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Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program Web Site Privacy Policy
Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match


Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program
Web Site Privacy Policy

Online Privacy Policy

Beginning in 2003, the Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program provides the online convenience of submitting quarterly data match files and downloading the State's file of delinquent obligors. Our Online Privacy Policy serves as our guide for collecting, storing and using information that can or potentially could identify an individual user of the Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program Web site. Such information is commonly referred to as "Personal Information".

What information do we collect?

We collect, monitor and store the following information, which is commonly referred to as "Traffic Pattern Information":

  1. The IP address for the user.  This could be resolved to a domain name that has accessed our Web site (for example, if you subscribe to America Online, we would know that someone from AOL has accessed our site, but we would not know which of the millions of AOL users actually accessed our Web site);
  2. The date and time our Web site has been accessed; and
  3. The number of visits we have to our Web site.

We may collect, monitor and store your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number and other domain-related information. You will always know when we are collecting this information, and disclosure is always voluntary.

We also try to make it easy for you to reach us by e-mail for further information. If you decide to e-mail us, it is important for you to know that it is likely that you will intentionally, or perhaps inadvertently, send Personal Information.

Registration and Online Reporting

Registration: Financial institutions wishing to utilize our Web site's online reporting feature are required to register to use the service. Information required to register includes the following:

Financial Institution Name; Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN); Mailing Address; and Contact Information (Name, Phone Number, Fax Number, Email Address).

During registration or online reporting, all information is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For more information on SSL, please read the section on security.

Web File-Transfer Feature

This Web site provides registered users the option of securely sending their electronic quarterly data match files via an encrypted Web-interface. Encryption uses SSL protocols described in detail in the section on security.

How do we use the Personal Information we collect?

We do not trade, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise share employer information or employee with outside parties, unless specified under Minnesota Statute Minnesota Statute 2000, Section 13B.

We will collect employer names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and domain-related information. We use this information for our own internal business purposes and to support your personal usage of our Web site.

We never use traffic pattern information to personally identify individual users. Traffic pattern information is taken and used only to generate generic statistics. These statistics are used to identify general trends concerning the use of our Web site, tell us which of our Web pages are the most popular, and to help us determine how we may improve our site.

If you identify yourself or provide personal information by submitting a comment or sending us an e-mail message, we use this information to respond to your comments, concerns, suggestions, questions or requests for information. Additionally, we may also use this information for our own internal business purposes.

What about "Cookies"?

Our site does not use "Cookies".

Will the Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

The Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program does not trade, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise share Personal Information with outside parties, unless authorized by Minnesota Statute 2000, Section 13B.

The Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program may provide generic statistics about our traffic patterns and related site information to the State of Minnesota Child Support Enforcement Division, but these statistics will never include Personal Information.

Notwithstanding the above, we reserve the right to disclose Personal Information if required to operate or maintain our systems, or pursuant to a court order, subpoena or similar request.

Links

The Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program Web site has links on some of its Web pages that will link users to third party Web sites. The Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program is not responsible for the privacy or other policies of any third party Web sites with which it has links, or of the links offered on such third party Web sites. Please refer to the operators of such third party Web sites for information on their individual privacy policies.

Security

Access to certain areas of our Web site is password protected. When you access your account information in a password protected area, you will be using a secure server via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is a protocol developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that's transferred over the SSL connection. In other words, SSL encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL. Web sites use SSL to transmit confidential user information over the Internet. SSL is widely accepted as being very secure.

The Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program uses its best efforts to promote the security, integrity, and privacy of any Personal Information that you disclose. Unfortunately, no computer system or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while our program strives to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. We cannot vouch for the security of information sent over and through computers that we do not administer. Our best efforts for security protocols and keeping up with industry standards are our pledge to you.

Email Policy

Our Program will occasionally send e-mails to financial institutions, which may contain information relating to news bulletins, reporting reminders, and other topics directly related to financial institution data match or child support enforcement. Your e-mail address is never provided to any other entity outside of financial institution data match and child support enforcement.

If you wish to not receive any e-mails, please contact our Program. Please be sure to include your Financial Institution Name, Federal Employer Identification Number, Contact Name and Phone Number. We will take measures to prevent sending any future e-mails to your address.

Changes to the Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program Internet Privacy Policy

The Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program may, at its discretion, review and, if appropriate, revise this Online Privacy Policy and our Web operations. If we ever do revise our Online Privacy Policy, revisions will be posted prior to becoming effective.

Tell us what you think

The Minnesota Financial Institution Data Match Program welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please give us your feedback.




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