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Privacy Policy

Hennepin Technical College is firmly committed to maintaining appropriate data privacy; our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. The following discloses our data practices policy for For security purposes and to ensure that the web site remains available to all users, we use software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Online Forms

The information that you provide may be classified as private by law. You are not legally required to provide this information, but if you do not supply this information on a contact, help or registration form, we will be unable to contact you. Contact information missing from a registration form may mean that your registration will be incomplete and may not be able to be processed. The information you provide will be available to Hennepin Technical College staff to allow them to perform their work-related duties.

Server logs

We store only the following information:

  • the IP address from which you access the Internet
  • the date and time you visit our site
  • the Internet address of the web site from which you direct-linked to our site
  • the web pages on our site that you visit
  • the browser you use to access our site

We use this information to determine the number of visitors to the site and to different sections of the site, to monitor system performance, to assess technical design requirements, and to design our site to support our users' needs. We only analyze the above information in aggregate; we cannot and do not use the information in our server logs to identify an individual. If you wish to visit our site anonymously, there are services for this available on the Internet. For more information, search for "anonymous web surfing" using your favorite Internet search engine or directory.


"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a website. Cookies allow us to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our websites.

Hennepin Technical College does use persistent cookies, which stay on your computer or mobile media device even after you have gone offline.

Hennepin Technical College will use different types of cookies at various different pages of your use of our websites, these types of cookies include:

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to the running of a Hennepin Technical College website, such as Session cookies, which enable you to carry out some essential functions on Hennepin Technical College's websites like maintaining login details for the session or a transaction. The Session cookies are not stored on your computer and will expire when you close your web browser session.

Tracking/User Analysis Cookies

These cookies are normally supplied by our approved partners or adverts delivered from Hennepin Technical College's own systems and allow us to serve you adverts that you might be more interested in. This tracking system is anonymous and therefore it does not know who you are.

Many of our websites also use cookies to track how many individual unique users we have and how often they visit Hennepin Technical College's websites. We use 3rd party companies for this service such as Google Analytics provided by Google.

What to do if you want to control the use of Cookies?

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser, but please be aware that for some parts of our websites to work you will need to accept cookies. Cookies can be removed or declined by changing your web browser settings. For more information please visit Please be aware that this is 3rd party website and as such Hennepin Technical College except no liability for the instructions given on this site.

Hennepin Technical College is working hard to implement the new rules and provide you with the ability to accept or decline cookies.

If you have any questions about this new law change, please contact