Privacy Policy


Our website address is: is a property of the Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation.

This Privacy Policy describes how CertUp Tampa and the Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation collect and use personal information collected through the website. It also describes the choices and options available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to contact us about your personal information and privacy.


Information you give to us:

This is information about you that you give us directly when you interact with us. You may give it to us by filling out a form on our website or by corresponding with us via phone, e-mail, or at an in-person event. It includes information that you provide when sending us questions, registering for an event or email newsletter, or placing an order for services we provide via our web store. It also includes information that you provide when you share on social media via our website, enter a competition or promotion, submit a query, report feedback about or a problem within our website, or any of the other interactive services.

Information we collect about you from your use of our website:

Data from usage of services is automatically collected when you use and interact with our services, including log files, cookie/device IDs, and location information. This information includes specific data about your interactions with the features, content, and links (including those of third-parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the services, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and settings, the date and time the services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the services (including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data), and some of this data collected might be capable of and be used to approximate your location.

Information we receive from other sources:

This is information we receive about you from third parties that we work closely with to provide, promote, and improve our services. These third parties include business partners, vendors who assist in technical and payment services, advertising networks, analytics providers, and search information providers.

Contact forms:

If you use the contact form we will share your address with only one other party, Hillsborough Community College, our education partner.


If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. This is 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.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this website 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with:

We consider your personal information to be a vital part of our relationship with you and do not sell your personal information to third parties. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your personal information with certain third parties, as follows:

Sharing with trusted third parties:

We may share your personal data with affiliated organizations with whom we have partnered to allow you to integrate their services into our own services, and with trusted third-party partners as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as:

Processing credit card payments

Serving advertisements

Conducting surveys

Performing analysis of our services and customers’ demographics

Communicating with you, such as by way email or survey delivery

Customer relationship management

We only share your personal data as necessary for any third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf.

We reserve the right to use, disclose, and transfer non-personal data to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

Compliance with legal, regulatory, and law enforcement requests:

In certain situations, the CertUp Tampa and the Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or similar legal process served on us or our website.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that we only collect personal information that is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used. Furthermore, we will not process your personal information in a way that is incompatible with these purposes.


When you give us personal information, we will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy. When Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation is acting as a data controller, we will act in accordance with your permission to offer you our services and as otherwise instructed by you. We will also give you the ability to opt-out before we disclose your personal information to a third party or use your personal information for purposes that are fundamentally different than the purpose for which it was originally created.


Upon request, Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third-party, any of your personal information. To request this information please see the contact information at the end of this policy.

We will provide you with a copy of the personal information we have collected, and/or completely delete your personal information, via written request. To request this information please see the contact information at the end of this policy. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. Requesting deletion of your account means your personal information is permanently deleted and cannot be retrieved. Requesting copies of the personal information we collect about you will be sent in a standard universal format.


For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


This Privacy Policy applies only to our website. Our website and our mobile applications contain third-party website links. The policies described here do not apply to third-party websites or other third-party services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites. Please contact and read the privacy policy of any website you visit.


Your data is stored on a secure server managed by Digital Ocean.


As our website evolves, this Privacy Policy will need to evolve as well to cover new situations. To ensure that you are kept informed of changes, check this Privacy Policy periodically as we will update the date at the top of the document any time we make a change. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy on this page. Your continued use of our website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future version of the Privacy Policy, you do not have permission to use or access (or continue to use or access) our website.


Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy should be submitted to the Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation by e-mail:

Physical Address: 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1750, Tampa, FL 33602