Terms & Conditions

including Privacy Policy & Accessibility Statement

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BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Your access to and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions of use (‘Terms of Use’) and all applicable laws. These Terms of Use apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, this website and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Sourcewell for programs, services or otherwise. These Terms of Use may be changed by Sourcewell at any time in its sole discretion by posting the changes made to these Terms of Use, as revised, on this website. Your use of this website following the posting of such changes or revised Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Statement or any other policy governing your access to or use of our website you should 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 Sourcewell.

INFORMATION PRIVACY POLICY:

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.

Information Gathered:

Sourcewell uses Google Analytics to automatically collect and store information about your visit to our site for analysis and statistical purposes. This information includes, but may not be limited to: environmental information such as the geographic location of your IP address, the language you are browsing in, and the technical specifications of the device and browser you are browsing on, behavioral information such as the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, links you clicked on the site, keywords you used in a search to arrive at the site or page, and the name of the domain from which you access the Internet.

When personal information is sent to or collected from Sourcewell-mn.gov in any form (e.g., in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, application forms, email contacts, etc.) Sourcewell will only use this information to provide informational updates relevant to your request and interest in Sourcewell. Sourcewell will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about website visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute, and as specifically requested by the visitor through an “opt-out” or similar express written communication. Personal information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to the specific individual and may include, but is not limited to an individual’s name, address, phone number and email address. Information collected at this website becomes public records subject to classification and disclosure requirements as identified in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, as amended and Sourcewell’s data practices policy.

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 submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Cookies:

Sourcewell-mn.gov occasionally uses "cookies" to customize the browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by web browsers when users first visit a website. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to websites. Cookies are used to identify a web user and optimize the experience on the Sourcewell site by remembering what the user has viewed there. Web browsers normally accept cookies, unless the user has specifically turned them off.

Social Media:

Where Sourcewell manages a presence on social media sites to share government information and engage with Sourcewell members, vendors, and others, Sourcewell does not collect any personally identifiable information through those sites. Sourcewell does not use personal information made available by the third-party sites. Questions or comments to Sourcewell via a social media tool or platform may result in a direct reply via that platform, but Sourcewell does not track or record any information about individuals who use or interact with Sourcewell via those platforms.

Security:

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Sourcewell 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 servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Copyright:

Unless otherwise indicated, all website materials, including, without limitation, the Sourcewell logo, and all designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof are the proprietary and copyrighted property of Sourcewell or its licensors. You may electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of this website for the sole purpose of using materials it contains for informational and non-commercial, personal use only. Any other use of the materials in this website—including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display or performance—without the prior written permission of Sourcewell is strictly prohibited.

Trademarks:

Sourcewell™ the Sourcewell logo, and any proprietary product or service names contained in this website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sourcewell or its licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Sourcewell. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of Sourcewell-mn.gov, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Sourcewell. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Submissions:

You agree that any materials, including but not limited to 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 Sourcewell-mn.gov, or postings on 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.

Content Review:

Sourcewell may elect to 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, its independent contractors, service providers, consultants, sponsors, licensors or the public. Sourcewell 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 or the rights of any third party, or to violate any applicable law.

Sourcewell 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 thereof by Sourcewell and is intended solely for informational purposes.

Links to other sites:

The pages on Sourcwell-mn.gov may include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on Sourcewell-mn.gov site and this Privacy Notice is not applicable. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that 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.

Accessibility:

Sourcewell-mn.gov is designed to offer public agencies, businesses, nonprofits and the public efficient access to Sourcewell resources. Sourcwell-mn.gov 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 (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 Sourcewell-mn.gov, please contact Sourcewell 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.

Disclaimer:

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 DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOURCEWELL DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INFORMATION ABOUT SOURCEWELL PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES, ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. SOURCEWELL DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Limitation of Liability:

IN NO EVENT SHALL SOURCEWELL 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 IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM SOURCEWELL-MN.GOV, 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’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES.

Linking to Sourcewell-mn.gov:

You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this website provided such link does not portray Sourcewell 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 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’s express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags or any other ‘hidden text’ utilizing a Sourcewell, trademark or product name without Sourcewell’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 or any third party. Sourcewell makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of websites linking to this website.

Severability and Nonwaiver:

If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The failure of Sourcewell to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of the provisions of these Terms of Use or to exercise any rights or remedies under these Terms of Use will not be construed as a waiver to any extent of Sourcewell’s right to assert or rely upon any such provisions, rights, or remedies in that or any other instance; rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.

Applicable Law: 

The laws of the State of Minnesota will govern and construe these Terms of Use without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions to the contrary. By use of this website, you irrevocably consent for any and all disputes with Sourcewell to the venue of state or federal courts located in the State of Minnesota. If you access the website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Termination:

Notwithstanding any of these Terms of Use, Sourcewell reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your use of this website and to block or prevent future access to and use of this website.

Questions and Contact Information:

General questions or comments about Sourcewell’s website may be directed to privacy@sourcewell-mn.gov.