Acceptable Use Agreement


Prior to accepting this agreement, please read the Privacy Policy.


MDE Web Site
Acceptable Use Agreement

I agree to restrict access to my authorized application(s) to myself. Data within applications may uniquely identify individuals and my access is for the sole purpose of entering required data for state reporting, communication exchanges, business transactions, or any other necessary transactional operation needed to fulfill state requirements.

I agree to abide by the provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 (Data Practices Act); the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. 1232g; and any other applicable statutes and regulations on confidentiality of data and information. No private or confidential data accessed in the course of the performance of this agreement shall be duplicated, used, or disseminated except as authorized by statute or this agreement, either during the period of this agreement or hereafter.

I agree to abide by the security standards prescribed by the Minnesota Department of Education. All electronic data communications are to be encrypted or encoded at the protocol level as incorporated by the Minnesota Department of Education application(s) using security standards developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the IP (IPSec) Working Group. This will ensure the safety and security of all business transactions, communication exchanges and education data protected under the Data Practices Act and FERPA.

I agree and understand that any sign-on or password instructions issued are for my exclusive use pursuant to this agreement and are not to be shared with or delegated to others. I further agree to maintain procedures within my office, which safeguard the confidentiality of data. This includes not leaving my computer unattended while it is logged onto the Minnesota Department of Education application(s) system and not authorizing another person to access data using my account.

I agree that my continued access to the Minnesota Department of Education application web site depends upon my compliance with the procedures and data practices policies outlined in this agreement.

I agree that failure to abide by this agreement will result in my access rights being discontinued.

You must accept to be granted access.