By using this website, you agree to these terms and conditions.

This website was developed by Sourcewell or Sourcewell Technology, a division of Sourcewell, (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”) solely for purposes of marketing and advertising our products and services. This website is not directed to children.

Your access to and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions of use (”Terms of Use”) and all applicable laws. These Terms of Use do not alter any other agreement you may have with us.

We may change these Terms of Use at any time in our sole discretion. We will notify you of any such change by posting the revised Terms of Use on this website. Any major changes to the way we use your personal information will be prominently displayed. Your use of this website following the posting of a revised Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of the changes.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please immediately terminate your access to and use of the website. If you have any question regarding these Terms or your access to or use of this website, please contact webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov.

Website privacy statement:

All public and personal information sent to or collected during your access to or use of this website is governed by the Minnesota Government Data Practice Act (MGDPA) at Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, and our Data Practices Policy, which is available via the link in the footer of this website. This Website Privacy Policy explains how we comply with these requirements.

Information collected and stored automatically:

For site management functions, we collect information for statistical analysis and promotional purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal your personally identifiable information. Nor will we release it to any outside party unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings. 

We use log analysis tools to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. Our website logs do not collect personally identifiable information, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals who browse this website. When you visit this website and browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. Your Internet Protocol Address (IP Address), geographic location of your IP Address, and domain name; 

  2. The type of browser and operating system you used; 

  3. The date and time you visited this site; 

  4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; 

  5. The website you visited prior to coming to this website; and 

  6. Generalized demographic information that does not identify individuals.

If during your visit to this site you participate in a survey, fill out a web form, or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:

  1. The email address and contents of the email; and

  2. Information volunteered to complete a web form or in response to a survey, which may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you sent to us.

The information is retained pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, §§ 138.17, subd. 1 and 15.17. 

Personal information and choice:

Personal information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information may include the individual’s name, address, phone number, and email address. A domain name or IP Address is not considered personal information.

We will not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for this information. For example, if you send us an email with a question or comment that contains personally identifiable information, or you fill out a form that includes this information. We will only use this information to respond to you or provide information and updates relevant to your request and your interest in our organization or our products or services. We will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about website visitors. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and it may be subject to public inspection and copying under the MGDPA.

We may share any public data sent to or collected from the website with other entities as permitted under the MGDPA.

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 to be 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 you submitted it, contact us at webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Cookies:

To better serve our users, we use cookies to customize your browsing experience, enhance site navigation and experience, analyze site performance, and monitor usage of this website.

What are cookies?

Cookies contain unique information that can be used to track such things as the Internet Protocol address for the computer you use to access this website, the geographic location of your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you visited this site, and the website from which you linked to this website. 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 widely available method. If you choose not to accept a cookie on your computer, it will not prevent or prohibit you from gaining access to or using this site.

Security:

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to this website. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

Copyright and trademarks:

Unless otherwise indicated, all website materials, including, our logo and all designs, text, graphics, and other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof, are our property or the property of our licensors, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. You may electronically copy and print other portions of this website for informational and non-commercial, personal use only. Any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, or performance is strictly prohibited. All other trademarks, product names, and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Submissions:

You agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials, or other information, you submit through this website are nonconfidential and that we have a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use such materials in connection with the maintenance of this website. If you submit any materials to us, you irrevocably waive 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 Sourcewell’s Executive Director. 

Disclaimer:

This website includes links to websites operated by other public and private organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on this site and these Terms of Use are not applicable. When you link to another site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that new site.

We do not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any content, viewpoints, products, or services published on or linked from this system, and we are not liable for any losses caused by reliance thereon. Pages are presented as an informational service and any content should be independently verified when an official record of action is required. Documents we author are in the public domain. Copyright and access restrictions apply.

Linking policy:

Links to other websites are provided for convenience or informational purposes only. No endorsement is intended or made of any link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this website. Hypertext links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at our sole discretion at any time without notice.
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 our pages. Lastly, you may not imply that we endorse your product or service.

Accessibility:

This site is designed to offer public and private organizations efficient access to our resources. We make every effort to adhere to relevant accessibility standards. Ongoing validation testing is conducted using industry-recognized tools for coding and usability.

This website was built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which 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 and have difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. A member of our team will contact you and attempt to provide the information you're seeking. 

Questions and contact information:

If you would like to report observed or suspected security issues regarding this site, including compromised accounts, unsolicited email, routing problems, or potential vulnerabilities, please contact webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov. General questions or comments about this website may also be directed that address.