Privacy Policy

PCIG takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).

PCIG values its readers and their concerns about privacy. To this end, PCIG engages in consistent information practices and uses its best efforts to make clear disclosures regarding those practices. This Privacy Policy is a part of that effort. We have adopted this Privacy Policy, which describes in general terms the collection, storage, use and disclosure of data that may be collected from you when you use our website.

By using this website or any website that links to this Privacy Policy, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and any collection, storage, use and disclosure of data described below.

In general, PCIG does not share your personally identifying information.

This Privacy Policy applies to the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of personal user information by PCIG We will clearly disclose any exceptions to the Privacy Policy prior to collecting any information from our users.

PCIG may decide to modify or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post any changes or new language here.

What information does PCIG collect and how is it used?
PCIG collects some personal information from any users who choose to contact PCIG via the Website and also from those that become members of PCIG. PCIG may also collect some information via cookies, as set further below.

Information you volunteer:

PCIG collects the information you provide if you decide to use our Website. Such usage includes the option to join our mailing list, to become an active member of PCIG, to contribute funds for the advancement of an identifiable political candidate for federal office, to contribute funds to an identifiable political candidate for state or local office, to contribute funds to support an issue or policy, to contact us for help, support, or for other reasons. This information may include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and any other information you provide that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual.

Anonymous information we automatically collect:

PCIG uses cookies and other technologies to enrich your Website experience. Our cookies do not contain personally identifiable information. If your browser is set to allow cookies, PCIG may store small amounts of information on your computer about your use of the Website. Most browsers allow you to modify your security to accept or reject cookies. PCIG may also use certain tags and other web-tracking analytics that collect non-personally identifiable information about how our Website is used.

How does PCIG use the information it collects?

Personal Information.  PCIG may obtain access to your name, e-mail address, and other contact information when you provide your name or return contact information in a request for information or in other submissions made by you through PCIG’s website. PCIG uses contact information provided in connection with these submissions only to respond to the submission, to engage in fundraising, and to disseminate information regarding political candidates and issues. PCIG will use your information to add your name and contact information to its mailing list only if you specifically request to be added. This information my be stored by PCIG but it is and will not be shared with any third parties.

Cookies.  Like many companies, PCIG may collect information about online behavior on its website using cookies. The information contained within cookies provides us with an anonymous way to monitor how we are doing and to look for ways to improve our website and services. Cookies may also allow us to deliver a better and more personalized service by identifying users making return visits as well as which sites our repeat visitors are coming from, so that we can disseminate more content.  The cookies we use contain identification information that enables us to see how our users are interacting with our site, how frequently they are returning, and other patterns of browsing behavior. If we do use cookies, the cookies will not contain any personally identifiable information, but may be shared with such third parties that provide the web-tracking and data analytics tools.

What are my opt-out, rectification and erasure rights?

If you join our mailing list, email messages you receive from PCIG, will include an option to opt out of future email communications.

You may provide us with new contact information or Personal Data, and ask that PCIG replace any information previously provided by contacting us at: [email protected]

You also may request that we erase any Personal Data you provided to PCIG by contacting us at [email protected]. If you request that PCIG remove such Personal Data, we will no longer be able to contact you or otherwise respond to your inquiries.

How is data stored by PCIG?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, PCIG has physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online.  However, PCIG cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical or managerial safeguards. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

What is PCIG’s data retention policy?

If you requested to join our mailing list, we will retain the name and email address you provided until you opt out of future email communications. If you used the Website to contact us for help, support, or other reasons, we will store the information you provided during the time it takes to respond to your contact and for a reasonable time thereafter. We may use anonymous usage information in an aggregate, non-identifiable form in perpetuity.

Does PCIG collect data from children?

No.  The PCIG website is not directed at children under the age of eighteen (18).  PCIG does not intend to collect any personal information from children under the age of eighteen (18).  If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of eighteen (18) and your child has provided personal information to PCIG, please notify us by email so that we can delete this information from our files. 

How do I find out more about PCIG’s information practices?

If you have any questions about anything in this Privacy Policy or about our collection of information generally, please contact PCIG as follows:

Palmetto Citizens for Informed Governance

35 Parris Island Gateway, Unit #312

Beaufort, South Carolina 2990

Attn:  Chairman and Secretary

E-mail: [email protected]

This Privacy Policy was first stated on December 1, 2021.