Privacy Policy

Minnesota Perspectives Privacy Policy Updated November 14, 2019

Please take a few minutes to review this policy as it governs your use of the Minnesota Perspectives website, MNperspectives.com, a dba of Kurschner LLC (all referred to at times below as “Company”) and describes how your personal information is collected, used, shared and protected when you visit, use or make a purchase from MNperspectives.com (the “site,” “we”).  Minnesota Perspectives considers the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy describes in detail the types of personal information that is or may be collected and recorded when using this site and how it is used.

Types of Information

What You Knowingly Share with Us

Our Site collects any personal information you knowingly and manually provide to us, such as when you register with MNperspectives.com to receive one of our print or PDF downloads, e-newsletters, podcasts, video recordings or other type of content to be delivered to you electronically, and/or register to attend a Minnesota Perspectives produced or co-produced/supported event. Such information typically includes your name and email address. We may also request additional personal/demographic information such as your occupation, title or company size, industry and location.

What Else You Share with Us, and How

Log Files: Like many other Web sites, MNperspectives.com makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses do not include your name, email address or other personal information. However, an IP address is the identifier assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and marketers, as well as others on the Internet, will sometimes map where and when an IP address visits various sites on the Internet. This is one reason why you will find ads showing up on your computer related to something you recently looked at while searching on the Internet. We may capture your IP address for record keeping purposes, and to continually strive to better serve you. We do not sell IP address information to third parties. In the event of any suspected inappropriate or criminal activity, we may share IP addresses with the appropriate authorities.

Cookies and Web Beacons: Cookies automate how websites know it’s you when you return to them. MNperspectives.com uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. This saves you the time of reentering information that you already shared with us previously, including any preferences on what you want to see more or less of when visiting MNperspectives.com. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites and by visiting, What Are Cookies?

Third-Party Cookies: Most U.S. websites tap into an analytics tool that help them to improve what they’re providing to visitors. One of the most popular is Google Analytics. These tools tell us how many people visited on of our site’s pages, how long they read it and any page or pages on our site they came from or went to next, among other things. We use Google Analytics, and it uses cookies to do this. You can learn more about it here. If you prefer information about your visit to our Site is not sent to Google Analytics click here. Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on MNperspectives.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site. MNperspectives.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. As one of these third-party vendors, Google uses cookies to serve ads on MNperspectives.com. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to MNperspectives.com and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy by clicking here. If/when other third-party advertising service providers partner with MNperspectives.com, they will be identified in this area of our website, along with hyperlinks to their own privacy policies. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices should you so choose.  MNperspectives.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here (as we only work with Google at this time, you will find only Google’s privacy policy here today): Privacy Policy Links.

Social Network Sites: From our Site you may want to share with or access social networks and sharing tools operated by third parties to share with others something of potential interest to them. Such third-party sites may be collecting information through their own tracking and privacy policies.

Children’s Information

Though our site is generally intended for adults and teens over the age of thirteen, we believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. MNperspectives.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that MNperspectives.com has in its database the personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact information below) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

If you have any questions about this policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at Info@MNperspectives.com or by mail to: Minnesota Perspectives, 221 Third St., Excelsior, MN 55331.