This policy establishes how the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) will use information we gather about you from your visit to our website. The privacy of our visitors is of utmost importance to the office.
If you visit an RFA site-
1. To read or download information:
We may collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visits to the different pages of our site to help us organize them better for visitors.
2. To send us an email:
By sending us electronic mail, you may be sending us personal information that may become a public record under the Freedom of Information Act (e.g., name, address, email address). We may store the name and address of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your electronic mail.
Keep in mind, that any unencrypted electronic messages sent to RFA are not secure and may be intercepted by others on the Internet. Please do not include any confidential information when sending electronic messages. The RFA is not responsible if your electronic message is intercepted and misused by others.
Because the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office is a public agency, information collected on this site may be subject to disclosure under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. There are exceptions to the public's right to access certain records in order to preserve the privacy of individuals. Information collected by us, such as information collected during an in-person visit our office, may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless such an exemption in law exists. In the event that there is a conflict between this privacy statement and a state or federal law governing the disclosure of public records, the applicable state or federal law shall control.
The Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002 prohibits persons or private entities from using any personal information obtained from the office's website for commercial solicitation purposes. A person knowingly violating this prohibition is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties specified in 30-2-50 (D).
In summary, regardless of the information being transmitted to the office, we attempt to protect all such information consistent with applicable law.