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The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Hopkins, and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, (Government Data Practices Act.) The City of Hopkins has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.
Information You Provide to Us
The City of Hopkins does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us. For instance, you may have supplied us with information as part of a request for information. Similarly you may have sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format. In cases where you have supplied us with information we will treat such information in accordance with the requirements of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This means that it will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication. In many instances it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. The City may withhold personal information from disclosure only to the extent permitted by law, for example the name of an individual who complains about someone's property is private data.
Other Information About Your Visit to the Site
Like most Internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and to help you navigate through our site. Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system. The only information the City automatically collects and maintains is the following:
- Total number of visitors to our site
- Types of computer
- Systems used to access our site
- Web browser type and version
- Date and time of access
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website
- Information about possible system security threats
Read more information about how the City of Hopkins complies with the Government Data Practices Act (PDF).