Disclaimer and Privacy Statement

Disclaimer

Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the State Library of North Carolina and the State of North Carolina do not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. Under no circumstances shall the State Library of North Carolina or the State of North Carolina be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source nor shall the State be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.

Links to third party sites or products should not imply endorsement of those sites or products.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit our site, we may collect and store the following information:
1. The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our site;
2. The date and time you access our site;
3. The pages you visit; and
4. If you linked to us from another site, the address of that site.

The State Library of North Carolina uses 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.

Website Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Email

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.

Public Records Law

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.” We are compelled to disclose all public records upon request.

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 State Library of North Carolina 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.

Web browsers may be configured 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. To access or change the settings for cookies in most browsers, click on Tools, then Internet Options, then Privacy.

Links to Other Sites

Our site provides links to other websites. The privacy policies described here do not necessarily apply to any external sites.