Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

General Information

The information contained herein outlines general information about the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development’s (herein referred to as “the Institute”) website and the policies for its use.

Purpose of the Institute and Our Website

The mission of the Institute is to strengthen the asset base of limited resource populations as a means of building economically vibrant and socially responsible communities.  Our website provides one avenue through which to complete this work.  Each program supported by the Institute has its own page within our website, which is maintained by program level administrators.  If you are looking for program assistance, please utilize the contact form and staff contact information within each program page.

Viewing PDF Documents within Site

Some of the resources provided within the Institute’s site are available for view only in PDF format.  To view these documents, you may need to download, or update to the most current version of, Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Terms of Use

By accessing the Institute’s website,, or any subpage of the site, you are accepting the following terms.  A subpage is defined as, but not limited to, any page in which the page address begins with  Additionally, the terms outlined within apply to any images, documents, research, files, communications, and software associated with the Institute website.

If you are found to be in breach of these Terms of Use, your authorization to use this website terminates automatically.  With this termination, any and all materials printed or downloaded from the site must be immediately destroyed.

The Institute may amend the Terms of Use at any time and for any reason aligning with the overall mission, vision, and business practices of the Institute.  Your continued use of this website following the posting of updated Terms of Use will be considered your understanding of, and agreement, to the updated terms.

Intellectual Property

All materials and services available on this website, including all program subpages, are the sole property of the Institute.  By using this website and the information contained within it, you acknowledge that any unauthorized or uncited use of this material risks violating copyright, trademark, patent, and intellectual property laws.

Liabilities, Warranties and Disclaimers

By accessing this site, the user assumes all risk and responsibility associated with the use of the Institute’s website and affiliated links.  Furthermore, the user agrees to hold harmless the Institute, its employees, directors, officers, agents and all others associated with the design, upkeep and maintenance of its website from any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or lost profits resulting either directly or indirectly from the use, inability to use, or misuse of this website.

As a standard process of business for the Institute, bid opportunities with third party entities such as government agencies and prime contractors will be posted on the Institute’s website from time to time.  Responding to these bid opportunities does not guarantee employment with either the Institute or the entity requesting bids.  In no way should a bid submission be construed as a contract between the bid submitter and the Institute or the entity requesting bids.

Privacy Policy

The privacy of the Institute’s clients, partners, and supporters is of the utmost importance and is core to the organization’s business model.  This importance extends to those utilizing the Institute’s website.  The privacy policy here was created to ensure transparency in how information is collected through the Institute’s website and what ways this information is used.

Client information collected through this website is not shared with third party entities without the express written approval of the client.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

The Institute uses your Internet Protocol (IP) address for website analytics measuring visitor traffic.


Cookies are small text files created by websites to store in a user’s computer to allow the website to recognize individual users and track their preferences.  The Institute utilizes cookies to understand the information you are most interested in on our site, and help you to route back to this quickly on future site visits.

You can reject cookies by instructing your browser to do so.  All browsers function differently and must be instructed to reject cookies differently.  The following links provide instructions for some of the most widely used browsers:  Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.


The Institute reserves the right to update the privacy policy and terms of use of its website at any time as the needs of the Institute’s business and clients change.  Changes will be posted on the organization’s website and must be followed once posted.  It is recommended that users check the privacy policy and terms of use portions of the website periodically as continued use of the Institute’s site will be considered agreement to all updates terms and policies.



The Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the other rules and guidelines posted on the Institute website constitute the entire agreement between the Institute and the user while visiting the organization’s website.