Records received by the State of North Dakota from websites are subject to the same controls and uses as records collected by governmental offices visited in person. This agency provides security for information provided to it, and it does not sell information it receives. We may be required to disclose collected information pursuant to a court order. In addition, we may be authorized to share this information with other state agencies for purposes of child support, law enforcement, collection of debts owed to the State or its political subdivisions, and any other purpose authorized by law. Information not specifically addressed in this policy must be disclosed pursuant to the North Dakota Open Records Law.

Google Analytics

Log analysis tools are used to create summary statistics, used for administering the performance of the web sites, diagnosis of problems and determining which information is of most interest to the public. 

Google Analytics is used to help analyze how users use the site. This analytical tool uses cookie's, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitor's use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. How Google uses this data can be reviewed at Google Analytics uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information.

We will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool.

Personal Information

To protect the information being gathered this site has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

If you send the Office of the Secretary of State an email or submit a form through the Contact page, 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.

Third-Party Websites

The ND Office of the Secretary of State provides third-party website links as a public service only; we do not control third-party websites and cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any content. The privacy policy on our website will no longer apply within those sites.

Retention of Information

The information collected on this site is retained in accordance with the Record Retention Schedules developed by the Office of the Secretary of State.

Wireless Messages Terms and Conditions

When you are enrolled to receive wireless messages from the State of North Dakota, you agree to the following Terms & Conditions. To stop receiving messages, text STOP to 63468.

Most wireless service providers provide text messaging service. While there is no charge to sign up for wireless updates, your wireless service provider may charge per message. Check with your provider for details on additional costs.

Terms and Conditions

User Privacy: The State of North Dakota will not share nor use your mobile number for any other purpose than for updates from the selected client.

User Fees: The State of North Dakota does not charge recipients to receive text messages. However, messaging and data rates may apply.

Opt-Out: To Opt-out (discontinue receiving messages from the State of North Dakota), reply STOP from your mobile device to 63468. We will confirm your Opt-out by text and you will not receive any additional messages from the State of North Dakota unless you Opt-in again.

Warranty: The State of North Dakota is not liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS (Short Message Service) messages connected with this program. Delivery of SMS messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages

Privacy Policy: The State of North Dakota respects your privacy. We will only use information you provide to transmit your text message. Nonetheless, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, to avoid liability, or to protect our rights or property. When you complete forms online or otherwise provide an organization the information in connection with the wireless message service, you agree to provide accurate, complete, and true information. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If we, in our sole discretion, believe that any such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we may refuse you access to the Service and pursue any appropriate legal remedies.  Please visit the State of North Dakota Privacy Policy Page to view our full Privacy Policy.

Departments: By opting into the service you could receive SMS messages from the following North Dakota state agencies:

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Public Instruction
  • Department of Transportation
  • Game and Fish Department
  • Highway Patrol
  • Housing Finance Agency
  • North Dakota Information Technology
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • ND Public Employees Retirement System
  • Securities Department
  • North Dakota Veterans Home

If you have questions or problems or need assistance, please contact