Privacy Statement

The following privacy policy issued by the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina (aka South Carolina State Fair) demonstrates our respect and commitment to the privacy of our users. The South Carolina State Fair reserves the right to edit this policy at any time. All changes or updates are effective immediately.

Privacy Practices and Policies

The South Carolina State Fair recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of this Web site and does not collect personally identifying information about individuals unless specifically and knowingly provided by the user. This web site, the South Carolina State Fair, is a service provided by the South Carolina State Fair to promote the Fair and activities associated with the Fair as well as other events held on the grounds on a year-round basis.

Information Collection & Use

Any personally identifying information that is obtained from this Web site occurs only through Internet transactions submitted by the user through a secure server and is strictly used for legitimate South Carolina State Fair business.

It is not the practice of the South Carolina State Fair to rent, sell or distribute "personally identifiable information" to third parties. We will only provide "personally identifiable information" to other companies or people when we have your written consent or when we need to send your information to companies who work on behalf of the South Carolina State Fair in order to provide a product or service you have requested. "Financial information" is collected for the processing and payment of fees. All information gathered from the South Carolina State Fair is used by the Fair to respond to inquiries about the Fair, identify exhibitors, and to improve the web site.

Minors should obtain permission from a parent or guardian before sending any personal information over the Internet. While the South Carolina State Fair encourages minors to consult with a parent or guardian, the South Carolina State Fair cannot be held responsible if a minor sends information without first obtaining permission from a parent or guardian.

Security

The South Carolina State Fair Competitive Exhibit Online Entry System may ask users to enter sensitive information such as a Social Security card and/or credit card number. This information is encrypted and protected with special SSL encryption software.

The South Carolina State Fair also protects user information offline. Access to personally identifying information through online business transactions is granted only to South Carolina State Fair employees who perform the specific functions necessary to process and complete those transactions (e.g., data entry or accounts receivable clerks). Hard copy documents containing sensitive information are routinely shredded on site by a reputable shredding company.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to administer this site, analyze trends, track user movement and gather demographic information to determine aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to Third Party Websites

This Web site does contain links to other sites. The South Carolina State Fair is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We strongly encourage users to read the privacy statements of each Web site that may collect personally identifiable information. The South Carolina State Fair is not responsible for the content, advertising, products or services made available by such third party websites.

Notification of Changes

This policy is subject to change. If a change occurs, we will update this page so users will be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Disclaimer

Information presented on this website, the South Carolina State Fair, is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina (aka The South Carolina State Fair) does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. Under no circumstances, shall the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source, nor shall the Society be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.