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North Carolina Department of Commerce Privacy Policy

The North Carolina Department of Commerce is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personal information (name, address, telephone number, etc.) you may share with us. That is why the Department of Commerce has established this privacy policy, so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your information. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

Note that any information you elect to submit to the Department of Commerce via the Web (for example to provide a mailing address that we can use to send you information) WILL NOT be shared with or sold to any other agency or corporation unless otherwise stated prior to entry of information.

The majority of the Department's Web pages are accessible without providing any personal information. We track the Internet address of the domains from which people visit us, track where people link from to our site, where they exit from and how they flow through the site. The Department analyzes this data for trends, site composition and organization, and statistics, but the individual user remains anonymous.

This privacy policy covers the following Department Web addresses (URLs):

There is a technology called "cookies" which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your computer. Some of the Department of Commerce Web pages use cookies to assist in your navigation of Web based applications like (North Carolina trip planner) and (North Carolina Industrial Multiple Listing Service). You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. If you choose not to accept the cookie, you will not be able to use these Web applications, but you will still be able to browse the majority of the Department’s Web site.

Personal Information
In general, you can visit the Department of Commerce without providing any personal information. However, from time to time, you may request the Department to mail information concerning your interests. In order to fulfill this request, the Department will ask for your name and address. The Department’s Web site will always let you know before collecting personal information and give you the option to decide whether you want to provide the information or not.

Also, from time to time, you may request to purchase information, products and/or services that the Department of Commerce offers for sale. All Department of Commerce credit card transactions are provided using proven secure transaction technologies. Credit card information is only retained long enough to complete the transaction. Once the transaction is completed, any fields storing credit card information are cleared.

Links to Other Web Sites
The North Carolina Department of Commerce Web site contains links to other Web sites. The Department is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, you can contact us at