Civil Rights and Policy Notifications
Civil Rights Notifications
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives federal financial assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the US Coast Guard. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Department joins the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus and the US Department of Homeland Security in prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex (in education programs or activities) and also religion. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility as described above, or you desire further information, please write to: North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Attn: Chief Administrative Services, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501-5095 or to: Office of Civil Rights, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.
The TTY/TTD (Relay ND) number for the hearing or speech impaired is 1-800-366-6888.
Privacy and Security Policy
Records received by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department from its website and mobile applications are subject to the same controls and uses as records collected by governmental offices visited in person and are open to the public upon request, unless otherwise specifically provided by law. If you have any questions about information you are providing to the Department to determine whether the information being provided will be held in confidence or must be released upon request by a member of the public, contact the Department.
The state of North Dakota Game and Fish Department is committed to the privacy, security of data and information from individuals who visit the Department’s website and use Department services. It is important to the Department that users feel comfortable making online transactions and have the confidence and trust their information is safeguarded.
The Department uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) to encrypt credit card information when making online transactions. Credit card numbers collected during online transactions are not stored or retained. Intermediate credit card processors will pass unique transaction numbers as proof of acceptance.
The Department only collects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) where voluntarily provided using online services for licensing, registrations, certifications, etc. The Department does not collect PII through website navigation or analytics.
Email addresses may be collected and used to verify purchases, notify profile changes, and distribute Department communications. Subscribers can manage subscription topics from their account profile. Email addresses may be used to reply to inquiries and may be forwarded to another agency for appropriate action.
Changes to personal information can be made on the Department’s online services (MyAccount) or by contacting the Department at 701-328-6300.
The Department uses Google Analytics to help determine website usage, optimize content, enhance navigation and improve services. Information gathered is anonymous and the NDGF will not use or allow the use of any statistical analytic tools to collect, track or associate any PII of website visitors. Analytical tools may collect Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, browser, operating system, date/time and webpages visited.
The Game and Fish Department may use pixel tracking on limited pages of the Department’s website. Pixel tracking is a persistent cookie that remains after your internet browsing session. Tracking pixels do not collect personal information as with standard cookies. Pixel tracking may be used to provide statistical information of Department marketing campaigns or customize relevant Department content for user experience.
Mobile applications may use location services to display precise information about the location of your mobile device. Various map applications may require GPS services to display your geographic location among the features of the map application. Location services and permissions are managed on the mobile device at the discretion of the user.
Personal Online Use
Personal online and social media use may aggregate information and user interactions. This information is subject to the various policies governed by those business and services. Tools to limit or restrict this information are continually changing and may require further research by the user. Browser, browser settings, or mobile applications may be configured to assist users with privacy preferences. To opt-out of any web analytics, visit https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions for guidance and browser configuration settings or visit Google’s Opt-out Browser Add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Retention of Information
The information collected on this website is retained in accordance with the record retention schedules developed by this office.
The Department works to follow priority 1 and priority 2 level guidelines as set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - Web Content Access Guidelines (WCAG). The Department follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 508 Standards (1194.22) to ensure access for individuals with visual impairments.
Persons requiring special accommodations (i.e. physical accessibility to the building, signing, material reading, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) services), should contact the Department at 701-328-6300 to make arrangements for special accommodations.
In order to provide you with a wide variety of information about the Department, this website links to other websites and services maintained by individual state agencies, political subdivisions, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. Each of these entities has the responsibility of setting their own policies and posting it on their websites. When you link to another website, you are subject to the policies of the new website.
Although the Game and Fish Department tries to keep information on its website up-to-date and accurate, neither the Department, nor any officer or employee of the Department warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on this website, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this website, and shall not be held responsible for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or out of date. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. The Department makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files.
Department maps/data are compiled according to conventional cartographic standards, using what is understood as the most reliable information available. The Department does not guarantee freedom from errors or inaccuracies and disclaims any legal responsibility or liability for interpretations made from the maps/data or decisions based thereon.
Social Media Comment Policy
The Department social media comment policy can be found here.