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
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 & BDC and the Charleston & Beaufort tech communities, 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 and The Beaufort Digital Corridor 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.
- 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.
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.
The CDCF and BDC 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.
Beaufort Digital Corridor
500 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902