Information obtained on www.co.pickens.sc.us is the same information that can be acquired through usual in-office transactions in government buildings, such as the courthouse, and is governed by the same state and federal laws that cover such visits.
The purpose of this statement is to inform users of this site that personal information is contained within. Nothing herein should be construed to create, nor does it create, any new or different rights than those available under existing state and federal laws.
For purposes of this statement, "personal information" refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. "Personal information" includes names, addresses, real estate and vehicle tax information, and any other piece of information that can be directly correlated to any one individual.
The State of South Carolina creates laws to ensure an open government in which the public has the right to access appropriate records and information possessed by a government agency. At the same time, certain exceptions, authorized by both state and federal laws, exist to maintain citizens' privacy. Information contained on www.co.pickens.sc.us is subject to inspection and copying by the public, just as in public records found in government buildings. In the event that there is a violation on www.co.pickens.sc.us of any state or federal law, appropriate action will be taken to resolve the violation. In all cases, state and federal law dictates proper availability of information. Information presented on www.co.pickens.sc.us is collected, organized, and provided for the convenience of the user. No person or private entity shall knowingly obtain or use any personal information obtained from www.co.pickens.sc.us for commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State.
Neither Pickens County nor any agency, officer, elected official or employee of the County warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information on this website and shall not be liable for any losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information, including, but not limited to, incidental and consequential damages. This publication is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. The County maintains all immunities as provided in the S.C. Tort Claims Act.
Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity who relies on any information obtained from this website does so at his or her own risk. In addition, nothing contained within this website is an official record of the County or the elected officials responsible therefore. All official public records of the County and the offices of countywide elected officials are on file in their respective offices and may be reviewed at those offices.
All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts or other information disclosed or offered to the County by this site or in response to solicitations in this site shall remain the property of the County. No comments shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of the County, and the County shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any comments. Without limitation of the foregoing, the County shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the comments of every kind and nature throughout the world and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the comments for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the comments.
The www.co.pickens.sc.us site includes hyperlinks to other sites on the Internet World Wide Web that are not controlled, sponsored or endorsed by the County. We have included these links to give you access to other organizations with expertise that may be of value as an educational or reference tool or because they may be related to the mission of the County. The County takes no responsibility for the views, content or accuracy of this information nor do we endorse any content or products that may be advertised or noted on these hyperlinked web sites.
The links contained within this site will let you leave the www.co.pickens.sc.us site. These linked sites are not under the control of the Pickens County Government. The County is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The County has sole discretion to include or exclude all links that we deem beneficial to the site. Pickens County Government is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Pickens County Government of the site.
Email addresses obtained are subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of the State's Freedom of Information Act and other applicable sections of the South Carolina Code of Laws and/or federal law.
By using www.co.pickens.sc.us, the user acknowledges and agrees to be bound by the terms of the above disclaimer. If for some reason you believe Pickens County Online has not adhered to these policies, please notify us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to determine and correct the problem promptly.