Privacy Statement

General

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services maintains this website. We are committed to protecting our visitors' privacy, and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of any personal information. This policy may be updated periodically.

Except for account numbers, most information received in the course of doing state business is a matter of public record and is subject to public inspection.

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

Cookies

There is a technology called "cookies" which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your computer. Some of the Department's web pages may use cookies to assist in your navigation of web based applications. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the opportunity to accept or reject it. If you choose not to accept the cookie, you may not be able to use these web applications, but you will still be able to browse the majority of the Department's website.

Spotlight Tags

The North Carolina State Fair website (www.ncstatefair.org) uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner, DoubleClick. These files enable DoubleClick to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. For more information about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy.

Links to Other Web Sites

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services website may contain links to other websites outside of the Department's. The Department is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.

 Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services privacy policy, please send an email to agrpolicy@ncagr.gov