Privacy Statement

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to Chisago City, and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 (Government Data Practices Act).  Chisago City has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy.  This policy does not apply to web sites operated by third parties that you may have access through a link from our web site.  The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.

 About your visit to our web site

Like most web sites, our site reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and helps you navigate through our site.  Generally, the information we collect is temporary and when you leave our web site, this information is deleted from our system.  The only information Chisago City automatically collects and maintains is the following:

  • Total number of visitors to our web 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, Chisago City may have a survey on the web site that only allows a visitor to vote 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 the date occurs, it will be deleted from your computer.

 Copyright Policy

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on Chisago City's web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published, or otherwise used with Chisago City's permission.  We request only that Chisago City be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics, or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author, or Chisago City, as appropriate.


Chisago City has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on this web site.  However, due to the possibility of unauthorized access to this site, data transmission errors, changes to source material made since the last update to the web site, or other human or mechanical errors, the information contained on this web site should not be deemed reliable for legal purposes.  Please contact City offices at 651-257-4162 to verify the accuracy of the information.

 Information you provide to us

Chisago City does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our web site unless you have specifically supplied it to us.  For instance, if you have supplied us with personal information as part of your request for information from us, we will keep the information you gave to us so that we may be able to reply to or handle your request.  We will treat such information in accordance with the requirements of the 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.  To the extent allowed by law, Chisago City will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosure.

 Links Policy

The purpose of this web site is to provide information about the City's government, services, and attractions.  This web site may provide links to web sites outside this web site that also serve this purpose.  Chisago City is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked web site unless Chissago City's web site states otherwise.  The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for web site links.  If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the City Administrator will decide whether to approve the request.  The City Administrator will approve the requested web site link if it serves the general purpose of the City's web site.

The City's web site will provide links to web sites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions.
  • Organizations with some relationship to the City (including, but not limited to, organizations contracting with the City, organizations sponsoring City activities or programs, and organizations participating in City activities or programs).
  • Generally recognized community organizations.
  • Organizations providing information about art, cultural, social, and sporting activities in the City's area.
  • Organizations providing information about employment or volunteer opportunities in the City's area.
  • Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the City's area.

The City's web site will not provide links to web sites for:

  • Candidates for local, state, or federal offices.
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state, or federal issue.
  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above.
  • Individual or personal home pages.