Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: This site is run by Osterhout & McKinney, PA a Florida Law firm located in Fort Myers FL. We are the administrators of this site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Any Contact information submitted is saved indefinitely as a record of the questions and responses given. It is not shared with anyone other than the administrator.


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

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site 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 tracking 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 do not intentionally share your data with anyone. Any data collected by various WordPress plugins standard in the WordPress universe of applications is unknown and unintentional other than to run the website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Your contact information is used only to administer the site and for promotion of our own services and products serviced on this website.

Additional information

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This website provides training in legal principals under Florida law. While many of the legal principals are common throughout the United States, most if not all states have specific variations to each and every legal principal. While these courses are presented by Florida lawyers about Florida law, it does not create a lawyer client relationship with any of the lawyers who serve as instructors nor the law firm Osterhout & McKinney, PA. A lawyer client relationship is only created when both parties agree to the relationship / representation. A lawyer client relationship provides for advice that is applied to the specific facts and circumstances that exist in your case or life. No matter how similar the examples provided in the instruction courses are to your’s they are not the same and a lawyer’s recommendation can often change based on small changes in circumstances. The benefit of a lawyer client relationship is this very specific decision making based on all the facts. A lawyer client relationship also provides priviledged communications between the lawyer and client.  This does not exist with any comments, or other communications, related to these courses and this website. Finally, a lawyer client relationship creates an exclusive form of relationship that would bar representation of an opposing party. Use of these materials or membership on this website does not create any exclusive form of relationship nor any barrier to representing someone opposing you in real life. These features are only present with a lawyer client relationship which is not formed by purchase of these courses, memberships or otherwise viewing the materials on this website. Some people having memberships or access to content on this website are clients of Osterhout & McKinney, PA, and the benefits of a lawyer client relationship arise from the independent relationship and not use of this website.