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Website Accessibility and Policies

Accessibility

This website has been designed with consideration for those who use Web accessibility assistive technology. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (S.C. DHEC) makes every possible effort to ensure that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained or used by S.C. DHEC is accessible to people with disabilities, including both our employees and the public we serve. S.C. DHEC strives to ensure that this website is accessible in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you, or someone you know, are not able to access any content on this website due to a disability, please contact S.C. DHEC by clicking on “Contact Us.”

Copyright and Trademark Notice

This website and its content, including but not limited to text, graphics, artwork, sound, audio-visual material, pictorial and musical works, compilations, derivative works, programming, and source code are protected by U.S. copyright law. The S.C. DHEC logo is a trademark and service mark of the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control. You may not: (1) reproduce, adapt, modify, distribute, publicly perform or display, transmit, or otherwise copy or use any part of this site except as specifically permitted by S.C. DHEC in writing; (2) reproduce, adapt, modify, display, or otherwise use the S.C. DHEC logo except as specifically permitted by S.C. DHEC in writing; (3) alter or remove any copyright or trademark notices from any copies of this site; or (4) use this site or its content in a manner that infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party. Any permission granted for copying or use of the site or its content does not authorize any changes to or deletions of the material and does not convey any ownership interest.

If you submit any information or upload content to this site, you agree that, by doing so, you grant S.C. DHEC a non-exclusive license to reproduce, use, display, and distribute the content of your communications without regard to any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights you may have in such information or communication. You further agree that you will not submit any information or communication that would infringe the copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party.

Disclaimer

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (S.C. DHEC) maintains this website as a service to the public. While S.C. DHEC makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. S.C. DHEC welcomes suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct errors. S.C. DHEC provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.

As a convenience, this website contains links to third-party websites. These sites are not under S.C. DHEC control and S.C. DHEC is not responsible for the content at any linked site. S.C. DHEC does not endorse the contents of any linked sites.

S.C. DHEC reserves the right to limit third-party links to other state, federal and local government sites, or to sites operated by partners with whom S.C. DHEC conducts ongoing health- or environment-related programs and activities that benefit the goal of healthy people living in healthy communities.

Website Privacy Notice

The privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit the S.C. DHEC website are important to us. No personal information is collected at this site unless provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an activity that asks for the information. If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail message, S.C. DHEC will use this information to respond to your request. There are times when your e-mail is forwarded within S.C. DHEC to employees who are better able to assist you. S.C. DHEC may also forward requests for assistance to another appropriate agency for response. Please do not put confidential and personal information such as social security number, date of birth, bank account and credit card information, mother’s maiden name or medical information in your e-mail communications to S.C. DHEC.

S.C. DHEC will not disclose personal information collected from users to private third parties unless the law requires such disclosure. Laws exist in South Carolina to ensure government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by a government agency. At the same time, however, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access certain records in order to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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