Terms of Service and Privacy Notice
Under state law known as the "Public Records Law" (
NCGS 132-1 et.seq), the documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, films, sound recordings, magnetic or other tapes, electronic data-processing records, artifacts, or other documentary material made or received by the Town in the transaction of public business are public records which, for the most part, are open to public inspection and copying. To facilitate the public inspection of public records, the Town of Cary makes certain records and data available on this Town of Cary Open Data Portal. As a courtesy to, and for the benefit of, the public, the Town requires that those who utilize these records attribute that content to the Town of Cary, North Carolina. All records and data published on the Town of Cary Open Data Portal is published under the Open Database License (ODbL) v1.0 license ('License'), the full text of which can be found at this link and which is herein incorporated by reference. By accessing and/or utilizing this Open Data Portal, you agree to be bound by the terms of service listed on this page as well as the terms of the License.
The Town's Web Site and the Open Data Portal collect information, including email addresses, of users. Most, if not all, of these records and information is a public record, as are the email addresses of those who subscribe to the web site's electronic mailing lists and the user profile data routinely collected by the Town from visitors to the Web Site and Open Data portal.
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 these records and information to make the web site and Open Data portal more useful to visitors. The Town abides by the Public Records Law and other laws, and while these records are public records, the Town does not sell or otherwise profit from any public records or information obtained from or on the Web Site or Open Data Portal.
No Representations or Warranties as to Records Available on this Open Data Portal
As stated in the License, the Town of Cary makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, quality or suitability for any purpose of the records, or portions thereof, or of the information obtained from the Website or Open Data Portal. At the least, the records and information may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. All records and information are provided "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind. Specifically, the Town of Cary makes no representation or warranty of title or of intellectual property right status. The Town of Cary hereby specifically disclaims any and all warranties with regard to records obtained from the Web Site or Open Data Portal, including all implied warranties including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall the Town of Cary, its officers, employees or agents, be liable for any loss, costs or damages, including but not limited to direct, special, indirect and consequential damages, that may result from or arise out of use of any of the records or information obtained from Web Site or Open Data Portal.. Changes and additions to records and information available on the Web Site and/or Open Data Portal are periodically made. The Town of Cary may make changes and additions to, and/or changes in and to the records and information available on the Web Site and/or Open Data Portal without notice and at any time.
Users Assume all Risk, No Liability of the Town of Cary
Use of the records and information obtained from the Web Site or Open Data Portal is at the user's own risk. The Town of Cary hereby disclaims and specifically provides that in no event shall the Town of Cary be liable for any loss, cost, expense or damage, including any special, indirect or consequential damages that may result from or arise out of the use of records or information, including data, from this Open Data Portal or the Town's Web Site.
No person shall assert or imply that the Town of Cary, its officers, employees or agents approves, supports, endorses or sponsors, their use of records or information from this Open Data Portal or the Town's Web Site nor shall they claim or imply that their use of such records or data has any official status with regard to the Town of Cary, its officers, employees or agents.
Links to Third Party Sites
The links contained within this Open Data Portal will let you leave the Open Data Portal site. The linked sites are not under the control of the Town of Cary. The Town of Cary is not responsible for the contents of any linked site which includes but is not limited to any link contained in a linked site. The Town of Cary is providing links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not mean or imply the approval, support or endorsement of the Town of Cary.
Notices Regarding Official Logos and Trademarks
The Town of Cary seal, logos and graphics, including those logos and graphics of its different and varied departments, are the intellectual property of the Town of Cary and are or may be protected by federal, state and local laws and regulations. Neither the Town seal nor the seal of its police and fire departments, and no logo or graphic of the Town may be used in any form whatsoever without the express written consent of the Town of Cary.
All Town email addresses are provided and maintained by the Town of Cary solely for the official use of its employees and the public for Town business. Such email addresses may not be bought, sold, leased or used for any purpose other than for Town business purposes. Any other use constitutes abuse and the Town may take such action as is necessary to protect its interests.
Copyright 2016 Town of Cary. Any rights not expressly granted herein or by the associated license are reserved.