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Your privacy is important to us. We provide this notice to explain our online information practices and choices you can make regarding how your information is collected and used. The Florida Maritime Museum and The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum collect your mailing and billing information to process your online registration requests and online donations. We will use your contact information to confirm your registrations and/or donations. If you make an inquiry via our Contact Form, we will use your email address to reply to your inquiry.


We do not share or sell any part of the personal information that you have provided to us. Occasionally we will email you to inform you of special events, news, and class schedule information. If at any time, you decide that you do not want to receive emails from us, you can let us know by following the opt-out instructions at the end of each email. You can also notify us by email at

As a part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller's Office of Ms. Angelina Colonneso, e-mail addresses are public records under Florida law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact by phone at the phone number below, or contact us in writing, via the United States Postal Service, at this address- Florida Maritime Museum, P.O. Box 100, Cortez FL 34215.

If you are registering for Folk School classes, payment may only be accepted online and are subject to the laws above. 

If you submit a request on our site, you will be included on our mailing list until you opt out. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list you can do so in the following ways:

Write to us at The Florida Maritime Museum, P.O. BOX 100, Cortez, FL 34215
Call us at 1-941-708-6120
Email us at


To ensure your personal security, this site uses 128-bit SSL encrypted transmissions between your Web browser and our Web server. This protects against the chance that someone (e.g. on your network at work or at your Internet service provider) may try to compromise your private information as it travels from your Web browser to our secure server. The Florida Maritime Museum and The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum do not store your credit card information and you will be required to provide that information for each transaction. Transmissions over the internet are never 100% secure or error-free. As a result, we do not, and cannot, guarantee the security, accuracy, or completeness of the Personal Information we gather from you. However, we have implemented reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the information we receive from you.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check the Privacy Policy frequently and before you submit additional information on the website.

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