This privacy statement for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s website, NCDOT.gov, sets forth the information that is collected from you during your visit, as well as how that information is used.
If you have questions, please send a message.
Information Collected & Stored Automatically
When you visit NCDOT.gov to browse, read webpages or download information, the N.C. Department of Transportation automatically collects and stores only the following information:
- The Internet domain and IP address from which you access the website
- The date and time you access the site
- The webpages you visit on this site
- If you linked to the site from another website, the address of that website
NCDOT uses this information to help make the website more useful to visitors by learning how many visitors access the site and the types of technology they use.
Physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are in place to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, preserve data integrity and 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 this website remains available to all users, the N.C. Department of Transportation employs 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 this website constitutes consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and subject to legal action.
Government records in North Carolina are generally public in nature. The public policy of the state of North Carolina, as established by the N.C. 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 send an email and include personal information, the N.C. Department of Transportation may use that information in responding to your request. Email is not necessarily secure or confidential. Send only information that is necessary to answer your question or process your request. The email is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law.
Any personal information you send via any of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s social media sites is not necessarily secure or confidential.
Additionally, communication through all NCDOT social media sites is considered public record under the North Carolina Public Records Law and is managed as such.
All comments or posts made to NCDOT agency account walls, forums or pages are public, not private. This means that both the posts of the employee administrator and any feedback by other employees or non-employees, including citizens, is part of the public record.
Private messages that account administrators receive are treated as constituent emails and therefore, as public records.
A “persistent” cookie is generally defined as a piece of data that is stored on the user’s hard drive. The N.C. Department of Transportation does not use “persistent” cookies on this website or in its web applications.
“Temporary” – or “session” – cookies are used on all NCDOT.gov webpages. 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 this 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 users close their web browsers. 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 alert you when cookies are in use. You do not have to accept cookies from NCDOT.gov, but if you choose not to, some of the functions on this website may not be available to you.
The N.C. Department of Transportation takes great care to provide secure, accurate and complete information for this service.
At the same time, the State of North Carolina, including NCDOT 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 site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.
Links to Other Websites
This website 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.
Last updated Jun. 7, 2019