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This policy explains how information collected from you during your visit to the website is handled. Publisher may amend this policy on occasion, and will prominently display on this website any major changes in the way it uses your personal information. During use of the website certain information is collected automatically.
This site may automatically collect and store information about your visit to our site for analysis and statistical purposes. This information includes, but may not be limited to: environmental information such as the geographic location of your IP address, the language you are browsing in, and the technical specifications of the device and browser you are browsing on, behavioral information such as the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, links you clicked on the site, keywords you used in a search to arrive at the site or page, and the name of the domain from which you access the Internet.
When personal information is sent to or collected from the site in any form (e.g., in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, application forms, email contacts, etc.) it will only be used to provide informational updates relevant to your request and interest in site materials. Personal information about website visitors will not be disclosed, given, sold, or transferred, unless required for law enforcement or statute, and as specifically requested by the visitor through an “opt-out” or similar express written communication. Personal information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to the specific individual and may include, but is not limited to an individual’s name, address, phone number and email address. Information collected at this website becomes public records subject to classification and disclosure requirements as identified in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, as amended and Sourcewell’s data practices policy.
Access and Correction of Personal Information:
You may review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
This site occasionally uses “cookies” to customize the browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by web browsers when users first visit a website. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to websites. Cookies are used to identify a web user and optimize the experience on the site by remembering what the user has viewed there. Web browsers normally accept cookies, unless the user has specifically turned them off.
Where Publisher manages a presence on social media sites to share government information and engage with members, vendors, and others, Publisher does not collect any personally identifiable information through those sites. Publisher does not use personal information made available by the third-party sites. Questions or comments to Publisher via a social media tool or platform may result in a direct reply via that platform, but Publisher does not track or record any information about individuals who use or interact with Sourcewell via those platforms.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Publisher webservers use industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Unless otherwise indicated, all website materials, including, without limitation, the Sourcewell logo, and all designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof are the proprietary and copyrighted property of Sourcewell or its licensors. You may electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of this website for the sole purpose of using materials it contains for informational and non-commercial, personal use only. Any other use of the materials in this website—including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display or performance—without the prior written permission of Sourcewell is strictly prohibited.
Sourcewell™ the Sourcewell logo, and any proprietary product or service names contained in this website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sourcewell or its licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Sourcewell. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of Sourcewell-mn.gov, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Sourcewell. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
You agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of e-mail or submissions to Publisher, or postings on this website, are nonconfidential and that Publisher shall have a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use such materials in connection with the maintenance of its website. The submission of any materials to Publisher irrevocably waives any and all ‘moral rights’ in such materials, including the rights of paternity and integrity.
Claims of Copyright Infringement:
If you believe that any material on this website infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, or that any link on this website directs users to another website that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with each partner organization directly affected.
Publisher may elect to electronically monitor areas of this website and may disclose any content, records or electronic communication of any kind to satisfy any law, regulation or government request, if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate this website, or to protect the rights or property of Publisher, its independent contractors, service providers, consultants, sponsors, licensors or the public. Publisher retains the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to users, Publisher or the rights of any third party, or to violate any applicable law.
Publisher reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this website at any time without notice. Reference to any private individuals, firms or corporations’ products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, favoritism, advertisement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by Publisher and is intended solely for informational purposes.
Links to other sites:
Neither Publisher, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Publisher warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.
This site makes every effort to adhere to relevant accessibility standards. Ongoing validation testing is conducted using industry-recognized tools for coding and usability. The site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the site, please contact Publisher and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. A Publisher team member will contact you and attempt to provide the information you’re seeking.
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Limitation of Liability:
IN NO EVENT SHALL PUBLISHER OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THI SITE, OR THAT RESULTS FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR E-MAIL, ERROR, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SOURCEWELL’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES.
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this website provided such link does not portray Sourcewell or Publisher partners or any of its programs or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Sourcewell or other Publisher trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at this website, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page without Sourcewell’s or other Publisher partner’s express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags or any other ‘hidden text’ utilizing a Sourcewell or other Publisher, trademark or product name without Sourcewell’s or other Publisher partner’s express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of Sourcewell or other Publisher or any third party. Sourcewell and other Publisher partners makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of websites linking to this website.
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Questions and Contact Information:
General questions or comments about this website may be directed to Publisher through any point of contact.