Privacy Policy

 

Information

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) maintains this site as a service to the public. The Department has made every effort to keep this information up-to-date and accurate. However, the information available here is not warranted by DHHS to be accurate or authoritative.

Links

As a convenience, this Web site contains links to third-party Web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the DHHS, and DHHS is not responsible for the content of the linked sites. Furthermore, DHHS does not, by including the links, endorse the contents of the linked site.

Security

Bear in mind that the information you send us is not secure and may be seen by others on the Internet. We disclaim any responsibility if your electronic mail is lost, intercepted, or misused by others.

Accessibility

The accessibility policy of the SC DHHS Web site is:

Each visitor and citizen using this website has the right to obtain information independently and conveniently, and interact with the web site easily. SC DHHS is making every possible effort to ensure that all electronic information on this site is accessible to people with disabilities. SC DHHS uses the recommendations of the World-Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative as the standard for achieving accessibility.

If you cannot fully access the information on a particular page, please use the Contact link on each page to notify us. We will do our best to make the information available to you, possibly in an alternative format.

 

User Agreement for Online Medicaid Application

apply.scdhhs.gov is a creation and a service of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services ("SCDHHS"). The term "we," "our" and "us" in this policy refers to the SCDHHS. The term “You” refers to users and online customers.

Terms of Use

Please read this agreement ("Agreement") carefully before accessing or using the SCDHHS website at apply.scdhhs.gov (the "Site"). By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. We provide the information and services on this Site to You conditioned on Your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Your use of the Site constitutes Your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.

You understand that we are not engaged in rendering legal services or other such advice. Your use of the Site is subject to the additional disclaimers and notices that may appear throughout the Site. We assume no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction that You take based on the information, services or other material on this Site. While we strive to keep the information on this Site accurate, complete and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee, and will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to, the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information.

You will not (nor cause anyone else to) use or attempt to use the website or the systems it is hosted on to perform any illegal activities, including, without limitation, defaming, abusing, harassing, stalking, threatening, or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as rights of privacy) of others or immoral activities or any of the following types of activities, without limitation:

  1. attempting to circumvent the security and controls of the system or gain access to data other than what You are expressly permitted to access;

  2. transmitting information that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;

  3. transmitting any material that contains software viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other computer code, files, or programs which may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

  4. impersonating anyone or any entity, falsely stating, or otherwise misrepresenting Your affiliation with a person or entity;

  5. advertising or commercial content;

  6. interfering with or disrupting the website;

  7. disrupting the activities of the website for other users; or

  8. collecting, or storing personal data about other users.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001 and 1030.

You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. You are responsible for any materials you create or upload. We may preserve and disclose your submitted materials if required to do so by law or we believe in good faith that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce this Agreement, respond to a claim that Your materials violate any third party's rights, or protect the right, property or personal safety of the State, any users of the website, and the public.

Personal and Noncommercial Use Limitation: Prohibited Uses

We may provide information and services on the Site. We grant You access to the Site solely to receive the information and use the services. You may not use web frames to provide access to this information on another website or sell any access to or large compilations of data on the Site. You will not hotlink to the Site. You will not replicate or mirror the Site. You will not distribute elements of the Site through RSS or similar technologies. When requested, You agree to provide true, accurate and complete user information. You shall not access or attempt to access password protected, secure or non-public areas of the website without the SCDHHS’ prior written permission. You will comply with all privacy laws. You may not engage in the practices of screen scraping, data mining, or any other bulk information gathering in connection with the Site, except as may be permitted under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.

Proprietary Rights

All materials on this Site (as well as the organization and layout of the Site) are owned and copyrighted, licensed by, or used with permission that is granted to SCDHHS. No reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the copyrighted materials at this Site is permitted without our prior written permission.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES AND INFORMATION OFFERED AT THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. SCDHHS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WHILE WE TRY TO KEEP INFORMATION UP TO DATE, PORTIONS OF THE INFORMATION MAY BE INCORRECT OR NOT CURRENT.

Limitation of Liability

SCDHHS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, ITS INFORMATION OR SERVICES; (ii) THE COST OF FINDING ALTERNATE OR REPLACEMENT INFORMATION; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS; OR (iv) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO OR CODE DELIVERED BY THE SITE OR INFORMATION ON THE SITE.

Changes to Website

We may make improvements or changes in the information, services, products, and other materials on this website, or alter the availability of some or all functionality at any time. We may modify this Agreement at any time, and such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Agreement. Accordingly, you agree to review the Agreement periodically, and your continued access or use of this website will be deemed your acceptance of the modified Agreement.

Monitoring the System from Intrusion

We reserve the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent and investigate anyone attempting to modify, deface, delete, or otherwise tamper with or abuse a SCDHHS website, server, database, information system, or other SCDHHS technology asset.

Miscellaneous

This website is intended to and directed to residents and visitors of the State of South Carolina. You agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the State of Carolina for any matter arising under this Agreement. This Agreement and the resolution of any dispute related to this Agreement or this website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Carolina, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Failure by the SCDHHS to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this website or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. If any of these terms will be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term.

 

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