Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The South Carolina Medical Association, together with its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “Company”), is the owner of this website or application (“Website”).  The Company collects information that can identify you and/or your activity through this website. The SCMA will use your information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, the SCMA may refer to this information for other purposes.

Information that the SCMA collects

We will collect some information from visitors to our Website automatically, and some voluntarily.

The SCMA collects the following information automatically:

  • IP Address
  • The date and time of your visit
  • Webpages visited
  • Browser Identification
  • Form information downloaded
  • Domain name from which our site was accessed

The SCMA collects the following information voluntarily:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information, including your email address and membership information you supply to log in


Uses of the information that the SCMA collects

The SCMA collects information about our Website visitors for a number of reasons, including:

  • To improve the Website experience for all visitors
  • To understand the demographics of our Website visitors
  • To facilitate the processing of membership, a webinar, CME, etc. that occur via the Website
  • To be able to communicate with Website visitors

Social Media

The SCMA has links to its social media sites, such as Twitter and FaceBook on our Website.  If you click the links, any information you contribute will be governed by the terms of use or privacy policies for those third-party websites.

How the SCMA protects information it collects

The protection of the information that the SCMA collects from our site visitors is of the utmost importance to us and the SCMA makes every reasonable measure to ensure that protection, including:

  • The SCMA keeps automatically collected data and voluntarily collected data separate at all time.
  • The SCMA uses commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.
  • The SCMA restricts access to those who need such access as part of their work duties.

Use of cookies and other tracking technologies

Cookies are small files that a Website may transfer to a user's computer that reside there for either the duration of the browsing session (session cookies) or on a permanent (until deleted) basis (persistent cookies) that may be used to identify a user, a user's machine, or a user's behavior. The SCMA uses cookies to compile data about site traffic to offer a better Website experience and to understand and save visitor preferences for future visits.

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference users can set if they do not want web services to collect information about their online activity. However, there is currently no universal standard for sending and receiving DNT signals. Due to this lack of universal standard, it would be impossible for us to promise that the SCMA comply with all known and unknown DNT standards.  Therefore, the SCMA does not respond to DNT signals or other mechanisms that provide a choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about activities over time and across different Web sites or online services. If a universal standard for DNT becomes available the SCMA may revisit our DNT Policy.

Third-party disclosure of the information that the SCMA collects

The SCMA does not sell or otherwise trade the Private Information that it collects from our site visitors at any point or under any circumstances. The SCMA does, on occasion share that information with subsidiaries.  The SCMA also shares that information with business partners to ensure an ability to consistently provide service, or with government and other agencies where required by law.

Consumers with disabilities

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Terms and Conditions (including Consent)

This online policy applies only to information collected via this online presence from vising our Website. By using this Website, you consent to all Terms and Conditions expressed in this Privacy Policy.


From time to time the SCMA may modify and/or update this Privacy Policy. Please check to determine if any changes have been made.

Effective Date (last updated on):  March 25, 2020