State House of South Carolina

Privacy Policy

Retirement System Investment Commission Website Privacy Policy

Overview

The South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission ("RSIC") maintains this website to provide information and resources to the public. This Privacy Policy addresses the collection, security, and disclosure of information that is obtained during your use of RSIC’s website. The privacy of our website visitors is important to RSIC.

Modifications to this Policy

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of technology on the Internet, RSIC may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. All revisions will be posted to the website. We urge you to review this Privacy Policy frequently. If we decide to change our data collection and use practices, we will first publish a new policy on this page before modifying our practices. YOUR ONLY NOTICE OF CHANGES IN OUR DATA COLLECTION AND USE PRACTICES WILL RESULT FROM READING THIS PRIVACY POLICY. Information you provide while the current policy is in effect will be treated as stated in the then current policy. Any modifications we make in the future will not affect you, unless you submit additional information after the modifications. For this reason, we encourage you to read this policy each time you use the website.

Information Collected and Stored

In order to operate this website, RSIC collects certain information to help us assess content usage and navigation patterns on the website. This information is stored and used in aggregate only and is not used to contact you personally.
  1. If you are using this website to read or download information: For statistical purposes, we may collect and store the following information:
    1. The IP address from which you access the website;
    2. The name of the domain from which you access the Internet;
    3. The type of browser and operating system used to access the website;
    4. The date and time you access our site;
    5. The pages, files, documents, and links you visit; and
    6. The website URL that referred you to this website (the address for the last website you visited before visiting this one).
    7. If you are using this website to send us an email:

Cookies and Google Analytics

In addition to information collectedly automatically, RSIC uses “cookies” to personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a website that you visit. Cookies contain information, including personal information, that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you to track usage patterns, traffic trends, and user behavior. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, your session identification number, and your navigational history and preferences. In some cases, our third-party service providers may also use cookies and other technologies on our website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies RSIC may also use Google Analytics to collect website usage data and to analyze overall usage of the site. Google Analytics uses cookies in your web-browsing software to track user sessions so that it can collect data about how users view and navigate the site. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google.com.

Data You Provide to Us

This website only collects personally identifiable information if you voluntarily choose to identify yourself by sending us an e-mail. Be advised that our staff members may, in the performance of their job duties, access your information and your information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to applicable law, regulation, or a court order (e.g., subpoena, court order, or search warrant).

Data Privacy

RSIC will endeavor to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of your information. However, in the course of performing their job duties, RSIC employees may be able to view, or have access to, the information you provide.

In addition, because RSIC is a public agency, information collected on this website may be subject to disclosure under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). FOIA contains various exemptions, including an exemption that permits public bodies to withhold from disclosure certain types of information of a personal nature in order to preserve individuals’ privacy.

Data Security

Data maintained by RSIC will be protected using the security protocols established by the Division of Information Security (“DIS”). DIS’ policies and procedures can be found on the South Carolina Department of Administration’s website.

Data Sharing

RSIC does not rent, trade, or share your personal information with any other entity for marketing or other purposes, except that we may share your information with other governmental agencies, if doing so will assist us in responding to your inquiry or submission.
The Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002: This Act prohibits persons or private entities from using any personal information obtained from a state agency for commercial solicitation purposes. A person knowingly violating this prohibition is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties specified in South Carolina Code of Laws Section 30-2-50(D).
Per the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), 15 U.S.C. Section 6501, et seq., RSIC’s website is not geared towards children under 13 years of age. Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website, and we encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of personal information.
Please note that RSIC may have an obligation to disclose information that you provide pursuant to applicable law, regulation, or a court order.

Links to Other Websites

This website contains links to other independently run websites, other government websites, and some private organizations. Once you leave RSIC’s website, you are subject to the privacy policies of the sites you are visiting. RSIC is not responsible for the contents of any off-site website. A link to a page does not constitute an endorsement.

Viewing My Personally Identifiable Information in RSIC’s Records

FOIA gives you the right, with limited exceptions, to inspect any record containing personally identifiable information pertaining to you. You may submit a request to:
Communications Department
South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission
1201 Main Street, FL 15
Columbia, SC 29201

Questions

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, this websites' information collection and use practices, or other questions, please contact.

Last Updated: August 2017