Privacy Statement & Disclaimers

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This privacy statement addresses the collection, security, and disclosure of information that is obtained during your use of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office website. The privacy of our website visitors is important to the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

Please note that information provided by visitors to this website may be subject to disclosure as required by State or federal law or as otherwise described in this privacy statement.

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Changes to this Statement
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The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office may change this privacy statement from time to time. If we change this privacy statement at some point in the future, we will post the changes on our website. By continuing to use the website after we post any changes, you accept and agree to this privacy statement, as modified.

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Information Collected and Stored Automatically
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When you visit our website, we may automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track how our website is used, in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only and is not used to contact you personally.

 

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Information stored...

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For statistical purposes, we may collect and store the following information:

  • the IP address from which you access our website;
  • the name of the domain from which you access the Internet;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our website;
  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the pages, files, documents, and links that you visit; and
  • the website URL that referred you to this website (the address for the last website you visited before visiting this one).
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By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., name, physical address, email address).  One example of this would be an official Freedom of Information Act request. We may store the name and addresses of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your email.

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Our site may ask visitors, who request specific information, to fill out a registration form. Other information that may be collected at this site through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means, enables us to determine a visitor's interests, with the goal of providing better service to our customers.

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Cookies
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In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies to support the internal functionality of the website. Cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit, are stored on your computer and used to track usage patterns, traffic trends, and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from a website. When you register on this website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of individual users and only will be used in aggregate form. The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office may use cookies to store information on your computer.

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Links to Other Sites
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The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office website links to other government sites and occasionally to private organizations. Once you leave the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office website, you are subject to the privacy policy for the sites you are visiting. The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office website is not responsible for the contents of any off-site web page. A link to a page does not constitute an endorsement.

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Data Statement
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The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office will endeavor to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of your information. However, in the course of performing their job duties, Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office employees may be able to view, or have access to, the information you provide.

In addition, 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 (FOIA). FOIA includes various exemptions, however, including an exemption that permits public bodies to withhold from disclosure certain types of information of a personal nature in order to preserve the privacy of individuals.

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The Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002: This Act prohibits persons or private entities from using any personal information obtained from a state agency for commercial solicitation purposes. A person knowingly violating this prohibition is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties specified in South Carolina Code of Laws Section 30-2-50(D).

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), 15 U.S.C. § 6501, et seq.: Our website is not geared towards children under 13 years of age. Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website, and we encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of personal information.

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The Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002: This Act prohibits persons or private entities from using any personal information obtained from a state agency for commercial solicitation purposes. A person knowingly violating this prohibition is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties specified in South Carolina Code of Laws Section 30-2-50(D).

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), 15 U.S.C. § 6501, et seq.: Our website is not geared towards children under 13 years of age.  Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website, and we encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of personal information.

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Data maintained in Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office systems is protected using the security protocols established by the Division of Information Security (DIS). The Division of Information Security’s policies and procedures may be viewed at http://www.admin.sc.gov/technology/information-security.  

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Questions about this privacy statement may be directed to privacy@rfa.sc.gov.

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Disclaimers
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This site of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office is operated as a public service. The office reserves the right to alter or discontinue any aspect of this site at any time.

This website is intended to provide information and access to many types of public data. While every effort is made to ensure that all information is accurate, data on this site is provided as is without warranty of any kind. The office is not responsible for damages or injury caused by failure of performance, error, omission, inaccuracy, completeness, or other errors in information on this site. Information is subject to being changed without notice. Please seek confirmation with the appropriate section of the office prior to taking any action based upon information found on this website.

As a public service, links to other sites or documents may also be found on this page or the pages of the office. The office is not responsible for the accuracy or opinions expressed on other sites. 

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External Links
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While visiting this website, you may find links to third-party websites. RFA is not responsible for any information contained in any of the third-party websites. By providing a link to a third-party website, the agency is not endorsing the information found on that site. RFA provides these links as a courtesy only.