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. 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 in prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex (in education programs or activities) and also religion for the Department. 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: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Civil Rights Coordinator, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

The TTY/TTD (Relay ND) number for the hearing or speech impaired is 1-800-366-6888.

Privacy and Security Policy

General

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 Department uses analysis tools to help analyze how users access the website. The summary statistics gathered by these tools is used to assist the Department staff in reviewing and analyzing usage and making enhancements to improve the performance and usability of the website and mobile applications.

Personal Information

In order to protect personal information gathered, this website has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

Credit card numbers collected through web applications will not be stored or retained in any manner. The information will be gathered and passed on through an intermediate software company, and a unique transaction number will be returned and stored as proof of acceptance.

Email addresses will be collected from an application only if a response is necessary to verify purchases or if there is a need to correspond with customers.

If you send an email during your visit to our website, the email address will be collected as a means to reply to you. We may forward your message to another agency for appropriate action.

Cookies will be used under specific conditions. A cookie is a text file stored on your computer used to maintain an uninterrupted transaction with the application.

Changes to Personal Information

Changes to information entered can be made through the Department's website or by contacting the Department at 701-328-6300.

Retention of Information

The information collected on this website is retained in accordance with the record retention schedules developed by this office.

Mobile Applications

The mobile applications do not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device. However, the map applications can use the GPS to locate your position within the application. Those coordinates are not used outside of the map application.

The application may collect information on the use of a particular maps or the particular features of the mapping application. These analytics help determine changes and improvements that can be made to the application as well as the frequency of use of published map content.

Accessibility Policy

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.

Disclaimer

General

In order to provide you with a wide variety of information about the Department, this website links to other websites 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.

Maps/Data

The Department compiled these maps/data according to conventional standards, using what is thought to be 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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact Game and Fish at (701) 328-6300.