Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the South Carolina Forestry Commission web site. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our web site, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.


When you visit our web site, the Web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.


In addition, information is only gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved. This information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and your personal information is not identified.


If you choose to share personal information, such as by sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will only be used for the purposes you authorized. Some of this information may be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the state of South Carolina’s archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. If information is required by law to be disclosed about you, then every effort to notify you about the disclosure in advance will be taken.


Because the South Carolina Forestry Commission is a public agency, information collected on this site may be subject to disclosure under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. There are exceptions to the public's right to access certain records in order to preserve the privacy of individuals. Information collected, like information collected during an in-person visit our office, may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless such an exemption in law exists. In the event that there is a conflict between this Privacy Statement and a state or federal law governing the disclosure of public records, the applicable state or federal law shall control.


If you have other questions about our privacy policies, or have suggestions on how these policies can be improved, please feel free to e-mail us at scfc@forestry.state.sc.us, or contact us by telephone at (803)896-8800.