Privacy Policy

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of St. James, and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 (Government Data Practices Act). The City of St. James has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. The following disclosed out information gather and dissemination practices for this site.

Information you provide to us:

The City of St. James does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us. For instance, if you may have supplied us with information as part of a request for information or for purposes of registering or obtaining a license of permit. Similarly you may have sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format. IN cases where you have supplied us with information, including financial data, we will treat such information in accordance with the requirements of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This means that it will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. To the extent allowed by law, the City will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosures.

Other information about your visit to our site:

Like most Internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and help you navigate through our site. Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system. The only information the City automatically collects and maintains is the following:

  • Total number of visitors to our site
  • Types of computer systems used to access our site
  • Web browser type and version
  • Data and time of access
  • The website you visited prior to coming to this website
  • Information about possible system security threats

Occasionally the City may have a survey on the website that allows a visitor to vote only once. In order to keep track of whether you have voted, a cookie (a sample text file) will be created and stored on your computer. This cookie is created on your computer by voting on a survey. It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise your privacy or security. The only information that is contained is the name of the survey and how you voted. This cookie will remain on your computer for the duration of the survey. The cookie has an expiration date. When that date occurs it will be deleted from your computer.

This privacy policy does not apply to website operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our website.

Links Policy

The purpose of the City of St. James’s website is to provide information about the City’s government, services and attractions. The City’s website may provide links to website outside the city’s website that also serve this purpose. The City is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked Web site unless the City’s website states otherwise.

 The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for City website links. If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the City council will decide whether to approve the request. The City Council will approve the requested website link if it is determined that it serves the general purpose of the City’s website and there is an appropriate location or need for the link on the site.

The City’s website will consider links to websites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations with some relationship to the City
  • Generally recognized community organizations
  • Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the City’s area
  • Organizations providing informational bout employment opportunities in the City’s area
  • Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the City’s area

The City’s website will not provide links to websites for:

  • Candidates for local, state or federal offices
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue
  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit other criteria and are determined appropriate
  • Individual or personal home pages

Copyright Notice

All text and images are property of the City of St. James unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Any reuse or republishing of the text or images on this Web site without prior written consent from City of St. James, attention: Website Coordinator, is strictly prohibited. For information or use permissions, contact the City of St. James Website Coordinator.