You do not have to share personally identifiable information to use the SC Equality web site. SC Equality does not collect personally identifiable information about people on our web site without their permission. However, please be aware that our web site links to a limited number of other web sites and SC Equality cannot control and is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those web sites.
How we collect and use the information gathered when you become a supporter of SC Equality
How you receive emails and email newsletters from SC Equality
How we share information
Your California privacy rights
How we protect your information
How to unsubscribe from mailing lists
How to contact us about privacy
2. How we collect and use the information gathered when you become a supporter of SC Equality:
We gather contact information when you contribute to SC Equality online or via mail, join at pride or another event, when you sign up to use the SC Equality Action Center, or when you otherwise provide personal information on our web site. We may also collect information from public sources, third party companies, or other organizations which we may combine with information from other sources. We use this information to contact you and send you updates, action alerts, press releases, information about SC Equality programs, events and activities, local volunteer opportunities and membership and renewal appeals.
Cookies: SC Equality may use “cookies” on some web pages. A cookie is a small piece of data stored in the memory of on an End User’s web browser but does not itself contain any personal information. Cookies enhance an End User’s experience by saving the End User from having to log in or provide information each time he or she revisits an SC Equality’s web page and by customizing content based on an End User’s interests. An End User can configure his or her browser to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie. SC Equality may track End User activity and click-through behavior to provide an End User with a more personalized experience while visiting our web pages and for more personalized email alerts. SC Equality may also use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the web site, track End User movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Geolocation data: If you choose to provide location data pursuant to a Location-Based Service feature on our website, we may collect and use location data as you provide, or as sent from your device, to provide and improve location-based products and services. For mobile applications, you can turn off this functionality at any time by disabling Location Services in the settings for the application on your device; however, some parts of the application may not work if Location Services are disabled.
SC Equality’s web site is not directed to children, and SC Equality does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about individuals under the age of 18.
3. How you receive emails and email newsletters from SC Equality:
You will only receive email newsletters from us if you have a) expressly signed up to receive emails from SC Equality through the SC Equality web site, b) taken action on behalf of SC Equality either online or in person; c) signed up to receive SC Equality emails at prides, SC Equality action center and stores, public outreach or canvassing, and at many other hosted SC Equality events; or (d) become an SC Equality supporter. In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about email response and website usage. This information helps us to better understand our members’ web site usage patterns and also what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on the SC Equality’s web site. All emails sent contain a link to unsubscribe or to modify your profile. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any newsletter or email communication from SC Equality at any time.
4. How we share information:
SC Equality may occasionally share contact information gathered from subscribers with organizations or parties it considers to be supportive of its broader mission. SC Equality may also share information with trusted third-party vendors who contact you on behalf of SC Equality. SC Equality follows the Association of Fundraising Professional’s (AFP) Ethical Guidelines to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. Information is never sold to external entities for the purpose of profit.
Should you not wish your information to be shared with other organizations you may opt out at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also may be required to release information if required to do so by law or if, in our sole discretion, such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our web site, SC Equality, our officers, directors, employees, members, other users, and/or the public.
5. Your California Privacy Rights
California Law California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits California residents to annually request, free of charge, information about personal information (if any) disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to:
Attn: Director of Operations
P.O. Box 544
Columbia, SC 29202
6. How we protect your information:
SC Equality is extremely protective of the information gathered through its membership and website. Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.
When you contribute to SC Equality online, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.
7. How to unsubscribe from mailing lists:
All SC Equality communication, whether via email or US mail, provides information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily. Those wishing to opt out of receiving all communications from SC Equality (“do not contact”), or from being included in list exchanges with like-minded organizations (“do not exchange”) or from receiving special offers for SC Equality’s supporters from third party companies (“do not offer”) can simply contact us at email@example.com, or via US mail at P.O. Box 544, Columbia, SC 29202.
8. How to correct information you have provided:
You may correct and/or change any information regarding your support by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 803-256-6500.
9. How to contact us about privacy:
You can also reach us via U.S. mail or telephone at:
P.O. Box 544
Columbia, SC 29202