Thank you for visiting the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) Web site and for reviewing the privacy statement, which sets forth the information that is collected from you during your visit, as well as how that information is used. If you have questions about our privacy statement please Contact Us.

The statement addresses the following:

  • Information collected and stored automatically;
  • Public disclosure;
  • Web site security;
  • Cookies;
  • Disclaimer; and
  • Links to other sites.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit the DOT Web site to browse, read pages or download information, we automatically collect and store only the following information:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access the site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to the site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

We use this information to help make the site more useful to visitors by learning how many visitors access the site and the types of technology they use.

Web Site Security

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 e-mail. At the same time, it is possible that a security breach may occur.

For general Web site 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 Web site are strictly prohibited and 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.

E-mail

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.

Social Media

Posts to all of NCDOT’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in connection with the transaction of public business, are subject to the N.C. Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

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 Web site or in our Web applications.

"Temporary" or "session" cookies are used on all DOT Web site 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 Web site 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 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 N.C. Department of Transportation 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 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 Web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.

Links to Other Sites

Our site provides links to other Web sites. 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.