Terms of Use

The State of South Carolina and South Carolina Interactive rely upon state agencies that furnish content made available on SC.GOV to determine that the content is accurate and current. Neither the State of South Carolina, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of South Carolina, nor South Carolina Interactive, warrants the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any information published on, or linked from, the SC.GOV website, nor endorses any products or services linked from this system, and none of them shall be held liable for any losses, damages or injury caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that uses or relies on any information obtained from this system assumes all risk of using or relying on any such information.

Links Disclaimer

Any link to third party web sites is provided solely for the purpose of your convenience.  Links made to other sites are made at your own risk and SC.gov accepts no liability for any linked sites.  Further, a link to a third party web site does not mean that SC.gov endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such web site.  We have not tested any content, software feature or links found on any sites linked to and do not give any representation regarding the quality, safety, suitability or reliability of any of them or any of the material contained in them.  Users must take their own precautions to ensure what is selected for use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Monitoring the System From Intrusion

All State computer systems are subject to monitoring to determine proper functioning of the system and to provide security for the computer system's operation. By using the computer systems you are consenting to the exercise of such monitoring practices. The State and SCI reserve the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent and investigate anyone attempting to modify, deface, delete, or otherwise tamper with or abuse a State Web site, server, database, information system, or other State technology asset.

South Carolina Law and Jurisdiction

The materials made available for public use on the State's Web sites are from computer systems located within the State, and are for the use and benefit of the residents of South Carolina. Any person who uses these systems or attempts to gain access to information or materials on these systems is subject to the jurisdiction of the State of South Carolina. Any dispute arising from a person using or attempting to use information or materials on the State's Web sites shall be determined in accordance with South Carolina laws and in the courts of South Carolina.

What Information Do We Collect?

Scag.gov collects from users only the personal information necessary to provide the information and services requested by them. For example, some of our hosted online service applications require us to collect names, addresses, email addresses, date of birth, financial information, social security number, and identification credentials such as driver license number, military identification number, or passport number.

To customize our service for you, we and our partners may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used only to provide and improve our service. We may obtain your consent on your first use of the service.

Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002

The Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002 prohibits persons or private entities from using personal information obtained from State agencies for commercial solicitation purposes. A person knowingly violating this prohibition is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties specified in S.C. Code Ann. Section 30-2-50(D).

For general use or browsing of Scag.gov visitors are not asked for personally identifiable information, and none will be collected.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information to the website as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a child under the age of 13, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. Seek guidance from your parents or guardians if you are under the age of 13.

If we decide to begin collecting personal information from children under the age of 13, we will notify parents that it is being requested, disclose the reasons for collecting it, and disclose our intended use of it. We will seek verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information. If we do collect such information, parents may request information on the type of data being collected, view their child's information, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their child's information. We will not provide personal information about children to third parties.

Links to Other Web Sites

This web site has links to many other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. Many of these sites may not be subject to the South Carolina Code of Laws, or may operate under different privacy standards. Visitors to those web sites are advised to review the privacy statements of those sites. Neither the State nor web hosting provider is responsible for any content on a linked site.