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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) website. This statement sets forth the information that is collected from you during your visit as well as the use of that information. This statement addresses the following:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Public Disclosure
Website Security
Cookies
Disclaimer
Links to Other Sites

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit the ITS website to browse, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information:

  1. The Internet domain and IP address used to access the site;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access the site;
  3. The date and time the site was accessed; and,
  4. The pages accessed.

We use this information to help make the site more useful to visitors—to learn about the number of visitors and the types of technology visitors use.

Website Security

Physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards are in place to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to preserve data integrity, and to ensure the appropriate use of information you may provide through email. At the same time, it is possible that a security breach may occur.

For general website security purposes and to ensure that our site remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify both authorized and unauthorized attempts. This monitoring is related, in part, to attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Use of our site constitutes consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to legal action.

Public Disclosure

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.

Email

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.

Cookies

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 ITS website 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 website 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 session cookie.

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.

Disclaimer

We take great care to provide secure, accurate, and complete information for this service.

At the same time, the State of North Carolina, including the North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services and its employees or agents, shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information on this site, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of those materials.

The materials and information provided on this website are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.

Links to Other Sites

Our site provides links to other websites. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services. Furthermore, the privacy policies described here do not necessarily apply to any external sites. Read the privacy policies of other sites you visit.


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