Under State law (NCGS 132-1) , the information on townofcary.org is a public record and is "the property of the people". It is the position of the Town of Cary that the people may inspect, copy, and download public records and public information free or at minimal cost unless the law says otherwise. As a courtesy and for the benefit of third parties, the Town requests that those who take any part of documents, graphics, video, audio, photographs, or other content of public record for use elsewhere attribute that content to the Town of Cary, North Carolina.
Most of the information collected via the Town's web site is also public record, including the email addresses of those who subscribe to the site's electronic mailing lists and the user profile data routinely collected by the Town from visitors to the site.
Visitor information routinely captured includes the:
- Internet domain, IP address, state and/or country from which visitors reach the site;
- Date and time
- Pages visited.
The Town of Cary uses this information to make the site more useful to visitors. The Town strictly abides by the Public Records Law and other laws, and neither promotes nor profits from the sale of any public information on the Web site.