Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to NC Policy Watch (NCPW), a project of the North Carolina Justice Center. NCPW has provided this Privacy Statement as means of explaining our online information practices and the options you have in the way your information is collected and utilized when you view websites published by NCPW.

Notification of Change:

NCPW reserves the right to revise or change this policy at any time without notice. The NCPW Privacy Statement will be kept up-to-date and posted on the NCPW website.

Use of “Cookies”:

The NCPW website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and makes sure you don’t see the same material repeatedly.

Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive any cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse acceptance of cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent. If you choose to refuse cookies, it is likely that some areas of our Site may not function properly when you view them.


We protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified NCPW staff. Transmission of any data over the Internet is not 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we are not able to ensure or warrant the security of such information. To this end, Credit Card numbers may only be transmitted via Secure Socket Layer encryption (SSL), and are not stored on the NCPW Web server.

Other Websites:

Our Site contains links to websites not operated by NCPW. NCPW is not responsible for your experience at those sites. NCPW does encourage you to read and understand the privacy statements and policies of these outside sites as they may be different from ours.

Use of Data and Information Collected by NCPW:

NCPW collects IP addresses from all site visitors. IP addresses are collected automatically from your computer and are not linked to personally identifiable information but provide aggregate data. Also collected are any personal information provided by you when you register at this site. NCPW uses both the personal and aggregate data collected for multiple purposes. The data is used to improve the content of the website, to customize the content and/or layout of the Site for each individual user, and, if requested, to provide information services by email to the user. NCPW will never sell or disclose your personal information to an outside third party except if required to by law.

Information from Children:

Our Site is intended for adults only, and usage by children 13 and under is not intended. For that reason, we adhere to the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). (For more information, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s COPPA site at If we learn the user submitting information to our site is a child we delete that information immediately.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, or about this website please contact us:

By phone: 919-861-2067

By email: [email protected]

By mail:
NC Policy Watch
224 S. Dawson Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27601 USA