The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 (Government Data Practices Act). RWMWD has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. This policy does not apply to websites operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
About your visit to our website
Like most websites, our site reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and helps you navigate through our site. Generally, the information we collect is temporary, and when you leave our site, this information is deleted from our system. The only information the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District automatically collects and maintains is the following:
- Total number of visitors to our website.
- Types of computer systems used to access our website.
- Web browser type and version.
- Date and time of access.
- The website you visited prior to coming to this site.
- Information about possible system security threats.
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District’s website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the District’s permission. We request only that the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer, author or District, as appropriate.
The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on this website. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized access to this site, data transmission errors, changes to source material made since the last update, or other human or mechanical errors, the information contained on this website should not be deemed reliable for legal purposes. Please contact the District at 651 792-7950 to verify the accuracy of the information.
Information you provide to us
The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District does not keep any personal information about you or your site visit unless you have specifically supplied it to us. For instance, if you have supplied us with contact information to subscribe to our email newsletter, we will keep the information you gave to us so that we may handle your request. We will treat such information in accordance with the requirements of the Government Data Practices Act. This means it will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances, it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. To the extent allowed by law, the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosure. Please note that the interactive forms provided on our website are not secure.
The purpose of this website is to provide information about the District’s resources, policies and programs. We may provide links to other websites that also serve this purpose. The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked website unless the District’s website states otherwise. The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for website links. If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the District Administrator will decide whether to approve the request. The District Administrator will approve the requested website link if it serves the general purpose of the District’s site. The District’s will provide links to websites for:
- Governmental and educational institutions.
- Organizations with some relationship to the District (including, but not limited to, organizations sponsoring District activities or programs, and organizations participating in District activities or programs).
- Generally recognized community organizations.
- Organizations providing information about educational, environmental and recreational activities in the District’s area.
The District will not provide links to websites for:
- Candidates for local, state or federal offices.
- Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above.
- Individual or personal pages.