Welcome to the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NCBOP) Web site. The following policy applies only to the use of the NCBOP Web site. Other Web sites operated by other state agencies have different policies. We strongly suggest that you read the privacy policies for each website that you visit, and any external site that you visit through a link appearing at this site.
A Privacy Partnership
Your privacy with respect to the use of this Web site results from a partnership between the NCBOP and you, the user. At this Web site, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that we receive thought his Web site is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Act, N.C.G.S. Chapter 132, we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that you provide to us through this site may be made available to members of the public under that law. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy partnership with the NCBOP by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this site.
Personally Identifiable Information
We use the term "personally identifiable information" to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
This site collects voluntary information from you through the e-mails and on-line license, registration, or permit applications (original and renewal) that you send through this site. E-mails and applications sent by you to this site will contain personally identifiable information.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site
This site does not collect "cookies”, but does collect and store indefinitely your Internet Protocol ("IP")address, which does not identify you as an individual, as well as information about the date and time of your visit, whether a file requested from your website exists, and how many "bytes" of information were transmitted to your website over the Web from this site. We use your IP address to assess the frequency of visits to this site and the popularity of its various pages and functions. We will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to us with your IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so would provide information that is relevant and material to an investigation or a violation or law or unless required to do so by court order or other legal process.
Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us through this website, its dissemination is governed by North Carolina Public Records Act. For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request. There are other Federal and State laws and regulations which govern the dissemination of personal information related to people seeking or receiving services through NCBOP.
In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed to NCBOP employees or officials with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. They will only use the information to answer your questions, respond to any requests for assistance, and fulfill NCBOP legal obligations. Where appropriate, we may provide the information submitted by you to the person or company that is the subject of your inquiry, or to a government agency responsible for the matters referred to in your communication.
Your Access and Opportunity to Correct
The North Carolina Public Records Act provides you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, please consult the text of that statute.
Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this Web site. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use 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 attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
Contact Information: For questions about your privacy while using this Web site, please contact Kristin Moore at the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
An "Internet Protocol Address" or "IP Address" is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed to us might identify the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or a server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable information.