Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for the South Carolina Troopers Association website: www.sctroopers.org (“this site”). This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this site. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through this site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about SCTA-specific business, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via email (office at sctroopers dot org) or phone (800-633-2236):

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via this site, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon in the address bar of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Registration
You do not need to register in order to use this site in its most basic form. However, registration — depending on your membership level (e.g., Active SCDPS Membership, Retired SCDPS Membership, et al) — allows access to certain functions and resources that are not available to unregistered users.

In order to register on this site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on this site in which you have expressed interest. Additionally, you may provide your billing and shipping address but neither are required unless you wish to use any other function or resource on this site that requires it.

Orders
Any order placed on this site that involves a financial transaction is handled via PayPal. At no time is any of your sensitive financial data stored on this site (PayPal handles all of that for us). We request information from you on our order form. This information is required by PayPal in order to complete your transaction. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name, shipping address, billing address, and phone number) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Minors
This site does not sell products for purchase or offer services for use by children. We sell children’s products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may register on this site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Cookies
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to this site and identify repeat visitors to this site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on this site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on this site.

Some of our business partners — PayPal, for example — also use cookies on this site. In addition, this site links to and, in some instances, relies upon the services of other third parties — YouTube, for example — and those other third parties may also use cookies on this site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Sharing
We reserve the right to share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We also use outside shipping companies — the US Postal Service, for example — to ship orders, and a credit card processing company — PayPal — to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

We also partner with other third parties to provide specific services (e.g., legal representation, insurance benefits). When the user requests these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

We may also share your information — either personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable — when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce the policies of this site, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety.

Links
This site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave this site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Updates
Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 800-633-2263 or via email (office at sctroopers dot org).

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