Thank you for visiting the Dare
personal information about you when you visit our website unless you
choose to provide that information to us.
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:
Information collected and stored automatically
If all you do during your visit is browse through the website, read pages,
or download information, we will gather and store certain information
about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you
personally. Only the following information is automatically collected and
stored about your visit:
- The Internet domain (for example,
"xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access
account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a
university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number
that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are
surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
- The type of browser and operating
system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to help us make the site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number
of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We
do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If you send us personal information
- If you choose to provide us with personal information -- by filling out a
form with your personal information and submitting it to us through the
website -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help
us get you the information you have requested. We only share the
information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry
relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Dare
County does not collect information for commercial marketing.
- As a general rule, the County does not disclose any personally
identifiable information collected online except where you have given us
permission, or where the information is requested to be disclosed and is
public information under the State of North Carolina
statutes or other applicable laws.
- You may decline
participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or
emails). Your choice to not participate will have no effect on your
ability to access information on the County's web sites.
- To better serve you, we occasionally use "cookies" to customize
your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web
browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the
web sites. Cookies created on your computer by using our web sites do not
contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your
privacy or security. We use the cookie feature to store a randomly
generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or
delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of
a number of widely available methods.
Your choice to refuse the cookie will not inhibit your access to any of
the information available on the County web site.
Your acceptance of the cookie will serve to provide you with additional
functionality in choosing the information you wish to view on a regular
- In certain instances, you will have the opportunity to receive or create a
password to access or submit personal information. You should not divulge
your password to anyone and the County will never ask you for your
password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished
with those applications that are password protected, you should exit the
- For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains
available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial
software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made
to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used
for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in
accordance with State guidelines for records management and retention.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are
strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and
Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection
- The Dare County Information Technology Department
provides links to many web sites that are not controlled, maintained,
regulated by Dare County
any organization affiliated with Dare County, and as such Dare County is
not responsible for the content of those web sites. Use of information
obtained from those web sites is voluntary, and reliance on that
information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its
accuracy. Reference at those web sites to any specific commercial
product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does
not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Dare County.
Links to other web sites
- The website has links to many other governmental agencies. In some cases
we link to private organizations. Once you link to another site, you are
The Dare County Information Technology Department,
in its sole discretion, will determine whether the external web site meets
the purpose of this web portal
or for the specified informational
purposes. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external web site is not
intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced
on the linked web site, the organizations sponsoring said web site, or any
views that might be expressed or referenced in the web site.
Hypertext links to
external web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole
discretion of the Dare County Information Technology Department,
at any time without notice.
In the event you
discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy,
timeliness or completeness of a linked external web site, please contact
the organization responsible for the linked external web site -- the Dare County Information Technology Department
does not control nor is it responsible for any linked external web sites,
pages, or content.
Downloads and Plug ins
- The Dare County Information Technology Department
provides content in several formats that require plug-ins, or separate
browser components, to properly view. All required plug-ins are free
to use. If your browser or assistive technology can not view the
content using the plug-in, please contact Information Technology for an
alternate version of the content.
The Plug-ins used are:
Microsoft Word Reader
Microsoft PowerPoint Reader
- We welcome your comments and invite you to contact us if you have any questions or
concerns by contacting us:
Dare County Information Technology Department
ATTN: Cheryl Johnson
PO Box 1000
Manteo NC 27954