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South Carolina Football Hall of Fame, Inc. Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 1, 2022

Last Updated: March 10, 2023

South Carolina Football Hall of Fame, Inc. (“us,” “we,” or “our”) operates this website, https://www.scfootballhof.org/ (the “Site(s)”), and oversees the products, offerings, and services provided thereon (together with the Site(s), the “Services”).  Your privacy is important to us.  This Privacy Policy is applicable to you upon your access and use of the Services, and informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, protection, and disclosure of information we receive from users of the Services.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully.  By accessing and/or using the Services, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the Services.  We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and if we make material changes to it, we will notify you as appropriate.  Continuing to use the Services after we publish or communicate a notice about any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes binding acceptance of those changes.  By accessing and/or using the Services, you accept and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and our “Terms of Use,” found https://www.scfootballhof.org/terms-of-service, which are hereby incorporated by reference.

Information We Collect

When you use the Services, we collect the following types of information:

Information We Collect About You

We may collect automatic, anonymous information such as browser type and version, browser language, your operating system and platform, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet.  This is called “Non-Personal Information” because it does not identify you, but is statistical data used for analytical purposes and helps us provide more relevant services to users.  For example, we may use this information to administer and troubleshoot issues directly related to the Services, such as Site administration or to analyze certain trends in Site usage.

We use automated information collection tools, such as Cookies, Tracking Pixels, and Web Beacons, to collect certain types of Non-Personal Information


The technology we use to obtain this information includes the use of cookies.  Cookies are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer to identify you when you visit a website.  You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser.  If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of Sites may then be inaccessible or not function properly.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Sites.  We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction, in order to better understand our customers and their needs.

Tracking Pixels

We may also collect anonymous information through the use of tracking pixels.  A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a webpage and, in combination with a cookie, allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the webpage that contains the tracking pixel.  We use tracking pixels to tell when you have clicked on certain website features or otherwise interacted with those features, and use that information to learn about visitor use.  In some cases, we use third-party service providers to help us collect and analyze this anonymous information.

Web Beacons

Web Beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, and to monitor how many visitors view our Services.  Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the device, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages or in an e-mail.

Information You Provide

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Services.  While you can use many features of the Services(s) anonymously, you may be required to provide certain types of personally identifiable information to gain access to some of our content or services.  This information is called “Personal Information”, because it may be used to identify you, and may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.  For example, we may ask you to provide us with Personal Information that can be used to contact or identify you, including information that you provide by filling in forms on our Services.  This includes information provided to use or receive information about services and offerings from South Carolina Football Hall of Fame, Inc. For example, when you fill out the “Donate Now” form or “Contact” form,” you consent to release any Personal Information provided and/or data to us.  Likewise, by submitting your Personal Information through the Services, you are consenting to receive e-mail or other applicable information from us.

Collectively in this Privacy Policy, Personal Information and Non-Personal Information is referenced as “Information.”

In some jurisdictions, such as the United States, an IP address may be considered Non-Personal Information.  In the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), for example, an IP address is considered Personal Information under applicable data protection laws.  If this is the case, we process Non-Personal Information for the same purposes as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

Geolocation Information

You may choose to allow us to access your location by granting the Site access to your location when prompted or through your device’s location services settings.  You may change these settings on your device.  When you connect to the Services, we are able to recognize the IP address of the computer providing you with internet access.  Our use of this IP address may be to help diagnose problems with our server or otherwise administer our Services.  This IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information.  Your IP address is never associated with you as an individual and never provided to another company or organization

Third-Party Social Networking Service(s)

If you choose to access, visit, and/or use any third-party social networking service(s) that may be integrated with our Services, we may receive your Personal Information and other information about you and your computer, mobile, or other device that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts through those services.  For example, some social networking services allow you to push content from our Services to your contacts or to pull information about your contacts so you can connect with them on or through our Services.  Some social networking services also will facilitate registration or enhance or personalize your experience on our Services.  Your decision to use a social networking service in connection with our Services is voluntary.  However, you should make sure you are comfortable with the information your third-party social networking services may make available by reviewing privacy policies of those providers and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those networking sites/services

We may obtain Information, including Personal Information, from third parties and sources other than the Site, such as our partners or advertisers.  If we combine or associate information from other sources with Personal Information that we collect through the Services, we will treat the combined Information as Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy for the following purposes:

For Legitimate InterestsWe do not sell or rent Information to any third parties.  We use information collected by clickstream data collection, web pixels, and cookies to store your preferences, improve website navigation, make personalized features and other services available to you, to generate statistical information, monitor and analyze user traffic and usage patterns, monitor and prevent fraud, investigate complaints and potential violations of our policies, to improve the our content and the products, services, materials, and other content that we describe or make available through the Site, and otherwise help administer and improve the Site.

