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Online Privacy Policy

Goldsboro Web Development


Goldsboro Web Development takes the privacy of our clients and websites users very seriously and believe you have the right to know how your data is being used, even internally.  Therefor we have laid out this online privacy policy which will inform what we collect, how we collect it, how we use it, and where it goes.

What We Collect

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or social security number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

How We Use Your Data

We do collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  This data is used for billing and fraud prevention and verification purposes.  Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience
    (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website
    (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service
    (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To improve customer service
    (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions
    (Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.  If you purchase a domain name, we are REQUIRED BY ICANN REGULATION to disclose some of your PII, see Registrar Disclosure.)
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic emails
    (The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.
    Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.)

Additionally, the following is also true of how we handle your PII:

  • We will never sell or transfer your data without your expressed permission or unless required by law or regulation.
  • We require valid, verifiable, and public warrants and subpoenas to disclose client information.  We will not respond to any gagged warrant or subpoena and will send said warrant or subpoena to a media outlet for both our protection and our client’s protection.

How We Protect Your Data

We are honored that you would trust us with your data, and we understand that your data is sensitive and private.   We do everything we can to keep it that way.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will be kept on file for more than 60 days in order to maintain any subscriptions you may have selected.  However, we scrub CV2 and card verification numbers after our system verifies that funds are available for your transaction to better protect you.

The remainder of your PII, to include your address, credit card number, expiration date, zip code, security pin, and security answer are stored with 2 way encryption.  One key is used to encrypt the data which is stored on our server and publicly accessible, and the other key used to decrypt the data is never stored anywhere online and is only used on company information systems.

Passwords are stored with one-way encryption and salted with your username to ensure passwords can’t be exposed.  We do send passwords to trusted sources to ensure your password is not compromised.  See the section on 3rd Party Disclosure.

We do not respond to requests for your information unless it is a legal request and we are required by law to respond.

Your information is compartmentalized.  Our staff only has access to only the data they need to perform their duties.

We have no control over the access at which others may employ to your own website we create in order to gain your PII.  It is YOUR responsibility to secure your identity and PII on your own websites.

Our Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

Do We Use Cookies?


Without cookies, managing a shopping cart, wish-list, “remember me” functionality for logging in and many other features would not be possible.  Cookies aren’t inherently ‘bad’ unless they’re being used irresponsibly which is why it is very important to read all privacy policies for all companies to know how they are using your information.

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service at 919 648 1333.

3rd Party Data Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Do We Disclose Your Data To Third Parties?

YES - For Security and Statistical Analysis Purposes Only

What We Disclose

  • We do send information that is NOT personally identifiable to WordPress
    • WordPress gathers information based on the content you submit to comment forms
    • This information includes the comment you submit, your browser, your IP address, your origin country, and your name and email address
    • WordPress helps us to combat comment spam
    • You can opt out of WordPress information disclosure by not commenting on any forms that allow you to engage in discussion on news articles.
  • We allow WordPress to secure your account
    • WordPress gathers the encrypted password you submit to us
    • WordPress checks this password against a database of known passwords that have been decrypted in a hacker’s database or previously compromised on another website
    • WordPress notifies us and you at the time you want to use this password if your password is compromised and we then require you to change it.
    • You cannot opt out of this as it is a security feature that helps protect both Goldsboro Web Development and you but you can read their privacy policy here https://automattic.com/privacy/
  • We use CloudFlare as a reverse proxy
    • CouldFlare serves as our first-line-of-defense for internet attacks
    • CloudFlare filters but does not necessarily collect all information to and from our website, however all information sent to and from our website is disclosed to Cloudflare and subject to their filters including credit card information, CV2 information, address, zip code, and your name.
    • Cloudflare collects statistical data to help them understand who may be abusing our website to help them stop future and consecutive attacks
    • You cannot opt out of CloudFlare participation, but you can read their privacy policy here https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

Google's Cookies

We use Google services on our website such as Google Analytics which allows Google to place a cookie on your computer. This is not a feature we can opt-out for you, but you can opt-out yourself.

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your use of our sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

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CalOPPA Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their control panel and going to the ‘Edit Profile’ page.

COPPA Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Mandatory Registrar Disclosures

If you purchase a domain name from us, we are required by law and regulation to disclose (a) your name, (b) your company name, (c) your physical or mailing address, (d) your email address, (e) and your phone number to the domain registrar.  This information is generally posted in public so that other users can find contact information should there be any issues with your domain name.  You can purchase ID-Protect through us to ensure that your information is not displayed in registrar queries.

Google Privacy Issues & Mitigations

Goldsboro Web Development makes use of several google services to improve your experience that could impact your privacy.  Google does have some questionable privacy practices, but no evidence has been presented so far that suggests that Google has been irresponsible in handling your privacy.  However, you need to know that we do not have any control over how Google handles your information and remedies to prevent any potential misuse.

Google Analytics

This software gives Google non-PII information about our viewers so that we can understand how people are using our website so we can improve our page-flows and remove “Page Not Found” errors.  However, this is third party data collection and it is achieved by placing a script that loads from Google’s services into the header of our website.  Google could collect far more information than non-PII information so it is extremely important for you to read their privacy policy and opt out of any tracking they may have.


This software gives Google non-PII information about those trying to login to our website or post replies and submit forms.  Information they collect is necessary to determine whether or not you are a real human being or a computer program trying to break in. Again, being Google is a third party and Goldsboro Web Development has no control over how they use the information they collect, it is necessary for you to understand their privacy policy and opt out if necessary.

Google Fonts

Google offers a wide variety of fonts that are cross-comparable in all browsers.  This resource is loaded directly from Google to reduce load on our servers.  Being that you will directly access Google for these font libraries, Google could collect behavioral and non-PII information while you are navigating our website.

Google JavaScripts

Google offers a large range of JavaScripts that help developers to create a website that is responsive and reactive to the user and improving the user’s experience while on the website.  These scripts are loaded into your browser on our website directly from Google.  This could allow google to collect additional behavior and non-PII information about you while you are navigating our website.

Google DART Cookie

While you are on our website, and because we use several Google libraries and services, Google can and has been known to use a DART cookie.  This cookie tracks your behavior across many other websites that use these services and allows Google to track your browsing behavior.  You CAN OPT OUT of this tracking.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://goldsborowebdevelopment.com/terms-of-service/

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy and agree that it is reasonable.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on April 11, 2022.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.


P.O. Box 373
Princeton, NC 27569