The Charleston County Medical Association (CCMS) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the CCMS website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CCMS website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The CCMS collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The CCMS also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the CCMS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the CCMS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CCMS website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the CCMS public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

The CCMS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the CCMS so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The CCMS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the CCMS and the CCMS family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

The CCMS collects and uses your personal information to operate the CCMS website and deliver the services you have requested. The CCMS also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the CCMS and its affiliates. The CCMS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The CCMS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The CCMS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. The CCMS may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the CCMS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The CCMS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The CCMS keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the CCMS, in order to determine what CCMS services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within CCMS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The CCMS websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the CCMS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the CCMS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the CCMS, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The CCMS website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a  webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize CCMS pages, or register with the CCMS site or services, a cookie helps the CCMS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same CCMS website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CCMS features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the CCMS sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The CCMS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The CCMS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The CCMS will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The CCMS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the CCMS is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The CCMS welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the CCMS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact CCMS at The CCMS will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


Charleston County Medical Society, (CCMS), a 501(c)(6) Corporation, has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this website. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. CCMS does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained on this website.

No warranties, promises, and/or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, are given as to the nature, standard, accuracy, or otherwise of the information provided in this website nor to the suitability or otherwise of the information to your particular circumstances.

CCMS cannot and will not guarantee that this website is free from computer viruses or anything else that has destructive properties.

CCMS shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature (direct, indirect, consequential, or other) whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, which may arise as a result of your use of (or inability to use) this website, or from your use of (or failure to use) the information on this site. This website provides links to other websites owned by third parties. The content of such third party sites is not within our control, and we cannot and will not take responsibility for the information or content thereon. Links to such third party sites are not to be taken as an endorsement by CCMS of the third-party site, or any products promoted, offered, or sold on the third-party site, nor that such sites are free from computer viruses or anything else that has destructive properties. We cannot and do not take responsibility for the collection or use of personal data from any third-party site. In addition, we will not accept responsibility for the accuracy of third-party advertisements.

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