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General Information

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 and are open to the public upon request unless otherwise specifically provided by law. You should check with the specific agency you are providing information to, to determine whether the information you provide them will be held in confidence or must be released upon request by a member of the public.

Domain Information

Google Analytics is used to help analyze how users use the site. This analytical tool uses cookie's, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitor's use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool.

Hotjar, a website analytics and feedback tool, is also used in order to better understand users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device's IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Visual Web Optimizer (VWO), a website testing and optimization tool, is used to evaluate the effectiveness of some websites/applications. For example, VWO can be used to determine if the web page title "Agency by Alphabet" is more or less intuitive than the title "List of State Agencies." 

For more information, visit the VWO Data Privacy Resources.

Opt-out of VWO tracking by following this opt-out link.

Personal Information

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

Specific information regarding encryption, credit card information, social security numbers and cookies will be addressed on the pages that use this information.

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

Retention of Information

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

Wireless Terms and Conditions

When you are enrolled to receive wireless messages from the State of North Dakota, you agree to the following Terms & Conditions. To stop receiving messages, text STOP to 63468.

Most wireless service providers provide text messaging service. While there is no charge to sign up for wireless updates, your wireless service provider may charge per message. Check with your provider for details on additional costs.

Terms and Conditions

User Privacy: The State of North Dakota will not share nor use your mobile number for any other purpose than for updates from the selected client.

User Fees: The State of North Dakota does not charge recipients to receive text messages. However, messaging and data rates may apply.

Opt-Out: To Opt-out (discontinue receiving messages from the State of North Dakota), reply STOP from your mobile device to 63468. We will confirm your Opt-out by text and you will not receive any additional messages from the State of North Dakota unless you Opt-in again.

Warranty: The State of North Dakota is not liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS (Short Message Service) messages connected with this program. Delivery of SMS messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages

Privacy Policy: The State of North Dakota respects your privacy. We will only use information you provide to transmit your text message. Nonetheless, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, to avoid liability, or to protect our rights or property. When you complete forms online or otherwise provide an organization the information in connection with the wireless message service, you agree to provide accurate, complete, and true information. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If we, in our sole discretion, believe that any such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we may refuse you access to the Service and pursue any appropriate legal remedies.  Please visit the State of North Dakota Privacy Policy Page to view our full Privacy Policy.

Departments: By opting into the service you could receive SMS messages from the following North Dakota state agencies:

  1. Department of Commerce
  2. Department of Environmental Quality
  3. Department of Health
  4. Department of Human Services
  5. Department of Public Instruction
  6. Department of Transportation
  7. Game and Fish Department
  8. Highway Patrol
  9. Housing Finance Agency
  10. North Dakota Information Technology
  11. Office of Management and Budget
  12. ND Public Employees Retirement System
  13. Securities Department
  14. North Dakota Veterans Home


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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.