Web Site Policies

Thank you for visiting this event web site administered by the University of North Carolina General Administration as part of the collaboration that makes NC College Application Month possible each year.  Here are some helpful facts about site privacy and security.

COOKIES and PIXEL TAGS

Some pages on this site may use “cookies”—small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.  Some parts of the site may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns, in order to determine the usefulness of the website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

Please note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

This website may also use “pixel tags,” also sometimes called web beacons or clear GIFs, in connection with some website pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about site usage, response rates and the effectiveness of outreach. A pixel tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel, which is ordinarily not visible to site visitors and may be associated with cookies on your hard drive. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies, the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit.

Information Collected, Stored, and Reviewed

Currently, the University of North Carolina General Administration utilizes computer hardware and software resources in the collection, storing and reviewing of the following information:

  1. General Web Traffic to include:
    1. Internet domains and IP address from which a visitor accesses our web site.
    2. Type of browser and operating system used to access our web site.
    3. Date and times of access to our site.
    4. Pages, files, directory structures visited per access.
    5. Referral domains (the web site address from which you received referrals or linked from).
  2. Voluntarily-Provided User Information to include personal contact information necessary to reply to comments and requests for information.

Web Site Security

This site operates within the University of North Carolina Greensboro technology infrastructure and adheres to all University security protocols including computer system software programs to monitor network traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, change and or otherwise cause damage. These attempts to cause damage could be subject to legal action based on North Carolina Statutes.

This statement may be updated periodically, and in the event of any such update the revised policy will be posted to the web site in a timely manner.