Privacy Policy

Who we are

You have reached the website of the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission. We are an economic development partnership between the City of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County. Our mission is to work with companies to locate and expand in our marketplace. We are located at 405 E. Main Street, Suite # 4 in downtown Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Our website address is:

Non-identifiable Information Is Automatically Collected and Stored

During your visit, we will automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your computer and your visit: The domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Site, if applicable; the date and time you arrived at our Site; how long you spent on the Site; which pages you visited; your Internet Protocol (IP) address; and your computer’s operating system and browser software. We do not use this information to determine the individual identity of any visitor.

When you view our Site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. “Cookies” are pieces of data stored on the visitor’s computer tied to information about the visitor. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include information such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Site and the Sites visited just before and just after our Site. We may also use information gathered from cookies to personalize your visit, to gather information and statistics about visits to our Site, to better understand visitors’ online behaviors, and to help select and display targeted advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you.

Personally Identifiable Information That You Provide to Us

If you contact us using the contact forms on our website, follow us on social media, participate in any contests posted on the Site or on social media, provide us with testimonials, photos, videos, or comments, you may be disclosing personally identifiable data such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and other personal information. This personal information we collect is used to communicate with you regarding our products or services, information correction, internal records, and to provide you with information we believe may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties except as provided herein. We may share the information you provide to us with our affiliates, strategic partners, successors, or assigns, or any entity merged with our company. Additionally, personally identifiable information may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act on our behalf or in connection with our business, for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected (eg, an email campaign or contest administrator) where disclosure of personally identifiable information to a third party is likely or necessary, further explanation may be provided, where appropriate, at such collection points as to the intended use of the data. We will require that such third parties protect the information and where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by us.

Information that is not personal or is not associated with any personally identifiable data, such as questions, comments, ideas, and suggestions, shall be deemed to be nonconfidential, and we will be free to disclose and use it for any purpose, without any obligation whatsoever to you.

You should remember that if you choose to contact us through our Site, any information that you transmit electronically via the world wide web may not be secure and we assume no liability for the loss of any information that you transmit via the world wide web.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment or submit a form, the comment or submission and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Promotional Offers

If you subscribe using a newsletter signup form on our site, you may receive promotional emails from Our Company or one of our affiliates. We may share your email address with a third party who sends these emails out on our behalf. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list by using the supplied link in any of these emails.

Contact Forms and Comments

We will retain your contact form submission for 1 year which may contain your name, email address, and your IP address. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Legally Required Disclosure of Information

Though we make every effort to preserve visitor privacy, we may be compelled to disclose personal information when required by law if we have a good-faith belief that such action is legally required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or other legal matter. Personal information may also be disclosed to protect our rights or property.

Data Integrity

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personally identifiable information we collect is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used and that such information is reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete, and current. However, we must rely on individual users to provide and maintain accurate personally identifiable information. You are responsible for contacting us to update or correct your personally identifiable information whenever necessary.

Retention of Personal Information

We will only retain personally identifiable information for as long as we are required to do so by applicable law(s), or for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is processed. We will delete such information when it is no longer needed and, in any case, upon expiration of the maximum storage term set forth by applicable law.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third-Party Sites

Any third-party websites linked to or from this Site may have different privacy policies and practices. You should carefully review these other websites’ privacy policies in order to determine how each website may use any personal information you provide. If you have questions about how these other sites may use information, you should contact them directly.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We may from time to time monitor and review information transmitted or received through our Site or through telephone or email communications for quality assurance or other purposes. We reserve the right to censor, edit, remove, or prohibit the transmission or receipt of any information that we deem inappropriate.

Children and Teens

The Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information for any such person. Children or teens under the age of 18 should not use our Site at any time, except in the presence of, and with the express consent of, his or her parents or legal guardians.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.

Contact Information

Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission
405 E. Main Street, Suite # 4
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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