The Johnston County Board of Elections is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Board of Elections web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Board of Elections website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Be aware that information you submit to the Johnston County Board of Elections via this web site may be legally deemed public information under the laws of the State of North Carolina. In some cases, we may be required to disclose such information to third parties in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
We collect and store statistical information that tracks the usage of our web site. This includes, but is not limited to, the number of visitors to the site, the specific areas they visit, the name and domain of the host from which a user accesses the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a user's computer, and the user's browser software/operating system. This information does not personally identify a user.
From time to time, we may set and access "cookies" on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
By sending us an e-mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., your name, address, e-mail address, etc.). This information may be disclosed to others in accordance with the public records law and other legal requirements. We may store this information in order to respond to the request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your e-mail. If you choose not to provide us with your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to respond to or investigate the issue about which you contacted us.
E-mail is not necessarily secure against interception and may be subject to public information disclosure requirements.
The Board of Elections may ask visitors who request certain specific information to fill out an online form. For example, if you are applying for employment by using an online form, you will be asked to provide your name, address and other personal data. From time to time, other information may be collected through questionnaires, feedback forms or other means that enable us to determine a user's interests and needs, help us improve our web site, or for other purposes.
Board of Elections may collect and use your personal information to deliver the services you have requested. Board of Elections may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of polling place changes and other pertinent information.
Board of Elections, from time to time, may contact you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to a third party. In addition, Board of Elections may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Board of Elections, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Board of Elections does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race or religion.
Board of Elections may track the web sites and pages our customers visit within the Board of Elections web site, in order to determine what Board of Elections services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within Board of Elections to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Board of Elections will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Board of Elections or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Board of Elections; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Board of Elections, or the public.
Board of Elections secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Board of Elections secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
The Board of Elections web site does not use "cookies." A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
Board of Elections will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Board of Elections encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Board of Elections is protecting your information.
Board of Elections welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Board of Elections has not adhered to this statement, please contact Board of Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.