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Privacy and system security

Data Privacy

The information available on Minnesota Child Support Online is private data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes § 13.46).

Only authorized users can see employee information available on this site. An authorized user is an employer who has registered with Minnesota Child Support Online, chosen a user ID, and received a password. The user ID and password allows an authorized employer to see only information about any employees associated with that employer.

It is unlawful to access or attempt to access the private data on this site, unless an employer is an authorized user. It is unlawful for an authorized employer to access or attempt to access the private data on employees other than that company’s employees. Unlawful access or attempted access may result in criminal prosecution (Minnesota Statutes § 609.891 and § 626A.26).

The Internet address of an employer who accesses the site may be recorded and may be used to trace fraudulent usage.

Information disclaimer

In any situation where official printed documents differ from the information contained in this site, the official printed documents take precedence. All services and information provided through this site are subject to change without notice.

The information contained on this site is not legal advice. While this site is intended to provide general, current, and accurate information, neither the State nor any of its employees, agencies, nor officers:

  • claims, promises, or guarantees the accuracy, currency, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site; and
  • denies any warranty, expressed or implied, of the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information contained on this site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by such reliance.

Any employer who relies on information contained on this site does so at its own risk. By using this site, you signify your agreement to privacy policies described in this notice.

This site provides links to, or data from, other external sites. When you link to an external site, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. The privacy policy of the external site will apply when you link to that web site and we encourage you to review the privacy statement of any site you visit.

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The Department of Human Services Child Support Division has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the Department's entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.

The Web system uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure transmission of information. The SSL protocol has become the universal standard on the Web for authenticating sites and for encrypting communications between employers and Web servers. This means that employers can confidently send private data to a web site, trusting that SSL keeps it private and confidential in transit.


Minnesota Child Support Online uses cookies to guide employers through our interactive applications. A cookie is a small data file that resides on your computer and contains information about you that is relevant to this site.


Information that is transmitted by e-mail over the Internet is not secure and can be intercepted and read by other Internet users. The Department of Human Services recommends that you do not use e-mail to send private or confidential data about yourself or others unless it has been encoded or encrypted. In addition, the Department will e-mail responses that contain private or confidential data only to an employer's secure e-mail address.

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Visitor information

We collect and store several common pieces of information about employers: your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the date and time of each visit, and the addresses linked to during the visit to this site. We use the information for statistical analysis to improve this site to better serve our employers.