We may identify you from your Personal Information and merge or co-mingle Personal Information and Non-Personal Information, for any lawful business purpose.  Where you provide registration information, cookies can also be used to identify you when you log onto the Site.  Except as otherwise stated, we may use information we collect from you for the legitimate business purpose of providing our Site to you, including, but not limited to:

  • To present our Services and their contents to you.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us, such as sending you certain information about South Carolina Football Hall of Fame’s services and offerings or processing purchasing or subscription requests.
  • To evaluate and improve the content of our Services.
  • To customize the Services to your preferences.
  • To establish accounts and/or subscriptions to use the Services.
  • To notify you of any changes to relevant agreements or policies.
  • To enforce our agreements, terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To work with our contractors, service providers, sponsors, partnersand other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.  A complete list of third-party service providers that may have access to users’ Personal Information is available upon request. Please send your request to _foster______ (at) _scfootballhof______ (dot) org.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all South Carolina Football Hall of Fame’s assets, where Personal Information held by South Carolina Football Hall of Fame about our Services’ users is among the assets transferred.
  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • For other purposes identified to you and as requested by you (please note that you have the right to withdraw your consent to such use at any time by contacting us via the contact information below).

With the Consent of a Data Subject within the European Economic Area; or without consent, if a citizen of any other jurisdiction.  If you are a Data Subject within the European Economic Area, and we have obtained your consent, we may also use your information in the following ways; and, if you are a citizen of any other jurisdiction, you acknowledge that we may use your information in the following ways:

  • To share your information with our corporate parents, sponsors, partners other affiliated entities, and associated entities for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
  • To send e-mail and postal mail to provide you with updates and news.
  • To process any request that you make.
  • To process any commercial transaction, including but not limited to fulfilling an order or subscription request.
  • To process your Personal Information as described throughout this Policy.

Performance of a Contract.  If you have agreed to our terms of use, or other terms of service, and you have created an account, purchased merchandise, or signed up for a subscription, we may also use your information:

  • To establish your account to use the Site.
  • To validate your username, e-mail, password, and/or other login credentials.
  • To respond to your requests.
  • To provide you with merchandise you have requested.
  • To fulfill your subscription purchase(s).
  • To send you e-mail and postal mail supplying you with the most recent service information or to send you information about your order (e.g., order confirmations, shipment notifications, etc.).
  • To notify you of any changes to relevant agreements or policies.
  • To process your Non-Personal Information as outlined as described throughout this Policy.

We may, from time to time, invite you to participate in online surveys.  The information requested in these surveys may include, but is not limited to, your opinions, beliefs, insights, ideas, activities, experience, purchase history, and purchase intent regarding products, events, and the Site.  The information collected by these surveys is used to research market trends, company growth, community needs, etc.  Your input will help us to improve customer experience and shape development of our products and the Site.

We may anonymize or aggregate Information that we collect from the use of the Services, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access the Services, market trends, and other analysis that we create based on the information we receive from you and other users.

How We Share Information

We do not sell or rent Personal Information to marketers or unaffiliated third parties.  We do have relationships with trusted third parties, but we will not share any Personal Information that we have collected from or regarding you except as described below:

  • Corporate affiliates, including corporate parents, sponsors, partners, other affiliated entities, and associated entities for the purposes described in this Policy which are required to treat the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • Service providers that help us administer and provide the Site (for example, a web hosting company whose services we use to host our platform).  These third-party services providers have access to your Personal Information only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf.  We have entered into contractual relationships with these service providers and require them to comply with all applicable data privacy laws and regulations and to use the Information only for the purposes for which it was disclosed.  We require that any third-party service providers limit their use of your Information solely to providing services to us and that they maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of your Information and not make unauthorized use or disclosure of the Information.
  • Authorized third parties, who are parties directly authorized by you to receive the applicable Information, such as when you authorize a third-party application provider to access your account.  The use of your Information by an authorized third party is subject to the third party’s privacy policy.
  • Third parties in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), in which case we will require the recipient to use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • As we believe necessary:  (i) under applicable law; (ii) to enforce applicable terms and conditions; (iii) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; (iv) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (v) to respond to claims that contact information (e.g. name, e-mail address, etc.) of a third-party has been posted or transmitted without their consent or as a form of harassment and (vi) to respond to requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities, which may include authorities outside your country of residence.
  • Pursuant to your explicit approval prior to the disclosure.
  • We may share information with certain of our affiliates to let them know how many users viewed and interacted with their materials and other statistics regarding user interactions with affiliates’ materials.  This information is subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, as well as the privacy policy or policies of our affiliates.

How We Protect Information

We have taken commercially reasonable precautions to protect the data and information under our control from misuse, loss, or alteration.  Our security measures include industry standard technology and equipment to help protect your data.  Unfortunately, considering the open nature of the internet, no system can ensure complete security and you should take steps to protect your information and transmissions to the Services.

