I.Website Privacy Statement
Please read the following information carefully because your continued use of our website and broadband services constitutes acceptance of our privacy practices.
II.Information We Collect
At any time, you may choose not to provide your personal information or you may choose to discontinue your use of our website. However, if you choose to “opt-out” of providing personal information, we may not be able to provide the information or services you desire. Note also that even if you choose not to have an online account with us, we will still store some of your personal information in our billing system if you are our customer. If you choose not to provide personal information to us, we may be unable to provide you service or complete your transaction.
Personal information is information that identifies you specifically. Examples of information you may voluntarily provide to us by using this website include:
If you ask detailed questions or request specific information or services, you may be asked to supply personal information. This may include, for example, identifying topics of interest, providing home/office addresses, and filling out account information for billing questions.
As another example, you may request to receive text messages relating to your services. We will only use the mobile number you provide to transmit service information to you. Please remember that standard message and data rates may apply according to your specific cellular plan or prepaid conditions.
CarolinaConnect reserves the right in its sole discretion to discontinue providing any or all electronic services to users of our websites and broadband services.
III.Automatic Collection of Information
To improve our website and to ensure we continue to provide information useful to you, we collect, through the use of "cookies" and other technologies, information such as: the number of visits to our website, the amount of time visitors spend on the website, the number of pages viewed, and the domains from which users visit our website.
Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies (technically known as Flash “local shared objects”). However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the website or certain areas or features of the website.
IV.How We Use the Information We Collect
We use your information to provide the services you request and to support our business functions. For example, we may use your information to:
CarolinaConnect does not sell or provide your personal information to unaffiliated companies for commercial purposes unrelated to CarolinaConnect’s business. We may, however, share personal information for legitimate business purposes, including without limitation, the following:
VI.Aggregate or Generic Information
We use reasonable information security safeguards and techniques to protect the information you provide. When users submit sensitive information via this website, the information is protected both during transmission and in storage. Your information is stored on secure servers protected inside controlled facilities.
Unfortunately, no information can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, accordingly we cannot give an absolute assurance the information you provide to us will be secure at all times.
CarolinaConnect does not have any responsibility whatsoever for the secure and effective operation of a) your computer systems (including but not limited to desktops, laptops, handheld devices, IOS devices, and networks), or b) any software installed on your computer systems that you use to access this website and our services. You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password and any website login or user ID information, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the website by you or any person or entity using your password, login or user ID, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you.
VIII.Social Media Platforms
While our website contains broadband related information and entertainment that may be of educational value to children, no personal information has to be entered in order for you to use those features. We do not knowingly permit persons under the age of 13 to register or provide personally identifiable information (or any other personal information) through our website or other services, and the provision of personal information by children through our website or other services is strictly prohibited. We encourage parents to supervise and participate in their children's Internet activities, and we urge children to exercise caution and consult their parents before providing any personally identifiable information to any website on the internet.
P.O Box 1667
Lexington, South Carolina 29071
Attention: Privacy Office Administrator