Privacy Policy

PAPR respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to our web site, (referred to herein as the PAPR Site or Site). This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect through the Site, how we use that information, and what choices you have.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any companies or individuals that PAPR does not control, or any websites linked to or from the PAPR Site. You should use caution and review the privacy policies of any external websites that you visit from the PAPR Site.

By accessing the PAPR Site, you agree to accept its Terms & Conditions and acknowledge that its policies may change without notice.

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

As an optional service, you may supply Personally Identifiable Information (e.g., your name and contact information) so that PAPR might contact you in order to assist with evaluating requests and responding to inquiries.

How We Store Information We Collect

All other information is stored by PAPR inside databases. This information may be further organized or broken down into the following headings and categories, such as: title, URL of request, status of request, jurisdiction, agency, date submitted, date response was received, date request is due, days until request is due, date PAPR will follow-up with request, whether the request is currently embargoed, date the embargo extends until, price of the request if the government is charging, description of the request, whether the request is featured, whether special data should be displayed on the side of the request, the request’s government-provided tracking ID number, tags used to organize the request, and PAPR’s internal tracking ID. Metadata associated with every communication included as part of your request also shall be collected and stored. This may include the name of sender, name of receiver, data and time sent, whether it is to or from the user, whether the request uses HTML, the contents of the body of the message, whether that communication changed the status of the request, how many pages an attachment, a description of an attachment, and a copy of an attached file.

How we share information

Except as noted below, PAPR does not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties unless you give us your permission, or we need to share such information in order to provide the services you have requested.

We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information when required by law or under the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to conform to applicable law, comply with subpoenas, court orders or legal process served on PAPR, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, and to protect the property or interests of PAPR, its agents and employees, personal safety, or the public.

If we become part of another organization, including without limitation, by merger, change of control, sale of assets, or other acquisition, the acquiring organization will obtain and have access to the Personally Identifiable Information collected by PAPR and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personally Identifiable Information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we cease operation, your information may be transferred to and used by another company that offers similar or related products or services.

How Long Will We Store This Information

Due to the length of the typical public records process and the length of these documents' usefulness, we may store this information indefinitely. Should you no longer wish information from a request you filed through the site to be stored by PAPR, you must send a request via e-mail to Deletion requests will be fulfilled within 10 days of submission.

Security and Your Privacy Responsibilities

We keep the Personally Identifiable Information you provide on servers that are protected by technological means against intrusion and unauthorized access.

When you submit a request, we provide you with a unique request identifier. To the extent that you seek to maintain your anonymity, take precautions to safeguard this identifier.

Publicly Posted information

PAPR does not control, and is not responsible for, the use of any information or content that you have exposed to the public through your use of the PAPR Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy as we deem necessary or appropriate. We will post a notice of such changes on the PAPR Site. Unless otherwise provided, the revised terms will take effect on the date they are posted. Once such changes become effective, your continued use of the Site will signify your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, or any revised Privacy Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.


If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail to

Last modified on January 5, 2018

Our mission

PAPR is dedicated to shining a light on the actions of South Carolina public officials and agencies. Our mission is to promote public access to public records, as well as protect and strengthen the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act and other public disclosure laws that enable citizens to fully exercise their right to know how their government works on their behalf.

Contact Info

PO Box 626
Columbia, SC 29202