Privacy Policy

Effective as of January 1, 2015

We've created this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, disclose and protect your information, including any non-public personal information. This policy applies to information we collect when you use our websites, attend our events, or communicate with us (collectively, "Services") or otherwise interact with us as described below.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this policy, and in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to the homepages of our websites or by sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

This privacy policy applies to the Services provided by the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation ("CDCF," "we" or "us").

Collection of Information

Categories of Non-Public Personal Information

  • Information You Provide to Us
    We collect non-public personal information you provide to us when you apply for membership, post jobs, or submit contact forms through our websites. The types of information we may collect include your name, address, phone number, email address, username, password, and any other information you choose to provide.
  • Information About Your Transactions with Us
    When you submit payment for membership or job postings, we collect non-public personal information in connection with each transaction, including transaction time, dollar amount and credit card details. We may also collect notes, memos or other information submitted along with these transactions.

Other Information We Collect

When you use our Services, we automatically collect information about you as follows:

  • Log Information
    We log information about your use of our Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, and your IP address.
  • Device Information
    We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
    We use various technologies to collect information on your use of our Services, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular and count visits. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see "Your Choices" below. We may also collect information using tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are electronic images that may be used on our websites or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
  • How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
    We allow Do Not Track browser configurations. We use cookies and other tracking technologies, however Do Not Track status should not alter your experience or the the available services regardless of your browser. We do not alter the information our applications attempt to collect based on your Do Not Track configuration.

Use of Information

We may use your information, including non-public personal information as follows:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Services;
  • Provide and deliver the products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations;
  • Verify your identity and prevent fraud;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, promotions, and events involving the CDCF and the Charleston tech community, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using our Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Disclosure of Information

We may disclose any information we collect about current and former customers, including non-public personal information, to affiliates and non-affiliated third parties as follows:

(1) With non-financial companies, such as email service providers that perform marketing services on our behalf;

(2) With other nonaffiliated companies for our everyday business purposes, such as to process transactions.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified Information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you. For example, we may share charts or maps that use zip codes to show the geographic dispersion of member companies or event attendees within the region.

Your Choices

  • Account Information
    If you wish to edit any of your account or profile information please contact us by email, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
  • Promotional Communications
    You may opt out of receiving information emails from us by following the instructions in those messages. Please note that if you opt out, we may still send you transactional or relationship messages, such as those about your account or your direct inquiries.
  • Cookies
    Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Choosing to remove or reject cookies should not affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

Social Sharing Features

Our Services include social sharing features for common social networks to let users share content. These features are served from third-party services that may serve their own cookies. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Security

The CDCF takes reasonable measures to help protect all information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We limit access to your nonpublic personal information to employees and consultants that have a direct business reason to know such information, and implement security practices and procedures designed to protect the confidentiality and security of such information and prohibit unlawful disclosure of such information in accordance with its policies.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation
475-A East Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-3773

info@charlestondigitalcorridor.com