The policy of the University of Minnesota is to respect the
privacy of all web site visitors to the extent permitted by law.
This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the ways
in which this web site collects information, the uses to which that
information will be put, and the ways in which we will protect any
information you choose to provide us.
There are four types of information that this site may collect
during your visit: network traffic logs, web visit logs, cookies,
and information voluntarily provided by you.
Network Traffic Logs
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service
for all users, the University employs software programs to do such
things as monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or
access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other
software that might damage University computers or the network, and
monitor and tune the performance of the University network. In the
course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such
information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets, and
other information. Information from these activities is used only
for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the
University's networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable
information from these activities is not released to external
parties without your consent unless required by law, including Minn.
Web Visit Logs
University web sites routinely collect and store information from
online visitors to help manage those sites and improve service. This
information includes the pages visited on the site, the date and
time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the
referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access
occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the
browser, and search terms used on our search engines. This site
makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this
information: any personally identifiable information is not released
to external parties without your consent unless required by law,
including Minn. Stat. 13.15.
Cookies are pieces of information stored by your web browser on
behalf of a web site and returned to the web site on request. This
current session at the site from one web page to the next, and to
identify you to the site between visits. If you prefer not to
receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser, or may set
your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie. Some pages
may not function properly if the cookies are turned off. Unless
otherwise notified on this site, we will not store data, other than
for these two purposes, in cookies. Cookies remain on your computer,
and accordingly we neither store cookies on our computers nor
forward them to any external parties. Unless otherwise notified on
different web sites and do not exchange cookies with other entities.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
In the course of using this web site, you may choose to provide us
with information to help us serve your needs. For example, you may
send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form) to request
information, you may sign up for a mailing list, or you may send us
your address so we may send you an application or other material.
Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used
only for the purpose indicated. Requests for information will be
directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request, and may
be recorded to help us update our site to better respond to similar
requests. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your
personally identifiable information without your consent, except to
the extent required by law. We do not retain the information longer
than necessary for normal operations. Each web page requesting
information discloses the purpose of that information. If you do not
wish to have the information used in that manner, you are not
required to provide it. Please contact the person listed on the
specific page, or listed below, with questions or concerns on the
use of personally identifiable information.
University web sites provide links to other World Wide Web sites
or resources. We do not control these sites and resources, do not
endorse them, and are not responsible for their availability,
content, or delivery of services. In particular, external sites are
their own policies or none at all. Often you can tell you are
leaving a University web site by noting the URL of the destination
Minn. Stat. 13.15 provides that electronic access data may be
disseminated: (1) to the commissioner for the purpose of evaluating
electronic government services; (2) to another government entity to
prevent unlawful intrusions into government electronic systems; or
(3) as otherwise provided by law.
If you have questions about general University of Minnesota
security measures see the University policy,
Including a Privacy Statement on U Web Pages.
If you have questions about this site, its collection of
information, and its online privacy statement, contact the site
administrator or these
Effective: February 2000
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The contents of
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"Content") are for informational purposes only. You should not use
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information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any
information provided by this Site, or by persons appearing on the
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framed within this Site, third-party sites provided as search
results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any
representations regarding their content or accuracy.
Your use of third-party websites and advertisements is at your
own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for this
Site and those other sites.
LIABILITY OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND ITS LICENSORS.
Your use of this Site and/or your use of the Content are at your
When using this Site, information will be transmitted over a
medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of the
University of Minnesota and its suppliers. Accordingly, the
University of Minnesota assumes no liability for or relating to the
delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other
information transmitted in connection with use of this Site.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO
THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS.
Without limiting the foregoing, the University of Minnesota, its
licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties
about the following:
1. Accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, out-of-date
or up-to-date nature of any of the Content, software, text,
graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of
2. Satisfaction of government regulations requiring disclosure of
information on prescription drug products mentioned on this Site, or
the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the
Content contained on this Site.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall the
University of Minnesota, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third
parties mentioned on this Site be liable for any damages (including,
without limitation, personal injury or wrongful death, incidental or
consequential damages, including lost profits, or damages resulting
from lost data or business interruption) resulting from your use of,
your misuse of, or your inability to use this Site or any of the
Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other
legal theory, and whether or not the University of Minnesota, its
licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on this
Site were advised of the possibility of such damages. The
University of Minnesota, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third
parties mentioned on this Site shall be liable only to the extent of
actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. The
foregoing limit of liability shall not apply to the extent such
liability, injuries, damages, or loss was caused by the intentional,
willful, or wanton acts of the University. Nothing herein shall be
construed as a waiver of the University of Minnesota’s governmental
Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site or any
Content must be brought within one (1) year after the date of the
event giving rise to such action occurred.
The remedies set forth in these Terms and Conditions are
exclusive and you agree that by using the Site or any of the Content
that your remedies are limited to those expressly provided for in
these Terms and Conditions.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the University of
Minnesota, its regents, officers, directors, employees, agents,
licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims,
actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without
limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or
alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and
Conditions. The foregoing indemnity shall not apply to the extent
such claims, actions, demands, or liabilities were caused by the
intentional, willful, or wanton acts of the University.
The University of Minnesota is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
in the United States of America. The University of Minnesota makes
no claims that the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded
outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be
legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access
this Site or the Content from outside the United States, you do so
at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute
with the University of Minnesota, or in any way relating to your use
of this Site and/or the Content, resides in the state or federal
courts sitting in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and you further agree
and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in
such courts in Hennepin County, Minnesota, in connection with any
dispute including any claim involving the University of Minnesota or
its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers,
directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal
substantive laws of the State of Minnesota, without respect to its
choice of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and
Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent
jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the
validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions,
which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of
these Terms and Conditions by the University of Minnesota shall be
deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or
any other term or condition.
Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on
constitute the entire agreement between you and the University of
Minnesota with respect to your use of this Site, and Content.
The following provisions survive the completion of your use of
this Site and/or the Content for any reason whatsoever: Liability,
Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.