Thank you for visiting the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina’s (EDPNC) website.

EDPNC is committed to protecting your privacy on this website.

We collect personal information from our visitors on a voluntary basis only. Personal information may include name, address, phone number, email address and other relevant data. We do not require this personal information to obtain access to most of our site.

This privacy policy only applies to web pages on the website, not any linked pages operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses.

This policy addresses collection, use, security, and access to information that may be obtained through use of the EDPNC website. EDPNC reserves the right to amend this policy at any time without notice.


We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, analyze site traffic, personalize content, and serve targeted advertisements. If you continue to use this site, you consent to the use of cookies.

Data We Collect

We collect the minimum amount of information needed to provide services and offer you the best experience. If you do nothing during your visit to the EDPNC website except browse and download information, the following information about your visit may be collected and stored:

  1. The domain and IP address from which you accessed our site
  2. The type of device, browser and operating system you used
  3. The date and time you visited this site
  4. The pages you visited
  5. If you linked from another website, the address of that website

Data usage

This information is used to improve the content of our web service and help us understand how our pages are being used. We regularly analyze this information to improve the value of the materials available on our site.

If you send an e-mail message, subscribe to a newsletter or submit a contact form, we will collect the e-mail address and the contents of the message which you supplied, including audio, video, and graphic information formats you send. We use this information to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you have raised, to further improve our web site, or to forward your message to another agency for appropriate action.

Retention of Data

EDPNC will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.


We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

Linking Policy

This website contains hypertext links to external websites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations. The inclusion of a link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring said website, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the website.

Links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at any time without notice.

If a link on the website is not working, please contact EDPNC via the contact page on

Children’s Privacy

Our website is not intended for anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not provide any information on this website.


Neither EDPNC nor any EDPNC employee warrants accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or outdated. Any person or entity that relies solely on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.


Additional questions or concerns about these policies should be directed to the contact page on