Secretary of State Disclaimer
Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the Secretary of State does not certify the authenticity of information herein that originates from third parties. The Secretary of State shall under no circumstances be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source or any other consequences from any such reliance.
This website is hosted by the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. We are committed to maintaining our visitors’ privacy, and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of any personal information (name, address, telephone number, etc.) you provide to us. This policy may be updated periodically.
Any information you submit to the Department of the Secretary of State over the Internet, including mailing addresses or email addresses, may be subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, Chapter 132 of the North Carolina General Statutes. However, account numbers for electronic payments are not subject to disclosure under the Act.
The majority of the Department's web pages are accessible without providing any personal information. We may track the Internet address of the domains from which people visit us, the link from which people link to our site, where they exit from, and how they flow through the site. The Department may analyze this data for trends, site composition and organization, and statistics, but the individual user remains anonymous.
If you submit a request to purchase information, products, and/or services, that the Department offers for sale, all Department credit card transactions are provided using proven secure transaction technologies. Credit card information is only retained for sufficient time to insure successful completion of the requested transaction.
The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State website may contain links to other websites outside of the Department’s. The Department is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.