacy Policy

Web Site Disclaimer
By accessing or using the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s (“SWA”) website, information, materials and/or data contained in these pages, you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions.

Accuracy of Information
While the SWA has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on its website, the SWA does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and is not liable for reliance on this information. Please contact the SWA's Customer Information Services at 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO (866-792-4636) toll-free to verify the accuracy of any information on the website.

Purpose and Policy
The purpose of this web site is to provide the public with convenient and efficient access to information about the SWA. In order to provide the user with information about the SWA, the web site may contain links to other web or computer sites that are not owned, regularly reviewed, or controlled by the SWA. The SWA reserves the right to refuse or delete any link in its sole discretion. The SWA's web site is not intended to function as a public forum. The provision of these links should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of these external web sites, their content, or their hosts. The SWA specifically disavows legal responsibility relating in any way to the content, functionality, and/or use of its website or any external websites whether or not operated by the SWA. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on or linked to the SWA web site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion, policy, or position of the SWA.

Privacy Statement
All SWA computer systems and web sites are subject to monitoring at all times. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of this website or any SWA computer system. If you send the SWA or any of its agents or employees an e-mail that contains personally identifiable information, the SWA will use the information to respond to you. The SWA may also forward that e-mail to third parties. Certain e-mails may constitute a public record and may be subject to disclosure under applicable law. And when you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website in addition to the SWA’s policies. 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.

Legal Notice
Any electronic communication to the SWA shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal service of process for purposes of litigation or otherwise to the SWA or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives.

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
The materials provided on any SWA web site or external link are intended for public use on computer systems located within Palm Beach County, Florida. Any person choosing to use any SWA web site, external link, and/or seeking access to information or materials on any such web site or link agrees that any disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida and any and all legal action shall be held in a state court of competent jurisdiction located in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Types of Information We Collect
The information we gather is either information (for example, your name and address) that you voluntarily supply when you register or initiate transactions, or information gathered on usage patterns and preferences as visitors navigate the web site, use our services such as e-mail, or read our e-mail newsletters.

To help make our web site more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we use a standard feature of browser software, called a “cookie”, to assign each visitor an unique, random number that resides on your computer. The cookie does not identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself, we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer as the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie cannot read unrelated data off your computer. We use cookies to help us deliver a better, more personalized service. For example, we use cookies to track the pages and services on our web site visited by our users. We can build a better web site if we know which pages and features our users are visiting and how often.

Browser Level Information and IP Addresses
Our web server automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our web site, including the type of browser you use, the operating system you are running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the web site that referred you, and your IP address. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data such as the web pages you want to view can be transmitted to you. We use IP address information for systems administration and trouble-shooting purposes.

Other Disclosures
We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our sites, the public, our customers, or our government and its employees, agents, partners and affiliates.

Please keep in mind that our communities are public spaces, so don't post anything that you don't want the world to see. Credit card numbers, product keys, and other confidential information, including anything covered under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), should not be posted to any blogs, discussions, or other public areas.