Privacy Policy

Updated September 7, 2017

The North Carolina Coalition for Fiscal Health (“NCCFH”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information that you share with us.  This Privacy Policy explains how we handle personal information collected when you use our website (, on our mobile application, or on any platform or application or in any format now known or later developed by us (“Website”).

Information We Collect and How We Use It

What information we collect

The information we collect may include your first and last name, username, e-mail address, password to access your account on the Website, physical address, device IP address, phone number, educational and job history, and your interactive activity with our Website and any content contained within the Website.  Such interactive activity may include, without limitation, your responding to content or prompts on the Website, your submitting of a story related content [add link to story submission portal], your connecting with elected officials through communications platforms originating on the Website, or any content or information you may post or provide to us (including photos or videos and any data, such as time, location and date, embedded in such content).  We may use this information to respond to your inquiries and requests, to deliver alerts and other information you request, to provide services to you, to collect additional information from you, to analyze website usage and improve our website, and to personalize content.  We also may share certain information with third parties as described below in “How We Share Information.”

How we collect your information

We collect personal information that you provide to us in various ways – for example, when you register as a user of the Website, when you sign up to receive alerts or other notifications, when you request information from us, when you participate in any interactive activity on the Website (which may include, without limitation, responding to content on the Website, submitting a story or related content, connecting with elected leaders through communications platforms originating on the Website, or posting content to the Website), or when you are otherwise prompted to provide personal information while using the Website.

Registering and Logging In Through Facebook or Twitter

You may register with the Website, or log in to the Website, using your Facebook or Twitter profile.  If you register or log in using Facebook or Twitter, we may receive information from your Facebook or Twitter profile that is publicly available.  You are responsible for managing your privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter.

We do not need—and we will not ask for—your social security number or financial account information, and you should not provide that information to us.

Please see our Website Terms of Use for additional information regarding your use of the Website.

Tracking Policy

Cookies, pixels and related technologies are data components stored on the user’s computer or other digital platform tied to information about the user.  This Website may use cookies, pixels and related technologies to deliver content specific to your interests, analyze how visitors interact with our Website, analyze user browsing and navigation patterns, and for other purposes.  You are not required to accept cookies to use this Website.  However, if you elect not to accept cookies, certain functionalities of this website may not work as effectively.

Our Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies and/or pixels to analyze how users use our Website. We review aggregated data provided to us through Google Analytics to analyze website usage and improve our website. Google Analytics has its own privacy policy, which is located here. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes described here and in the Google Analytics privacy policy.

California Users

The Website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Story Submissions

NCCFH invites users to submit a story, statement or account (“Story”) in connection with its “Share Your Story” portal.  We may also follow up with you to collect additional information through an interview or other communications with you, including but not limited to any oral, written, audio, video, photographic, or digital content or material that I am providing, have provided, or may provide in the future to NCCFH relating to the Story (“Submitted Material”), and your picture(s), likeness, image(s), silhouette(s), voice, performance(s), actions, name, biographical information, personal characteristics, or any other interests with respect to my privacy or publicity rights (collectively, “Likeness”)  The Story, Submitted Material, Likeness may be shared with third parties, publicly distributed or otherwise made publicly available by NCCFH, including but not limited to in connection with certain audiovisual recordings, sound recordings, podcasts, printed materials, photographs, video or digital recordings, promotional materials, or other works taken or made by or on behalf of NCCFH (such recordings, individually and collectively, the “Coalition Works”).  You also agree to the Consent, Grant of Rights, and Release [link] governing your submission of the Story and Submitted Material.

How We Share Information

NCCFH may share certain information about you with third parties in the following circumstances:

  • To assist NCCFH in providing services or managing content through the Website, including but not limited to information technology and web hosting firms, data security firms, content service providers, and communications providers that connect Website users to public officials or other third parties.
  • NCCFS may share your name, contact information, and marketing and communications preferences with BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina;
  • Your Story, Submitted Material, and/or Likeness may be shared with third parties and may be publicly distributed or otherwise made publicly available, including both as part of the Coalition Works or as separate components.
  • To comply with a law, regulation, or other governmental request, for example, to comply with subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or requests by law enforcement or governmental entities;
  • To investigate or defend against third-party claims against us;
  • To detect, prevent, or investigate fraud or other illegal activity or to enforce our Website Terms of Use;
  • To repair or resolve technical issues in the operation of this Website;
  • To respond to a request by you to disclose the information, including your requests to allow access to your account and personal information by third-parties designated by you;
  • With your knowledge and consent; and
  • To address emergencies or acts of God.
  • As an asset of the business in the event of a sale, merger, or other business combination or transfer involving NCCFH.

We may also collect and report to third parties aggregated information from our Website or information relating to your use of our Website, including communications and advocacy platforms.

Links to Third Party Sites

This Website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to personal information collected by this Website. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website.  If you provide information to us through our social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, the collection of information over those platforms is governed by the social media site and not by this Privacy Policy.  You can find the privacy policies for Facebook, Twitter here and here.

Security of Personal Information

NCCFH takes the security of your personal information seriously. We implement commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration, and destruction of personal information collected through this website.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee that your personal information will never be accessed by an unauthorized party or otherwise breached.

Retention of Personal Information

We will retain your personal information for as long as we deem reasonably necessary or desirable, unless a different retention period is required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.  We reserve the right to delete or destroy any information collected, including personal information, at any time.

Not Directed to Children Under 18

This website is targeted at adults over the age of 18.  Only those users over the age of 18 at the time of account set up are permitted to create an account and use the Website.  By registering a NCCFH account and by using the Website, you represent and warrant that you are more than 18 years of age and that you are fully able and competent to accept this Privacy Policy and the Website Terms of Use.

Users Outside the United States

This Website is not targeted at users outside the United States. If a non-U.S. resident or a user in a location outside the U.S. elects to create an NCCFH account and use the Website, that user consents to the transfer of his or her data to the U.S. and the collection, use, processing, storage, sharing, retention and deletion of his or her personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and agrees to the Terms of Use.  Do not create an account or use this Website if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Access to Your Personal Information and How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to correct, update, amend, or delete/remove personal information that you have provided to us, you may contact us by email at:

By registering as a user on the Website, you agree to receive certain notices and communications from us from time to time.  You may choose to stop receiving our newsletters, alerts, or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you may contact us at

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update or change our privacy practices and this Privacy Policy from time to time.  If we update the Privacy Policy in a material manner, we will publish an announcement on the Website.   The date at the top of this Privacy Policy reflects the date of the most recent update.