Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Commitment To Your Privacy

This site is owned and operated by the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. It is our goal to make your experience online satisfying and secure. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) Gathers and Tracks

The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) gathers two types of information about users:

1.) Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions such as questions posed by web site viewers in the "Contact Us" section as well as questions answered by applicants on the Individual GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) On-line Application. These are voluntary submissions to receive answers to individual questions and to sign up for an GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) account.

2.) Information the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (Gasparilla Island Bridge) divulge any information about an individual user to a third party without the knowledge of the web site viewer or appropriate court order.

3.) Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) is subject to Florida's broad public records laws. Most written communication to or from Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) officials and employees regarding public business are public records available to the public and media upon request. For complete details of what information is subject to Florida's public record laws, please see Florida Statutes §§ 119.01 through 119.15 and the Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 24. If you do not want your information disclosed pursuant to the aforementioned authorities, please contact the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) via telephone at (941) 697-2271.

The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) Gathers User Information in the Following Process:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following service, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1.) On the "Contact Us" web page: Viewer's option to receive answers to their questions through a return e-mail response from the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) or their tenants.

2.) Viewer's option to sign up for a GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) Individual Account on-line: Information voluntarily submitted may include name, contact information including address, credit card number(s), vehicle(s), license plate number(s), as well as other personal data.

Usage tracking on the web site

1.) The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) tracks user traffic patterns throughout the site. However, we do not correlate this information with any data about individual users. The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Use of Information

The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and dislike based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to deliver better service to you.

Sharing of the Information

The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) uses the above-described information to tailor the website content to suit your needs. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opt-Out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices may include opting not to participate in certain interactive areas.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA).

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement on this page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Liability Disclaimer

In no event shall the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) Officers, or Directors be liable for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or damages for loss of profits, revenue, use, or data as a result of claims, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or connected with any Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) website or the use or reliance upon any information contained in or accessed from any Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) website.