By visiting the Olmsted County website, users 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 Olmsted County, Minnesota and State of Minnesota laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations.
Visitors to this website are expressly prohibited from using applications designed to mine, gather or extract data. Unauthorized use and collection of this data may expose the visitor to criminal penalties and/or claims for civil damages, attorney’s fees and costs by Olmsted County. In addition, if Olmsted County becomes the subject of a lawsuit related to alleged misuse of any unauthorized data taken in this manner by a visitor, Olmsted County will seek to have the Court require the visitor to reimburse Olmsted County for any damages, attorneys fees or costs which may be awarded as a result of this unauthorized use of data.
Collection of Information
No personally identifiable information is collected about visitors who simply browse this website or who download information from it. For that type of activity, we will automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit: The Internet domain (for example, "SomeCompany.Com" if you use a private Internet access account) and IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our website; the type of browser and operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the pages you visit; if you linked to our website from another website, and the address of that website if applicable. If you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, your e-mail address and the contents of the e-mail and information volunteered in response to the survey will be collected. 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. Any data provided by you to Olmsted County will be classified in accordance with and any release of this data will be governed by the requirements of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act found at Chapter 13 of the Minnesota Statutes.
We do not sell any of the information we collect for any purpose. We use this information to help us make our website more useful to visitors; learning about the number of visitors to our website and the types of technology our visitors use helps us improve the website and the services we offer.
Our site uses a "session cookie" that is stored on the user's computer only until they close the browser. The session cookie allows the server software to keep the user logged in as they browse the site. The cookie is not shared with other websites, does not track or store personal information, and expires as soon as the user closes the browser.