Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the general privacy practices for Douglas County Abstract’s website.

If you have any inquiry about our privacy policy, please contact:

Douglas County Abstract

117 7th Avenue East, Alexandria, MN 56308-1807

Phone: 320-763-3426

Fax: 320-762-2455

Douglas County Abstract is committed to respecting your privacy rights when visiting the Douglas County Abstract website. To protect your personal information, Douglas County Abstract has adopted the guidelines outlined below.

Information Collected

While visiting the Douglas County Abstract website we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you for purposes of interacting with the site. Such personal information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, street address and e-mail address. On any page that collects personal information, we will specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product or service you have requested, as well as respond to your inquiry or comment.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. This element of data is a piece of text, not a program. The site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the site. We cannot access other cookies sent by other websites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your e-mail address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way we would learn such information is if you specifically and voluntarily submit that information to us, for example, through a registration system, submitting a contact or order form, etc.

Why does the site use cookies?

HTTP is a stateless protocol. This means that user data is not persisted from one page to the next in a website. One way to maintain state is through the use of cookies. Cookies store a set of user specific information, such as a reference identifier for a database record that holds submitted form data. The webserver embeds the cookie into a user’s browser so that the user’s information becomes available to other pages within the site; users do not have to reenter their information for every page they visit. Cookies are a good way for retaining the preferences of the website user, or for maintaining state about the browsing session. Douglas County Abstract uses cookies to track usage of the site and further personalize your experience when you are visiting the site. By tracking usage, we can best determine what features of the site best serve the users.

What benefits do I receive from cookies?

Overall, the use of cookies helps to give you a more personalized experience at the site. The information is used to keep our site fresh and relevant to you the user.

May I decline to accept a cookie?

You may decline to accept cookies sent by the site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. However, some portions of the site may require cookies to function properly. Other sites linked to the site may also send cookies; however we do not control such activities.

What happens with the information collected in a cookie?

The information stored in a cookie is used to identify you to our server, to allow us to personalize your experience on the site, and to serve content and communications that may be of interest to you. Cookies set by our webserver do not store any sensitive or personally identifiable information.

IP Addresses: Douglas County Abstract does log IP addresses, or the address of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration, troubleshooting purposes, and to determine site usage. Your IP address is not used to identify you personally.

We believe in protecting your privacy, and will not share personal information with third parties outside of Douglas County Abstract except as described in this Privacy Policy. We believe that we can enhance your experience on our site with the information you share with us. We use information about our visitors to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to personalize the site’s content, layout, and services. We may also use your personal information, such as your e-mail address or mailing address, to contact you regarding products and/or services that may be of interest to you, to respond to an inquiry from you regarding the information that we have collected or respond to your comments and suggestions.

Douglas County Abstract will not sell your personal information or user database to outside companies, however, we may facilitate delivery of special offers or promotions from local businesses which are relevant to our users. All e-mails generated from user registration will come from an address.

We reserve the right to disclose personal information when needed to comply with the law or a legal process, cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities, to identify persons violating the law.

Third party sites linked to and from the site are not necessarily under the control of Douglas County Abstract. Douglas County Abstract shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. Douglas County Abstract does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk. Douglas County Abstract hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

Douglas County Abstract maintains industry standard safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of any personal information that you provide to Douglas County Abstract.

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.