Online Privacy Statement
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (MnSCU) is
firmly committed to respecting the privacy of all website visitors to
the extent permitted by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota
Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Stat. Ch. 13. This Privacy
Statement of Minneapolis Community and Technical College is intended to
explain the ways in which we collect information, the way we will use
the information collected, and the protections we will provide the
information you choose to give to us.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit this website, we routinely collect and store
information about your visit to help us manage those sites and improve
service. This information includes:
- The Internet Protocol ("IP") Address and domain name used to
access this site. (The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned
either to your Internet service provider or to your computer.);
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed on this site;
- The website you visited prior to coming to this site; and
- Search terms used to find this site or to search for information on this site.
We use this information to determine the number of visitors to the
site, and to different sections of the site, to monitor system
performance, to assess technical design requirements, and to meet our
We analyze the above information in the aggregate. We cannot and do
not use the information in our server logs to identify individual
visitors. We do not release any personally identifiable information
collected from these activities without your consent, unless we are
legally permitted or required to do so.
If you wish to visit our site anonymously, there are services for this available on the internet.
We use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. "Cookies"
are pieces of information stored by your web browser on your computer on
behalf of a website and returned to the website on request. Pursuant
to Minnesota Statutes, § 13.15, subdivisions 4 and 5, this is the
required notice to users that we will install a cookie on your computer
at certain times when you access this website. This information may be
used for purposes of evaluating electronic government services,
preventing unlawful intrusions to electronic systems, or as otherwise
not limited to: carrying data about your current session at the site
from one web page to the next, and identifying you to the site between
visits, and. Unless otherwise notified on this site, we will not store
data using cookies other than for these purposes.
advertising campaign performance from banner ads, opt-in e-mails and
through third party advertising services. These cookies and tracking
pixels (also called web beacons, action tags, floodlight tags, or
transparent GIF files) contain an ID number that allows us to track the
pages you've visited within our website. We compile this data with that
of other users to track overall traffic patterns to help us improve the
layout of our site and to understand, for example, the effectiveness of
our advertising and marketing campaigns. The tags are
industry-standard technology and are anonymous. No personally
identifiable information is stored on these cookies or web pixels.
We also use Google Analytics to analyze traffic to our site. Google
to store information, such as what time your visit occurred, whether you
have been to the site before, and what site referred you to our web
page. MnSCU does not share its analytics with outside parties, unless
required or permitted by law. However, information about your visits to
specific MnSCU college or university websites and the mnscu.edu page
and its subdomains may be combined and shared within the MnSCU system.
Cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. Unless
movement among different websites and do not exchange cookies with other
entities. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off
in your browser settings, or you may set your browser to ask you before
accepting a new cookie. Some pages may not function properly if the
cookies are turned off.
You may also prevent information about your visit from being
settings or by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Secure applications at Minneapolis Community and Technical College,
track things such as passwords and session information.
Information Voluntarily Provided By You
In the course of visiting this website, you may choose to provide us
with information about you to help us serve your needs. Unless you
voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for such information,
we do not collect personal information about you. For example, you may
fill out a web form, participate in a survey, send an email, sign up for
a mailing list, or request further information be sent to you by mail.
Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only
for the purpose indicated, such as to send information to you or respond
to your questions or comments. Requests for information will be
directed to the appropriate staff members to respond to the request, and
may be recorded to help us update our site to better respond to similar
The information we collect is not limited to text characters, and may
include audio, video, and graphic information formats that you send to
us. We retain the information we collect in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes §§ 15.16 and 138.17, as well as our record retention schedule.
We do not rent, sell, or exchange any personal information you provide
to us without your consent, except to the extent permitted or required
If you choose not to provide us with personal information on a
contact, help, or registration form, we will be unable to contact you.
Contact information missing from a registration form may mean that your
registration will be incomplete and we may not be able to process your
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information
requested from or volunteered by children on line or by email will be
treated the same as information given by an adult in that it may be
subject to public access.
In the State of Minnesota, laws exist to ensure the government is
open and that the public generally has a right to access records and
information possessed by State government. At the same time, there are
exceptions to the public's right to access public records to protect to
the privacy of individuals.
All information that you voluntarily provide to us becomes public
data once we receive it, unless an exception in law exists. That means
that if someone, including the news media, requests public information,
we are obligated to provide it to them, unless it is otherwise
protected by state or federal law.
MnSCU has taken a number of steps to safeguard the integrity of its
data and prevent unauthorized information that is maintained it our
computer systems. These measures are designed and intended to prevent
the corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our
systems and information, ensure the integrity of information that is
transmitted to us, and to provide reasonable protection of private
information that is in our possession.
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent services
for all users, we employee software programs to do such things as
monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to
nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that
might damage our computers or network, and monitor and tune the
performance of our network. In the course of such monitoring, these
programs may detect information such as e-mail headers, addresses from
network packets, and other information. Information from these
activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and
performance of our networks and computer systems. As with other
personally identifiable information, we do not release this information
to others without your consent unless permitted or required by law,
including Minn. Stat. § 13.15.
We use industry-standard software tools to control access to specific
applications and services and to protect data that is transmitted
electronically to us.
Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change
information, or to attempt to access a non-public site from this service
are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.
We may provide links to other websites or resources on the internet.
We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and
are not responsible for their availability, content, or delivery of
services. In particular, external sites are not bound by this privacy
statement; they may have their own policies or none at all. Often you
can tell you are leaving our web page by noting the URL of the
The Minnesota State College and Universities system makes no
representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the
use of or reliance on the data provided on this web site, regardless of
its format or means of transmission. There are no guarantees or
representations to the user as to the accuracy, currency, completeness,
suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user
accepts the data "as is" and assumes all risks associated with its use.
MnSCU assumes no responsibility for actual, consequential, incidental,
special, or exemplary damages resulting from, caused, by, or associated
with any user's reliance on or use of this web site, even if appraised
of the likelihood of such damages occurring.
Changes to this Statement
We may change this Privacy Statement at any time by posting a new
version on this page or on a successor page. The new version will become
effective on the date it is posted, which will be listed at the top of
the page as the new Effective Date.
If you have further questions about this site, its collection of
information, and its online privacy statement, please contacts us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.