Privacy Policy

Last Updated April 4, 2022

Your privacy is important to us, and we take it seriously. We provide this Privacy Policy to explain how Lexington County Sheriff’s Department (“LCSD,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and discloses your information. 

What This Policy Covers
This Privacy Policy applies to and all related websites and subdomains (our “Website”), related our operations and our services. 

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect online, including information you provide to us and information collected automatically. Our Website may contain links to other websites that we do not operate or control. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the information practices of any third-party whose website may be accessible through our Website, or to any third-party websites on which we advertise. 

This Privacy Policy is incorporated in our Terms of Use, which govern the use of our Website. You can review our Terms of Use here.

Information We Collect

Information You Provide To Us
We collect information you provide directly to us, such as when you fill out a form, send us an email, or request information. We may use information you provide to us for any of the following purposes:

  • To tell you about employment opportunities 
  • To tell you about our policies, duties and services
  • To refer you to a third party (NeoGov) that handles LCSD employment application and related information

Prospective Applicants
You may express interest through our Website, either in response to a job posting or as a general submission. When you do so, we ask you to provide certain personally identifying information (including your name, email address, and telephone number) so we can contact you about employment opportunities. Your identifying info will be securely stored online and transmitted to one of our recruiters, who will review your details. 

Do not include sensitive personal information. Sensitive personal information includes:

  • Unique identifying number, like your Social Security number or driver’s license;
  • financial account numbers, like a bank account or credit/debit card, when combined with a password or access code;
  • Genetic information or biometric data;
  • Information about your racial or ethnic origin, religious or political beliefs, or union membership.  

Information We Collect Automatically
You can browse our Website without telling us who you are or revealing your personally identifying information. Like most companies, we automatically collect certain information from all visitors to our Website. Information collected may include your IP address or other unique device identifier; your web browser and operating system; the date and time of your visit; the pages from which you navigate to and from our Website or the search terms that lead you to our Website; and the pages on our Website you visit and how long you stay on each page. 

Information Collected by Third Parties
As you navigate our Website, please be aware that third parties may be able to gather information from and about you. For example, companies offering services or products through links on our Website may use “cookies” to collect and use information about you and may collect information that you submit. In these cases, those third parties will use such information in accordance with their own privacy policies.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of our website. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site.  

We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. 

More information about Google Analytics is available here. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by downloading an add-on to your browser here

Facebook/Meta Pixel 
We use Meta Pixel to ensure our ads are shown to the right people and to measure the results of those efforts. The Meta Pixel is a piece of code on the website that enables the measurement of advertising effectiveness by understanding the actions people take on a website.


  • Find new people who have visited a specific page or taken a desired action on your website.
  • Understand the impact of ads by measuring what happens when people see them.

More information about Meta Pixel is available here

How We Use Your Information
We will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. However, we may use information that you provide to us or that we collect automatically for various business or commercial purposes, including:

  • To administer, operate, and improve our Website and services;
  • To respond to an email, inquiry, or request sent by you;
  • To send periodic emails providing you with information you request or that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such communications at any time by following the instructions in each communication; 
  • To enable trusted third-party service providers to help us provide, improve, protect, or promote our Website or services;
  • To prevent fraud and to ensure the safety and security of our Website;
  • To comply with a legal obligation, such as responding to a subpoena or a court order, or to protect our rights.

Information for California Residents
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights with respect to LCSD’s use and disclosure of your personal information. As described in this Privacy Policy, we collect certain personal information from you that you provide to us or that we collect automatically from visitors to our Website. We do not “sell” your personal information, as that term is defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). We use your personal information only for our business or commercial purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as directed by you to intentionally disclose your personal information to our client companies for purposes of obtaining employment. As a California resident, you have the right to request:

  • Information about the personal information we have collected, used, and disclosed about you over the previous 12 months. This includes:
  • the categories of personal information collected
  • the categories of sources from which your personal information was collected; 
  • the business or commercial purposes for which we collect your personal information;
  • the categories of your personal information disclosed for a business or commercial purpose
  • the categories of third parties to which we have disclosed your personal information
  • The specific personal information we have collected about you over the previous 12 month period.
  • To have your Personal Data deleted.

You may submit a request under the CCPA by emailing or U.S. Mail to:

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
Attn: General Counsel
521 Gibson Road
Lexington, South Carolina 29072

If we receive a request from you or your authorized representative and we determine the CCPA applies, we will then take steps to verify your identity prior to responding. These steps may vary based on our relationship with you. At minimum we will confirm and match the identifying information in your request with the information in our records. We also may contact you through previously used channels or information in our records to confirm that you submitted the request.

We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your rights under California law, either by offering you different services or by providing a different level or quality of services. You should be aware, however, that your consent to collect, use, and disclose your personal information is required in order to provide our services. If you exercise your right to have your personal information deleted, we will not be able to provide services to you.

Children’s Information
Our Website is not directed to children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 16, either directly or via any other website or online service. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases. 

Like virtually all websites, we use “cookies” and similar technologies (such as web beacons and pixels). A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website, enabling the website provider to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to improve your access to our Website. Cookies also help us identify the interests of visitors to our Website so we can provide more customized content. Cookies can also be used to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information. 

Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and give you an opportunity to reject them. You should be aware that refusing cookies may inhibit or preclude your use of our Website. You can learn more about cookies here

“Do Not Track”
“Do Not Track” (DNT) is a setting available in most web browsers setting that asks a web application to disable its tracking of an individual user. There is currently no consensus on how companies should respond to DNT signals. At this time, we do not respond to DNT signals. You can learn more about DNT here.

How We Protect Your Information
We have adopted reasonable and appropriate physical and electronic safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, or modification. Unfortunately, no data transmitted or accessible over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant your information will be completely secure from loss, whether due to inadvertence, acts of malicious outsiders, or a failure of hardware or software. 

Changes to this Policy
We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically check this page to stay informed about how we collect, use, and disclose your information.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or our data collection practices, please contact us as follows:

General Counsel 
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
521 Gibson Road
Lexington, South Carolina 29072