We retain the Personal Information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services.  We may retain your Personal Information if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet applicable regulatory requirements, or enforce this Privacy Policy.  We may retain Personal Information, for a limited period of time, if requested by law enforcement.

Opting Out

If at any time after registering for information, you change your mind about receiving information from us, send us a request specifying your new choice.  Simply send your request to _foster______ (at) __scfootballhof___ (dot) org.

Your Choices, Access, and Rights to Your Personal Information

If you reside in certain jurisdictions, such as the European Economic Area, you may also have the following rights and options with regard to accessing, reviewing, correcting, and updating your Personal Information, as well as how we use and disclose your Personal Information:

Right to Access.  We respect your right to access and control your information, and we will respond to requests for information and, where applicable, will correct, amend, or delete your Personal Information.

  • How to Access Your Personally Identifiable Information.  You may choose to access or update your Personal Information as it exists in our records by logging into the account you have created for yourself on the Site, if applicable.
  • Access to Personal Information.  You may choose to access your Personal Information by contacting us and requesting access, a process which shall include our identity verification procedures.  Before providing data to you, we will ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interaction with us so that we can locate any relevant data.  We may also charge you a fee for providing you with a copy of your data (except where this is not permissible under local law).

Updating Communications Preferences (Opt-Out Policy).  We do send e-mails to Users with information about our Site that we believe may be of interest.  Users may opt out of receiving e-mail messages by contacting us via e-mail at _foster_______ (at) _scfootballhof_______ (dot) org or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of every e-mail that we send.  Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related e-mails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages that are required to provide you with our Site’s services, as applicable.  If you do not opt-out using the link at the bottom of an e-mail, you will continue to receive electronic communications until you choose to click on the link that will be provided in each e-mail you receive from us.

Right to Rectify – Correction and Deletion.  Citizens of some jurisdictions, including the European Economic Area, have the right to correct or amend their Personal Information if it is inaccurate or requires updating.  You may also have the right to request deletion of your Personal Information; however, this is not always possible due to legal requirements and other obligations and factors.  Remember that you can update your account information by contacting us at __foster______ (at) _scfootballhof_______ (dot) org.

Right to Erasure / Be Forgotten.  Data Subjects of the European Economic Area may have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information in certain circumstances, such as if holding the Personal Information is no longer necessary or if part of your Right to Object (below).

Right to Object.  Data Subjects of the European Economic Area may have the right to object to the use of Personal Information for direct marketing uses, scientific uses, or historical research.  If you do not wish to have your Personal Information shared with third parties, contact our Data Protection Officer as described at the end of this document.  If you do not wish to receive future commercial messages from us, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the message you receive.  (But note that you may continue to receive certain communications from us, such as transactional or relationship messages, and/or messages about your account/profile).

Right to Restrict Processing.  Citizens of some jurisdictions, including the European Economic Area, have the right to request that we stop processing their Personal Information.

Right to Data Portability.  Data Subjects of the European Economic Area have the right to request that we provide your Personal Information for the purpose of sharing it with another service provider (through a secure process).

Data Retention

Unless otherwise described or requested by you, we will retain your Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  Please note that we do retain Non-Personal Information, including aggregated, de-identified data for the purposes described above.

Data Protection Officer

If you have an inquiry regarding your Personal Information, pursuant to the rights listed in the preceding section (above), please contact our appointed Data Protection Officer.  You can send your message to _foster______ at __scfootballhof___________ (dot) org.

Links to Third Party Sites

Our Services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us.  If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site.  We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every website you visit.  We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Under Age 18

Personal information that has been provided to the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame through the Sites by minors under the age of 18, can be deleted by sending an email requesting the deletion to _foster______ at __scfootballhof____________ (dot) org.

Please note that while we make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your personal information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of that data from all systems.

If you become aware of any personally identifiable information we have collected from children or minors under this Children’s Policy, please contact us at _foster_________ at ____scfootballhof__________ (dot) org or by calling eight six four _three one two fifty eight twenty eight___

Children Under the Age of 13

South Carolina Football Hall of Fame does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.  If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personally identifiable information online without parental consent, we will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from our databases and not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required or allowed by law).

Compliance with Legal Process

Please be aware that we will release specific Personal Information about you if required to do so in order to comply with applicable law or any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.  We may also choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Users in California

We do not share your Personal Information with third parties for direct marketing.  California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Services who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties.  Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge.  Under Section 1798.83, we currently do not share any Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Policy Updates

We may choose to change this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion.  Any updates to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page, so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Continued use of the Services following our posting of the change notice will constitute binding acceptance of those changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at foster(at)scfootballhof(dot)org.

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