What this policy covers
The City of Edina takes its privacy obligations seriously. You can review the City’s Data Practices Policy to read about the procedures that outline data retention, public records and data security. This policy and webpage also explain how we treat your personal information collected on this website. Personal information is information we hold which is identifiable as being about you.
What personal information we collect
We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address, additional demographic information and anything else provided by you on the registration form.
Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up.
The content you create as part of your interactions with this website. These can include responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, or any of the other engagement opportunities available here.
We collect information about your usage of the site, such as pages visited, documents downloaded, etc.
How we use the information we collect
The collection and storage of information about individuals will be limited to that necessary for the administration and management of programs specifically authorized by the state legislature, city council, or federal government.
We collect this information in order to:
- analyze and interpret it to help meet our objectives and obligations;
- communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and
- respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.
Our website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.
While no online service is completely secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take all reasonable measures to do so.
Requesting access or correcting your personal information
Government data is generally accessible to the public. “Government Data” means all data collected, created, received, maintained or disseminated by the City regardless of its physical form, storage media or conditions of use. Procedures for responding to requests for access to Government Data vary depending on the classification of the data requested and the person making the request. The Responsible Authority or a designee must determine:
- whether the City maintains the data requested. The City is not required to provide data it does not maintain or to produce data in a new format.
- the statutory category of data requested in order to respond appropriately according to
If you wish to contact us to with a request relating to personal information we hold about you, please contact us with your full name and contact details. We may need to verify your identity before providing you with your personal information.
In some cases, we may be unable to provide you with access to all your personal information and where this occurs, we will explain why. We will deal with all requests for access to personal information within a reasonable timeframe.
This website shares information with Google through Google Analytics. The City of Edina uses Google Analytics data to improve online communications and inform general communications decisions. Your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google, including the URL of the page you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies already there.
Examples of data collected include:
- Number of users
- Session statistics
- Approximate geolocation
- Browser and device information
- User clicks and downloads
- User characteristics (such as age and gender)
- Page views
- Outbound clicks
- Site search
- Video engagement
To learn how you can control the information shared by your device with Google, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. For more information about Google’s Privacy and Terms, visit https://policies.google.com/.