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Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to the Minnesota State Fair. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the the Minnesota State Fair website. On some pages, you can register online, make requests, and register to receive MSF information. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Name
Address
Email address
Phone number
Credit/Debit Card Information
(etc.)

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you register someone other than yourself for the Amateur Talent Contest and want confirmation sent directly to the entrant, you will need to submit the entrant's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Name
Address
Phone Number
(etc.)

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when requesting information or entering a competition only to complete that event. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that event.

We use the information you provide about someone else when entering a competition only to confirm that registration. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that registration.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website on our contact page if you would like to receive our e-mail updates. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the contact form and enable the “I want to receive E-mail updates.” checkbox.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with sponsors. For example, we may tell a sponsor that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Linking Policy & Disclaimer of Endorsement

This site contains hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for your convenience. The Minnesota State Fair does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links to particular items in hypertext are not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or service offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Data submitted through this website is protected by SSL, a cryptographic protocol that provides security and data integrity for communications over TCP/IP networks such as the Internet.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at (651) 288-4452 or send us an email at fairinfo@mnstatefair.org