The is the Privacy Policy for Florida Fishing Academy, Inc. related to the use of the website, its other domains and associated forms of email or other communications.

​What Type of Information Do We Collect?

The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) website collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the FFA. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.

We may also use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with SPAM detection. When leaving a comment, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public with your comment.

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.


The FFA website uses tracking, including cookies, to help you personalize your online experience. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

If you leave a comment on our website, you may opt-in to save 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.

Why Do We Collect Information?

We collect information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate our services;
  2. To provide our users with customer assistance and technical support;
  3. To be able to contact our visitors with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;
  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred non-personal information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 
  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

Use of Your Personal Information

We collect and use your personal information to operate the Florida Fishing Academy website and deliver the services you have requested. We also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the FFA and its partners.

The FFA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. We may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Florida Fishing Academy, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

We keep track of the pages our customers visit within our website, to understand which of the website’s services or pages are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Florida Fishing Academy website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the FFA site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the FFA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the FFA, or the public.

Security of Your Personal Information

The FFA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Third-Party Links and Content

This website may also include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

This website may also contain links to third-party sites on the Internet. Your use of all third-party sites is at your own risk, and it is your sole responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information from third-party sites.

Websites we link to include PayPal and the PayPal Giving Fund, which is used to collect donations. The privacy policy for the PayPal Giving Fund is located at:

We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites that are connected to our site or that we link to from our site so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Florida Fishing Academy isn’t responsible for privacy policies or other content on websites outside of this website.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or your personal information, please contact the Florida Fishing Academy at or by phone at 561-740-7227.

Policy Updates

​We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately once posted on the website.

Last Updated: January 8, 2024