Thank you for visiting the Onslow County web site. Our web site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for you to interact with the County government, obtain information, and implement the principals of open government. Your confidence and trust are important to us and we are committed to preserving your privacy.
This policy describes privacy practices regarding information collected from and by the Onslow County web site. It contains information about data collection and how that information is used. This policy applies only to the official Onslow County web site.
Automatic Collection of Certain Information
While the County's web server maintains logs of user activity to help it manage the web site, information stored in the server or in cookies does not identify visitors personally. The web server may store general information such as domain name, the IP address from which the visitor accessed the site, the type of browser and operating system used, the date and time the site was accessed, the pages visited, and the address of the site from which the visitor may have linked to the Onslow County web site. The County will not sell any information collected or given to it over its web site.
The County's uses this information to learn how many visitors its has, where the visitors come from, which parts of the web site are of most interest to visitors, and other facts that will help the County improve its web site and the services it offers.
Onslow County is governed by the North Carolina public records laws. E-mail messages sent to a County electronic mail address automatically enter into the County's electronic email system and thereby immediately become public documents. This means that information the County receives online by email may be disclosed to any person making a public records request, unless the record is exempted from disclosure. Only very narrowly defined types of information are exempt from disclosure as public records. Consequently, it is always prudent to draft electronic correspondence with the understanding that it could be disclosed as a public record to any third person.