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Historical markers are great ways to explore a place—if, of course, you know the people, places, and events mentioned on them. Our new app ExploreSC combines an interactive map of over 4,000 historical markers throughout South Carolina with the reliable content of the digital South Carolina Encyclopedia to help explain and provide context for the information on our state's historical markers. ExploreSC provides students, educators, tourists, and residents with a historically-informed, interactive way to explore the Palmetto State!

About ExploreSC

Integrating with your device's mapping app, you'll be able to navigate to even the most off-the-beaten-path markers to discover the richness of historical sites in South Carolina--and you can curate a list of favorites to create your own personal library of South Carolina historical sites.

Tapping links on any marker's page within the app sends you to appropriate entries within the South Carolina Encyclopedia, providing users with reliable, approachable information about the people, places, and events that make up the state's rich story.

Photographs of markers and monuments record their placement within the state's landscape, creating opportunities for reflection, remembrance, and conversation if and when they go missing, are damaged, or are removed.

The University of South Carolina (USC) is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. In particular, USC does not re-distribute or sell personally identifiable information collected on our web servers. 

Information Collected:  This document is used to inform users regarding policies pertaining to the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information via ExploreSC application (app). If you choose to use this app, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. We collect an anonymous unique device identifier that is tied to the user’s IP address when connecting to the server. We use this identifier and associated metadata for crash reporting, performance reporting, and prevention of certain server-side attacks (like denial of service). This device identifier is re-generated any time the user deletes and re-installs the app, if the user changes phones, and/or if the application decides a new identifier is needed for privacy.

This Privacy Statement does not apply to other USC web sites or apps. You should review the privacy statement posted on other USC web sites and apps if you access them. 

Privacy Statement Revisions: This Privacy Statement was last revised on September 30, 2021. The USC may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. USC encourages you to review this Privacy Statement each time you use the app.

Responsibility for External Sites: This app may contain links to other web sites. Some of those web sites may be operated by third parties. These links are for your convenience, but USC does not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of web sites operated by third parties.

USC is not responsible for the performance of web sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. USC recommends that you review each third party web site's privacy policy before you proceed.

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