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City of Brooklyn Park Internet Privacy Statement
The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to disclose the city’s information-gathering practices regarding visits to this website. This statement applies to websites with the city’s official domain name (www.brooklynpark.org) and sites under contract to provide online services.
Information you provide to us
The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13) governs all data collected, created, received, maintained or disseminated by the city. The law presumes all data is public unless classified otherwise.
There are exceptions to the presumption that all such data is public. If you are asked to provide private data through the use of an online form, you receive an advisory regarding the city’s proposed use of the data before you submit the form.
If you choose to submit information to the city by email, the information provided, including any identifying information, will be used, disseminated, and retained as needed to conduct official business and in accordance with the laws governing retention and dissemination of data.
You should be aware of the provisions of the law as it relates to data that you send to the city. If you have questions about the classifications of particular information, contact the City’s Data Practices Compliance Official.
City’s Data Practices Compliance Official
Email Devin Montero
Information about your visit to our site
The city does not routinely collect or keep personal information about your visit to www.brooklynpark.org or other city websites. Like most Internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer to analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance and assist your navigation through the site. Generally, the collected information is temporary and deleted from our system when you leave the site.
The information the City automatically collects and stores for these purposes is the following:
- Total number of visits to our site
- Number of unique visits to our site
- Types of computer systems used to access our site
- Web browser type and version
- Date and time of access
- The website that may have referred you (linked you) to this website
- The first and last page you visited in our site
None of the information described above contains personal (identifying) information.
For security purposes and to maintain service for all users, the city’s network system may use software programs to identify attempts to gain unauthorized access or to damage or misuse the systems or the website. In the event that a potential security threat is recognized, identifying information about the user and the questionable computer activity may be retained and reviewed for security and other law enforcement related purposes.
If you have questions about the information captured about your visit:
Our website traffic tracking system and some of the other online services provided by the city may use “cookies” — simple text files that are created and stored on your computer to aid in delivering online services.
Many cookies are destroyed when one or more of the following occurs:
- A few minutes of inactivity
- Successfully completing a transaction
- When the browser window is closed
In some instances, however, cookie files may persist for a longer duration.
If your web browser does not accept cookies, you will be able to navigate the information content on our site, but you may not be able to use some of the online transaction services.