Terms and Conditions of Use

Ratified November 18, 2013

NOTICE

Thank you for visiting our site at http://www.ncbdn.org (“Web site”). The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (“the NCBDN”) provides its Web site and its related services to you subject to the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”). Please read these Terms of Use carefully BEFORE using the Web site. If at any time you do not wish to accept these Terms of Use, or if you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, please do not use the Web site or any services offered by the Web site. Your continuing access and use of the Web site signifies your acceptance of these Terms of Use. Any additional terms and conditions proposed by you which are in addition to or which conflict with these Terms of Use are expressly rejected by the NCBDN and shall be of no force or effect. Any rights not expressly granted by the Web site are reserved to the NCBDN.

FULFILLMENT POLICY

A charge to your credit card in and of itself does not constitute approval of your application for initial licensure or renewal. However, if your application for initial licensure and/or renewal is approved, or a request for a duplicate licensure certificate or card is processed, no refund will be issued.

Once an application for initial licensure or renewal has been approved or a request for a duplicate certificate/card has been processed, all licensure materials will be available for download via the NCBDN online gateway.

DISPUTE POLICY

In the case of errors or questions about a charge:

If you believe an NCBDN charge to your credit card was processed in error, or if you need more information regarding a transaction charged by the NCBDN, please contact the NCBDN office as soon as possible. Please provide the following information:

  • Your name, license number and the date of the transaction you are disputing/questioning;
  • The dollar amount of the suspected error;
  • And, any additional details you believe relevant.

Your claim will be reviewed promptly, and if it is determined by the NCBDN that a refund is necessary, a refund will be issued accordingly.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Thank you for visiting the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (the “NCBDN”) Web site. The following policy applies only to the use of the NCBDN Web site. This policy sets forth the information that is collected from you during your visit, as well as how that information is used. If you have questions about our privacy policy please Contact Us.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit the NCBDN Web site to browse, read pages or download information, we automatically collect and store only the following information:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access the site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit

The NCBDN uses this information for operations of service, to maintain quality of service, and to obtain general statistics regarding use of the NCBDN Web site.

Website Security

Physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are in place to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, preserve data integrity and ensure the appropriate use of information you may provide through the NCBDN online gateway and email. At the same time, it is possible that a security breach may occur.

For general Web site security purposes and to ensure that our site remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify both authorized and unauthorized attempts. This monitoring is related, in part, to 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 Web site are strictly prohibited and subject to legal action.

Public Disclosure

Government records in North Carolina generally are public in nature. The public policy of the State of North Carolina as established by the General Assembly is to “provide that, as a general rule, the public would have liberal access to public records.” For information to be confidential, a specific provision must be made in the law.

For this reason, part or all of the information you send the NCBDN may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request. Federal and State laws and regulations govern the dissemination of personal information maintained by the NCBDN.

In addition, on a “need to know” basis, the information you voluntarily provide to the NCBDN will be disclosed to NCBDN employees or officials in order to fulfill their job responsibilities. Such information will be utilized by employees in order to answer questions, fulfill NCBDN’s legal obligations and respond to licensees’ requests for assistance. Where appropriate, the NCBDN may provide the information submitted by you to the person or entity that is the subject of your inquiry, or to a government agency responsible for the matters referenced in your communication.

E-mail

If you e-mail us and include personal information, we may use that information in responding to your inquiry. E-mail is not necessarily secure or confidential. Send only the information that is necessary for us to answer your question or process your request. E-mail received and sent by the NCBDN is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law.

Cookies

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 Web site or in our Web applications.

“Temporary” or “session” cookies are used in some areas of the NCBDN Web site. These cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active browser session. Session cookies are also used by some of the applications deployed on our Web site to temporarily save information entered by a user as long as the user’s browser is open. 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 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.

Disclaimer

We take great care to provide secure, accurate and complete information.

At the same time, the NCBDN and its employees or agents, shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information on this site, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such information or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing or copying of those materials.

The materials and information provided on this Web site are provided “as is.” No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this Web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.

Links to Other Sites

Our Web site provides links to other Web sites. The privacy policies described here do NOT necessarily apply to any external sites. The NCBDN encourages you to review the privacy policies of other Web sites you choose to link to from the NCBDN so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The NCBDN is not responsible for the privacy policies/statements or other content on Web sites outside of the NCBDN.