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 information:
- The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our portal;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit;
- If you linked to this website from another website, the address of that website.
- IP addresses, which are numbers automatically assigned to a computer when using the Internet;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access the site;
- The search terms used to get to the website, in addition to search terms used in the site’s search engine;
- The dates and times users access the site;
- The type of device used to access the site;
- How often users visit the site;
- The pages users visit within the site; and
- The links made to other websites through this site.
What do we use your information for?
We use 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.
We use Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information listed above. We gather 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 visitor experiences.
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. One exception to the North Carolina Public Record Law relates to protected health information that would be entered during registration. We do not share any protected health information during class registration without written consent of the registrant.
If you email us and include personal information, we may use that information in responding to your request. Email is not necessarily secure or confidential. Send only the information that is necessary for us to answer your question or process your request. The email is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law.
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Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Read the privacy policies of other sites you visit. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Interaction with Children Online
The State is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under age 13. If a State agency website intends to collect information from children under 13 years old, COPPA-required information and instructions will be provided by the specific web page that collects information about the child. The web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
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.
This policy was last modified on October 30, 2017.
Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch, DHHS, 1915 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1915