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Carver County Website Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Carver County, Minnesota is committed to protecting online users' privacy.  The purpose of this policy is to inform visitors about the types of information gathered when visiting this website, how that information is used, whether it is disclosed to anyone, and the choices visitors have regarding the use of the information.  The following is the Privacy Policy for the Carver County website (all pages starting with www.co.carver.mn.us).

Terms of Use

By visiting the Carver County website, visitors agree that they will not use the website for any unlawful activity, or use it in a way that would violate the following terms and conditions.  This website is governed and construed by the laws of the State of Minnesota.  Any use of the website shall comply with all Carver County, Minnesota and State of Minnesota laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations. 

Collection of Information

No personally identifiable information is collected about visitors who simply browse this website or who download information from it.  Information volunteered by visitors participating in a survey will be collected.  An e-mail address and contents of the e-mail will also be collected from users sending e-mail.  Visitors who request services available through this website may be required to furnish additional information which may be required by law or which is necessary to provide the service requested.  The additional information collected will be no more specific than if the visitor were requesting the service by any other means, including by telephone or an in-person visit to a County facility.

This website automatically collects and stores only the following information about a visit: 

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used but not the email address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you
  • Total number of visitors to this website
  • Date and time of access
  • The website visited prior to coming to this website
  • Information about possible system security threats.

Carver County does not sell any of the information collected for any purpose.  The information is used to help make this website more useful to visitors; learning about the number of visitors to this website and the types of technology our visitors use help improve this website and the services it offers.

Cookies

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and may either be used only during your session (a "session" cookie) or may be stored on your computer's hard drive (a "persistent" cookie). Cookies can contain data about user movement during the visit to the website. If your browser software is set to allow cookies, a website can send its own cookie to you.

Why are Cookies Used on Websites?

Cookies are one mechanism for maintaining continuity during a user's visit to a website. They allow data to be maintained for users' benefit as they navigate a site. This is referred to as "session" or "management" cookie. These cookies go away when you terminate your visit to the website as they are maintained only in your browser's active memory during your session.

Cookies may also be stored on your computer so that you can be recognized by a website on subsequent visits. They can be read by the website that set them whenever you enter the website. They are often used on websites that require you to log in, in order to save you from entering all of your login information. They may store information on your unique identifier and the areas of the website you have visited before. These cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive after you have left your website visit and consequently are often referred to as "persistent" cookies.

Choices about Cookies

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)

Carver County Practices Regarding Cookies

Presently, Carver County would only use "session" cookies. The information on these cookies would be retained by the County only while the user's session is active in a table that lists the unique identifiers of those currently using the site.  

Link to Carver County

Thank you for your interest in adding the Carver County link to your website.  In order to link to us, just add a link to:  http://www.co.carver.mn.us

Disclaimer

This website provides links to other websites.  These may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and /or private businesses.  This Privacy Policy applies only to the Carver County website.  Visitors linking to any other website are subject to the privacy policy of that website and are encouraged to examine the privacy policy of that website.

Neither Carver County, Minnesota, nor any agency, officer, elected, or employee of the County warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the website, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this website, 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 website does so at his or her own risk.

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