Minnesota Trails Privacy and Cookie Policies

Updated October 20, 2020

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny data files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely but anonymously identify your browser or device. They are unable to search your computer in any way, cannot introduce viruses to your computer and collect no personal identifying information about you.

What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used by sites or services when they want to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. These cookies on your computer or device can then be used to help remember your preferences, help you navigate between pages efficiently and generally improve your browsing experience.

Similarly, cookies are used by web publishers to help them understand how their site or service is being used. Website analytics use cookies to provide anonymous aggregated data such as how long users spend on the site, how many pages they visited and in which order, etc.

Cookies can also be used for online advertising. By aggregating the very basic information cookies gather, informed guesses could be made about your demographic and ads targeted to you thusly. Or more simply – if you go to a site about watches, it may drop a cookie on your computer, so the next site you go to will then contain ads about watches.

How long will cookies stay on my device?
The amount of time a cookie stays on your device is variable. The majority of cookies expire after the end of your browsing session, others persist for longer. In online advertising, you can generally expect most advertising cookies to last about one month at most.

First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Minnesota Trails. Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our site. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Minnesota Trails, for example, to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to control and delete cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit AboutCookies.org or All About Cookies.org

 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of great concern to us. We’ll do everything we can to keep your information safe and will never sell it or share it. This policy covers only the information we collect when you voluntarily sign up for our newsletter. For information on cookies we collect when you visit mntrails.com, see our cookie policy.

What information is collected and how?
When you voluntarily sign up for our email newsletter we only collect your first and last name and email address in Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), a marketing platform that enables us to design and distribute the newsletter. As a Mailchimp contact, their privacy policy applies to you.

How is your information used?
Your information is added to a distribution list, which tracks each subscriber’s interaction with the email, such as opens, link clicks and forwards.

How is your information stored and protected?
Your information is stored within the Mailchimp service and is password protected.

Opting out and updating information
If you no longer wish to receive newsletter updates from Minnesota Trails, you can unsubscribe by clicking “Unsubscribe from this list” on the bottom of the email newsletter. Similarly, you can click on “Update your preferences” to change any part of the information you provided. You can also do either of these things by contacting us directly, either in writing or by email (See below).

Company contact
Minnesota Trails Magazine
c/o Jan Lasar
522 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
jan@mntrails.com

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