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Privacy Policy


Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings (NCOAH) website. We will not collect personal information about you when you browse our website. Your personal information, including your e-mail address, will not be sold or shared with any other party except as permitted by law.

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time without notice.

Information Collected

When you visit our website, we automatically collect and store the following information:

  1. The name of the domain; for example, “”;
  2. An IP (Internet Protocol) address, which is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
  3. The type of browser and operating system you use to access the NCOAH site;
  4. The web pages you visit within the site and any form, publication or document that you download;
  5. The date and time you visit the site;
  6. The links made to other web sites through the NCOAH site.

We use this information to learn about the number of visitors to the site, the items of most and least interest to visitors, and system performance or problems in an effort to continually improve the site’s usefulness to the public.


E-mail is not a secure means of communication. Therefore, you should never send confidential information (e.g. Social Security numbers, tax account numbers) through e-mail. To protect your privacy, we will not send sensitive or confidential information to anyone in an e-mail. Also we will not use e-mail to request personal or financial information. 


For general website security purposes and to ensure that our site remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Use of our site constitutes consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to legal action.


A "persistent" cookie is generally defined as a piece of data that is stored on the user's hard drive. We do not use "persistent" cookies on our website or in our web applications.

"Temporary" or "session" cookies may be used on some NCOAH website pages. These cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active browser session.  These cookies do not collect personal information on users, and they are erased as soon as you close your web browser.  No personally identifiable information about you is maintained as a result of a temporary or session cookie. 

You can configure your web browser to accept or decline cookies, or to alert you when cookies are in use. You do not have to accept cookies from us, but if you choose not to, some of the functions on our site may not be available to you.

Links or References to Other Sites

You should be aware that other websites that you link to from our site may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of our Privacy Policy.

References or links on the North Carolina OAH website to any other website, process, or service, is for the information and convenience of our users, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.