Website Legal Disclaimer

Website legal disclaimer

The City of Cold Spring made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this website.   However, to due to the possibility of unauthorized access to this site, data transmission errors, changes to source material made since the last update to the site, or other human or mechanical errors, the information contained on this web site should not be deemed reliable for legal purposes.  

Related Link Policy


The purpose of the City of Cold website is to provide information about the City's government, services, and attractions.  The City's web site may provide links to web sites outside the City's web site 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 web site states otherwise.


The City’s Web site will provide links to Web sites for:

• Governmental and educational institutions

• Organizations with some relationship to the City (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the City, organizations sponsoring City activities or programs, and organizations participating in City activities or programs)

• Corporate or for-profit organizations which are members of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, or that have a physical Cold Spring address. These links will only be displayed on the Cold Spring Business Website Links page. The City reserves the right to add these links at its sole discretion on a case by case basis.

• Generally recognized community organizations

• Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the City’s area

• Organizations providing information about employment opportunities in the City’s area

• Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the City’s area

The City’s Web site will not provide links to Web site 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 any of the criteria stated above

• Individual or personal home pages  

Copyright Statement


Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Cold Spring web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the City of Cold Spring's permission. We request only that the City of Cold Spring be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or City of Cold Spring, as appropriate.


Privacy Policy


The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Cold Spring, and is governed by the Government Data Practices Act. The City of Cold Spring has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

Information you provide to us

The City of Cold Spring 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 or permit online. 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 (name of law, such as 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 disclosure.

Other information about your visit to our site

Like most Internet sites, our web site reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and to 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

- date and time of access

- the web site you visited prior to coming to this web site

- information about possible system security threats.

Occasionally the city may have a survey on the web site that only allows a visitor to vote only once. In order to keep track of whether you have voted, a cookie (a simple text file) will be created and stored on your computer. This cookie is created on your computer by voting on the 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 web sites operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our web Site.