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Privacy Statement: County of Lexington Web Site

 

Overview

In general, the County of Lexington web site follows the same rules that would apply to an in-person visit to a government office and is governed by the same state and federal laws that cover such visits.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this statement is to provide user information about the collection and use of personally identifiable information. Nothing herein should be construed to, nor does it create any new or different rights than those available under existing State and federal laws.

 

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information

For the purposes of this statement, "personally identifiable information" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.

 

Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected

Users are not required to provide personal information simply to visit the County government web site or to download information. Users may be requested to provide personally identifiable information in order to use or receive specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.

 

Personally Identifiable Information that May Be Subject to Public Disclosure

Information collected (like information collected during an in-person visit to a government office), may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists for similar information if provided in an office visit.

 

Use, Collection and Retention of Personally Identifiable Information

The IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of computers used to visit the County web site are noted as part of the statistical analysis used to better design government services and improve access to the web site itself. However, the county does not routinely attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users or to associate individual users with IP addresses.

The County may retain and use personal information about constituents when they choose to subscribe to a service. The County may collect, retain and use personal information where it is lawful to provide products, services and other opportunities requested by a constituent.

 

Use of Cookies

The Lexington County web site in and of itself does not use "cookies" to hold user information. Some of the web services that the County uses may use cookies that are not related to Lexington County web site operation. Any application or web page that uses cookies will identify itself as such, bearing in mind that any cookie use is not used nor generated by the County web site.

 

Use of Constituent Email Addresses

Email addresses obtained are subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of the State’s Freedom of Information Act and other applicable sections of the south Carolina code of Laws and/or federal law. If you would like more information about the County standard of acceptable use, please review our Disclaimer.

 

Data Security and Quality

Please review our Disclaimer.

 

Non-County Web Sites

Various web sites will be linked through the County web site. This includes web sites of other governmental agencies, as well as web sites of private entities. 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 check the privacy statements of those sites.

 

Use of Public Information

2001-2001 Bill 204: Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002

Search for Section 30-2-50.

(A) A person or private entity shall not knowingly obtain or use any personal information obtained from a public body for commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State.

Contact Us

To offer comments about the County web site in this Privacy Policy, you may contact the County: webmaster@lex-co.com.

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