Website Privacy Policy

Collection of Personal Information
Palmetto Electric Cooperative collects personally identifiable information, such as e-mail
addresses, names, home or work addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers,
driver’s license numbers, business ID’s, and telephone numbers. Palmetto Electric
Cooperative also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to a
member, such as ZIP codes.
There is also information about members’ computer hardware and software that is
automatically collected by Palmetto Electric Cooperative. This information can include:
IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
This information is used by Palmetto Electric Cooperative for the operation of the
service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use
of the Palmetto Electric Cooperative Web site.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative encourages members to review the privacy statements of
Web sites they choose to link to from Palmetto Electric Cooperative so that they can
understand how those Web sites collect, use and share information. Palmetto Electric
Cooperative is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites
outside of the Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Palmetto Electric Cooperative family of
Web sites.

Use of Personal Information
Palmetto Electric Cooperative collects and uses members’ personal information internally
to operate the Palmetto Electric Cooperative Web site and deliver the services requested.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative also uses personally identifiable information to inform
members of other products or services available from Palmetto Electric Cooperative and
its affiliates. Palmetto Electric Cooperative may also contact members via surveys to
conduct research about opinions of current services or of potential new services that may
be offered.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative does not sell, rent or lease its member lists or personal
information to third parties. Palmetto Electric Cooperative may, from time to time,
contact members on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that
may be of interest to them. In those cases, personally identifiable information (e.g., email,
name, address, telephone number) is disclosed to the third party. In addition,
Palmetto Electric Cooperative may share personally identifiable information with a third
party providing administrative or marketing and review services and statistical analysis to
Palmetto Electric Cooperative. All such third parties are prohibited from using personal
information except to provide these services to Palmetto Electric Cooperative, and they
are required to maintain the confidentiality of member information.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative keeps track of the Web sites and pages our members visit
within Palmetto Electric Cooperative to determine what Palmetto Electric Cooperative
services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and
advertising within Palmetto Electric Cooperative to members whose behavior indicates
that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative Web sites will disclose personal information, without
notice, only as specified in this Statement and 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 Palmetto Electric Cooperative or the site host; (b) protect
and defend the rights or property of Palmetto Electric Cooperative; and, (c) act under
exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Palmetto Electric
Cooperative, or the public.

Use of Cookies
The Palmetto Electric Cooperative Web site uses “cookies” to help personalize members’
online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on a hard disk by a Web page
server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to their computers.
Cookies are uniquely assigned, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that
issued the cookie.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save
members time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that a member has
returned to a specific page. For example, if a member personalizes Palmetto Electric
Cooperative pages, or registers with the Palmetto Electric Cooperative site or services, a
cookie helps Palmetto Electric Cooperative to recall the member’s specific information on
subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording personal information, such as
billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. This information is protected in the same
way as other personally identifiable information obtained by us. When a member returns
to the same Palmetto Electric Cooperative Web site, the information previously provided
can be retrieved, so members can easily use the Palmetto Electric Cooperative features
that were customized.
Site users have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify their browser settings to decline cookies if
preferred. If a member chooses to decline cookies, he/she may not be able to fully
experience the interactive features of the Palmetto Electric Cooperative services or Web
sites visited.

Security of Personal Information
Palmetto Electric Cooperative secures members’ personal information from unauthorized
access, use or disclosure. Palmetto Electric Cooperative secures the personally
identifiable information a member provides 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.
Members are also responsible for maintaining the privacy of their information by, for
example, not sharing their Palmetto Electric Cooperative login information and logging
off the Web site when you are finished.

Changes to this Statement
Palmetto Electric Cooperative reserves the right to change or update this Statement of
Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback or as a result of legal compliance
requirements or changes in business practices. Palmetto Electric Cooperative encourages
members to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Palmetto Electric
Cooperative is protecting their information.