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. Instead, contact FBPE by phone or in writing.
Thank you for visiting the Florida Board of Professional Engineers website. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit the FBPE website, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.
When you visit the FBPE website, the web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.
In addition, information is only gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved, and your personal information is not identified.
If you choose to share personal information, such as by subscribing to an e-newsletter, sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the state of Florida’s archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. Please note that Florida’s public records law requires that all information received in connection with state business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption.
Article I, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution establishes a constitutional right of access to public records made or received in connection with official business, except for records for which a specific exemption exists. Section 119.07, Florida Statutes, effectuates this constitutional right, and ensures that state government is open and transparent and that the public has access to non-exempt official records and information in its possession. At the same time, both state and federal laws provide exceptions that serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals.
Information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. The listing of Florida professional engineers contains the licensee’s email address, and no public records exemption exists for email addresses. The list for engineering companies and engineer interns does not contain email addresses. Professional engineers are NOT licensed by discipline in the state of Florida, so a list of Florida licensees will not contain the area of practice for the engineer.
The Public Records Laws in Florida place no restrictions on the commercial use of information provided in response to a public records request, including use of Board compiled listings of Florida licensees and their contact information, including email addresses. The Florida Board of Professional Engineers in no way endorses or sanctions the use of information obtained through a public records request in any way, whether for sales, marketing, surveying or polling, or other activities.