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Privacy Policy

The Valley City – Barnes County Development Corporation values your privacy. The terms “we” “our” and “us” refer to this organization, the terms “you” or “your” refer to any individuals who access this website. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you of the information gathered through our website and how it is used. By using our website, you agree to the entirety of this privacy policy and our Terms of Use.

Overview of Information Collection Policy

Our website does not automatically collect personally identifiable information about you. Generally, users can visit our website without sharing any personally identifiable information.

Non-personally identifiable information is automatically gathered by our website through our server logs, cookies, and other analytics tools. This information may include:

  • the amount of time you spend on our website,

  • your browser type,

  • the domain you visited our website from,

  • your IP address, and

  • other similar non-personally identifiable information.

Information automatically collected by our site does not allow us to identify you and is utilized to understand our website traffic. The only personally identifiable information we collect is the information you choose to provide us through contact forms and other voluntary forms on our website.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Our website may record information about how and when you use our website through cookies and other similar technology which are automatically generated, sent to your browser, and stored on your hard drive.

These technologies collect information that does not identify the user and allows them to remain anonymous. The information collected is non-personally identifiable information such as browser type, language, time zone, and operating system. Our website and analytics tools do not attempt to link non-personally identifiable information with any personally identifiable information. Non-personally identifiable information gathered from our site may be combined with non-personally identifiable information collected from other websites and be used for statistical purposes or for target advertising purposes. Users may utilize our website with cookies disabled, but some functionality may be reduced. For information regarding opting-out of cookies and other similar collection technologies, please view the “Opting Out” section of this policy.

Server Logs

Our server logs our website users’ non-personally identifiable information such as HTTP referrer information. The HTTP header field allows us to identify the domain addresses that linked you to our website. Our logs only collect non-personally identifiable information and is used for the purposes state below.

How We Use Non-Personally Identifiable Information

The non-personally identifiable information collected by our website is used for analytic purposes to understand our website traffic, interests of our website visitors, and for improving the quality of our website. Information may be aggregated and shared with outside parties, but will not identify users personally.

Opting Out

Website users have the ability to manage cookie preferences and may opt-out of having cookies and other similar collection technologies enabled through adjustments on their web browser. You can change the settings on your browser to notify you when a cookie is about to be saved or block cookies entirely. How to access these settings, which settings are available, and how to adjust settings varies by browser type. We encourage you to explore the settings available on your browser if you wish to opt-out or adjust your privacy in any manner.

Do Not Track Signals

Some browsers may send Do Not Track (DNT) signals to our website. Our website does not respond to these DNT signals, and website visitors are subject to the same data tracking and use as detailed in this privacy policy.

Personally Identifiable Information

We do not collect personally identifiable information through our website unless you affirmatively and voluntarily provide this information to us. Our voluntary contact forms provide a space for you to input your email, telephone number, name, and comments. You are not required to provide us this information, but may do so entirely at your own discretion. We do not share this personally identifiable information with others—except to those we outsource or subcontract with—but reserve the right to share this information in order to preserve our legal rights or comply with applicable law, as detailed below in the “Legal Compliance” section of this privacy policy. We encourage you to consider the sensitivity of any information sent through our website. We use security measures to protect personally identifiable information, but we cannot guarantee that information sent to us through our website will be secure.

Removing or Changing Personally Identifiable Information

You may contact us to change or remove from our records the personally identifiable information we have collected about you through our website. We may require you to verify your identity before we change our records. Please send all requests to

Legal Compliance

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to disclose information about you, including personally identifiable information, if it is necessary or appropriate for complying with applicable law, responding to legal claims and the legal process (including subpoenas), or protecting our legal rights.

Personally Identifiable Information of Children

Our website is intended for the use of adults. By using this website, you are confirming that you are either 18 years of age or older, or are over 13 years of age and have consent and supervision from your parent or guardian. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without consent from a parent or guardian, please contact us at, so we can remove the unauthorized information from our records. By using our website, you explicitly agree and consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This website does not knowingly contact or collect the personal information of children under the age of 13. This website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13. It is possible that through fraud or deceit we may receive information pertaining to children under the age of 13. If we are notified of this, upon verifying the information, we will immediately delete the unauthorized information from our servers and records. Parents or guardians may report unauthorized personally identifiable information of a child under age 13 by contacting us at

Links, Social Media Features, and Widgets

Our website may provide links to other websites for the convenience of our website users. Our website may also make use of social media features and widgets that are hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with any social media feature, widget, or link are governed by the privacy policy of the third party providing the social media feature or widget, or the privacy policy of the linked website. The privacy policies of third parties may be substantially different than this privacy policy, and any personally identifiable information collected by or provided to third parties will be guided by the privacy policies of such third parties. We neither own nor control third party websites, social media features, or widgets that are accessible through this website. Therefore, before visiting the website of a third party, or making use of a third party feature on our website, whether by means of a social media feature, widget, or otherwise, you should first consult that third party’s privacy policy (if any) and inform yourself of the privacy practices (if any) used by that third party.

Administrative Areas of Website

Our server’s error and access logs are analyzed to improve services provided through our website and to identify IP addresses potentially responsible for malicious activity. We reserve the right to use software to lock out an IP address from the administrative or other areas of our website if a suspicious number of log-in attempts have been made from a specific IP address. This process does not allow us to personally identify the user.

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to alter this policy at any time without providing advance notice to our users. Our privacy policy changes will be posted to our website and future use of the site will be subject to the then-current and active privacy policy. The last modified date on the privacy policy will be up updated each time any content in our privacy policy is altered. Users are encouraged to review our privacy policy for every new or continued use of our website.

How to Contact Us

If you wish to contact us about this policy with questions, opting out of future communications from us, etc., please email us at

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