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BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
(1) Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (“MGDPA”) Policy
All information or data sent to or collected on our website is subject to the provisions in the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (the “MGDPA”), Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13. You may access Sourcewell Technology’s MGDPA policy at sourcewelltechnology.org/data-policy. The MGDPA policy explains how Sourcewell Technology complies with the requirements in the MGDPA including without limitation, our classification of data as public, confidential, private and other categories, and the manner in which such data is protected. Information that you send to our website or that is collected automatically on our website may be subject to inspection or disclosure to the public depending on the classification category.
(2) Personal Information
“Personal Information” is defined as information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to the specific individual, for example, an individual’s name, street address, phone number or e-mail address. A domain name or IP (Internet Protocol) address is not considered personal information.
Sourcewell Technology will not collect or store Personal Information unless you voluntarily share such information by participating in an activity that asks for the information, such as completing a survey or form, sending an e-mail to us, or submitting a comment during your visit to our website. Sourcewell Technology will only use any such Personal Information to respond or provide information and updates relevant to your request or interest in Sourcewell Technology. Sourcewell Technology will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any Personal Information about website visitors.
You may review any Personal Information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your Personal Information that you believe is 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 submitted, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take reasonable steps in each case to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
(3) Information Gathered by Sourcewell Technology
Sourcewell Technology uses Google Analytics and other tools to automatically collect and store information about your visit to this website for statistical analysis and promotional purposes. These tools do not collect personal information. Rather, the tools collect and store information such as: (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 you participate in a survey, fill out a web form, send an e-mail, or send a comment during your visit to our website, the following additional information will also be collected: (1) your e-mail address and the contents of the e-mail; and, (2) any information you voluntarily share to complete the web form, respond to a survey, or submit a comment, which may include audio, video or graphic information formats you send to us. This information is retained in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 138.17, subd. 1, and 15.17.
Sourcewell Technology may share any public data sent to or collected from the website with other entities subject to confidentiality provisions under the MGDPA.
Sourcewell Technology uses “cookies” to customize your browsing experience, enhance site navigation and experience, analyze site performance, and monitor usage.
What are cookies?
Whenever you visit a website a small piece of information called a cookie is sent along with the webpage. Cookies contain unique information to track such things as 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. (For more information on what information Sourcewell collects, please reference the Personal Information and Choice section above.)
There are two kinds of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer’s random access memory (RAM). A session cookie is never written to a drive, and it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie from a website is saved to a file on your hard drive and is called up the next time you visit that website. This lets the website remember what you were interested in the last time you visited.
The site creates a session cookie when you visit and destroys it as soon as you close your browser. Google Analytics and other analysis and performance tools configured sourcewelltech.org use first-party (persistent) cookies to: (1) distinguish unique users; (2) throttle the request rate.
Although using persistent cookies allows us to deliver a better experience for you, this site will work without them. If you wish to delete a cookie file, please use your browser’s setting or any of the widely available methods; if you don’t want to accept cookies in the future, you may use your browser's options to set your preferences.
For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Sourcewell Technology webservers use industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on Sourcewell Technology servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.
(6) Content Review
Sourcewell Technology may electronically monitor areas of this website and may disclose any content, records or electronic communication of any kind to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request, if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate this website, or to protect the rights or property of Sourcewell Technology, its independent contractors, service providers, vendors, consultants, sponsors, licensors or the public. Sourcewell Technology retains the right but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to users, Sourcewell Technology, any third-party, or that may violate any applicable law.
(7) Links to Other Websites
Neither Sourcewell Technology, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Sourcewell Technology warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance or 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 system does so at his or her own risk.
(8) Linking to sourcewelltech.org
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this website provided such link does not portray Sourcewell Technology or any of its programs or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Sourcewell Technology trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at this website, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page without Sourcewell Technology’s express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags or any other ‘hidden text’ utilizing Sourcewell Technology, trademark or product name without Sourcewell Technology’s express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of Sourcewell Technology or any third-party. Sourcewell Technology makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of websites linking to this website.
(9) Copyright and Trademarks
Unless otherwise indicated, all website materials, including but not limited to the Sourcewell Technology logo and all designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement of such materials are the property of Sourcewell Technology or its licensors, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from Sourcewell Technology. 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 on this website are the property of their respective owners.
(10) 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 Technology’s Managing Director.
Sourcewell Technology reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this website at any time without notice. Reference to any private individuals, firms or corporations’ products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, favoritism, advertisement, sponsorship or recommendation by Sourcewell Technology and is intended solely for information purposes.
(11) Submissions of Public Data
You agree that materials within the definition of “public data” under the MGDPA, excluding confidential and private data such as student data (or “PII”), for example, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of e-mail or submissions to sourcewelltech.org, or postings on this website, are not confidential and that Sourcewell Technology shall have a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use such materials in connection with the maintenance of its website. Your submission of any such information to Sourcewell Technology irrevocably waives any and all ‘moral rights’ in such materials, including the rights of paternity and integrity.
This website is designed to offer public agencies, businesses, nonprofits and the public efficient access to Sourcewell Technology resources. Sourcewell Technology makes all reasonable efforts to adhere to relevant accessibility standards. Ongoing validation testing is conducted using industry-recognized tools for coding and usability.
This website has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 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 (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the website, please contact Sourcewell Technology and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. A Sourcewell Technology team member will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking.
THIS WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SOURCEWELL TECHNOLOGY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOURCEWELL TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INFORMATION ABOUT SOURCEWELL TECHNOLOGY PROVIDED BY THIRD-PARTIES, ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. SOURCEWELL TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
(14) Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL SOURCEWELL TECHNOLOGY OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM SOURCEWELLTECH.ORG, OR THAT RESULTS FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR E-MAIL, ERROR, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SOURCEWELL TECHNOLOGY’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES.
(15) Severability and Nonwaiver
(16) Governing Law; Jurisdiction
(18) Questions and Contact Information
If you would like to report observed or suspected security issues regarding this website, including compromised accounts, unsolicited email, routing problems, or potential vulnerabilities, please contact email@example.com. General questions or comments about Sourcewell Technology’s website may also be directed to that address.
Ver. 2020-01 with updates to Section 3 and 4 in July 2020.