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Our Privacy Policy

We appreciate the trust you place in the Minnesota Safety Council. Our privacy policy, describes the information we collect and how we use it. We know that you care how information you provide to us is used and shared, and we promise that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

We are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. We will not obtain personally identifying information about visitors to our site unless you choose to provide it to us. For your protection, all information transmitted by you to us while visiting this website is secured using the latest technology in software encryption and security.

We welcome your questions and feedback. Please contact us at:
Minnesota Safety Council, Inc.
474 Concordia Avenue
Saint Paul Minnesota 55103
651-291-9150
msc@minnesotasafetycouncil.org

What information do we collect?
We collect information (including name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and, when necessary, credit card information) when you:

  • Place an order online.
  • Inquire about our services.
  • Request information.
  • Complete an application for membership.
  • Register for a conference or training course.
We receive listings of the domain name, e-mail address, Uniform Resource Locator (URL), and Internet Protocol (IP) address of visitors to our website. We also collect personal information you provide us when you participate in voluntary surveys.

In addition, the Minnesota Safety Council collects aggregate information on what pages visitors access or visit. That general information about visitors to our site includes the type and version of browsers, the operating systems used by visitors, the name of the domains from which they access the Internet, the dates that visitors come to our site, the amount of time spent on the site and the pages visited. None of this information is connected to any personally-identifying information.

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of our site and to help make the site more useful.

What Are Cookies and How Do We Use The?
A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser. We use cookies to track your registration for conferences and training courses or orders for products and services. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. If you choose "Remember Me" (members only), the cookie allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site. Otherwise, the cookies last only for the duration of your session. When you close your browser, the cookies are deleted.

To use the online course registration or product ordering system, cookies must be enabled on your browser. If you receive a cookies-error message, see your browser HELP-documentation for instructions to enable cookies.

How do we use the information we collect?
We want to provide you with the best possible experience in interacting online with the Minnesota Safety Council. In order to do this, we collect information that allows us to:
  • Process and track your order
  • Provide the services you request
  • Contact you about the status of an order or request
  • Send you catalogs or promotional offers we believe will be of interest to you
  • If you are a member, to send you our e-newsletters or other email
  • Identify your safety product and service preferences
  • Customize our communications to you
  • Provide information concerning product recalls or products you have purchased
  • Improve our merchandise selection and customer service
Information We Share with Others and Your Privacy Rights
We contract with other companies to provide certain services, including credit card processing, order fulfillment and shipping of select products. We provide these companies with only the information they need to perform their services, and work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected.

Other Information We Share:
As is common and accepted business practice, we share the contact information of Minnesota Safety & Health Conference registrants with organizations which exhibit at the conference.

Is Your Information Secure?
We want your online ordering experience to be worry free. It is our intent to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information you have provided. We use a variety of current technologies and processes for protection of our customer data. We limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to only what they need to carry out their responsibilities. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layers), the most advanced online security system available. With us, all of your personal information – including your credit card number – is encrypted by SSL. Although we transmit your entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing, we reveal only the last four numbers of your credit card account number when confirming an order. We maintain the data that you provide us, along with a record of your purchases, in a secure database.

How do we use your e-mail?
When you provide us with your e-mail address, we may send you e-mails necessary to process your order, respond to a request, provide customer service or promote products and services. For example, after you place a training or conference registration or a product order with the Minnesota Safety Council, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.