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Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy

Throughout this document, Southern Economic Development Council, Inc. will be referred to as “SEDC”, which is inclusive of Southern Economic Development Council, Inc., its affiliates, and agents.

Foreward

At SEDC, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We do not rent or resell your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. The information we collect is used to provide services to our customers and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations.

SEDC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-SEDC websites to which this website, or any other SEDC website, may link. Also, SEDC is not responsible for the privacy practices of its customers or users of its customer websites. You should review any additional privacy policy and terms of use agreements before using a customer’s website.

Site Use

The data SEDC collects and uses is governed by this policy as amended from time to time, not by the policy in effect at the time of data collection. This includes data collected from this website, all other SEDC affiliated websites, affiliates with links to this policy, and services provided by or enabled via these sites. Throughout this document, this website, all other SEDC affiliated websites, and affiliates with links to this policy will be collectively referred to as “the Site”. Services provided by or enabled via the Site will be referred to as “the Services”.

Please regularly review our Privacy Policy. If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should immediately discontinue use of the Site and the services enabled by the Site. This Privacy Policy does not govern privacy practices associated with offline activities, websites other than the Site, or any products or services not available or enabled via the Site.

Collection of personal information

We collect customer login information which comprises of name or username, email address, and password. In some instances, when a purchase is initiated by a customer, credit card information is captured. This can include billing information. By using this Site, you agree and acknowledge that personal information collected through the Site or in connection with the services provided may be securely transferred across national boundaries and stored and processed in any of the countries around the world in which SEDC maintains offices, including the United States.

How your personal information is used

SEDC collects your information to record, support and facilitate your participation with SEDC. For example, when you provide information to the site, the information is used to provide access to the website and other benefits that may be made available to registered users. Your personal information is also used to track your website preferences and keep you informed unless you have opted not to receive such communications, or such communications are prohibited by law.

SEDC may collect information about the use of the Services and the Site, such as the number of downloads, types of Services used, how many users we receive daily, and the IP/Internet address of your computer. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. SEDC may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for improving the Site and Services, providing more relevant experiences to our customers and for statistical analysis.

Sharing personal information with third parties

By using this site, you acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted third parties. Such third parties are bound by contract with SEDC not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties. SEDC shares personal information with third parties who act as our agents to help us fulfill our service. These third parties constitute credit card processors and email providers for marketing and bulk mailings. Individuals who receive marketing materials from us and wish to opt-out may do so by following the instructions on the emails.

We do not rent or share personal data with third parties who are not acting as our agents. If this policy changes in the future, we will notify individuals by updating this privacy policy and will provide an opt-out choice prior to the sharing of any data.

SEDC may be responsible for the authorized transfer of personal data to third parties. Please note that we may also be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to accommodate national security and law enforcement requirements.

Privacy concerns and complaints

SEDC commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. SEDC takes its users’ privacy concerns seriously.

If you believe that SEDC has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, you should first contact us at SEDC by emailing us at admin@sedc.org

Please note that SEDC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-SEDC websites to which this Site or any other SEDC website may link. Also, SEDC is not responsible for the privacy practices of its customers or users of its customer websites. You should review the additional privacy policy of the customer site before using the site.

Trademarks

Southern Economic Development Council® and Connect. Develop. Grow. ® are registered trademarks of Southern Economic Development Council.com, Inc. and may not be used in connection with any service or product that is not the Southern Economic Development Council’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Southern Economic Development Council.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

SEDC will respond to allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA provides a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid DMCA notification is received, the service provider responds to this process by taking down the offending content. On taking down content under the DMCA, we will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, we generally restore the content in question, unless we receive notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity. SEDC may provide copies of such notices to the participants in the dispute or to any other third parties, at our discretion and as required by law. SEDC’s privacy policy does not protect information provided in these notices.

Copyright infringement notification

If you believe that your work was copied or posted on our Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact admin@sedc.org.

Account Termination

SEDC may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate an account holder at any time.