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Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the official website for the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

We recognize that privacy is an important issue, so we design and operate our web services with the protection of your privacy in mind. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you actively choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit the Department’s website, our web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP (Internet Protocol) address from which you access our website. This information does not result in the identification of your personal email address or other personal information. Any information gathered about the number of visitors to our site or when they visit is only captured so we can improve the content we provide to you.

Certain features of our site require the use of temporary information, sometimes referred to as “cookies.” Our site only uses cookies during your current visit to store information temporarily about your session. No personal information is stored in the cookie, and the cookie is removed when your browser is closed. Your browser must be set to accept cookies to take full advantage of the features provided by our site.

If you choose to share personal information with us by sending a message or filling out an electronic form, we will use the information only for the expressed purpose of processing your request. If you supply your postal or e-mail address online, you will only receive the information via the address(es) provided. Persons who supply their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding questions they sent online.

Some information, such as e-mails received, may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with the State of South Carolina’s archiving policies. We will not disclose the information to third parties or other government agencies unless required to do so by state or federal law.

The SC Department of Public Safety’s website links to other government sites and occasionally to private organizations. Once you leave the SCDPS website, you are subject to the privacy policy for the sites you are visiting. The SCDPS website is not responsible for the contents of any off-site web page. A link to a page does not constitute an endorsement.

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