Online Privacy Statement

North Hennepin Community College 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. The following discloses our data practices policy for all North Hennepin Community College.

For security purposes and to ensure that the web site 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 that 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 our 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 web site 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.


We use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience. “Cookies” are pieces of information stored by your web browser on your computer on behalf of a website and returned to the website on request.   

We may also use cookies to evaluate our website and to track advertising campaign performance from banner ads, opt-in e-mails, and third-party advertising services. These cookies and tracking pixels contain an ID number that allows us to track the pages you’ve visited within our website.  

We compile this data with that of other users to track overall traffic patterns to help us improve the layout of our site and to understand, for example, the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns. The tags are industry-standard technology and are anonymous.  No personally identifiable information is stored on these cookies or web pixels.

We also use Google Analytics to analyze traffic to our site.  Google uses cookies to provide this service to us.  Google’s cookies are used to store information, such as what time your visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to our web page.  We may use cookies to target and retarget ads through platforms such as Google Ads, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.  We also use Google Signals to better understand how users access our website from multiple devices.    

You may opt-out of the collection of ad-related information here and Google Analytics information here.  

Cookies remain on your computer until you delete them.  If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser settings, or you may set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie. 

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.

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our 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. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of HotJar’s support site.  


We may provide links to other websites or resources on the internet. We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not responsible for their availability, content, or delivery of services. In particular, external sites are not bound by this privacy statement; they may have their own policies or none at all. Often you can tell you are leaving our web page by noting the URL of the destination site.


The Minnesota State College and Universities system makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the use of or reliance on the data provided on this web site, regardless of its format or means of transmission. There are no guarantees or representations to the user as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data “as is” and assumes all risks associated with its use. Minnesota State assumes no responsibility for actual, consequential, incidental, special, or exemplary damages resulting from, caused, by, or associated with any user’s reliance on or use of this web site, even if appraised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.

Changes to This Statement

We may change this Privacy Statement at any time by posting a new version on this page or on a successor page. The new version will become effective on the date it is posted, which will be listed at the top of the page as the new Effective Date.


Concerns about NHCC’s online privacy policy should be directed to


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