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Privacy Policy

General

Records received by the State of North Dakota from web sites are subject to the same controls and uses as records collected by governmental offices visited in person. This agency provides security for information provided to it and it does not sell information it receives. The following information provided to this agency is protected from disclosure to the general public: Trade secrets and commercial or financial information; Personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; Information contained in an application form which is in the nature of examination report information; and social security numbers. We may be required to disclose the information listed above pursuant to a court order. In addition, we may be authorized to share this information with other state agencies for purposes of child support enforcement, law enforcement, collection of debts owed to the State or its political subdivisions (and any other purpose authorized by law). Information not specifically addressed in this policy must be disclosed pursuant to the North Dakota Open Records Law.

Domain Information

Log analysis tools are used to create summary statistics, used for administering the performance of the web sites, diagnosis of problems and determining which information is of most interest to the public. The following information is collected for analysis only:

  • User Client hostname - the hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
  • HTTP header, "user-agent" - the user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it's running on.
  • HTTP header, "referrer" - The referrer specifies the page from which the client accessed the current page.
  • System date - The date and time of the user/client request.
  • Status - The status code the server returned to the user/client.
  • Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.
  • Method - The request method used.
  • Protocol - The transport protocol and version used.

Personal Information

In order to protect the information being gathered this site has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

In order to ensure the security of all personal information from customers, that information will be encrypted when being transmitted across the web. This includes, but is not limited to names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, social security numbers, financial information, credit card information, and any passwords.

The applications for a money broker license, deferred presentment service provider license, consumer finance company license and collection agency license require your social security number. It is under the authority of North Dakota Century Code Section 13-03.1-05 (Consumer Finance Act), 13-04.1-04 (Money Brokers), 13-05-03 (Collection Agencies) and 13-08-04 (Deferred Presentment Service Providers) that you are required to provide this information. It may be provided to the attorney general or any prosecuting official for use in pursuit of official duties. It will be used obtain a credit report on the applicant and/or shareholder to determine financial responsibility Credit card numbers collected through a web application, will not be stored or retained in any manner. The information will be gathered and passed on through an intermediate software company, and a unique transaction number will be returned and stored as proof of acceptance.

E-mail addresses will be collected from an application only if a response is necessary to verify purchases or if there is a need to correspond with customers.

If you during your visit to our site you send an email, the email address will be collected as a means to reply to you. We may forward your message to another agency for appropriate action.

Cookies will be used under specific conditions. A cookie is a text file stored on customers PC to maintain an uninterrupted transaction with the application. There are two types of cookies, a memory cookie and a hard cookie. Memory cookies will be deleted at the end of the session. Memory cookies are specifically used when purchasing products or services through the web. Hard cookies will remain on the PC after the session is ended. Hard cookies are generally used for keeping your personal options for viewing the site. (Customers can delete hard cookies from their machines after the session, if they choose.)

Changes to Personal Information

Changes to information entered in error can be made by sending the correct information to the Department of Financial Institutions, 2000 Schafer Street, Ste. G, Bismarck, ND, or by calling the Department of Financial Institutions at 701-328-9933, or emailing the Department of Financial Institutions at dfi@nd.gov

Retention of Information

The information collected on this site is retained in accordance with the Record Retention Schedules developed by this office.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us. Department of Financial Institutions 701-328-9933 or via email: dfi@state.nd.us

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