Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit our website to browse, read pages, submit forms, or
download information, we automatically collect and store the following
<![endif]>The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our portal;
<![endif]>The date and time you access our site;
<![endif]>The pages you visit;
<![endif]>If you linked to this website from another website, the address
of that website.
<![endif]>IP addresses, which are numbers automatically assigned to a
computer when using the Internet;
<![endif]>The type of browser and operating system used to access the site;
<![endif]>The search terms used to get to the website, in addition to
search terms used in the site�s search engine;
<![endif]>The dates and times users access the site;
<![endif]>The type of device used to access the site;
<![endif]>How often users visit the site;
<![endif]>The pages users visit within the site; and
<![endif]>The links made to other websites through this site.
this information to help make the site more useful to visitors, to learn about
the number of visitors to the site and the types of technology visitors use.
The state uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect
the information listed above. The data is automatically sent to Google�s system
and the system immediately aggregates the data. Neither the North
Carolina nor Google ever have access to the specifics of your particular site visits. The staff can only see the
aggregate data from all users for a particular time period.
The state gathers this information to improve our websites and
has chosen to not share the aggregate data with Google. We may use the
aggregated data to share with our partners and contractors to help improve
Government records in North Carolina generally are public in nature.
The public policy of the State of North Carolina as established by the General
Assembly is to "provide that, as a general rule, the public would have
liberal access to public records."
The North Carolina Public Records Law states that public records
"shall mean all documents papers, letters, maps, books, photographs,
films, sound recordings, magnetic or other tapes, electronic data-processing
records, artifacts, or other documentary material, regardless of physical form
or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance in connection
with the transaction of public business by any agency of North Carolina or its
subdivisions." For information to be confidential, a specific provision
must be made in the law.
If you e-mail us and include personal information, we may use
that information in responding to your request. E-mail is not necessarily
secure or confidential. Send only the information that is necessary for us to
answer your question or process your request. The e-mail is subject to the
North Carolina Public Records Law.
A persistent cookie is generally defined as a piece of data that
is stored on the user's hard drive. We do not use persistent cookies on our
website or in our web applications.
Temporary or session cookies are used on all NC.Gov
web site pages. These cookies are stored in memory and are only available
during an active browser session. Session cookies are also used by some of the
applications deployed on our web site to temporarily save information entered
by a user as long as the user's browser is open. These
cookies do not collect personal information on users, and they are erased as
soon as you close your web browser. No personally identifiable information
about you is maintained as a result of a temporary or
You can configure your web browser to accept or decline cookies,
or to alert you when cookies are in use. You do not have to accept cookies from
us, but if you choose not to, some of the functions on our site may not be
available to you.
Links to Other Sites
Our site provides links to other websites. The privacy policies
described here do not necessarily apply to any external sites.
Read the privacy policies of other sites you visit. Be informed. You are the
person best qualified to protect your own privacy.
All information provided in this website is believed to be
accurate and reliable; however, the state of North Carolina assumes no
responsibility for the use of this information.