Privacy Policy and Disclaimers

Privacy Notice
We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website.

What We Collect and Store Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically.

We use log analysis tools, including Google Analytics, to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. Our Web site logs do not collect personally identifiable information, and we make no attempt to link the Web site logs with the individuals who browse the LRRB Web site. When you visit the LRRB Web site we, or our technology partners, automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
• The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you.
• The type of browser and operating system you used;
• The date and time you visited this site;
• The Web pages or services you accessed at this site;
• The Web site you visited prior to coming to this Web site and
• Search terms used to find the LRRB site or to search for information on the LRRB Web site.

Opt-Out options
There are two ways to prevent information about your visit from being collected by Google Analytics:
• Turn off JavaScript in your browser settings
• Download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

If You Send Us E-mail or Complete a Form or Survey
You may choose to provide us with personal information, as if you send a comment or question via e-mail. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other government employees who may be better able to help you. The information you supply is considered public data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. This means that if someone, including the news media, requests this information we are obligated to provide it to them.

Links to Other Sites
Our website has many links to our partners, especially other transportation agencies, associations, or academic organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Neither the Local Road Research Board (LRRB), The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), nor the State of Minnesota are responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The LRRB cannot control and is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties. The risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you, the user. Links from the LRRB’s Web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the LRRB or MnDOT. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the Web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. LRRB’s Internet site contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since LRRB’s Internet site is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or Webmaster.

General Disclaimer of Warranties/Liabilities
This website and the information it contains are provided as a public service by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Neither the LRRB, the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Transportation nor their employees make any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the use of or reliance on the data provided herewith, regardless of its format or means of transmission. There are no guarantees or representations to the user as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, suitability or reliability of this data for any purpose.  THE USER ACCEPTS THE DATA “AS IS” AND ASSUMES ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ITS USE.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation assumes no responsibility for actual, consequential, incidental, special or exemplary damages resulting from, caused by or associated with any user’s reliance on or use of this data, even if appraised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.

Restriction of Liability
The LRRB and MnDOT make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by LRRB or MnDOT.