The protection of your individual privacy is important to us. This Privacy Notice covers the collection, use, security of, and access to information the Minnesota Council on Disability may obtain through your use of the Minnesota Council on Disability website (disability.state.mn.us).
The rules governing the protection of your privacy are established by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, Government Data Practices.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
To manage our website, we collect analytical and statistical information. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would personally identify you. We will not release this information to any outside requestor unless we legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
We use website traffic analytic tools to create summary statistics. We use these summary statistics to maintain and improve the website. Uses include:
- Determining what information our visitors are most interested in
- Assessing accessible and usable design specifications
- Identifying system performance issues
Our website logs do not collect personally identifiable information. We do not attempt to link our website logs with the people who browse disability.state.mn.us.
When you visit disability.state.mn.us and browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) and domain name used. The IP Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or directly to your computer or mobile device. The domain name establishes a unique identity for your computer or mobile device. We use the IP Address and domain name to direct Internet traffic to you.
- The browser and operating system you used.
- The date and time you visited this website.
- The webpages you accessed at this site.
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
NOTE: We do not automatically collect your email address when you browse the website.
Following Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13.15, subd. 4, we use this information to:
- Evaluate the State’s electronic government services
- Prevent unlawful access into the State Government’s electronic systems
- Use the data as otherwise provided by law
Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. If you choose not to accept a cookie on your computer, it will not prevent or prohibit you from accessing or using this website.
Information Collected and Stored Voluntarily
If during your visit to disability.state.mn.us you take part in a survey, fill out a web form, or send an email, we will also collect the following information:
- Your email address and the contents of your email
- Information you volunteered to complete a web form or in response to a survey
The information we collect when you take part in a survey, fill out a web form, or send an email is not limited to text characters. It may include:
- Graphic information formats
If the information you send, or submit, to us contains personally identifiable information, we will use it to respond to your request and analyze information trends. Our response may include:
- Sending a direct response to you
- Addressing the issues you identify
- Updating our website and other content
- Redirecting your request to another government agency for a response
Your information and our responses are governed by the Data Practices Act and may be subject to inspection and copying by the public. Exemptions to this public access are found in the Data Practices Act and the Public Records Act (PDF).
If you send us an email requesting us to notify you by or subscribe you to an email list, your email address and other internet information is protected from public access by the Data Practices Act.
The information you submit in a survey will be used for the purpose designated in the survey.
More About Personal Information
Personal information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individuals
- phone number
An IP Address or domain name is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily take part in an activity that asks for it. Examples of this kind of activity include sending an email, filling out a web form, or taking a survey. If you choose not to take part in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of disability.state.mn.us.
If we request personal information on our website or you volunteer it, State law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, the information becomes a public record once you provide it. If your personal information is not protected by federal or State law, it may be subject to public inspection and copying.
IMPORTANT: If we receive personal information from people under 18 years old, we will treat it the same as information received from an adult, and it may be subject to public access.
Learn more about our Data Practices, including how to request copies of personal information we may collect about you.
Use of Information on this Site
The information and resources we provide on this website are for information purposes. Any content should be independently verified. State agency authored documents are in the public domain.
disability.state.mn.us contains links to other websites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities. We provide these links for convenience or information purposes only and are not responsible for their accuracy or accessibility.
To provide you with comprehensive service and information, disability.state.mn.us may provide links to content not controlled by the State of Minnesota. The State does not officially endorse links, products, services, or information, either by its inclusion or exclusion from this site or its resource pages.
At any time, without notice, and at our sole discretion, we may remove or replace links to external content.
Linking to disability.state.mn.us
Any website can link to disability.state.mn.us. If you link to this site, you may not portray any person or subject in a false or misleading light. You must also refrain from creating frames, or using other visual altering tools, around disability.state.mn.us pages. Lastly, you may not imply that the State of Minnesota is endorsing your product or services.