Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us and we are committed to protecting your privacy as listed. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the South Carolina Genealogical Society (designated as SCGS below) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”).

Personal identification information

SCGS collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, address, and/or telephone number. Information collected is used solely for performing normal business operations such as keeping you informed of SCGS benefits and events via email and postal mail, shipping products, and related accounting tasks (such as billing and collecting funds).

Use of Your Personal Information

SCGS and its service partners (such as our secure credit card processor and email marketing software providers) collect and use your personal information to process orders and deliver the products requested. SCGS may also use personal information to inform you of products or services available. SCGS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SCGS does not sell, trade, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

SCGS does not collect, use, or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.

We may engage other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of out services. We will provide those companies only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

If you contact us (by email or letter), we may keep a record of that correspondence. Your email address may be recorded when you send email to us. We shall use it only to correspond with you. We do not share your contact information with anyone who does not need to know your relationship with SCGS.

Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we do not receive data which is indirectly made up from your personal information, from software services such as Google Analytics and others. No such information is identifiable as you.

Your browser software provides help on how to manage and disable cookies. We recommend that you allow the use of cookies in order to take advantage of the features of our website that relay on their use. If you prevent their use, you may not be able to use all the functionality.

SCGS may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edict of the law or comply with legal process served on SCGS, or (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SCGS including its website; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SCGS or the public

Opt Out Procedures

SCGS offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may notify us of your preferences by emailing or by writing the SCGS office. Please be sure to provide complete account information to ensure you are correctly identified in our records.

You may also stop the delivery of promotional email from the South Carolina Genealogical Society by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list.

Security of Your Personal Information

SCGS is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use comprehensive security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Personal information is stored on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Highly confidential information (such as credit card numbers) is transmitted using a secure payment gateway.

Changes to This Policy

SCGS may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. If there are material changes to this Statement, SCGS will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the changes. SCGS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to remain informed of the SCGS privacy policy.

 Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement you may contact us at:
The South Carolina Genealogical Society
PO Box 24526
Columbia, SC 29224-4526

Cookie Policy

This website, the South Carolina Genealogical Society (the “website”), is a business website owned, created and edited by the South Carolina Genealogical Society (SCGS, the “Owner”). For questions about this website, please contact

The SCGS website uses cookies on this website (the “Service”) – small text files that are placed on your machine to help us provide you with a better experience when you use our website. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and to recognize you when you return to our website. By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.


SCGS uses a secure connection for traffic passing between the website and your computer. All communications between your browser and our website are encrypted. SCGS uses cookies for the following reason: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.


We do not use tracking cookies for advertising or targeted marketing, however, anonymized tracking data may be used by third parties, such as Google Analytics, to measure how users interact with our website content. For example, which pages are visited most often or the source of the visit, such as an email link or a Google search.

Other third parties

The only other place you may encounter cookies is through the use of social media buttons found throughout our sites, such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. When you use one of these buttons, you then begin to interact with those third-party sites. These links to social media platforms are provided through AddThis, which has its own “Opt Out” feature that will allow you to specifically block any collection of data for the purposes of targeted advertising. See:

How to disable cookies

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. Some parts of our website may not function without the use of cookies. You may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly. However, you may choose to disable cookies on this site and on others by changing your browser settings. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Created on 2/15/2019

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