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Uniquely Minnesota® Web Privacy Policy


Introduction

The website with a home page located at www.uniquelyminnesota.com (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Uniquely Minnesota®. Uniquely Minnesota® respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use the information you provide us through this Website and our interactions with you throughout the social web (i.e. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.).  This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect other ways, such as in person at our facility or through forms or documents sent by mail or email. 

We continue to develop our Website and to take advantage of technologies to improve the services we provide.  As a result, our policies will continue to change.  By using this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and any changes to it.  Significant changes to the Privacy Policy are discussed below in the Section called “Changes to the Privacy Policy.” We encourage you to look to this Privacy Statement on a regular basis.


Non-Personal Information

If you visit our Website only to view images or read information we and approved third paries (i.e. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) may collect certain non-personal information from your computer.  This information is collected from your computer’s web browser and may include information such as the following (“non-personal information”):

If you only view images or read information on our website, we do not collect or learn your name, e-mail address, home address, or other personal information about you.  The only way we learn personal information about you is if you choose to give it to us by filling out a form, such as a form to register for our newsletter/mailing list, send us Feedback Messages (See Terms of Use) or to gain access to research and information.  You only give us personal information if you choose to.


Cookies & Anonymous Identifiers

Some sections of our site may use “cookies", "anonymous identifiers" or "pixel tags" in order to offer more personalized services. Cookies, like those used by Google (e.g. DoubleClick DART cookie), Facebook (i.e. Facebook Custom Audience Pixel Tag) or Twitter (i.e. Website Tag for Remarketing / Conversion Tracking) on our site for serving ads, are a feature of your browser that store small amounts of non-personal data on your computer about your visit to a site or triggers certain events allowing us to better understand your interests and interaction with our and other websites. This helps our site to “remember” you and provide more personalized service during your visit and/or the next time you visit our website or other social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.). It is an automated process.  You may turn off the cookies function on your computer or for Twitter "DNT" use the feature if you wish.


IP Addresses

The Web server automatically collects the IP (which stands for Internet Protocol) address of the computers that access our site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. It is not truly personally identifiable information because many different individuals can access the Internet via the same computer. We use this information in aggregate form to understand how our site is being used and how we can better serve visitors.


Use of Non-Personal Information

We will use non-personal information to help us make our websites more useful to visitors and for other business purposes. We may use information from cookies, pixels or other anonymous identifiers to deliver content that you may find more interesting based upon the Materials you have viewed in the past. We may prepare reports and other materials using non-personal information and share and use non-personal information in any way with no limitations.


Personal Information

Portions of our Website may (now or in the future) give you the ability to provide personal information that identifies you, such as your name, company name, email address, postal address, and other personally-identifying information, and we will collect and store this information.  This may be through a “Contact Us” page or a newsletter / mailing list registration page, product or event purchases, or direct email to Uniquely Minnesota® (info, editorial, and/or marketing @ uniquelyminnesota.com for example). We refer to this information as “personal information.”

We may store and use your personal information in various ways, including to communicate with you, to track who is using this site, to operate or improve our business, to share your information with our affiliate companies, vendors or others who offer products or services in which you may be interested (e.g. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.), to protect our rights, to protect the safety of members of the public, to comply with the law or a legal request, or to provide information to any successor entity to our business such as in the case of a sale of our business, a particular business division, merger, spin-off, sale of substantially all assets, or a similar transaction. You agree that we or others with whom we share personal information may contact you through any and all contact information you provide to us, such as email, telephone, fax, or mail. We may transfer your personal information to certain business partners to assist us in our business activities.


Links on our Website

Our Website may contain links to other websites.  We provide these links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of other sites.  We are not responsible for the performance of these sites or for your business dealings with them.  Your use of other website is subject to the terms and conditions of those sites, including the privacy policies of those sites.


Website Security

Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting information. 


Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we decide to make a significant change to our Privacy Policy, we will post a notice on this or a similar page of this Website.  Please return and check it regularly to be certain you are aware of this policy at all times. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time and your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to such changed Policy.

Changes: March 3, 2012

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. Google's use of the DoubleClick DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visiting history of both our site and/or other sites you have visited on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick DART cookie by visiting the following advertising opt-out page. Additionally, you can opt out of most of the other third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Changes: June 25, 2015

Google Analytics Advertising features including (1) Remarketing with Google Analytics, (2) Google Display Network Impression Reporting, (3) Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting and (4) Integrated services that require Google Analytics system to collect data using "cookies" and/or "anonymous identifiers" to develop demographic, interest, and multi-device reporting of traffic, user engagement linkages and serve highly relevant ads based on a user's prior visits to our and other websites. The Uniquely Minnesota website has or intends to enable the above mentioned Google Analytics Advertsing features on our website. We use this information to help better understand our audience to continue to develop more relevant content while ensuring highly relevant ads are served to and for our readers on our site and in outbound re-marketing campains. You may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the following currently available opt-out for the web. Other methods of opting out include through Ads Settings in your browser, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or the above mentioned (March 3, 2012) NAI consumer opt-out.

Changes: June 26, 2015

Third party vendors, including Facebook, use pixel tags and/or other anonymous identifiers to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our websites. Our use of Facebook's Custom Audience Pixel Tag enables us to serve highly targeted ads to you on the Facebook platform based on your visiting history of both our site and/or other sites you have visited on the Internet.

Changes: July 14, 2015

Third party vendors, including Twitter, use pixel tags and code and/or other anonymous identifiers to serve ads and track conversions of those ads based on a user's prior visits to our website and activity on that social network. Our use of Twitters Remarketing and Conversation Tracking Code on our websites enables us to serve highly targeted ads to you on the Twitter platform based on your visiting history of both our site and/or other sites you have visited on the Internet while also allowing us to determine the success rate of these ads to our site (i.e. "conversions"). You may opt out of Twitter's tailored ads via their "DNT" (i.e. Do Not Track") features with more information available here for your Twitter account.


Data Processed in U.S.

By providing any information to this Website, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, storage, forward transfer, and processing of such information in the United States of America. 


General Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@uniquelyminnesota.com or write to us at Uniquely Minnesota, 825 Berry Street Ste. #309 Saint Paul, MN 55114-1479 USA.


Last Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated on July 14, 2015.


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