MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Policies

Online course refund

There are no refunds for registrants of online courses.

Classroom course refund

MHSRC reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment, weather-related emergencies or other emergencies. MHSRC will make every effort to contact the registrant prior to the start of the course. If a course is canceled, the registrant and the fee will be transferred to another course, or a full refund will be given.

Registrants withdrawing from a course may do so provided notice is given five full business days before the course date. A $5 service fee will be assessed. No refunds will be given, if less than 5 days’ notice is given.

Registrants wishing to change course dates may do so provided notice is given two full business days prior to the class date and time.

Privacy and Security Notice

Thank you for visiting St. Cloud State's Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center’s online registration. Thank you for reviewing our Privacy and Security Notice. This statement addresses collection, use, security of, and access to information that may be obtained through use of MNsafetycenter.org. This statement is limited to the MHSRC's website and does not address any other websites.

Information collected if you only browse this site

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit on some of our web pages:

  • The Internet domain and IP address used to access this site. The Internet domain is the portal through which you access the Internet, such as AOL if you are an AOL user, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account or "yourschool.edu" if you connect through a school. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer whenever you are using the Internet;
  • The type of browser and operating system used;
  • The date and time;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • The last website you visited before coming to this website.

St. Cloud State 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. We will not sell your personally identifiable information. Minn. Stat. 13.15 provides that electronic access data may be disseminated: (1) to the commissioner for the purpose of evaluating electronic government services; (2) to another government entity to prevent unlawful intrusions into government electronic systems; or (3) as otherwise provided by law.

Cookies

To better serve our users we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience on this website. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies created on your computer by using this Website do not compromise your privacy or security.

Several of the most recent versions of browser software can notify you before a website places a cookie on your computer. Some browsers will allow you to block the creation of cookie files, or provide the option of individually accepting or rejecting any particular cookie request. You also may want to periodically check and delete cookie files in the manner suitable for the browser you are using. Instructions to enable these features may be found in your browser's Help menu.

You must allow your browser to accept cookies to be able to use certain St. Cloud State online systems. If you disable cookies or run a 'cookie cruncher' on your client computer, you will get errors when trying to use applications that use cookies.

What we collect if you provide information

If during your visit to our website you send an electronic mail message, or perform some other transaction online, the following additional information will be collected:

  • The electronic mail address and contents of electronic mail, for those who communicate with us via electronic mail;
  • Information entered through an online form for any other purpose.

We may use electronic mail you send us to respond to you as needed, to address issues you may identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the electronic mail to St. Cloud State department or another public agency for appropriate action.

You may choose whether to provide personal information online

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and telephone number and does not include the user’s domain name or IP address.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us electronic mail or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by electronic mail or to provide any personal Privacy & Security notice for the Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center, information using an online form. Your choice not to participate in these activities may limit which services we can provide to you online and may require you to visit us in person to obtain these services.

If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

If you believe that your personal/private information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the University’s Data Privacy Officer at 320-308-2122.

Security of your data

St. Cloud State has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information it maintains. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

For example, the data transmitted through the forms on this website is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and protected through Payment Credit Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) measures, among the best approaches available today for secure commerce transactions. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website.