What This Policy Covers
Information We Collect
Information You Provide To Us
We collect information you provide directly to us, such as when you fill out a form, send us an email, or (if applicable) register for the password protected sections of our Websites. The types of information we collect may include your name and your contact information (email address and phone number).
Information We Collect Automatically
You can browse our Websites without telling us who you are or revealing your personally identifying information. But like most websites, we collect usage information automatically from all visitors to our Websites. Usage information may include your IP address or other unique device identifier; your web browser and operating system; the date and time of your visit; the pages from which you navigate to and from our Websites or the search terms that lead you to our Websites; and the pages on our Websites you visit and how long you stay on each page.
Information Collected by Third Parties
As you navigate our Websites, please be aware that third parties may be able to gather information from and about you. For example, companies offering services or products through links on our Websites may use “cookies” to collect and use information about you and may collect information that you submit. In these cases, those third parties will use such information in accordance with their own privacy policies.
How We Use Your Information
We will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. However, we may use information that you provide to us or that we collect automatically for various purposes, including:
- To administer, operate, and improve our Websites and Services;
- To respond to an email, inquiry, or request sent by you;
- To process a transaction;
- To send periodic emails providing you with information you request or that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such communications at any time by following the instructions in each communication;
- To enable trusted third-party service providers to help us provide, improve, protect, or promote our Websites or Services;
- To prevent fraud and to ensure the safety and security of our Websites;
- To comply with a legal obligation, such as responding to a subpoena or a court order, or to protect our rights.
In addition, we may disclose your information, including your personally identifying information, as part of a merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, in which information about our users may be treated as a business asset.
Our Websites are not directed to children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 16, either directly or via any other website or online service. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and give you an opportunity to reject them. You should be aware that refusing cookies may inhibit or preclude your use of our Websites. You can learn more about cookies at this website: www.allaboutcookies.org.
“Do Not Track”
“Do Not Track” (DNT) is a setting available in most web browsers setting that asks a web application to disable its tracking of an individual user. There is currently no consensus yet on how companies should respond to DNT signals. At this time, we do not respond to DNT signals. You can learn more about DNT by visiting https://allaboutdnt.com.
How We Protect Your Information
We have adopted reasonable and appropriate physical and electronic safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, or modification. Unfortunately, no data transmitted or accessible over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant your information will be completely secure from loss, whether due to inadvertence, acts of malicious outsiders, or a failure of hardware or software.
Changes to this Policy
The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc. & South Carolina Living Magazine
808 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC 29033-3311
Phone: (803) 796-6060
Fax: (803) 796-6064