We gather and use certain information about individuals and organizations in order to provide services and to enable certain functions on this website.
We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.
What Information We Gather
We may collect the following information:
- Name, job title, and professional affiliation.
- Organization name.
- Contact information including email address.
- Demographic information.
- Website usage data.
- Other information relevant to client inquiries.
- Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys.
How We Use This Information
Collecting this information helps us to understand what you are looking for from the company, enabling us to deliver improved services.
Specifically, we may use your information:
- For our own internal records.
- To improve the services we provide.
- To contact you in response to a specific inquiry.
- To customize the website for you.
- To send you promotional emails about services, offers, and other things that we think might be relevant to you.
- To contact you via email, telephone or mail for market research reasons.
Cookies and How We Use Them
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
- Analyze our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content, and functions.
- Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the website.
- Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
- Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information that you will find more relevant and interesting.
- To recognize when you return to our website. We may show you relevant content, or provide functionality that you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
To learn more about cookies and how they are used, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Controlling Information About You
When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more check boxes allowing you to:
- Opt-in to receive marketing communications from us by email, text message, or post.
- Opt-in to receive marketing communications from our third-party partners by email, text message, or post.
If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, then you can change your mind easily via one of these methods:
- Sign in to our website and change your opt-in settings.
- Send an email to email@example.com.
- Write/FAX to us at:
Westshore International Plaza
2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
We will never release, distribute, or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your explicit permission or the law requires us to.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy and also pursuant to the following additional considerations:
- Data Protection Law deals with the security of the electronic transmission of personal data. As of yet, the United States does not have any centralized, formal legislation at the federal level regarding this issue, but does insure the privacy and protection of data through the United States Privacy Act, the Safe Harbor Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
- U.S. Sectoral Approach: The United States follows what is referred to as a ‘sectoral’ approach to data protection legislation. Under this approach, the laws of data protection and privacy rely on a combination of legislation, regulation, and self-regulation rather than governmental interference alone. Since the Clinton Administration, the U.S. has followed a policy geared toward allowing the private sector to lead the way in data protection. This means that companies should implement their own policies, develop their own technology, and individuals should self-regulate to prevent the dissemination of their private data. Pursuant to this policy, the United States has not yet developed a single, federal data protection law.
- European Data Protection Laws: The European Union (EU), on the other hand, has a unified data protection law called the Data Protection Directive. The EU’s Data Protection Directive regulates the processing of personal data within the European Union and is an important component of the EU's privacy and human rights law. However, recognizing the need to modify this law to deal with globalization and technological developments, the European Union prepared a draft European General Data Protection Regulation that will supersede the Data Protection Directive, which is targeted for adoption in 2014 and to become effective in 2016. The existing Data Protection Directive, in simplest terms, asserts that personal data should not be processed at all, but if it is, it must fall within certain categories of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality. The proposed law would expand the data protection regime currently in place to cover all international companies doing business in the EU.
- United States Ad Hoc Privacy Laws: Under the U.S. Sectoral approach, however, privacy legislation tends to be sparse and only adopted on an ad hoc basis, with legislation arising when circumstances require. These laws usually only apply to situations in which individuals would not be able to control the use of their data through self-regulations. Examples include the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988, the Cable Television Protection and Competition Act of 1992, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
- United States Privacy Law Traditions: The reasoning behind the U.S. approach to privacy laws has as much to do with American laissez-faire economics as with its legal tradition. For example, while the U.S. has prized its right to free speech such that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects it explicitly; the Constitution does not have an explicit right to privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court has found a right to privacy implied by the terms of other portions of the Constitution and many states have explicit privacy rights in their state constitutions, but on a federal level there is no express constitutional guarantee to privacy. As a result, there is similarly no constitutional framework upon which to build a single data privacy act, making the ad hoc approach much more compatible with the American system of government.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. To prevent unauthorized disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7-years.
Access to Your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, then please contact us in writing.
SpaceExcess, LLC will not charge any fee for your access request, but we may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Links From Our Web Site
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the SpaceExcess.com domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, then we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.
Terms and Conditions
Please also see our Terms and Conditions establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.
Westshore International Plaza
2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607