What is the RALC?

There are four Regional Alternative Licensing Centers (RALCs) in North Carolina, created by the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction. They were designed to assist lateral entry teachers in NC to achieve a full professional educator’s license. read more...>

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RALC Privacy Statement

The Regional Alternative Licensing Centers is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Regional Alternative Licensing Centers Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Regional Alternative Licensing Centers website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Regional Alternative Licensing Centers also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Regional Alternative Licensing Centers. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Regional Alternative Licensing Centers for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Regional Alternative Licensing Centers Web site.

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Regional Alternative Licensing Centers so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Regional Alternative Licensing Centers is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Regional Alternative Licensing Centers and Regional Alternative Licensing Centers family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers collects and uses your personal information to operate the Regional Alternative Licensing Centers Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Regional Alternative Licensing Centers also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Regional Alternative Licensing Centers and its affiliates. Regional Alternative Licensing Centers may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Regional Alternative Licensing Centers may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Regional Alternative Licensing Centers may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Regional Alternative Licensing Centers, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Regional Alternative Licensing Centers, in order to determine what Regional Alternative Licensing Centers services are the most popular. This data is used to evaluate the user experiences of our customers to insure we continue to offer the services our suctomers need.

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Regional Alternative Licensing Centers or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Regional Alternative Licensing Centers; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Regional Alternative Licensing Centers, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Regional Alternative Licensing Centers Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Regional Alternative Licensing Centers pages, or register with Regional Alternative Licensing Centers site or services, a cookie helps Regional Alternative Licensing Centers to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Regional Alternative Licensing Centers Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Regional Alternative Licensing Centers features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Regional Alternative Licensing Centers services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Regional Alternative Licensing Centers secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect customer feedback. Regional Alternative Licensing Centers encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Regional Alternative Licensing Centers is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Regional Alternative Licensing Centers has not adhered to this Statement, please contact one of the regional directors whose information is located within the contacts page of this web site. We will use every commercially reasonable effort to promptly determine and remedy the problem.