Privacy Policy

PRIVACY AND SECURITY:

Sherburne county won’t collect personal information about you unless you choose to provide it. The county doesn’t give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information for commercial purposes.

The county may amend this policy on occasion, and will prominently display on this website any major changes in the way it uses your personal information.

Sherburne County follows and classifies our data per the Data Privacy laws of the State of Minnesota. 


COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

When you browse the website, read pages, or download information, the county will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. The following information is automatically collected and stored about your visit:

  • Internet domain you use to access the site (e.g., "xcompany.com," "yourschool.edu," etc.)
  • Your IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the web).
  • Type of web browser and operating system you use to access the site
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Pages you visit
  • Keywords you used in a search to arrive at the site or page

The county analyzes this information to gain insight into web user behavior, to make the website improvements and increase usability for citizens.


PERSONNEL INFORMATION AND CHOICE 

When you send an email to the county, your comment or question may be forwarded to another county staff who can better service your request. The county only shares the email with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. The county does not use personal data you provide for commercial marketing. 


PUBLIC ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE

Several state and federal laws protect the privacy of the information the county collects about you. The county does not disclose personally identifiable information you provide online unless authorized by state or federal law or with your written permission.

You can decline to participate in any activity that asks for information (for example, surveys or emails). Declining to participate won’t effect your ability to access information on the county's website


ONLINE SERVICES 

Increasingly, site visitors have the option to do complete transactions with the county via the web, such as making electronic payments.

The county operates a state-of-the art secure web server that creates an additional layer of security regarding information you submit about your bank account. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts information before it leaves your computer to be sent across the Internet. The encrypted information is shared only with the county’s bank, which also operates secure servers.

The county won’t share bank account information with anyone, except authorized personnel. The county doesn’t sell, transfer, market, disclose or otherwise share bank account information from payment applications with any outside party other than your bank and the county’s bank, except as may be required by law or valid court order.


DISCLAIMER

Sherburne County shall not be liable to any person or entity for any loss or injury arising, directly or indirectly, out of or caused in whole or in part by Sherburne County’s errors, acts, or omissions in procuring, compiling, collecting, interpreting, reporting, communicating, delivering, or assembling the information, data, or records displayed on this website.


INFORMATION ACCURACY

The information contained in this website was accurate and complete at the time of publication. The county reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, discrepancies, unauthorized modification of electronic data, errors in transmission, web browser incompatibilities, and other aspects of electronic communications that are beyond the county’s control. 


Comments or questions on information privacy may be sent to administration@co.sherburne.mn.us