Privacy Policy

MN Forward Privacy Policy

Welcome to the official website of MN Forward.  We have created this Privacy Policy to ensure the confidence of visitors (“you” or “your”) to our website (the “Site”), and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of your privacy. You do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information unless you choose to give us your personal information.

Should you choose to share your personal information, we would like you to know exactly how that information is used by us to provide a better user experience, and the steps we take to protect your information. This privacy policy has been created to answer questions you may have regarding MN Forward’s data collection and protection policies.

1.         Types of Information Collected.

a.         Personal Information Collected. There may be areas on our Site where you can share your name, company name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, and zip code (“Personal Information”).  Our Site may also provide you with the option to sign-up and receive electronic communications from us, where we ask for certain Personal Information.  If you communicate with us by e-mail we may require Personal Information that personally identifies you. We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of having someone contact you for additional information, or in response to your request for information from us.

State law requires collection and reporting of information when a donation is made to MN Forward.  MN Forward is required to collect the name of the donor along with their address, occupation, employer, and amount of contribution.  The Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board requires MN Forward to report information if the total of an individual’s contributions exceeds $100.

b.         Information from Children. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from children under 13 years of age.  The use of this Site by children under 13 years of age is not conditioned on the disclosure of Personal Information.  However, we ask that children not submit information to us without the consent of a parent or guardian.  When we e-mail information to you, we will provide prominently displayed instructions that show you how to unsubscribe from receiving such information.  If your child subscribes to receive information from us without your knowledge, simply follow the instructions on our e-mail and unsubscribe.  Please include the child’s name and the parent’s e-mail address in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.  Parents can also contact us to change or delete the Personal Information that has been submitted by a child by e-mailing us at

c. IP Addresses & Related Information. We log IP addresses, which are the locations of computers or networks on the Internet, and analyze them in order to improve the value of our site. We also collect aggregate numbers of page hits in order to track the popularity of certain pages and improve the value of our site. We do not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users’ Personal Information through these processes.

Like most web sites, we use cookies on our site to customize your experience and support some necessary functions. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site. Our cookies contain no Personal Information and are neither shared nor revealed to other sites.

You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. (For more information on how to block or filter cookies, see However, if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at our site and other sites throughout the World Wide Web may not be complete. Also, you would be unable to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by other Internet sites or by us.

We may use pixel tags (also known as web beacons or clear GIF files) or other tracking technology to help us manage our online advertising and to analyze and measure the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns and the general usage patterns of visitors to our Web site. These types of files enable us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website and to deliver advertising targeted to your interests. The information that is collected and shared using these pixel tags and similar technology is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

2. Use of Information Collected.

We use the Personal Information directly submitted by you for the purpose for which you have provided it.  We may also use the information you provide to us to contact you for reasons related to your original communication to us.  Visitors who give us their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us for reasons related to the visitor’s original communication or request.  We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Website.

3. Sharing of Personal Information.

We will not sell, rent, share, monitor, edit, or disclose any Personal Information about you, including its contents or your use of the Site, without your prior consent, but we may share your Personal Information, without your prior consent, for the limited purposes noted below:

a.         Legal Obligations. We may share your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to:  (i) comply with legal process or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of MN Forward; (iii) enforce this Agreement; (iv) protect the interests of other users of the Site or any other person; or (v) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of the Site or equipment.

4.         Protection of Personal Information.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect.

5.         Links to Third Party Websites.

The Site may contain links to other websites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.  We have no control over the use of such websites and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any Personal Information on those websites. You also agree and acknowledge that MN Forward will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance of any such content, services on or through any such site or resource or goods. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on each website you visit. MN Forward may also provide links to original articles written and maintained by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience and do not imply a claim of ownership in that content.

6.         User Choice Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Personal Information.

You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information.  In such an event, you can still access and use this Site. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us, you may “unsubscribe” or select another appropriate “opt-out” option each time we ask you for Personal Information or upon receipt of e-mail correspondence from us.

7.         Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy.
We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update or modification on the Site.  Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site and will govern your use of the Site.

8.         How to Contact Us.
Should you have other questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please send us an e-mail at You may also write to us at the following address:

MN Forward
80 S. 8th Street, #3530
Minneapolis, MN 55402


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