Minnesota IT Services is dedicated to preserving your privacy and security while viewing the agency website at http://mn.gov/mnit. MNIT strives to retrieve the minimum amount of information necessary from its website visitors in order to provide a host of various services and resources. MNIT does not capture personal information without visitors' permission.
Protection of individual privacy is a primary concern, and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, GOVERNMENT DATA PRACTICES.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
For site management functions, information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
We use Google Analytics to analyze traffic to our site. Google Analytics can be blocked or disabled by any visitor and he or she will still have free access to all information on our site. Information about Google Analytics and how to opt-out is available on the Google Analytics website.
If you send us an email with a question or comment that contains personally identifiable information, or fill out a form that emails us this information, we will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, or to further improve our website. We may also redirect your message to another government agency that is in a better position to answer your question.
In the State Of Minnesota, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by State government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both State and Federal laws.
All information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 and Minnesota Rules Chapter 1205 define Minnesota's Data Practices Act.
Security, Intrusion, Detection Language
Minnesota IT Services, as developer and manager of the MNIT website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire agency operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.
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 under Title 18 of the U.S. Code to include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Links to other websites
In the course of providing comprehensive service and information, MNIT may provide links to content not controlled by the State of Minnesota. No endorsement is intended or made of any link, product, service or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this portal. Additionally, such links are provided as a convenience to its users. The use of these links is not an endorsement as to the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, accessibility or usefulness of those sites.
Links to the MN.IT Services website
Any website can link to the MNIT Services website. 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 the MNIT pages. Lastly, you may not imply that the State of Minnesota is endorsing your product or services.
MNIT website is intended as a resource and guide for the public. It is not a source of definitive legal advice about specific legal problems.
General Disclaimer of Warranties/Liabilities for all Users
Neither the State of Minnesota, Minnesota IT Services, nor their employees make any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the use of or reliance on the data provided herewith, 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. MNIT 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 data, even if appraised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.
Minnesota IT Services website is maintained by staff and is designed to offer Minnesota citizens, businesses, and agencies easy and efficient access to state government resources. MNIT Services appreciates that many visitors to the department's website are concerned about accessibility to digital government. MNIT makes every effort to adhere to the State of Minnesota Technology Accessibility Standard.
The information in this website is available in other formats to people with disabilities by contacting MNIT Services Communications Office.