Privacy Policy

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Minnetonka, and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, (Government Data Practices Act.) The City of Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 or for purposes of registering or obtaining a permit online. 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, including financial data, 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, and 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.

Other information about your visit to our site

Like most Internet sites, our web site 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 web site you visited prior to coming to this web site
  • information about possible system security threats

Occasionally the city may have a survey on the web site that allows a visitor to vote only once. In order to keep track of whether you have voted, a cookie, (a simple text file) will be created and stored on your computer. This cookie is created on your computer by voting on the survey. It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise your privacy or security. The only information that is contained is the name of the survey and how you voted. This cookie will remain on your computer for the duration of the survey. The cookie has an expiration date. When that date occurs it will be deleted from your computer.

This privacy policy does not apply to web sites operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our web site.

Data practices procedures

Please refer to the data practices procedures page for more details.