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Online Privacy Notice

Updated 8/20/2013

Purpose

The information is designed for educating consumers about our online advertising and online marketing practices.

This notice also outlines what information is collected from visitors to our website and the collection purpose.

Personal Information

Personal information we collect is provided by you through contact forms, inquiry forms surveys, applications or other online fields.

Personal information can be defined as information you use to identify yourself such as name, email, address, telephone, Social Security Number, login information and other identifiable information.

Your information provided may be used different purposes including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Fulfill your requests
  • Send you further information requested
  • Send you marketing messages that may be relevant for you
  • Improve your experience by customizing your messages, content and online advertisements
  • Initiate application processes for certain products
  • Document survey or questionnaire results

We will not sell personally-identifying information to a third party for the purpose of solicitation or provide personal information to a third party for its own use.

Non-personal Information

When you visit our website, non-personal information about your visit is automatically recorded including time, type of mobile device, pages visited, what information search for and length of visit.

We will also note how you came to our website. If you came to our website by clicking on an advertisement, we will record which site you visited before you came to our website.

In certain situations, we also use cookies to collect non-personal information (see Cookies section for more information).

All of the non-personal information we collect helps us make our site more useful to visitors.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or device that will collect certain non-personal information. Cookies track activities of your web browser and help to provide you with a more optimal online experience. Cookies provide us with opportunities to show you more relevant information and improve your experience. Personal information is not automatically collected as a part of enabling cookies.

Currently, our site uses cookies for online advertising purposes (see Online Advertising).

If you choose to not accept cookies, you can disable them on your internet browser(s).

Online Advertising

SCBT contracts with advertising companies and ad networks to advertise our products and services on third party sites and search engines. By clicking on one of our advertisements, you will be directed to the SCBT website. Cookies are used to determine the information you are most interested in and provide you with ads and offers that are most relevant to you.

You may see advertisements for our products and services on third party websites in a form of banner advertisements or search advertisements. These advertisements are placed using behavioral, geographic or retargeting tactics. When you click on one of these advertisements, a cookie may be put on your computer in order to present advertisements of interest in the future.

Information that may be collected by our advertisement campaigns includes cookies, number of people who view or see our websites and advertisements, referral sites, website browsing patterns and responses to our advertisements.

Social Networking

SCBT currently maintains a presence on LinkedIn® social networking site. Please review LinkedIn’s privacy policy before submitting personal information and content on the site.

Third Party Websites

We may provide information or refer you to other resources that are accessed by a third party website. SCBT is not responsible for the information once you leave our site. Before giving any personal information on third party sites, you should review their privacy policies.

Financial Tools

When utilizing our financial planning tools and calculators, you may be asked certain personal information in order to complete the requested analysis or evaluation. This information is not retained by SCBT or our website.

Privacy for Children

In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, our websites are not knowingly collecting personal information from individuals under the age of 13.

Policy Updates

We may update this policy at any time and provide you with the most recent date at the top of this page.

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