Privacy statement

Hennepin County Attorney is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This statement of privacy applies to the Hennepin County Attorney website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Hennepin County Attorney website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your personal information

Hennepin County Attorney collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Hennepin County Attorney also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Hennepin County Attorney. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Hennepin County Attorney for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Hennepin County Attorney website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Hennepin County Attorney public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Hennepin County Attorney does not read any of your private online communications.

Hennepin County Attorney encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Hennepin County Attorney so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Hennepin County Attorney is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Hennepin County Attorney and Hennepin County Attorney family of websites.

Use of your personal information

Hennepin County Attorney collects and uses your personal information to operate the Hennepin County Attorney website and deliver the services you have requested. Hennepin County Attorney also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Hennepin County Attorney and its affiliates. Hennepin County Attorney may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Hennepin County Attorney does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Hennepin County Attorney may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Hennepin County Attorney may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Hennepin County Attorney, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Hennepin County Attorney does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Hennepin County Attorney keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Hennepin County Attorney, in order to determine what Hennepin County Attorney services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Hennepin County Attorney to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Hennepin County Attorney websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hennepin County Attorney or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hennepin County Attorney; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Hennepin County Attorney, or the public.

Use of cookies

To better serve you, the Hennepin County Attorney website occasionally uses "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser when you first visit a website. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to websites. Cookies are used to identify a web user and may also be used to track a user's browsing habits. Web browsers normally accept cookies, unless the user has specifically turned the capability off.

Hennepin County Attorney uses a "session" cookie only. The cookie does not install or save or read anything on your computer. It is simply used to temporarily remember some information to enhance the web application functionality. The cookie is deleted from your system when the browsing session is terminated.

Security of your personal information

Hennepin County Attorney secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Hennepin County Attorney secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this statement

Hennepin County Attorney will occasionally update this statement of privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Hennepin County Attorney encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Hennepin County Attorney is protecting your information.

Contact information

Hennepin County Attorney welcomes your comments regarding this statement of privacy. If you believe that Hennepin County Attorney has not adhered to this statement, please contact Hennepin County Attorney at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.