Who we are

Our website address is: http://palmerward5.org .

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Survey - The December 2020 newsletter sent out to residents of Ward 5 in Rochester Minnesota has an invitation to https://palmerward5.org/ to fill out a survey and sign up for a monthly newsletter about issues and other items happening in Rochester Minnesota that affect the residents of Ward 5. If a resident chooses to fill out the survey about ward 5 issues, this data will be used by Shaun C Palmer to understand as a coucilperson what is important to the residents of Ward 5. This data may be used in the monthly newsletters or to show % pie chart like results on the website. If you do not want to be signed up for the newsletter, you may fill out the survey without being added to the newsletter. You may also be added to the newsletter without filling out the survey. We may use a third party to send out newsletters via email or postal mail. We will never sell your data. We will never give away your data. We only use your data to communicate with you about the topics of the survey and other ward 5 or Rochester Minnesota issues. We will also use the data to try to better understand what Ward 5 wants, in order to make a  better community. This survey is under https:// security. For more information please contact Shaun C Palmer.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

Anytime you email Shaun Palmer your email and info is put into a database to allow Shaun to get a notification to email you back. Other than communication and reaching out to voters, your data is important and is not used in any other way. Ways we reach out to voters include mailings and email newsletters. We also use your information to respond to your requests and concerns. We may use a third party to allow us to conduct newsletter sendings, such as Constant Contact or similar service.