Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) Privacy Statement

MSRS takes your privacy seriously and we value your trust. We have taken steps to safeguard the integrity of our telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to implementing multifactor-authentication access requirements, monitoring, auditing and encryption. Security measures like these are integrated into the day-to-day practices of MSRS’s operating environments, as part of our continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the MSRS website.

Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information, or to attempt to access a non-public site from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Title 18 of the U.S. Code to include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

 

Collection of Information

MSRS collects personal information such as your name, address, or phone number only when it is necessary to provide requested services. You are not legally required to provide private data requested by MSRS; however, failure to do so may inhibit MSRS’s ability to process your request or your ability to access your MSRS accounts online. MSRS will not share your private data with other persons or agencies unless you or a court order authorizes its release or it is requested by a legislative auditor.

Several pieces of information are automatically collected during your visit to our website, including the IP address from which you access the site, the type of browser and operating system used to access our site, the date and time you access our site, the pages you visit, and the address of the website you came from if you linked to our website from another page.

MSRS does not associate any of this information with individuals, distribute this information, or use it in any manner other than for statistical analysis. It helps us better serve our visitors.

 

Cookies

MSRS uses small data files called cookies only to track whether you are a first-time or returning visitor to our website. Cookies do not record any personal information.

Refusing to accept a cookie will not prevent or prohibit you from gaining access to or using our website.

 

External Links

The MSRS website may contain links to webpages that are not maintained or controlled by our agency. When visiting a linked website, you should consult its privacy policy for specifics on the collection and use of information.

 

Warning About Email

Email is not a secure way of transmitting information because it can be intercepted and read by other Internet users. MSRS recommends that you do not use email to send us private or confidential data about yourself.

In addition, MSRS does not transmit private or confidential data via email.

 

Disclosure of Information

MSRS does not sell, rent, or publish any website visitors' or plan members’ personal or private information.

As a government agency, MSRS is subject to public information requests submitted under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Most of the data on individual participants is not public and cannot be disclosed. However, when prompted, MSRS is required to produce the names of those members receiving annuities, their current gross pension benefit, and the type of benefit each member is receiving.

MSRS plan members are entitled to view information about themselves or their accounts unless that information is confidential. We take extra steps to verify your identity before ever disclosing private data.

 

Data Disclosure Resources 

Public Data Access Policy (pdf)
Public Data Request Form (pdf)

Participant Rights and Access Policy (pdf)
Participant Data Request Form (pdf)