Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which State Archives of North Carolina Store collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://state-archives-of-north-carolina-store6.mybigcommerce.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by State Archives of North Carolina Store.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically 

When you visit our site, we may collect and store the following information:

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

How we use collected information

 The State Archives of North Carolina Store collects and uses users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
    We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To process transactions
    We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties.

Website Security

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Our site is also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for users.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our site that link to the other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that website\'s own terms and policies.

Email

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. 

Public Records Law

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.” We are compelled to disclose all public records upon request.

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 website or in our web applications.

Temporary or session cookies are used on all Division of Archives and Records website 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 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 you close your web browser. No personally identifiable information about you is maintained as a result of a temporary or session cookie.

Web browsers may be configured to accept or decline cookies, or to 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. To access or change the settings for cookies in most browsers, click on Tools, then Internet Options, then Privacy.

Links to Other Sites

Our site provides links to other websites. The privacy policies described here do not necessarily apply to any external sites.