Terms & Conditions

Policies and statements on web privacy, social media, web site accessibility and Data Access

Web privacy

The Metropolitan Council is committed to protecting the privacy of users in accordance with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act; this privacy statement explains how. We reserve the right to alter our privacy policy as business needs require. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this website in a timely manner. See the Council's full Web Privacy Policy.

Social media

The Council's use of social media platforms is intended to encourage interaction between the user of the platform and the work of the Council. See the Council's full social media statement.

Web accessibility

The Metropolitan Council is committed to providing Minnesota citizens, businesses and governments with easy and efficient access to our resources. As part of that commitment, the Council makes reasonable efforts to adhere to the State of Minnesota Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility guidelines.

Information posted on the Metropolitan Council website is available in alternative formats as needed. If you have a problem accessing content on this site, please notify the Council's web team via email: webteam@metc.state.mn.us

Data Access Procedures for Public and Private Government Data

The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) regulates the collection, creation, storage, maintenance, dissemination, and access to government data in state agencies, statewide systems, and political subdivisions. It establishes a presumption that government data are public and are accessible by the public for both inspection and copying unless there is federal law, a state statute, or a temporary classification of data that provides that certain data are not public.

Metropolitan Council Data Access Procedures for Public and Private Government Data (43 pages, pdf) provides information about the procedures you must follow if you want to see (inspect) or obtain copies of government data maintained by the Metropolitan Council.

Questions?

Metropolitan Council
Office of Communications
390 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
public.info@metc.state.mn.us
651-602-1310 (voice)
651-602-1550 (fax)