Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to thinksddc.com (“Website”), services owned and operated by South Dakota Development Corporation (“SDDC”), and the privacy practices of SDDC. Please carefully read our privacy policy to understand how we will treat the information you provide while visiting this Website and our services. This policy may change from time to time. Please check the policy each time you use our Website for the most current information.​

We Will Collect Information

In order to provide reliable services, you may need to provide SDDC with personal information. When you provide information through this Website, we use it only for the business for which it was collected. Based on the nature of your transaction with us, you may provide to us certain personal information including, but not limited to: first and last name; home address, or other physical address; an email address (so we may contact you); a telephone number; a social security number; or certain other information as required to look into your potential transaction. In general, we will use the information collected from you for the purpose for which you provided such information. We will not release your personal information to third parties except as necessary for us to look into your potential transaction. SDDC may also ask for additional information in order to provide you with the best services possible.

How We Use Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. We will not sell your information to third parties. We do not share your personal information with third parties except as specifically provided herein. We may disclose your personal information: 1) as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process; 2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; 3) to any other third party with your prior consent to do so. We also may share your personal information with certain business partners who assist us with other core functions of our site, such as maintenance of the website, hosting, data storage, security, and other functions. Those partners will be bound to uphold the same standards for privacy, security, and confidentiality that we promise to you in this Privacy Policy, and will only use your personal information to carry out their respective specific business obligation that SDDC has requested. We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with our advertisers to facilitate effective advertising on the Website. We may also share your de-identified personal information with third-parties to study statistical information about our site.

How We Collect Information

We collect information in several ways. We collect personally information by asking you to provide it to us. We will request you to provide personal information when you register to use the site. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.  This Website also uses cookies and other similar technologies, which are automatically generated, sent to your browser, and stored on your hard drive, to record information about how and when you use the Website.  Cookies are information files that your web browser stores when you visit a website. Cookies may also be used to personalize your experience when you the Website.  Third parties may also use cookies to show ads on the Website, or to show SDDC ads on other third-party websites. Any information we collect using cookies will not be linked or associated with the personal information that you provide to us. These cookies and other similar technologies identify a web browser on a specific computer or device and reveal certain non-personally identifiable information such as browser type, language, time zone, and operating system.  The cookies and other similar technologies used by this website do not identify you personally, but allow you to remain anonymous.  Most browsers automatically accept cookies, though they may be set not to accept them or to notify you when a new cookie is stored.  If you reject cookies, you may still use our Website, although it is possible that some areas of our Website will not function properly if you do so. This Website may also use web beacons or pixel tags and other similar technologies, which are not placed on your computer, but are instead embedded on certain pages of the Website or in emails.  When you visit a page or read an email with a pixel tag, web beacon, or other similar technology, a generic notice of your interaction is generated. Non-personally identifiable information collected through this Website may be used in aggregate for statistical purposes, and some of our analytics and digital marketing tools may combine the non-personally identifiable information collected from the website with non-personally identifiable information gathered from you through other websites for target advertising, remarketing, retargeting, or tracking referral purposes.  Third-party vendors like Google and Facebook use cookies, web beacons, and similar storage technologies to: (i) serve advertisements to you based on past visits to this Website; (ii) to collect or receive information from this Website and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target advertisements; and (iii) show our advertisements to you on websites and apps across the Internet.  Your use of other websites and apps across the Internet is governed by the privacy policies of those websites and apps. All non-personally identifiable information we gather using cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, server logs, or other similar technologies are used as described in this privacy policy.  For information on how to opt-out of having cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies used on your web browser, please see the “Opting Out of Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies” section of this policy.

Opting Out of Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies

You can manage cookie preferences and opt out of having cookies and other similar collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your web browser.  If you do not want cookies stored on your computer, you can change the settings on your browser to notify you when a cookie is about to be saved or block cookies entirely.  How to access these settings, which settings are available, and how to turn on these settings varies by browser type, and we encourage you to further investigate your browser’s privacy settings if you wish to opt out or adjust these settings in any way.  If you choose to decline or block cookies, you may not be able to fully utilize all of the interactive features of the website.

You can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page, or learn more about your choices for limiting or disabling these tools by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

You cannot decline web beacons; however, setting your browser to decline cookies or to prompt you for a response, or installing an ad-blocker, may keep web beacons from tracking your activity.

International Users

This website is not directed to anyone located outside of the United States, and this Website is controlled, operated, and administered by us from our offices within the United States of America.  We do not knowingly offer goods or services to data subjects outside of the United States or monitor the behavior of persons (data subjects) located outside of the United States.  By using or continuing to use this Website, you are confirming that you are located within the United States, and agree that you will not provide personal information, or otherwise use this Website, if you are located outside of the United States.  While this Website does not knowingly solicit, collect or store the personal information of international users, through fraud, deceit, or other unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure, we may receive personal information pertaining to individuals located outside of the United States.  If a person located outside of the United States becomes aware that he or she has provided us personal information, as defined in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please contact us at: [client’s email], and upon verifying the information, we will immediately delete the unauthorized information from our servers and records.

Your Choice to Provide Us With Information

You may choose to provide us with information or not to provide us with information. In the event that you decide not to provide us with information, you may still be able to access and use certain areas of the Website.  

Security

We endeavor to keep your information secure. We have adopted physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information and ensure that your personal information will be used only for the purposes we described herein, and that it will not be released to anyone not entitled to obtain or use your information. However, you understand and agree that by choosing to transmit your personal information over the internet, you have undertaken the risk that the information may be intercepted. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us by emailing, calling, or writing to us at the address below.

Testimonials

We display personal testimonials and other endorsements of satisfied customers on our Website. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us by using the contact information provided below.

We May Update This Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time to reflect changes to our practices.  We will post any updated Privacy Policy on our Website, and we may make reasonable efforts to e-mail you the new policy if it contains significant changes. You should refer back to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes.  

You Agree to These Terms

In order to use SDDC’s services, we will need to collect and store your personal information. We take your privacy seriously. By using SDDC, you agree to allow us to use your personal information as described in this Agreement. You agree to read this Privacy Policy. SDDC is not intended for use by minors under the age of 18. If a minor user would like to use SDDC to learn information, the user’s parent or guardian must agree to this Privacy Policy personally and on behalf of the minor.
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