The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments (WRCOG) is dedicated to the preservation of individual privacy and is committed to the provision of a secure online experience. This statement of privacy applies to the WRCOG domain and governs data collection and usage. By accessing the WRCOG website, you consent to the policies and provisions contained within this statement of privacy.
Collection of your Personal Information
On occasion, WRCOG may collect personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. WRCOG also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by WRCOG. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by the WRCOG for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the WRCOG website.
Use of your Personal Information
WRCOG collects and utilizes your personal information in order to operate the WRCOG website and provide the services that have been requested. WRCOG also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from WRCOG and its affiliates. WRCOG may request your participation in surveys in order to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
WRCOG does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. WRCOG may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, WRCOG may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to WRCOG, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
WRCOG does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
WRCOG keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the WRCOG domain, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the WRCOG to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
WRCOG will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WRCOG or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WRCOG; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WRCOG, or the public.
The WRCOG website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize WRCOG pages, or register with the WRCOG site or services, a cookie helps WRCOG to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same WRCOG website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the WRCOG features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the WRCOG services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
WRCOG secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. WRCOG secures the personal information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
WRCOG will occasionally update this statement of privacy in response to organizational changes and user comments. WRCOG encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how the WRCOG is protecting your information.
WRCOG welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WRCOG has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WRCOG. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.