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
- 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
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
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
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
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.