Privacy Policy

The South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council (SCHAC) respects your concerns about privacy. This Privacy Notice applies to personal information we collect on SCHAC website on which we have posted this Privacy Notice (the “Site”). This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect, how we use the information, with whom we share it, and the choices you can make about our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.


Information We Collect

In General

The types of personal information we collect on the Site include:
• contact information (such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone numbers);
• username and password;
• credit card information;


Information Collected By Automated Means

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies. The information we collect in this manner includes IP address, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on our Site, and dates and times of website visits. A “cookie” is a text file that a website sends to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Site.


How We Use The Information We Collect

We may use the information we obtain about you to:
• communicate with you about news, events and alerts;
• process and collect payments and donations;
• process, evaluate and respond to your requests and inquiries;
• protect against and prevent fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities; and
• comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, industry standards and our policies and terms, such as our Site’s terms of use.

We also may use the information we collect in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.


Sharing of Information

We do not sell, trade, or share personal information about our financial donors with anyone else, nor will we send mailings to our financial donors on behalf of other organizations, unless a donor has given us specific permission to do so.

If you provide SCHAC with personal information when you visit our website, we may use the information in our programs and activities. We may enter your name into one of our databases so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or request contributions.


Your Rights And Choices

You may have certain rights regarding the personal information we maintain about you. We offer you certain choices about what personal information we collect from you, how we use that information, and how we communicate with you.

You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us, or object at any time on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal information. We will apply your preferences going forward. In some circumstances, withdrawing your consent to our use or disclosure of your personal information will mean that you cannot take advantage of certain products or services.

To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request, please contact us as described in the How to Contact Us section.


Protection of Personal Information

We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.


Links To Other Websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with SCHAC. Linked websites, including those operated by Facebook ( and Twitter (, may have their own privacy policies or notices. We strongly suggest you review the privacy policies and notices of any linked websites you visit. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with SCHAC, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.


Updates To Our Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post a prominent notice on our Site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the Privacy Notice when it was most recently updated.


How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice , or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by calling (803) 254-6644, emailing, faxing to (803) 254-1446 or writing to:

South Carolina HIV AIDS Council
1518 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201