Terms & Conditions

including Privacy Policy & Accessibility Statement

Fully updated May 2019. Cookies and collected information sections updated July 2020.

Please read carefully.


Your access to and use of sourcewell-mn.gov is subject to the following terms and conditions of use (‘Terms of Use’) and all applicable laws. These Terms of Use do not alter any other agreement you may have with Sourcewell. Sourcewell may change these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion. Sourcewell will notify you of any such changes by posting the revised Terms of Use on this website. Any major changes to the way Sourcewell uses your personal information will be prominently displayed.

Your use of this website following the posting of a revised Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please immediately terminate your access to and use of the website. If you have any question regarding these Terms or your access to or use of this website, please contact webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov.


This policy explains how the Sourcewell handles information collected from you during your visit to the website. Sourcewell may amend this policy on occasion and will prominently display on this website any major changes in the way it uses your personal information. During use of the website certain information is collected automatically.

All public and personal information sent to or collected during your access to or use of this website is governed by the Minnesota Government Data Practice Act (MGDPA) at Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, and Sourcewell’s data practices policy. Under the MGDPA, some information may be subject to inspection by or disclosure to the public. This Policy explains how Sourcewell complies with these requirements.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically:

Sourcewell 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, during your visit, you participate in a survey, fill out a web form, send an email, or submit a comment, the following additional information will also be collected: (1) your email address and the contents of the email; and (2) any information volunteered to complete a web form, respond to a survey, or submit a comment, which may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send to us.  This information is retained in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 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 may include the individual’s name, address, phone number and email address. A domain name or IP Address is not considered personal information.

Sourcewell will not request personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for the information, such as completing a survey or web form, sending an email, or submitting comment. Sourcewell 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.

Sourcewell may share any public data sent to or collected from the site with other entities as permitted under the MGDPA.

Access and Correction of Personal Information:

You may 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 you submitted it, contact us at webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


Sourcewell 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.

Use of cookies on sourcewell-mn.gov:
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 on sourcewell-mn.gov 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 site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Sourcewell 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 Sourcewell servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

Copyright and Trademarks:

Unless otherwise indicated, all website materials, including, the Sourcewell 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 Sourcewell. 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 Sourcewell shall have a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use such materials in connection with the maintenance of its 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.


Sourcewell-mn.gov may include links to websites operated by other public and private organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on sourcewell-mn.gov site and these Terms of Use are not applicable. When you link to another site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that new site.

Neither Sourcewell, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Sourcewell 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 his or her own risk.

Linking Policy:

Links to other websites are provided for convenience or informational purposes only. No endorsement is intended or made of any link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this website. Hypertext links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of Sourcewell, at any time without notice.

Links to sourcewell-mn.gov:

Any website can link to sourcewell-mn.gov. 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 sourcewell-mn.gov pages. Lastly, you may not imply that Sourcewell is endorsing your product or service.


Sourcewell-mn.gov is designed to offer public agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and the public efficient access to Sourcewell resources. Sourcewell makes every effort to adhere to relevant accessibility standards. Ongoing validation testing is conducted using industry-recognized tools for coding and usability.

Sourcewell-mn.gov has been 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 sourcewell-mn.gov, please contact webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. A Sourcewell team member 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 sourcewell-mn.gov, including compromised accounts, unsolicited email, routing problems, or potential vulnerabilities, please contact webmaster@sourcewell-mn.gov. General questions or comments about Sourcewell’s website may also be directed that address.