The University of South Carolina Alumni Association (Association) respects and protects the privacy of our users. Our staff may oversee or have access to records containing biographical, academic, demographic and gift/payment information on alumni, donors and friends of the University of South Carolina (University). We do not share your personal information with unaffiliated parties that are not explicitly entered into agreements that the Association has deemed appropriate.
Unless in aggregate form without personal details, the Alumni Association does not share data outside of the University of South Carolina and its affiliated parties. We do not sell, distribute, trade or otherwise transfer personally identifiable information obtained from a user to any third party outside our organization, unless it is for authorized purposes. The Alumni Association may share your personal contact information (postal and email addresses and phone numbers) with these authorized parties other than Association or University staff unless you specify otherwise (see “Preferences and Privacy Settings”).
Authorized parties and purposes include but are not limited to the following:
Authorized purposes are mission driven and typically involve informing alumni, donors and friends about opportunities, activities, events, programs and news. The Association requires authorized parties to sign confidentiality agreements. Contact information may never be used for commercial, religious, political or fundraising purposes not approved by university administration. The Alumni Association reserves the right to deny access to contact information to any parties found in violation of this policy.
The Alumni Association will not provide contact information for personal use. When possible, Association staff will assist in relaying an inquiry, with response left to the recipient. Graduates may also utilize any online directory features to correspond with each other. All directory features are owned and operated by the University of South Carolina and the Alumni Association does not control the information that individuals may or may not share on their own accord.
You have the following options available should you choose to limit use of or access to your information. You may make the necessary adjustments by contacting Association at (803) 777-4111.
Do Not Publish: This removes your name and contact information from the online directory and any future printed directories. You will still receive communications generated by the University of South Carolina such as Carolinian magazine, fundraising letters and offers from authorized vendors and business partners.
Do Not Call: This will remove your name and contact information from lists used for calling campaigns by the University of South Carolina and the Alumni Association.
Do Not Mail: This will remove your name and contact information from all mailing lists of printed materials from the University of South Carolina and the Alumni Association, including Carolinian magazine.
Do Not Solicit: This will remove your name and contact information from lists shared with authorized partners who work closely with the Association to offer benefits and services to University of South Carolina graduates and friends. You will not receive solicitations for membership from the UofSC Alumni Association.
Beginning May 25, 2018, the processing of personal data of users in the European Union is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). If you are a Alumni Association user in the EU, you have the following rights with respect to Association's handling of your personal information: explanation and copies of your data, correction of personal data, deletion of personal data and objections and complaints related to the handling of your personal information. To exercise these rights, please submit your request here. Users outside the EU may also request explanation, correction, deletion or copies of their personal data.
For purposes of constituent management, the Association may maintain other databases that contain contact, membership and event information that are accessible via a privacy-protected server only by staff, all of whom have signed a confidentiality agreement with the university.
Purchases made through the Alumni Association are refundable within 30-days of your purchase and upon return of any items received as a part of a membership, merchandise or promotion. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Association at [email protected].