Website Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement addresses collection, use, and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of (this Website).

What is

This Website was developed solely for purposes of marketing and advertisement related to a product or service offered by Sourcewell. This Website is not directed to children. No personal information is collected or maintained through use of this Website except as described herein.

Your individual privacy is governed by the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) at Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 and Sourcewell's Information Security Policies. This Website Privacy Statement was created to demonstrate Sourcewell's commitment to privacy with regard to this Website.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

For site management functions, information is collected for analysis, statistical, and promotional purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal 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 in accordance with 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 includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for 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 emails us this information. We will only use this information to respond to you or provide information and updates relevant to your request and interest in Sourcewell. Sourcewell 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. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of this Website.

Access and Correction of Personal Information

You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe 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. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. 


To better serve our users, we use cookies to customize your browsing experience, enhance site navigation and experience, analyze site performance, and monitor usage on this site. A cookie contains unique information that can be used to track such things as the Internet Protocol address for the computer you used to access this site, the identification of the browser software and operating system you used, the date and time you accessed the site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to this site. 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 of the widely available methods. 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.


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. 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, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof are the property of Sourcewell or its licensors, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from us. 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.


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. The submission of any materials to Sourcewell irrevocably waives 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.


This Website includes links to other websites operated by other governmental units, other states, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on this Website and this Website Privacy Statement is not applicable. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy practices of that new site.

Neither Sourcewell nor any of its directors or employees 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 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 system does so at their own risk.

Use of Information on this Site

Pages are presented as an informational service and any content should be independently verified when an official record of action is required. Sourcewell authored documents are in the public domain. Copyright and access restrictions apply.

Linking Policy

This Website contains links to other websites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities. Such links are provided for convenience and information purposes only.

In the course of providing comprehensive service and information, this Website may provide links to content not controlled by Sourcewell. No endorsement is intended or made of any link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this site.

Hypertext links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at Sourcewell's sole discretion at any time without notice.

Links to this 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 pages. Lastly, you may not imply that Sourcewell endorses your product or services without prior written consent from Sourcewell.


This site is designed to offer public agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and the public efficient access to Sourcewell 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 us at 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 General questions or comments about this website may also be directed that address.