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12.1 Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., solely for purposes associated with the Technician Verifiable Training Course and Exam as requested by
the South Carolina Pest Control Association and the South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation.
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17. General Provisions
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