Privacy Policy


The purpose of the Fripp Island Public Service District Website Privacy Policy is to inform users of the FIPSD website with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information. The FIPSD's Website Privacy Policy applies only to this website. When users follow a link to another site, this policy will not apply. All users should check the privacy policy of each site visited if they have concerns regarding the handling of personally identifiable information.

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information

For the purposes of this statement "personally identifiable information" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.

Personally Identifiable Information

The Fripp Island Public Service District does not sell or rent personally identifiable information. Users do not have to provide personal information to visit the FIPSD's website to read, download or print information. The FIPSD may request personally identifiable information from the user in order to provide specific services. Any information collected for that purpose will include only that which is necessary to provide requested services and will be handled as it would be in a physical visit to the FIPSD office. Whenever sensitive information (such as credit card data) is collected, that information will be encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. The FIPSD is committed to security and accuracy of personally identifiable data that is collected from the Website and has taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration.

Unidentifiable Information

In order to provide new services, design a more customer friendly site and facilitate access, the Fripp Island Public Service District uses statistical analysis of traffic on the FIPSD website. The FIPSD does not attempt to associate this data with information that is personally identifiable, but as summary statistics.

Use of Visitor E-Mail Addresses

E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to the Fripp Island Public Service District's website shall not be sold or given to other private companies for marketing purposes. E-mail or other information requests sent to the FIPSD's website may be maintained in order to respond to the request or to forward the request to the appropriate department. Individuals may be able to receive updates on issues important to them, but only if they choose to "opt-in" to that specific service. By "opting-in" to one such service users do not "opt-in" to other services. Should the user subsequently choose not to receive such informational updates via e-mail, they may remove themselves at any time.

Terms and Conditions of Use

User access to and use of the Fripp Island Public Service District (FIPSD) website is subject to the following terms and conditions, as well as applicable laws. User access to the FIPSD website is in consideration for user agreement to these Terms and Conditions of Use. By accessing, browsing, and utilizing this website, the user accepts, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions of Use. There are sections of the FIPSD's website that link to other sites outside of the control of the Fripp Island Public Service District. These terms and conditions apply only to those areas that are maintained by the FIPSD.


Users agree to access and use this website only for lawful purposes. The user is solely responsible for the knowledge and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to the use of this website. By accessing this site, the user agrees that he/she will not:

  • Use the site to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to conduct that which would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability;
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable content;
  • Use this website to impersonate other parties or entities;
  • Use this website to upload any content that contains a software virus, computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the website or the hardware or software of any person who accesses the website;
  • Upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any materials that the user does not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
  • Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on the website;
  • Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
  • Claim a relationship with or speak for any business, association, or other organization for which the user is not authorized to claim such a relationship;
  • Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
  • Post any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of another;
  • or Collect or store personal information about others.

Termination of Use

The Fripp Island Public Service District may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend user access and use of this website without notice for the violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use or for other conduct which the FIPSD, in its sole discretion, believes is unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of termination, the user will no longer be authorized to access the website, and the FIPSD will use whatever means possible to enforce this termination.

Non-FIPSD Websites

The Fripp Island Public Service District website is designed to provide users access to FIPSD departments, services, information and programs. This website contains links to other sites that provide additional information regarding government, related organizations or the community. The District is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites and encourages users, when leaving this site, to read the privacy policies of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


Users agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Fripp Island Public Service District and its employees from any liabilities and costs incurred by indemnified parties in connection with any claim arising from any breach by the user of these Terms and Conditions of Use, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs. Users agree to cooperate as fully as may be reasonably possible in the defense of any such claim. The FIPSD reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the user. Users in turn shall not settle any matter without the written consent of the FIPSD.

Altering Forms Warning

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website including unauthorized alterations to the wording of any online forms available on the site, are strictly prohibited. Alteration of the wording of downloadable or online forms renders the forms invalid. Unauthorized interference with the operations and functions of this website, by electronic or other means, is strictly prohibited. Any attempt to use any information, feature, or other aspect of the site to engage in criminal conduct will be vigorously prosecuted. Any unlawful actions may be subject to criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, and other criminal laws, and may also result in civil liability.

General Disclaimer Notice

The information and services within this website are provided and maintained for the convenience of the user by the Fripp Island Public Service District staff. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, document and related graphics published on this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographic errors. The Fripp Island Public Service District provides the information and services on this website without guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind. Use of and browsing in this website are at the sole risk of the user. In the case of any errors and discrepancies, including deadline dates for the submission of any materials, the official printed documents maintained at the FIPSD office will take precedence. Independent verification of all information on this website is strongly recommended. Under no circumstances will the Fripp Island Public Service District be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this website, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any damages.

Communications made through the electronic mail and/or messaging capabilities of this site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Fripp Island Public Service District or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives with respect to any application or existing or potential claim or cause of action against the FIPSD or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the FIPSD is required by any Federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.