Privacy Statement

Minnesota State University, Mankato is firmly committed to maintaining appropriate data privacy; our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. The following discloses our data practices policy for Minnesota State University, Mankato public websites (“the site”) and the Bus Mankato Mobile Application (“the app”). Data regarding students is governed by the University’s Student Education Records Policy in compliance with FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act).

For security purposes and to ensure that the site remains available to all users, we use software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

ONLINE FORMS

The information that you provide may be classified as private by law. You are not legally required to provide this information, but if you do not supply this information on a contact, help or registration form, we will be unable to contact you. Contact information missing from a registration form may mean that your registration will be incomplete and may not be able to be processed.

The information you provide will be available to Minnesota State system and Minnesota State University, Mankato staff to allow them to perform their work-related duties.

COOKIES

We use cookies to customize your experience. Cookies are pieces of information stored by your web browser on your device on behalf of a website and returned to the website on request. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, § 13.15, subdivisions 4 and 5, this is the required notice to users that we will install a cookie on your computer at certain times when you access the site and the app. This information may be used for purposes of evaluating electronic services, preventing unlawful intrusions to electronic systems, or as otherwise provided by law. We use cookies for a number of purposes, including but not limited to: carrying data about your current session at the site from one web page to the next and identifying you to the site between visits. Unless otherwise notified on this site, we will not store data using cookies other than for these purposes. 

Cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. Unless otherwise notified on this site, we do not use cookies to track your movement among different websites and do not exchange cookies with other entities. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser settings, or you may set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie. Some pages may not function properly if the cookies are turned off.

We also use Google Analytics to analyze traffic to our site. Google uses cookies to provide this service to us. Google’s cookies are used to store information, such as what time your visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to our web page. Information about your visits to specific Minnesota State college or university websites and the MinnState.edu page and its subdomains may be combined and shared within the Minnesota State system.

Cookies may also be set by an organization other than Minnesota State, such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media services for which we have implemented “plug-ins.” Information on their cookie policies can be found on these sites directly.

Cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. Unless otherwise notified on this site, we do not exchange cookies with outside entities. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser settings, or you may set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie. Some pages may not function properly if the cookies are turned off.

You may also prevent information about your visit from being collected by Google Analytics by turning off JavaScript in your browser settings or by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

AGGREGATE LOGGING AND ANALYTICS DATA

When accessing Minnesota State University, Mankato public websites and the Bus Mankato Mobile Application we may store the following information about you:

  • the IP address from which you access the Internet
  • the date and time you visited
  • the Internet address of the web site from which you reached us
  • the web pages on our site or in our app that you visit
  • the screens on our app that you view.
  • the browser you use to access our site or the
  • usernames used to login to University or Minnesota State system services (we do NOT store passwords)

We use this information to determine the number of visitors to the site and to different sections of the site, to monitor system performance, to assess technical design requirements, and to design our site to support our users' needs. We only analyze the above information in aggregate; we cannot and do not use the information in our server logs to identify an individual.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

QUESTIONS

If you have further questions related to data privacy, please contact us at the Minnesota State Mankato IT Solutions Center.