• Minnesota State University Moorhead 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 and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

    For security purposes and to ensure that the website remains available to all users, we use software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

    Online forms

    The information you provide may be classified as private by law. You are not legally required to provide this information, but if you do not supply this information on a contact, help or registration form, we will be unable to contact you. Contact information missing from a registration form may mean that your registration will be incomplete and may not be able to be processed.

    The information you provide will be available to MSUM staff to allow them to perform their work-related duties.

    Server logs

    We store only the following information:

    • the IP address from which you access the Internet
    • the date and time you visit our site
    • the Internet address of the website from which you direct-linked to our site
    • the web pages on our site that you visit
    • the browser you use to access our site

    We use this information to determine the number of visitors to the site and to different sections of the site, to monitor system performance, to assess technical design requirements, and to design our site to support our users' needs. We only analyze the above information in aggregate; we cannot and do not use the information in our server logs to identify an individual.

    If you wish to visit our site anonymously, there are services for this available on the Internet. For more information, search for "anonymous web surfing" using your favorite Internet search engine or directory.

    If you have further questions related to data privacy, please contact us at

    Links to other sites

    You may encounter links to websites of organizations not directly affiliated with MSUM. Please be aware that MSUM is not responsible for the information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy statements of each web page that collects personal information.