Ocala Business Leaders is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Ocala Business Leaders website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Ocala Business Leaders’ website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Ocala Business Leaders collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Ocala Business Leaders also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Ocala Business Leaders. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Ocala Business Leaders for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the Ocala Business Leaders website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Ocala Business Leaders’ public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Ocala Business Leaders does not read any of your private online communications.

Ocala Business Leaders encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Ocala Business Leaders so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use, and share your information. Ocala Business Leaders is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Ocala Business Leaders and Ocala Business Leaders’ family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Ocala Business Leaders collects and uses your personal information to operate the Ocala Business Leaders also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Ocala Business Leaders and its affiliates. Ocala Business Leaders may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Ocala Business Leaders does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. Ocala Business Leaders may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Ocala Business Leaders may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Ocala Business Leaders, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Ocala Business Leaders does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Ocala Business Leaders keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers’ visit within Ocala Business Leaders, in order to determine what Ocala Business Leaders’ services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Ocala Business Leaders to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Ocala Business Leaders websites 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 Ocala Business Leaders or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Ocala Business Leaders; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Ocala Business Leaders, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Ocala Business Leaders website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Ocala Business Leaders pages or register with Ocala Business Leaders’ website or services, a cookie helps Ocala Business Leaders to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Ocala Business Leaders website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Ocala Business Leaders features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Ocala Business Leaders services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Ocala Business Leaders secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Ocala Business Leaders secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Ocala Business Leaders will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Ocala Business Leaders encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Ocala Business Leaders is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Ocala Business Leaders welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Ocala Business Leaders has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Ocala Business Leaders at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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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 spam detection.

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 in the context of your comment.


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 visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and 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 includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may 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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

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.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.